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May 31, 2021
Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland’s experience in managing the cyclic investment phases of resources projects puts it in a good position to manage any future upswing in resources activity, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Policy Director Katie-Anne Mulder said the industry is seeing ‘very bullish’ outlooks emerge for critical minerals in particular and new resource opportunities…...

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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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May 31, 2021
Canadian research cracks secret of bonanza gold veins

Canadian research cracks secret of bonanza gold veins

Bonanza gold deposits form in a process similar to milk souring, according to researchers from Canada’s McGill University. McGill Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor Anthony Williams-Jones  and PhD student Duncan McLeish set out to understand the rapid formation of rare hyper-enriched gold deposits. Their findings should help mineral exploration companies worldwide...

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May 28, 2021
Aeon starts exploration in new Walford Creek strategy

Aeon starts exploration in new Walford Creek strategy

Aeon Metals has started an exploration program at its flagship Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The targeted expansion of mineral resource estimates is one of the two pillars of Aeon’s strategy to enhance Walford Creek project economics. The second focuses on processing, with the adoption of a bulk sulphide flotation and pressure oxidative… This content is...

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May 27, 2021
Minotaur launches IP survey at Pyramid

Minotaur launches IP survey at Pyramid

Minotaur Exploration has launched its first IP geophysical survey at the Pyramid gold project, 180km south of Townsville, after promising drill results. Sixteen lines of Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysical data will be collected along 3km of the Gettysberg Fault corridor between the Marrakesh and Pradesh prospects. It comes after recent drilling returned intercepts including 33m… This con...

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May 25, 2021
EQ Resources appoints team to drive mining plan

EQ Resources appoints team to drive mining plan

EQ Resources has appointed Brisbane-based JukesTodd to lead a bankable feasibility study in what it describes as a major step towards mining at Mount Carbine in Far North Queensland. The feasibility study will assess the potential for an open pit operation prior to going underground to target the significant resource at the historical tungsten mine…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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May 25, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates from Centrex Metals, Zenith Minerals, Ausmex, Aeon Metals, Pure Hydrogen and State Gas in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Mencel takes the helm at Centrex The company behind the Ardmore phosphate project in North-West Queensland has a new chief executive officer. Robert Mencel is an engineering and mining executive with more than… This content is for iQ Indust...

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May 24, 2021
Winds of change for Hurricane gold tenements

Winds of change for Hurricane gold tenements

New Energy Minerals plans to kick off an exploration campaign as soon as possible after taking on the Hurricane gold and antimony project in Far North Queensland. The company has a conditional agreement to acquire project owner Placer Gold, subject to shareholder approval. It is also about to launch a capital raising of $5 million… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civ...

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May 24, 2021
Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

A $1.3 billion Dysart coal project set to generate 1000 jobs in construction and 500 in peak operation has entered the next stage in the approvals process. Public submissions opened this week (May 24) on the Environmental Impact Statement for BMA’s Saraji East project. The project would see a new underground coal mine developed adjacent… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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