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Greenvale is located in Queensland
Location in Queensland
Population 232 (2016 census)
 • Density 0.03798/km2 (0.0984/sq mi)
Established 1973
Postcode(s) 4816
Area 6,107.8 km2 (2,358.2 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Charters Towers Region
State electorate(s) Traeger
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around Greenvale:
Mount Surprise Minnamoolka Valley Of Lagoons
Conjuboy Greenvale Valley Of Lagoons
Lyndhurst Basalt Basalt

Greenvale is a rural town and locality in the Charters Towers Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Greenvale had a population of 232 people.

Scandium deposits

The Greenvale mining lease has undergone extensive exploration work by Straits Resources and Metallica Minerals for the purpose of reopening the nickel and cobalt operations. The surrounding areas have extensive nickel and cobalt mineralisation. During this most recent exploration work, the Lucknow ridge south of the mine has been found to contain one of the largest known reserves of scandium oxide in the Lateritic nickel ore deposits. According to the managing director of Metallica Minerals, Andrew Gillies, the deposit's quality and purity are remarkably high.

Scandium oxide is a critical component of solid oxide fuel cells which have promise for the efficient direct production of electricity from low carbon gas fuels.


Greenvale State School is a government primary (Early Childhood-6) school for boys and girls at Cassia Court (18°59′57″S 144°58′50″E / 18.9991°S 144.9805°E / -18.9991; 144.9805 (Greenvale State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 31 students with 3 teachers and 8 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).


Greenvale is on the Gregory Highway and has an airport.

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