Text Uses of mineral sands

TLF ID M008858

Find out what minerals can be found in beach sands and why they are important to us. This is a PowerPoint presentation about sand minerals and the products derived from them. It deals with the origin and deposition of the mineral deposits, the properties of the minerals zircon, rutile and ilmenite and their uses as well as those of the metals titanium and zirconium. Most slides include relevant images. A glossary is included.




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Educational value
  • Contains detailed information on the mineralogy and chemical properties of zircon, rutile and ilmenite.
  • Includes maps showing global production of heavy sand minerals.
  • Can be downloaded as a Microsoft PowerPoint file.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10; 11; 12

Learning area
  • Science

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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • Address: VIC
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
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  • Address: Queensland
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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  • © Queensland Resources Council (QRC) 2011 (except where otherwise indicated). You may view, copy, distribute, communicate and adapt this material for non-commercial educational purposes only, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material and any derivative works to the material.