Titanium metal and pigment is mined from titanium ore such as rutile, ilmenite and leucoxene. All these minerals are known as "mineral sands." Deposits are found near beach and coastal areas. The large producing countries include Australia, South Africa, Canada and the United States.
The first step in selecting the most proper mining method is to compare the economic efficiency of extraction of the deposit by surface and underground mining methods. Titanium ore can be mined by open pit quarrying or underground mining method. SBM is global titanium ore mining equipment supplier.
In dredging mining operation of titanium or mining process, the dredge sucks up the sands through an electrically powered pipe. The dredger transfers water and titanium ore to a floating wet mill where vibrating screens filter out plants and spinning centrifuges separate the heavy minerals from the lighter sand particles. The cleaned sand is pumped out to fill in the mined area again.
SBM is world leading supplier and manufacturer of crushing plant and mining equipment. Based on know-how technology in mining industry, we developed complete range of titanium ore mining equipment and extraction plant for sale, mainly involving quarry machine, crushing plant, grinding mill, screening machine, belt conveyor, separation machine etc.
Crushing plant: jaw crusher, impact crusher, cone crusher, gyratory crusher.
Grinding mill: ball mill, vertical roller mill, hammer mill, ultrafine mill, trapezium mill etc.
Separation machine: low intensity magnetic separator, high gradient magnetic separator, the dense medium separation machine etc.
The mineral ore is sent to mills where the individual minerals are separated according to their electrical and magnetic properties by heating at high temperatures using electrostatic plate and high-intensity magnetic separators. White titanium dioxide pigment, used in paints, cosmetics and textiles, is made by a chlorination process. Rutile is used to make titanium metal used in aircraft manufacture, automobiles and surgical implants.