About Minerals Research, Inc.

The primary business of Minerals Research, Inc. (MRI) is the mining, processing, and marketing of iron silicate products from our plant in Cottonwood, Arizona.

Our primary products are air blasting abrasives marketed under the SHARPSHOT® brand. We also produce slurry blasting abrasives, underwater waterjet cutting abrasives, roofing granules, roofing backing sands, cement additives, epoxy overlay aggregates for bridges and parking decks, asphalt fillers, and pavement aggregates.

MRI primarily serves the southwest and west coast of the United States, but we also have distributors and customers in the midwest, the northwest, the U.S. Gulf, Mexico, and Japan.

Workers standing in front of mound of aggregate

Key personnel at Minerals Research, Inc. discuss the copper slag pile.

Key Personnel

Mike Vick


Stephan Gosselin

Plant Operations Manager

Mike McLouth

VP Sales & Marketing

Cell: 520-837-9289
Email: mike.mclouth@mineralsresearch.com


Jennalyn Shreves

Customer Sales Service

Tel: 520-748-9362 ext 204
Direct: 928-300-6664
Fax: 928-852-0063


Chelsea Wagner

Community Outreach Coodinator