The Dubbo Project represents a large in-ground polymetallic resource of zirconium, rare earths, niobium, hafnium, tantalum and yttrium. The Dubbo Project is wholly owned by ASM and located near the village of Toongi, 25 kilometres south of Dubbo in Central Western New South Wales, Australia. With all major approvals and licences in place, along with an established process flow sheet and a solid business case, the Dubbo Project is ready for construction, subject to financing.
ASM intends to develop the Dubbo Project to supply globally significant quantities of zirconium and rare earth materials, as well as contribute to the niobium and emerging hafnium industries. These materials are in high demand for a range of existing and future technologies – in particular clean energy and transportation, where they are used in high volumes.
In a global market where diversification of supply is becoming increasingly important, the Dubbo Project represents an alternative, sustainable and reliable source of these critical materials.