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Sep 16, 2021
Call for feedback on exploration program

Call for feedback on exploration program

The Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt has released a consultation paper on the impact of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI), which is playing an important role in uncovering new resources deposits across Australia. Responses to the consultation paper will inform an Annual Impact Assessment that measures the impact the JMEI scheme has… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Sep 15, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on QCoal, Sunshine Gold, ActiveEx, QAL, Castillo Copper, GBM Resources and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. GBM boosts coffers for gold development GBM Resources is raising $7 million in a share placement to drive its Drummond Basin gold development forward. The company said funds raised would be used to fund… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Sep 15, 2021
Winning ways on display in Battle of the Mines

Winning ways on display in Battle of the Mines

BMA Peak and Proud have retained their Clermont Battle of the Mines title in an event that drew about 800-1000 people over the weekend. Krissy and Nick Vaalepu The Grosvenor Gators took out the women’s event while husband and wife Nick Vaalepu and Krissy Vaalepu each were named player of the carnival in the men’s… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ...

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Sep 15, 2021
Exploring for the Future data flowing

Exploring for the Future data flowing

New airborne electromagnetic data from the Exploring for the Future program is providing a snapshot of the geology of an area of Australia almost as large as France. Geoscience Australia recently undertook a large airborne electromagnetic (AEM) survey throughout parts of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia as part of the $225 million… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Sep 15, 2021
Drill campaign targets Tartana copper

Drill campaign targets Tartana copper

R3D Resources has secured the services of Queensland-based Associated Exploration Drillers for work at its Tartana copper project after border restrictions locked out another contractor. The company is launching a drilling campaign to test the priority copper targets represented by large IP anomalies immediately to the east and north of the Tartana open pit, in… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Sep 15, 2021
Boost for Stanwell hydrogen export plans

Boost for Stanwell hydrogen export plans

Queensland generator Stanwell and Japan’s largest hydrogen supplier, Iwatani Corporation, will conduct a $10.4 million feasibility study into the development of a large-scale renewable hydrogen facility in Gladstone. ARENA is providing up to $2.17 million towards the study – which has also drawn support from a broader consortium of Japanese and domestic partners. These include… This c...

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Sep 15, 2021
Thumbs up for value in new Century mining operations

Thumbs up for value in new Century mining operations

Feasibility work has demonstrated a ‘compelling value proposition’ for mining the Silver King and East Fault Block deposits at the Century site, New Century Resources says. A final investment decision is expected early next year, allowing the progression to first processed ore in the first quarter of 2023. The new sites could be brought online… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Sep 15, 2021
Deadly rock fall at Crinum coal mine

Deadly rock fall at Crinum coal mine

A miner has been killed after a fall of rock from the roof at the Crinum underground coal mine near Emerald overnight. Mackay-based contractor Mastermyne Group has been carrying out work to restart the mothballed site as a bord and pillar mining operation for owner Sojitz Blue. “This is a tragic event and our immediate… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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Sep 15, 2021
Green light for Saint Elmo vanadium mine

Green light for Saint Elmo vanadium mine

Multicom Resources plans to start construction of its $250 million Saint Elmo vanadium operation next year, paving the way for 250 mine jobs. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Multicom was ‘first cab off the rank’ in an exciting new era for Queensland’s resources sector. “Vanadium is a new economy mineral that will fuel Queensland’s future as… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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