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Nov 24, 2020
Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

Land deal sets scene for TECH plant progress

A planned $550 million-plus Townsville battery materials plant is a step closer with Queensland Pacific Metals formally securing the project site. The company, a subsidiary of Pure Minerals, has entered into a binding reservation deed with Townsville City Council for the land in theLansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct. “The reservation deed secures the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) ...

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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 ra...

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Oct 30, 2020
Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Aeon Metals is turning to the sun to power its proposed Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sun Cable to provide an energy solution for the operation. Sun Cable has been hitting the headlines for its $22 billion plan to build the world’s largest dispatchable solar and battery power station in the Northern Terri...

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Oct 22, 2020
$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

More than $US1 trillion of investment will be needed in metals such as aluminium, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years to meet the growing demands of decarbonisation, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. This is almost double the figure invested over the previous 15 years. “One can argue about both the pace and scale of the energy transition but the criticality of me...

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Oct 07, 2020
Sconi in the spotlight at key  nickel forum

Sconi in the spotlight at key nickel forum

A world nickel industry guru identified the Sconi nickel laterite project in Queensland as one of the potential major new mines in the world to service the growing battery market for electric vehicles. The Sconi deposit is located near Greenvale west of Townsville. Jim Lennon of Macquarie Commodities (Europe) listed Sconi in his keynote and virtual presentation to Paydirt Media’s Aust...

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Sep 25, 2020
More time to tweak Walford Creek cobalt process

More time to tweak Walford Creek cobalt process

Aeon Metals has stretched out the timing for its Walford Creek pre-feasibility study to allow further work focused on cobalt extraction. The company said metallurgical and process workstreams were now welladvanced in the PFS for the North-West Queensland copper-cobalt project. The front-end flowsheet design to produce copper, zinc and lead concentrates has proceeded well and is nearing comp...

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Sep 08, 2020
New Century backs away from Goro nickel deal

New Century backs away from Goro nickel deal

Century zinc operator New Century Resources has decided against buying into the Goro nickel and cobalt mine in New Caledonia. The company announced today that it had elected not to proceed with a binding offer for the acquisition of 95 per cent of the issued shares in Goro owner Vale Nouvelle-Calédonie. New Century has been engaged in an extensive process of asset due diligence and commerc...

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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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Jul 28, 2020
New Century still working on Goro mine deal

New Century still working on Goro mine deal

New Century Resources says it is making significant progress in evaluating technical and commercial aspects of its potential acquisition of the Goro nickel and cobalt operation. The Goro operation includes a mine, processing facility and port located on New Caledonia, a French territory. The successful acquisition would result in New Century, which operates Queensland Century zinc site, be...

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