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Exploration

Jun 10, 2020
Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper believes it is on a rapid trajectory towards becoming a mid-tier copper group as it announces ‘exceptional drill targets’ interpreted at the Arya prospect within the Mount Oxide project. The company has highlighted a primary massive sulphide target up to 130m thick, based on the inferred thickness of the geophysical conductor. It stretches… This content is for iQ...

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Jun 09, 2020
New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

The Queensland Government is opening up a further 1500sq km of gas country for exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said five parcels were to be released for tender on June 18 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins. “It’s essential that we keep exploration underway to identify the resources projects… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Access to land and finance remain big issues on the minds of junior explorers in Queensland. Peak industry body the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is an off-shoot of the Queensland Resources Council and gives smaller members a voice to power. The QEC is chaired by Kim Wainwright whose company Xplore Resources started out providing exploration… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jun 05, 2020
JCU professional development courses

JCU professional development courses

James Cook University’s Economic Geology Research Center is conducting short courses for mineral exploration professionals and geology postgraduate students aimed at professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry. It’s being led by Dr Dennis Arne from Telemark Geosciences. There are three modules presented late in June and July each contributing to seven professional development ...

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Jun 04, 2020
Explorers keen to tap into stimulus grants offer

Explorers keen to tap into stimulus grants offer

Explorers are lining up to find the next big Queensland resources project, with record bids for the latest round of government exploration grants. Almost 150 applications are being assessed for the latest round of exploration grants – more than double the previous response. The Government brought forward the $2.8 million grant round as part of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Exploration slump fuels calls for more help

Exploration slump fuels calls for more help

New figures have confirmed the significant impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s exploration sector and reinforced the case for government to do more, says the Minerals Council of Australia. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today showed exploration expenditure at existing mineral deposits decreased by 16 per cent in the March quarter, while investment… This content is for iQ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits. “We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-house apprentices...

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Jun 01, 2020
ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX has entered a new partnership to advance its Ravenswood gold project, covering five tenements in the Charters Towers minerals province. The company has finalised a joint venture and farm-in agreement with unlisted company Ballymore Gold, which would see Ballymore spending up to $2 million to assess and explore the land package. In addition to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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