The Dubbo Project (DP) is a large in-ground resource of zirconium, hafnium, niobium, yttrium and rare earth elements. It is the most advanced poly-metallic project of its kind outside China, making it a potential strategic and independent supply of critical minerals for a range of sustainable technologies and future industries. It has a potential mine life of 70+ years.
Located at Toongi, 25 kilometres south of Dubbo in central western NSW, the Dubbo Project is owned by Australian Strategic Materials Limited (ASM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alkane.
The project is construction-ready, subject to financing, with the mineral deposit and surrounding land acquired. All State and Federal approvals are in place, and the project has a well-established flowsheet. ASM is now consulting with the market to refine product specifications.
Project: Dubbo Project
Location: Toongi, Dubbo, NSW
Deposit: Zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum, yttrium and rare earth elements.
Project development since 1998 – ongoing
Mining Lease granted 21 Dec 2015