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Jun 01, 2021
Fairhill mine proposal enters final straight

Fairhill mine proposal enters final straight

Futura Resources is raising the last tranche of funding to allow for the Fairhill-Wilton project’s construction over coming months after ticking off its final environmental approval. The proposed open-cut coal operation would be mined by Sojitz Blue and piggyback on that company’s nearby Gregory-Crinum complex infrastructure. It received Federal Environmental approval late last month, subjec...

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Jun 01, 2021
Jameson Cell success at Century plant

Jameson Cell success at Century plant

New Century Resources has boosted processing plant performance at its Century zinc operations with commissioning of a Jameson Cell. The company has engaged consultants from Glencore Technologies (inventors of the Jameson Cell) and Mineralis Consultants. They are assisting with start-up commissioning strategy and integration of the site’s refurbished Jameson Cell into the processing circuit i...

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May 31, 2021
Aussie gold operations maintain their glow

Aussie gold operations maintain their glow

Australian gold production in the March quarter 2021 was a little more than 74 tonnes, worth some $5.5 billion going by average prices, according to Melbourne-based consultants Surbiton Associates. While the output was almost nine tonnes less than for the December 2020 quarter, Surbiton Associates director Sandra Close said this was no cause for concern…. ...

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May 31, 2021
Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Partner supplied editorial Recent national legislation means that the issues of dust control and air quality around mining communities are firmly back on the national agenda and dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are providing miners turnkey solutions to protect both workers and residents alike. Coal mines alone are responsible for almost half the nation’s total… ...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… ...

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May 31, 2021
Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland’s experience in managing the cyclic investment phases of resources projects puts it in a good position to manage any future upswing in resources activity, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Policy Director Katie-Anne Mulder said the industry is seeing ‘very bullish’ outlooks emerge for critical minerals in particular and new resource opportunities…...

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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… ...

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May 31, 2021
Canadian research cracks secret of bonanza gold veins

Canadian research cracks secret of bonanza gold veins

Bonanza gold deposits form in a process similar to milk souring, according to researchers from Canada’s McGill University. McGill Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor Anthony Williams-Jones  and PhD student Duncan McLeish set out to understand the rapid formation of rare hyper-enriched gold deposits. Their findings should help mineral exploration companies worldwide...

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May 28, 2021
Aeon starts exploration in new Walford Creek strategy

Aeon starts exploration in new Walford Creek strategy

Aeon Metals has started an exploration program at its flagship Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The targeted expansion of mineral resource estimates is one of the two pillars of Aeon’s strategy to enhance Walford Creek project economics. The second focuses on processing, with the adoption of a bulk sulphide flotation and pressure oxidative… ...

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