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Critical minerals

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… This content i...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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

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

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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… This content is fo...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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