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Jul 28, 2021
Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

The company behind North Queensland’s Sconi mine project has raised $6.5 million as it focuses on a value-add product, P-CAM, as part of its battery materials offering. Australian Mines announced that it had received firm commitments to raise the new equity via a fully committed shareplacement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors. Managing director Benjamin… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Critical mineral projects attract funding

Critical mineral projects attract funding

A Queensland vanadium processing pilot plant is among eight resources technology and critical minerals ventures to share in a $50 million federal funding offer. The matched funding from the Federal Government’s $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative aims to help scale up local downstream processing of critical minerals and add value to the battery and clean… ...

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Jul 09, 2021
Integrated energy site coming together at Julia Creek

Integrated energy site coming together at Julia Creek

QEM is reporting progress in validating its integrated energy site in northwest Queensland. The Gold Coast company has plans for a vanadium mine and green hydrogen hub on a lease south of Julia Creek. QEM has confirmed to the ASX that DNV Australia successfully completed the first stage of a pre-feasibility (PFS) study into power… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
Queensland resources served medium-rare

Queensland resources served medium-rare

A Dutch organisation representing peak industry groups has been served up a feast of Queensland mineral wealth. The group which is made up of 185,000 enterprises has savoured platters of critical minerals, relished entree of rare earths, gorged on mains of copper with base metals sides all of which was rounded off with a bauxite… ...

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Jul 05, 2021
$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

$14 million upgrade for Wivenhoe hydro plant

Queensland’s largest hydro power station is set to undergo a $14 million overhaul. Major maintenance works will start at the publicly-owned Wivenhoe Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Station this month, creating 100 jobs. Related: Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe Wivenhoe was central to the reliability of Queensland’s electricity network, said Minister for Energy,… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Red River validates precious and critical mineral assets in the far north

Red River validates precious and critical mineral assets in the far north

Large precious and critical minerals targets have been identified across a number of sites by Red River Resources on the Orient project near Herberton in North Queensland. Silver and Indium were the highlight in the latest results from drone magnetic and induced polarisation (IP) geophysical surveys over 14 km2 . The surveys were completed using a… ...

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Jun 24, 2021
Report shows battery boom potential

Report shows battery boom potential

Diversified battery industries could contribute $7.4 billion annually to Australia’s economy and support 34,700 jobs by 2030, according to a new report. Future Charge: Building Australia’s Battery Industries assesses Australia’s opportunity to leverage its competitive advantages as a major supplier of battery minerals and expand its role within a growing global industry. And northern Queensland...

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Jun 16, 2021
Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s abundance of world-class energy resources and role as a globally significant energy commodity producer has been reaffirmed in Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR) publication.   The inaugural AECR 2021 publication, released by Geoscience Australia, provides a national stocktake of our natural gas, coal, and uranium resources, said Minister for Resources, Water and No...

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Jun 15, 2021
Resources sector the power behind the Queensland budget

Resources sector the power behind the Queensland budget

The state government was reaping the benefits of its health-driven response to COVID-19 underpinned by the state’s $82.6 billion resources sector said Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane. Mr Macfarlane praised the government’s willingness to work with the resources sector to establish industry-specific COVID-19 protocols, which had s...

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