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Jul 29, 2021
Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations…. ...

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May 12, 2021
Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Applications close soon for Queensland Metals program

Queensland Metals is encouraging university students from North and North-West Queensland to join its summer Vacation Student Program. Applications close this Sunday for the 2021-2022 Vacation Program intake, which runs from November to February at Mount Isa Mines, Ernest Henry Mining and Copper Refineries. Disciplines include engineering, metallurgy, environmental science, accounting, information...

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Apr 12, 2021
China Huaneng backs Qld carbon capture project

China Huaneng backs Qld carbon capture project

China Huaneng Group Clean Energy Research Institute has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Glencore to work together on carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technology, starting with a project at the Millmerran power station. Signing the MOU, both companies committed to supporting the deployment of low emissions technologies like CCUS to reduce greenhouse emissions… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Donation aids baby care at Emerald Hospital

Donation aids baby care at Emerald Hospital

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Glencore have made a difference to Emerald Hospital’s maternity, child and family health care, with the donation of much-wanted medical equipment costing more than $8000. “It is with thanks to the generosity of donors like Glencore that the Humpty Dumpty Foundation can urgently respond to the plea from Emerald Hospital… ...

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Mar 15, 2021
Praise for Oaky Creek open-cut rehabilitation

Praise for Oaky Creek open-cut rehabilitation

A former open-cut mine in Central Queensland has been transformed into natural and productive land thanks to a rehabilitation program being hailed as a great example. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said areas of Glencore’s Oaky Creek coal mine had achieved certification for its progressive land rehabilitation. “Up to 133ha of land that was once part… ...

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Mar 01, 2021
Apprentices help Glencore ‘future-proof’ its business

Apprentices help Glencore ‘future-proof’ its business

Glencore is taking on 39 new apprentices at Mount Isa Mines and Ernest Henry Mining this year. The Queensland Metals Apprenticeship Program offers a pathway for careers in trades including electrical, diesel fitting, boiler making, fitter/welder, auto-electrical, motor mechanic or radio technician disciplines. Glencore Queensland Metals manager risk audit and training Greg Palm said the… ...

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Feb 13, 2021
Court action over McArthur River Mine bond

Court action over McArthur River Mine bond

Traditional Owners and an environmental group are taking the NT Government to the Supreme Court over McArthur River Mine. The action concerns the government’s decision to slash the environmental bond for the Glencore-owned zinc operation by almost $120 million. The Environmental Defenders Office, which will act on their behalf, said Borroloola residents Jack Green and… ...

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Feb 08, 2021
Report questions McArthur River impact

Report questions McArthur River impact

A new report on McArthur River Mine says sacred Indigenous sites and an important river system face irreversible damage if operations continue unabated. It highlights issues including acid build-up in waste rock that was misclassified as harmless and seepage from a tailings dam into groundwater and nearby creeks. UNSW engineering associate professor Fiona Johnson, one of the… ...

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Jan 29, 2021
Ernest Henry revamps regrind milling circuit

Ernest Henry revamps regrind milling circuit

The team at Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining has reconfigured the regrind milling circuit by installing a new Vertimill cyclone pack to replace an ageing cyclone pack at the plant. The installation was completed over three days in November, with the project including raising the underflow launder, installing a working platform and access stairs. Ernest Henry… ...

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