Critical Minerals and The Transition to Carbon Neutral With Oliver Hasler – Dig Deep – The Mining Podcast

In this episode, we have a returning guest who appeared…


In this episode, we have a returning guest who appeared in Jan 2022 (Episode 205). Oliver Hasler, Chairman and CEO of PYX Resources who are the 2nd Largest Producing Mineral Sands Company Globally based on zircon resources on their large operation in Indonesia.

Oliver has qualifications in mineral engineering and metallurgy and has a background in natural resources, manufacturing and the industrial sector and gives us an update on PYX which has gone through a massive growth phase in 2022. They also commenced the production of rutile and ilmenite, two critical minerals that they are stockpiling and Oliver explains why.


  • Our production grew by 129% and we increased sales volumes by 38%
  • In 2022 with permits and we started the production of rutile and ilmenite which we are stockpiling, when we start to sell it will have a positive impact on our bottom line
  • It’s predicted the gap between supply and demand will continue to grow
  • Zircon is a critical mineral in the transition to carbon neutral as it’s used for energy cells and electric car batteries
  • It’s important to be able to react quickly to customer demand and having stock closer to the market reduces shipping costs and time


‘We have done exactly what we said we would do in our five-year plan in 2020’

‘We started to produce rutile and ilmenite’

‘I’m constantly looking for opportunities to add to our group with a focus on synergy’


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Rob Tyson is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specialising in all areas of mining across the globe from first-world to third-world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our clients’ organisations in any mining discipline or level. Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.


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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

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