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Critical minerals

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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Oct 12, 2020
‘Elegant solution’ to target  rare earth concentrations

‘Elegant solution’ to target rare earth concentrations

University of Exeter researchers have revealed a new hypothesis to predict where rare earth elements neodymium and dysprosium could be found. The elements are an essential part of digital and clean energy manufacturing, including magnets in large wind turbines and electric car motors. Research led by Professor Frances Wall from the University of Exeter’s Camborne… ...

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Oct 12, 2020
New model may hold key to  exploration breakthroughs

New model may hold key to exploration breakthroughs

A geological paradigm shift is in the air as a company focused on new economy metals in North West Queensland is pioneering a new mineral system model (MSM) for the Cloncurry Belt. This new insight is transforming previously overlooked tenements into fertile discovery opportunities, according to Transition Resources founder David Wilson. “The MSM was validated… ...

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Oct 01, 2020
Queensland ready to ride new wave in manufacturing

Queensland ready to ride new wave in manufacturing

Queensland’s traditional and emerging resource areas are in pole position to benefit from the Federal Government’s $1.5 billion modern manufacturing initiative, a peak body says. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane was commenting after Prime Minister Scott Morrison named resources technology and critical minerals processing as one of six National Manufacturing Pri...

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Sep 30, 2020
EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

EGRU presents critical minerals seminar

Critical minerals will be the focus of a technical workshop hosted by JCU’s Economic Geology Research Centre (EGRU) on October 9. The workshop – via Zoom from 3pm – will feature presentations by world experts on critical minerals geology from Australia, Germany and United Kingdom. Critical minerals – required for new technologies including energy storage -… ...

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Sep 25, 2020
More time to tweak Walford Creek cobalt process

More time to tweak Walford Creek cobalt process

Aeon Metals has stretched out the timing for its Walford Creek pre-feasibility study to allow further work focused on cobalt extraction. The company said metallurgical and process workstreams were now welladvanced in the PFS for the North-West Queensland copper-cobalt project. The front-end flowsheet design to produce copper, zinc and lead concentrates has proceeded well and… ...

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Sep 23, 2020
Hammer reviews gold potential in North West

Hammer reviews gold potential in North West

Hammer Metals is running an eye over the gold exploration potential within its Mount Isa project areas as prices remain strong. The company has focused primarily on exploring for large scale Iron Oxide Copper Gold (IOCG) systems in the region and says there is potential for significant gold mineralisation within its tenure. “The gold exploration… ...

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Sep 08, 2020
New Century backs away from Goro nickel deal

New Century backs away from Goro nickel deal

Century zinc operator New Century Resources has decided against buying into the Goro nickel and cobalt mine in New Caledonia. The company announced today that it had elected not to proceed with a binding offer for the acquisition of 95 per cent of the issued shares in Goro owner Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie. New Century has been… ...

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Sep 07, 2020
Sorting trials positive for FNQ tungsten growth

Sorting trials positive for FNQ tungsten growth

Speciality Metals International says it is receiving excellent early results from the use of XRT ore sorting technology on stockpiles at Mount Carbine in Far North Queensland. The test work program is supported by a $220,000 grant under the Queensland METS Collaborative Projects Fund. The company says the results support its plan to exploit historical… ...

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