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Metallurgical coal

Mar 29, 2021
Golding wins $120m work extension at Baralaba North

Golding wins $120m work extension at Baralaba North

Golding Contractors has secured a 12-month extension to its contract at Baralaba North mine, adding about $120 million and taking the work through to June 2022. Golding has provided the contract mining services at the Wonbindi Coal-owned mine since 2018. This includes maintaining and operating a client-owned fleet of equipment. Baralaba North is an open-cut… ...

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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 13, 2021
Inquiry continues to probe Grosvenor blast

Inquiry continues to probe Grosvenor blast

Forensic fire investigator Murray Nystrom has told a mine safety inquiry that the temperature of the flame front in the Grosvenor longwall blast would have been between 200 degrees and several hundred degrees Celsius. The flame front, described as momentary, was believed to have entered the longwall at about chock 111, he said. Mr Nystrom… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

The withdrawal of workers from Moranbah North is the latest in a series of events that has left Queensland underground coal miners rattled, a key union says. Operations have been suspended at Moranbah North after mine management identified carbon monoxide and ethylene gas levels in the gas monitoring system, pointing to indicated a potential spontaneous… ...

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Feb 22, 2021
Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Experts are continuing assessments to pinpoint the cause of an event which prompted Anglo American to evacuate workers from its Moranbah North underground coal mine at the weekend. The company said elevated levels of some gases in the goaf had triggered the withdrawal of workers from the longwall operation as a safety precaution. “At the… ...

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Feb 05, 2021
Winchester South in the spotlight

Winchester South in the spotlight

The first Bowen Basin Mining Club networking lunch for 2021 will be held on February 11 and is set to feature a keynote presentation from Winchester South project director Todd Harrington. Late last year Whitehaven Coal upgraded the resource for the metallurgical coal project to more than one billion tonnes, with the planned mine now… ...

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Feb 04, 2021
Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Vitrinite poised to bring Vulcan coal mine online

Queensland-based Vitrinite aims to start mining by mid-year at a new open-cut coal operation set to create about 150 permanent jobs. The company already has a workforce on the ground at the Vulcan site to complete pre-mining civil works as well as building its office, workshop and mine infrastructure. Vitrinite director Nicholas Williams said the… ...

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Jan 30, 2021
Full steam ahead for Stanmore Coal

Full steam ahead for Stanmore Coal

Stanmore Coal says its new Isaac Downs open-cut mine remains on track for development in the second half of this year, as it moves through the approvals process. The $85 million Isaac Downs mining project near Moranbah is expected to create 250 jobs in construction.The operation would also provide ongoing long-term employment for workers at the… ...

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Dec 17, 2020
Report shows 6240 Qld resource jobs in the pipeline

Report shows 6240 Qld resource jobs in the pipeline

Queensland will require 6240 new resources and energy employees in the next six years, driven by 20 major projects, a new report shows. Resources and Energy Workforce Forecast (2021-2026) details the operational labour demand required for new mining and oil and gas projects scheduled for completion between 2021 and 2026. Australian Resources and Energy Group… ...

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