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Critical minerals

Dec 01, 2020
Budget backs hunt for ‘new economy’ minerals

Budget backs hunt for ‘new economy’ minerals

Queensland’s 2020-21 Budget is set to deliver more than $29 million in exploration grants, initiatives and COVID-19 support for the mining sector over the next few years.   Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the budget boost for exploration would help drive future resource projects and the thousands of jobs that would flow from them. “This year’s budget will invest… This content is...

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Nov 24, 2020
Rare earths in the spotlight as study probes copper-gold links

Rare earths in the spotlight as study probes copper-gold links

The Mount Isa region is well positioned to ride the surge in rare earth interest, hosting both light and heavy rare earths associated with different types of mineralisation common to the area, a researcher says. PhD student Ross Chandler is part of a team investigating why some copper-gold deposits in Mount Isa Inlier host rare… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil,...

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Nov 17, 2020
Explorer hits ‘jackpot’ with gold-rich discovery

Explorer hits ‘jackpot’ with gold-rich discovery

Transition Resources says it has ‘hit the jackpot’ near Cloncurry, identifying a multi-billion-tonne, gold-rich mineral system in its tenements. Recent drilling confirmed the system was capable of hosting high-grade gold and new economy metals such as tungsten, cobalt, and highly sought-after heavy rare earth elements, Transition Resources founder David Wilson said. He described the ne...

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Nov 12, 2020
Red River releases Orient exploration results

Red River releases Orient exploration results

Red River Resources says it has defined an extensive high-grade silver-indium system at its Orient project near Herberton. The company recently collected 44 samples from Orient West and 37 samples from Orient East. Sampling at Orient West returned an average grade of 357 g/t gold, 241 g/t indium, 8.2 per cent lead and 5.8 per… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, i...

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Nov 09, 2020
Croydon project reveals indium potential

Croydon project reveals indium potential

A fresh look at samples from Crater Gold Mining’s Croydon polymetallic project in North-West Queensland has revealed high levels of the critical mineral indium. The company has released results showing very high indium assaysup to 190.0 ppm. These were obtained from the re-assay of six selected intervals fromthree drill holes drilled in 2006/07 at ‘Anomaly… This content is for i...

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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…. This...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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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,… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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