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Critical minerals

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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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… This content is for iQ I...

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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,… This content i...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only....

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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… This content is f...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only....

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Jan 29, 2021
Aeon builds tenements around Beauchamp find

Aeon builds tenements around Beauchamp find

Aeon Metals has snapped up further ground near the Beauchamp target in North-West Queensland after test results confirming the presence of a large, mineralised IOCG (Iron Ore Copper Gold) system. The company said the Aeon geological team was excited by the broad regional alteration observed from recent drill results and that the target stratigraphy was… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jan 28, 2021
NT deal paves way for $22b  energy development

NT deal paves way for $22b energy development

The Northern Territory Government and Sun Cable have signed a milestone agreement to advance development of the $22 billion Australia-ASEAN Power Link project. Today’s signing of the Project Development Agreement provides a roadmap for the NT Government and Sun Cable to work in partnership to finalise land tenure and commercial arrangements ahead of the project’s… This content is for iQ Ind...

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