Historically and economically, antimony is the second most important metallic commodity in Victoria after gold.
Watch, read or download information about antimony and its role as a critical metal from sources around the globe.
Antimony tops the list of the Critical Minerals Institute's list of 14 of the most critical minerals to governments in the western world.
UK government's policy paper which lists antimony as one of its 18 critical minerals
Australia's latest critical minerals strategy
The list of 50 minerals deemed critical by the US government which includes antimony. Source: https://www.usgs.gov/news/national-news-release/ us-geological-survey-releases-2022-list-critical-minerals
Antimony sits as one of Canada's critical minerals. More can be found at its government's portal.
The EU's Critical Raw Materials list which has always included antimony. Source: https://ec.europa.eu/docsroom/ documents/42883?locale=en
Source of information on antimony in Australia from Geoscience Australia.
The main use of antimony is to harden lead in storage batteries, and it is increasingly being used in the semiconductor industry.
Australian government's portal to all matters relating to the critical minerals sector
The Minerals Council of Australia released a guide to the minerals and metals that are essential to future applications for daily life. Antimony appears nine times in applications ranging from computer memory processing, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial materials, pacemakers and electric fire trucks!
A report on the importance of diversity of energy storage solutions to minimise mineral supply chain risks to produce batteries including the development of liquid metal batteries where antimony is the cathode.
Video discussion on alternative energy storage solutions and the role antimony plays in liquid metal batteries.
A historic report for the colonial Department of Mines on antimony deposits in Victoria
Infographic on geopolitical importance & supply risk of antimony
The Australian government's list of critical minerals operations in the country including the Costerfield and Hillgrove mines. Source: https://www.austrade.gov.au/ international/invest/opportunities/ resources-and-energy
IEEE Spectrum article on a potential antimony based stationary storage liquid-metal battery.
A write up on SXG's antimony at the end of the article.
It’s called a calcium-antimony battery, and even Bill Gates is into it
Few metals are more critical to the national security and economic wellbeing of the United States than antimony.
Though high on the critical minerals list of many countries around the world, few people know much about antimony, how it’s used, or why experts consider it to be the most important mineral you’ve never heard of.
Australia has the chance to get into downstream processing of critical minerals. Courtesy of MiningNews.net
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