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Fairbreeze Mine
Heavy Minerals Mining

Revised Fairbreeze BAR submitted in search of project approval

Diversified mining company Exxaro has compiled a revised basic assessment report (BAR) for necessary regulatory approvals on the Fairbreeze mine project, says Fairbreeze project manager Cobus Janse van Rensburg.
16th March 2012

Fairbreeze mineral sands project, South Africa Restricted

Exxaro has warned that the KwaZulu Natal north coast will suffer economically, should the government deny the company’s application to open the Fairbreeze mine.
20th January 2012

KZN provincial govt rejects Fairbreeze mine basic assessment report

Diversified miner Exxaro’s KZN Sands is expecting to release an amended basic assessment report (BAR) for comment for its proposed Fairbreeze mine, in the Mtunzini area, near Richards Bay, in January.
16th December 2011

Fairbreeze mineral sands project, South Africa Restricted

Exxaro Resources' basic assessment report for the proposed Fairbreeze mine has been rejected by the Department of Agriculture and Environmental Affairs and Rural Development.
15th December 2011

Mineral sands demand awaiting supply catch-up

The mineral sands industry has seen a surprising change through the rapidly rising prices and increasing demand for titanium dioxide feedstocks, zircon and pigments throughout the past two years. The increasing global demand and the market...
2nd December 2011

Exxaro takes in rehabilitation lessons from Hillendale as mines closure nears

The rehabilitation of diversified miner Exxaro’s KZN Sands mineral sands mine near Richards Bay is progressing as the mine prepares for closure in 2012.
25th November 2011

Mineral sands market working up a strom – RBM

The supply-constrained mineral sands market is working up a storm. It is currently a “pretty exciting” market, says Richards Bay Minerals CFO Bruce Beath. South Africa’s RBM is a major producer of titanium minerals, high-purity pig iron,...
11th March 2011

Supply-short heavy minerals market ‘exciting’ – RBM

The supply-constrained heavy minerals market is currently “pretty exciting", says Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) CFO Bruce Beath. “We’re sold out on all four products for the next year to three years,” Beath tells Mining Weekly Online....
7th March 2011

Exxaro to exit zinc, halts sands mine, boosts coal

The shares of JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro rose sharply on the company's decision to exit zinc, halt its Kwazulu-Natal minerals sands project, and intensify its investment in coal. "We have undertaken a thorough review and prioritisation...
1st December 2009
Diversified Miners

Mineral sands outlook positive

Diversified miner Exxaro is expecting a positive 2009 in terms of its mineral sands operations, if market demand and prices remain stable. Increased production volumes at all its mineral sands operations, the first full 12-month contribution from...
13th March 2009
Ferrous Metals

Developments in the South African heavy minerals industry

South Africa’s heavy minerals industry stands favourably within the world market, producing just over 40% of the world’s zircon output, states a report released by the directorate of mineral economics, entitled An overview of South Africa’s...
4th July 2008
Projects Update

Fairbreeze mineral sands project, South Africa

The project will entail the construction of a hydraulic mining operation.
4th April 2008
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