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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Native grassland restoration will be part of Kalbar’s Mine Rehabilitation Plan for the Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project if the project is approved. In February 2019 Kalbar appointed one of Australia’s leading grassland restoration specialists, Paul Gibson-Roy, as Manager Ecological Restoration to oversee this restoration. Paul is a restoration ecologist specialising in the re-establishment of species-rich […]
Kalbar Resources has appointed one of Australia’s leading native grassland restoration specialists to oversee restoration of the Fingerboards Mineral Sands project at Glenaladale. Dr Paul Gibson-Roy has been appointed as Kalbar’s Manager Ecological Restoration. Paul is a restoration ecologist specialising in the re-establishment of species-rich grasslands and grassy woodlands. In 2004 he instigated and led […]