International Year of Crystallography


Dubbo Zirconia Project feasibility completed

Alkane continues to move forward building upon its successful Demonstration Plant operations with ANSTO Minerals.

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

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

Peak Resources produces third high quality rare earth oxide

Peak Resources has produced the third separated high 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.

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ANSTO Minerals
Locked Bag 2001 Kirrawee DC NSW 2232
New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, NSW, Australia



About us

Who are ANSTO Minerals?
ANSTO Minerals is an international mining consultancy with world-leading expertise in uranium ore processing, rare earth process development and removal of radioactivity from ores.
We work with mining companies in Australia and around the world to design processes and flow sheets for a range of mining resources, from bench testing to pilot plant stage. We provide clients with in-depth feasibility analyses and solutions to key processing challenges that impact their bottom line. 

Our staff


Dr Robert Gee BSc(ENG),  PhD - General Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 7501
Dr Bob Ring BEng (CHEM), PhD – Manager Business Development 
Ph: +61 2 9717 3895
Dr Karin Soldenhoff BSc (Wits), MSc(Cape Town), PhD. (UNSW) – Technology Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 3862
Paul Freeman BTech (APPLIED CHEM) – Uranium and NORM Processing Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 9427
Dr Adrian Manis BEng (CHEM),  – Pilot Plant Operations Manager
Ph: +61 2 9717 9214

Our facilities

ANSTO Minerals has extensive facilities to support their activities. The Minerals precinct is on the ANSTO
campus, situated in the outskirts of Sydney and comprises:


  • - sample receipt and preparation facility

  • - modern hydrometallurgical laboratories

  • - extensive analytical and mineralogical facilities with up-to-date instrumentation

  • - high engineering bay to house tall columns

  • - dedicated rare earth separation facility

  • - pilot plant facilities

  • - demonstration plant facilities

  • - extensive sample storage area


ANSTO is a Registered Research Service Provider for the R&D Tax Incentive.