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Iluka reports new tin production

Post By: Organic Development on Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Iluka Resources Ltd. of Australia reported production of 315 tonnes of tin pre-concentrate in the January-March quarter, up from nothing in the same period of 2007.

Tin is produced as a by-product at the Douglas mineral sands mine in Victoria’s Murray Basin. The zircon and rutile operation started up in February 2007 and reached capacity production last June. Tin is only present in the southern parts of the deposit, so production rates may vary significantly during the life of the...

Syrymbet developing Kazakh tin mine

Post By: Organic Development on Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Syrymbet Mining, part of the Almaty-based Lancaster Group, is to develop a large-scale tin project in northern Kazakstan, starting with a two-year large scale pilot plan operation later this year. The orebody could eventually support a 7,000 tpy Sn mine, using chlorine leaching to extract tin and several co-products.

Proven and probable reserves are 11 million tonnes grading 0.9% tin (98,500 tonnes contained tin). Ore is to be mined by a mix of open pit and underground mining. Ore...

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