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Jun 03, 2021
Queensland in box seat as resources demand climbs

Queensland in box seat as resources demand climbs

The commodities demand forecast in a new report meant a decade of growth for resource hubs like Townsville, Mackay, Mount Isa, Moranbah, Toowoomba, and Gladstone, the Queensland Resources Council said. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Commodity Demand Outlook 2030 report released by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) showed increased demand for key… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
Issues around the lack of new copper discoveries

Issues around the lack of new copper discoveries

Blog by Frank Holmes – US Global Investors The International Energy Agency (IEA) was founded in 1974 in response to oil embargoes the previous year that caused the global price of oil to surge 300 per cent from $3 per barrel to $12 per barrel. From the start, the IEA’s mission has been to help… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

A scoping study has backed the production of precursor cathode active material (P-CAM) products at Australian Mines’ flagship Sconi project in North Queensland. Incorporating a P-CAM facility in the Sconi processing stream would increase the capital cost estimates for the project by $104.6 million. The study showed P-CAM production could deliver a significant revenue boost… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
Mount Flora mine potential growing

Mount Flora mine potential growing

Mining potential at Mount Flora is continuing to grow for Duke Exploration, which has just released new assay results for the Central Queensland copper site. The latest results from resource RC drilling confirmed that the entire Mount Flora hill was mineralised, and the recently discovered Quarry lode mineral system would join up with that resource,… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on QCoal, MMG, Castillo Copper, Red Fox Resources and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. MMG launches share placement Dugald River mine operator MMG has announced a $US300 million ($AU387.5 million) new share placement to strengthen the company’s balance sheet and to step into its next phase of growth. “MMG’s strategy… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Jameson Cell success at Century plant

Jameson Cell success at Century plant

New Century Resources has boosted processing plant performance at its Century zinc operations with commissioning of a Jameson Cell. The company has engaged consultants from Glencore Technologies (inventors of the Jameson Cell) and Mineralis Consultants. They are assisting with start-up commissioning strategy and integration of the site’s refurbished Jameson Cell into the processing circuit i...

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May 31, 2021
Aussie gold operations maintain their glow

Aussie gold operations maintain their glow

Australian gold production in the March quarter 2021 was a little more than 74 tonnes, worth some $5.5 billion going by average prices, according to Melbourne-based consultants Surbiton Associates. While the output was almost nine tonnes less than for the December 2020 quarter, Surbiton Associates director Sandra Close said this was no cause for concern…. ...

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May 31, 2021
Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Partner supplied editorial Recent national legislation means that the issues of dust control and air quality around mining communities are firmly back on the national agenda and dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are providing miners turnkey solutions to protect both workers and residents alike. Coal mines alone are responsible for almost half the nation’s total… ...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… ...

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