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ANSTO Minerals provide expertise and studies in uranium, rare earths, base metals, specialty metal processing, radioactivity control and management, and novel flowsheet design. Learn more

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 News and Highlights

Northern Minerals Browns Range Heavy Rare Earth Project – Update


Installation of Northern’s pilot plant is on-track for completion by 30 June 2018. The Operational team has recently been bolstered with the appointment of Tony Hadley as General Manager for the project. ANSTO Minerals worked with Tony during the early study stages of the project to develop and optimise the process flowsheet. Read more


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Successful Production of High Purity Hafnium Oxide for Dubbo Project at ANSTO Minerals


Hafnium oxide exceeding 99.8% HfO2, and 99.9% (Hf+Zr)O2, has been produced using a proprietary process. The high purity hafnium dioxide developed provides the ideal feedstock for production of high‐purity metallic hafnium. Read more


 Successful Conversion of Pilgangoora Spodumene to High Purity Lithium Carbonate


ANSTO Minerals recently successfully converted a 25 kg sample of Altura Mining’s Pilgangoora spodumene concentrate to high purity 99.97% lithium carbonate. The purity exceeded the target 99.5% battery grade purity target, and was comparable with a stringent EV grade specification. This was achieved using a non-optimised flowsheet, thus the success of the program can be improved upon further. Read more 


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Field Leach Trial Success for Boss Resources at Honeymoon


Following commencement of a Field Leach Trial (FLT), which included an integrated ion exchange (IX) rig built, commissioned and installed by ANSTO Minerals, Boss Resources have announced the success of the trial after an independent review by Dr Dennis Stover. Read more


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