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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern Minerals has kicked off a new drilling campaign at Camel Creek in North Queensland on the back of a recent $3 million fund raising. Two previous drilling programs completed at Camel Creek during 2020 highlighted the potential of a significant gold system, the company said. Numerous high-grade intersections were returned, extending over about… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Construction is set to begin next month on a new Queensland Mines Rescue Service station about 8km east of Blackwater. QMRS chief executive officer David Carey said the construction contract should be settled within weeks for the main building, expected to cost about $7.5 million to complete. The $11 million Blackwater facility also includes a… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Zenith follows gold further down at Red Mountain

Zenith follows gold further down at Red Mountain

Zenith Minerals is continuing to report ‘highly encouraging’ high-grade gold assay results from drilling at the Red Mountain project in southern Central Queensland. The company said the ongoing diamond drilling program had successfully demonstrated that high-grade gold mineralisation extended to at least 200m vertical depth, expanding gold mineralisation 20m beyond the previous deepest...

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Apr 13, 2021
Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Finishing touch for $190m Eton Range upgrade

Motorists travelling on the Peak Downs Highway can now take in views across the Pioneer Valley from the new rest area on Eton Range crossing, west of Mackay. Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the rest area was the last stage of the significant Eton Range upgrade, connecting Bowen and Galilee Basin… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
Cape sand mine a beacon of Indigenous opportunity

Cape sand mine a beacon of Indigenous opportunity

The major Cape Flattery silica sand mine on Cape York has been hailed as a leader when it comes to Indigenous employment. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the Mitsubishi Corporation-owned Cape Flattery Silica Mines was a quiet achiever, providing local jobs together with a leading Indigenous employee program. “The mine has been operating since 1967… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

New Kestrel community grants program takes flight

Kestrel Coal Resources has launched its new community grants program, giving not-for-profits and community groups the opportunity to receive up to $5000 to deliver events and initiatives that help to make a difference in the Emerald region. Applications will be assessed based on their promotion of health and wellbeing, education and opportunity, and enhancing livelihoods… ...

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Apr 13, 2021
New video promotes Mount Isa lifestyle

New video promotes Mount Isa lifestyle

Mount Isa City Council is highlighting the area’s liveability and recreation opportunities through a new promotional video. Part of the City of Opportunity marketing campaign, the promotion is hoped to help fill a number of job shortages in the Outback and North West Queensland. The new video features interviews with Mayor Danielle Slade; ibis Styles… ...

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Apr 12, 2021
Sunshine Gold announces high-grade extensions to Big Hans

Sunshine Gold announces high-grade extensions to Big Hans

Sunshine Gold has released the final results from what it describes as an extremely successful drilling campaign at the Triumph gold project, 50km south of Gladstone. The company said its recent 7126m maiden RC drill campaign had been successful in delineating high-grade targets for follow up resource drilling in the September 2021 quarter. Sunshine Gold… ...

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