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Apr 23, 2020
Mining heavyweights team up for rehabilitation

Mining heavyweights team up for rehabilitation

Anglo American and Komatsu will plant more than 9000 trees at Anglo American’s Dawson Mine with the help of students from Moura and Banana state schools. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhampton, iQ Coal and Mining North, iQ Coal and iQ Geo, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ Civil and Mining North, and iQ Civil and iQ Geo members on...

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Mar 13, 2020
Research project looks at life after mining

Research project looks at life after mining

A new Cooperative Research Centre is being established with hubs in Queensland and Western Australia to help regional communities transition to sustainable futures after their local mines have closed. A national consortium led by The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia has secured $30 million from the Federal Government for the work…. This content is for iQ Indu...

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Nov 15, 2019
Committee to guide mine site rehabilitation funds

Committee to guide mine site rehabilitation funds

A range of resources industry figures, environmental and academic experts have been named on a panel to advise the Queensland Government on the allocation of funds to rehabilitate failed mine sites. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad said the advisory committee had been established under the Financial Provisioning Scheme (FPS). “The Financial Provisioning Scheme Advisory… This content...

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May 22, 2019
Capricorn Copper takes  innovative approach to site rehabilitation

Capricorn Copper takes innovative approach to site rehabilitation

Capricorn Copper is investing $5 million in a pioneering rehabilitation project at its copper site, 125km north of Mount Isa. The company is using a bituminous geotextile fabric to cap a former tailings dam and a heap leach pad. Capricorn Copper was faced with a raft of legacy environmental issues when it took over the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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Nov 15, 2018
New rehabilitation monitoring technology takes off

New rehabilitation monitoring technology takes off

Mining companies are able to gain a birds-eye view of how well plants are growing in their rehabilitation areas with drone technology from a Central Queensland business. CQG Consulting (CQG), with its business partner Dynamic Spatial Solutions (DSS), has stepped it up a notch by using drones to capture normalised difference vegetation index (NDVI) data… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Nov 14, 2018
New mining rehabilitation laws passed for Queensland

New mining rehabilitation laws passed for Queensland

Laws were passed by State Parliament today with new requirements for the progressive rehabilitation of mined land and provisions to safeguard taxpayers from hefty clean up bills for failed mines. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad told Parliament the reforms struck the right balance for the industry, the environment and the community and would support… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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