Titanium Mine: GIACOMO DEPOSIT (Silica-Titanium) – Peru
Contact the owner: Carlos Casaretto Forni
Tel: 54 – 261 – 425 2699
In the Southern Peruvian Andes, a unique mineral occurrence of Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) and Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) exists near the city of Tacna. This occurrence is known as the Giacomo Project.Giacomo is currently estimated to contain a resource of at least 300 million metric tonnes of high-grade SiO2 and TiO2 mineralization of extremely small particle size.
Giacomo is really more aptly described as an “Occurrence” rather than a Deposit. The white outcroppings seen below are actually the minerals of interest. The following pictures reveal the purity of the underlying material.
Three Mining Concessions are in Giacomo Deposit Project with 1900 hectares
The deposit has never been exploited and has been preserved in the state originally found, .except for analysis-oriented excavations.
However, due to the deposit’s characteristics as well as made investments; it is currently ready to generate cash flow.Deposit (4)
Giacomo contains an utterly unique material.
Scientists say, “Never before seen…” “…quite possibly, the purest find ever”.Giacomo is a virgin site, sui generis in the mining world due to 4 unusual features that help reduce the costs of extraction and consequently the amount of investment to start up in a significant way:1. The minerals, in their natural state, are found on the surface; thus reducing extraction cost as the collection from the soil does not require excavations or complex tunnels. 2. The concentration of useful mineral is on average of 95%, which translates into lower costs for primary purification.3. The SiO2 and TiO2 are found as fine particles (powder instead of quartz), making micronization and milling processes, which are particularly costly, unnecessary.4. The SiO2 and TiO2 are held together only by cohesion (mixed but not fused, each particle is independent), allowing to avoid refining costs.The larger crystals are all TiO2, and the fine material around the crystal is mostly SiO2. The TiO2 crystals are up to 10 micrometres in size, but the SiO2 is a very fine powder.Foto del Túnel
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