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Dec 12, 2018
Golden partnership for vanadium hopeful

Golden partnership for vanadium hopeful

North-West Queensland vanadium proponent Intermin Resources has reached a merger agreement with MacPhersons Resources. The deal was being described as ‘transformational’, with the two companies holding combined estimated mineral resources of 1.15M oz of gold in the  Kalgoorlie region. The joined companies will be renamed Horizon Minerals Limited (subject to Intermin shareholder ap...

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Nov 20, 2018
Strong case to develop $1.3b Sconi project

Strong case to develop $1.3b Sconi project

Australian Mines has announced positive results from a bankable feasibility study into the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project, 250km north-east of Townsville. The operation is expected to cost $US974 million – about $AU1.3 billion – to develop, with the company stating that $US922 million of the total capex is anticipated to be spent with Australian businesses, with a preference̷...

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Nov 04, 2018
Sconi proponent signs research agreement

Sconi proponent signs research agreement

The company developing the Sconi scandium-cobalt-nickel project near Greenvale in North Queensland has entered into a research and development agreement with one of India’s largest centres of higher learning. Australian Mines will collaborate with leading academic researchers at the Amrita Centre for Research and Development on work being conducted around further uses of scandium. “Our...

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Oct 16, 2018
NAIF funding prospects for Sconi project

NAIF funding prospects for Sconi project

Australian Mines may receive Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funding for its Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland. The company said the project had been under consideration for NAIF financial assistance and had progressed to the due diligence phase. “I am pleased that the NAIF Board is considering potential funding support for Sconi, our flagship cobalt-...

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Sep 15, 2018
Drilling reveals extension potential at Sconi

Drilling reveals extension potential at Sconi

Australian Mines reports positive results from extension drilling across the Greenvale deposit at its Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland. Early assay results demonstrated the potential for the mineral resource at that deposit to be extended in multiple mineralised zones. (More here) Sconi is proposed to produce battery-grade cobalt and nickel products for the burgeoning elect...

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Aug 30, 2018
Downer joins Julia Creek vanadium push

Downer joins Julia Creek vanadium push

Downer has entered into an agreement with Multicom Resources to assist in developing the Saint Elmo vanadium project near Julia Creek and progress a concept study for the development of vanadium flow batteries. The agreement outlines Multicom and Downer’s proposed collaboration with the intention of progressing to a mining services agreement at Saint Elmo as… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Aug 04, 2018
Aeon enters acid deal for Walford Creek

Aeon enters acid deal for Walford Creek

Aeon Metals has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsubishi Corporation for offshore sales of sulphuric acid from its Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in north-west Queensland. The acid would be produced as a by-product of the processing methodology being assessed in the Walford Creek feasibility study. The company is looking at establishing a cobalt… This content is for i...

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Mar 01, 2018
Aeon sitting pretty with copper-cobalt plans

Aeon sitting pretty with copper-cobalt plans

New resource estimates for the Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in north-west Queensland have allowed Aeon Metals to shift its focus to a high-grade development model. The company is looking at establishing a cobalt roasting plant, with an end product of cobalt oxide, as part of the process flow sheet for the site. A scoping study… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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Apr 16, 2017
Newly discovered minerals province may feed technological revolution

Newly discovered minerals province may feed technological revolution

Geologists have unearthed evidence that suggests Queensland may be sitting on a treasure trove of rare minerals in what has been dubbed the Diamantina Minerals Province. The discovery covers an area from Fifield in central New South Wales, through Queensland’s north-west and up to the Merlin diamond mine in the Northern Territory. Experts from the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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