The Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Environment Effects Statement (EES) public exhibition closed on Thursday 29 October 2020.

Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project Inquiry and Advisory Committee

The Minister for Planning has appointed an Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) to consider submissions to the Environment Effects Statement and exhibited documents. The IAC process includes the opportunity for those who made written submissions on the EES the chance to present to the IAC. The IAC hearings can be viewed by all members of the public.


You can find out more about the Inquiry and Advisory Committee (IAC) here.



Project Overview

The Fingerboards Mineral Sands Project focuses on a high-grade area of heavy minerals in the Glenaladale deposit, about 20km northwest of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria.

The project has the potential to be one of the world’s major producers of zircon, ilmenite, rutile and rare earths – minerals essential to technology, transport, communications and renewable energy.

Kalbar proposes to invest over $200 million in the development of the project, creating 200 direct jobs over the 15-20 year life of the project and creating significant economic benefits for the region.

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What is monazite? Why are the rare earths it contains, useful?

  January 6th, 2021

This week monazite features as the final story in our series about the heavy minerals that occur in the Fingerboards deposit.

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Project Bulletin December 2020

  December 23rd, 2020

Welcome to our Project Bulletin for December 2020. In this Bulletin you can read about: Our year in review.

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