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Jul 15, 2021
Applications open for $100m exploration scheme

Applications open for $100m exploration scheme

Australia’s junior mineral explorers can now apply to access exploration incentives under the $100 million extension of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI). Resources Minister Keith Pitt announced the four-year extension of the incentive as part of the 2021-22 Budget and said it would help to ensure jobs for future generations of miners. The JMEI… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jul 15, 2021
Metal Bank ready to drill at Millennium

Metal Bank ready to drill at Millennium

Metal Bank has started exploration as part of its six-month exclusive option to earn into the Millennium copper, cobalt and gold project in North West Queensland. After field reconnaissance and mapping this month, the company is progressing and finalising an RC drill program to test the northern extensions of the project. Drilling is scheduled to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jul 15, 2021
CQ venture looks to dam dirt for mine rehab solution

CQ venture looks to dam dirt for mine rehab solution

A Central Highlands joint venture aims to take 10 million tonnes of soil from the outer edges of the Fairbairn Dam for coal mine rehabilitation in an initiative expected to create 60 jobs in the Emerald area. Local business Highlands Environmental is driving the project in partnership with Western Kangoulu Ltd – a registered charity… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Jul 15, 2021
Low emission focus front of mind in resources

Low emission focus front of mind in resources

The majority of Queensland resources company chief executives are investing in low emission technology (LET) research and development, a new report shows. At the same time, 72 per cent of CEOs expected the demand for the state’s resources to grow in line as the world moved towards clean energy technologies. The Queensland Resources Council’s latest… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Jul 14, 2021
Budget approved for Cloncurry exploration

Budget approved for Cloncurry exploration

GBM Resources says an exploration budget of $750,000 has been approved for its Cloncurry farm-in projects, with field work expected to commence in the next quarter. The joint venture partners are targeting copper and gold in the region north of Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mine, including the Mount Margaret and Bungalien projects. Nippon Mining of Australia,… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Jul 14, 2021
Case builds for Silver King open-pit potential

Case builds for Silver King open-pit potential

The latest results from drilling at New Century Resources’ Silver King deposit have boosted the potential for a broader mining complex in the area, the company says. The Century mine operator is aiming for a final investment decision in the third quarter of this year for the development of potential mining operations at Silver King… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal,...

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Jul 14, 2021
Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire workers are treated like second-class citizens at Central Queensland coal operations, a Senate inquiry on job security has heard. Rockhampton-based pump crew operator Chad Stokes was among the individuals giving evidence yesterday on behalf of the CFMEU. “I’ve been in labour hire … for seven years. There just aren’t any permanent jobs being offered… ...

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Jul 14, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Mount Carbine, Bundarra exploration, Mount Chalmers, Thalanga operations and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. High-grade results at Mount Chalmers Final assays from the maiden diamond drilling program at Mount Chalmers near Rockhampton have returned outstanding copper, gold and polymetallic results, QMines reports. It comes after DDH1 Drilling completed an&...

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Jul 13, 2021
Millennium poised for August kick-off

Millennium poised for August kick-off

Mining is set to start in August at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine near Moranbah following completion of the site sale agreement between Peabody Energy Australia and new owner MetRes. MetRes is a 50/50 joint venture between M Resources and Stanmore Resources, which owns the nearby Isaac Plains coal operations. “We are excited to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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