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Exploration

Aug 30, 2021
Conference shines light on emerging coal opportunities

Conference shines light on emerging coal opportunities

Thousands of jobs and more than $3 billion of procurement opportunities throughout Central Queensland are set to be highlighted in an online industry conference in November. The Connecting Coal Conference Queensland will see decision-makers from seven major metallurgical coal and torbanite projects present their plans for construction and development. Organiser, Connecting Industry managing direct...

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Aug 05, 2021
Golden run for Australian exploration

Golden run for Australian exploration

Nearly half of Australia’s exploration expenditure in the June 2021 quarter was focused on gold and silver, new figures show. Data released by resources analyst Austex Resource Opportunities shows national exploration expenditure in reporting ASX resource companies has risen by almost 70 per cent since the pandemic began. Of the Australian exploration expenditure in the… This content is for...

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Jul 08, 2021
Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

Climate change duty of care enshrined into law

There’s a new standard that needs to be considered for the approvals of coal mines. Eight high school students have welcomed final orders in their historic court case that found the Federal Environment Minister has a duty to avoid causing children harm when approving a new coal project.   Sharma v Minister for the Environment In… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Jun 18, 2021
Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Fully autonomous blasthole drilling

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is evolving its Leopard™ DI650i down-the-hole (DTH) drill rig to support fully autonomous operation.   This meant shifting from individual automated tasks and sequences towards a genuine ecosystem of automation platforms and operating with a connected fleet of automated mining equipment, said Product Manager, Surface Drilling Jari Läntinen. “This ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

Mining rights clarified as state cleans house

The state government’s cleaning house to, what it says, make life easier for miners. The Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 would clarify some administrative aspects of mining and petroleum leases said Resources Minister Scott Stewart.  The proposed amendments would clarify that any leases approved between 1989 and 2010 under the Mineral Resources Act 1989 and… This co...

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Jun 16, 2021
Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s abundance of world-class energy resources and role as a globally significant energy commodity producer has been reaffirmed in Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR) publication.   The inaugural AECR 2021 publication, released by Geoscience Australia, provides a national stocktake of our natural gas, coal, and uranium resources, said Minister for Resources, Water and No...

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Jun 10, 2021
Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

Peak industry body states the case for local thermal coal mining

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has presented its latest case for continued domestic thermal coal mining. The recently released Australian Export Thermal Coal: The Comparative Quality Advantages says it is a better product which delivers a more efficient outcome said MCA CEO Tania Constable.It’s the third and final report in the MCA’s Best in Class: Australia’s Bulk Com...

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Jun 09, 2021
Exploration cash follows green energy trend

Exploration cash follows green energy trend

A green energy wave has helped lift the amount ASX-listed exploration companies raised last quarter to $2.37 billion, up 7 per cent from December, BDO research shows. The BDO cash position report shows 80 per cent of exploration companies reporting cash balances of $1 million or more, the highest proportion recorded since the business advisory… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland mem...

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Jun 08, 2021
Broadmeadow East delivers on quality

Broadmeadow East delivers on quality

An exploration drilling program has firmed up the high-quality credentials of the Broadmeadow East coking coal project near Moranbah. Bowen Coking Coal director and coal marketing specialist Matt Latimore said the coal quality results were very positive for the Broadmeadow East project and supported the ongoing work towards development of the mine. Preliminary laboratory data… This content ...

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