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Oct 23, 2021
Mining entry pathways show growth

Mining entry pathways show growth

Commencements in apprenticeships and traineeships for the mining industry remain on the rise according to the latest statistics released by National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable said the data showed 1933 Australians started an apprenticeship or traineeship in the sector in the March 2021 quarter. This… This c...

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Oct 23, 2021
STEM focus to unearth new mining talent

STEM focus to unearth new mining talent

Year 10 students from Dysart State High School put their STEM skills to use recently in a workshop facilitated by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) and supported by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA). About 25 students took part in ‘STEM Unearthed’, where they were mentored by industry professionals from BMA during a full day… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ ...

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Oct 23, 2021
Airlift launches Arya drilling campaign

Airlift launches Arya drilling campaign

Castillo Copper has launched its inaugural drilling campaign at the Arya copper prospect in North-West Queensland after a major logistical effort that saw it heli-lift the rig and supporting equipment to site. After running several scenarios, heli-lifting all the equipment to site and between drill pads was calculated to be more cost efficient and flexible… This content is for iQ Industry Q...

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Oct 23, 2021
Anglo making headway on Grosvenor restart

Anglo making headway on Grosvenor restart

Anglo American is continuing work towards restarting longwall mining at Grosvenor by the end of the year, with the first development coal washed in September. The company provided an update in its latest quarterly report, saying the development activities continued as part of the mine’s staged approach to restarting longwall operations, subject to the approval… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Oct 22, 2021
Maneater lures Native Mineral Resources

Maneater lures Native Mineral Resources

Native Mineral Resources Holdings is eyeing a new area known as the Maneater breccia near its existing Palmerville copper project in North Queensland. The company has applied for a 62sq km exploration tenement based on the sulfide-bearing breccia pipe, about 35km north-east of Chillagoe. Managing director Blake Cannavo. “We are delighted to have submitted this… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Oct 22, 2021
Alpha poised to fill key supply gaps

Alpha poised to fill key supply gaps

There is no shortage of takers for products from Greenvale Mining’s Alpha torbanite project as it targets major domestic supply gaps with Queensland-made diesel and bitumen. In fact, managing director Neil Biddle says the company is looking to produce enough bitumen from Alpha to fill the equivalent of the whole state’s demand for the next… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Oct 22, 2021
Aurizon to swallow One Rail in $2.35b deal

Aurizon to swallow One Rail in $2.35b deal

Rail freight operator Aurizon plans to acquire One Rail Australia for $2.35 billion, but will divest the target’s east coast coal haulage business. ORA comprises bulk rail haulage and general freight assets in South Australia and the Northern Territory; the 2200km Tarcoola-to-Darwin railway line; and a haulage business in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and… This content is for i...

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Oct 22, 2021
New high for women in construction trades training

New high for women in construction trades training

The number of women turning to construction has hit a new record, with Queensland leading the country for enrolments of female construction apprentices.  Data released this week shows Queensland has recorded the highest ever number of females enrolling in a construction trade apprenticeship in any state in Australia. The data from National Centre for Vocational… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Oct 22, 2021
Rubber waste goes another round under Anglo initiative

Rubber waste goes another round under Anglo initiative

Used mining truck tyres and conveyor belts from Anglo American’s Central Queensland coal mines will be transformed into useful raw materials through a collaboration with Novum Energy Australia. The rubber waste products from the five mine sites will be supplied to Novum, who will convert the rubber into industrial products including heavy and light oils,… This content is for iQ Indust...

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