Friday, October 19, 2012

Beach Sand Minerals


  • Beach sand minerals are different to most commodities.
  • The term "Beach  sand mineral" normally refers to concentrations of heavy minerals (HM) in an alluvial (old beach or river system) environment.
  • The mineral sands industry consists of two principal product streams:
    First one is-Titanium dioxide minerals  in the form of rutile, ilmenite and leucoxene and the second is Zircon.
  • Ilmenite is also used to manufacture titanium slag and synthetic rutile products.
  • The heavy minerals of the Florida region are very sparse in the areas of Pleistocene sands back from the coast.

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