Speciality metals processing


In addition to our long-standing involvement with all aspects of uranium and rare earth processing, ANSTO Minerals have a vast range of industrial experience encompassing mineral processing and hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processing of speciality and rare metals as outlined below:


  • Lithium
  • Zirconium
  • Niobium
  • Hafnium
  • Scandium
  • Gold / Silver
  • Titanium
  • Molybdenum / Tungsten


This experience has been gained through development of processes for recovery of such elements as by-products of uranium and REE processing, as well as processes focused only on recovery of these elements.

What can ANSTO Minerals do for you?


ANSTO Minerals can provide processing expertise in the following areas:


  • Recovery of speciality metals from conventional and un-conventional resources
  • Separation and production of marketable chemical concentrates
  • Production of high purity chemical concentrates
  • Development of novel impurity control flowsheets to address unique impurities – elemental and radioactivity
  • Manage and develop laboratory and pilot plant programmes tailored to each project



Contact Us


Dr Chris Griffith
Business Development Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 3923
Email: chris.griffith@ansto.gov.au