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Jun 02, 2021
Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

A scoping study has backed the production of precursor cathode active material (P-CAM) products at Australian Mines’ flagship Sconi project in North Queensland. Incorporating a P-CAM facility in the Sconi processing stream would increase the capital cost estimates for the project by $104.6 million. The study showed P-CAM production could deliver a significant revenue boost… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
Mount Flora mine potential growing

Mount Flora mine potential growing

Mining potential at Mount Flora is continuing to grow for Duke Exploration, which has just released new assay results for the Central Queensland copper site. The latest results from resource RC drilling confirmed that the entire Mount Flora hill was mineralised, and the recently discovered Quarry lode mineral system would join up with that resource,… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on QCoal, MMG, Castillo Copper, Red Fox Resources and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. MMG launches share placement Dugald River mine operator MMG has announced a $US300 million ($AU387.5 million) new share placement to strengthen the company’s balance sheet and to step into its next phase of growth. “MMG’s strategy… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry established after last year’s Grosvenor mine blast has provided Part II of its report to Resources Minister Scott Stewart. Not yet available to the public, Part II sets out the Board’s findings and recommendations on the cause of the serious accident that occurred at Grosvenor mine on May… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Fairhill mine proposal enters final straight

Fairhill mine proposal enters final straight

Futura Resources is raising the last tranche of funding to allow for the Fairhill-Wilton project’s construction over coming months after ticking off its final environmental approval. The proposed open-cut coal operation would be mined by Sojitz Blue and piggyback on that company’s nearby Gregory-Crinum complex infrastructure. It received Federal Environmental approval late last month, subjec...

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Jun 01, 2021
Jameson Cell success at Century plant

Jameson Cell success at Century plant

New Century Resources has boosted processing plant performance at its Century zinc operations with commissioning of a Jameson Cell. The company has engaged consultants from Glencore Technologies (inventors of the Jameson Cell) and Mineralis Consultants. They are assisting with start-up commissioning strategy and integration of the site’s refurbished Jameson Cell into the processing circuit i...

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May 31, 2021
Origin euphoria for Townsville

Origin euphoria for Townsville

Townsville has landed Game 1 in the 2021 State of Origin series in what is being described as a major win for the North. Queensland Country Bank Stadium will host the June 9 series opener after Victoria’s COVID-19 outbreak forced a venue change from Melbourne. Townsville Enterprise said the event would inject $5 million into… ...

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May 31, 2021
Aussie gold operations maintain their glow

Aussie gold operations maintain their glow

Australian gold production in the March quarter 2021 was a little more than 74 tonnes, worth some $5.5 billion going by average prices, according to Melbourne-based consultants Surbiton Associates. While the output was almost nine tonnes less than for the December 2020 quarter, Surbiton Associates director Sandra Close said this was no cause for concern…. ...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… ...

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