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May 14, 2021
Exploration grant deadline looms

Exploration grant deadline looms

Applications close for Round 5 of the Geological Survey of Queensland’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) on May 21. The CEI has provided $10 million worth of funding to more than 190 explorers over the past 14 years and the current round is set to provide a further $2.5 million. Grants are available up to $200,000 under the joint government-industry initiative… This con...

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May 13, 2021
WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) is reporting significant improvements in blast performance as it fine tunes its trailblazing use of wireless technology. The site has been one of the first mines in the world to trial Orica’s Wireless Electronic Blasting system, WebGen. Following the first trial of WebGen in 2017, Glencore said the EHM team… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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May 13, 2021
An eagle on the wing

An eagle on the wing

Customer supplied editorial A new air charter business is now operating out of Charters Towers. Aquila Air Services has based itself in the gold city because of access to wide tracts of land through three cardinal points. Aquila, being Latin for ‘eagle’, draws on the theme set by sister company Eagle Drilling NQ, also based… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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May 13, 2021
Charge On challenge to electrify haul  fleets

Charge On challenge to electrify haul fleets

Mining giants BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have launched a global competition for technology innovators to develop new concepts for large-scale haul truck electrification systems. The Charge On Innovation Challenge aims to help significantly cut emissions from surface mine operations and unlock safety, productivity, and operational improvements. The big miners are founding patrons of the… This c...

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May 13, 2021
QX Resources builds funds to drive CQ projects

QX Resources builds funds to drive CQ projects

QX Resources is adding $3 million to its coffers as it ramps up exploration at Central Queensland gold projects including the former Lucky Break mine. The company indicated it would also be re-examining its advanced Anthony molybdenum project north-west of Clermont as a matter of priority. QX Resources has received firm commitments from investors for… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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May 13, 2021
Hammer hits Mount Isa tenements with 4000m drill program

Hammer hits Mount Isa tenements with 4000m drill program

Hammer Metals has started a 4000m RC drilling program at North-West Queensland tenements, including its recent Trafalgar copper-gold discovery. “The commencement of drilling in Mount Isa is pleasing and presents Hammer with its first opportunity since the Trafalgar discovery earlier this year to drill Hammer’s 100 per cent-owned prospects which sit along trend and in… This content is for iQ...

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May 12, 2021
Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Queensland Metals is encouraging university students from North and North-West Queensland to join its summer Vacation Student Program. Applications close this Sunday for the 2021-2022 Vacation Program intake, which runs from November to February at Mount Isa Mines, Ernest Henry Mining and Copper Refineries. Disciplines include engineering, metallurgy, environmental science, accounting, information...

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May 12, 2021
Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson Resources is acquiring the Silver Spur mine in southern Queensland, building on a regional asset base focused on silver. The company has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire the relevant mining lease from Cuban Partners. It says the $950,000 acquisition will give it 100 per cent control of the Texas Silver base… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, ...

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May 11, 2021
Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

The first two machines in a custom-made fleet of silenced blasthole drills have arrived on site as Roc-Drill carries out open-pit development work at the Ravenswood Gold operations in North Queensland. Roc-Drill chief executive officer Nigel de Veth said the company had been working with manufacturer Epiroc to develop the equipment required for this particular… This content is for iQ Indust...

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