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Jun 02, 2021
Issues around the lack of new copper discoveries

Issues around the lack of new copper discoveries

Blog by Frank Holmes – US Global Investors The International Energy Agency (IEA) was founded in 1974 in response to oil embargoes the previous year that caused the global price of oil to surge 300 per cent from $3 per barrel to $12 per barrel. From the start, the IEA’s mission has been to help… ...

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May 31, 2021
Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Helping coal mining communities battle dust pollution

Partner supplied editorial Recent national legislation means that the issues of dust control and air quality around mining communities are firmly back on the national agenda and dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are providing miners turnkey solutions to protect both workers and residents alike. Coal mines alone are responsible for almost half the nation’s total… ...

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May 31, 2021
Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Brand Queensland carries mining cred

Stand by Queensland. Soon, you’ll be seeing a lot of interest from some of the world’s largest companies wanting to be associated with Queensland minerals because it has the right brand. This prediction comes from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), based on the huge volume of minerals needed to support a low-emissions economy. “Recent reports… ...

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May 31, 2021
Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland’s experience in managing the cyclic investment phases of resources projects puts it in a good position to manage any future upswing in resources activity, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Policy Director Katie-Anne Mulder said the industry is seeing ‘very bullish’ outlooks emerge for critical minerals in particular and new resource opportunities…...

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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… ...

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May 26, 2021
Research funds to fight lung dust diseases

Research funds to fight lung dust diseases

The State Government will invest $5 million over four years on research into occupational dust lung diseases, including silicosis and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis (black lung). Expressions of interest for the medical research work are now open at QTenders, closing June 14, with successful applicants announced by August.   Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said occupational dust… ...

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May 23, 2021
Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Mackay company refocus on manufacturing

Partner provided content M&P Services (Qld) Pty Ltd has announced plans to cease its general transport operations and place all their focus on the Transportable Building (Manufacture, Hire & Sales) division.  With revenue in the transportable building division representing more than 80 per cent of the company turnover, it is no surprise that this would… ...

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May 20, 2021
Kidston pumping as Genex announces financial close

Kidston pumping as Genex announces financial close

On-site construction activities are building as Genex Power notches up financial close for the $777 million Kidston pumped storage hydro project. The company said activities underway included installation of accommodation units, upgrade of the access ramp to Eldridge pit, and installation of a new communication system. Rock material sampling and testing for concrete production has… ...

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May 17, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates from Sandvik, Alice Queen, Ampol, Austin Engineering, State Gas and Central Petroleum in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. State Gas spuds first Rougemont well State Gas is drilling the first well in its new Rolleston-West gas project (ATP 2062), near Rolleston in the Surat Basin. The Rougemont-1 well is the first of… ...

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