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May 31, 2021
Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland ready for boom Mark II

Queensland’s experience in managing the cyclic investment phases of resources projects puts it in a good position to manage any future upswing in resources activity, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). QRC Policy Director Katie-Anne Mulder said the industry is seeing ‘very bullish’ outlooks emerge for critical minerals in particular and new resource opportunities…...

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May 31, 2021
Mining part of the solution, not the problem

Mining part of the solution, not the problem

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has been told the resource sector’s role in achieving a low-carbon future is misunderstood. Economic geologist Dr Simon Jowitt outlined the role mining would play in the transition to a low CO2 future in a recent AusIMM webinar. Dr Jowitt, from the Department of Geoscience at the… ...

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May 31, 2021
Genex Power pushing ahead at Kidston

Genex Power pushing ahead at Kidston

Work is underway to pump about 27 gigalitres of water from the former Eldridge mining pit at Kidston as Genex Power pushes ahead with construction of its $777 million hydro-electricity project. Truflo Pumping Systems has set up two diesel dewatering pumps for the job, which will pave the way to build tunnels between the Eldridge… ...

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May 31, 2021
Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue’s Crinum underground mine is due to start producing coal by the end of the year after the announcement of a $600 million mining services contract for Mastermyne Group. The bord and pillar mining operation is expected to employ 180 full-time personnel in full production. Sojitz Blue acquired the mothballed Gregory Crinum complex near… ...

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May 31, 2021
Canadian research cracks secret of bonanza gold veins

Canadian research cracks secret of bonanza gold veins

Bonanza gold deposits form in a process similar to milk souring, according to researchers from Canada’s McGill University. McGill Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Professor Anthony Williams-Jones  and PhD student Duncan McLeish set out to understand the rapid formation of rare hyper-enriched gold deposits. Their findings should help mineral exploration companies worldwide...

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May 28, 2021
Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore wins environmental approval for new mine

Stanmore Resources has received federal environmental approval for its $85 million Isaac Downs project near Moranbah. The company plans to develop Isaac Downs as a satellite operation to its Isaac Plains Complex, with an expected output of 2.5Mtpa saleable coking coal. The project is expected to employ about 250 people during construction and300 people once… ...

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May 28, 2021
Aeon starts exploration in new Walford Creek strategy

Aeon starts exploration in new Walford Creek strategy

Aeon Metals has started an exploration program at its flagship Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The targeted expansion of mineral resource estimates is one of the two pillars of Aeon’s strategy to enhance Walford Creek project economics. The second focuses on processing, with the adoption of a bulk sulphide flotation and pressure oxidative… ...

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May 27, 2021
Apprenticeship offer has broad appeal

Apprenticeship offer has broad appeal

Hastings Deering will close its portal for 2022 apprenticeship applications on Monday and figures already show a rise in female and Indigenous interest. The mining and construction support company opened applications for 40 positions at the start of the month and has already seen more than 10,000 people visit its apprenticeship web page. Hastings Deering… ...

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May 27, 2021
Minotaur launches IP survey at Pyramid

Minotaur launches IP survey at Pyramid

Minotaur Exploration has launched its first IP geophysical survey at the Pyramid gold project, 180km south of Townsville, after promising drill results. Sixteen lines of Induced Polarisation (IP) geophysical data will be collected along 3km of the Gettysberg Fault corridor between the Marrakesh and Pradesh prospects. It comes after recent drilling returned intercepts including 33m… ...

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