Sibelco gets all clear to mine Straddie Island to 2035

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Thursday, 21 November 2013

Rutile, ilmenite, zircon mining to continue after controversial bill passed

Belgian sand miner Sibelco was given the all-clear to extend mineral sand mining on North Stradbroke Island, Brisbane, Australia, yesterday.

A bill passed overnight by the Queensland Government extends mining on what the Australians affectionately call “Straddie Island” until 2035. Sibelco is the only miner operating on the island, for ilmenite, rutile...

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