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Jun 04, 2020
Cracow gold mine to change hands in $125m deal

Cracow gold mine to change hands in $125m deal

Aeris Resources is forking out up to $125 million to buy the Cracow gold mine in Central Queensland from Evolution Mining. The companies have entered a binding agreement for the sale, expected to close around the end of this month. The acquisition includes a tenement package covering 903sq km, and Aeris says it aims to… ...

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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
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits. “We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-house apprentices...

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Jun 02, 2020
Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Adani awards $9m-plus rail contract to Rocky firm

Rockhampton-based business Stresscrete has won a $9 million-plus contract to manufacture girders and supply concrete box culverts for Adani’s Carmichael rail project. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said providing jobs and helping to support an economic boost for regional communities was now more important than ever. “We’re very pleased to be able to… ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Ravenswood Gold advances expansion plans

Ravenswood Gold advances expansion plans

Major design contracts have been awarded to three Queensland-based consulting teams as Ravenswood Gold gears up for a planned expansion by the end of the year. Chief executive officer Brett Fletcher said revised figures indicated the expansion would create 150 contract jobs in construction and at least 200 full-time positions in mining within the next… ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Rocks roll in from gold mine for port upgrade

Ravenswood Gold is supplying about 140,000 tonnes of rock towards Port of Townsville’s $193 million Channel Upgrade Project, with the first mighty truckloads arriving yesterday. It’s a case of turning trash to treasure for the port project, as the material is being drawn from the gold mine’s waste rock. The majority of the rocks weigh in at… ...

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Jun 01, 2020
ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX has entered a new partnership to advance its Ravenswood gold project, covering five tenements in the Charters Towers minerals province. The company has finalised a joint venture and farm-in agreement with unlisted company Ballymore Gold, which would see Ballymore spending up to $2 million to assess and explore the land package. In addition to… ...

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May 30, 2020
Figures highlight mining industry strength

Figures highlight mining industry strength

Data released this week shows the scale of recent mining industry growth in Australia. Mining earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for 2018-19 year increased by 32.2 per cent or $33.7 billion compared to the previous year, the ABS figures show. Within that total figure, coal mining performed less impressively – with the… ...

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May 28, 2020
Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

Robotic revolution for Glencore refinery

A new robotic handling and welding system has been enlisted for cathode plate manufacturing at Glencore’s Townsville Copper Refinery. The system – featured in Glencore’s latest inhouse Resourceful newsletter – is capable of manufacturing Glencore’s ISAKIDD plates in bulk quantity along with the traditional ISA Process plate range. “Further automating this process mean...

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