Company plans to mine titanium, other rare earth minerals from West TN sand deposits
IperionX, a U.S.-based material company, has embarked on an ambitious project to mine titanium and other rare earth minerals from earth-rich, heavy mineral sand deposits located in the West Tennessee community of Camden. The company has developed patented, low-cost technology to recover the minerals and build titanium parts through a U.S.-based production facility to be constructed. The company, through its Titan Project, will extract titanium minerals from McNairy Sand, a mineral-rich sand deposit running north and south through West Tennessee by using an environmentally-friendly, gravity and water process to extract minerals from the quartz sand, then a benign floatation process to extract titanium and other rare earth minerals.
In addition, IperionX is working with the University of Tennessee to make the Camden site environmentally sustainable, planting vegetation that will improve the site post-construction as well as the ecosystem surrounding it.