dimension stone



Harold A Taylor, Jr






(304) 725-6619

Harold A. Taylor, Jr. writes and edits Bismuth Advocate News and leads a consulting group specializing in business-related topics (i.e., markets, reserves-resources) involving dimension stone, graphite, and a few other minerals.  He has a B.A. from Brown University (Geology, Chemistry), did graduate work at Michigan Technological Univ. (Geology, Mining) and has a M.A. from the University of Minnesota (Economics, Mining).  A leading expert, he is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Finance and Industry.  He was Senior Commodity Specialist for dimension stone and graphite for the U.S. Bureau of Mines from 1980 to 1995, making on-site visits to over 70 dimension stone operations in the U.S. (in 25 states), plus 30 in Italy, many in Brazil, Spain, and elsewhere.  Taylor has been President of Basics/Mines, his consulting group, since 1995.  He was Chair of the Subcommittee on Nomenclature, for ASTM Committee C18 on Dimension Stone 1987-2004.  He is the author of the Graphite chapter in the Kirk-Othmer Chemical Encyclopedia and the Graphite report in the about-to-be-published Industrial Minerals and Rocks (SME).  He updates outlooks and events in a series of Early-Birds and Late-Birds and in the Bismuth Advocate News.