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Apr 06, 2021
Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine is preparing for the Western Australian government’s hair trigger COVID protocols by organising a foolproof conference next month. The not-for-profit mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry organisation, is hosting its Austmine21 conference and exhibition in Perth from May 25-27. Be there or not, everyone can participate. Austmine chief executive officer Chris...

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Apr 06, 2021
Cyclone kick-starts leach trials for Lady Ethleen ore

Cyclone kick-starts leach trials for Lady Ethleen ore

Cyclone Metals has completed a drilling campaign at its Lady Ethleen copper project to provide samples for Glyleach testwork at the MPS facility in Perth. Cyclone – formerly Cape Lambert Resources – plans to use the North West Queensland site as a demonstration deposit to advance the environmentally friendly alkaline leach processing solution. The company… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

The latest Australian Institute of Geoscientsts (AIG) survey will determine if conditions for industry professionals are continuing on an upwards trajectory. Geoscientist unemployment fell to just 4.5 percent nationally in the final quarter of 2020.  This was accompanied by a fall in the under-employment rate to 9.3 percent.   There was also a decrease in… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Rosy outlook for Australian copper earnings

Rosy outlook for Australian copper earnings

Recent record-high prices have seen the Office of the Chief Economist revise up Australia’s expected copper export earnings by $2 billion for this financial year. Copper export earnings are forecast to reach $12 billion in 2020–21, 18 per cent higher than the previous year, as prices surge. The post-COVID global economic recovery and rising investment… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Apr 02, 2021
Industry Q&A with Dave Mackay

Industry Q&A with Dave Mackay

Dave Mackay has worked in the Ravenswood area’s gold mining operations for about 15 years and is now in a leading role as they enter what he sees as a bright new era under the Ravenswood Gold banner. The general manager operations at Ravenswood Gold joins iQ Industry Queensland for a Q&A update. Q: Tell us a… ...

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Apr 01, 2021
Latest results add shine to Triumph gold project

Latest results add shine to Triumph gold project

Sunshine Gold has released the first results from its maiden drilling campaign at the New Constitution, South Constitution, Brigham Young and Galena prospects of the Triumph gold project. Managing director Damien Keys said the early work put into understanding the structural and geochemical architecture at Triumph, 50km south of Gladstone, was now paying dividends. Results… ...

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Apr 01, 2021
Priority targets at Yandan as GBM gets drilling

Priority targets at Yandan as GBM gets drilling

GBM Resources will target three district-scale gold systems at its newly acquired Yandan project as part of an ‘aggressive exploration program’ planned for its Drummond Basin tenements this year. The company said the Yandan mine corridor, Illamahta and North East (NE) Ridge would be the focus of the 2021 exploration and drilling program. Further details… ...

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Apr 01, 2021
More jobs flow as Ravenswood Gold ramps up

More jobs flow as Ravenswood Gold ramps up

Ravenswood Gold operations will continue to ramp up in the next 12 months, bringing a further workforce boost of 100 positions by the end of the year, the company says. Operations manager Dave Mackay said key works included a new tailings storage facility, finalising the operation’s processing plant upgrade and updating the site’s accommodation village…. ...

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