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Sep 09, 2019
Vitrinite adds to Clermont coal exploration ground

Vitrinite adds to Clermont coal exploration ground

Queensland company Vitrinite has been named as preferred tenderer for an exploration permit over 35sq km of land near Clermont. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the area was adjacent to Vitrinite’s existing Karin Basin project on the western flank of the Bowen Basin, giving them extra potential to join the next pipeline of metallurgical… ...

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Sep 08, 2019
Peabody report reveals $US30 million setback at fatal accident site

Peabody report reveals $US30 million setback at fatal accident site

Peabody Energy’s latest financial reporting details a significant delay in resuming and then ramping up production at the Middlemount joint venture operation following a highwall failure in late June. Digger operator David Routledge, 56, from South Mackay, was killed in the June 26 incident at the open-cut coal mine, run in joint venture by Peabody… ...

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Sep 04, 2019
Progress for $1b coal mine proposal

Progress for $1b coal mine proposal

The approvals process for the $1 billion Winchester South project near Moranbah has taken a step forward with the release of final terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). Proponent Whitehaven Coal can now start working on a draft EIS for public consultation. The Winchester South open-cut mine is expected to deliver… ...

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Sep 04, 2019
Anglo snaps up cattle property for future growth

Anglo snaps up cattle property for future growth

Anglo American has purchased the 5273ha Grosvenor Downs property near Moranbah for $13.5 million. The company says the property falls within the footprint of the Moranbah South growth project, which it describes as longer-term growth option still in the early study stage. At this stage it intends the property, purchased at auction last week, to… ...

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Aug 21, 2019
Wolff adopts autonomous drilling technology

Wolff adopts autonomous drilling technology

Building on the success of their semi-autonomous tractor system (SATS) technology, Wolff Mining is moving into autonomous drills. Wolff, now part of the National Group, has an established partnership with CAT and Hastings Deering through the deployment of CAT’s Command for Dozing module at Central Queensland’s Curragh mine. Wolff Mining business development manager Leon Williamson… ...

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Aug 19, 2019
Anglo pumps up Queensland rescue capabilities

Anglo pumps up Queensland rescue capabilities

Anglo American has today announced it will wholly fund the first truck-mounted winder for the Queensland Mines Rescue Service. The funding commitment, in excess of $2 million, will enable the QMRS to purchase a mobile truck-mounted emergency egress system (winder) to assist rescue crews in the event that miners are trapped underground. The announcement comes… ...

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Aug 16, 2019
Industry rolls up in record numbers for safety event

Industry rolls up in record numbers for safety event

A record number of mining industry representatives are expected to join this year’s Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference on the Gold Coast. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said more than 900 people would attend the conference starting on Sunday – the largest cohort in the event’s 31-year history. “It has been… ...

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Aug 09, 2019
New global trading process trialed for bulk commodities

New global trading process trialed for bulk commodities

Australian company CommChain has used Central Queensland coal shipments in a ground-breaking Proof of Concept for a blockchain-based system for bulk commodities. The fourth and final vessel in the July trial left Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal for Japan last week. CommChain says the trial proved blockchain-enabled, end-to-end trade for bulk commodity logistics and trade settlement… ...

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Aug 07, 2019
Fresh takeover bid for Stanmore Coal

Fresh takeover bid for Stanmore Coal

An investment group with a stake in the Rolleston coal mine is now circling Bowen Basin miner Stanmore Coal. Winfield Energy has made a non-binding, unfunded offer to acquire 100 per cent of Stanmore shares, the Stanmore board announced today. It comes within a fortnight of major Stanmore Coal shareholder Golden Investments seeking an extraordinary… ...

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