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Mineral Sands

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Mineral sand deposits contain a concentrated amount of economically important minerals known as ‘heavy minerals’, which are much heavier than common sand minerals such as quartz. Deposits contain zircon, rutile, leucoxene, ilmenite, monazite, and xenotime.

Mineral sands have a number of uses including in paints, paper, plastics, sunscreens, tiles and joint replacements.

China is the biggest consumer of mineral sands, with Australia being a major producer accounting for 32% of the world’s share of ilmenite (titanium) resources, 62% of rutile resources, and 68% of global zircon resources.

The biggest producers in Australia include Iluka Resources (ILU) and Rio Tinto (RIO).

There is no widely used public exchange for mineral sands as the spot price is determined by discrete transactions between buyers and sellers. We recommend that investors show caution when analysing spot prices as it is an opaque market.

List of Companies

Company Price Chg % Chg High Low Volume Mkt Cap 1 Year
ARO
Astro Resources NL
$0.050 0.00 0.00% $0.000 $0.000 - $17.19M -50.00%
ATR
Astron Corporation Ltd
$0.730 +0.03 +4.29% $0.730 $0.700 65,833 $124.93M +53.68%
BSE
Base Resources Ltd
$0.280 0.00 0.00% $0.285 $0.278 2,518,322 $329.84M +64.71%
DME
Dome Gold Mines Ltd
$0.165 0.00 0.00% $0.000 $0.000 - $60.68M -8.33%
DRX
Diatreme Resources Ltd
$0.020 -0.002 -9.09% $0.021 $0.018 7,099,665 $74.6M -20.00%
HVY
Heavy Minerals Ltd
$0.084 +0.003 +3.70% $0.085 $0.081 232,303 $5.29M -52.00%
ILU
Iluka Resources Ltd
$6.70 +0.06 +0.90% $6.75 $6.66 553,033 $2.87B -40.76%
IMA
Image Resources NL
$0.074 +0.001 +1.37% $0.074 $0.073 117,476 $83.1M -29.52%
MRC
Mineral Commodities Ltd
$0.027 0.00 0.00% $0.000 $0.000 - $26.58M -40.85%
MRQ
MRG Metals Ltd
$0.005 0.00 0.00% $0.005 $0.005 1,283,866 $13.56M +100.00%
RIO
RIO Tinto Ltd
$119.83 +0.21 +0.18% $120.83 $119.58 916,401 $44.48B +2.24%
SFX
Sheffield Resources Ltd
$0.335 0.00 0.00% $0.350 $0.330 70,524 $131.71M -35.58%
STA
Strandline Resources Ltd
$0.095 0.00 0.00% $0.000 $0.000 - $138.94M -60.42%
SVM
Sovereign Metals Ltd
$0.750 0.00 0.00% $0.800 $0.730 1,535,127 $448.16M +70.46%
TAO
TAO Commodities Ltd
$0.810 0.00 0.00% $0.000 $0.000 - $83.68M +1700.00%
TSL
Titanium Sands Ltd
$0.004 0.00 0.00% $0.004 $0.004 17,000 $8.85M -48.57%