ENERGY MINERALS

State's chance to embrace shooting star

Western Australia has a rare opportunity to help the Western world ease its reliance on China technology metals supply by becoming more than the “world’s quarry” and developing a modern, downstream processing sector, a mining industry forum has heard.

Haydn Black in Perth
Western Australia mines minister Bill Johnston makes a point to Russ Austin, Amanada Lacaze and Nicole Roocke

Western Australia mines minister Bill Johnston makes a point to Russ Austin, Amanada Lacaze and Nicole Roocke

Lynas Corporation managing director Amanda Lacaze, whose company mines rare earth elements at Mount Weld in WA and ships raw rare earths to Malaysia for processing, said China had been able to monopolise...

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