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Miners Life

Jul 29, 2021
Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

This year’s 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is going to be presented as a virtual event. That’s on top of the actual conference being held on the Gold Coast.   The allowance has been made for those who are faced with border restrictions or have other work commitments. The conference is… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Jul 29, 2021
Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

QCoal Group subsidiary Constellation Mining has engaged Mastermyne Group to resurrect operations at the mothballed Cook Colliery, near Blackwater. Former Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining went into voluntary administration late in 2019 after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls in the mine. The project will be restarted over two distinct phases, with the first phase… This content is...

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Jul 29, 2021
Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Jul 28, 2021
Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Glencore is on the hunt for about 40 apprentices to kickstart their careers in the North-West and Resources Minister Scott Stewart is encouraging Queenslanders to put their hands up. Applications close on August 8 for Glencore Queensland Metals’ 2022 Apprenticeship Program. The successful applicants will start work in January next year at Glencore’s mineral operations… This content is for i...

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Jul 28, 2021
Stanwell seeks Meandu mine extension

Stanwell seeks Meandu mine extension

Electricity generator Stanwell aims to extend its Meandu mine by about 186ha to continue to supply the Tarong power stations through to the forecast technical end of their lives. The thermal coal mine is located 45km south-east of Kingaroy, in Queensland’s South Burnett region. The proposed 7 per cent extension of the mining area within… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

M Mining has executed contracts with Australian Mining Rehabilitation and MCC Group as it prepares to start operations at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal mine. Australian Mining Rehabilitation has secured a $30 million contract covering drill and blasting, overburden mining and coal mining activities from August. M Mining said AMR would work with auger… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Jul 28, 2021
Golden Mile mining lease granted

Golden Mile mining lease granted

The mining lease for Tombola Gold’s Golden Mile project near Cloncurry has been granted for a term of 10 years. In an announcement to ASX today, the company said it would now fast track all aspects to progress to production and that ‘more positive news is imminent’. Earlier this week Tombola, formerly Ausmex Mining Group,… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coa...

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Jul 28, 2021
Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bright outlook for Bowen Coking Coal projects

Bowen Coking Coal’s ambitions to become a low-cost, high-quality coking coal producer within the next few years have received a boost from scoping studies for two of its Bowen Basin assets. Scoping studies for the Broadmeadow East and Isaac River open‐cut coking coal projects indicated a peak annual production of 1.7 million tonnes per annum… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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Jul 28, 2021
Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

Sconi mine proponent raises $6.5m

The company behind North Queensland’s Sconi mine project has raised $6.5 million as it focuses on a value-add product, P-CAM, as part of its battery materials offering. Australian Mines announced that it had received firm commitments to raise the new equity via a fully committed shareplacement to institutional, sophisticated and professional investors. Managing director Benjamin… This...

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