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Critical minerals

Mar 15, 2021
Finniss lithium venture wins Major Project Status

Finniss lithium venture wins Major Project Status

The Federal Government has awarded Major Project Status for Core Lithium’s Finniss lithium project, located near Darwin in the Northern Territory. Construction is expected to begin at Finniss in the second half of this year, subject to several conditions including final investment decision. It is expected to generate more than 360 jobs during construction and… This content is for iQ I...

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Mar 15, 2021
EQ Resources raises capital for Mount Carbine growth

EQ Resources raises capital for Mount Carbine growth

EQ Resources is raising $6.5 million in a share placement to fast-track the expansion of its Mount Carbine tungsten operations and the site’s underground mine development. It comes after the company last month announced it was making a bid for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funding to take its Mount Carbine tungsten operations in Far… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Mar 15, 2021
QEM to pursue hydrogen strategy at Julia Creek

QEM to pursue hydrogen strategy at Julia Creek

QEM is looking into green hydrogen opportunities at its flagship Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in North-West Queensland. The company said it would investigate the financial and regulatory requirements to produce hydrogen using a “green” solar-powered electrolyser. It expected that the hydrogen would initially be used as a support to the energy needs… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Mar 12, 2021
Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

The latest ‘stocktake’ report on Australia’s resources wealth has reaffirmed its position as one of the world’s top producers of key critical minerals. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt today launched the 2020 edition of Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) report. Based on data up to the end of 2019, it showed… This content is for ...

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Mar 09, 2021
Environment critical as minerals evolve

Environment critical as minerals evolve

Researchers in the critical minerals space are confident the Australian industry will develop in line with a capacity to address ethical and environmental outcomes.  Both the Federal and Queensland governments are using incentives and economic levers to push junior miners towards developing critical minerals mining, processing and manufacturing capabilities. Grants show a good investment What...

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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… This content is for iQ Indu...

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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… This cont...

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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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