Rare earths could solve the zircon deficit, Iluka says
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...