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Jun 12, 2021
Cracow mine owner adds $50m to coffers

Cracow mine owner adds $50m to coffers

Cracow mine operator Aeris Resources has completed a share placement to raise $50.4 million. The funds will be used to accelerate exploration programs at the Cracow gold mine in Queensland and its Tritton copper operation in New South Wales, as well as providing general working capital and covering transaction costs of the equity raise. “This… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Rosy outlook for Top 40 miners

Rosy outlook for Top 40 miners

BHP and Rio Tinto have retained their positions as first and second on the list of the Top 40 global mining companies in the Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ (PwC) Mine 2021 report. The report has described 2020 as a a banner year for the mining sector, and forecasts even better days ahead. Other Australian mining companies named… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek

Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek

Great Northern Minerals is gearing up for further drilling at Camel Creek from July after receiving the final 4m composite results from a recent reverse circulation (RC) program. The recent program at the North Queensland gold project comprised a total of 49 holes for 5996m of drilling and produced some of the best results to… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe

Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe

Forensic engineer Dr Sean Brady has been engaged to lead an independent investigation into the Callide Power Station fire that sparked a massive outage throughout Queensland last month. Dr Brady is the man behind the recent Brady Review investigation into the causes of fatalities in the state’s mining and quarrying industry. CS Energy said other… ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Diatreme advances silica export plans

Diatreme advances silica export plans

Diatreme Resources has lodged a Mining Lease Application (Infrastructure) to cover the proposed export facilities for its Galalar silica project. It takes in the Nob Point Barge Ramp (NPBR), Hopevale Community boat ramp and a temporary stockpile area at the Cape York project. The company said the Nob Point barging option was preferable to the… ...

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Jun 11, 2021
The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The cup overflows with resources sector jobs

The latest SEEK employment data confirms there are jobs aplenty in Queensland, particularly in the mining, resources and energy sector.  There are 1129 jobs advertised in the areas of mining, resources and energy, with 821 paying more than $100,000 per year, as of yesterday (Thu 10 Jun 21) In May, total job advertisements across all industries in Queensland were up mo...

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Jun 10, 2021
Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has presented its latest case for continued domestic thermal coal mining. The recently released Australian Export Thermal Coal: The Comparative Quality Advantages says it is a better product which delivers a more efficient outcome said MCA CEO Tania Constable.It’s the third and final report in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Com...

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Jun 10, 2021
Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work has officially begun on a major North Queensland energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan. The Kidson pumped hydro project 270 km northwest of Townsville will deliver eight hours of energy storage daily when it starts operating from 2024.  It’ll support 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs said… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

MATES research into how early intervention saves lives

Advocacy group MATES in Construction is investing in research that will enhance opportunities for early intervention to help prevent suicide. This by determining who distressed construction workers first turn to and where they end up said Queensland and Northern Territory CEO Jorgen Gullestrup. “Every year, 190 Australians working in the construction industry take their own… ...

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