Talc is the softest rock in the world. Talc is hydrated magnesium silicate. It generally occurs in two morphologies, either macro- or microcrystalline. Talc can have slightly differing compositions subject to the associated minerals in the orebody, but all talcs exhibit to a lesser or greater extent the following unique features: softness, hydrophobicity, platyness and organophily. These properties can be further enhanced by careful and sometimes propriety processing and bring a number of specific benefits to a wide range of industries including paper, paints, plastics, ceramics, rubber, personal care and roofing.