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Jul 07, 2020
Data to deliver exploration dollars

Data to deliver exploration dollars

The Australian Government has launched an online data portal that will help the resources sector lead economic recovery following COVID-19. The portal provides free access to around 250 datasets collected as part of the Australian Government’s $225 million Exploring for the Future program, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “We know… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Greek philosopher Socrates, somewhere around 400BC, said ‘beware the bareness of the busy life’.  General manager of Eagle Drilling NQ Sally Forgan draws on that sentiment by adopting the ‘work hard, rest easy’ philosophy. That’s more easily done in Charters Towers, where the surface exploration drilling company bases its operations, she says. The ‘Towers’ is… ...

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Jun 17, 2020
Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill

Sandvik launches new rotary blasthole drill

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched its new DR410i rotary blasthole drill. The manufacturer describes Sandvik DR410i as automation-ready, saying it can be equipped with the AutoMine module to provide functionality for on-board and off-board automated needs. It boasts ‘unmatched productivity and return on investment’ for 152-251mm rotary and DTH holes, with a standard…...

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Jun 17, 2020
A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A recently published ‘biography’ of the North West Queensland uranium mining centre of Mary Kathleen has breathed new life into what is now a ghost town. ‘Mary Kathleen Reflections’ is written by retired geologist Andrew Cuthbertson whose first days in the mining industry in 1981 were among the last for the on-again, off-again operation.   Geologist… ...

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Jun 17, 2020
Geophysics in exploration webinar

Geophysics in exploration webinar

Talk about value for money. The Geological Survey of Queensland continues its webinar series tomorrow (Thursday 18 June) with a clutch of speakers who’d normally be billing north of $1000/hour collectively. The theme is ‘Geophysics in Exploration’ and it’s free. Head of the mining and geology research centre at the University of Queensland Professor Rick… ...

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Jun 17, 2020
Australian resources innovation exported

Australian resources innovation exported

A South American geo tech company is expanding its operations on the back of Australian innovation. Geoprocesados and DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) recently opened a new DUG McCloud-based seismic processing and imaging (P&I) centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Geoprocesados is a service company specialized in subsurface studies and focused on helping clients to achieve success… ...

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Jun 12, 2020
Antarctic drilling tender

Antarctic drilling tender

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has released the following Request for Tender: RFT 20/371 Request For Tender for the Provision of Geotechnical Drilling Services Associated with the Davis Aerodrome Project. AAD is looking for a suitably skilled drilling contractor to undertake a geotechnical drilling program, including the drilling and sampling of soil, frozen soil and rock during...

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Jun 10, 2020
Maiden resource of 142.8Mt  for Briggs copper project

Maiden resource of 142.8Mt for Briggs copper project

Canterbury Resources has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for the Briggs copper project,  50km inland from Gladstone. The central porphyry zone has a JORC-compliant inferred mineral resource of 142.8Mt at 0.29 per cent copper (0.2 per cent cutoff), containing 414,120 tonnes of copper metal. Higher grade features are evident in the deposit and will… ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper believes it is on a rapid trajectory towards becoming a mid-tier copper group as it announces ‘exceptional drill targets’ interpreted at the Arya prospect within the Mount Oxide project. The company has highlighted a primary massive sulphide target up to 130m thick, based on the inferred thickness of the geophysical conductor. It stretches… ...

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