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Oct 28, 2019
Cook Colliery back on track after roof fall

Cook Colliery back on track after roof fall

Bounty Mining says its Cook Colliery operations, south of Blackwater, are back on schedule after a roof fall interrupted production. The company said a continuous miner damaged in the October 17 incident had been repaired and resumed mining on the night shift on Friday (October 25). Cook Colliery was now operating as scheduled with two… ...

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Oct 22, 2019
Roof fall buries equipment at Cook Colliery

Roof fall buries equipment at Cook Colliery

A continuous miner has been partially buried in a roof fall at Bounty Mining’s Cook Colliery, south of Blackwater. The company said the incident happened on Thursday (October 17), and did not result in any injuries. However it has halted production, as efforts continue to recover the CM13 continuous miner involved. Bounty said today that… ...

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Oct 18, 2019
First coal rolls out of restarted Gregory mine

First coal rolls out of restarted Gregory mine

The first coal leaves Gregory mine by train today (October 18) after the site’s restart under new owner Sojitz Coal Mining, with exports out of Gladstone due to start next month. Coal has been running through the washplant for a fortnight after refurbishment works by DRA Global and local subsidiary G&S Engineering, according to Sojitz… ...

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Oct 15, 2019
Golding wins $35m works package at Blackwater

Golding wins $35m works package at Blackwater

Golding Contractors has won a $35 million contract for civil works at BMA’s Blackwater mine in Central Queensland. Works to be undertaken include drainage and flood protection works, relocating critical mine infrastructure and civil works for the reloaction of a communication mast. It includes about 1, 200,000 cubic metres of earthworks, 4km of HDPE pipelines,… ...

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Oct 10, 2019
QCoal scheme fosters regional talent

QCoal scheme fosters regional talent

A $30,000 scholarship backed by Central Queensland miner QCoal is once again up for grabs for Queensland’s regional and remote students. The scholarship, offered to James Cook University students by the QCoal Foundation, is valued at $10,000 per year for three years. Past recipient Melanie Martyn says the scholarship meant she didn’t have to worry… ...

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Oct 08, 2019
Bounty Mining executes refinancing deal with QCoal

Bounty Mining executes refinancing deal with QCoal

Cook Colliery owner Bounty Mining has signed a $90-million refinancing deal with QCoal. QCoal and managing director Christopher Wallin hold about 6.54 per cent of Bounty’s shares. Bounty said the agreement provided for cash funding of $60 million and a guarantee facility for $30 million. The funds will be used to repay outstanding debts to… ...

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Oct 02, 2019
Anglo ditches driverless trucks option for Dawson

Anglo ditches driverless trucks option for Dawson

Anglo American has backed off a proposal to introduce driverless trucks to its Dawson Mine operations in Central Queensland. The big miner has been studying the option of introducing Autonomous Haulage Systems (AHS) for a portion of its truck fleet at the mine. This co-incided with the timing of a key decision on whether to… ...

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Sep 26, 2019
Upgrade for Bowen Coking Coal

Upgrade for Bowen Coking Coal

Bowen Coking Coal has a spring in its step. The company has upgraded the quality of the resource at the Isaac River Coking Coal Project located along the strike of the Daunia Mine in the northern Bowen Basin.  ‘Washability’ tests have been conducted, which are an analysis of the characteristics and quality of a final coal… ...

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Sep 25, 2019
Students swap holidays for resourceful work

Students swap holidays for resourceful work

Brisbane students keen to enter resources sector careers have given up their September school holidays to try their hand in the resources sector.  The 11 students are part of a new program, Oresome Internships, run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) providing internships within Queensland Resources Council (QRC) member companies. ...

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