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Aug 04, 2021
Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Whitehaven Coal’s $1 billion Winchester South coal mine is a step closer, with the release of a draft environmental impact statement. The metallurgical coal project, 30km south-east of Moranbah, is expected to create 500 construction jobs and 500 operational jobs once approved. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the mine would generate more than $500 million… This content is for iQ...

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Aug 04, 2021
R3D looks to expand Chillagoe ground

R3D looks to expand Chillagoe ground

Newly listed R3D Resources has a secured an exclusivity agreement to purchase the Beefwood project, potentially building on its Chillagoe region tenement package. The company’s local assets include the former Tartana copper operation, where it aims to restart copper sulphate production in 2022. The Beefwood project (EPM 26399) is strategically positioned within Newcrest Mining’s Bulimba̷...

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Aug 03, 2021
Greening of Diggers & Dealers is underway

Greening of Diggers & Dealers is underway

by Ross Louthean, from Diggers & Dealers 2021 Fashionable metals remain in favour but this year’s Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie went greener than it has ever been in its 30 years of operation. Keynote speaker Professor Ian Goldin of Oxford University, in his virtual presentation and press conference, emphasised the need for… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Aug 03, 2021
Aeris focus on building gold inventory

Aeris focus on building gold inventory

Aeris Resources is pumping another $6 million into its exploration budget at Cracow after seeing ore reserves and mineral resources there lift as a result of multiple life extension projects. Aeris acquired the Cracow gold operations and substantial tenement package, 500km north-west of Brisbane, from Evolution Mining for about $125 million in July last year…. This content is for iQ Industr...

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Aug 03, 2021
Data trawl reveals Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’

Data trawl reveals Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’

QMines is hailing new discoveries at its Mount Chalmers project, where soil data has revealed large copper and zinc anomalies – one as large as 10km long. The company said the discoveries demonstrated significant scale potential at the Central Queensland site, with multiple Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’ surrounding the historical mine. QMines has applied for additional… This...

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Aug 02, 2021
Tombola steaming towards production

Tombola steaming towards production

Tombola Gold says it has fast-forwarded its readiness to begin gold production after good news from project studies and last week’s granting of the Golden Mile mining lease. Mine managers Minecraft were negotiating with operational and plant contractors, the company said in an announcement today to the ASX. It said positive results from a CSA… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Aug 02, 2021
From coal to cattle, MCA showcases mine rehab

From coal to cattle, MCA showcases mine rehab

Anglo American’s Dawson Mine in Central Queensland is in the spotlight as part of a Minerals Council of Australia campaign to highlight the industry’s land rehabilitation efforts. The new phase of the More to Mining campaign features an advertisement showing a 165ha site recently rehabilitated site at the coal mine and currently used by local… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Aug 02, 2021
High hopes for standout rare earth project

High hopes for standout rare earth project

Scale rather than grade is the attraction of a very unusual rare earth deposit that explorer NorthX is preparing to drill in Central Queensland. The Peaks project near Capella is based on peralkaline rhyolite formations in the shape of three raised volcanic domes. NorthX exploration manager Stewart Parker said the only known similar deposit in… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Townsville-based explorer NorthX is among 16 companies to share in the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants, with a focus on finding new economy minerals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said NorthX would drill for in-demand new economy minerals in traditional coal country near Capella in the Central Highlands. “New economy minerals are powering the… This content is ...

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