Rare earths could solve the zircon deficit, Iluka says

By William Clarke
Published: Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Iluka, the world’s largest zircon miner, says that increasing monazite usage could be the solution to a shortage of new projects.

The global zircon market is heading for a structural supply deficit, but unlocking value from the overlooked monazite fraction of rare earths could reverse that trend, according to Matthew Blackwell, head of projects at Iluka.

"Without any significant investment in new mining operations or new sources of zircon, supply in...

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