Most of GMA’s superior product comes from the garnet-bearing sands in Western Australia. Through a unique geological history of erosion and deposition, these dune sands contain the highest quality garnet available anywhere in the world.
From Western Australia’s capital city of Perth, GMA manages a state-of-the-art mining, processing, refining, and shipping operation that includes resources in Geraldton and Port Gregory. The quality control imposed upon all aspects of the Western Australia operation has made GMA the leading supplier of blast cleaning and waterjet cutting abrasives in the world.
GMA takes pride in the fact that our product is undisputedly the highest quality natural abrasive and cutting medium available in the world today. The entire production process from mining to processing and administration is certified under various international quality standards, including:
- ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management Systems)
- ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management Systems)
- AS/NZS 4801:2001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems)
- In compliance with ISO 11126-10:2017 for chloride and free silica content.