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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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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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Jun 16, 2020
Lilyvale shows promise as vanadium plans advance

Lilyvale shows promise as vanadium plans advance

A ‘highly successful’ infill drilling program has lifted the mineral resource estimate for the Richmond – Julia Creek vanadium project. A pre-feasibility study centred on commercial evaluation and ore reserve generation from the updated mineral resource is expected to be released in the September quarter. The project is a joint venture between Horizon Minerals and… ...

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May 25, 2020
Call for faster approvals to support economic recovery

Call for faster approvals to support economic recovery

Faster project approvals and lower taxes are among the reform priorities the mining industry is pushing to help underpin Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The Minerals Council of Australia has put forward a range of policy and regulatory options to the Federal Government which it says would help the sector maximise its contribution to Australia‚Äôs… ...

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May 19, 2020
CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

A $14.8 million injection to nudge the CopperString 2.0 power project towards lift-off is among a package of COVID-19 fightback measures the State Government announced today. The $1.5 billion scheme will connect the North West Minerals Province with the national electricity grid with the construction of more than 1000km of transmission infrastructure between Woodstock and… ...

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May 18, 2020
Report sets scene to power up Australian battery role

Report sets scene to power up Australian battery role

A ‘scene-setting’ research project designed to investigate the existing battery industry value chain and identify economic opportunities for Australia has released its findings. The Future Battery Industries CRC and Perth USAsia Centre carried out the work, with support from the University of WA and the Minerals Research Institute of WA. It focused on how Australia… ...

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Apr 14, 2020
QEM keen to push ahead with Julia Creek project

QEM keen to push ahead with Julia Creek project

QEM is changing tack on its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project as it looks to undertake prefeasibility work in the next six months. QEM managing director Gavin Loyden said the past quarter had primarily been one of consolidation and bringing fresh approaches to the company. It has identified a suitable extraction technology for… ...

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Feb 25, 2020
State grants special status to fast-track vanadium mine

State grants special status to fast-track vanadium mine

Plans for a $470 million vanadium mine near Julia Creek have received another shot in the arm, with the State Government declaring it a prescribed project. The news comes just two months after the Federal Government granted major project status to the Saint Elmo project, helping fast-track its development in line with its goal of… ...

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Feb 12, 2020
New data released from Camooweal survey

New data released from Camooweal survey

New seismic survey data from the Camooweal region of the South Nicholson Basin is now available from the Geological Survey of Queensland. GSQ says survey provides us new insight and much greater clarity over the Queensland portions of this important frontier basin. The main purpose of the Camooweal 2D seismic survey conducted in 2019 survey… ...

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