Exploration

Aug 28, 2020
Positive coal quality findings for Hillalong North

Positive coal quality findings for Hillalong North

New washability and coal quality results from the Hillalong North project confirm potential for high quality coking coal at excellent yields, Bowen Coking Coal says. The company said today that early assessment had also confirmed the potential to produce various coking coal products, offering significant flexibility whilst maximising profitability. “The washability tests have indicated th...

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Aug 13, 2020
Geoscientists buck the COVID-19 jobs trend

Geoscientists buck the COVID-19 jobs trend

Employment rates for Australian geoscientists have improved in the face of the COVID-19 crisis. Nationally, unemployment decreased in the last quarter to 8.6 per cent from 10 per cent in the March quarter, according to the latest Australian Institute of Geoscientists report. Underemployment fell to 17.4 per cent from 18.1 per cent in the same period. “The level of improvement observed ...

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Aug 07, 2020
Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Queenslanders can count on the resources industry to continue to strictly comply with all government protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The industry was working closely with the State Government and office of the Chief Health Officer (CHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, especially into regional areas, and will do what...

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Aug 05, 2020
Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

Satellite access to improve environmental monitoring

An app selected for a $4.2 million Google Earth program will enable citizen scientists to use satellite data to monitor environmental change.   An online remote sensing application developed by James Cook University’s Dr Nicholas Murray was selected to join the international Group on Earth Observations (GEO) – Google Earth Engine (GEE) partnership to improve access to satelli...

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Jul 29, 2020
Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Friday 31 Jul 202, 9-10am – Mining, the circular economy and beyond. Register to attend by clicking here. Abstract: The current global tensions between China and the West have the potential for leading to major disruptions in metal supply. This presentation will consider the latest data on supply security based on recent  research conducted on resource efficiency, recycling, ...

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Jul 07, 2020
Data to deliver exploration dollars

Data to deliver exploration dollars

The Australian Government has launched an online data portal that will help the resources sector lead economic recovery following COVID-19. The portal provides free access to around 250 datasets collected as part of the Australian Government’s $225 million Exploring for the Future program, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “We know the resources sect...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found strong momentum towards employment growth ...

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May 14, 2020
Gas country tenders open to fire up exploration

Gas country tenders open to fire up exploration

The State Government has opened 12 parcels of land covering more than 6700sq km to tender for gas exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today said the land, in the resource-rich Bowen and Surat basins, was in proven highly prospective regions. “This is about keeping exploration moving in Queensland to support our post COVID-19 economic recovery,” Dr Lynham said. The new land ...

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May 06, 2020
Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

The State Government is backing Queensland’s explorers with a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 survival package including relief on a range of costs and initiatives to spark new opportunities. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham described exploration as the lifeblood of the resources sector, one of the strongest-performing sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Mines Minister Anthon...

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