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Feb 19, 2021
Queensland exploration riding high

Queensland exploration riding high

Strong commodity prices are expected to help fuel a continued climb in exploration spending in Queensland, after a 77 per cent rise in the past three years, a peak group says. Queensland Exploration Council chair Kim Wainwright said exploration expenditure in the state had been robust over most of the past 10 years, apart from a drop… ...

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Feb 11, 2021
Queensland primed to lead the way says peak group

Queensland primed to lead the way says peak group

Queensland is poised to become a global leader in the supply of a raft of key minerals needed to create renewable energy, says Queensland Exploration Council chair Kim Wainwright. Speaking in the lead-up to the QEC’s annual exploration forum in Brisbane on February 19, Ms Wainwright said local exploration companies were busier than ever across… ...

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Dec 11, 2020
Explorers maintain the faith in mining’s future

Explorers maintain the faith in mining’s future

There’s increasing exploration activity in Queensland across the coal, energy, base and precious metals sectors. This was despite COVID and a drop in coal and petroleum prices, said Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) chair Kim Wainwright. According to the QEC’s 10th annual exploration scorecard, launched online today, council members invested more than $640 million in the sector ...

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Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer… ...

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Oct 07, 2020
Sconi in the spotlight at key  nickel forum

Sconi in the spotlight at key nickel forum

A world nickel industry guru identified the Sconi nickel laterite project in Queensland as one of the potential major new mines in the world to service the growing battery market for electric vehicles. The Sconi deposit is located near Greenvale west of Townsville. Jim Lennon of Macquarie Commodities (Europe) listed Sconi in his keynote and… ...

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Oct 05, 2020
Journey to the centre of the Earth

Journey to the centre of the Earth

South West WA Branch/Geoscience Society, digital technical talk: Seismic Tomography Journey to the Centre of the Earth Register here. Be among the first to take a structural geoscientific 2.5 D tour and explore the African continent right down to the core-mantle contact at 2900km depth using Landsat and seismic tomographic images. Participants are promised a… ...

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Sep 01, 2020
Latest data shows annual exploration growth

Latest data shows annual exploration growth

Mineral exploration expenditure lifted significantly in Queensland last financial year, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies says. But AMEC has raised concerns about the impact of tight border restrictions on more recent activity in the state. The total exploration spend in Queensland (other than petroleum) hit $403.4 million in 2019/20 compared to $313.4 million… ...

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Jun 09, 2020
New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

The Queensland Government is opening up a further 1500sq km of gas country for exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said five parcels were to be released for tender on June 18 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins. “It’s essential that we keep exploration underway to identify the resources projects… ...

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May 06, 2020
Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

The State Government is backing Queensland’s explorers with a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 survival package including relief on a range of costs and initiatives to spark new opportunities. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham described exploration as the lifeblood of the resources sector, one of the strongest-performing sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Mines Minister Anthony… ...

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