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Exploration

Jun 18, 2021
Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is evolving its Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig to support fully autonomous operation.   This meant shifting from individual automated tasks and sequences towards a genuine ecosystem of automation platforms and operating with a connected fleet of automated mining equipment, said Product Manager, Surface Drilling Jari Läntinen. “This ...

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Jun 17, 2021
Big step for junior vanadium miner

Big step for junior vanadium miner

Junior critical minerals miner QEM has made a big step forward for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in northwest Queensland. The company has engaged E2C Advisory to undertake the design and selection of the bench-scale pilot plant to facilitate more advanced test work on a larger scale. Specialist manufacturer AMAR Equipment is… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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Jun 16, 2021
Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

The state government’s cleaning house to, what it says, make life easier for miners. The Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 would clarify some administrative aspects of mining and petroleum leases said Resources Minister Scott Stewart.  The proposed amendments would clarify that any leases approved between 1989 and 2010 under the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and… This co...

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Jun 16, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Central Petroleum, GBM Resources, Metro Mining and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Metro continues funding talks Cape York bauxite miner Metro Mining is continuing negotiations with lenders for a bridging loan to overcome a cash flow crisis. The company, which owns and operates the Bauxite Hills mine, initially requested… This content is for iQ Indu...

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Jun 15, 2021
Zinc deal boost for base metals and New Century Resources

Zinc deal boost for base metals and New Century Resources

Macquarie Bank has shown confidence in continued higher base metals prices after offering Gulf of Carpentaria miner New Century Resources a major hedge price position over three years. It includes fixed price, Australian dollar swaps for a total of 90,000t of payable zinc metal, spread in equal monthly volumes of 2,500t over three years from… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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Jun 15, 2021
Disappointing results from Gypsy Creek copper chase

Disappointing results from Gypsy Creek copper chase

There’ve been disappointing results from a drill campaign at the Gypsy Creek project 55km northeast of Ernest Henry Mine near Cloncurry. Red Fox Resources carried out a three hole drilling program in April and May that was funded by a Queensland Government CEI grant.  Related: Exploration grant deadline looms The company also drilled an additional… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jun 12, 2021
Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek

Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek

Great Northern Minerals is gearing up for further drilling at Camel Creek from July after receiving the final 4m composite results from a recent reverse circulation (RC) program. The recent program at the North Queensland gold project comprised a total of 49 holes for 5996m of drilling and produced some of the best results to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, i...

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Jun 10, 2021
Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

Greater expectations and opportunities in 29Metals listing

The Capricorn Copper workforce in North-West Queensland can expect increased professional opportunities and stepped up production as the mine enters a new chapter under 29Metals, according to the company head. Chief executive officer and managing director Peter Albert was commenting after the company lodged its prospectus this week for a $527.8 million IPO, with plans to list… Thi...

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Jun 09, 2021
Exploration cash follows green energy trend

Exploration cash follows green energy trend

A green energy wave has helped lift the amount ASX-listed exploration companies raised last quarter to $2.37 billion, up 7 per cent from December, BDO research shows. The BDO cash position report shows 80 per cent of exploration companies reporting cash balances of $1 million or more, the highest proportion recorded since the business advisory… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ...

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