The MMTA is pleased to welcome Australian Zirconia as a new member.
Australian Zirconia Limited (AZL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian multi commodity mining company, Alkane Resources Ltd (ALK). AZL was formed in 2000 to develop the Dubbo Zirconia Project (DZP) located in the Central West region of New South Wales about 400km northwest of Sydney. The DZP is based upon the very large in-ground resource of zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum, yttrium and rare earths. Over many years AZL has developed a process flowsheet to recover and produce zirconium, hafnium, niobium, yttrium and rare earth products.
Recent feasibility studies have demonstrated a robust technically and financially viable project at current product prices. All government approvals are in place and the project is awaiting financing to proceed to construction. On the current anticipated schedule the DZP should commence commercial production in the second half of 2018 and will be a significant supplier of a number of critical metals.
Primary Contact: Ian Chalmers
Phone: +61 8 9227 5677