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Aug 05, 2021
Diggers emphasis moves to skills and deeper drilling

Diggers emphasis moves to skills and deeper drilling

– by Ross Louthean, from Diggers & Dealers 2021 Despite the insidious presence of the COVID-19 pandemic which restricted the large physical audiences in the past two years at the Diggers & Dealers Forum to West Australians only, the underlying theme was that mining for almost all commodities was strong and that exploration is producing… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Aug 05, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on the Mahalo gas project, Duke Exploration, Metal Bank, EK Healy Cup results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Comet Ridge in ‘transformational’ gas project deal Comet Ridge has entered into binding agreements to acquire Australia Pacific LNG’s 30 per cent interest in the Mahalo gas project for $20 million…. This content is for iQ Indust...

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Aug 04, 2021
High Court overturns casual worker ruling

High Court overturns casual worker ruling

A decision in a High Court appeal backed by the Federal Government has dashed the hopes of casual miners seeking justice, according to the CFMEU.  Overturning a Federal Court ruling that a casually employed mine worker was actually working on a permanent basis and entitled to back-paid leave entitlements, the High Court found his employment… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Aug 04, 2021
QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM has raised $2 million to accelerate the development of its Julia Creek vanadium-oil project. Managing director Gavin Loyden said the funds would allow QEM to complete ts oil and vanadium pilot plant, and for the subsequent six months of operations to validate strong extraction test results recorded to date. “This comes at a time… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Aug 04, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal is acquiring the Burton mine and New Lenton coal project in a deal to set it on the way to becoming a multi-mine coking coal producer. The company has signed a binding term sheet with New Hope Corporation to gain a 90 per cent stake in asset owner the Lenton joint venture… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rock...

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Aug 04, 2021
Victaulic introduces Series 725T 4-way diverter valve for backfill mining operations

Victaulic introduces Series 725T 4-way diverter valve for backfill mining operations

Partner provided copy … New innovative design offers increased safety and productivity, less downtime and reduced maintenance compared to traditional methods of managing backfill, flush water diversion, and dumping Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and flow control solutions, is now offering a four-way diverter valve specifically designed to optimiz...

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Aug 04, 2021
Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Whitehaven Coal’s $1 billion Winchester South coal mine is a step closer, with the release of a draft environmental impact statement. The metallurgical coal project, 30km south-east of Moranbah, is expected to create 500 construction jobs and 500 operational jobs once approved. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the mine would generate more than $500 million… This content is for iQ...

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Aug 04, 2021
R3D looks to expand Chillagoe ground

R3D looks to expand Chillagoe ground

Newly listed R3D Resources has a secured an exclusivity agreement to purchase the Beefwood project, potentially building on its Chillagoe region tenement package. The company’s local assets include the former Tartana copper operation, where it aims to restart copper sulphate production in 2022. The Beefwood project (EPM 26399) is strategically positioned within Newcrest Mining’s Bulimba̷...

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Aug 03, 2021
Greening of Diggers & Dealers is underway

Greening of Diggers & Dealers is underway

by Ross Louthean, from Diggers & Dealers 2021 Fashionable metals remain in favour but this year’s Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie went greener than it has ever been in its 30 years of operation. Keynote speaker Professor Ian Goldin of Oxford University, in his virtual presentation and press conference, emphasised the need for… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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