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Sep 13, 2021
Mount Carbine expansion plans hit high gear

Mount Carbine expansion plans hit high gear

Far North Queensland tungsten producer EQ Resources has raised $6 million to fast track early works for its Mount Carbine mine expansion. The company is boosting its mining fleet with $1.7 million worth of machinery, and has announced plans for power and plant upgrades by the end of the year to make the most of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner...

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Sep 13, 2021
Wheels turning for major Caval Ridge life extension

Wheels turning for major Caval Ridge life extension

Bowen Basin coal giant BMA is advancing the approvals for an extension project to push the life of Caval Ridge mine operations out until 2056. The company aims to extend Horse Pit from about 2025 to allow Caval Ridge to continue to produce coal at a rate of about 15Mtpa – supporting ongoing employment for… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner...

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Sep 11, 2021
Comet Ridge raises $5m to advance CQ gas project

Comet Ridge raises $5m to advance CQ gas project

Comet Ridge has raised $5 million in a placement to top up its war chest as it builds reserves in the Mahalo Gas Hub area in Central Queensland. The first priority for the Queensland-based energy company will be drilling at Mahalo North project, with plans to spud a pilot well next month. Managing director Tor… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner&...

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Sep 11, 2021
Federal funds boost CQU hydrogen work

Federal funds boost CQU hydrogen work

CQUniversity has secured $2.1 million in Commonwealth funding to research and develop applications for Central Queensland’s burgeoning regional hydrogen industry. Funded through the Government’s Regional Research Collaboration (RRC) Program, the project will see CQUniversity collaborate with industry to determine research and innovations required to drive the adoption of green hydrogen for export ...

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Sep 10, 2021
Santos in $21b merger with Oil Search

Santos in $21b merger with Oil Search

Santos and Oil Search have signed off on a merger agreement that will create a $21 billion energy giant in the top 20 largest oil and gas companies globally. Santos chairman Keith Spence said the merger represented an attractive combination of two industry leaders to create a regional champion of quality, size and scale with… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ...

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Sep 10, 2021
State’s Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner named

State’s Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner named

Queensland has appointed its first Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner as part of a raft of reforms to drive the regeneration of land on old mine sites. A State Government Director-General with extensive experience in environmental rehabilitation, James Purtill, will take up the role next month.    Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said job-creating mine rehabilitation was a critical pat...

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Sep 10, 2021
Concrete progress for $362.7m Rookwood Weir

Concrete progress for $362.7m Rookwood Weir

The first concrete pours for the foundations of the Rookwood Weir have commenced in what is being hailed as a major construction milestone for the $367.2 million project. Rookwood Weir is being built on the Fitzroy River 66km south-west of Rockhampton to help increase water security and drive new economic opportunities. Concrete is being produced… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Sep 10, 2021
Cheaper energy solutions drawn from mining waste

Cheaper energy solutions drawn from mining waste

Feldspars found in mining waste may help cut the costs of hydrogen fuel production and other sustainable energy solutions, Australian research shows. Water splitting reactions that produce hydrogen are triggered using rare platinum ($1450/ounce), iridium ($1370/ounce) and ruthenium ($367/ounce), or cheaper but less active metals—cobalt ($70,000/tonne), nickel ($26,000/tonne) and iron ($641/tonne)....

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Sep 10, 2021
Gilberton drilling highlights gold potential

Gilberton drilling highlights gold potential

ActivEX is reporting ‘highly encouraging’ drill results at its Gilberton gold project, highlighting significant strike potential between the Mount Hogan and Charlie’s South prospects. It comes after a reverse circulation program of 1881m drilled across 31 vertical drillholes at the North Queensland project. ActivEx said the latest assay results confirmed the high grade and widths...

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