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Apr 16, 2021
Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vanadium proponent to build battery electrolyte plant

Vecco Group has made the final investment decision to construct a $25 million vanadium battery electrolyte manufacturing plant in Brisbane. The company holds the Debella vanadium and HPA (high purity alumina) project north of Julia Creek in North-West Queensland, which it aims to bring online to feed the plant in about two years. The manufacturing… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland...

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Apr 16, 2021
Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon Metals has dumped its previous processing strategy for Walford Creek, sending prefeasibility work for the copper-cobalt mine on a new trajectory. It comes after an independent review of the key metallurgical elements of the Walford Creek prefeasibility study (PFS), initiated by interim chief executive officer and managing director Fred Hess. Dr Hess, previously a… This content is for i...

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Apr 12, 2021
Ausmex sinks its fangs into King Brown copper-cobalt find

Ausmex sinks its fangs into King Brown copper-cobalt find

Ausmex Mining Group is ramping up exploration efforts around the King Brown outcrop after costean samples producing high-grade copper and cobalt results. It is only through delays in gaining the mining lease for the nearby Golden Mile gold project outside Cloncurry that the company turned its attention to exploring the King Brown area. Ausmex geologists… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Apr 12, 2021
Leap forward for Multicom vanadium plans

Leap forward for Multicom vanadium plans

Multicom Resources’ Saint Elmo vanadium project, east of Julia Creek, has received Federal environmental approval. The project is expected to directly employ about 200 people during the construction phase and more than 150 people in initial operations, with more positions to come as it scales up. Queensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart said he welcomed the… This content is for iQ ...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Diatreme Resources has engaged industry specialist Mineral Technologies (MT) to undertake final metallurgical testwork for the definitive feasibility study for its Galalar silica sand project. The testing program will use a one-tonne bulk sample taken from an area representing the first five years of planned mining at Galalar. Two variability samples from other areas within… This content is...

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Apr 06, 2021
Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex Mining Group has reported results of up to 25 per cent manganese and 8520ppm cobalt from sampling on ground adjoining its Golden Mile project near Cloncurry. The company was following up the drilling of diamond core holes, announced late 2019, that intersected mineralisation of the King Brown ironstone/manganese outcrop. Ausmex said a costean was… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Mar 31, 2021
EQ Resources starts Mount Carbine drill program

EQ Resources starts Mount Carbine drill program

EQ Resources has kick-started a feasibility study for expanding production from the Mount Carbine tungsten mine with a drilling program near the site’s historical open pit. Contractor DDH1 Drilling is carrying out the six-hole drill program at the Far North Queensland site. EQ Resources says its geology team is targeting the identification and potential for… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Mar 22, 2021
Mount Carbine quarry ramp-up approved

Mount Carbine quarry ramp-up approved

EQ Resources has won State environmental approval to expand its Mount Carbine quarry production from a maximum of 100,000 tonnes to 1 million tonnes a year. The company describes the approval as a vital step on the pathway towards re-establishing Mount Carbine as a significant global tungsten producer and a major employer in the region…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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