Chemours Titanium Technologies Minerals Operations has opened a mine in Jessup, GA. The Wilmington-based company invested $86 million in the Wayne County project, which will create 78 jobs.
Chemours is based near Wilmington. Jessup is an hour and a half southwest of Savannah, GA.
The new facility provides the company with additional access to concentrated deposits of titanium and zircon mineral sands used to produce Ti-Pure brand titanium dioxide.
The Zircon produced at the Jesup plant will be used in precision casting, and 98 percent of the water used throughout the plant will be recycled. In addition to producing Zircon, the mine produces titanium dioxide, which is used for coatings, plastics, and laminates.
“It’s with great excitement that we expand our minerals operations into the State of Georgia following 71 years of successful mining in Florida. Our expansion includes the acquisition of Southern Ionics Minerals and the investment in our new Jesup plant,” said Chemours Titanium Technologies President Bryan Snell. “We appreciate the state’s commitment to pursuing economic opportunity through responsible development of mineral deposits, while preserving the area’s natural resources for generations to come. Georgia’s commitment to conservation aligns with Chemours’ commitment to operating responsibly. Our minerals operation strives to create value in our communities by sustainably extracting minerals to build a brighter world.”
Chemours also owns mining operations and offices in Pierce, Brantley, and Charlton counties. Other Southern Ionics Minerals facilities include a mineral sand processing plant adjacent to the Offerman offices in Pierce County, mining offices in Brantley County, and the Mission Mine located in both Charlton and Brantley Counties.
Chemours acquired Southern Ionics Minerals operations last year.