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 project was approved in December 2017 with first production expected in Q2 2019. Further information on the project can be found here

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 ~380 thousand tonnes p.a.
zircon ~50 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 have been compiled in accordance with the guidelines of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (The JORC Code, 2012 Edition) and are presented in the “Updated Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve Statement” reported to the ASX on the 21 February 2017.

Further information

If you have any queries, please contact the Cataby Project team on 1800 960 808.