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Metallurgical coal

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
Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue’s Crinum underground mine is due to start producing coal by the end of the year after the announcement of a $600 million mining services contract for Mastermyne Group. The bord and pillar mining operation is expected to employ 180 full-time personnel in full production. Sojitz Blue acquired the mothballed Gregory Crinum complex near… ...

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May 28, 2021
Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore Resources has received federal environmental approval for its $85 million Isaac Downs project near Moranbah. The company plans to develop Isaac Downs as a satellite operation to its Isaac Plains Complex, with an expected output of 2.5Mtpa saleable coking coal. The project is expected to employ about 250 people during construction and300 people once… ...

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May 24, 2021
Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

A $1.3 billion Dysart coal project set to generate 1000 jobs in construction and 500 in peak operation has entered the next stage in the approvals process. Public submissions opened this week (May 24) on the Environmental Impact Statement for BMA’s Saraji East project. The project would see a new underground coal mine developed adjacent… ...

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May 24, 2021
Drilling underway at Hillalong coal project

Drilling underway at Hillalong coal project

Bowen Coking Coal has kicked off a drilling campaign of up to 11 exploration holes at its Hillalong project. ...

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May 21, 2021
New owners reveal Millennium restart plans

New owners reveal Millennium restart plans

New owners have enlisted Coal Augering Services to kick off coal production at the Mavis Downs and Millennium site, due to recommence operations in July. A joint venture of M Resources and Stanmore Coal (now known as Stanmore Resources) have an agreement to acquire the mothballed assets from Peabody Energy for an upfront payment of… ...

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May 13, 2021
WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) is reporting significant improvements in blast performance as it fine tunes its trailblazing use of wireless technology. The site has been one of the first mines in the world to trial Orica’s Wireless Electronic Blasting system, WebGen. Following the first trial of WebGen in 2017, Glencore said the EHM team… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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