fbpx

Industry News

May 12, 2021
Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Queensland Metals is encouraging university students from North and North-West Queensland to join its summer Vacation Student Program. Applications close this Sunday for the 2021-2022 Vacation Program intake, which runs from November to February at Mount Isa Mines, Ernest Henry Mining and Copper Refineries. Disciplines include engineering, metallurgy, environmental science, accounting, information...

Read More
May 12, 2021
Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson Resources is acquiring the Silver Spur mine in southern Queensland, building on a regional asset base focused on silver. The company has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire the relevant mining lease from Cuban Partners. It says the $950,000 acquisition will give it 100 per cent control of the Texas Silver base… ...

Read More
May 11, 2021
Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

The first two machines in a custom-made fleet of silenced blasthole drills have arrived on site as Roc-Drill carries out open-pit development work at the Ravenswood Gold operations in North Queensland. Roc-Drill chief executive officer Nigel de Veth said the company had been working with manufacturer Epiroc to develop the equipment required for this particular… ...

Read More
May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Updated 1.30pm May 11 The independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor, Aaron Guilfoyle, has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt,… ...

Read More
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… ...

Read More
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… ...

Read More
May 10, 2021
Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Warning on global critical mineral supplies

Supplies of critical minerals essential for key clean energy technologies like electric vehicles and wind turbines need to pick up sharply over the coming decades to meet the world’s climate goals, a new report warns. The International Energy Agency is calling on governments to act now to address potential energy security hazards. “The challenges are… ...

Read More
May 10, 2021
Auburn completes Ripple Resources deal

Auburn completes Ripple Resources deal

Auburn Resources has its sights set on an ASX listing in 2021 after adding a raft of zinc, lead, and gold-prospective tenements to its portfolio. The company has confirmed its acquisition of Ripple Resources, which holds a raft of mineral exploration tenements in Queensland and the Northern Territory, including Nicholson in North-West Queensland. The tenements… ...

Read More
May 10, 2021
Glencore sticks with Wagners haulage

Glencore sticks with Wagners haulage

Wagners has secured a contract to continue to conduct haulage service for Glencore’s George Fisher and Lady Loretta mines in North-West Queensland. Wagners scope of works will include loading ore at the mine sites and hauling it to the Glencore’s processing facility in Mount Isa, along with haulage of tailings from the processing facility. The… ...

Read More
Menu