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Exploration

Aug 02, 2021
High hopes for standout rare earth project

High hopes for standout rare earth project

Scale rather than grade is the attraction of a very unusual rare earth deposit that explorer NorthX is preparing to drill in Central Queensland. The Peaks project near Capella is based on peralkaline rhyolite formations in the shape of three raised volcanic domes. NorthX exploration manager Stewart Parker said the only known similar deposit in… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Townsville-based explorer NorthX is among 16 companies to share in the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants, with a focus on finding new economy minerals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said NorthX would drill for in-demand new economy minerals in traditional coal country near Capella in the Central Highlands. “New economy minerals are powering the… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

This year’s 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is going to be presented as a virtual event. That’s on top of the actual conference being held on the Gold Coast.   The allowance has been made for those who are faced with border restrictions or have other work commitments. The conference is… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Updates on the Eva copper project, Curragh coal operations, Big One copper exploration results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Eva ‘a key component’ in copper company’s growth plans Copper Mountain Mining is continuing to advance project financing for the Eva copper project in North West Queensland and says it is… ...

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Jul 26, 2021
Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies for the Mount Freda and Golden Mile gold projects near Cloncurry have highlighted their potential to support viable mining and processing operations, owner Tombola Gold says. The current mineral resource for the projects stands at 1.7 Mt grading at 2.06 g/t gold, containing about 113,000 oz of gold. The company, formerly Ausmex Mining… ...

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Jul 24, 2021
Boost for NT exploration projects

Boost for NT exploration projects

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a record $1.7 million in grants to support 18 projects from 15 companies under the latest Geophysics and Drilling Collaboration program. For the first time since the Resourcing the Territory initiative was launched, projects have been able to access co-funding to support brownfields drilling programs. Five companies have so… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Industry Q&A with Brad Miller

Industry Q&A with Brad Miller

Brad Miller came onboard as principal geologist/manager at Gnomic Exploration Services in March, hitting the ground during an extremely busy time for the business. He joins iQ Industry Queensland for a Q&A update. Q: Tell us a bit about your early life and what drew you to become a geologist? BM: I grew up in the Barossa Valley,… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Early Gilberton gold results promising

Early Gilberton gold results promising

ActivEX has reported promising drilling results from its Gilberton gold project, in the Georgetown area about 300km west-northwest of Townsville. A drilling program of 31 holes for a total of 1881m was carried out at the project’s Mount Hogan and Spilt Rock tenements. Assays returned from the first three of those holes have returned significant… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
R3D Resources raring to go at Chillagoe

R3D Resources raring to go at Chillagoe

R3D Resources will plunge into a drilling program at the former Tartana copper operation near Chillagoe, targeting extensive mineralisation under the old open pit, after a relisting on the ASX this week. The company also aims to restart copper sulphate production at the site, potentially in early 2022, to provide an ongoing cash flow. R3D… ...

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