Location of critical minerals
The global demand for critical minerals is rapidly increasing given their key role in the development of modern technology. Queensland is recognised globally as a leading destination for mining and resources investment, and as Australia’s gateway to Asian markets, which puts our state in a great position to discover new economy minerals that are used to make everyday items such as:
- wind turbines
- electric cars
- solar panels
Although critical minerals are found across Queensland, they are concentrated in the state's North West and North East mineral provinces—from Mount Isa in the west to Townsville in the east, a distance of nearly 1,000km. Some critical minerals are found with other traditionally mined resources, such as cobalt with copper, while others are the dominant mineral in a deposit.
Projects in Queensland
Use the interactive map below to view critical mineral projects located across Queensland. Click on an individual-coloured dot to show the project name and the minerals found at that location.
Last reviewed: 26 March 2023