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Sep 01, 2020
An origin battle that has been waged over decades

An origin battle that has been waged over decades

A cold war of ideas centred on the possible origins of one of the world’s richest base metals deposits is entering into its fourth decade with fresh troops carrying the standard into battle. The point of contention is simple enough. How did the Mount Isa deposit form? At issue are the assumptions drawn to mine… ...

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Aug 20, 2020
Cannington production on an upward trajectory

Cannington production on an upward trajectory

South32 has lifted its production forecasts for Cannington this financial year as underground mining hits higher grades and the mill continues to perform well. The guidance has lifted 10 per cent for payable zinc equivalent production in 2020/21, taking the expected output to 11.8Moz silver, 113.9kt for lead and 60.7kt for zinc. The North-West Queensland… ...

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Aug 18, 2020
Armour sheds lead/zinc assets to focus on oil and gas

Armour sheds lead/zinc assets to focus on oil and gas

Armour Energy is selling its Ripple Resources portfolio in Northern Australia to unlisted company Auburn Resources. Ripple currently holds a number of mineral exploration tenements in Queensland and the Northern Territory considered to be prospective for lead and/or zinc. It includes underexplored land lying between major discoveries at Century and Walford Creek, and the Victoria… ...

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Jul 23, 2020
Good mining volumes lift Dugald River zinc figures

Good mining volumes lift Dugald River zinc figures

MMG’s Dugald River mine lifted zinc production by 22 per cent last quarter compared to the same period last year. The boost came through improved mining volumes at the North West Queensland mine and a record month for stope ore in May. This, together with a sustained improvement in recoveries, offset the ongoing impact of… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
Growing with the flow

Growing with the flow

New Century Resources is continuing to ramp up operations at Century Mine in the lower Gulf country. Last week the company declared it had reached commercial production at the operation, with the Century Mine now re-established as a Top 10 zinc producer just three years since being shutdown for closure. The restart is based on… ...

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Jul 13, 2020
New deal on the table for Auctus mining assets

New deal on the table for Auctus mining assets

Consolidated Tin Mines plans to take over Auctus-owned operations in the Chillagoe region, west of Cairns, under a new $26.5 million deal with administrators. The acquisition includes the Mungana processing plant, the inactive Mungana mine and the King Vol polymetallic mine, which produces about 360,000 tonnes of ore per annum . Consolidated Tin Mines (CSD)… ...

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Jul 06, 2020
Century going from strength to strength in 2020

Century going from strength to strength in 2020

New Century Resources has achieved a 22 per cent increase in zinc metal production at the Century operation in the June quarter, reaching about 34,500 tonnes. Along with an estimated 17 per cent decrease in direct costs, it has seen the company declare commercial production at the North West Queensland operation. During the quarter, the… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Shake-up for Glencore’s Qld metals operations

Shake-up for Glencore’s Qld metals operations

Glencore is combining its Queensland copper and zinc operations under a single management structure, but says it is too early to comment on what the change will mean for jobs . Matt O’Neill, Glencore. The restructured Glencore Queensland Metals businesswill be headed up by Matt O’Neill, the chief operating officer for Glencore’s Australian copper assets…. ...

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May 26, 2020
New Century eyes Goro nickel-cobalt opportunity

New Century eyes Goro nickel-cobalt opportunity

Century mine operator New Century Resources has revealed a new game plan centred on the purchase of the world-class Goro nickel and cobalt mine. The company today announced that it had entered a 60-day exclusivity period with Vale to carry out due diligence on Goro and negotiate acquisition of 95 per cent of the shares… ...

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