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Apr 16, 2020
Explorers anticipate major spending cuts

Explorers anticipate major spending cuts

A Queensland resources sector survey shows 81 per cent of explorers expect to cut expenditure over the next three months. And more than 67 per cent expect those cuts in spending to be more than 25 per cent. The results came from a Queensland Exploration Council survey, answered by 43 members, regarding the impact of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ ...

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Apr 15, 2020
Graduate opportunities with Glencore

Graduate opportunities with Glencore

Glencore has extended its 2021 Graduate Development Program, providing further career opportunities across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations. With a focus on local talent from regional communities, the program combines structured, professional development with on-the-job experience and mentoring. “This year, over 100 new graduates have already joined Glencore, bringing our current to...

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Apr 13, 2020
Glencore launches $25m community fund

Glencore launches $25m community fund

Global miner Glencore has launched a $25 million community support fund in response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company operates more than 180 sites and offices in more than 35 countries, including its Central Queensland coal operations and the copper and zinc business in North and North West Queensland. It says the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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Apr 06, 2020
Briggs still on the boil for Canterbury Resources

Briggs still on the boil for Canterbury Resources

Canterbury Resources says it is making ‘encouraging progress’ at the Briggs copper project, 50km inland from Gladstone. The company said planning for the next phase of exploration was well advanced and would include substantial diamond drilling. But the timing and implementation of field activity is expected to be impacted by restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak…. This...

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Apr 02, 2020
QCoal moves on Bounty Mining assets

QCoal moves on Bounty Mining assets

QCoal has moved to purchase the business and assets of Bounty Mining, including the Cook Colliery. The company went into voluntary administration in December after a string of setbacks including rockfalls at the Blackwater district mine in October. Bounty Mining receivers and managers PWC said they had accepted an offer from QCoal subsidiary Constellation Mining…. This content is for iQ Ind...

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Mar 31, 2020
Bowen Coking Coal seeks lease for open-cut mine

Bowen Coking Coal seeks lease for open-cut mine

Bowen Coking Coal has lodged a Mining Lease Application for its Isaac River project, next door to BMA’s Daunia mine in the Bowen Basin. The company describes the move as a significant milestone in the critical path to converting the coking coal project to a producing asset. It is looking at a contractor-operated open cut… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, ...

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Mar 30, 2020
New focus at Urquhart bauxite project

New focus at Urquhart bauxite project

Metallica Minerals says it is keen to investigate a potential industrial sand opportunity at its delayed Urquhart bauxite project on Cape York. It comes the company receives $715,000 as part of the second instalment due on the sale of its 50 per cent interest in the Heavy Mineral Sand (HMS) plant and the HMS tenements… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, i...

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Mar 26, 2020
Castillo builds on targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo builds on targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper has identified a new target with potential iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) mineralisation within the Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland. Factoring in the newly identified Pancake prospect, there are now four IOCG targets at the project including the Arya, Crescent and Flapjack prospects. The Mount Oxide project is located 150km north of Mount Isa near… ...

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Mar 20, 2020
Community lockdowns a new challenge for Qld miners

Community lockdowns a new challenge for Qld miners

Diatreme Resources is among the mining and exploration companies impacted by restrictions on entry to Cape York and Gulf Indigenous communities as COVID-19 measures increase. The company plans to develop a new silica mine at its Galalar project, about 200km north of Cairns, in partnership with the traditional owners, Hopevale Congress. Only last month Diatreme… This content is for iQ Indust...

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