The geological exploration of China's titanium ore reso […]
The geological exploration of China's titanium ore resources was mainly carried out in the 1950s and 1960s after the founding of New China, and was successively put into development. The deep processing and utilization of titanium mineral resources in China (production of titanium white, electrode coating, titanium sponge, titanium metal, titanium, etc.) was started in 1954 by the Beijing Nonferrous Metals Research Institute. In 1958, the Shenyang nonferrous metal processing plant was completed. The titanium sponge and titanium processing workshop was put into production. In the late 1960s, the titanium industrial system (production of titanium sponge, titanium processing materials, etc.) was formed. By 1997, China's titanium industry had formed mine-smelting-processing and scientific research-design- Production - application of two interrelated, relatively complete systems. China is one of the world's exporters of titanium concentrates, forged titanium, titanium products, titanium oxides and anatase titanium dioxide pigments.
China's proven titanium resources are distributed in 108 mining areas in 21 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government), mainly distributed in Panxi, Sichuan, Chengde, Hebei, Hainan, Guangxi, and Guangdong, with Sichuan being the largest.
There are 45 native ilmenites in China, mainly distributed in Panxi, Sichuan and Chengde, Hebei. In 2011, China's primary ilmenite reserves were 246 million tons, which is the most important titanium ore resource in China.
There are 85 ilmenite iron ore resources, mainly distributed in Hainan, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi and other places, with a reserve of 5 million tons, which is also an important titanium ore resource in China. In contrast, rutile mines have fewer resources and 41 resource producing areas, mainly distributed in Henan, Hubei and Shanxi, with a reserve of only 2 million tons.