Inside the Critical Minerals Boom

This episode is all about critical minerals! Discover why Australia is at the forefront of the critical minerals industry and how these resources are shaping the future of technology and clean energy.

Join our talk with Dave Fraser, founder and executive chairman of RZ Resources. In this episode, Dave Fraser shares the journey of RZ Resources, from its inception to becoming a key player in the mining and processing of critical minerals. Learn about the strategic importance of minerals like titanium, zircon, and rare earth elements, and their applications in everyday products and advanced technologies.


Apple Podcasts


At Vaxa Bureau, we support leaders in critical industries to advance their knowledge, improve systems, and make informed decisions. If you have any questions or want to learn more about how we can help, reach out today.

Discover the Importance of Critical Minerals in Modern Industries

Explore how critical minerals are vital for aerospace, defence, and clean energy sectors. Dave Fraser sheds light on the significance of titanium in aerospace and its reliance by companies like Boeing, as well as the everyday uses of zircon in items like tiles and cups. You’ll be amazed to learn how titanium dioxide is found in toothpaste, paint, and even in the coating of Mentos.

Australia’s critical minerals are also crucial for producing electric vehicles, mobile phones, and wind turbines. Dave highlights the importance of sustainable mining practices and the environmental benefits of processing minerals locally.

Whether you’re an industry professional, a potential investor, or just curious about the future of critical minerals, this conversation is packed with valuable insights and information. Don’t miss this chance to understand Australia’s pivotal role in the global critical minerals market.


  • Introduction to Dave Fraser and RZ Resources
  • Australian Critical Minerals: A Global Necessity
  • Geopolitical Impact on Supply Chains
  • Titanium: The Backbone of Aerospace
  • Everyday Uses of Zircon
  • Sustainable Mining: RZ Resources’ Practices
  • Government Support and Industry Collaboration
  • Future Plans: Innovation and RZ Resources
  • Clean Energy: The Role of Critical Minerals
  • Closing Thoughts: The Future of Critical Minerals

Watch now and get informed!

Don’t Forget to:

  • Like, comment, and subscribe for more insightful episodes.
  • Hit the notification bell to stay updated with our latest content.
  • Share this episode with anyone interested in critical minerals and their impact on modern industries.

Listen to More Episodes: Vaxa Bureau Podcast

Visit Vaxa Bureau and LinkedIn for more information.

Visit RZ Resources to learn about their work in critical minerals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding of critical minerals and their global significance!

#12 Mastering Collective Training: Enhancing Defence Capabilities with Ansett Defence | Troy Burling

Join us for a compelling episode of Intelligence Optimised Podcast, where we delve into the critical topic of collective training in defence. This week, we have the privilege of hosting Troy Burling, the General Manager of Ansett Defence, as he shares invaluable insights into the evolution of military training and its pivotal role in ensuring regional security.

Read more

#11 How India’s Election 2024 Will Shape Global Markets | Todd Crowley

India’s recent election, the largest democratic exercise in history with over 642 million voters, is more than a political event—it’s a global pivot. This video delves into the election’s significance, analysing how Indian voters challenged the BJP’s dominance and set the stage for Prime Minister Modi’s third term.

Read more

Australia’s Critical Minerals

Australia’s role in the global critical minerals market is set to expand, driven by its rich natural resources and commitment to sustainable practices. As the world moves towards cleaner energy and advanced technologies, the importance of secure and stable supply chains for critical minerals like titanium and zircon cannot be overstated. The strategic partnerships and local processing capabilities developed by Australian companies ensure that the country remains a key player in this vital sector, contributing to a sustainable and technologically advanced future.

Read more