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Aug 18, 2020
Online forum to focus on coal resource estimation

Online forum to focus on coal resource estimation

Resource estimation in coal is the subject of the next Australian Institute of Geoscientists Queensland e-Forum this Thursday, August 20. The forum poses the question: “why are we still using inverse distance weighting methods for coal resource estimation?”A recent review of JORC Code reports submitted by ASX listed companies over the past five years revealed… ...

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Jun 30, 2020
Insurance giant pushes on with new mine plan

Insurance giant pushes on with new mine plan

Baralaba mine owner Liberty Mutual is standing by plans to develop the Baralaba South coal project after attacks from opponents. It says the environmental impact study for the Baralaba South project is expected to be submitted to the government by the end of the year The proposed mine, about 8km south of Baralaba in Central… ...

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Jun 17, 2020
New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope Group has slammed ‘unfathomable’ hold-ups over its New Acland Stage 3 coal mine plans after meeting with the State Government last week to present a roadmap to final approvals for the project. If approved, the extension project would create more than 450 new jobs, generate $7 billion dollars for the State economy and… ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Access to land and finance remain big issues on the minds of junior explorers in Queensland. Peak industry body the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is an off-shoot of the Queensland Resources Council and gives smaller members a voice to power. The QEC is chaired by Kim Wainwright whose company Xplore Resources started out providing exploration… ...

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May 07, 2020
Board of inquiry mooted after Grosvenor explosion

Board of inquiry mooted after Grosvenor explosion

A board of inquiry into mine safety is on the table as Mines Minister  Anthony Lynham seeks answers on the explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah. Speaking in Moranbah, Dr Lynham today said he had asked for urgent advice about establishing a board of inquiry. “The government wants answers; the families of these miners want answers; Queenslanders want answers,”...

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May 07, 2020
Gas concerns raised at mine before blast, union says

Gas concerns raised at mine before blast, union says

The underground coal mine at the centre of an horrific blast on Wednesday had experienced ongoing issues with high methane levels, the CFMEU says. Five men were airlifted to Brisbane after suffering severe burns in an underground explosion, believed to have been caused by ignition of gas on the longwall face at Anglo American’s Grosvenor… ...

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May 07, 2020
Critically injured miners airlifted after explosion

Critically injured miners airlifted after explosion

Five workers have been airlifted to Brisbane after suffering serious burns in an underground explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah. Union sources say an ignition of gas on the longwall face was believed to have caused the explosion, which occurred about 3.15pm yesterday. The injured men were taken to Moranbah Hospital with significant burns… ...

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May 07, 2020
Gladstone coal terminal hits the Big Four-O

Gladstone coal terminal hits the Big Four-O

Gladstone’s RG Tanna Coal Terminal is celebrating a major milestone this week, with the facility marking 40 years of operations. Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen and BHP chairman Sir James McNeill officially opened the Gladstone Ports Corporation facility on May 7, 1980. What was then known as the Clinton Coal Facility had already seen its first shipment… ...

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May 06, 2020
Five seriously injured in underground mine explosion

Five seriously injured in underground mine explosion

Five miners have been seriously injured in an underground explosion at Grosvenor coal mine near Moranbah in Central Queensland this afternoon. A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman said this evening that the workers were being airlifted to Brisbane suffering significant burns. Union safety inspectors are attending the site and will undertake a thorough investigation into the… ...

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