In 1948, Cincinnati philanthropist Frederick Hauck inquired about the practical
application of various naturally occurring sands he had discovered in Florida. After some research and technical assistance it was learned that certain Florida sands possessed some unique properties. It was also learned that these minerals could be mined and marketed to the growing US manufacturing sector.


Mr. Hauck sought the assistance of Albert E. Grogan in 1949 to help establish and operate Continental Mineral Processing Corp. One of Mr. Hauck's goals was to offer employment to the returning WW II veterans. Mr. Hauck's vision was achieved and the company has continued its growth for over 60 years with the majority of the original ownership still in place.


Our plant location in Cincinnati, Ohio has seen numerous improvements throughout the years. The most recent additions have included an expanded laboratory, additional warehouse and office space. We have continually upgraded our in process analytical equipment and have added our 3rd generation of XRF chemical analyzer. These capital expenditures have allowed us to further grow the business while continuing to meet our customer's needs.


Numerous minerals have been ground through the years; however, zircon has always been the primary focus for the company for well over a half century. Our quality and commitment to the industry have made Continental the largest zircon processor in North America.


Our history of continuous growth can be attributed to several key factors:

  • Established long-term relationships with zircon suppliers around the world.

  • Stability in ownership has given our management team a clear and consistent vision.

  • Our capabilities to handle fluctuations in the zircon supply market have given us a history of consistency and reliability.

  • A total commitment to continuous improvement in processing consistency and testing of our products.

  • A desire to always expand our zircon grinding capabilities into new markets and to assist in developing new applications.

  • Fair pricing.A piece of Continental's history

Continental Mineral is an active member of the Investment Casting Institute, the

Ceramic Manufacturers Association and the Zirconium Environmental Committee.


For more information regarding Continental Mineral Processing, please contact us

directly at 513-771-7190 or e-mail us online at


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