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Aug 02, 2021
From coal to cattle, MCA showcases mine rehab

From coal to cattle, MCA showcases mine rehab

Anglo American’s Dawson Mine in Central Queensland is in the spotlight as part of a Minerals Council of Australia campaign to highlight the industry’s land rehabilitation efforts. The new phase of the More to Mining campaign features an advertisement showing a 165ha site recently rehabilitated site at the coal mine and currently used by local… ...

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Aug 02, 2021
High hopes for standout rare earth project

High hopes for standout rare earth project

Scale rather than grade is the attraction of a very unusual rare earth deposit that explorer NorthX is preparing to drill in Central Queensland. The Peaks project near Capella is based on peralkaline rhyolite formations in the shape of three raised volcanic domes. NorthX exploration manager Stewart Parker said the only known similar deposit in… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Townsville-based explorer NorthX is among 16 companies to share in the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants, with a focus on finding new economy minerals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said NorthX would drill for in-demand new economy minerals in traditional coal country near Capella in the Central Highlands. “New economy minerals are powering the… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal has been awarded preferred bidder status in the sale process for the mothballed Bluff open-pit coal mine. The sale of the former Carabella Resources site is being conducted by FTI Consulting as receivers and managers and controllers on behalf of mining contractor MACA. Bowen Coking Coal announced today that it had paid… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
New AMMA mental health initiative

New AMMA mental health initiative

Resources and energy employers have been equipped with a new tool to help tackle the industry’s distinct workforce mental health challenges, including varying rosters, remote isolation and fly-in, fly-out working arrangements.The Resources and Energy Industry Workforce Mental Health Framework is the latest initiative from Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA assisting employers in building a...

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Jul 29, 2021
Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

This year’s 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is going to be presented as a virtual event. That’s on top of the actual conference being held on the Gold Coast.   The allowance has been made for those who are faced with border restrictions or have other work commitments. The conference is… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

QCoal Group subsidiary Constellation Mining has engaged Mastermyne Group to resurrect operations at the mothballed Cook Colliery, near Blackwater. Former Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining went into voluntary administration late in 2019 after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls in the mine. The project will be restarted over two distinct phases, with the first phase… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations…. ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Glencore is on the hunt for about 40 apprentices to kickstart their careers in the North-West and Resources Minister Scott Stewart is encouraging Queenslanders to put their hands up. Applications close on August 8 for Glencore Queensland Metals’ 2022 Apprenticeship Program. The successful applicants will start work in January next year at Glencore’s mineral operations… ...

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