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Critical minerals

Jun 02, 2021
Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

A scoping study has backed the production of precursor cathode active material (P-CAM) products at Australian Mines’ flagship Sconi project in North Queensland. Incorporating a P-CAM facility in the Sconi processing stream would increase the capital cost estimates for the project by $104.6 million. The study showed P-CAM production could deliver a significant revenue boost… This conte...

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May 25, 2021
EQ Resources appoints team to drive mining plan

EQ Resources appoints team to drive mining plan

EQ Resources has appointed Brisbane-based JukesTodd to lead a bankable feasibility study in what it describes as a major step towards mining at Mount Carbine in Far North Queensland. The feasibility study will assess the potential for an open pit operation prior to going underground to target the significant resource at the historical tungsten mine…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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May 24, 2021
Winds of change for Hurricane gold tenements

Winds of change for Hurricane gold tenements

New Energy Minerals plans to kick off an exploration campaign as soon as possible after taking on the Hurricane gold and antimony project in Far North Queensland. The company has a conditional agreement to acquire project owner Placer Gold, subject to shareholder approval. It is also about to launch a capital raising of $5 million… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

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May 24, 2021
QEM moves to pilot plant phase

QEM moves to pilot plant phase

QEM is advancing to pilot plant stage for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in North-West Queensland. The company is targeting the first half of the 2022 financial year for a bench-scale pilot plant to begin operations. It comes after HRL Technology Group recently completed a suite of tests designed to optimise the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil,...

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May 19, 2021
Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Diatreme Resources says a new offtake agreement from its Galalar silica project highlights Asian demand for its premium‐quality silica product as solar energy goes from strength to strength. The MOU with Jiangxi Kangjia New Material Technology Co covers supply of 250,000 tpa of photovoltaic-grade product from the Cape York project at mine start‐up. It follows… This content is for iQ Industr...

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May 18, 2021
EQ Resources adds oomph to drilling effort

EQ Resources adds oomph to drilling effort

EQ Resources is extending a resource drilling program at its Mount Carbine tungsten mine in Far North Queensland after promising early signs. The six-hole program has been extended to 17 holes as a $3.5 million feasibility study into expanding production moves into full swing at the historical mine site. While assay results from the first… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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May 13, 2021
An eagle on the wing

An eagle on the wing

Customer supplied editorial A new air charter business is now operating out of Charters Towers. Aquila Air Services has based itself in the gold city because of access to wide tracts of land through three cardinal points. Aquila, being Latin for ‘eagle’, draws on the theme set by sister company Eagle Drilling NQ, also based… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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