Building a critical mass of people and knowledge in critically important minerals. 

Ongoing and secure supplies of some minerals are essential to our transition to a high-tech and clean energy world. Cost-effective, efficient and environmentally-sustainable discovery and extraction of these commodities is needed.


Critical minerals in time and space.


Understanding ores and mineral chemistry.


New opportunities and strategies to optimise and be sustainable.

Geologists at field work

Critical Minerals Conference (CRITCON) 2023

Discovery, Characterisation and Processing of Critical Minerals 

When: 22-26 May 2023
Where: National Wine Centre, Adelaide


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Rare earth minerals

CRITCON 2023 Detailed Program

Hear from Australian and international presenters about the latest research related to:

1. Discoveries of critical mineral resources

2. Critical minerals supply and detailed characterisation of critical mineral ores; and

3. More efficient and environmentally-benign mineral processing technologies.

Download the detailed CRITCON 2023 program here...

Final Program