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May 14, 2020
Lofty undertaking to give   ore bin a new lease on life

Lofty undertaking to give ore bin a new lease on life

When one of Mount Isa Mines’ tallest structures needed a little TLC recently, it was a job for specialised rope technicians. The copper crude ore bin at the Glencore site boasts a newly resheeted roof, anticipated to see out the life of the asset, after the 54-day project. The 35m tall, 85m long structure acts… ...

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May 13, 2020
Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

Calls to fast-track industrial manslaughter laws

The miners’ union has called on the Queensland Government to bring forward the passage of new laws extending industrial manslaughter offences to the state’s mining industry. It comes in the wake of last week’s accident at Grosvenor coal mine.  CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth has written to Queensland Mines Minister Anthony Lynham… ...

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May 13, 2020
Consolidated Tin operations back online

Consolidated Tin operations back online

Consolidated Tin Mines has recommenced operations at the Dry River South mine and Mount Garnet processing plant. The company in late March placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance, citing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the 170 people employed at the Far North Queensland base metal operations, about… ...

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May 12, 2020
Study examines value of independent mining inquiries

Study examines value of independent mining inquiries

A research project examining the role and effectiveness of independent inquiries in mining has attracted $300,000 backing from the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Program. It is led by Professor Deanna Kemp, director of the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining within UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI). Professor Deanna Kemp. “Mining companies a...

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May 12, 2020
Miners pay record taxes

Miners pay record taxes

Company taxes and royalties paid by Australia’s world-leading minerals sector increased by $8 billion in 2018-19 to a record $39.3 billion. It reflect continued higher production and strong commodity prices, according to a new Deloitte Access Economics report commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). The report confirms that the minerals sector contributed close to 30̷...

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May 12, 2020
Hammer hard at work on  exploration campaigns

Hammer hard at work on exploration campaigns

Hammer Metals plans a diamond drilling campaign in June on ‘compelling’ targets at the Shadow and Toby prospects within the JOGMEC joint venture project. Managing director Daniel Thomas said the first program of the $6 million JOGMEC JV had positioned Hammer for success in 2020 with the definition of a number highly prospective copper/gold drill… ...

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May 11, 2020
Incitec Pivot in $675m fundraising drive

Incitec Pivot in $675m fundraising drive

Phosphate Hill mine owner Incitec Pivot has launched a $675 million capital-raising drive. The industrial explosives, chemicals and fertiliser-maker describes it as pre-emptive action to increase resilience and provide financial flexibility to pursue growth opportunities. The company is undertaking a fully underwritten institutional placement of shares to raise $600 million and a non-underwritten ...

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May 11, 2020
Castillo keen to fast-track Mount Oxide drilling

Castillo keen to fast-track Mount Oxide drilling

Castillo Copper is keen to fast-track drilling at the Arya prospect and Big One deposit within its Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland. Several drilling contractors are being invited to submit quotes to run the twin RC drilling campaigns, the company says. It says the application to progress the drilling campaigns will be filed… ...

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May 08, 2020
Como enlisted as Ausmex weighs up processing options

Como enlisted as Ausmex weighs up processing options

Ausmex has brought Como Engineers onboard to help weigh up its processing options as it pushes ahead with plans to start producing gold by the end of the year. The company plans to establish a Cloncurry mining hub with multiple pits centred on the Mount Freda and Golden Mile gold projects. The operations would employ… ...

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