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Jun 10, 2021
Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Automation partnership recognised by Resources Training Council

Central Queensland students with a vocation in open cut mining will be the first to benefit from a program recognised as the Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year as part of the Resources Training Council’s 2021 Innovative Skilling Awards. The Queensland Future Skills Partnership (QFSP) is a training project delivered by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), TAFE Queensland and CQUniversity… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Safety incident leads to longwall shutdown at Kestrel South

Safety incident leads to longwall shutdown at Kestrel South

Kestrel South longwall operations have been suspended. It follows what’s been described as a ‘frictional ignition’ on Sunday afternoon, (6 June), at the underground coal mine located 40km north-east of Emerald in the southern Bowen Basin. No workers were injured and the Queensland Mines Inspectorate has been notified.  Related – Staged re-entry begins at Grosvenor̷...

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Jun 10, 2021
Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

The Capricorn Copper workforce in North-West Queensland can expect increased professional opportunities and stepped up production as the mine enters a new chapter under 29Metals, according to the company head. Chief executive officer and managing director Peter Albert was commenting after the company lodged its prospectus this week for a $527.8 million IPO, with plans to list… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
Exploration cash follows green energy trend

Exploration cash follows green energy trend

A green energy wave has helped lift the amount ASX-listed exploration companies raised last quarter to $2.37 billion, up 7 per cent from December, BDO research shows. The BDO cash position report shows 80 per cent of exploration companies reporting cash balances of $1 million or more, the highest proportion recorded since the business advisory… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
New owners take control of Paradise

New owners take control of Paradise

Phosphate International has completed acquisition of the Paradise phosphate project near Mount Isa, with plans for a mining operation creating more than 200 jobs. Following on from a 12-month process of due diligence and the production of revised feasibility studies, Phosphate International chairman John Cotter said he was very confident the project was viable. “We… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
New engineering head targets mine sector

New engineering head targets mine sector

Newly appointed Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland (BPEQ) chair Andrew Seccombe has his sights set on engaging more engineers in the mining and resources industry. A registered geotechnical engineer with a strong background in the resources sector, Mr Seccombe succeeds long-standing chair Dawson Wilkie in the BPEQ leadership. Mr Seccombe is also elected chairperson… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
High-grade hits as EQ Resources advances  mine plan

High-grade hits as EQ Resources advances mine plan

EQ Resources has released the first results from an upgraded 17-hole resource drilling campaign at its Mount Carbine tungsten mine in Far North Queensland. The company said assays from first three drill holes confirmed shallow high-grade zones immediately below the Andy White open pit at the site. High-grade intercepts in the shallow Iolanthe and Bluff… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
New Century continues Silver King push as  results shine

New Century continues Silver King push as results shine

New Century Resources is extending its drilling program at Silver King after high-grade results including ‘exceptional’ silver assays of up to 1005g/t. The company is weighing up the near-term development of Silver King and the East Fault Block into mining operations within its Century project in North-West Queensland, and is targeting a final investment decision… ...

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Jun 09, 2021
Power project key to unlocking $742b resource wealth

Power project key to unlocking $742b resource wealth

A $742 billion minerals treasure chest in Queensland’s North West Minerals Province will not be unlocked without access to more affordable and reliable electricity, according to energy infrastructure company CuString. Speaking ahead of the Mining and Resources Industry Forum (MRIF) in Townsville today, CuString executive chairman John O’Brien said he was calling on Queensland and… ...

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