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Jun 14, 2021
Resources head honoured for services to business

Resources head honoured for services to business

Longstanding Australian Resources and Energy Group – AMMA president Richard Owen has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to business.Mr Owen had worked at ExxonMobil for more than 37 years before his retirement last year. During his career he held senior… ...

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Jun 14, 2021
Crucial coal mine safety report released

Crucial coal mine safety report released

The courage of five injured men and selfless actions of those who came to their aid have been praised in the final part of a report focused on the Grosvenor coal mine explosion in May last year. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry provided Part II of its report to Resources Minister Scott Stewart… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Cracow mine owner adds $50m to coffers

Cracow mine owner adds $50m to coffers

Cracow mine operator Aeris Resources has completed a share placement to raise $50.4 million. The funds will be used to accelerate exploration programs at the Cracow gold mine in Queensland and its Tritton copper operation in New South Wales, as well as providing general working capital and covering transaction costs of the equity raise. “This… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Rosy outlook for Top 40 miners

Rosy outlook for Top 40 miners

BHP and Rio Tinto have retained their positions as first and second on the list of the Top 40 global mining companies in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ (PwC) Mine 2021 report. The report has described 2020 as a a banner year for the mining sector, and forecasts even better days ahead. Other Australian mining companies named… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek

Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek

Great Northern Minerals is gearing up for further drilling at Camel Creek from July after receiving the final 4m composite results from a recent reverse circulation (RC) program. The recent program at the North Queensland gold project comprised a total of 49 holes for 5996m of drilling and produced some of the best results to… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Diatreme advances silica export plans

Diatreme advances silica export plans

Diatreme Resources has lodged a Mining Lease Application (Infrastructure) to cover the proposed export facilities for its Galalar silica project. It takes in the Nob Point Barge Ramp (NPBR), Hopevale Community boat ramp and a temporary stockpile area at the Cape York project. The company said the Nob Point barging option was preferable to the… ...

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Jun 11, 2021
The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The latest SEEK employment data confirms there are jobs aplenty in Queensland, particularly in the mining, resources and energy sector.  There are 1129 jobs advertised in the areas of mining, resources and energy, with 821 paying more than $100,000 per year, as of yesterday (Thu 10 Jun 21) In May, total job advertisements across all industries in Queensland were up mo...

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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… ...

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