Key Facts and Information - Alkane Resources Ltd
Level 12, 37 Bligh Street +61 2 8233 6168
  • The Dubbo Project (DP) is a $1B project and Australia’s most advanced new rare metal/rare earth project. It will produce a range of zirconium, hafnium, niobium and high-value rare earth products (including praseodymium and neodymium) for myriad new and future technologies.
  • It is owned by Alkane subsidiary Australian Strategic Materials (ASM).
  • Due to the size of the resource, the mine is expected to process 1,000,000 tonnes of ore per year over a period of 70 years or more.
  • Development approval was received 28 May 2015.
  • Federal approval under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 was received in August 2015.
  • The Mining Lease was granted 21 December 2015 and covers 2,390 hectares of land at Toongi, including the operating site, significant biodiversity offset areas and residual agricultural land.
  • ASM owns 3,441 hectares of land at Toongi. All land not part of the operating site is managed by Alkane subsidiary, Toongi Pastoral Company.
  • The Environment Protection Licence was granted in March 2016.
  • Construction will take place 2018-2019.
  • ASM will produce approximately 16,374tpa zirconium (zirconia units), 50-200tpa hafnium (hafnia units), 1,967tpa niobium and 6,664tpa rare earth oxides.

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