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Status of Development Orientations for Mining Titanium Placers in Vietnam

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Vietnam has potential reserves of titanium placers, located mainly along the coast of the Middle spreading across provinces from Thanh Hoa to Ba Ria – Vung Tau. Mining titanium placers deposits has gained considerable profit for localities and the country as a whole, but it has also given rise to significant environmental issues. The paper introduces the potential of titanium placers in Vietnam, current mining status and environmental issues faced, and then proposes a number of strategic orientations for sustainable development of the future titanium industry of Vietnam. These orientations are completely feasible with regard to the titanium placer mines of Vietnam in order to consider and apply effectively for suitable conditions. They also represent a useful reference for similar titanium placer mines in the world.

About the Authors

BUI Xuan Nam
Hanoi University of Mining and Geology
Viet Nam
Vice Rector

HO Si Giao
Vietnam Association of Mining Science and Technology
Viet Nam


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Nam B.X., Giao H.S. Status of Development Orientations for Mining Titanium Placers in Vietnam. Gornye nauki i tekhnologii = Mining Science and Technology (Russia). 2016;(1):40-50.

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