Iluka has several internal mineral sands projects which are at various stages of evaluation. The deposits provide the potential for a combination of replacement production as existing operations cease or mature and, in some cases, growth in production.

Iluka's approach is to determine the phasing of projects based on market demand and, in some cases, securing appropriate commercial arrangements to underpin all or part of the revenue stream, as well as the completion of appropriate technical and commercial evaluation.

Projects being evaluated or implemented are reported upon in Iluka'sā€‹ half year results.

The links below provide information on each project.


Balranald, Murray Basin

A major rutile, zircon and ilmenite deposit at detailed feasibility stage in the Murray Basin, New South Wales.


Cataby, Perth Basin

A chloride ilmenite deposit, with associated zircon and rutile. The ilmenite is a suitable feed for synthetic rutile production. A detailed feasibility study has been completed.


Puttalam, Sri Lanka

A large sulphate ilmenite deposit, Puttalam district, Sri Lanka. A scoping study has been completed, with the intention to progress to pre-feasibility study stage.