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Critical minerals and high-tech metals

The Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Strategy outlines the opportunities in NSW to build on our existing potential and position NSW as a major global supplier and processor of critical minerals and high-tech metals well into the future.

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Forecast demand growth for critical minerals presents an important economic opportunity for NSW.

The state has an abundance of critical minerals, with a number of advanced projects and emerging opportunities for cobalt, rare earth elements, scandium, magmatic zirconium, platinum group elements and tungsten. NSW is also a producer of high-tech metals including copper and silver, which are critical for electrification and new technologies for renewable energy. 

Map of NSW showing critical minerals and high-tech metals.

Critical minerals and high-tech metals in NSW

Download the Critical minerals and high-tech metals in NSW map (PDF, 14.37 MB)

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