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Critical minerals

Oct 21, 2019
Study highlights strong outlook for Walford Creek

Study highlights strong outlook for Walford Creek

A scoping study has proven an attractive case for a $323 million mining and processing operation at the Walford Creek copper-cobalt project, 350km north-west of Mount Isa. The study looked at conventional open-pit and underground mining of the project’s Vardy and Marley deposits over a mine life of about 11 years. But project owner Aeon… ...

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Oct 14, 2019
Julia Creek vanadium deposit ‘one of the largest in the world’

Julia Creek vanadium deposit ‘one of the largest in the world’

QEM says its Julia Creek project is proving to be one of the largest vanadium deposits in the world as it reveals a significant resource upgrade. The company’s flagship Julia Creek vanadium / oil shale project covers 249.6sq km in the Julia Creek area of North West Queensland. Following the resource upgrade, the project holds… ...

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Oct 01, 2019
Report highlights critical minerals export opportunity

Report highlights critical minerals export opportunity

United States moves to cut dependence on China have pumped up the opportunity for Australia to boost exports in critical minerals, a government report shows. Federal Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Simon Birmingham said the Critical Minerals Supply Chain in the United States report showed huge export opportunities in markets such as the US, where there were… ...

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Sep 03, 2019
Australia in prime position to tap critical minerals market

Australia in prime position to tap critical minerals market

The market outlook for six critical minerals identified as holding significant potential for Australia has been examined in a new report prepared by the Office of the Chief Economist. Niobium, rare earth elements, cobalt, antimony, magnesium and tungsten are covered in the report. It highlights North Queensland’s Sconi battery metals project and the Watershed and… ...

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Sep 03, 2019
NQ gold play raises $1.36m as it prepares to drill

NQ gold play raises $1.36m as it prepares to drill

A new name is emerging in gold as Greenpower Energy raises $1.36 million to advance its newly acquired North Queensland gold projects. The company plans to change its name to Great Northern Mines, subject to shareholder approval. It has an exploration target of 198,000 – 590,000 ounces within 100m of surface at the Golden Ant… ...

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Aug 29, 2019
Greenvale explorer targets Sconi-style deposit

Greenvale explorer targets Sconi-style deposit

Ausmon Resources has started field exploration work at tenements 40km north-west of Greenvale, where it is targeting Sconi-style mineralisation. Ausmon said the initial exploration would comprise field inspections of exploration targets generated from a review of historical work on the tenements. The company will use its pXRF instrument across the targets in addition to collecting… ...

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Aug 06, 2019
Aeon extends its reach

Aeon extends its reach

Aeon Leases in Queensland including the Walford Creek play 350 kms north of Mount Isa where the company has extended its application to explore. ...

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Aug 06, 2019
Major offtake deal for Sconi battery minerals project

Major offtake deal for Sconi battery minerals project

Australian Mines has pinned down a buyer for 100 per cent of the battery-grade cobalt sulphate and nickel sulphate produced in the first seven years of its Sconi project in North Queensland. The company today announced a long-form off-take agreement with SK Innovation. The deal replaces and expands upon the agreed terms of a previous… ...

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Jul 29, 2019
Sconi firms on NSW acquisition

Sconi firms on NSW acquisition

Australian Mines has released its quarterly report highlighting moves to compliment the Sconi nickel-cobalt resource in north Queensland with its Flemington acquisition in New South Wales. The report noted that the company’s Queensland-based mineral resources, including Sconi, Bell Creek and Minnamoolka, now exceed 115 million tonnes, following a new Mineral Resource Estimate for the Bell… ...

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