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Miners Life

Jul 27, 2021
Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

The State Government has granted the mining leases for the $82 million Isaac Downs coal project, clearing the last significant approval required for construction and operations to begin. The new open-cut operations will act as an extension for the Isaac Plains Complex, near Moranbah, supporting the ongoing employment of 200 to 300 people in operations… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 27, 2021
TEL takes aim at ‘virtue signalling’ banks, insurers

TEL takes aim at ‘virtue signalling’ banks, insurers

Townsville Enterprise has slammed financial institutions for ‘virtue signalling to inner city wokism’ with the positions being taken against those in the mining sector. The regional development group is among those appearing today before the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth for its inquiry into the prudential regulation of investment in Australia’s export i...

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Jul 27, 2021
Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Updates on the Eva copper project, Curragh coal operations, Big One copper exploration results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Eva ‘a key component’ in copper company’s growth plans Copper Mountain Mining is continuing to advance project financing for the Eva copper project in North West Queensland and says it is… This content is for iQ I...

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Jul 26, 2021
Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies for the Mount Freda and Golden Mile gold projects near Cloncurry have highlighted their potential to support viable mining and processing operations, owner Tombola Gold says. The current mineral resource for the projects stands at 1.7 Mt grading at 2.06 g/t gold, containing about 113,000 oz of gold. The company, formerly Ausmex Mining… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Jul 26, 2021
Japanese fossil fuel cuts no mortal wound for sector

Japanese fossil fuel cuts no mortal wound for sector

Australia’s thermal coal exports are likely to continue to grow out to 2030, despite concerns over a Japanese plan to slash the use of fossil fuels, according to Commodity Insights director Mark Gresswell. And while some parties were quick the jump on the news as another nail in the coffin for coal, Mr Gresswell said… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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Jul 26, 2021
Agripower gears up for $70m upgrade works

Agripower gears up for $70m upgrade works

Agripower Australia plans to start construction work late this year on a $70 million package of capital projects at its Charters Towers fertiliser manufacturing plant. The major elements will be a multi-user rail spur to link to the main Townsville-Mount Isa line and work to double plant capacity to 500,000 tonnes per annum of Agrisilica… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Jul 26, 2021
Metro Mining lifts bauxite loading capability

Metro Mining lifts bauxite loading capability

Metro Mining has moved to combat crippling ocean freight rates with a deal to add a floating crane barge to its fleet at the Bauxite Hills mine in Far North Queensland. The floating crane barge will allow the loading of vessels up to Capesize, with the shift to larger vessels reducing unit freight rates. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Mining N...

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Jul 24, 2021
Boost for NT exploration projects

Boost for NT exploration projects

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a record $1.7 million in grants to support 18 projects from 15 companies under the latest Geophysics and Drilling Collaboration program. For the first time since the Resourcing the Territory initiative was launched, projects have been able to access co-funding to support brownfields drilling programs. Five companies have so… This content is for ...

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Jul 24, 2021
Honours for North’s top training talent

Honours for North’s top training talent

Townsville’s Kailu Johnson has snapped up twin titles as North Queensland regional winners were recognised in the 60th annual Queensland Training Awards. The PJ Walsh Constructions employee was named winner in the Bob Marshman Trainee of the Year and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year categories. “Kailu is a passionate advocate for… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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