Rio Tinto’s South African titanium dioxide mine disrupted by community protest

<blockquote class="curated_content">Titanium dioxide is mainly used to produce titanium pigment, the most commonly used white pigment. One out of four of the furnaces at RBM was idled due to lower demand for its products, a 2015 company report said. A violent community protest in 2013 in Richards Bay cost the company more than R200-million ($13-million) in revenue, a report on the Rio Tinto website showed.</blockquote>


Two Golden Strings To Alkane Bow – Mining Journal

Hard rock mining at the Associated Gold Mine, ...
Hard rock mining at the Associated Gold Mine, Kalgoorlie, Australia, 1951 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

<blockquote class=”curated_content”>Alkane Resources is known in the central New South Wales hub of Dubbo as a gold miner (at nearby Tomingley) and thats unlikely to change even if/when a world-class non-gold project becomes transformational for both the company and the entire region in future. Alkanes $1 billion Dubbo Zirconia Project (DZP) is shovel-ready, as they say, but with aforementioned $1 billion needed. At 1 million tonnes per annum of high-quality zirconium, hafnium, niobium and rare earth elements, the DZP generates about A$550 million a year (US$406 million) at current spot prices $550/t processed and is equivalent to a 10g/t gold deposit (openpit with almost no waste!).</blockquote>