Iluka Resources will restart mining at the Jacinth-Ambrosia zircon mine in South Australia in December, reflecting a lift in market conditions and boosting employment in the region.
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.