History & Evolution

History & Evolution​​

1983

Listed on ASX
Establishes zircon sales, marketing, chemical product processing in China

1988

Zirconium materials projects, China

1992

Shenyang Astron Mining Industries established
Import of zircon sand into China, export of zircon chemicals

1996

Zircon flour, fused zirconium manufacturing facilities, China

1997

Zirconium chemical production JVs to expand zircon chemical production capacity

2000

Bayuchuan manufacturing facility, China – expanded fused zirconia production

2001

Advanced Materials UK established – sales and product service to European markets

2004

Acquired Donald Mineral Sands resource, Victoria
Commencement of development evaluation

2008

Downstream zirconium production subsidiaries sold to Imerys S.A.
Retained mineral sands trading activities, Shenyang
Zircon, titanium, technical R&D operations, Yingkou, China

2009

Donald Project Environmental Effects Statement approved

2012

Ore Reserve Statement for part of Donald mining area

Astron Corporation formed, ASX-listed, replacing Astron Limited
Water rights for Donald project secured

2013

Completion of initial D.F.S for Donald project

2014

Construction of high purity zirconia production facility, China (completed 2017)

2015

Pilot plant treatment of Donald ore through wet concentrator plant

2017

Donald mine development and marketing studies progressed
Initial detailed studies completed

2019

Excavation of second Donald bulk ore sample

2020

Donald HMC produced for further separation testing
Hybrid mineral separation feasibility test work commenced

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