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Jun 12, 2020
Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor dispute over Amrun project payment

Subcontractor Southern Cross Electrical Engineering is seeking more than $10.5 million from engineering group Decmil, saying the money remains owing from its work on the Amrun project. The company announced on Thursday that it was pursuing its claims in formal arbitration. Southern Cross had a subcontract to design, supply and construct the electrical, communications, instrumentation… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX  tenements near Cloncurry

Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX tenements near Cloncurry

ActivEX has sold two of its tenements in the Cloncurry area to global miner Rio Tinto for $50,000. The company announced the sale and purchase agreement today for EPMs 14955 and 17805. If exploration of the ground proves successful ActivEX also stands to receive a 1.25 per cent net smelter royalty for the first 10… ...

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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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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 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
Book boost to port schools

Book boost to port schools

If words were coal then the imaginations of students in port communities across the north are set to stoked by the thousands. FOUR primary schools will receive hundreds of new books to replenish classroom libraries to boost reading rates thanks to North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (NQBP). Alligator Creek State School teacher and librarian, Sandy… ...

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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 04, 2020
MOU sets up critical minerals opportunities

MOU sets up critical minerals opportunities

A new agreement paves the way towards Australia becoming a major source of minerals to feed India’s manufacturing sector and its defence and space capabilities. Australia and India today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on critical minerals. The announcement was a key outcome of the virtual meeting between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and… ...

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