Iluka Resources Limited was formed through the merger of RGC Limited and Westralian Sands Limited in 1998, with the name Iluka adopted in 1999.
The company’s historical operations have been centred in the South West of Western Australia, with mining at Yoganup and Capel, as well as other deposits. In the Mid West of Western Australia, the Eneabba operation has been a major contributor to both Iluka and the global supply of mineral sands products. Mining and processing operations have been undertaken in Florida and Georgia (since completed) and in Virginia. The company has an in-perpetuity royalty associated with revenue from certain tenements in BHP Billiton’s Area C in the Pilbara, Western Australia. This royalty emanates from Consolidated Gold Fields Australia’s involvement in the Mount Goldsworthy Mining Associated Joint Venture.
More recently, the company’s mining activities have been centred in South Australia, at the Jacinth-Ambrosia zircon deposit in the Eucla Basin and in the Murray Basin, associated with multiple rutile-rich deposits.
The company has four synthetic rutile kilns: two in the south west and two in the Mid West of Western Australia. Due to market conditions, these kilns were idled with the largest kiln, synthetic rutile 2 reactivated in April 2015.
Iluka's Chief Executive Officer, Tom O'Leary, was appointed in September 2016.