Stars aligning for WA's shot at downstream dominance

WESTERN Australia has a rare opportunity to help the Western world ease its reliance on China’s dominance in the technology metals supply space by becoming more than the “world’s quarry” and  developing a modern, downstream processing sector, the WA Mining Club heard yesterday.

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Bill Johnston makes a point to Russ Austin, Amanada Lacaze and Nicole Roocke.

Lynas Corporation managing director Amanda Lacaze, whose company mines rare earth elements at Mount Weld in WA, but ships its raw rare earths project to Malaysia for processing, said China had been