Andhra Pradesh announces JV opportunity for beach mineral sands development

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Tuesday, 05 May 2015

The coastal Indian state is preparing to diversify and dig into its heavy mineral beach sand reserves to foster the growth of mineral-based and value added industries. It has identified a treasure-trove of commercially-viable materials such as ilmenite, rutile, monazite and garnet in its Srikakulam district, based in the north east of Andhra Pradesh.

Government body Andhra Pradesh Mineral Development Corp. (APDMC) is seeking joint venture (JV) partners for an integrated project for the development of heavy mineral beach sands in the coastal state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

In a tender statement, APDMC said that the project will cover exploration and mining, mineral separation...

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