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Apr 01, 2020
Completion for $300m Ravenswood gold deal

Completion for $300m Ravenswood gold deal

The Ravenswood gold mine has officially changed hands, with new owners EMR Capital and Golden Energy and Resources completing the $300 million purchase deal yesterday. The EMR GEAR Consortium have flagged a keen interest in ramping up operations and extending the life of the business. Former owner Resolute Mining says the sale deal gives it… ...

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Mar 31, 2020
Interstate mine workers to be locked out within days

Interstate mine workers to be locked out within days

Queensland will close its borders to interstate fly in-fly out mine workers from midnight Saturday unless they are deemed critical to a project’s operations.   The changes do not affect FIFO or DIDO workers travelling from within Queensland, and interstate workers holding statutory positions, who have site safety responsibilities, are exempt. Mines Minister Dr Anthony… ...

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Mar 30, 2020
Glencore steps up COVID-19 screening measures

Glencore steps up COVID-19 screening measures

Glencore says it is stepping up health screening measures at its copper and zinc sites in North-West Queensland. It comes after Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch last week called for a shift to a locally based workforce to avoid the extra risk of FIFO and DIDO workers bringing COVID-19 into the area. Glencore has not… ...

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Mar 30, 2020
New focus at Urquhart bauxite project

New focus at Urquhart bauxite project

Metallica Minerals says it is keen to investigate a potential industrial sand opportunity at its delayed Urquhart bauxite project on Cape York. It comes the company receives $715,000 as part of the second instalment due on the sale of its 50 per cent interest in the Heavy Mineral Sand (HMS) plant and the HMS tenements… ...

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Mar 27, 2020
Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch is calling on the region’s mines to shift to a locally based workforce to avoid the extra risk of FIFO and DIDO workers bringing COVID-19 into the area. But she is critical of those using the pandemic to push a broader political agenda against FIFO. Cr McCulloch, chair of the… ...

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Mar 26, 2020
Miners risk social licence in COVID-19 failings: MP

Miners risk social licence in COVID-19 failings: MP

The mining industry will be ‘picking up the pieces’ of its social licence to operate in regional and remote areas of Queensland if it does not do more to avoid the spread of COVID-19, a local MP warns. Member for Traeger Robbie Katter has been pushing to quarantine North, North West and South-Western Queensland from… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
FNQ miner says staff move a temporary measure

FNQ miner says staff move a temporary measure

A Consolidated Tin Mines move to stand down staff is a temporary measure, with operations likely to begin to come back online as soon as next week, says managing director Ralph De Lacey. The company made an announcement to ASX last night that it had placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance,… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin Mines has placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance, citing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said all employees other than those required during the care and maintenance period had been advised they would be stood down without pay as at the close of business on… ...

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Mar 24, 2020
Tableland miner enters administration

Tableland miner enters administration

The owner of significant mining leases and processing assets on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland has entered into administration. The Auctus Minerals-owned Chillagoe Project, which counted the Mungana and King Vol deposits in its portfolio, will be put into care and maintenance. Richard Tucker and John Bumback of KordaMentha Perth have been appointed… ...

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