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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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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have… ...

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Jul 29, 2020
Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Friday 31 Jul 202, 9-10am – Mining, the circular economy and beyond. Register to attend by clicking here. Abstract: The current global tensions between China and the West have the potential for leading to major disruptions in metal supply. This presentation will consider the latest data on supply security based on recent  research conducted on… ...

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Jul 21, 2020
Recognition for women at forefront of technology

Recognition for women at forefront of technology

Women working in the resources sector have been invited to nominate for a new national award celebrating achievements in technology and innovation.The Maptek Women in Resources Technological Innovation award has been added to the annual Women in Resources National Awards, presented by the Minerals Council of Australia in partnership with state and territory mining chambers…. ...

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Jul 20, 2020
What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

In past weeks, iQ has been looking at the similarities between the mining industry and the Australian Defence Force in terms of managing stresses on personnel. This week we look at the primary relationship between the staff member and families, not only when they’re away, but when they return from onsite. How does Defence manage… ...

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Jul 14, 2020
How Defence does it – education

How Defence does it – education

Mining and Defence have a lot in common. Both can be technical exercises, both require high levels of skills and enormous logistics. Like mining, the action for soldiers, sailors and air force members is very rarely close to home. In the second of this series we look at the services offered to ADF families to… ...

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Jul 14, 2020
Exploration industry impacted by foreign investment review

Exploration industry impacted by foreign investment review

In early June, the Commonwealth Government announced a number of significant changes to Australia’s foreign investment framework which are proposed to come into effect from 1 January next year. The Queensland Exploration Council quotes Law firm Corrs, Chambers and Westgarth’s review of legislation. The summary below shows the likely impact on companies supplying the geotechnical… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Do you know about BUGGS?

Do you know about BUGGS?

The Bowen Basin Underground Geotechnical Society, or BBUGS, helps builds technical and collegiate capacity in the coal mining industry. Organisers describe it as a society where geotechnical engineers can share experience in a friendly environment. The group’s aims include , ‘mutual technical development, networking, expanding and sharing knowledge, special interest identification, spe...

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Jul 13, 2020
New resources leverage UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute

New resources leverage UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute

The Sustainable Minerals Institute’s Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) has added to its research capability with the announcement of a High Temperature Processing Research group. The group is led by Dr Baojun Zhao, who joins from UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering, where he was Codelco-Fangyuan Research Fellow 2015 – 2019.  Dr Zhao said the move to...

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