Excalibar Minerals To Expand Corpus Christi Operations

The Woodlands, Texas, September 3, 2013 -  Excalibar Minerals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Newpark Resources, Inc., announced plans to add a new, fully automated 66‐inch Raymond Roller Mill to its state-of-the-art grinding facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. The new milling system is slated to be operational during the first quarter of 2014, and is expected to significantly increase the current plant capacity for processing crude ore into API‐grade barite used in drilling fluids and other industrial applications.

Strategically located in the port of Corpus Christi, the new milling system will help ensure an adequate supply of barite for customers. “The added capacity will allow us to better meet the growing demand for barite in south and west Texas,” said Joe Gocke, President of Excalibar, “but it also gives us the flexibility to leverage new business opportunities in other regions.”

The roller mill is PLC-­‐controlled, and brings full automation to Excalibar’s Corpus Christi facility, which will also improve efficiency and increase production capacity.

The investment in the new milling system demonstrates Excalibar’s continuing commitment to being responsive to customers’ quality and service needs.

Excalibar Minerals LLC is a quality processor and supplier of industrial minerals. Our services include sourcing, processing, packaging and distributing high quality minerals used as fillers/extenders in oil and gas exploration, paint, plastics, rubber, ceramics and friction end products. For more information visit our website at: 



Mark Brooks
Marketing and Sales Manager
Excalibar Minerals LLC
+1 281.716-9065

John R. Beltz
Director of Marketing
Newpark Drilling Fluids +1 281.754.8620 or +1 281.728.5381