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May 10, 2021
Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Report highlights Australian met coal strengths

Australia will continue to be a strong supplier of metallurgical coal over the next couple of decades thanks to its high quality, according to a new Minerals Council of Australia report. Australian Metallurgical Coal: Quality Sought Around the World is the second in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Commodity Giants series. Written by… ...

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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Anglo American is facing into the future with a map for change. The multi-national even has a head of transformation who addressed a recent Bowen Basin Mining Club function in Mackay. “We have to transform in the decades ahead, and we’re starting that journey now,” says Dan Reynolds.Anglo American is the largest underground metallurgical coal… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine is preparing for the Western Australian government’s hair trigger COVID protocols by organising a foolproof conference next month. The not-for-profit mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry organisation, is hosting its Austmine21 conference and exhibition in Perth from May 25-27. Be there or not, everyone can participate. Austmine chief executive officer Chris...

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Apr 06, 2021
Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

Survey to determine if the market is still hot for geos

The latest Australian Institute of Geoscientsts (AIG) survey will determine if conditions for industry professionals are continuing on an upwards trajectory. Geoscientist unemployment fell to just 4.5 percent nationally in the final quarter of 2020.  This was accompanied by a fall in the under-employment rate to 9.3 percent.   There was also a decrease in… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
CoalLog standard updated

CoalLog standard updated

A new CoalLog standard for exploration has been presented to coal industry professionals. The Australian Institute of Geoscientists is reporting that CoalLog has been developed with financial assistance from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) by a number of committees with representatives from most major mining, consulting and software companies in the Australian coal… ...

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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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Mar 03, 2021
Regional businesses competing with the nationals

Regional businesses competing with the nationals

A Rockhampton-based company providing environmental, engineering and planning services across the country and into south-east Asia has written the template for other businesses wanting to locate to regional centres. CQG Consulting was started in 2003 and has developed to the point where it’s involved in most of the significant projects in regional Queensland including in… ...

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Aug 03, 2020
Jadar to take on troubled silver-focused portfolio

Jadar to take on troubled silver-focused portfolio

Jadar Resources is ready to take over Moreton Resources’ southern Queensland Granite Belt tenement portfolio, including the former Twin Hills silver mine. The company announced that it had entered into a binding term sheet with Moreton Resources and subsidiary MRV Metals, in liquidation, for the acquisition. It will pay $500,000 cash, with non-refundable deposit of… ...

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