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Jun 24, 2021
Bravus in the black at Carmichael

Bravus in the black at Carmichael

Bravus has exposed the first of the coal seams at the Carmichael project in Central Queensland, almost two years after receiving final approval to mine. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer David Boshoff said it was an exciting day for the 2600-plus people on the project. “Throughout the last two years of construction and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Jun 24, 2021
‘Outstanding’ copper-gold results for Carnaby

‘Outstanding’ copper-gold results for Carnaby

Carnaby Resources has intersected broad zones of copper-gold mineralisation at Nil Desperandum as it continues an exploration campaign at its Greater Duchess project in North-West Queensland. They extend over 300m and are open at depth, with one drill hole producing a result of of 30m at 1.8 per cent copper within 56m grading at 1.2… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.L...

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Jun 23, 2021
Pybar on a roll with Black Rock Cave

Pybar on a roll with Black Rock Cave

Specialist underground contractor Pybar Mining Services has settled into the next phase of work at Mount Isa Mines’ Black Rock Cave, where a third sub-level came into production last month. The company has secured the production contract to mine Black Rock Cave, following on from a development contract, and is expected to employ up to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Jun 23, 2021
Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

A range of mining-related skills has been added to Australia’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List in a move welcomed by resources bodies in the face of worsening skills shortages. Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA said many of the 22 new occupations added to the PMSOL, most notably chefs and mining, petroleum and geotechnical engineers,… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jun 23, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Kestrel Coal, Newlands mine, Hammer Metals and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Longwall operations resume at Kestrel South Longwall operations recommenced on Friday at the Kestrel South mine, north-east of Emerald, following an incident on June 6 that halted work. A company spokeswoman said Kestrel Coal had completed the… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jun 22, 2021
Survey to help unlock region’s mineral wealth

Survey to help unlock region’s mineral wealth

A specialised surveying aircraft is collecting new data in a Geological Survey of Queensland push in North West Queensland. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the airborne magnetic and radiometric survey would cover a 6000sq km area 150km north of Mount Isa in the area around Kamilaroi. The work is being carried out as part of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log ...

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Jun 21, 2021
Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

National and state resource sector bodies have joined their voices in a call for Federal Parliament to support targeted amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The action relates to reforms that would pave the way for what have been dubbed ‘single touch’ environmental approvals and the development of national environmental standards…. T...

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Jun 18, 2021
GBM Mount Morgan project to change hands

GBM Mount Morgan project to change hands

GBM Resources is moving to sell its Mount Morgan gold-copper project as a ‘non-core asset’, while it continues its focus on its flagship Drummond Basin gold hub. It has reached an agreement which would see it vend the 930sq km parcel of Mount Morgan tenements into TSXV-listed company Smartset Services in exchange for 20,079,545 shares… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Jun 18, 2021
‘Encouraging start’ in Sunshine Gold campaign

‘Encouraging start’ in Sunshine Gold campaign

Soil survey assay results have started rolling in for Sunshine Gold’s Dreghorn prospect, near Ravenswood, and the news is good. The company has reported ‘extremely anomalous’ gold in soil assays including 1.82 g/t gold at its Queenslander target, 1.42 g/t gold and 1.30 g/t gold, near Albion target. Dreghorn prospect is part of the Ravenswood… This content is for iQ Industr...

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