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Mar 17, 2020
Coal mine employees cleared of COVID-19

Coal mine employees cleared of COVID-19

Daunia coal mine workers isolated after contact with an infected supplier have returned negative COVID-19 test results. Mine owner BMA said the visitor had limited contact with the team at Daunia, 30km south-east of Moranbah, before his positive results. Those identified as having close contact with the individual were placed in in self-isolation as a… ...

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Mar 16, 2020
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Geologists are colloquially known as ‘rock lickers’ or ‘rock doctors’. They’re not known as ‘software smoochers’, ‘hardware huggers’ or ‘GPS kissers’. The distinction, from an industry leader, is a lesson for young geos. That lesson is, ‘stay grounded’. This was in the face of a more difficult discovery environment, the plethora of technical tools and… ...

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Mar 11, 2020
Online atlas to aid explorers in the North West

Online atlas to aid explorers in the North West

An atlas of significant mineral deposits in the North West Minerals Province is taking shape, including 3D entries. The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute is collaborating with the Geological Survey of Queensland to develop the deposit atlas. The SMI says the work will serve as a resource for explorers to improve their capability to recognise the… ...

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Mar 10, 2020
South32 extends backing for exploration partnership

South32 extends backing for exploration partnership

AusQuest and South32 are extending an alliance to continue developing high-potential exploration opportunities, including the Hamilton project in North West Queensland. The companies initially entered their Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA) in February 2017 and AusQuest announced today that it was set to be extended to December 2021. Chief targets are copper, zinc and nickel projects… ...

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Mar 06, 2020
Coronavirus fears at coal mine, two workers isolated

Coronavirus fears at coal mine, two workers isolated

Two employees at Glencore’s Hail Creek coal operation in Central Queensland have been isolated and are being tested for coronavirus (COVID-19). Glencore said it had activated local response plans in accordance with company protocols and ongoing advice from Federal and Queensland Government Health authorities. “At both global and local levels, Glencore has also engaged specialist…...

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Jan 29, 2020
Tick Hill gold project shows promise for Carnaby

Tick Hill gold project shows promise for Carnaby

Carnaby Resources has announced a 65,000oz high-grade gold resource at its Tick Hill gold project, 110km south-east of Mount Isa. It includes an in situ resource of 208,000 tonnes at 6.47g/t gold and a tailings dam resource of 630,000 tonnes at 1.08 g/t gold. The Tick Hill site produced 511,000 oz of gold, with an… ...

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Jan 28, 2020
Charges laid over Saraji coal mine death

Charges laid over Saraji coal mine death

The State Government has filed charges against BMA over the death of a man at the Saraji coal mine near Moranbah in late 2018. ...

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Dec 12, 2019
Glencore delivers Christmas cheer to farming families

Glencore delivers Christmas cheer to farming families

Glencore’s coal business is providing thousands of New South Wales and Queensland farming families affected by drought with IGA gift vouchers for Christmas. The company said it would be providing a $300 IGA gift voucher for groceries to 5800 farming families affected by the drought – one for each of its coal employees. The donation… ...

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Feb 21, 2019
Glencore to cap coal output in nod to climate change

Glencore to cap coal output in nod to climate change

Glencore says it will cap its global coal production around current levels as part of a commitment to transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The move has been described as significant for the coal pricing outlook. Wood Mackenzie’s research director Prakash Sharma said Glencore was the world’s largest exporter of thermal coal and had a dominant… ...

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