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Exploration

May 12, 2020
Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

Beefed up resource figure for Galalar silica sand site

The total mineral resource for Diatreme’s Galalar silica sand project on Cape York has received a 25 per cent boost to 47.5 million tonnes. Diatreme says it aims to progress to mining as soon as possible against a background of strong demand from Asian markets. “This is a pleasing outcome for Galalar and highlights the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Geo, iQ Mining ...

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May 11, 2020
Castillo keen to fast-track Mount Oxide drilling

Castillo keen to fast-track Mount Oxide drilling

Castillo Copper is keen to fast-track drilling at the Arya prospect and Big One deposit within its Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland. Several drilling contractors are being invited to submit quotes to run the twin RC drilling campaigns, the company says. It says the application to progress the drilling campaigns will be filed… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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May 11, 2020
Zenith gets drilling at ‘compelling’ gold target

Zenith gets drilling at ‘compelling’ gold target

Zenith Minerals has kicked off its maiden drill program at the Red Mountain gold project in Queensland. The company says the 10 RC hole program will test compelling new gold target generated by Zenith’s exploration team. The Red Mountain gold-silver project is located within about 100km of operating gold mines at Cracow and Mount Rawdon…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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May 08, 2020
‘World’s Best Mine Finder’ dies at 92

‘World’s Best Mine Finder’ dies at 92

The exploration geologist known for discovering 17 major mineral deposits and co-authoring the Lowell Guilbert Model died in Arizona this week aged 92. J. David Lowell’s discoveries included La Escondida in Chile, which was developed into the world’s largest copper mine, and the nearby Zaldivar-Escondida Norte orebody. His 50-plus published articles included the paper co-authored with&#...

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May 07, 2020
Queensland geoscientists defy national jobs plunge

Queensland geoscientists defy national jobs plunge

Queensland has bucked the trend in jobs as the latest Australian Institute of Geoscientists survey shows a deterioration in employment nationwide in the first three months of 2020. Unemployment among Australia’s geoscientists increased to 10 per cent at the end of March, compared to 7.3 per cent at the end of the 2019 December quarter…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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May 06, 2020
Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

The State Government is backing Queensland’s explorers with a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 survival package including relief on a range of costs and initiatives to spark new opportunities. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham described exploration as the lifeblood of the resources sector, one of the strongest-performing sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Mines Minister Anthony… ...

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May 05, 2020
AMEC continues push to aid cash-strapped explorers

AMEC continues push to aid cash-strapped explorers

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) is continuing to lobby for relief for its members after a survey showing three quarters do not think their cash reserves will last the year. AMEC Queensland manager Kate Dickson says the group has had positive discussions with State Mines Minister Anthony Lynham. Queensland is currently working… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Apr 29, 2020
Carnaby ticking the boxes for 2020 gold mine start

Carnaby ticking the boxes for 2020 gold mine start

Carnaby Resources is on track to complete its Tick Hill gold project pre-feasibility study by the end of May as it targets a late 2020 start to mining. The company last month released scoping study results based on a 12-month mining and toll treatment operation to process a resource of 348,000 tonnes for about 25,000… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ...

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Apr 28, 2020
High prices spark fresh look at Mount Mackenzie gold

High prices spark fresh look at Mount Mackenzie gold

Resources and Energy Group is revisiting the figures for its Mount Mackenzie project in Central Queensland as gold prices head north of $2600. It said a revised sale price would increase free cash flow for the gold-silver project to $54.6 million, from a previous estimate of about $30.5 million. The review follows scoping study results… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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