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The future of sand mining in NZ Stuff.co.nz

Jun 07, 2018 New Zealand now faces the prospect of iron sand mining offshore. A High Court decision is pending on plans to mine 50 million tonnes of iron sand a year

Iron Sands Trans-Tasman Resources

Iron sand has been mined in New Zealand since 1850. Onshore sites, such as those at Taharoa and Waikato North, supply the needs of our country's comparatively small steel industry, as well as exporting to international markets such as China and Russia. Iron sand contains: Magnetite: An iron oxide which is a key component in steel making

Mining the seabed for iron sands in New Zealand

Jul 29, 2020 Our main story this month unfolds in New Zealand. First, some context: In August 2017, Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) was granted consent to mine up to 50 million tonnes of iron sands each year from a 66-square-kilometre area off the South Taranaki Bight in New Zealand.

Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm

Nov 17, 2020 RNZ Science and Environment Stories New Zealand Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm tells Supreme Court November 17, 2020. Environmental protection was weighted too heavily when consent to mine iron sand off the Taranaki Coast was declined, Trans-Tasman Resources has told the Supreme Court.

The History of Ironsand New Zealand Steel

The Birth of New Zealand Steel. New Zealand Steel Limited was incorporated in 1965. The long-term vision of those behind it was to establish a steel industry that would utilise the abundant local raw materials. In 1966, construction started on a mill at Glenbrook, 65 kilometres south east of Auckland.

Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm

Nov 17, 2020 Offshore mining company Trans-Tasman Resources is appealing decisions by the High Court and the Court of Appeal, which both rejected its plan to dig up 50 million tonnes of sand. The mining is opposed by iwi, environmentalists and fisheries groups, who say that it would destroy a marine ecosystem home to the likes of the māui dolphin.

Iron sands mining hearing: a quick glance at the concerns

Mar 14, 2014 The Japanese-owned bulk iron sand carrier the Taharoa Express anchored off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand. By: Jamie Morton Science Reporter, NZ Herald

Seabed mining approved in New Zealand despite

Aug 11, 2017 The South Taranaki Bight has reported JORC iron sand mineral resources of 1,698Mt at 11.16% Fe2O3 for the Mine Area and adjacent Kupe Blocks at

Ironsand Wikipedia

Ironsand is found worldwide. Although the iron mineral composition of the ironsand is mostly magnetite, the sand is usually mixed with other types of sand that washes downriver or ashore from mountainous or underwater deposits. The exact composition of the sand mixture may vary drastically even in the same geographic region. In some areas the sand may contain mostly quartz, while in others the sand may be made primarily from volcanic rock such as basalt, depending on the types of minerals along the water's p

Case Study South Taranaki Bight iron sand extraction

Iron sand is a general term for sand-sized grains of heavy iron-rich minerals, principally magnetite (Fe3O4), titanomagnetite (Fe2TiO3), and ilmenite (FeTiO3). 4576 New Zealand’s iron sands occur extensively in coastal dunes and on the adjacent continental shelf of the western North Island, and have been successfully mined onshore for over 35

Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm

Nov 17, 2020 RNZ Science and Environment Stories New Zealand Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm tells Supreme Court November 17, 2020. Environmental protection was weighted too heavily when consent to mine iron sand off the Taranaki Coast was declined, Trans-Tasman Resources has told the Supreme Court.

Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm

Nov 17, 2020 Offshore mining company Trans-Tasman Resources is appealing decisions by the High Court and the Court of Appeal, which both rejected its plan to dig up 50 million tonnes of sand. The mining is opposed by iwi, environmentalists and fisheries groups, who say that it would destroy a marine ecosystem home to the likes of the māui dolphin.

Iron sands mining hearing: a quick glance at the concerns

Mar 14, 2014 The Japanese-owned bulk iron sand carrier the Taharoa Express anchored off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand. By: Jamie Morton Science Reporter, NZ Herald

New Zealand: 99.5% of submissions oppose iron sand mining

Mar 10, 2014 New Zealand: 99.5% of submissions oppose iron sand mining. Media release from Climate Justice Taranaki “Of the 4706 submissions the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) received on Trans-Tasman Resources’ (TTR) plans to mine iron sand off the Taranaki coast, a staggering 99.5% of submitters opposed the application!

Seven things you need need to know about New Zealand

Aug 10, 2017 Years after it was first proposed, seabed mining of iron ore off the South Taranaki coast has finally been granted consent. In a 368-page decision, The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) on

Seabed mining approved in New Zealand despite

Aug 11, 2017 The South Taranaki Bight has reported JORC iron sand mineral resources of 1,698Mt at 11.16% Fe2O3 for the Mine Area and adjacent Kupe Blocks at

Waiuku Forest and recreation activities MPI NZ Government

May 12, 2021 In 1966, the Crown entered into a 100-year mining licence with New Zealand Steel Limited to extract iron sand. Trees are cleared before mining can start so a large area of the forest is not planted and is unavailable for public access. Once mining is complete over an area, mine tailings are re-spread and the area replanted.

Seabed mining New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Seabed mining is not a new mining technique in New Zealand. Small-scale offshore sand mining is an established practice in the Kaipara Harbour and Pãkiri beach. This sand is used for construction, concrete and to replenish beaches.

Minerals permits New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals issues permits to prospect, explore and mine minerals. Apply for a new permit or manage current permits A permit is required to prospect, explore, or mine for minerals that are part of the Crown mineral estate, including gold and silver.

Stories — SandStories

Mining the seabed for iron sands in New Zealand Sand mining for construction aggregates often gets the lion’s share of attention but sand is also mined for various industrial minerals. Our main story this month unfolds in New Zealand. Read More. Kiran Pereira 6/30/20 Kiran Pereira 6/30/20.

Onekakā Ironworks Engineering New Zealand

Early efforts to produce iron in New Zealand focused on the country’s abundant iron-sands. Trials throughout the second half of the 1800s had only limited success. Limonite deposits in Golden Bay appeared to offer an alternative solution. Limonite was a more familiar iron ore, with none of the challenges associated with smelting iron-sand.

TAHAROA MINING INVESTMENTS LIMITED :: New Zealand

Jan 24, 2017 New Zealand Business Number 9429045918285 Registered Address. Level 5, 38-42 Waring Taylor Street, Wellington Central, Wellington; 6011; NZ; Industry Codes. B080110: Iron sand mining (New Zealand Business Industry Codes) K624030: Holding company operation passive investment in subsidiary companies (New Zealand Business Industry Codes)

Rejection of underwater mining proposal could cost New Zealand

Jun 19, 2014 Industry leaders in New Zealand have criticised the rejection of Trans-Tasman Resources’ application for a $70m underwater iron sand mining project, saying that the decision has deprived the country of new source of income and employment.

Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm

Nov 17, 2020 RNZ Science and Environment Stories New Zealand Iron sand mining decision too focused on environment, firm tells Supreme Court November 17, 2020. Environmental protection was weighted too heavily when consent to mine iron sand

Offshore iron sand mining a big boost to our economy

May 31, 2021 From its offshore magnetite iron mining, New Zealand has been supplying the world with special steels for the automotive industries, while Indonesia has started supplying the world with Pig (not the pig that is turned into tocino for breakfast), cast and pelletized iron used for the manufacture of heavy equipment and locomotive parts, as well

Waiuku Forest and recreation activities MPI NZ Government

May 12, 2021 In 1966, the Crown entered into a 100-year mining licence with New Zealand Steel Limited to extract iron sand. Trees are cleared before mining can start so a large area of the forest is not planted and is unavailable for public access. Once mining is complete over an area, mine tailings are re-spread and the area replanted.

Rejection of underwater mining proposal could cost New Zealand

Jun 19, 2014 Industry leaders in New Zealand have criticised the rejection of Trans-Tasman Resources’ application for a $70m underwater iron sand mining project, saying that the decision has deprived the country of new source of income and employment.

Seabed mining New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals

Seabed mining is not a new mining technique in New Zealand. Small-scale offshore sand mining is an established practice in the Kaipara Harbour and Pãkiri beach. This sand is used for construction, concrete and to replenish beaches.

The mining industry Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

The mention of mining conjures up visions of dark underground mines, but the nature of mining has changed dramatically since the mid-20th century. There is now little underground mining in New Zealand, and most mines are opencast pits that are excavated

Mining the sea sand Seafriends

The new sand mining proposal: A sand mining company proposes to take sand from deep water. Locality map: a bird's eye view of the entire area from Auckland to Whangarei. Society's need for sand: sand has become an indispensable resource for society's functioning. Sand for glass: Sand for concrete; Sand for fill; Sand for beach renourishment

Reunion for Waipipi Iron Sands workers to include book

Oct 03, 2019 The big day is October 12, based at Waverley Rugby Club, and will begin at 11am with the launch of a book about the iron sand mining venture. About 80 people from all around New Zealand

Stories — SandStories

Mining the seabed for iron sands in New Zealand Sand mining for construction aggregates often gets the lion’s share of attention but sand is also mined for various industrial minerals. Our main story this month unfolds in New Zealand. Read More. Kiran Pereira 6/30/20 Kiran Pereira 6/30/20.

TAHAROA MINING INVESTMENTS LIMITED :: New Zealand

Jan 24, 2017 New Zealand Business Number 9429045918285 Registered Address. Level 5, 38-42 Waring Taylor Street, Wellington Central, Wellington; 6011; NZ; Industry Codes. B080110: Iron sand mining (New Zealand Business Industry Codes) K624030: Holding company operation passive investment in subsidiary companies (New Zealand Business Industry Codes)

TAHAROA IRONSANDS LIMITED :: New Zealand ::

B080510: Sand mining mineral (New Zealand Business Industry Codes) Annual Return Last Made Up Date 2021-04-14T10:48:37.000+1200 Previous Names. NEW ZEALAND STEEL MINING LIMITED; BHP NEW ZEALAND STEEL MINING LIMITED; NEW ZEALAND STEEL MINING LIMITED; Alternative Names. No trading name (trading name) Directors / Officers. John HAWKINS, director

New Zealand may approve underwater mine this week MINING

Jun 16, 2014 New Zealand will announce Wednesday the fate of Trans Tasman Resources (TTR) $70 million underwater iron sand project, which could become the

New Zealand: 99.5% of submissions oppose iron sand mining

Mar 10, 2014 New Zealand: 99.5% of submissions oppose iron sand mining. Media release from Climate Justice Taranaki “Of the 4706 submissions the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) received on Trans-Tasman Resources’ (TTR) plans to mine iron sand off the Taranaki coast, a staggering 99.5% of submitters opposed the application!

Seabed Mining KASM Kiwis against Seabed Mining

Seabed mining is an experimental industrial field, which involves extracting submerged minerals and resources from the sea floor, either by dredging sand or lifting material in any other manner. Globally and in New Zealand, sand has been the primary target; primarily for use in construction but recently, for replenishment of urban beaches.