Principal Mineral Sand Occurrences in Sri Lanka Varying concentrations of heavy mineral sands (ilmenite, rutile, garnet, zircon, monazite, etc,.) occur in beach sands of the country. However, only at certain locations that these occurrences are sufficiently concentrated for economic exploitation. Of these occurrences, Monazite sands are
Sri Lanka. PROFILE PEOPLE HISTORY GOVERNMENT POLITICAL CONDITIONS ECONOMY FOREIGN RELATIONS SRI LANKAN RELATIONS TRAVEL. Compiled from the November 2007 Background Note and supplemented with additional information from the State Department and the editors of this volume.