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Critical minerals

Nov 04, 2020
Promising signs in Beauchamp drill campaign

Promising signs in Beauchamp drill campaign

Aeon Metals has reported significant alteration and copper mineralisation being observed in its first diamond drill hole at the Beauchamp Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) target. The target, about 100km west of Mount Isa, is described as having clear similarities with the geophysical signatures of a number of world-class IOCG deposits including Olympic Dam, Ernest Henry and Carrapateena…. ...

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Oct 30, 2020
Spotlight on Queensland’s critical minerals might

Spotlight on Queensland’s critical minerals might

A raft of Queensland projects targeting critical minerals such as vanadium, graphite and cobalt are being promoted in an Association of Mining and Exploration Companies initiative. AMEC has compiled an investment opportunities document to pique investor and company interests in the critical minerals sector domestically and internationally. The document contains project information for a range̷...

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Oct 30, 2020
Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Aeon Metals is turning to the sun to power its proposed Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sun Cable to provide an energy solution for the operation. Sun Cable has been hitting the headlines for its $22 billion plan to build the world’s largest… ...

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Oct 27, 2020
Positive study results for  $220m vanadium project

Positive study results for $220m vanadium project

Horizon Minerals has announced positive prefeasibility study results for a proposed $220 million vanadium mine in North West Queensland. The study was completed for the Richmond – Julia Creek vanadium joint venture project, based on shallow open-pit mining over an initial life of 20 years. It was focused on the Lilyvale deposit within that project,… ...

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Oct 22, 2020
$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

More than $US1 trillion of investment will be needed in metals such as aluminium, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years to meet the growing demands of decarbonisation, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. This is almost double the figure invested over the previous 15 years. “One can argue about both the pace… ...

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Oct 21, 2020
Fresh pitch for critical minerals investment

Fresh pitch for critical minerals investment

There’s a new tool to pitch Australia’s critical minerals projects and greenfield opportunities to investors. The Australian Critical Minerals Prospectus 2020, identifies significant commercial opportunities in hundreds of critical minerals and rare earth elements projects across Australia. Federal Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham said Australia had some of t...

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Oct 21, 2020
Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

Sconi talks continue as battery crunch looms

The clock is ticking for potential Sconi offtake partners to secure battery materials ahead of a forecast ‘pinch point’ for nickel supplies in 2023, says Australian Mines. In a quarterly update the company said its priority was advancing discussions with potential offtake partners for the North Queensland cobalt-nickel-scandium project. The market dynamics of the electric… ...

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Oct 20, 2020
Aeon explores new Mount Isa region targets

Aeon explores new Mount Isa region targets

Aeon Metals has started drilling at the Beauchamp target, about 100km west of Mount Isa. The company attracted a $200,000 Collaborative Exploration Initiative grant for the work and says Beauchamp has clear similarities with the geophysical signatures of a number of world-class Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) deposits, including Ernest Henry. A diamond drill hole (with an RC… ...

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Oct 16, 2020
Speciality Metals in studies for underground mine

Speciality Metals in studies for underground mine

Speciality Metals is re-assaying historical drill core in work towards a potential underground mine at Mount Carbine. And it has started talks with he Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy and contractors setting out detailed planning for reopening the decline at the site for further underground testing. A total of 154 intercepts from 43… ...

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