What is the purpose on Sand Mining on North Stradbroke Island?

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  • 5 months ago

    Depending on the type and quality of the sand, it can be used for many things. There is a glass company in the Sahara Desert that has to import its sand from another country because the local stuff isn't good enough. True.

  • poldi2
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Mining sand is very common, sand has uses in industrial and commercial applications.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-26/north-strad...

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    They get ilmenite, zircon, and rutile.

    Ilmenite, also known as Manaccanite, is the titanium-iron oxide mineral.

    Zircon is mainly consumed as an opacifier, and has been known to be used in the decorative ceramics industry. It is also the principal precursor not only to metallic zirconium, although this application is small, but also to all compounds of zirconium including zirconium dioxide (ZrO2), one of the most refractory materials known.

    Rutile is a mineral composed primarily of titanium dioxide.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    To get sand for various uses. Japan has sand mined the ocean bottom for years.

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  • James
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Stradbroke_Isl...

    it's used for glass, paint, plastic, metals, cosmetics

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