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May 13, 2021
WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

WebGen blast technology delivers for Ernest Henry

Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining (EHM) is reporting significant improvements in blast performance as it fine tunes its trailblazing use of wireless technology. The site has been one of the first mines in the world to trial Orica’s Wireless Electronic Blasting system, WebGen. Following the first trial of WebGen in 2017, Glencore said the EHM team… ...

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May 13, 2021
An eagle on the wing

An eagle on the wing

Customer supplied editorial A new air charter business is now operating out of Charters Towers. Aquila Air Services has based itself in the gold city because of access to wide tracts of land through three cardinal points. Aquila, being Latin for ‘eagle’, draws on the theme set by sister company Eagle Drilling NQ, also based… ...

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May 11, 2021
Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

The first two machines in a custom-made fleet of silenced blasthole drills have arrived on site as Roc-Drill carries out open-pit development work at the Ravenswood Gold operations in North Queensland. Roc-Drill chief executive officer Nigel de Veth said the company had been working with manufacturer Epiroc to develop the equipment required for this particular… ...

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May 11, 2021
Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Resources & Energy Group has completed drilling for metallurgical test work as it advances the Mount Mackenzie gold and silver project, 150km north-west of Rockhampton. The bore‐core has been loaded onto pallets and dispatched to ALS Townsville. Previous test work and interpretation highlighted a high amenability of the weathered mineralisation at Mount Mackenzie to standard… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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May 04, 2021
The miner, the poet and the accountant

The miner, the poet and the accountant

It’s one thing to be motivated by money, another thing to be inspired by imagination. So, is QEM Limited managing director Gavin Loyden more an accountant or a poet? More Josh Frydenberg or Barry Humphries, more Cromwell or Shakespeare? QEM managing director Gavin Loyden. After all, the financier has enough experience dealing in the cold… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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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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