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

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Feb 06, 2020
Keith Pitt takes over resources portfolio

Keith Pitt takes over resources portfolio

Bundaberg-based MP Keith Pitt has been named as the new federal Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia. The Member for Hinkler succeeds Queensland Senator Matt Canavan, who stood down from the position on Monday night. New Resources Minister Keith Pitt. “Before entering politics I was a tradesman, an engineer, a small business owner and… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Jan 30, 2020
New economy mineral focus in latest exploration funding

New economy mineral focus in latest exploration funding

A new funding round has opened under Queensland’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative, targeting projects in North and North West Queensland. This round encourages the exploration of new economy minerals including cobalt, gallium, germanium, graphite, indium, lithium, manganese, molybdenum, niobium, platinum group elements, rare earth elements, rhenium, scandium, silver, tantalum, tungsten,...

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Dec 20, 2019
Exploration drilling demand strong going into 2020

Exploration drilling demand strong going into 2020

A strong outlook for gold and battery-material metals such as vanadium and cobalt are driving high demand for North Queensland drilling services, according to Eagle Drilling NQ general manager Sally Forgan. Ms Forgan expects the company to boost its workforce by about 25 per cent to meet demand in 2020. She was commenting after the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Ci...

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Dec 11, 2019
Major project status puts vanadium mine in fast lane

Major project status puts vanadium mine in fast lane

The Federal Government has granted major project status to a North West Queensland vanadium mine, with construction set to kick off in 2020. The fast-tracking of the Saint Elmo project near Julia Creek fits the government goal of positioning Australia as a key global player in critical minerals. Proponent Multicom Resources plans an open-cut mine… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Nov 19, 2019
State targets ‘new economy’ minerals

State targets ‘new economy’ minerals

The State Government has unveiled a $13.8 million investment package to tap into the ‘new economy’ minerals bounty in North and North West Queensland. In Mount Isa today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the five-year package aimed to encourage new exploration, re-investigate old mines and probe geological information stores. “Global demand is set to soar for… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Nov 14, 2019
Government boosts support for critical mineral projects

Government boosts support for critical mineral projects

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of new finance pathways for critical minerals projects, along with a special project facilitation office. Projects which boost Australia’s ability to extract and process critical minerals will be eligible for financial support through Export Finance Australia (EFA). Changes will also be made to allow proje...

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Oct 14, 2019
Julia Creek vanadium deposit ‘one of the largest in the world’

Julia Creek vanadium deposit ‘one of the largest in the world’

QEM says its Julia Creek project is proving to be one of the largest vanadium deposits in the world as it reveals a significant resource upgrade. The company’s flagship Julia Creek vanadium / oil shale project covers 249.6sq km in the Julia Creek area of North West Queensland. Following the resource upgrade, the project holds… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, i...

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