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Mar 05, 2021
AMEC showcases critical  minerals opportunities

AMEC showcases critical minerals opportunities

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) aims to lure investors with a new presentation on 48 critical minerals projects across Australia. AMEC chief executive officer Warren Pearce. The 2021 AMEC Critical Minerals Investment Opportunities document highlights a range of projects, including rare earth reclamation from bauxite residue at Gladstone and a cluster of… ...

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Feb 06, 2021
Look north to turn the tungsten tide

Look north to turn the tungsten tide

Tungsten hit national headlines this week when King Island Scheelite secured a $10 million government loan to redevelop its Dolphin tungsten project in Tasmania, with the move heralded as a chance to break China’s stranglehold on a key commodity. But at the other end of the country, EQ Resources is already exporting tungsten from its… ...

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Feb 02, 2021
AMEC networking function in Townsville

AMEC networking function in Townsville

AMEC Queensland will hold its first networking function for 2021 in Townsville next week. The event will include new Resources Minister Scott Stewart discussing the Queensland Government’s vision for the resources sector in 2021. Venue:     Rydges Southbank Townsville                 23 Palmer St, Townsville Date:        Thursday, February… ...

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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 07, 2020
AMEC applauds broad Budget direction

AMEC applauds broad Budget direction

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) has welcomed the 2020-21 Federal Budget as a bold national commitment to Australia’s economic recovery and economic future. But it is continuing calls for the Government to commit to extending the Junior Mineral Exploration Incentive beyond 2020. “The Budget provides vitally needed financial support programs, individual and… ...

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Sep 01, 2020
Latest data shows annual exploration growth

Latest data shows annual exploration growth

Mineral exploration expenditure lifted significantly in Queensland last financial year, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies says. But AMEC has raised concerns about the impact of tight border restrictions on more recent activity in the state. The total exploration spend in Queensland (other than petroleum) hit $403.4 million in 2019/20 compared to $313.4 million… ...

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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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Jun 16, 2020
Funds to ‘supercharge’ new economy minerals push

Funds to ‘supercharge’ new economy minerals push

The State Government aims to ‘supercharge’ exploration for new economy minerals with $10 million in grants to be released under the second round of its COVID-19 fightback plan. The package announced today also features a $650,000 investment in the mining equipment, technology and services sector. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said $10 million in exploration grants would… ...

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Mar 31, 2020
Plea to stop exploration jobs falling through the gap

Plea to stop exploration jobs falling through the gap

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies is calling on the Federal Government to widen the criteria for the $130 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme. AMEC says the eligibility criteria as announced will exclude small mineral exploration companies, because they don’t have any turnover, which is a requirement for eligibility. “Small mineral exploration companies don’t… ...

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