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Bowen Basin

May 13, 2021
Ensham extension plans advancing

Ensham extension plans advancing

A plan to extend the Ensham coal mine to add an extra nine years to operations is advancing, with the environmental impact statement (EIS) out for public comments. The $315 million extension project would see the mine continue to produce about 4.5 million tonnes of coal each year and support more than 600 full-time jobs… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 08, 2021
Innovation at the fore in Austmine awards

Innovation at the fore in Austmine awards

An Anglo American project that is seeing thousands of work orders go digital is among the initiatives shortlisted for the Austmine 2021 Awards. The biennial awards recognise excellence in mining and METS innovation and export. Anglo’s Digital Work Orders (DWO) project is a finalist in the Miners Innovation Award category. Head of transformation at Anglo… ...

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May 07, 2021
Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

Moranbah North re-entered in first step towards restart

A team has re-entered the Moranbah North underground coal mine, where elevated gas levels prompted an evacuation in February. Resources Safety & Health Queensland (RSHQ) has approved the re-entry, which is the first step towards resuming mining operations at the Anglo American site. Chief executive officer of Anglo American’s metallurgical coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, said… ...

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May 07, 2021
Expansion in the pipeline for Mackay company

Expansion in the pipeline for Mackay company

Just three years since it began, a Mackay-based company’s growth at a global level has been recognised ahead of this month’s Resource Industry Network annual awards. 2Censor has been named as a finalist in the Chasing the Foreign Markets Award category at the May 21 awards. 2Censor’s managing director Corey Vaughan said the company now… ...

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May 05, 2021
Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Coalfields hub marks 50 years

Tales of the good old days echoed across the coalfields during Moranbah’s 50th birthday celebrations over the long weekend. Thousands of locals and visitors rolled up to over 12 planned events to pay tribute to the history and people that built the town. Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said Moranbah became ground zero for… ...

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May 05, 2021
Liberty Mutual backs away from Baralaba South plans

Liberty Mutual backs away from Baralaba South plans

Owner Liberty Mutual has missed a deadline to proceed with the Baralaba South mine project in Central Queensland. The company opted not to submit its Environmental Impact Statement by the April 30 deadline, in a move that the Lock the Gate Alliance hailed as the end of a decade-long David vs Goliath battle. The Baralaba… ...

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May 05, 2021
Coldwell adds semi-autonomous drill to fleet

Coldwell adds semi-autonomous drill to fleet

Rockhampton-based Coldwell Drilling Co recently introduced the Next Generation Cat MD6310 semi-autonomous drill into its fleet. Owner Gayle Coldwell said introducing the blasthole drill, now at work in South Walker Creek mine, showed the company was moving into the next era of advanced technology. “A large part of the Coldwell strategy is to provide customers with safe, modern… ...

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Apr 30, 2021
Call out for Battle of the Mines contenders

Call out for Battle of the Mines contenders

Clermont Battle of the Mines organisers are aiming to reignite the annual rugby league event in 2021 after a COVID-enforced break last year. They are seeking expressions of interest for a 2021 Battle of the Mines competition from mining operations and contracting companies throughout the Bowen Basin region.  “The Battle of the Mines has been… ...

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