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Mining Essential Minerals for Industry and Consumers

Georgia’s Titanium and Zirconium resources support U.S. manufacturing, enhance consumer products


Mineral sand concentrate from the mine waiting to be separated into titanium and zirconium sand products
Mineral sand concentrate from the mine waiting to be separated into titanium and zirconium sand products

The deposits of ancient sands that sweep across South Georgia are rich in minerals that are essential components in many consumer and industrial products. Titanium and Zirconium minerals are particularly sought by manufacturers who use them in a variety of industrial applications. The availability of U.S.-produced minerals enables American manufacturers to reduce their reliance on imported raw materials.

SIM uses advanced separation techniques to produce a suite of mineral sand products uniquely suited to various uses.

Important applications of Georgia minerals

Zircon
  • Bright, white ceramic glazes and clay bodies
  • Molds for precision investment casting of aircraft engine parts
  • Nuclear fuel rod cladding
Ilmenite
  • TiO2 pigments for bright, white, opaque paints
  • Additive in auto glass that reflects UV rays
  • Anti-veining agent in foundry products
Rutile
  • Titanium metal for aircraft manufacture, sports equipment, and medical prosthetics
  • Welding rods for corrosion-resistant welds

In addition to our zirconium and titanium mineral sand products, we separate other mineral sands for industrial use:

  • Monazite and Xenotime - sources of rare earth elements for manufacturing magnets, lasers, and other high-tech applications
  • Staurolite - a sand-blasting agent

SIM has a robust in-plant process engineering and quality control program to ensure that all of our mineral sand products meet each customer’s specific needs.

Mineral sand products can be shipped domestically by rail or truck in bulk or bags. SIM’s plant is conveniently located on a CSX main line.

For more information about mineral sand products, please email or call: info@simineralsllc.com; 904-741-0090

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