Mining company Kenmare Resources, which explores heavy sands deposits in Moma, northern Mozambique, produced 445,600 tons of ilmenite in the first half of 2014, the Irish company said in a statement issued Tuesday.
According to the statement, which reported production for the second quarter of the year, ilmenite production in the first half of 2014 rose 47 percent against the same period of 2013.
In the same six-month period Kenmare also extracted 21,400 tons of zircon, or 12 percent more year on year and 2,800 tons of rutile, or 47 percent more.
In the first half of the year, mining exports rose to 399,000 tons, which was an increase of 36 percent on the same period of 2013, Kenmare Resources said. (macauhub/MZ)