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Jun 10, 2021
Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has presented its latest case for continued domestic thermal coal mining. The recently released Australian Export Thermal Coal: The Comparative Quality Advantages says it is a better product which delivers a more efficient outcome said MCA CEO Tania Constable.It’s the third and final report in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Com...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… This content is...

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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Safety incident leads to longwall shutdown at Kestrel South

Safety incident leads to longwall shutdown at Kestrel South

Kestrel South longwall operations have been suspended. It follows what’s been described as a ‘frictional ignition’ on Sunday afternoon, (6 June), at the underground coal mine located 40km north-east of Emerald in the southern Bowen Basin. No workers were injured and the Queensland Mines Inspectorate has been notified.  Related – Staged re-entry begins at Grosvenor̷...

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Jun 10, 2021
Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

The Capricorn Copper workforce in North-West Queensland can expect increased professional opportunities and stepped up production as the mine enters a new chapter under 29Metals, according to the company head. Chief executive officer and managing director Peter Albert was commenting after the company lodged its prospectus this week for a $527.8 million IPO, with plans to list… Thi...

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Jun 09, 2021
Exploration cash follows green energy trend

Exploration cash follows green energy trend

A green energy wave has helped lift the amount ASX-listed exploration companies raised last quarter to $2.37 billion, up 7 per cent from December, BDO research shows. The BDO cash position report shows 80 per cent of exploration companies reporting cash balances of $1 million or more, the highest proportion recorded since the business advisory… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Jun 09, 2021
New owners take control of Paradise

New owners take control of Paradise

Phosphate International has completed acquisition of the Paradise phosphate project near Mount Isa, with plans for a mining operation creating more than 200 jobs. Following on from a 12-month process of due diligence and the production of revised feasibility studies, Phosphate International chairman John Cotter said he was very confident the project was viable. “We… This content is for iQ I...

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Jun 09, 2021
New engineering head targets mine sector

New engineering head targets mine sector

Newly appointed Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) chair Andrew Seccombe has his sights set on engaging more engineers in the mining and resources industry. A registered geotechnical engineer with a strong background in the resources sector, Mr Seccombe succeeds long-standing chair Dawson Wilkie in the BPEQ leadership. Mr Seccombe is also elected chairperson… This content ...

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Jun 09, 2021
High-grade hits as EQ Resources advances  mine plan

High-grade hits as EQ Resources advances mine plan

EQ Resources has released the first results from an upgraded 17-hole resource drilling campaign at its Mount Carbine tungsten mine in Far North Queensland. The company said assays from first three drill holes confirmed shallow high-grade zones immediately below the Andy White open pit at the site. High-grade intercepts in the shallow Iolanthe and Bluff… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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