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May 19, 2021
Mount Chalmers yields bonanza grades for new owner

Mount Chalmers yields bonanza grades for new owner

QMines’ maiden diamond drilling program at the former Mount Chalmers mine near Rockhampton has produced ‘outstanding’ high-grade copper and gold results. The recent program delivered bonanza grades including 13.4 per cent copper, 6.11g/t gold and 31g/t silver in a 0.75m intersection from 132.6m downhole, the company said. “Some outstanding results from our maiden diamond drilling...

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May 19, 2021
Alliance spinning the bit again at Hamilton

Alliance spinning the bit again at Hamilton

AusQuest in alliance with Cannington mine owner South32 has started drilling at the Hamilton copper project in North-West Queensland. They are targeting copper-gold mineralisation similar to the deposit supporting the Ernest Henry mining operation near Cloncurry. The overall program will comprise four diamond drill-holes for about 2000m, with three holes designed to test discrete magnetic/gravity&...

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May 18, 2021
EQ Resources adds oomph to drilling effort

EQ Resources adds oomph to drilling effort

EQ Resources is extending a resource drilling program at its Mount Carbine tungsten mine in Far North Queensland after promising early signs. The six-hole program has been extended to 17 holes as a $3.5 million feasibility study into expanding production moves into full swing at the historical mine site. While assay results from the first… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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May 17, 2021
Camel Creek delivers high-grade results

Camel Creek delivers high-grade results

Early results from an ongoing drilling campaign at Camel Creek have highlighted the potential for a substantial gold project, Great Northern Minerals says. The first 24 holes returned with outstanding intersections and pointed to deeper and higher grade mineralisation at the North Queenkland site. “This ongoing drill program has returned the best assay results ever… This content is for iQ I...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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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… This content is for iQ...

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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… This content is for iQ ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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