Developing Vietnam’s mineral sands for the rare earths market
Published: Monday, 22 September 2014
Vietnam has 3,260km of coastline, along which the main sand deposits containing ilmenite, rutile, zircon and other heavy minerals are distributed. Tran Kim Phuong* outlines how these deposits can be of use for the rare earths — or the TiO2 — market.
Vietnams coastal placers, of
which 40 have been discovered, are located along most of the
countrys coast from Mong Cai (Quang Ninh province) to
Vung Tau (Ba Ria-Vung Tau province), hosted by Quaternary
The main deposits are concentrated along the coast of
central Vietnam between...