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Critical minerals

Mar 09, 2021
Critical minerals an issue of  national sovereignty

Critical minerals an issue of national sovereignty

National sovereignty is partly behind a push towards critical minerals development.  Associate Professor Carl Spandler from The University of Adelaide is leading an Australian Research Council linkage grant to develop an improved model to explore for critical minerals. The grant has three years to run. While demand is not mature just yet there are companies… ...

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Mar 08, 2021
Critical minerals commitment drives careers

Critical minerals commitment drives careers

Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA welcomes the Morrison Government’s release of a 10-year plan to support more jobs and investment in advanced manufacturing, driven by opportunities in the critical minerals sector. Resources Technology and Critical Minerals RoadmapAMMA Chief Executive Steve Knott AM says the Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing...

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Mar 05, 2021
AMEC showcases critical  minerals opportunities

AMEC showcases critical minerals opportunities

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) aims to lure investors with a new presentation on 48 critical minerals projects across Australia. AMEC chief executive officer Warren Pearce. The 2021 AMEC Critical Minerals Investment Opportunities document highlights a range of projects, including rare earth reclamation from bauxite residue at Gladstone and a cluster of… ...

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Mar 04, 2021
Plans for a critical minerals industry

Plans for a critical minerals industry

A 10-year plan has been released by the Federal Government based around critical minerals processing. The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing road map shows how businesses can capitalise on Australia’s access to resources, which will be needed to manufacture new technologies.  Modern manufacturing initiative Prime Minister Scott Morrison says applications under the $1.3 billion&#...

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Mar 01, 2021
CEI grants add grunt to project viability

CEI grants add grunt to project viability

The importance of Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) grants in bringing mines online with a supportive market is being played out in North Queensland. Aeon Metals, with exploration leases throughout Queensland including in the Gulf of Carpentaria at Walford Creek and west of Mount Isa at Beauchamps, has received several CEI grants since they were introduced… ...

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Feb 25, 2021
Mount Carbine owner seeks NAIF support

Mount Carbine owner seeks NAIF support

EQ Resources is making a bid for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funding to take its Mount Carbine tungsten operations to a new level. It argues the planned Mount Carbine upgrade and expansion aligns with the Commonwealth Government’s aim to support security of critical minerals and strengthen regional development. “The mine, first discovered in 1895,… ...

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Feb 19, 2021
Queensland exploration riding high

Queensland exploration riding high

Strong commodity prices are expected to help fuel a continued climb in exploration spending in Queensland, after a 77 per cent rise in the past three years, a peak group says. Queensland Exploration Council chair Kim Wainwright said exploration expenditure in the state had been robust over most of the past 10 years, apart from a drop… ...

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Feb 08, 2021
Tungsten firm on hunt for expansion funds

Tungsten firm on hunt for expansion funds

Mount Carbine tungsten mine owner EQ Resources has engaged Rock Financial Advisory to secure funding to expand the Far North Queensland operation. EQ Resources expects to start approaching commercial and government financiers for debt funding within the next two weeks. EQ Resources, in joint venture with CRONIMET Group, has shipped concentrate to tungsten manufacturers in… ...

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Feb 06, 2021
Look north to turn the tungsten tide

Look north to turn the tungsten tide

Tungsten hit national headlines this week when King Island Scheelite secured a $10 million government loan to redevelop its Dolphin tungsten project in Tasmania, with the move heralded as a chance to break China’s stranglehold on a key commodity. But at the other end of the country, EQ Resources is already exporting tungsten from its… ...

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