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Sep 03, 2019
NQ gold play raises $1.36m as it prepares to drill

NQ gold play raises $1.36m as it prepares to drill

A new name is emerging in gold as Greenpower Energy raises $1.36 million to advance its newly acquired North Queensland gold projects. The company plans to change its name to Great Northern Mines, subject to shareholder approval. It has an exploration target of 198,000 – 590,000 ounces within 100m of surface at the Golden Ant… ...

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Jul 10, 2019
Bright outlook for QEM at Julia Creek project

Bright outlook for QEM at Julia Creek project

Vanadium explorer QEM Limited expects to release an updated resource in the coming months for its flagship Julia Creek vanadium / oil shale project. The company recently invested more than $400,000 in seismic and drilling work at the site over a two-month period. At the same time, it added a further tenement to its Julia… ...

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Jun 21, 2019
Trail wins $36m funding

Trail wins $36m funding

Douglas Shire Council has welcomed a $36 million commitment from the State Government to fund the whole Wangetti Trail project. The 94km trail will offer a six-day walking or two-day riding experience, and is expected to create up to 150 jobs and inject up to $300 million into the economy as an ecotourism attraction. Construction on the new Mowbray River crossing and the trail north to Port...

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Jun 19, 2019
Council unveils plans for Moranbah Miners’ Memorial

Council unveils plans for Moranbah Miners’ Memorial

A memorial commemorating those who have lost their lives in Moranbah’s mining industry is to be installed in the town’s centre within months. “Establishing a Miners’ Memorial in Moranbah has been a long-held priority for local councillors and September 2019 will see that vision and hard work come to life in the Moranbah Town Square,” Isaac Region Mayor Anne Baker said. The council is undert...

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May 21, 2019
Drilling to flesh out vanadium potential

Drilling to flesh out vanadium potential

Vanadium junior QEM has moved to qualify its geological model with a core drill program at its site near Julia Creek in North-West Queensland. The four-inch five hole drilling was designed as an infill program to provide data between existing holes. The core recovered will be used to advance processing studies intended to optimise the… ...

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May 09, 2019
Seismic survey work kicks off at Julia Creek project

Seismic survey work kicks off at Julia Creek project

QEM has started a seismic surveying program on its flagship Julia Creek project in North-West Queensland. The company has engaged Velseis to conduct the survey, which aims to increase the geological confidence of the deposit. QEM say the seismic data gathered through the survey will play an important role in the assessment of potential mine… ...

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Mar 18, 2019
EV sales around the world

EV sales around the world

Australia is slow to take up electric vehicles. World-wide, it took five years to sell the first million electric cars. In 2018, it took only six months. The Visual Capitalist tells us that Norway is leading the trend with 49 per cent electric vehicle sales. Ireland has 1.6 per cent. The impact of EV sales… ...

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Dec 12, 2018
Golden partnership for vanadium hopeful

Golden partnership for vanadium hopeful

North-West Queensland vanadium proponent Intermin Resources has reached a merger agreement with MacPhersons Resources. The deal was being described as ‘transformational’, with the two companies holding combined estimated mineral resources of 1.15M oz of gold in the  Kalgoorlie region. The joined companies will be renamed Horizon Minerals Limited (subject to Intermin shareholder ap...

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Sep 15, 2018
Drilling reveals extension potential at Sconi

Drilling reveals extension potential at Sconi

Australian Mines reports positive results from extension drilling across the Greenvale deposit at its Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland. Early assay results demonstrated the potential for the mineral resource at that deposit to be extended in multiple mineralised zones. (More here) Sconi is proposed to produce battery-grade cobalt and nickel products for the burgeoning elect...

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