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Why is this project important?

Australia produces a very small proportion of the world’s rare earth supplies. The DP will make a significant contribution to lifting Australia’s participation in the global market, and will also open up an alternative stream of rare earth materials outside of the dominant Chinese market.

Resource

World market (tpa) in 2012

Expected DP output (tpa) in 2017

Zirconium materials (ZrO2)

200,000 (↑10% pa)

16,000

Rare earth oxides

125,000 (↑4-5%pa)

4,900

Ferroniobium (FeNb)

90,000 (↑10%pa)

3,000