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Miners Life

Jun 29, 2021
Production predictions from early drilling at Mount Flora

Production predictions from early drilling at Mount Flora

Duke Exploration’s Mount Flora project is shaping up as a stand alone mining operation. The comment from the company managing director follows initial results from drilling at the historic copper mine located around 130kms southwest of Mackay. It’s after a campaign earlier this month where the company raised A$8 million through a placement of 22.2 million… ...

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Jun 29, 2021
Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Travelling workers need to don safety kit and take COVID-19 precautions

Resource areas are left out of the reconstructed COVID-19 measures which come into force today (Tuesday 29 June). But resource workers who have been in the south-east in the last 14 days are required to follow the reinstated restrictions. Related: Exposure sites in Queensland There were three new cases reported on the weekend including one… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Exports bounce counted in the billions

Exports bounce counted in the billions

The Office of the Chief Economist says Australia is set to record its best year of resources exports. That’s contained in the latest Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) which both reviews market movements and forecasts Australia’s exports. It says the fortunes of Australian resources exports are tied to a rebounding world economy and are likely to hit… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

Mudmasters the tailings dam legacy

A Queensland business designing machines to help mitigate the impacts of tailings is increasing its export profile. Lytton-based Phibion will be shipping a multi-million dollar MudMaster® to Chile this week – its first to the South American nation. The innovation has been hailed by Minister for Resources Scott Stewart who said it is just what… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
A push to get the COVID19 jab

A push to get the COVID19 jab

There’s an increased urgency among resources companies who are encouraging their workers to get COVID19 vaccinations. The Queensland Resources Council is currently being briefed by the State Government in the wake of three new cases recorded overnight. Related: Mining declared Covid Safe following a single positive case in the NT Newmont Australia’s Tanami Minesite where… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Develin drilling program gives it up for Zenith Minerals

Develin drilling program gives it up for Zenith Minerals

The Develin Creek copper-zinc massive sulphide project in Central Queensland continues to deliver for Zenith Minerals. Four new drill targets have been defined by induced polarisation (IP) geophysical surveys carried out at the Snook and Wilsons copper-zinc prospects.  They include two new high-quality drill targets identified at Snook (S1 & S2) which are located 30km… ...

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Jun 28, 2021
Red River validates precious and critical mineral assets in the far north

Red River validates precious and critical mineral assets in the far north

Large precious and critical minerals targets have been identified across a number of sites by Red River Resources on the Orient project near Herberton in North Queensland. Silver and Indium were the highlight in the latest results from drone magnetic and induced polarisation (IP) geophysical surveys over 14 km2 . The surveys were completed using a… ...

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Jun 27, 2021
Mining declared Covid Safe following a single positive case in the NT

Mining declared Covid Safe following a single positive case in the NT

The Australian mining industry is still a safe bet during the COVID period. That’s the message from the Minerals Council of Australia following the detection of a single positive case of the COVID-19 virus at Newmont Australia’s Tanami site in the Northern Territory. Related: NT mine in lockdown, hundreds of FIFO workers told to isolate after man… ...

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Jun 26, 2021
Palmer ordered to repay $100m in Queensland Nickel case

Palmer ordered to repay $100m in Queensland Nickel case

Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy has been ordered to pay back more than $102.8 million in loans in a court win for Queensland Nickel liquidators. Liquidators FTI Consulting said that, subject to recovery of the funds, they would be applied towards priority costs, employees and remaining unsecured creditor claims (collectively estimated to exceed $100 million) linked to… ...

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