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Critical minerals

Mar 12, 2021
Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

Minerals ‘stocktake’ confirms top-notch status

The latest ‘stocktake’ report on Australia’s resources wealth has reaffirmed its position as one of the world’s top producers of key critical minerals. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt today launched the 2020 edition of Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) report. Based on data up to the end of 2019, it showed… This content is for ...

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Mar 09, 2021
Environment critical as minerals evolve

Environment critical as minerals evolve

Researchers in the critical minerals space are confident the Australian industry will develop in line with a capacity to address ethical and environmental outcomes.  Both the Federal and Queensland governments are using incentives and economic levers to push junior miners towards developing critical minerals mining, processing and manufacturing capabilities. Grants show a good investment What...

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Mar 09, 2021
Critical minerals an issue of  national sovereignty

Critical minerals an issue of national sovereignty

National sovereignty is partly behind a push towards critical minerals development.  Associate Professor Carl Spandler from The University of Adelaide is leading an Australian Research Council linkage grant to develop an improved model to explore for critical minerals. The grant has three years to run. While demand is not mature just yet there are companies… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Mar 08, 2021
Critical minerals commitment drives careers

Critical minerals commitment drives careers

Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA welcomes the Morrison Government’s release of a 10-year plan to support more jobs and investment in advanced manufacturing, driven by opportunities in the critical minerals sector. Resources Technology and Critical Minerals RoadmapAMMA Chief Executive Steve Knott AM says the Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing National Manufacturing...

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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… This cont...

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Mar 04, 2021
Plans for a critical minerals industry

Plans for a critical minerals industry

A 10-year plan has been released by the Federal Government based around critical minerals processing. The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing road map shows how businesses can capitalise on Australia’s access to resources, which will be needed to manufacture new technologies.  Modern manufacturing initiative Prime Minister Scott Morrison says applications under the $1.3 billion&#...

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Jan 04, 2021
What next for Queensland Mining?

What next for Queensland Mining?

The Department of Resources’ Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) held a two-day workshop at Mount Isa’s Ibis Hotel last month. The workshop outlined the results of a huge investment in data collection and what it could mean for industry by way of minimising the risk in investing in new mineral developments. The data could be… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Geo, iQ Mining N...

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Dec 01, 2020
Budget backs hunt for ‘new economy’ minerals

Budget backs hunt for ‘new economy’ minerals

Queensland’s 2020-21 Budget is set to deliver more than $29 million in exploration grants, initiatives and COVID-19 support for the mining sector over the next few years.   Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the budget boost for exploration would help drive future resource projects and the thousands of jobs that would flow from them. “This year’s budget will invest… This content is...

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Nov 09, 2020
Croydon project reveals indium potential

Croydon project reveals indium potential

A fresh look at samples from Crater Gold Mining’s Croydon polymetallic project in North-West Queensland has revealed high levels of the critical mineral indium. The company has released results showing very high indium assaysup to 190.0 ppm. These were obtained from the re-assay of six selected intervals fromthree drill holes drilled in 2006/07 at ‘Anomaly… This content is for i...

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