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May 27, 2021
Minotaur launches IP survey at Pyramid

Minotaur launches IP survey at Pyramid

Minotaur Exploration has launched its first IP geophysical survey at the Pyramid gold project, 180km south of Townsville, after promising drill results. Sixteen lines of Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysical data will be collected along 3km of the Gettysberg Fault corridor between the Marrakesh and Pradesh prospects. It comes after recent drilling returned intercepts including 33m… ...

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May 25, 2021
EQ Resources appoints team to drive mining plan

EQ Resources appoints team to drive mining plan

EQ Resources has appointed Brisbane-based JukesTodd to lead a bankable feasibility study in what it describes as a major step towards mining at Mount Carbine in Far North Queensland. The feasibility study will assess the potential for an open pit operation prior to going underground to target the significant resource at the historical tungsten mine…. ...

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May 25, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates from Centrex Metals, Zenith Minerals, Ausmex, Aeon Metals, Pure Hydrogen and State Gas in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Mencel takes the helm at Centrex The company behind the Ardmore phosphate project in North-West Queensland has a new chief executive officer. Robert Mencel is an engineering and mining executive with more than… ...

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May 24, 2021
Winds of change for Hurricane gold tenements

Winds of change for Hurricane gold tenements

New Energy Minerals plans to kick off an exploration campaign as soon as possible after taking on the Hurricane gold and antimony project in Far North Queensland. The company has a conditional agreement to acquire project owner Placer Gold, subject to shareholder approval. It is also about to launch a capital raising of $5 million… ...

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May 24, 2021
Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

Step forward for $1.3b Dysart coal proposal

A $1.3 billion Dysart coal project set to generate 1000 jobs in construction and 500 in peak operation has entered the next stage in the approvals process. Public submissions opened this week (May 24) on the Environmental Impact Statement for BMA’s Saraji East project. The project would see a new underground coal mine developed adjacent… ...

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May 24, 2021
QEM moves to pilot plant phase

QEM moves to pilot plant phase

QEM is advancing to pilot plant stage for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in North-West Queensland. The company is targeting the first half of the 2022 financial year for a bench-scale pilot plant to begin operations. It comes after HRL Technology Group recently completed a suite of tests designed to optimise the… ...

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May 24, 2021
Drilling underway at Hillalong coal project

Drilling underway at Hillalong coal project

Bowen Coking Coal has kicked off a drilling campaign of up to 11 exploration holes at its Hillalong project. ...

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May 23, 2021
Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Partner provided content M&P Services (Qld) Pty Ltd has announced plans to cease its general transport operations and place all their focus on the Transportable Building (Manufacture, Hire & Sales) division.  With revenue in the transportable building division representing more than 80 per cent of the company turnover, it is no surprise that this would… ...

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May 21, 2021
BHP opts into $22m farm-in for NT copper project

BHP opts into $22m farm-in for NT copper project

BHP is pushing ahead with a $22 million farm-in agreement for Encounter Resources’ 4500sq km Elliott copper project in the Northern Territory. Encounter managing director Will Robinson said the outcomes of a jointly designed validation program at Elliott had bolstered the potential for the discovery of large sedimentary-hosted copper deposits under shallow cover. “Copper sourced… ...

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