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ANSTO Minerals provides practical solutions and innovative technology to deliver significant benefits to industry. Learn more

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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

ANSTO Minerals to present at ALTA 2018


ANSTO Minerals will be presenting three papers at the upcoming ALTA 2018 Nickel-Cobalt-Copper, Uranium-REE-Lithium and Gold-PM Conference and Exhibition to be held in the Perth from 19-26 May 2018. Read more


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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 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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