Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

The Search for Rare Earth Elements

The New Oil

Australia is certainly no stranger to water shortages. And it is far from alone; in the US, the California drought has made the nation’s water supply front-page news. Often dubbed the new oil, this increasingly scarce natural resource is being depleted at an alarming rate throughout the golden state—and around the world.

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Building the Nation

From the discovery of coal used for heating and cooking to the world-famous gold rushes of the 1850s, to mining multinational enterprises such as Rio Tinto, Xstrata, Alcan, Alcoa, BHP Billiton and Newcrest, the mineral and resources sector in Australia has always been essential to the strength of the nation’s economy.

Mining and Remote InfrastructureMining and Remote Infrastructure

Why Australia’s miners have currently stopped exploring

Mark Creasy, Australia’s most successful mining prospector who discovered the Jundee gold mine, Bronzewing deposit, and the most recent Nova-Bollinger nickel deposit, is pretty much disappointed with what’s happening in Australia’s mining scene. In one of his interviews, he warned upstarts that the excessive regulations for exploration are not really healthy for the future of mining.

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Marine Service Specialists

Fendercare is an offshore services company that supplies marine equipment and services to the oil and gas industry. The company is a worldwide original equipment distributor and the largest distributor for the Yokohama pneumatic rubber fender. Business in Focus spoke with General Manager of the Marine and the new Lifting and Testing Services division David Flatman.

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After the Boom

Here is a good example of a company with foresight, able to see the likely end of the boom in Australia’s minerals and resources sector…

MizCoMizCo

Energy Superpower

Australia is on the cusp of becoming a global gas superpower – and it may happen sooner than previously thought. A 2013 report by investment bank Morgan Stanley predicts that Australia could overtake Qatar as the number one liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter on the planet as early as 2017…

Energy Superpower

Seeing Things Differently

Established as a family-owned business in Queensland in 1979, BMD Group has grown significantly, becoming one of Australia’s largest privately owned construction, design and land development companies.

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Where There’s Muck

The use of landfill gas as fuel is not exactly new. But as concern over climate change rises in parallel to bills for conventional energy consumption, this is a technology whose time has very much come.

Landfill Gas Industries

Family Fortunes

The secret of this company is its size – although The Motive Group sounds like a major corporation, it is a family-run business with all the relatives pitching in to provide products and services for the mining industry.

The Motive Group

Strategic Resources

There are 17 classified rare earth elements, many of which have strategic purposes. Rare in name only, these elements are anything but scarce as they are found all over the world. The challenge rare earth elements pose is during extraction, as they exist in low concentrations and are difficult to separate from one another.

June 24, 2017, 8:29 AM AEST