Tag: mineral sands

Mining & Resources

Strength in a collective voice for the Global Zircon industry

As with many commodities Zircon and its derivatives are faced with a number of threats from thrifting and substitution, as well as increasing regulatory demands. In 2012 the Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) was conceived with an aim to bring to together the global industry and use the power of a collective voice to respond to…

12 Jan 2017, by Informa

Mining & Resources

Top 5 factors influencing the mineral sands market in 2017

With global commodity markets in flux, uncertainty has become the new norm for the mining industry, but how can we navigate the many factors that are influencing the industry? We invited leading Ti02 industry commentator and editor of Focus on Pigments and TiO2 Worldwide Update, Mr. Reg Adams to distill the top five factors he…

25 Feb 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Base Resources talks about developments with their Kwale project

Colin Bwye, Executive Director, Operations & Development, Base Resources, will be addressing the annual Mineral Sands Conference in Melbourne next month. In the lead up to the event we were delighted to have the opportunity for this exclusive Q&A with Colin, to discuss Base Resources developments and the outlook for 2016. Informa: We last met…

10 Feb 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

“A true watershed year for MZI Resources” – Aspiring mineral sands developer to fully-fledged producer

MZI Resources Ltd (ASX: MZI) have made waves in the mining press with their story of overcoming today’s tough market conditions to become a fully-fledged producer of mineral sands products at Keysbrook, (WA) in less than 9 months. We took the opportunity to speak with Managing Director, Trevor Matthews, ahead of the 16th Annual Mineral…

20 Jan 2016, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Mineral sands: Where to from here?

“We meet in a very eventful time” was Reg Adams’ of Artikol’s opening remark, when he kicked off the presentations for the 15th Anniversary Mineral Sands Conference in Melbourne this March, and what an eventful few days, it was. Adams, now a regular international speaker at the conference, brings a wealth of Global Ti02 market industry…

30 Apr 2015, by Informa Insights

Leadership & Communication

Mining & Resources

How to make the transition from miner to industry consultant: Q&A with Richard Stockwell

Richard Stockwell is the Managing Director of Hornet Drilling and Geological Services, a professional consultancy with a specialist drilling capability. He is a Geologist with 18 years of experience in base metals, gold and most significantly in mineral sands. Geology has been a lifelong passion of Richard’s having grown up in a region of very complex…

22 Apr 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Dr Victor Hugo, Iluka Resources

Dr Victor Hugo, General Manager – Exploration and Geology at Iluka Resources, will be speaking at the 15th Anniversary Mineral Sands Conference held next week on the 24-25 March in Melbourne. Dr Hugo joined Iluka 17 years ago within the Business Development Team, before taking on the role of Technical Marketing Manager the following year…

18 Mar 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Thunderbird is go! An inside look at Sheffield Resources flagship project

Sheffield Resources is a rapidly emerging mineral sands explorer and developer that is headquartered in Perth. Thunderbird, the company's flagship Mineral Sands project is amongst the largest and highest grade mineral sands discoveries in the last 30 years. With this in mind, Informa Insights had the pleasure to ask the Managing Director, Bruce McQuitty a few questions related to…

21 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Transport issues kill Rio’s Mozambique dream

Rio Tinto has fessed up, acknowledging for the first time yesterday it is selling its Mozambican coal assets for the bargain-basement price of $50m. Rio’s planned exit from Mozambique was first flagged by Inside Coal in December so the only real surprise was the price. As one industry observer remarked: “$50m is less than salvage…

6 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Iluka Resources: Responding to mineral sands market demands

Iluka Resources is a major global producer of zircon and the world's largest producer of the high-grade titanium dioxide products of rutile and synthetic rutile. In the lead-up to the 2014 AJM Mineral Sands conference, we had the chance to speak to Iluka's Manager Eastern Operations, Dan McGrath, about the outlook for the industry and the…

18 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Geometallurgy and mineral sands: Turning deposits into shareholder value

The global mineral sands market is expected to remain challenging in the near term. We had the chance to speak to Greg Jones, Principal at GNJ Consulting about the role of geometallurgy when it comes to making new investment decisions, his thoughts on some of the most promising mineral sands projects and the three biggest…

21 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-up: Peter Davies

The evaluation of the 100% owned Boonanarring and Atlas deposits in Western Australia has been the major activity of mineral sands exploration company Image Resources over the past 18 months. Attendees at the 2014 AJM Mineral Sands conference will have the opportunity to hear about the latest developments of the project by the company’s Managing…

20 Jan 2014, by Informa Insights