ANSTO Minerals in the news


The following articles relate to ANSTO Minerals in the news. 


Collaboration on novel lithium technology and recovery process

23 March 2016


Lithium Australia NL (LIT) has received a federal grant to commercialise its extraction process for recovering metals, lithium in particular, from silicate minerals. Under the terms of the grant, Lithium Australia NL will partner with ANSTO Minerals. Learn more.


 ANSTO Minerals shares expertise at international workshop

21 October 2015


ANSTO Minerals consultants, Chris Griffith and Susan Brown, present on the management of residues and waste associated with NORM at an IAEA interregional workshop in Malaysia. Learn more.


ANSTO Minerals sponsors Africa Down Under Conference

2 September 2015


With a growing presence in Africa, ANSTO Minerals proudly sponsored and exhibited at the 2015 Africa Down Under Conference held in Perth early in September. Learn more.


Alkane receives NSW development consent to proceed with the Dubbo Zirconia Project (DZP) and looks to add Hafnium (Hf) to its product suite

2 June 2015 


ANSTO Minerals has assisted Alkane on the DZP in many aspects since designing and building a demonstration pilot to recover Zirconium (Zr), Niobium (Nb) and rare earths. ANSTO is currently working on developing the flow sheet to include recovery of a separated Hafnium (Hf) product. Learn more.



Dr Karin Soldenhoff to share insights into ANSTO’s expertise in rare earth processing at international conference

24 April 2015


ANSTO Minerals Technology Manager, Dr Karin Soldenhoff is travelling to India to present a plenary lecture at the International Conference on Science, Technology and Applications of Rare Earths in Trivandrum, Kerala. Learn more.


Tasman Metals Pre-Feasibility Study confirms Norra Karr as economically robust project

21 January 2015


ANSTO Minerals assists Tasman Metals by developing the hydrometallurgical process for the Pre-Feasibility Study. Learn more.


Enirgi Group validates revolutionary new proprietary Lithium Extraction Technology at ANSTO Minerals

29 October 2014


Large scale demonstration of new technology for lithium recovery from brines unlocks significant potential for Enirgi Group. Learn more. 


Success in optimisation of Norra Karr flowsheet for Tasman Metals Ltd

9 July 2014


ANSTO Minerals assists Tasman Metals in producing Heavy Rare Earth concentrate and further defines the flowsheet for the Norra Kärr Project, Sweden . Learn more.


Positive Pre-Feasibility Study confirms the value and technical strength of Browns Range Project

14 June 2014


ANSTO Minerals assists Northern Minerals in successful issuing of Pre-Feasibility Study for the Browns Range Heavy Rare Earth Project in Western Australia . Learn more.


 Dubbo Zirconia Project feasibility completed

13 September 2013


Alkane continues to move forward building upon its successful Demonstration Plant operation with ANSTO Minerals . Learn more.


Peak Resources: pilot plan can produce high purity rare earth oxides

16 October 2013


ANSTO Minerals completes 6 month solvent extraction process development study for peak Resources to produce four rare earth products. Learn more.


Peak Resources produces third high quality rare earth oxide 

29 August 2013


Peak Resources has produced the third separated hight purity rare earth oxide (REO) from a bulk sample of mineralisation from the company's 100% owned Ngualla Rare Earth Project in Tanzania.  The lanthanum oxide was produced at the Solvent Extraction Pilot Plant currently in operation at ANSTO Minerals (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation). Learn more.


 Milestone for Peak Resources Ngualla project 

4 July 2013


ANSTO Minerals has recently achieved a significant milestone for the Peak Resources Ngualla project, with the production of a NdPr high purity product containing a NdPr/TRE ratio > 99%. Learn more.


Rockgate increases mineral resources at Falea Uranium-Silver-Copper Project, Mali 
4 December 2012

Rockgate Capital Corp is pleased to announce updated mineral resource estimates for the Falea Uranium-Silver-Copper Project located in West Africa. Learn more.


Hastings rare metals gains from major breakthroughs by ANSTO 
20 November 2012

Hastings Rare Metals will benefit from two major technical breakthroughs achieved by ANSTO with the completion of Phase 2 of the development program for the extraction of target minerals. Learn more.