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Jun 18, 2021
Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is evolving its Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig to support fully autonomous operation.   This meant shifting from individual automated tasks and sequences towards a genuine ecosystem of automation platforms and operating with a connected fleet of automated mining equipment, said Product Manager, Surface Drilling Jari Läntinen. “This ...

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Jun 17, 2021
Rio Tinto confirms Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer

Rio Tinto confirms Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer

Rio Tinto has appointed Peter Cunningham as Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect.  He’ll earn a 700,000 pound base salary with a 100 per cent target annual bonus opportunity. Mr Cunningham, who has been Interim Chief Financial Officer since 1 January 2021, will also join the Rio Tinto Board as an executive director at the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members onl...

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Jun 17, 2021
On the front foot recruiting for engineers

On the front foot recruiting for engineers

Queensland’s resources sector is on the hunt for at least 50 Gen Z students to register their interest in studying mining engineering as part of a campaign to address a chronic skills shortage. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has launched a statewide digital campaign to encourage young Queenslanders in high school or first-year university to choose mining engineering&nbs...

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Jun 17, 2021
Big step for junior vanadium miner

Big step for junior vanadium miner

Junior critical minerals miner QEM has made a big step forward for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in northwest Queensland. The company has engaged E2C Advisory to undertake the design and selection of the bench-scale pilot plant to facilitate more advanced test work on a larger scale. Specialist manufacturer AMAR Equipment is… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jun 16, 2021
Golden milestone for new Pajingo mine decline

Golden milestone for new Pajingo mine decline

Minjar Gold’s Pajingo operation has struck gold from a fresh major ore source as it continues to develop a new decline. Development ore is being processed from the Steph orebody, intersected as part of the Lynne project at Pajingo, 50km south of Charters Towers. It is a milestone for the decline  project, which will provide… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only...

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Jun 16, 2021
Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

The state government’s cleaning house to, what it says, make life easier for miners. The Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 would clarify some administrative aspects of mining and petroleum leases said Resources Minister Scott Stewart.  The proposed amendments would clarify that any leases approved between 1989 and 2010 under the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and… This co...

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Jun 16, 2021
Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

Environmental review hailed as a game changer by mining peak body

A peak mining body has hailed changes flagged in a review of the federal Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act saying the gates are opening wider for more timely approvals on development. The Commonwealth Government’s timeline and progress report on major reforms to the EPBC Act provides stakeholders with clarity and certainty said Minerals Council of… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jun 16, 2021
Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s abundance of world-class energy resources and role as a globally significant energy commodity producer has been reaffirmed in Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR) publication.   The inaugural AECR 2021 publication, released by Geoscience Australia, provides a national stocktake of our natural gas, coal, and uranium resources, said Minister for Resources, Water and No...

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Jun 16, 2021
Hillalong South delivers for Bowen Coking Coal

Hillalong South delivers for Bowen Coking Coal

Bowen Coking Coal has hailed significant early results from an exploration program underway at its Hillalong South project, raising the prospects of a new high-quality coking coal mine. It follows a successful Phase 1 exploration program which resulted in a maiden JORC Resource of 43 million tonnes at Hillalong North, near Glenden in Central Queensland. Bowen… This content is for iQ Industr...

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