Overview

The Wimmera project involves the mining and beneficiation of a fine grained heavy mineral sands ore body in the Victorian Murray Basin for the potential long term supply of zircon and rare earths.

One characteristic shared by the fine grained mineral sands deposits located in Western Victoria is higher levels of impurities in their zircon. Absent a processing solution to remove these impurities, the zircon is ineligible for sale into the ceramics market. The study work for Wimmera is focussed on validating Iluka’s zircon processing solution and on progressing baseline environmental studies. 

The rare-earth bearing minerals within the Wimmera deposit are very similar to the stockpiled minerals at Eneabba; and could supplement feed to Iluka’s potential downstream refining activities at Eneabba in future years.

More information can be found through our Engagement Hub.

Contact details

Information line 

1800 305 993

Wimmera Engagement  

Visit our community engagement site engage/wimmera to find out more and have your say about the project.  
If you have any feedback about the Wimmera project you would like to provide to Iluka, please email:
Wimmera.project@iluka.com 
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