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Jun 07, 2021
MineX plays to a motivated industry

MineX plays to a motivated industry

MineX kicks off this week in Mount Isa on the back of a resurgent industry. Copper is leading the charge with exponential demand forecast on strengthening electric vehicles sales. It’s attracted players like Anglo American into the metals fold. Anglo has been a prominent player in the Queensland coal fields for decades and boasts two… ...

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Jun 07, 2021
Capella gold project changing hands

Capella gold project changing hands

Australasian Gold is acquiring the Capella gold project in Central Queensland from Cape Coal, expanding its foothold in the Clermont goldfield. The Capella gold project is strategically located about 10km south from the company’s Mount Clermont polymetallic project. “We are pleased to have been able to increase our exposure to the highly prospective Clermont goldfield… ...

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Jun 05, 2021
Resource sector engages next generation

Resource sector engages next generation

Encouraging more schoolkids, particularly girls, to study the subjects which unlock resources and energy industry careers has been the focus of a primary schools program in North Queensland. Australian Resources and Energy Group, AMMA, teamed up with local resource sector companies to deliver the Bright Future STEM program in Townsville and Charters Towers primary schools…. ...

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Jun 05, 2021
Strong growth in nation’s mining and energy sector

Strong growth in nation’s mining and energy sector

New trade data shows Australia’s resource and energy sector is continuing to perform remarkably well, building on the strong momentum that underpinned previous forecasts for a record year in exports earnings. The positive results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ International Trade in Goods and Services data for April this year support upside potential to… ...

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Jun 04, 2021
Positive trend in Queensland exploration spend

Positive trend in Queensland exploration spend

Queensland exploration expenditure is continuing to grow significantly, setting the foundation for the next generation of projects, State Resources Minister Scott Stewart says. “This week’s Australian Bureau of Statistics data release is more good news for Queensland,” Mr Stewart said. “Investment in Queensland exploration has increased by an impressive 22.5 per cent to $705 million… ...

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Jun 04, 2021
Explorer Castillo cashed up as copper runs hot

Explorer Castillo cashed up as copper runs hot

Castillo Copper has raised more than $11 million to fast-track development of its core copper projects at Mount Oxide in North-West Queensland and in Zambia. The company said it was well positioned after the share placement to deliver on its strategic intent to transform into a mid-tier copper group. It is about to launch a… ...

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Jun 04, 2021
Wellbeing app attuned to miners’ needs

Wellbeing app attuned to miners’ needs

A new MineWell mobile app is described as being developed by miners for miners to reduce stress and improve wellbeing. The Mineral Council of Australia launched the free app this week, saying the industry was taking action to support the mental health and resilience of its 250,000-strong workforce. MineWell is a preventative mental health and wellbeing app… ...

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Jun 03, 2021
Ready and reliable – plug for Australian mining brand

Ready and reliable – plug for Australian mining brand

The Federal Government is plugging Australia’s reputation as a reliable, responsible and ready supplier of mineral resources and energy with its new Global Resources Statement. It is the first part of a $20.1 million Global Resources Strategy, announced in the May Budget, to expand export markets and build on the strength of the nation’s resources… ...

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Jun 03, 2021
Liebherr adds 305-tonne truck to mining line

Liebherr adds 305-tonne truck to mining line

Liebherr has launched its T 274 mining truck, a 305-tonne machine promising fast cycle times, high production rates, low fuel consumption, and a low cost per tonne. The manufacturer said the new addition to its mining product range offered a truck with the largest payload capacity in its class, moving more tonnes each hauling cycle…. ...

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