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May 13, 2021
An eagle on the wing

An eagle on the wing

Customer supplied editorial A new air charter business is now operating out of Charters Towers. Aquila Air Services has based itself in the gold city because of access to wide tracts of land through three cardinal points. Aquila, being Latin for ‘eagle’, draws on the theme set by sister company Eagle Drilling NQ, also based… ...

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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 11, 2021
Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Resources & Energy Group has completed drilling for metallurgical test work as it advances the Mount Mackenzie gold and silver project, 150km north-west of Rockhampton. The bore‐core has been loaded onto pallets and dispatched to ALS Townsville. Previous test work and interpretation highlighted a high amenability of the weathered mineralisation at Mount Mackenzie to standard… ...

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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 07, 2021
Carnaby keen to drill at ‘exceptional’ copper-gold site

Carnaby keen to drill at ‘exceptional’ copper-gold site

Carnaby Resources plans to kick off a 4000m drilling program next week after promising signs at its Nil Desperandum prospect in North-West Queensland. Managing director Rob Watkins said Nil Desperandum and Carnaby’s other Greater Duchess prospect areas were rapidly emerging as an exceptional camp of high-grade copper-gold targets. “We are genuinely excited about the targets… ...

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May 06, 2021
CQ copper-gold hopeful makes ASX debut

CQ copper-gold hopeful makes ASX debut

QMines has listed on the Australian Securities Exchange as it continues its drive to revive the Mount Chalmers mine near Rockhampton. The company began trading on the ASX today after an oversubscribed Initial Public Offer (IPO) raised $11.55 million. The funds will back a large exploration and drilling program at Mount Chalmers, which currently has… ...

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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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May 04, 2021
Good start to Develin Creek drilling

Good start to Develin Creek drilling

The first drill hole in a Zenith Minerals copper push at Develin Creek has intersected massive copper–zinc and iron sulphides over a 16.5m interval. The diamond drill program is underway at the Sulphide City JORC Mineral Resource within Develin Creek, in Central Queensland. “This initial drill program at the Develin Creek project kicks off an… ...

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