WA environment minister Albert Jacob has approved the development of Diatreme Resources’ Cyclone zircon project in the state’s Eucla Basin.
Iluka Resources is set to mothball the Jacinth-Ambrosia mine in South Australia, with 33 jobs to be cut.
The Keysbrook project will soon commence continuous mining operations, producing zircon and leucoxene mineral sands products.
A Queensland based mineral sands explorer has upgraded results for a major resource in Western Australia.
Iluka is cutting jobs at its Eneabba mine after it suffered a slide in revenues.
Rio Tinto has doubled its holding in Richards Bay Minerals after buying BHP’s share for US$ 1.91 billion.
Australian miners say a rise in China and India’s middle class and demand for porcelain toilets will fuel a turnaround in zircon mining.