Building For The Future
A History In Havelock
Canadian Nepheline has been mined in the Havelock area for generations. Nepheline ore was discovered here in the 1890’s, and mining has taken place here for 80 years, with the Nephton mine beginning in 1935 and Blue Mountain in 1955. Covia purchased the site in 1989 and has been a member of the community ever since. We’re proud to be involved in fundraising and donations for local hospitals and amateur sports.
We’re also proud to be considered a cornerstone of business, creating an environmentally conscious, sustainable product that has everyday uses the world over. For generations, we’ve been a part of Havelock’s past, and we look forward to being one of the keys to its future as we grow and evolve our processes and our way of working.
Whether it's in the tile you’re standing on, the countertop you cook on or the breakfast dishes you used this morning, chances are, there’s Canadian Nepheline in your life every day. In fact, in hundreds of products around you, this inert and sustainably produced product helps add gloss and lustre to paints and bottles, crockery and tile.
Canadian Nepheline, produced here in Ontario, is prized for the qualities that help lower production cost and environmental impact.
In the look it gives the products sold everywhere--from your local market to the tile showrooms of Milan--Canadian Nepheline is a natural product Canadians we are proud to manufacture and share with the world.