SII eyes zircon mine for first US zirconium oxychloride plant

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Monday, 07 November 2011

Southern Ionics to produce 13,000 tpa zircon for downstream zirconium chemicals

US speciality chemicals producer Southern Ionics Inc. (SII) has initiated feasibility studies at a zircon deposit in Brantley and Charlton counties, south-east Georgia, to feed a new zirconium oxychloride (ZOC) plant in Alabama.


Initial results indicate that the deposit could yield 100,000 s.tons of mineral sands concentrate, comprising 13,000...

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