The Sonoran, Atacama and Typhoon satellite deposits are near Iluka's
Jacinth-Ambrosia operation in the Eucla Basin, South Australia.

The deposits are ilmenite based with associated zircon and display a more typical mineral sands assemblage relative to the zircon-rich Jacinth-Ambrosia deposit. Chloride ilmenite from these deposits is expected to be suitable as a potential feed source for Iluka's synthetic rutile kilns or for direct sale. A pre-feasibility study on Sonoran has been completed.

Potential development would represent a brownfield extension, with existing wet concentration capacity and transportation logistics at Jacinth-Ambrosia utilised.

Processing into the final products of ilmenite and zircon would occur at the company’s existing mineral separation facilities in Western Australia or Victoria.

Mineral Resources, Sonoran, Atacama and Typhoon
Heavy Mineral (HM) 13.5 million tonnes
HM Grade 8.4%
Assemblage ilmenite 67%; zircon 14%; rutile 2%

The information in relation to the Mineral Resources for Eucla Basin deposits, South Australia 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.