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Nov 26, 2020
New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

New supply deal for NQ battery materials plant

Pure Minerals has announced a deal to supply battery maker Samsung SDI with nickel products from its Townsville plant. Samsung SDI is seeking to purchase up to 6000t per annum of contained nickel from the TECH (Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub) project. Pure Minerals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott said the company was consistently gaining traction with end users who viewed it as a p...

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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 27, 2020
Fresh approach for Citigold mining plans

Fresh approach for Citigold mining plans

Citigold says it has selected a site for a new small footprint processing plant to help to remove the bulk of the granite dilution from planned underground gold mining operations. The company is continuing to seek finance to complete underground capital works to restart mining at its Charters Towers gold project, based on an 11 million-ounce gold deposit under the historical gold mining cit...

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Oct 15, 2020
Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Pure Minerals is looking at scaling up its planned Townsville battery materials plant after scoring a major deal with South Korean chemical company LG Chem. It says the move would bring economies of scale along with more jobs and other benefits for Townsville and the greater community. LG Chem is seeking to buy up to 10,000 tonnes of contained nickel and about 1000 tonnes of contained cobal...

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Oct 14, 2020
Consortium seeks energy edge in coarse particle processing

Consortium seeks energy edge in coarse particle processing

A newly formed consortium of University of Queensland researchers and industry partners is targeting improved energy efficiency for mineral processing operations. The Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR) will run initially for five years and will tackle multidisciplinary aspects of coarse particle processing such as flotation, comminution, classification, and...

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Oct 01, 2020
Queensland ready to ride new wave in manufacturing

Queensland ready to ride new wave in manufacturing

Queensland’s traditional and emerging resource areas are in pole position to benefit from the Federal Government’s $1.5 billion modern manufacturing initiative, a peak body says. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane was commenting after Prime Minister Scott Morrison named resources technology and critical minerals processing as one of six National Manufactu...

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Sep 28, 2020
Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Port of Townsville has reported a 6.5 per cent increase in freight passing over its wharves last financial year, with exports of mineral concentrates and fertiliser listed as key factors in that growth. It reported a $13.87 million net profit for 2019/20 and a saw almost 8.2 million tonnes of freight shifted at its Townsville and Lucinda operations. In the annual report, Port of Townsville ...

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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 23, 2020
City leaders welcome Glencore deal

City leaders welcome Glencore deal

Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade has welcomed news the city’s copper smelter will remain open for the next few years, following an agreement between the Queensland Government and Glencore. “Mount Isa Mines is the backbone of the city’s economy, and the copper smelter is the backbone of Mount Isa Mines,” Cr Slade said. Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade. “I welcome the news of thi...

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