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Apr 07, 2021
Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Injured mine worker Wayne Sellars has told of a pressure wave that felt ‘like standing in a cyclone’ before the underground blast at Grosvenor that left him fleeing the scene ‘on fire’. Mr Sellars received burns to 70 per cent of his body in the May 6 incident, which also left four of his fellow… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Dragline shutdown a boost for Moura region

Dragline shutdown a boost for Moura region

Principal contractor G&S Engineering is completing a three-month dragline maintenance shutdown at Anglo American’s Dawson mine, bringing about 250 extra workers to the Moura region. Dawson mine general manager Clarence Robertson said the planned shutdown of the mine’s Dragline 4 commenced in February. “The planned maintenance program involves electrical, mechanical and structural repairs and i...

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Apr 07, 2021
Resources companies keen to tap hydrogen opportunities

Resources companies keen to tap hydrogen opportunities

Resources companies are actively looking at new technologies such as hydrogen to reduce emissions and grow their business in a sustainable way, the Queensland Resources Council’s latest State of the Sector report shows. “More than two-thirds of the CEOs surveyed said they were thinking about hydrogen-related opportunities, and 10 per cent are already committed to… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex Mining Group has reported results of up to 25 per cent manganese and 8520ppm cobalt from sampling on ground adjoining its Golden Mile project near Cloncurry. The company was following up the drilling of diamond core holes, announced late 2019, that intersected mineralisation of the King Brown ironstone/manganese outcrop. Ausmex said a costean was… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Paperwork progresses for Burdekin Falls Dam expansion

Paperwork progresses for Burdekin Falls Dam expansion

An environmental impact statement for a proposal to increase the capacity Burdekin Falls Dam is one step closer after the release of the final terms of reference. Project proponent Sunwater estimates up to 150 full-time jobs would be created during four years of construction to raise the existing dam wall at Lake Dalrymple, about 210km… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Cyclone kick-starts leach trials for Lady Ethleen ore

Cyclone kick-starts leach trials for Lady Ethleen ore

Cyclone Metals has completed a drilling campaign at its Lady Ethleen copper project to provide samples for Glyleach testwork at the MPS facility in Perth. Cyclone – formerly Cape Lambert Resources – plans to use the North West Queensland site as a demonstration deposit to advance the environmentally friendly alkaline leach processing solution. The company… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Rosy outlook for Australian copper earnings

Rosy outlook for Australian copper earnings

Recent record-high prices have seen the Office of the Chief Economist revise up Australia’s expected copper export earnings by $2 billion for this financial year. Copper export earnings are forecast to reach $12 billion in 2020–21, 18 per cent higher than the previous year, as prices surge. The post-COVID global economic recovery and rising investment… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Apr 02, 2021
Rocky revs up for a big Easter weekend

Rocky revs up for a big Easter weekend

The Rare Spares Rockynats car festival is kicking off in Rockhampton today, offering a high-octane cocktail of burnouts, drifts, cruising, bikes and spectacular vehicle displays. Robert Berry and Codie Free are among those to bring their stunningly-turned-out cars to the Rockynats – and each will have made round trips of around 6000km from opposite ends… ...

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