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Aug 05, 2021
Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Major miners including BHP and Rio Tinto have joined with equipment manufacturer Komatsu to form the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Alliance, supporting carbon reduction targets. The alliance’s initial target is advancing Komatsu’s power agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle that can run on a variety of power sources including diesel electric, electric, trolley (wired),… This content i...

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Aug 05, 2021
Golden run for Australian exploration

Golden run for Australian exploration

Nearly half of Australia’s exploration expenditure in the June 2021 quarter was focused on gold and silver, new figures show. Data released by resources analyst Austex Resource Opportunities shows national exploration expenditure in reporting ASX resource companies has risen by almost 70 per cent since the pandemic began. Of the Australian exploration expenditure in the… This content is for...

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Aug 05, 2021
Bonanza grades bode well for Mount Carbine mining

Bonanza grades bode well for Mount Carbine mining

EQ Resources has reported bonanza-grade tungsten ore intercepts in the final assays from a 16-hole resource drilling program at the historical Mount Carbine mine. The company described the results as potential game-changers for the proposed near-term re-opening of the old mine, 120km north-west of Cairns by sealed road. Selected high-grade intercepts are in a zone… This content is for iQ In...

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Aug 05, 2021
Metallica in Clermont copper-gold farm-in

Metallica in Clermont copper-gold farm-in

Metallica Minerals has executed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter a joint venture in the Clermont copper-gold project held by Diatreme Resources in Central Queensland. The deal will allow Metallica to earn up to 75 per cent of the project by way of investment of $2 million in three instalments over a period of two… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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Aug 05, 2021
Diggers emphasis moves to skills and deeper drilling

Diggers emphasis moves to skills and deeper drilling

– by Ross Louthean, from Diggers & Dealers 2021 Despite the insidious presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which restricted the large physical audiences in the past two years at the Diggers & Dealers Forum to West Australians only, the underlying theme was that mining for almost all commodities was strong and that exploration is producing… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Aug 05, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on the Mahalo gas project, Duke Exploration, Metal Bank, EK Healy Cup results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Comet Ridge in ‘transformational’ gas project deal Comet Ridge has entered into binding agreements to acquire Australia Pacific LNG’s 30 per cent interest in the Mahalo gas project for $20 million…. This content is for iQ Indust...

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Aug 04, 2021
QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM has raised $2 million to accelerate the development of its Julia Creek vanadium-oil project. Managing director Gavin Loyden said the funds would allow QEM to complete ts oil and vanadium pilot plant, and for the subsequent six months of operations to validate strong extraction test results recorded to date. “This comes at a time… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Aug 04, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal is acquiring the Burton mine and New Lenton coal project in a deal to set it on the way to becoming a multi-mine coking coal producer. The company has signed a binding term sheet with New Hope Corporation to gain a 90 per cent stake in asset owner the Lenton joint venture… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rock...

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Aug 04, 2021
Victaulic introduces Series 725T 4-way diverter valve for backfill mining operations

Victaulic introduces Series 725T 4-way diverter valve for backfill mining operations

Partner provided copy … New innovative design offers increased safety and productivity, less downtime and reduced maintenance compared to traditional methods of managing backfill, flush water diversion, and dumping Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and flow control solutions, is now offering a four-way diverter valve specifically designed to optimiz...

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