In with the new: Leucoxene mining in Australia

By IM Staff
Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2016

With the titanium dioxide feedstock market currently facing an oversupply situation, downward pressure is expected to continue on rutile, ilmenite and leucoxene prices. And yet, while some producers are cutting back output, other companies like MZI are entering production. With some of the largest TiO2 feedstock resources globally, Australia is a natural choice for both new and established producers.

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Its offtake agreement with Chemours is helping to drive growth for MZI's leucoxene products. (MZI) 
By Cameron Perks

MZI is the world’s newest producer of high value zircon and leucoxene products. 

The company is targeting the production of 29,000 tpa zircon concentrate (56% ZrO2 + 11% rutile...

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