sales fell by 17% to 395,378 tonnes and zircon sales were down 9.2% to 32,992 tonnes.
As previously announced3, Base Resources expects to produce from its Kwale Operation in FY20: Rutile - 64,000 to 70,000 tonnes; Ilmenite
- 315,000 to 350,000 tonnes and Zircon - 25,000 to 28,000 tonnes.
As it was suspected that the polished preparation had been contaminated with Ti from ilmenite
, an analysis of this fraction was also performed on the surface of the grains.
Acting general manager for external affairs and development Simon Wall said there is an emerging Ilmenite
deficit created by strong demand against the company's ability to supply.
Outotec Oyj (HEL:OTE1V), a provider of technology solutions for the sustainable use of Earth's natural resources, announced on Friday that it has made a EUR110m provision for possible costs relating to the ilmenite
smelter project in Saudi Arabia.
Anning produces around 480,000 tons of ilmenite
and 2.3 metric tons of iron ore concentrate a year.
Sand is pulled up and processed to extract six minerals: ilmenite
, magnetite, rutile, zircon, garnet, and monazite.
"Titanium dioxide" is the generic term for ilmenite
, leucoxene, natural and synthetic rutile, as well as titanium slag.
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The company also produces ilmenite
and other titani-ferrous concentrates, zircon, and synthetic rutile along with the exploration of coal.
The titanium ended up in a mineral called ilmenite
(FeTiO3) that typically doesn't crystallize until a very late stage, when perhaps only 5 percent of the original melt remains.
Raman spectra of the dark areas of the platelets, characterized by a strong band at 679 [cm.sup.-1], were assigned to ilmenite
(FeTi[O.sub.3]); the other vibration modes describing this mineral were 223, 254, 296, 330, 371, 451, 483 and 599 [cm.sup.-1] (Figure 10c).
In the sulfate process, titanium ore (ilmenite
), typically containing 40-50% titanium with the remainder iron, is treated with sulfuric acid and heat (180[degrees]C) in order to remove the iron.
Listed on HKEX on 27th April 2012, China Zhongsheng is the largest private-owned iron ore (including ilmenite
ore) producer in Shandong with the largest iron ore reserve (including ilmenite
mine), which accounts for approximately 47.8% of the total known iron ore reserves in Shandong respectively.