Doral Mineral Sands Pty Ltd operates a continuous, 24 hours a day, open cut mining and processing operation which began in mid-2002. The operation is now annually producing approximately 110,000 tonnes of ilmenite, 5,000 tonnes leucoxene, 20,000 tonnes of HiTi 70 and 15,000 tonnes of zircon with the majority of the products being exported to Asia and the United States. The mineral is initially separated using gravity techniques to concentrate the valuable heavy mineral from the clay and sand. The heavy mineral is then dried and separated into the different products using a combination of magnetic and electrostatic techniques. Future ore reserves will enable consistent operation for many years to come.