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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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Jul 28, 2021
Golden Mile mining lease granted

Golden Mile mining lease granted

The mining lease for Tombola Gold’s Golden Mile project near Cloncurry has been granted for a term of 10 years. In an announcement to ASX today, the company said it would now fast track all aspects to progress to production and that ‘more positive news is imminent’. Earlier this week Tombola, formerly Ausmex Mining Group,… ...

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Jul 26, 2021
Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies for the Mount Freda and Golden Mile gold projects near Cloncurry have highlighted their potential to support viable mining and processing operations, owner Tombola Gold says. The current mineral resource for the projects stands at 1.7 Mt grading at 2.06 g/t gold, containing about 113,000 oz of gold. The company, formerly Ausmex Mining… ...

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Jul 24, 2021
Honours for North’s top training talent

Honours for North’s top training talent

Townsville’s Kailu Johnson has snapped up twin titles as North Queensland regional winners were recognised in the 60th annual Queensland Training Awards. The PJ Walsh Constructions employee was named winner in the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year categories. “Kailu is a passionate advocate for… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
Nil Desperandum delivers for Carnaby

Nil Desperandum delivers for Carnaby

Carnaby Resources says its Nil Desperandum prospect in North West Queensland is developing as a very significant copper-gold deposit with economic potential. A recently commenced RC and diamond drilling program at Nil Desperandum has continued to intersect impressive broad zones of copper-gold mineralisation, the company said. Samples to date are being prepared to be dispatched… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Quarterly update from Cannington

Quarterly update from Cannington

South32’s Cannington mine in North-West Queensland saw a 14 per cent lift in payable zinc equivalent production in the past financial year to 380,200 tonnes. In its quarterly report, the company said strong underground mine performance had allowed it to fast-track a higher-grade mining sequence, which was extracted in the June quarter. Silver, lead and… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Capital projects on a roll at Capricorn Copper

Capital projects on a roll at Capricorn Copper

29Metals has outlined a raft of capital projects rolling out at its Capricorn Copper site in North-West Queensland, as its quarterly report shows a lift in copper production. Surface works associated with a new exhaust ventilation shaft at the Esperanza South deposit have commenced, with commissioning scheduled for 2022. Meanwhile the company said it was… ...

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Jul 19, 2021
Aeon raises cash as Walford Creek study continues

Aeon raises cash as Walford Creek study continues

Walford Creek proponent Aeon Metals is raising up to $12.5 million through a share placement and a share purchase plan. The proceeds will help cover ongoing pre-feasibility study activities on the North West Queensland copper-cobalt project, which are scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2022. The company also listed ongoing extensional and infill… ...

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