Heavy mineral sands ore deposits
Grade and tonnage distribution
Heavy mineral sands are a class of ore deposit which is an important source of zirconium, titanium, thorium, tungsten, rareearth elements, the industrial minerals diamond, sapphire, garnet, and occasionally precious metals or gemstones.
Heavy mineral sands are placer deposits formed most usually in beach environments by concentration due to the specific gravityof the mineral grains. It is equally likely that some concentrations of heavy mineral