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May 24, 2021
QEM moves to pilot plant phase

QEM moves to pilot plant phase

QEM is advancing to pilot plant stage for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project in North-West Queensland. The company is targeting the first half of the 2022 financial year for a bench-scale pilot plant to begin operations. It comes after HRL Technology Group recently completed a suite of tests designed to optimise the… ...

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May 23, 2021
Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Partner provided content M&P Services (Qld) Pty Ltd has announced plans to cease its general transport operations and place all their focus on the Transportable Building (Manufacture, Hire & Sales) division.  With revenue in the transportable building division representing more than 80 per cent of the company turnover, it is no surprise that this would… ...

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May 21, 2021
BHP opts into $22m farm-in for NT copper project

BHP opts into $22m farm-in for NT copper project

BHP is pushing ahead with a $22 million farm-in agreement for Encounter Resources’ 4500sq km Elliott copper project in the Northern Territory. Encounter managing director Will Robinson said the outcomes of a jointly designed validation program at Elliott had bolstered the potential for the discovery of large sedimentary-hosted copper deposits under shallow cover. “Copper sourced… ...

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May 20, 2021
Greater Duchess drilling starts after strong survey results

Greater Duchess drilling starts after strong survey results

Carnaby Resources has kicked off a 4000m RC drilling program targeting the Mount Birnie and Nil Desperandum prospects and other key copper targets within its Greater Duchess project in North-West Queensland . Managing director Rob Watkins said it followed an extensive Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysical survey, generating numerous chargeability anomalies of high potential. “We are… ...

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May 20, 2021
Kidston pumping as Genex announces financial close

Kidston pumping as Genex announces financial close

On-site construction activities are building as Genex Power notches up financial close for the $777 million Kidston pumped storage hydro project. The company said activities underway included installation of accommodation units, upgrade of the access ramp to Eldridge pit, and installation of a new communication system. Rock material sampling and testing for concrete production has… ...

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May 20, 2021
Input invited on resources industry plan

Input invited on resources industry plan

Submissions have opened for the Queensland Resources Industry Development Plan. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the plan centred on working with industry, the regions and communities to set a shared vision for the future of the sector. “It’s important communities, businesses and stakeholders can have their input into the plan,” he said. Resources Minister Scott… ...

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May 19, 2021
Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

The group behind a proposed $3 billion North Queensland lithium-ion battery factory aims to set up a battery pack assembly plant in Townsville as a forerunner to that operation. Magnis Energy Technologies chairman Frank Poullas said the assembly plant was likely to employ about 100 people and would be housed in an existing building. But… ...

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May 19, 2021
Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Strong Asian demand powers Galalar deals

Diatreme Resources says a new offtake agreement from its Galalar silica project highlights Asian demand for its premium‐quality silica product as solar energy goes from strength to strength. The MOU with Jiangxi Kangjia New Material Technology Co covers supply of 250,000 tpa of photovoltaic-grade product from the Cape York project at mine start‐up. It follows… ...

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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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