Case study: Determining the rare earth element potential of Queensland’s basins

Resources North West Queensland

Researchers at Adelaide University have developed a cutting-edge model for rare earth mineralisation in basin environments. The Geological Survey of Queensland is conducting projects in collaboration with Adelaide University to develop this model further with particular reference to specific examples and regions in North West Queensland, such as the Georgina Basin around Mount Isa. This model will enable explorers to identify prospective target areas more effectively and access rare earth elements which are essential in the production of low carbon energy and battery solutions as the global economy shifts.