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Sep 21, 2020
Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Pure Battery Technologies has acquired a commercial-scale processing operation in Germany – bringing its proposed Townsville plant a step closer. The Queensland battery material refiner has completed its feasibility study and is seeking investment prior to construction of what it describes as a ‘shovel ready’ project in Townsville. The proposed plant – expected to co...

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Sep 16, 2020
TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponents have entered a memorandum of understanding with James Cook University for work hoped to see the project become world’s first ‘zero waste’ nickel /cobalt production facility. Pure Minerals subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals said the initial focus of the research program would be the leach residue produced at the planned battery chem...

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Sep 14, 2020
Austral eyes new avenues for Lady Annie future

Austral eyes new avenues for Lady Annie future

Lady Annie owners Austral Resources have their eye to the future with work underway to potentially exploit the operation’s large sulphide ore resource. It comes on top of a new copper mining operation due to commence at their Anthill deposit and planned exploration work in the region.  “We have a further 10-year potential with sulphide resources which we are currently exploring,”...

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Sep 04, 2020
Strong support for Townsville battery factory shares placement

Strong support for Townsville battery factory shares placement

Magnis Energy Technologies has welcomed ‘firm commitments’ from institutional, professional and other investors to raise $7.65 million via a placement of 45,000,000 ordinary shares at 17 cents per Share. The company is proposing to build a battery plant in Townsville. The offer is being managed by joint lead managers Aitken Murray Capital Partners and Foster Stockbroking and inc...

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Sep 03, 2020
TECH proponent ready to kick off pilot plant work

TECH proponent ready to kick off pilot plant work

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponent Pure Minerals plans to begin producing battery materials from a pilot plant by the end of 2020. Stage one pilot plant operations are set to commence in the last quarter of this year to produce a nickel-cobalt mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP), aluminium hydroxide and saleable haematite. Stage two piloting – scheduled for early 2021 – wil...

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Aug 31, 2020
Glencore copper smelter announcement looms

Glencore copper smelter announcement looms

An announcement is expected within six weeks regarding the future of Glencore’s Mount Isa copper smelter and Townsville copper refinery. Glencore Queensland Metals chief operating officer Matt O’Neill said the company was in the final stages of reviewing the business case for the facilities. The Australian Workers’ Union and Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade recently called o...

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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 demonstrat...

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Aug 20, 2020
Glencore on the ball with concentrator upgrade

Glencore on the ball with concentrator upgrade

Glencore has brought a new ball mill online at the Mount Isa Mines copper concentrator in a move to improve flotation performance. A third ball mill complete with a 3500 horse power-motor now sits between the SAG milling and flotation sections at the concentrator. It will deliver finer ground ore to increase metal recovery and improve the quality of copper concentrate supplied to the Mount ...

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Aug 17, 2020
State green light on $3b battery plant plan

State green light on $3b battery plant plan

Imperium3 Townsville is moving ahead with its planned $3 billion North Queensland lithium-ion battery plant after receiving State approval on the project feasibility study. Magnis Energy Technologies, one-third owner of iM3TSV, announced the approval today and said the board had formally approved investment to proceed to the next stage of development. it said the Imperium3 consortium was n...

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