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Critical minerals

May 10, 2021
Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, a new report warns. The International Energy Agency is calling on governments to act now to address potential energy security hazards. “The challenges are… ...

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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vecco Group has made the final investment decision to construct a $25 million vanadium battery electrolyte manufacturing plant in Brisbane. The company holds the Debella vanadium and HPA (high purity alumina) project north of Julia Creek in North-West Queensland, which it aims to bring online to feed the plant in about two years. The manufacturing… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon Metals has dumped its previous processing strategy for Walford Creek, sending prefeasibility work for the copper-cobalt mine on a new trajectory. It comes after an independent review of the key metallurgical elements of the Walford Creek prefeasibility study (PFS), initiated by interim chief executive officer and managing director Fred Hess. Dr Hess, previously a… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
Ausmex sinks its fangs into King Brown copper-cobalt find

Ausmex sinks its fangs into King Brown copper-cobalt find

Ausmex Mining Group is ramping up exploration efforts around the King Brown outcrop after costean samples producing high-grade copper and cobalt results. It is only through delays in gaining the mining lease for the nearby Golden Mile gold project outside Cloncurry that the company turned its attention to exploring the King Brown area. Ausmex geologists… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
Leap forward for Multicom vanadium plans

Leap forward for Multicom vanadium plans

Multicom Resources’ Saint Elmo vanadium project, east of Julia Creek, has received Federal environmental approval. The project is expected to directly employ about 200 people during the construction phase and more than 150 people in initial operations, with more positions to come as it scales up. Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart said he welcomed the… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Diatreme Resources has engaged industry specialist Mineral Technologies (MT) to undertake final metallurgical testwork for the definitive feasibility study for its Galalar silica sand project. The testing program will use a one-tonne bulk sample taken from an area representing the first five years of planned mining at Galalar. Two variability samples from other areas within… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex Mining Group has reported results of up to 25 per cent manganese and 8520ppm cobalt from sampling on ground adjoining its Golden Mile project near Cloncurry. The company was following up the drilling of diamond core holes, announced late 2019, that intersected mineralisation of the King Brown ironstone/manganese outcrop. Ausmex said a costean was… ...

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