The Cataby mineral sands deposit, located north of Perth, Western Australia, is a chloride ilmenite deposit with associated zircon and rutile production.
Cataby is expected to have an economic life of approximately 8.5 years.

The heavy mineral concentrate produced at the site will be processed into final products at Iluka's Narngulu mineral separation plant. The chloride ilmenite product will be suitable for both sale or as a feed source for the production of synthetic rutile.

The definitive feasibility study for the project is complete and pre-execution activities, including environmental approvals and amenity agreements, are progressing.

Mineral Reserves, Cataby
Heavy Mineral (HM) 6.9 million tonnes
HM Grade 5.7%
Assemblage ilmenite 60%; zircon 9%; rutile 4%

Mineral Resources, Cataby
Heavy Mineral (HM) 13.8 million tonnes
HM Grade 4.4%
Assemblage ilmenite 60%; zircon 8%; rutile 4%
Indicative Production* ilmenite ~330 thousand tonnes p.a.
zircon ~55 thousand tonnes p.a.
rutile ~30 thousand tonnes p.a.%
Expected Mine Life* ~8.5 years

The Mineral Resource figures above are inclusive of Ore Reserves.
The information in relation to the Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources for Cataby, Western Australia (Perth Basin) was first prepared and disclosed under the JORC Code 2004. It has not been updated since to comply with the 2012 JORC Code on the basis that the information has not materially changed since it was last reported.
* Subject to completion of definitive feasibility study and nature of mine development.