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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 28, 2021
Golden Mile mining lease granted

Golden Mile mining lease granted

The mining lease for Tombola Gold’s Golden Mile project near Cloncurry has been granted for a term of 10 years. In an announcement to ASX today, the company said it would now fast track all aspects to progress to production and that ‘more positive news is imminent’. Earlier this week Tombola, formerly Ausmex Mining Group,… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bowen Coking Coal’s ambitions to become a low-cost, high-quality coking coal producer within the next few years have received a boost from scoping studies for two of its Bowen Basin assets. Scoping studies for the Broadmeadow East and Isaac River open‐cut coking coal projects indicated a peak annual production of 1.7 million tonnes per annum… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

The company behind North Queensland’s Sconi mine project has raised $6.5 million as it focuses on a value-add product, P-CAM, as part of its battery materials offering. Australian Mines announced that it had received firm commitments to raise the new equity via a fully committed shareplacement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors. Managing director Benjamin… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

The State Government has granted the mining leases for the $82 million Isaac Downs coal project, clearing the last significant approval required for construction and operations to begin. The new open-cut operations will act as an extension for the Isaac Plains Complex, near Moranbah, supporting the ongoing employment of 200 to 300 people in operations… ...

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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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