Industry Leaders

80+ years of delivering the highest quality talc.

Barretts Minerals began mining talc at Montana’s Smith-Dillon mine in 1943. With washing introduced in the same year and grinding in 1957, the plant became a pioneering talc processing facility. Today, we utilize state-of-the-art equipment to craft a final product surpassing customer specifications in brightness, chemical composition, particle size, and other attributes.

About Us

Meeting the exacting needs of our customers' formulations.


  • Catalytic converters
  • Technical ceramics
  • Composites


  • Decorative paints
  • Industrial coatings
  • Marine coatings


  • Polymer films
  • Automotive polymers
  • Masterbatches


  • Architectural coatings
  • Viscosity modification
  • Construction sealants

Our unique reserves and processing capabilities allow us to serve diverse end markets.

Building Products





General Industrial

Our Mission

Enhancing the outcomes for all our stakeholders.

Barretts Minerals is focused on enhancing outcomes for all of our stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, and the communities in which we operate. We take pride in our safety-focused culture and in the growth opportunities we provide to our employees. We work hard every day to continually earn the trust of our suppliers and customers.

Join our team.

Oue talented team includes employees based in Montana and in Texas, and our talc serves leading customers worldwide. We are known for our reliable product quality, our integrity in our business dealings, and our committment to continuous development to support our customers’ growth.

Learn more about our job openings.

Our commitment to safety.

We take pride in our culture of safety. Our rigorous protocols and proactive approach to safety are deeply engrained into our operations. We empower our employees to be safety leaders and take seriously our commitment to making sure our entire team gets home safely every day.