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Nov 05, 2020
Zenith kicks off Snook drilling campaign

Zenith kicks off Snook drilling campaign

Zenith Minerals has started maiden RC drill testing at the Snook copper prospect in Central Queensland. The target is part of its Develin Creek copper-zinc project, which has an inferred mineral resource 2.57 million tonnes at 1.76 per cent copper, 2.01 per cent zinc, 0.24g/t gold and 9.6g/t silver. Zenith said an initial program of… ...

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Nov 04, 2020
Promising signs in Beauchamp drill campaign

Promising signs in Beauchamp drill campaign

Aeon Metals has reported significant alteration and copper mineralisation being observed in its first diamond drill hole at the Beauchamp Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) target. The target, about 100km west of Mount Isa, is described as having clear similarities with the geophysical signatures of a number of world-class IOCG deposits including Olympic Dam, Ernest Henry and Carrapateena…. ...

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Nov 03, 2020
Geoscientist jobless rate on the rise

Geoscientist jobless rate on the rise

Employment prospects dimmed for geoscientists in Queensland in the past quarter, according to the latest industry survey results. Unemployment among Queensland geoscientists increased from 7.4 per cent in the June quarter to 9.4 per cent in the September quarter, Australian Institute of Geoscientists president Andrew Waltho said. The number of Queensland geoscientists identifying as being… ...

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Nov 02, 2020
Brain drain threat for geoscience sector

Brain drain threat for geoscience sector

Australia’s future mineral exploration and mining growth faces a brain drain over the next 10 years as up to a third of the country’s geoscientists face retirement. The Australian Institute of Geoscientists said those retiring were taking with them skillsets and knowledge potentially not being replaced by newly introduced university courses. Compounding the brain drain… ...

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Oct 30, 2020
Spotlight on Queensland’s critical minerals might

Spotlight on Queensland’s critical minerals might

A raft of Queensland projects targeting critical minerals such as vanadium, graphite and cobalt are being promoted in an Association of Mining and Exploration Companies initiative. AMEC has compiled an investment opportunities document to pique investor and company interests in the critical minerals sector domestically and internationally. The document contains project information for a range̷...

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Oct 27, 2020
Castillo’s Big One drilling campaign kicks off

Castillo’s Big One drilling campaign kicks off

Castillo Copper has kicked off a significant drilling campaign at the Big One deposit within the Mount Oxide project in North-West Queensland. The work will include more than 35 reverse circulation drill holes for about 4385m and an incremental 160m diamond drilling campaign targetingtwo drill-holes. It aims to confirm the extension of known mineralisation at… ...

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Oct 26, 2020
Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Early results from a near-mine drilling program at MMG Dugald River suggest a wider zinc ore body than originally expected, at relatively shallow depth, the company says. MMG said further detail would be provided as results came to hand, with the potential for it to support mine life extension or the expansion of the operation…. ...

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Oct 26, 2020
Diamond drilling at Big Rush as resource estimate nears

Diamond drilling at Big Rush as resource estimate nears

Great Northern Minerals has launched a diamond drilling campaign at Big Rush, expected to take 10 days to complete. It comes after the company recently flagged potential for a significant gold system at the project, south of Greenvale in North Queensland. The initial diamond drilling is focused underneath the central pit area of the historical… ...

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Oct 26, 2020
Alliance partners agree to more work at Hamilton

Alliance partners agree to more work at Hamilton

South32 and AusQuest have agreed to further drilling at the Hamilton copper project, about 120km south of the world-class Cannington silver-lead mine. AusQuest announced today it had completed assessment of assay results from a recent drilling program at Hamilton, which is subject to a StrategicAlliance Agreement (SAA) with South32. It said key parameters (potassic and… ...

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