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

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.

August 20, 2017, 10:07 AM AEST