What is the purpose on Sand Mining on North Stradbroke Island?
I've been searching on google about this questioned, but I cannot find the answer to it and I would love to have an answer to 'why is there sand mining on North Stradbroke Island?'
- Thomas ELv 67 months ago
Depending on the type and quality of the sand, it can be used for many things. There is a glass company in the Sahara Desert that has to import its sand from another country because the local stuff isn't good enough. True.
- RetiefLv 77 months ago
Mining sand is very common, sand has uses in industrial and commercial applications.
- CRRLv 77 months ago
They get ilmenite, zircon, and rutile.
Ilmenite, also known as Manaccanite, is the titanium-iron oxide mineral.
Zircon is mainly consumed as an opacifier, and has been known to be used in the decorative ceramics industry. It is also the principal precursor not only to metallic zirconium, although this application is small, but also to all compounds of zirconium including zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), one of the most refractory materials known.
Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide.
- Anonymous7 months ago
To get sand for various uses. Japan has sand mined the ocean bottom for years.
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- JamesLv 77 months ago
it's used for glass, paint, plastic, metals, cosmetics