Corporate entry Zircon Rutile Ltd ( - 1957)
- Metallurgy and Mineralogy or mining
Zircon Rutile Ltd was a processor of mineral sands from areas including Byron Bay. They used selective flotation to isolate zircon from a mixture of rutile, ilmenite, monazite, garnet and quartz. According to deListed the company was taken over by ZR Holdings Limited in 1957. Yet according to byron-bay.com "The company, Zircon Rutile Ltd returned in the 1960's to re-work the sand with more refined extraction techniques. The plant was in Jonson Street where the Plaza shopping centre now stands."
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_z.html. Details
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