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Critical minerals

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

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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… This ...

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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… This content is ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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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… This content is for ...

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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… This content is for iQ Indust...

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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 -… This...

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