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Jun 03, 2021
Pajingo tailings storage job an Exact art

Pajingo tailings storage job an Exact art

Exact Civil Construction is running ahead of schedule in a major project to expand the tailings storage facility (TSF) at Pajingo mine as the Minjar Gold operation looks to the future. The contractor refurbished the historic Royal Hotel in Charters Towers to accommodate staff during the construction period, Pajingo gold mine operations general manager Dale… ...

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Jun 03, 2021
Ready and reliable – plug for Australian mining brand

Ready and reliable – plug for Australian mining brand

The Federal Government is plugging Australia’s reputation as a reliable, responsible and ready supplier of mineral resources and energy with its new Global Resources Statement. It is the first part of a $20.1 million Global Resources Strategy, announced in the May Budget, to expand export markets and build on the strength of the nation’s resources… ...

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Jun 03, 2021
Liebherr adds 305-tonne truck to mining line

Liebherr adds 305-tonne truck to mining line

Liebherr has launched its T 274 mining truck, a 305-tonne machine promising fast cycle times, high production rates, low fuel consumption, and a low cost per tonne. The manufacturer said the new addition to its mining product range offered a truck with the largest payload capacity in its class, moving more tonnes each hauling cycle…. ...

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Jun 03, 2021
Queensland in box seat as resources demand climbs

Queensland in box seat as resources demand climbs

The commodities demand forecast in a new report meant a decade of growth for resource hubs like Townsville, Mackay, Mount Isa, Moranbah, Toowoomba, and Gladstone, the Queensland Resources Council said. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Commodity Demand Outlook 2030 report released by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) showed increased demand for key… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess backs driverless dozer tech at Lake Vermont

Thiess has expanded its Cat MineStar Command for Dozing program at Lake Vermont, running a six-strong fleet of driverless Caterpillar D11 dozers at the Dysart district coal mine. It is the largest deployment of Semi-autonomous Tractor System (SATS) technology worldwide, and has delivered significant productivity improvements, the company says. The SATS system enables one operator… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

Study backs P-CAM option for Sconi

A scoping study has backed the production of precursor cathode active material (P-CAM) products at Australian Mines’ flagship Sconi project in North Queensland. Incorporating a P-CAM facility in the Sconi processing stream would increase the capital cost estimates for the project by $104.6 million. The study showed P-CAM production could deliver a significant revenue boost… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
Mount Flora mine potential growing

Mount Flora mine potential growing

Mining potential at Mount Flora is continuing to grow for Duke Exploration, which has just released new assay results for the Central Queensland copper site. The latest results from resource RC drilling confirmed that the entire Mount Flora hill was mineralised, and the recently discovered Quarry lode mineral system would join up with that resource,… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on QCoal, MMG, Castillo Copper, Red Fox Resources and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. MMG launches share placement Dugald River mine operator MMG has announced a $US300 million ($AU387.5 million) new share placement to strengthen the company’s balance sheet and to step into its next phase of growth. “MMG’s strategy… ...

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Jun 01, 2021
Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

Grosvenor blast report before Resources Minister

The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry established after last year’s Grosvenor mine blast has provided Part II of its report to Resources Minister Scott Stewart. Not yet available to the public, Part II sets out the Board’s findings and recommendations on the cause of the serious accident that occurred at Grosvenor mine on May… ...

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