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Nov 02, 2021
PIMS taps Komatsu for Millennium fleet

PIMS taps Komatsu for Millennium fleet

Global manufacturer Komatsu is equipping Mackay-based PIMS Group to deliver on its $425 million contract to provide underground mining services at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal complex near Moranbah. Komatsu said it would be providing a full-time preventative maintenance team at the mine sites to help maximise the operation of the eight pieces of… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Nov 02, 2021
Rockfire homes in on CQ copper source

Rockfire homes in on CQ copper source

Veins bearing copper and molybdenum sulphides have been encountered in all four drill holes completed to date at Rockfire Resources’ Copperhead project in Central Queensland. David Price, Rockfire Resources. Geology and veining in the cores indicated the drilling was hitting upper levels above a large porphyry copper system, the company said. Ongoing drilling is targeting… This conten...

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Nov 01, 2021
QX Resources celebrates Big Red gold find

QX Resources celebrates Big Red gold find

QX Resources is hailing a new gold discovery in the Clermont Goldfield of Central Queensland after high-grade intercepts across its Big Red and Red Dog sites. QX completed seven trenches, averaging 53m in length and 1.5m in depth at Big Red and Red Dog prospects, part of its Disney tenement. Results from the trench bases… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Regist...

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Nov 01, 2021
New solar farm for North West Minerals Province

New solar farm for North West Minerals Province

MMG’s Dugald River mine will be first cab off the rank to draw power from a new 88MW solar farm that APA Group is building at Mica Creek, Mount Isa. APA has reached Final Investment Decision (FID) to build the 44MW first stage of the Mica Creek Solar Farm with an investment of more than… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Nov 01, 2021
Epiroc eases miners into battery conversion

Epiroc eases miners into battery conversion

Epiroc is offering customers conversion kits to transform loaders from diesel-powered to battery-electric-driven in a move set to aid mining’s shift to an emissions-free future. Epiroc president and chief executive officer Helena Hedblom. Battery conversions are already underway, with Epiroc’s Scooptram ST1030 loader being the first vehicle to undergo the transformation for Evolution Mining. ̶...

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Oct 28, 2021
Battery venture targets underground mining

Battery venture targets underground mining

Vehicle electrification specialist Proterra is teaming up with OEM Komatsu to develop battery-electric LHDs, drills and bolters with Proterra battery systems. Under the collaboration, Proterra will supply its H Series battery system technology to Komatsu for the development of equipment for underground hard rock mining. Komatsu plans to develop prototype machines with the battery systems this̷...

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Oct 18, 2021
Camel Creek shines in latest assays

Camel Creek shines in latest assays

Great Northern Minerals is building a clearer picture of gold mineralisation at Camel Creek, with new assay results including 1m grading at 105.46 g/t gold. The company has received the one-metre results from the recently completed reverse circulation drilling program at Camel Creek, which comprised a total of 15 holes for 3262m of drilling, with… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Oct 08, 2021
Crane barge to beef up bauxite mine’s capability

Crane barge to beef up bauxite mine’s capability

Metro Mining is boosting export capabilities at its Cape York bauxite operations with the arrival of floating crane barge, TSA Skardon. It means Metro will be able to load Capesize vessels, with capacity of 180,000 metric tonnes, for customers of its Bauxite Hills ore. The strategy is hoped to counter the high freight rates currently… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only....

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Sep 29, 2021
Scholarships to add environmental value to  mining

Scholarships to add environmental value to mining

Two scholarships worth up to $35,000 a year are up for grabs for students working on innovative ways to improve land rehabilitation at Queensland coal mines. The Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund, hosted by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), is calling for student applications for its 2022 postgraduate scholarship program. Two positions available The Fund… This content is for iQ ...

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