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Apr 14, 2020
QEM keen to push ahead with Julia Creek project

QEM keen to push ahead with Julia Creek project

QEM is changing tack on its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project as it looks to undertake prefeasibility work in the next six months. QEM managing director Gavin Loyden said the past quarter had primarily been one of consolidation and bringing fresh approaches to the company. It has identified a suitable extraction technology for… ...

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Apr 14, 2020
Sconi mining project proponent raises $1.45m

Sconi mining project proponent raises $1.45m

Sconi mine developer Australian Mines says it has received firm commitments from a UK-based investor for a share placement to raise $1.45 million. The funds would be used to produce battery-grade nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate samples for potential offtake and financing partners, and for general working capital, the company said. “The commitment to invest $1.45 million… ...

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Apr 07, 2020
New study backs TECH project despite downturn

New study backs TECH project despite downturn

Pure Minerals says updated prefeasibility study results show its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant would deliver significant returns even against current depressed markets. The next steps are to complete pilot plant test work, a definitive feasibility study and obtain all required development approvals, the company says. However it is expecting the impacts of the COVID-19… ...

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Apr 04, 2020
Millennium cobalt project scores high recovery rates

Millennium cobalt project scores high recovery rates

Exceptional cobalt, copper and gold recovery results have emerged for the Millennium project in North-West Queensland. Project owner Global Energy Metals reported the results after testwork completed by Cobalt Blue Holdings using its processing technology. The work showed that high-grade copper and cobalt concentrates could be readily floated from samples from the  Millennium deposit. It̷...

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Mar 09, 2020
Australian Mines offers a taste to potential partners

Australian Mines offers a taste to potential partners

Australian Mines is demonstrating its capacity to supply battery grade nickel sulphate and cobalt sulphate crystals to potential off-take partners. The Company has commenced a series of production runs at its demonstration plant in Perth as an effort to secure funding to develop the project. It follows a major setback late last year when an… ...

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Feb 25, 2020
State grants special status to fast-track vanadium mine

State grants special status to fast-track vanadium mine

Plans for a $470 million vanadium mine near Julia Creek have received another shot in the arm, with the State Government declaring it a prescribed project. The news comes just two months after the Federal Government granted major project status to the Saint Elmo project, helping fast-track its development in line with its goal of… ...

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Feb 12, 2020
New data released from Camooweal survey

New data released from Camooweal survey

New seismic survey data from the Camooweal region of the South Nicholson Basin is now available from the Geological Survey of Queensland. GSQ says survey provides us new insight and much greater clarity over the Queensland portions of this important frontier basin. The main purpose of the Camooweal 2D seismic survey conducted in 2019 survey… ...

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Feb 06, 2020
Keith Pitt takes over resources portfolio

Keith Pitt takes over resources portfolio

Bundaberg-based MP Keith Pitt has been named as the new federal Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia. The Member for Hinkler succeeds Queensland Senator Matt Canavan, who stood down from the position on Monday night. New Resources Minister Keith Pitt. “Before entering politics I was a tradesman, an engineer, a small business owner and… ...

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Jan 30, 2020
New economy mineral focus in latest exploration funding

New economy mineral focus in latest exploration funding

A new funding round has opened under Queensland’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative, targeting projects in North and North West Queensland. This round encourages the exploration of new economy minerals including cobalt, gallium, germanium, graphite, indium, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, rhenium, scandium, silver, tantalum, tungsten,...

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