The Spy …

  A Chinese spy has risked his life to defect to Australia and is now offering a trove of unprecedented inside intelligence on how China conducts its interference operations abroad.   Wang “William” Liqiang is the first Chinese operative to ever blow his cover. He has revealed the identities of China’s senior military intelligence officers in… Continue reading The Spy …

Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit

  The Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit (CLD) is one of the highest grade rare earth deposits in the world. Mt Weld also hosts the undeveloped Duncan (rare earth), Crown (niobium, tantalum, titanium, rare earths, zirconium) and Swan (phosphate) deposits.  Lynas processes the CLD ore at the Mt Weld Concentration Plant to produce a rare earth… Continue reading Mt Weld Central Lanthanide Deposit

Australia – REE  –  Lunas Corporation Mount Weld’s

Sprawled across a spent volcano on the remote edge of the Great Victoria Desert in Western Australia, the Mount Weld mine seems a world away from the U.S.-China trade war.  But the dispute has been a lucrative one for Lynas Corp., Mount Weld’s Australian owner. The mine boasts one of the world’s richest deposits of rare… Continue reading Australia – REE  –  Lunas Corporation Mount Weld’s

Australia – Federation (6 states)

  Australia is a federation of six states which, together with two self-governing territories, have their own constitutions, parliaments, governments and laws. This infosheet is about the national or central government, usually called the Federal Government, Commonwealth Government or Australian Government. However, state and territory governments are also based on the same principle of parliamentary… Continue reading Australia – Federation (6 states)

Horsham – Australia (1888) …

Horsham Butter Factory Co Ltd was built in 1893 in Darlot Street near the Hamilton Street intersection, and for two or three years the business thrived, producing two to three tons of butter a week.  The factory then declined due to the start of lamb exports and a decrease in dairy cattle herds. With the increase of hand-operated… Continue reading Horsham – Australia (1888) …

Rare Earth Elements (REE) – Australia

Rare earths-bearing minerals monazite and xenotime occur in many of Australia’s heavy mineral sand deposits and, up until the mid-1990s, monazite was produced from them and exported, mainly to Europe. A brief overview of these activities is given by Hoatson et.al (2011).   Currently, REE occurring in heavy mineral sand resources make up around 6% of… Continue reading Rare Earth Elements (REE) – Australia

Australia – Minerals – REE

  World production in 2013 of rare earth oxides was 110,000 tonne, with main production from China of 100,000 tonne, USA at 4,000 tonne and Australia at 2,000 tonne, mainly from the Mount Weld deposit in Western Australia. World resources are dominated by deposits rich in the minerals bastnasite, and monazite., with the largest resources… Continue reading Australia – Minerals – REE

Bush-fires – Arson (deliberately)

  Volgens die een artikel in DailyChrenk het die getal individue in Australië wie se brandstigting tot die huidige boskrisis bygedra het, meer as 200 geword en word dit omskryf dat dit nie as teenargument is vir "klimaatsverandering" (wat myns insiens nog moeiliker bewysbaar is - waaraan word "klimaat" gemeet?      Die meeste mense… Continue reading Bush-fires – Arson (deliberately)