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Tutunup South Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    The Tutunup South, ilmenite, rutile and zircon open pit mine, 195 kilometres south of Perth and 15 kilometres south of Brusselton, in Western Australia .The contract to develop the mine and to operate it for the first five years wasawarded to Watpac Civil and Mining who commenced production at Tutunup South in June 2011. The development of the Tutunup mine site is a major component of Iluka's mine plans in the South West, being a continuation of mining and production of heavy mineral concentrate as other sites conclude mining. Site works began at the Tutunup South /Iluka Mine in the final quarter of 2010 and production began at the mine in June 2011, a month earlier than expected. It's first production went mainly towards supplementing the company's feed sources for its Synthetic rutile production. The heavy mineral grading from the mine was around 10 percent. Although the Tutunup South/Iluka operation produced around 0.11 million tonnes of ilmenite in 2011 and 0.17 million tonnes in 2012. the market was not able to absorb it.

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