Zircon Mining News

Sierra Leone president urges end to strike at Iluka's rutile mine

The strike is the second in the past month at Sierra Rutile following a week-long stoppage in October that led Iluka to cut its output forecast of rutile.

Australia's northern infrastructure fund backs mineral sands project

Australian mineral sands developer Sheffield Resources said on Wednesday it will receive a $69 million loan from Australia's northern infrastructure fund to help develop its Thunderbird project.

France's ERAMET bids $218 mln for Australia's Mineral Deposits

ERAMET said the offer would enable the full consolidation of the TiZir joint venture.

Iluka appoints 2 new non-executive directors to board

Iluka Resources has appointed James Hutchison Ranck and Greg Martin as non-executive directors to its board.

Supply shortage of zircon to continue, further price rises unsustainable

Consumption of zircon rebounded strongly in 2010, reaching 1.33Mt, following an 18% fall in 2009 because of the global economic downturn. Growth over the last decade has come mainly from the ceramics and chemical sectors, growing by 4.1% per year and 7.5%py respectively compared to overall market growth of 2.6%py.

Big Australian mineral sands producer returns to profit

Major global mineral sands producer, Iluka Resources returned to profit in 2010, primed by a dynamic transformation in the December half year. Iluka Ltd (ASX: ILU) reported a profit for the year of A$36.1 million (US$36.53 million) aided by higher zircon