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Critical minerals

Sep 07, 2020
Hammer Metals buoyed by early drill results

Hammer Metals buoyed by early drill results

Hammer Metals has reported broad intersections of copper and associated gold at the Shadow prospect at its Mount Isa East joint venture. The results stem from a diamond drilling program undertaken on the Shadow and Toby prospects located within that area and on the Koppany prospect that is part of Hammer’s joint venture with Mount… ...

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Aug 27, 2020
Testwork hub call to spur critical minerals advances

Testwork hub call to spur critical minerals advances

State backing for shared demonstration facilities would overcome a significant hurdle for junior mining companies trying to bring critical minerals projects online, a key vanadium proponent says. Multicom Resources chief executive officer Shaun McCarthy was commenting on a pre-election push by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) for government support for such demonstration&...

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Aug 11, 2020
Promising vanadium tests for QEM’s Julia Creek project

Promising vanadium tests for QEM’s Julia Creek project

QEM says it is seeing impressive vanadium extraction results from test work at its flagship Julia Creek project. The project hosts oil shale resources as well as vanadium, so the company has been working to fine tune efficient extraction of both commodities to maximise the value of operations there. QEM said today the latest extraction… ...

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Jul 30, 2020
Red River secures polymetallic silver-indium deposits

Red River secures polymetallic silver-indium deposits

Red River Resources has been granted two new polymetallic projects hosting the highest-grade known indium deposits in Australia. It comes as the company was this week announced as the recipient of a $190,000 Collaborative Exploration Initiative grant for work focused on indium in the Herberton region. Geoscience Australia and strategic partners of Australia including the… ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Explorers welcome boost for wide-ranging projects

Explorers welcome boost for wide-ranging projects

The wider scope and boosted budget of the latest Queensland Collaborative Exploration Initiative funding round has been welcomed by the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies. “24 companies with 25 projects and almost $4 million in funding is a great boost for the industry and will make a significant impact to Queensland’s economic recovery from… ...

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Jul 28, 2020
Indium on the radar in new exploration grants round

Indium on the radar in new exploration grants round

A hunt for indium near old Herberton district mine workings is among the projects to win a share of almost $4 million in the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) grants. Red River Resources is among the 24 companies receiving State Government support for exploration focused on the new economy minerals required for advanced electronics… ...

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Jul 24, 2020
Cape York silica sand project advances

Cape York silica sand project advances

Diatreme Resources has announced another step forward in the approval process for its Galalar silica sand project on Cape York, as it aims for a 2022 start to production. The company has released the Initial Advice Statement (IAS) and draft terms of reference (DToR) for the project’s environmental impact statement. “This is another important step… ...

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Jul 24, 2020
Mount Carbine sorting work wins research funding

Mount Carbine sorting work wins research funding

A mine waste transformation project in Far North Queensland has won a grant of $220,000 under the Queensland METS Collaborative Projects Fund. The work is happening at Speciality Metals International’s Mount Carbine tungsten operation. Joint venture partners Speciality Metals and Cronimet have been trialling sensor-based ore sorting to extract +10mm to 40mm high-grade tungsten particles̷...

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Jul 21, 2020
Oil yields add momentum to Julia Creek project

Oil yields add momentum to Julia Creek project

QEM has announced successful results from independent test work aimed at increasing oil yields from its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project. It says the work shows substantially higher oil yields are possible at Julia Creek through the addition of a solvent during extraction processing, compared to options such as direct retorting. QEM managing… ...

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