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Jun 09, 2020
New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

The Queensland Government is opening up a further 1500sq km of gas country for exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said five parcels were to be released for tender on June 18 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins. “It’s essential that we keep exploration underway to identify the resources projects… ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found… ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Access to land and finance remain big issues on the minds of junior explorers in Queensland. Peak industry body the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is an off-shoot of the Queensland Resources Council and gives smaller members a voice to power. The QEC is chaired by Kim Wainwright whose company Xplore Resources started out providing exploration… ...

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Jun 05, 2020
JCU professional development courses

JCU professional development courses

James Cook University’s Economic Geology Research Center is conducting short courses for mineral exploration professionals and geology postgraduate students aimed at professional development in exploration and applied geochemistry. It’s being led by Dr Dennis Arne from Telemark Geosciences. There are three modules presented late in June and July each contributing to seven professional development ...

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Jun 05, 2020
Tailings offer a beachhead for production at Tick Hill

Tailings offer a beachhead for production at Tick Hill

It looks like being a tailings led start for junior gold miner Carnaby Resources in north west Queensland. The company has just released its Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on mining the historic Tick Hill site 110 km south-east of Mount Isa. Drilling at Tick Hill Carnaby’s primary goal remained the discovery of the fault offset of… ...

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Jun 05, 2020
University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

There’ll be a merger of two key geoscience institutions at the University of Queensland. The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and UQ Holding’s technology transfer company JKTech, are integrating their activities under a single management structure.The move would consolidate and strengthen both organisations said Managing Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute Profe...

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Jun 05, 2020
Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

The latest improved trade figures and a new defence deal have highlighted the significance of Australia’s minerals sector. Total resources and energy exports in the four weeks to April were up by 1.4 per cent on the same period last year to $92.1 billion, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “Iron… ...

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Jun 03, 2020
Ausmex unveils 1.7Mt resource estimate for gold hub

Ausmex unveils 1.7Mt resource estimate for gold hub

Ausmex has released the global mineral resource estimate for its Mount Freda gold complex near Cloncurry, saying the results back a potential multi-pit mining hub. The estimate stands at 1.7 million tonnes at 2.06 g/t gold, containing 113,000 oz of gold. It covers Ausmex’s Mount Freda site as well as the Falcon, Shamrock, Comstock and… ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Exploration slump fuels calls for more help

Exploration slump fuels calls for more help

New figures have confirmed the significant impact of COVID-19 on Australia’s exploration sector and reinforced the case for government to do more, says the Minerals Council of Australia. Data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today showed exploration expenditure at existing mineral deposits decreased by 16 per cent in the March quarter, while investment… ...

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