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Critical minerals

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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Mar 11, 2020
Townsville leads the way in rare earths project

Townsville leads the way in rare earths project

Townsville-based academics will lead a research project on Australia’s endowment of rare earth elements. The Federal Government is providing $573,068 for the work, which will see James Cook University academics lead a team of experts from local and international universities and organisations, like Geoscience Australia and Northern Minerals. “Rare earth elements are growing in importance… ...

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Feb 27, 2020
Hammer details exploration focus after grant win

Hammer details exploration focus after grant win

Hammer Metals will target rare earth elements (REE) near Mary Kathleen and other critical minerals at its Kalman and Mount Philp projects after winning two Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) grants. The company’s subsidiaries were among seven named yesterday as winning a share of $965,000 in State grants focused on discovering ‘new economy minerals’ in North… ...

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Feb 26, 2020
Million-dollar mission for new economy minerals

Million-dollar mission for new economy minerals

Almost $1 million has been awarded to explorers in a funding round focused on ‘new economy minerals’ in North and North West Queensland. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said a record number of exploration companies had taken up the State Government’s call to hunt for the minerals needed for advanced electronics and renewable technologies. “From… ...

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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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Jan 18, 2020
Critical minerals push continues with new office

Critical minerals push continues with new office

Australia’s push to maximise opportunities in critical mineral exports and processing continues with the opening of an office dedicated to the cause. ...

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