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Jul 16, 2021
Greenvale Mining appoints new CEO

Greenvale Mining appoints new CEO

Geologist Matthew Healy has been named as the new chief executive officer for Greenvale Mining, effective from September 1. The company said Mr Healy’s appointment came as Greenvale continued to build its senior leadership team, ensuring that it has the appropriate skills, experience and talent in place to unlock the exciting potential of its Alpha… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jul 16, 2021
QRC drive to add mining might to vaccine rollout

QRC drive to add mining might to vaccine rollout

Queensland resources companies have been asked to put their hands up to help roll out COVID-19 vaccinations in regional communities once vaccine supplies increase in the coming weeks and months. The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) is working with the Queensland and Australian governments, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and APPEA to determine how members can… This content is for iQ I...

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Jul 15, 2021
Komatsu offers new mining loader

Komatsu offers new mining loader

Komatsu has released an upgraded version of its 11-13 cu m class mining loader, the WA900-8R. This new loader incorporates Komatsu’s SmartLoader Logic technology to provide the engine with precisely the right amount of torque for each part of the duty cycle. Komatsu national product manager Mark Summerville said this feature improved fuel economy by up… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Jul 15, 2021
Applications open for $100m exploration scheme

Applications open for $100m exploration scheme

Australia’s junior mineral explorers can now apply to access exploration incentives under the $100 million extension of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI). Resources Minister Keith Pitt announced the four-year extension of the incentive as part of the 2021-22 Budget and said it would help to ensure jobs for future generations of miners. The JMEI… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Jul 15, 2021
CQ venture looks to dam dirt for mine rehab solution

CQ venture looks to dam dirt for mine rehab solution

A Central Highlands joint venture aims to take 10 million tonnes of soil from the outer edges of the Fairbairn Dam for coal mine rehabilitation in an initiative expected to create 60 jobs in the Emerald area. Local business Highlands Environmental is driving the project in partnership with Western Kangoulu Ltd – a registered charity… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Jul 15, 2021
Low emission focus front of mind in resources

Low emission focus front of mind in resources

The majority of Queensland resources company chief executives are investing in low emission technology (LET) research and development, a new report shows. At the same time, 72 per cent of CEOs expected the demand for the state’s resources to grow in line as the world moved towards clean energy technologies. The Queensland Resources Council’s latest… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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Jul 14, 2021
Austin Engineering announces new CEO

Austin Engineering announces new CEO

Austin Engineering has announced a new chief executive officer. David Singleton also takes over the managing director role, effective July 14, 2021.  Austin designs and manufactures customised dump truck bodies, buckets, water tanks, tyre handlers and other ancillary products utilised in the mining industry. The company has operations in Australia, Asia and north...

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Jul 13, 2021
Millennium poised for August kick-off

Millennium poised for August kick-off

Mining is set to start in August at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine near Moranbah following completion of the site sale agreement between Peabody Energy Australia and new owner MetRes. MetRes is a 50/50 joint venture between M Resources and Stanmore Resources, which owns the nearby Isaac Plains coal operations. “We are excited to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only....

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Jul 13, 2021
Site death halts coal mine operations

Site death halts coal mine operations

BMA halted operations at the Goonyella Riverside mine near Moranbah after the death of a worker attributed to a medical emergency. A company spokesman said the worker had reported feeling unwell last night (Monday, July 12), sparking action from the site emergency response team, supported by the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). “The safety and wellbeing… This content is for iQ Indu...

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