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Critical minerals

Jul 05, 2019
Aeon boosts acreage around Walford Creek project

Aeon boosts acreage around Walford Creek project

Aeon Metals has boosted its regional tenement holding around the Walford Creek copper and cobalt project in North-West Queensland. Through application for five additional mineral exploration permits (EPMs) and finalisation of an earn-in arrangement over an adjoining EPM, Aeon has added a further 130km of potential strike extent east of the project. In an announcement… This content is for iQ...

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Jun 13, 2019
Sconi mine life tipped to  run beyond 30 years

Sconi mine life tipped to run beyond 30 years

An updated outlook for the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland is predicting a 30-years-plus mine life and revenue exceeding $13 billion. Australian Mines announced an updated mine plan, ore reserve estimate and financials to the ASX today. It came after the company announced yesterday that it would be undertaking, by way of a prospectus,… This content is for iQ Industr...

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May 21, 2019
Drilling to flesh out vanadium potential

Drilling to flesh out vanadium potential

Vanadium junior QEM has moved to qualify its geological model with a core drill program at its site near Julia Creek in North-West Queensland. The four-inch five hole drilling was designed as an infill program to provide data between existing holes. The core recovered will be used to advance processing studies intended to optimise the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only...

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May 09, 2019
Seismic survey work kicks off at Julia Creek project

Seismic survey work kicks off at Julia Creek project

QEM has started a seismic surveying program on its flagship Julia Creek project in North-West Queensland. The company has engaged Velseis to conduct the survey, which aims to increase the geological confidence of the deposit. QEM say the seismic data gathered through the survey will play an important role in the assessment of potential mine… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Apr 26, 2019
EV targets a sweet sound for Sconi proponent

EV targets a sweet sound for Sconi proponent

Sconi proponent Australian Mines has been buoyed by election talk of electric vehicle targets for Australia. The company today released a quarterly activities update, with managing director Benjamin Bell noting the boost provided by the State Government declaring the planned cobalt-nickel-scandium mine near Greenvale as a prescribed project. He also noted it was clear that… This content is ...

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Mar 28, 2019
Vision for critical minerals industry lift-off

Vision for critical minerals industry lift-off

The Federal Government has released a strategy described as mapping out its vision for Australia as a world leader in exploration, extraction, production and the processing of critical minerals.  Australia’s Critical Minerals Strategy 2019 aims to help the nation become a world powerhouse in the minerals that will underpin the industries of the future including… This content is for iQ ...

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Feb 27, 2019
Cash injection for Sconi mine developer

Cash injection for Sconi mine developer

Sconi mine proponent Australian Mines has raised $5 million through a share placement, saying the response demonstrated a buoyant appetite in the battery metals sector. The $1.4 billion North Queensland project has been forecast to be one of the most competitive cobalt-producing nickel operations in the world by an independent study. it is one of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Feb 14, 2019
New findings beef up $1.4b Sconi project’s prospects

New findings beef up $1.4b Sconi project’s prospects

Australian Mines has delivered good news on two fronts for its $1.4 billion Sconi project near Greenvale in North Queensland this week. Updated estimates for the cobalt-nickel-scandium project have increased the mineral resources tonnes by 63.2 per cent for the project’s Greenvale deposit and 94.6 per cent for Lucknow. The Greenvale nickel deposit’s in-situ material… This content is f...

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Jan 25, 2019
Fast track for $1.4b Sconi mining development

Fast track for $1.4b Sconi mining development

The State Government has declared the $1.4 billion Sconi project near Greenvale in North Queensland as a prescribed project. Prescribed project status will help streamline approvals and fast-track the development. Construction is anticipated to start this year, with proponent Australian Mines set to open a regional office in either Townsville, Charters Towers or Greenvale.  Australi...

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