About the project
The Glenaladale deposit is one of the biggest mineral sands deposits in the world, with a JORC (Joint Ore Reserves Committee) resource of 2.7Bt of heavy mineral. It is located about 250km east of Melbourne.
The Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project focuses on a high-grade area of the Glenaladale ore body in the Eastern part of the deposit about 20km northwest of Bairnsdale.
Mineral sands are ancient beach sands that contain concentrations of minerals including zircon, rutile and ilmenite (titanium minerals), and rare earths.
Mineral sands are used in a range of everyday household products, and in transport, communications, electronics, medical and technological applications.
Zircon is used predominantly in the ceramics industry giving ceramics their opaque white appearance. It is also used in a variety of other industrial applications, such as refractories and foundries.
Titanium minerals products Rutile and Ilmenite are used predominantly in the manufacture of titanium dioxide pigment, the base for paints, coatings and many other uses including foodstuff and cosmetics.
Rare earth metals and alloys that contain them are used in many aspects of new technology, such as magnets, computers, DVDs, mobile phones, electric vehicles and wind turbines.
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Tuesday 19 June 2018, 7PM – 9PM Please be advised that the Community Information Session scheduled for Tuesday 19th June has been cancelled. Further detailed information about the EES studies currently being undertaken will be made available to the community in the near future. We will provide ample opportunity for people to obtain more information as […]
Would you like an exciting opportunity to be part of the professional team working on a major resource development project in East Gippsland? We are seeking an enthusiastic and pro-active Project Engagement Officer to be the frontline of communication for project stakeholders and third parties with interest in Kalbar’s Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project. This is […]