MINERAL RESOURCES

Ilmenite

A major raw material used in the manufacturing of titanium pigments and metals

Magnetite

A major Iron Ore mineral used as a feedstock for steel production. Also used as a heavy medium in the coal washing

Zircon

Used in the ceramics and chemical industries, it is also, increasingly, being used in the manufacture of high strength alloy.

Feldspar

Mineral composed of silica, aluminium and alkali elements. Feldspar is mainly used in glass manufacturing

 

Apatite

A natural source of phosphate for phosphoric fertilizers and animal feed. Demand for natural agricultural products

Corundum

Is with the exception of diamond, the hardest mineral known and is used as a high quality abrasive

TiO2

Rutile

Is the most abundant of three naturally occurring forms of titanium dioxide. Commercially important titanium mineral

COMPANY OVERVIEW

 

High Titanium Resources and Technology Limited (“HTL”), formerly Queensland Industrial Minerals Ltd (“QIM”), is a public company established on 31st October 2002 for the purpose of developing a mineralised area known as “Wateranga” under Exploration Permit Minerals (“EPM”) 13278. The Wateranga area contains significant quantities of high quality Ilmenite, Feldspar, Apatite and Zircon in an eluvial style deposit (unconsolidated) surrounding the “Wateranga gabbro”. The Gabbro is approximately 5km wide by 6km long and is characterised by an outcrop some 1.6km long, 600m wide and 120m high.

HTL develops steadily since the establishment of the company. Creating long-term shareholder value is always HTL’s priority. We are committed to working in ways that are consistent with our values of integrity, performance and teamwork. HTL board members believe that as Wateranga project will gradually move into production stage from 2016-2017 financial year, HTL will become emerging force in industrial minerals industry, with supplying Australian and International market ample amount of high quality industrial minerals in the following 30 to 40 years. Meanwhile to accomplish HTL’s ultimate mission that is to output long-term values to shareholders, employees and local communities.

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LATEST NEWS

ML 80116 Grant Notice (05/04/2018)

The Board of Directors of High Titanium Resources and Technology Ltd (HTL) and Queensland Industrial Minerals Pty Ltd (QIM) today is pleased to advise that the Mining Lease 80116 covering 1497 hectare...

EPM 13278 Renewal Approval (05/03/2018)

HTL is pleased to announce that the renewal and variation to retain all sub-blocks for EPM 13278 have been approved. The whole tenement of HTL will remain 77.6km2 with 14.97km2 of current mining lease...

HTL – AGM 2017 NOTICE (27/02/2018)

Dear Shareholders, HTL AGM 2017 Notice has been posted on 23 February 2018, please note to check. AGM 2017 will be held at 10.00 am on Thursday 29 March 2018 at The Cullen Room, Holme Building, Univer...

HISTORY

 

High Titanium Resources and Technology Limited (“HTL”), formerly Queensland Industrial Minerals Ltd (“QIM”), is a public company that was established in 31st October 2002 specifically to develop Exploration Permit Minerals 13278. All necessary documents were lodged and accepted by ASIC with the aim of developing its mining tenement by:

  1. Securing a mining lease in accordance with requirements specified under the Queensland Mining Act;
  2. Developing a pilot plant for the provision of bulk samples to targeted customers;
  3. Establishing off-take arrangements with customers for the initial mineral resources that the company plans to mine;
  4. Bringing the project into full production.

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ACTIVITY REPORT

Plan of Operations has been lodged (27/11/2018)

HTL has lodged Plan of Operations(PoO) for Mining Lease 80116 of Wateranga Project. A plan of operations provides details about how we intend to meet environmental authority (EA) conditions, including rehabilitation requirements.

Meetings with DSD and NBRC during site visit (30/07/2018)

HTL had a meeting with The Department of State Development (DSD) and North Burnett Regional Council (NBRC) respectively along with HTL’s business partners during our site visit between 19 and 22 July 2018. The purpose of the meetings is to give updates about HTL’s next-step development plan of Wateranga Project. As a shovel ready mining project within the region, HTL is planning to employ 50 staff and workers from regional area for the stage 1 of Wateranga Project. HTL believes this project will bring long-term prosperity to the region and communities, and HTL will continue to build more connections with local communities through this flagship project.

Preparation works before disturbance of central Wateranga Project (27/07/2018)

The board of HTL has advised the commencement of preparation works before disturbance of central Wateranga Project, as known as ML80116 area. Key documents including Risk Management System, Water Management Plan and Plan of Operation are undertaken respectively. Those works are expected to be finalised within one month time.

2018 Ttianium Feedstock Conference (16/05/2018)

HTL is invited to attend 2018 Ttianium Feedstock Conference in China on 23 & 24 May 2018 as one of the speakers to present Wateranga Project. During the two-days event, HTL will also meet with upstream-downstream companies, including a listed company on Shanghai Stock Exchange who had expressed intention of cooperation for the development of Wateranga Project and potential offtake of ilmenite to be produced by HTL.

Wide Bay Burnett Resources Group(WBBRG) meeting (20/04/2018)

HTL attended the Wide Bay Burnett Resources Group(WBBRG) meeting on 12 April 2018 in Brisbane. As initial member of the regional group formed by state departments, local councils, mining companies and industrial experts, HTL reported the progress of the company including the recent grant of mining lease. Accordingly the Wateranga Project of HTL is recognized as one of the most advanced developing resource project within the region.
Regional resources profiles and mapping is also updated during the meeting by Department of State Development, from which the state departments would determine directions of infrastructure improvements to better serve regional resources companies.

Mining Lease Grant Notification (10/04/2018)

HTL has commissioned our tenement management company to notify the grant of mining lease to the landholders of the tenement.

 

MARKET UPDATES

Titanium dioxide market is seeing price surge. Related listed companies are beating estimates.(13/11/2018)

According to media reports, before 1 October 2018, many titanium dioxide companies issued price adjustment letters. Due to the rising prices of bulk raw materials such as ilmenite, the cost of titanium dioxide has increased significantly. The domestic price of titanium dioxide has been raised by 300 yuan/ton from now on. Internationally the price has Increased by $50/ton.

The industry believes that the peak demand season for titanium dioxide in the second half of the year is coming, due to various factors such as continuous environmental protection pressure, small capacity withdrawal, natural gas supply change, shutdown and production restriction policy, and the reduction of international titanium dioxide giants, the price of titanium dioxide will rise again.

Market update from Global Titanium Feedstock Conference 2018 (07/06/2018)

Global Titanium Feedstock Conference 2018 was held in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, China on 24 May 2018. More than 300 representatives from the industry around the world attended this event. HTL was invited as the guest speaker to introduce the future development prospects of Wateranga Project and the company, which has caused widespread repercussions.

The titanium feedstock market has entered a new boom period since 2017. The supply and demand of titanium feedstock are both vigorous, and the price of ilmenite continues to rise. There was even a supply shortage in the second half of last year. According to statistics, in 2017, China produced a total of 3.8 million tons of ilmenite, which is a year-on-year increase of approximately 9.1%. At the same time China imported about 2.93 million tons of ilmenite, which was a 16.9% year-on-year increase. In total, the production of titanium dioxide exceeded 2.8 million tons, and the export volume exceeded 800,000 tons, both hitting a record high.

According to the conference organizer data, in 2017, China’s consumption of titanium feedstock accounted for more than 40% of the global total. With the continuous increase in the production of downstream products such as titanium dioxide and titanium sponge, it is expected that by 2020 China’s consumption of titanium feedstock will be more than 50% of the global total consumption.

Titanium – The key to the future world (22/05/2018)

With the rapid development of the automotive industry, titanium has become the industry’s favourite for its lighter but stronger character. There is no doubt that titanium is the best viable solution to reduce vehicle weight. Supposedly by switching to titanium the company Lotus has reduced the mass of an Exige S sub-frame by 36 percent, dropping it from 110 pounds to less than 71. But that’s not all, stiffness has allegedly risen by about 20 percent.

Known as the metal of the future, titanium is not only taking over the future of automotive industry, but also leading the development of technology and cutting-edge applications worldwide. HTL is interconnecting with titanium application research institution and downstream high-end manufacturing companies. It is possible for HTL to establish partnership with them in the future.

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