Welcome to the Wayne County mining website. This site is sponsored by Chemours to provide information about its proposed surface mine operation.
Wayne County Proposed Mine
Chemours is seeking to establish titanium surface mining operations in Wayne County, Georgia. The proposed mine will maintain an average depth of 15 feet and be on land currently used for growing and harvesting timber, located west of the city of Jesup, near Highway 84 and Holmesville and Empire roads.
Using a minimally invasive mining process, the minerals¬—which constitute approximately three percent of the soil—are extracted using an on-site gravity spiral separation process that does not require chemicals. Once the desired mineral ores, titanium, zircon, and staurolite, are separated, the restoration of topsoil and planting of tree seedlings and native grasses takes place.
Separated minerals will be shipped to our Starke, Florida facility for further processing. The estimated initial investment of more than $20 million in the first year of operation and $18 million each following year is expected to create over 60 full-time positions.