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Jun 02, 2021
CS Energy to rebuild damaged generating unit

CS Energy to rebuild damaged generating unit

CS Energy has released a photo showing the damage to Unit C4 at Callide Power Station after a fire that sparked a major electricity outage last week. The company has confirmed it will replace the damaged equipment and does not expect that generating unit to come back online for 12 months. Revised return-to-service dates have… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on QCoal, MMG, Castillo Copper, Red Fox Resources and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. MMG launches share placement Dugald River mine operator MMG has announced a $US300 million ($AU387.5 million) new share placement to strengthen the company’s balance sheet and to step into its next phase of growth. “MMG’s strategy… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Santos backs $30m Yebna North project

Santos backs $30m Yebna North project

A $30 million gasfields investment by Santos and its GLNG partners is set to boost the Roma region. The Yebna North project will connect 13 appraisal wells to the existing Fairview pipeline and power distribution network. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the investment would enable production from an undeveloped area in the north east of… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry established after last year’s Grosvenor mine blast has provided Part II of its report to Resources Minister Scott Stewart. Not yet available to the public, Part II sets out the Board’s findings and recommendations on the cause of the serious accident that occurred at Grosvenor mine on May… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Fairhill mine proposal enters final straight

Fairhill mine proposal enters final straight

Futura Resources is raising the last tranche of funding to allow for the Fairhill-Wilton project’s construction over coming months after ticking off its final environmental approval. The proposed open-cut coal operation would be mined by Sojitz Blue and piggyback on that company’s nearby Gregory-Crinum complex infrastructure. It received Federal Environmental approval late last month, subjec...

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May 31, 2021
Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Partner supplied editorial Recent national legislation means that the issues of dust control and air quality around mining communities are firmly back on the national agenda and dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are providing miners turnkey solutions to protect both workers and residents alike. Coal mines alone are responsible for almost half the nation’s total… ...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… ...

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May 31, 2021
Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland’s experience in managing the cyclic investment phases of resources projects puts it in a good position to manage any future upswing in resources activity, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Policy Director Katie-Anne Mulder said the industry is seeing ‘very bullish’ outlooks emerge for critical minerals in particular and new resource opportunities…...

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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… ...

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