ASX Juniors and the Clean Energy Revolution
At a recent investor event in Adelaide, chiefs from nine explorers discussed their plans to boost critical minerals production. This is part of a global shift towards low-emissions technology and its supply chain.
American West is focusing on its copper assets in northern Canada and Utah. The company is set to start its maiden drilling program at an early-stage copper project in Utah, called Copper Warrior.
Base Metals in Focus
Managing Director Dave O’Neill highlighted the importance of base metals like copper. He mentioned the expected rise in copper prices next year, supported by the clean metal transition.
American West recently expanded the footprint of near-surface mineralisation at the Storm project in Canada. The company plans to finish this year with more drilling and results from current programs.
Exploration and Discovery
Caspin, spun out of Cassini, owns the Mount Squires nickel-copper-gold-REE project. The company made an REE discovery at the project’s Duchess copper-gold-molybdenum target this year.
Pursuit Minerals aims to produce battery-grade lithium carbonate in Argentina’s Salta province. The company recently acquired a lithium carbonate pilot plant and plans to start a Stage 1 drilling program for its Rio Grande Sur brine-lithium project.
Future Metals and Critical Minerals
Future Metals focuses on copper, nickel and platinum group metals (PGM). The company owns the Panton project in the East Kimberley, containing a resource of 6.9Moz @ 3.57g/t palladium equivalent.
Narryer Metals is focused on critical minerals projects across lithium, nickel and rare earths in Canada and Australia. The company recently acquired five projects in Ontario and Quebec.
Technologies and High-Purity Companies
Sparc Technologies is developing three key products for the resources sector. These include an Ecosparc graphene additive product, green hydrogen technology, and work in the Sodium Ion Battery space.
ChemX, a high-purity company, is in the high-purity alumina (HPA) game. The company has developed its own technology to process material from its WA-based Kimba Kaolin/Halloysite project and James Tank manganese asset.
Alligator Energy, a uranium exploration and development company, focuses on the 18.1Mlb @ 720ppm U3O8 and growing Samphire project in South Australia. The company recently raised $3.26 million for exploration drilling and a feasibility study of Samphire.
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