Balranald and Nepean are two rutile-rich deposits in the northern Murray Basin, New South Wales. Owing to their relative depth, Iluka is assessing the potential to develop these deposits via a novel, internally developed, underground mining technology.

Iluka has undertaken a third technology trial (T3) to determine whether the technology is economically viable. The trial confirmed the effectiveness of the underground mining method and validated key elements of the mining unit design, such as materials of construction that have thwarted previous attempts to mine for extended periods of time.

Work has commenced to scope the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS).


Phone:  1800 305 993 (Enquiries and Complaints)
Email: balranald.community@iluka.com
Address: PO Box 241, Balranald NSW 2715

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Who is Iluka?
Iluka Resources  is a global critical company with expertise in exploration, development, mining, processing, marketing and rehabilitation.
With over 70 years’ of industry experience, Iluka is a leading global producer of zircon and the high grade titanium dioxide feedstocks rutile and synthetic rutile. Additionally, Iluka has an emerging portfolio in rare earth elements (rare earths).
Iluka’s portfolio includes active mine sites and processing facilities in Australia.
What is the Balranald Project?
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