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May 13, 2021
QX Resources builds funds to drive CQ projects

QX Resources builds funds to drive CQ projects

QX Resources is adding $3 million to its coffers as it ramps up exploration at Central Queensland gold projects including the former Lucky Break mine. The company indicated it would also be re-examining its advanced Anthony molybdenum project north-west of Clermont as a matter of priority. QX Resources has received firm commitments from investors for… ...

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May 13, 2021
Hammer hits Mount Isa tenements with 4000m drill program

Hammer hits Mount Isa tenements with 4000m drill program

Hammer Metals has started a 4000m RC drilling program at North-West Queensland tenements, including its recent Trafalgar copper-gold discovery. “The commencement of drilling in Mount Isa is pleasing and presents Hammer with its first opportunity since the Trafalgar discovery earlier this year to drill Hammer’s 100 per cent-owned prospects which sit along trend and in… ...

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May 12, 2021
Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Queensland Metals is encouraging university students from North and North-West Queensland to join its summer Vacation Student Program. Applications close this Sunday for the 2021-2022 Vacation Program intake, which runs from November to February at Mount Isa Mines, Ernest Henry Mining and Copper Refineries. Disciplines include engineering, metallurgy, environmental science, accounting, information...

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May 12, 2021
Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson Resources is acquiring the Silver Spur mine in southern Queensland, building on a regional asset base focused on silver. The company has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire the relevant mining lease from Cuban Partners. It says the $950,000 acquisition will give it 100 per cent control of the Texas Silver base… ...

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May 11, 2021
Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

The first two machines in a custom-made fleet of silenced blasthole drills have arrived on site as Roc-Drill carries out open-pit development work at the Ravenswood Gold operations in North Queensland. Roc-Drill chief executive officer Nigel de Veth said the company had been working with manufacturer Epiroc to develop the equipment required for this particular… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 11, 2021
Rockfire cashed up for new drilling campaigns

Rockfire cashed up for new drilling campaigns

Rockfire Resources has raised more than $1.5 million in a share placement to fund drilling at its Copper Dome and Copperhead projects in Central Queensland, as well as the Plateau gold deposit within its Lighthouse tenement. “A reverse circulation drilling rig is available in Charters Towers and the company plans to mobilise as quickly as possible to… ...

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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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May 10, 2021
Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, a new report warns. The International Energy Agency is calling on governments to act now to address potential energy security hazards. “The challenges are… ...

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