Heavy mineral sand processing site at the mouth of Currumbin Creek. Circa 1960.
Holiday campers happily co-existed alongside the sand processing facility in the early days.
Image courtesy: Neumann Group
Currumbin Minerals Pty Ltd is a family owned company heavy mineral sands producer based in South East Queensland, Australia. Primary products are Zircon, Rutile, Ilmenite, Synthetic Rutile and Monazite.
Initially known as Pacific Minerals established in 1948, then being renamed as Currumbin Minerals 1952, the Neumann Family have been involved in heavy mineral sand production for over 70 years.
Currumbin Minerals continues to produce high quality mineral sands products including Zircon, Rutile, Ilmenite and Synthetic Rutile and Monazite to both domestic and overseas customers.
Currumbin Minerals is licenced to import to its site mineralised sand for processing and separating and has recently built a new Gravity Separation plant to ensure high quality concentrate for its soon to be built new Electrostatic and Magnetic Mineral Separating plant.
Mineral-rich alluvial and marine sands are mined in the shallow marine environment by floating vessels that dredge up the sediments, and transport them via pipeline for stockpiling &/or processing. Many sand dredging operations are undertaken in order to keep clear shipping channels / berths and river outlets (“bars”).
The processing of the dredged sands separates out the heavy mineral grains using a variety of hydraulic, gravi-metric and magnetic equipment. The end products are often kiln-dried and bagged (for transport).
Mineral sands are also found on land in sedimentary deposits that accumulated at times when sea level was much higher than it is today. These sediments are generally dry-mined (excavated), processed to remove the heavy minerals, and returned to the landscape, such that is reclaimed to its original topography. In some cases, sands are dry-excavated to facilitate building, construction or development works.
Currumbin Minerals exports Rutile, Zircon & Ilmenite in a number of packaging options for shipping.
2000kg (2 metric tonne)
Rutile, Zircon & Ilmenite can all be supplied in 2000KG bulk bags on pallets.
40kg (25 bags / 1000kg per pallet)
Rutile & Zircon can be supplied in 40kg paper bags, which are palletised and can be plastic wrapped.
Both bulk bags and paper bags can be loaded and stacked in 20’ shipping containers (at customers request & supply) for no additional charge.
Normal max shipping weights for 20’ containers apply. The materials are too dense / heavy for 40’ containers.