Srikurmam Mineral Sands

Trimex Group has set up Mining and Mineral separation facilities based on the existing Srikurmam deposit in Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh to produce heavy minerals i.e Ilmenite, Rutile, Zircon, Garnet and Sillimanite.

Srikurmam mineral sand deposit lie on the Andhra Pradesh coastal line, east on Bay of Bengal and it is 15 Km away from Srikakulam, the District Head quarter in Andhra Pradesh.

Mining lease for an area of 7.2 Sq.Km in Srikurmam near Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. The Mining lease is distributed to two adjacent deposits viz Vatchavalasa and Tonangi.

Mining and mineral separation facilities based on the Srikurmam deposit constructed through EPC contract by Walchand Nagar Industries Limited, Pune along with the Technology Provider being Downer EDI Mining, Australia.

The production capacities of the current Project are:

Ilmenite 200,000 TPA
Rutile 6,000 TPA

Ilmenite and rutile are ores of titanium--a metal that's strong (as strong as steel and twice as strong as aluminum) lightweight, non-corrosive, able to withstand temperature extremes (especially its high melting point 1800 K). Titanium alloys find many applications in high tech airplanes, missiles, space vehicles and even in surgical implants.

Zircon 6,000 TPA

Zircon flour plays a major role in the production of ceramics; Zirconium oxide is a common refractory material. Zircon sand is commercially extracted for the metal zirconium that is used as an abrasive and insulation.

Garnet 60,000 TPA

Garnet sand is a good abrasive and a common replacement for silica sand in sand blasting. Mixed with very high pressure water garnet is used to cut steel and other materials in water jets. Garnet sand is also used for water filtration media.

Sillimanite 50,000 TPA

Sillimanite is considered the best raw material for the manufacture of high alumina refractories. Sillimanite powder mixed with high-grade china-clay is used in the manufacture of high voltage spark plugs and insulating materials.

The company draws power from a dedicated 33KV power line installed at Chilakapalem sub-station 40 km away. The company also has Diesel Generators for captive and 100 % power backup. Water is drawn from the nearest river source through a dedicated 9 Km Pipe line laid by the company. Trimex has ensured utility requirements i.e Power, Water, Road etc. for effective running of the plant.

The most environmental friendly mining methodology is being adopted by the company. After processing of raw sand and separation of heavy minerals, sand is pumped back by mechanised way to the mined out area for back filling.

Trimex is proud to announce:

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