Some new views on the prospect of titanium-zircon placer of the Red Sand formation in the Ninh Thuận, Bình Thuận and North Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu areas

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The realizing results of the Project “Investigation and evaluation of the potential of titanium-zircon placer in the Red Sand Formation of the Ninh Thuận, Bình Thuận and North Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu area” have been allowing us to determine the distributive area of the Red Sand Formation on the above coastal area of nearly 940 km2, with the thickness of from 8.0 to over 190.0 m. Placer ores are distributed rather regularly following the depth. The resources of placer titanium-zircon have been preliminarily evaluated as nearly 500 millions tons. This evaluation together with the former resources of over 50 millions tons leads us to a new view: Việt Nam is one of countries having the largest potential in titanium-zircon placer on the World. These resources will guarantee the formation and long-term development of the modern industry on exploitation and processing of titanium-zircon in our country.

Người biên tập:  Nguyễn Thành Vạn.