Company makes new iron sand mining attempt

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Aug
24

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Patea beach, South Taranaki, New Zealand. Photo source: ©© Trey Guin

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A plan to mine iron sands off the South Taranaki coast is back on the table…

Read Full Article; Radio NZ (08-24-2016)

Read Full Article, Reuters

“Iron Sand Mining Decision Expected, New Zealand”, Stuff Environment New Zealand

Ocean ironsands mining decision due tomorrow, The New Zealand Herald
Backed by Australian, American and New Zealand investors, TTR intends to raise as much as US$550 million in debt and equity to fund the project, which would vacuum up iron-rich seafloor sands, extracting the desired titano-magnetite for export to Asian steel mills…

Taranaki’s Black Sand Could Prove Golden, One News
A proposal to mine the seabed for 20 years is set to be considered by the Environmental Protection Authority tomorrow.

Sand Mining Opposition Grows, Taranaki Daily News
A wave of opposition to seabed mining off the south Taranaki coast is growing as divers, fishermen and local iwi rally against the proposal…

Iron Sands Mining Hearing: The Concerns, The New Zealand Herald

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