Ilmenite export ban hits paint Industry

Ilmenite export ban hits paint Industry By Trevor Paul, New Delhi 18/05/2017   Any picture depicting India would have hues of Holi and vibrant colours of the bazaar. So it is surprising that the ban of ilmenite exports has been done with a black and white view thereby robbing the Indian paint industry of its sheen. […]

கருஞ்சிகப்பு நிறமாக மாறிய திருச்செந்தூர் கடல்..

திருச்செந்தூர் கடல் பகுதி நேற்று மாலை முதல் கருஞ் சிவப்பு நிறமாக மாறிவந்தது. இதனால் முருகன் கோயிலுக்கு வந்த பக்தா்கள் கடலில் குளிக்க பரவசம் அடைந்துள்ளனர். என்ன இந்த மாற்றத்திற்கு காரணமாக இருக்கலாம் என தெரியவில்லை வழக்கமாக கடலின் கரை பகுதி நீலநிறமாகவும், ஆழ்கடல் பகுதி பச்சை நிறமாகவும்  இருக்கும் ஆனால் நேற்று மாலை 3 மணி அளவில் திருச்செந்தூர் கடலில் கருஞ்சிவப்பு நிறத்தில்  போன்று பரவி காணப்பட்டது. வள்ளி குகை அருகில் இருந்து கடலில் கண்ணுக்கு […]

Kerala Assembly speaker bats for mineral beach sand mining, LNG pipeline

Kerala Assembly speaker bats for mineral beach sand mining, LNG pipeline TNN | Feb 22, 2017, 01.49 PM IST KANNUR: Kerala Legislative Assembly speaker P Sreeramakrishnan has said if “we had permitted mining of mineral beach sand, we would have become wealthier but we missed the opportunity”. “The opposition against the mining was the environmental […]

TN granite mining loss calculation unscientific, federation says

CHENNAI: When the total value of India’s granite exports over a period of 17 years worked out to a mere Rs 52,000 crore, how can the notional loss suffered by illegal granite mining in Madurai district alone would work out to Rs 1 lakh crore, an association of granite mining companies has asked. When a […]

‘India not realising potential of rare earth industry’

‘India not realising potential of rare earth industry’ NEW DELHI: The Indian rare earth industry, potentially worth Rs 90,000 crore in annual turnover, lies wasted and underused, according to industry representatives. As per estimates by experts belonging to the Beach Minerals Producers Association, the rare earth mineral downstream industry can net a capital employment of […]

Notification on beach sand minerals puts private miners in a fix

Notification on beach sand minerals puts private miners in a fix The government notification that any beach sand mining lease containing more than 0.75% monazite in the total heavy minerals (THM) would only be allocated to public sector firms has put private miners in a fix. Of the 81 extant beach sand mineral (BSM) leases, 72 […]

The world’s largest alluvial garnet mine enters production phase in the Red Centre

The world’s largest alluvial garnet mine enters production phase in the Red Centre PHOTO: The Hartz Range mine, which is located approximately 200km from Alice Springs, is a significant project for the global garnet industry. (Supplied: Australian Abrasive Minerals.) MAP: Alice Springs 0870 Harts Range Garnet Mine, which is located approximately 200 kilometres from Alice […]

Investment needed to avoid ilmenite shortage

Investment needed to avoid ilmenite shortage By KASIA PATEL Published: Wednesday, 14 September 2016 Shrinking output from China has resulted in higher imports of TiO2 feedstocks while increased activity in pigments could result in higher demand and prices for ilmenite and rutile. Additional supply sources are needed as sulphate ilmenite inventory is being worked off. […]

Rutile and ilmenite prices increase

Rutile and ilmenite prices increase By KASIA PATEL Published: Friday, 16 September 2016 Increased activity in titanium dioxide and tighter supply from China is edging up mineral sands prices. Prices for titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstocks seem to have turned a corner, particularly in sulphate ilmenite, which has seen a quick recovery in Q3, market sources […]