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Jun 23, 2021
Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

Skilled migration tweak offers resource sector relief

A range of mining-related skills has been added to Australia’s Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List in a move welcomed by resources bodies in the face of worsening skills shortages. Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA said many of the 22 new occupations added to the PMSOL, most notably chefs and mining, petroleum and geotechnical engineers,… ...

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Jun 23, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Kestrel Coal, Newlands mine, Hammer Metals and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Longwall operations resume at Kestrel South Longwall operations recommenced on Friday at the Kestrel South mine, north-east of Emerald, following an incident on June 6 that halted work. A company spokeswoman said Kestrel Coal had completed the… ...

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Jun 22, 2021
Survey to help unlock region’s mineral wealth

Survey to help unlock region’s mineral wealth

A specialised surveying aircraft is collecting new data in a Geological Survey of Queensland push in North West Queensland. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the airborne magnetic and radiometric survey would cover a 6000sq km area 150km north of Mount Isa in the area around Kamilaroi. The work is being carried out as part of… ...

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Jun 22, 2021
Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

Pick technology key to Joy sizer success

The new Joy HRX 1000 is being billed as a hard rock sizer designed to push the envelope on where sizers can be successfully applied. Its high capacity and compact package make the HRX 1000 an excellent choice for hard rock underground or mobile applications, according to manufacturer Komatsu. Utilizing Joy pick technology, the HRX… ...

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Jun 21, 2021
Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

Resource bodies battle for environmental reform

National and state resource sector bodies have joined their voices in a call for Federal Parliament to support targeted amendments to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act. The action relates to reforms that would pave the way for what have been dubbed ‘single touch’ environmental approvals and the development of national environmental standards…. ...

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Jun 19, 2021
Milling ramps up at NQ gold site

Milling ramps up at NQ gold site

Minjar Gold’s Pajingo operations have returned to full-time milling at the processing plant as production steps up. General manager Dale Oram said the North Queensland gold operation had recruited an extra eight processing operators and two maintenance personnel from Charters Towers and Townsville. The site recently started processing development ore from the new Steph orebody,… ...

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Jun 18, 2021
GBM Mount Morgan project to change hands

GBM Mount Morgan project to change hands

GBM Resources is moving to sell its Mount Morgan gold-copper project as a ‘non-core asset’, while it continues its focus on its flagship Drummond Basin gold hub. It has reached an agreement which would see it vend the 930sq km parcel of Mount Morgan tenements into TSXV-listed company Smartset Services in exchange for 20,079,545 shares… ...

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Jun 18, 2021
‘Encouraging start’ in Sunshine Gold campaign

‘Encouraging start’ in Sunshine Gold campaign

Soil survey assay results have started rolling in for Sunshine Gold’s Dreghorn prospect, near Ravenswood, and the news is good. The company has reported ‘extremely anomalous’ gold in soil assays including 1.82 g/t gold at its Queenslander target, 1.42 g/t gold and 1.30 g/t gold, near Albion target. Dreghorn prospect is part of the Ravenswood… ...

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Jun 18, 2021
Container management options

Container management options

Kalmar is introducing new options for managing container logistics. The new rubber-tyred gantry crane (RTG) comes in five models, with a stronger, lighter and simpler modular design and intelligent features.  The new Kalmar RTG is optimised to deliver high performance eco-efficiently and is also safer and easier to operate.  If features anti-sway technology, enhanced ...

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