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Over the centuries, the heavy dark ironsands have been transported by ocean currents along the coast and deposited on beaches, forming dunes of up to 90 metres high. After extensive trials, the New Zealand Steel Mill at Glenbrook opened in 1970 with an ironsand mine located at

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  • The future of sand mining in NZ

    The future of sand mining in NZ

    Jun 07, 2018 Iron sand meanwhile has been mined onshore in New Zealand for more than 40 years. The black sand contains the mineral iron ore, which is extracted to make steel. The Taharoa Ironsands mine

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  • Mining the seabed for iron sands in New Zealand

    Mining the seabed for iron sands in New Zealand

    Jul 29, 2020 In August 2017, Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) was granted consent to mine up to 50 million tonnes of iron sands each year from a 66-square-kilometre area off the South Taranaki Bight in New Zealand. As of that year, they had invested more than $60 million in this project

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  • Taharoa ironsand mining and ship loading | Engineering New

    Taharoa ironsand mining and ship loading | Engineering New

    Taharoa ironsands mining, circa 1974. Cover image, New Zealand Engineering, Vol. 29:5 (May 1974). Taharoa, an isolated and exposed location on the North Island’s west coast, has the largest deposits of ironsand ( titanomagnetite) in New Zealand. There was an estimated 300 million tons of concentrate available when the mining project commenced

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  • Case Study - South Taranaki Bight iron sand extraction

    Case Study - South Taranaki Bight iron sand extraction

    Iron sands are the largest known reserve of metalliferous ore in New Zealand. Iron sand is a general term for sand-sized grains of heavy iron-rich minerals, principally magnetite (Fe3O4), titanomagnetite (Fe2TiO3), and ilmenite (FeTiO3). 4576 New Zealand’s iron sands occur extensively in coastal dunes and on the adjacent continental shelf of the western North Island, and have been successfully mined

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  • Iron sands mining hearing: a quick glance at the concerns

    Iron sands mining hearing: a quick glance at the concerns

    Mar 14, 2014 The mining would be done by remote-controlled 12m-long, 350-tonne crawler machines, travelling along the seafloor pumping sand to a processing ship above. Once iron ore particles were separated

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  • The Mining Operation | New Zealand Steel

    The Mining Operation | New Zealand Steel

    To transport ironsand from WNH mine to Glenbrook steel mill, water is mixed with ironsand to form a slurry (50-50 ratio). 1.4 million tonnes of ironsand concentrate is transported to Glenbrook each year through an 18km electric powered underground slurry pipeline, a New Zealand Steel innovation and a

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  • Deadlocked: economics versus the environment at New

    Deadlocked: economics versus the environment at New

    Jun 10, 2020 Deadlocked: economics versus the environment at New Zealand’s NZ$1bn sand mining project. Trans-Tasman Resources has been involved in a protracted legal battle over a proposed sand mining project off the New Zealand coast, which would see 50 million tonnes of sediment lifted and processed a year to mine for iron ore beneath the waves

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  • Production - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

    Production - New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

    Alluvial mining can involve recreational gold-panning and suction dredging in streams or, on a larger scale, commercial land-based gold mining in river beds and on river terraces. Open pit mining. This method of mining is mainly used for hard rock gold, iron sand, aggregate or coal mining in New Zealand

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  • New Zealand Mining, Quarry and Industrial Equipment

    New Zealand Mining, Quarry and Industrial Equipment

    New Zealand Mining, Quarry and Industrial Equipment Supplies ... supplies and systems widely used in the mining of coal, railway, port, power, iron & steel and cement industries. Calyco custom design and build mining cyclones. ... proud of our record for professional service and encourage you to consider buying wear protection products and

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  • Ironsand | KASM | Kiwis against Seabed Mining

    Ironsand | KASM | Kiwis against Seabed Mining

    Many such deposits around the globe have been studied as potential sources of iron ore, but few are of commercial value. The seabed resource. While the land based deposits are significant (see appendix), the amount of iron sand in the seabed is far larger in scale. This has been described as New Zealand’s biggest mineral resource

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  • HOME | TransTasmanResources - Offshore Iron Ore

    HOME | TransTasmanResources - Offshore Iron Ore

    TTR is a New Zealand company, majority owned by New Zealand shareholders, established in 2007 to explore and produce iron ore from vast offshore iron sand deposits. TTR’s resource is a vanadium-titanomagnetite iron sand deposit lying in water depths from around 20m to 70m, over 20kms out to sea

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  • Ironsand beaches, western North Island – Iron and steel

    Ironsand beaches, western North Island – Iron and steel

    Ironsand beaches, western North Island. Dark-coloured sand rich in titanomagnetite is found on beaches on the west coast of the North Island between Whanganui and Auckland. The sand is mined at Taharoa and Waikato North Head

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  • Minerals • Environment Guide

    Minerals • Environment Guide

    Iron sand is found along the west coast of the North Island between Kaipara Harbour and Whanganui. New Zealand Steel mines up to 1.2 million tonnes of sand each year from the north head at Port Waikato. 3413; Iron sand is also found offshore, in the northern and southern Taranaki bights it is present in localised concentrations of greater than

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  • Analyst Site Visit New Zealand Steel

    Analyst Site Visit New Zealand Steel

    Iron Sand Concentrate 1.0mt Export Vanadium Slag 14 kt Mine Sites Iron Sand Concentrate 2.3mt New ZealandSteel 0.6mtSlab 0.6mt Hot Rolled ColdStrip Mill 50%

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  • Mining in New Zealand - Wikipedia

    Mining in New Zealand - Wikipedia

    Mining in New Zealand began when the Māori quarried rock such as argillite in times prior to European colonisation. Mining by Europeans began in the latter half of the 19th century.. New Zealand has abundant resources of coal, silver, iron ore, limestone and gold.It ranked 22 in the world in terms of iron ore production and 29th in gold production. The total value of mineral production in New

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  • Geometallurgy of ironsand from the Waikato North Head

    Geometallurgy of ironsand from the Waikato North Head

    The Waikato North Head deposit produces a magnetic mineral concentrate from Quaternary sands that formed in a coastal setting in the North Island of New Zealand. Detailed examination of the magnetic mineral fraction of the different stratigraphic horizons mined at Waikato North Head shows that the youngest units yield concentrates with significant concentrations of gangue minerals that are

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  • Forest and Bird says iron sand mining threat to marine

    Forest and Bird says iron sand mining threat to marine

    Apr 17, 2018 Forest and Bird says iron sand mining threat to marine mammals 17 Apr, 2018 06:30 AM Quick Read The mining would take place in the South Taranaki Bight, about 30km off the coast

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  • Sand Mining | Sand Mining Effects | Sand Drenching Impacts

    Sand Mining | Sand Mining Effects | Sand Drenching Impacts

    Sand mining involves extracting minerals and resources from the sea floor, either by dredging sand or lifting material in some other way. According to KASM (Kiwis Against Seabed Mining) The ironsands off the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand, are a unique geological and marine environment, currently in the crosshairs of global

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