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Aug 28, 2021
Stacks of Isa history in lead smelter milestone

Stacks of Isa history in lead smelter milestone

Glencore has delved into the archives to celebrate Mount Isa Mines’ history as it marks the 90-year anniversary of the commissioning of the lead smelter. It is a mighty milestone for the mining city, with a skyline marked by the towering presence of the operation’s current lead stack, standing at 270m. When Mount Isa Mines… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Aug 17, 2021
Copper boom in Revolver Resources’ sights

Copper boom in Revolver Resources’ sights

Copper-focused Revolver Resources is preparing to list on the ASX next month after an initial public offer aiming to raise up to $15 million. The Brisbane-headquartered company holds project Osprey, about 220km north of Mount Isa, and the Dianne project, 325km north-west of Cairns, which is centred on an historical copper mine. Revolver Resources was… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Aug 06, 2021
Dugald River keeps its cool with $20m project

Dugald River keeps its cool with $20m project

MMG Dugald River mine is installing a $20 million cooling solution to bring bulk air underground to facilitate ongoing zinc operations. MMG Dugald River general manager Tim Akroyd said consistent temperature control was critical for the safety of the mine’s employees and contractors working in North-West Queensland’s hot climate. “MMG has sourced a long-term refrigeration… This content is f...

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Aug 06, 2021
Cannindah continues Queensland drill push

Cannindah continues Queensland drill push

Cannindah Resources has kicked off a 1450m diamond drilling program at the Mount Cannindah copper-gold project near Monto in Central Queensland. The company reported that the program was proceeding well, averaging close to 30m per shift. It is designed to potentially extend the current JORC resource, as well as test the continuity of higher-grade copper… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Aug 05, 2021
Metallica in Clermont copper-gold farm-in

Metallica in Clermont copper-gold farm-in

Metallica Minerals has executed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter a joint venture in the Clermont copper-gold project held by Diatreme Resources in Central Queensland. The deal will allow Metallica to earn up to 75 per cent of the project by way of investment of $2 million in three instalments over a period of two… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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Aug 03, 2021
Data trawl reveals Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’

Data trawl reveals Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’

QMines is hailing new discoveries at its Mount Chalmers project, where soil data has revealed large copper and zinc anomalies – one as large as 10km long. The company said the discoveries demonstrated significant scale potential at the Central Queensland site, with multiple Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’ surrounding the historical mine. QMines has applied for additional… This...

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Jul 22, 2021
R3D Resources raring to go at Chillagoe

R3D Resources raring to go at Chillagoe

R3D Resources will plunge into a drilling program at the former Tartana copper operation near Chillagoe, targeting extensive mineralisation under the old open pit, after a relisting on the ASX this week. The company also aims to restart copper sulphate production at the site, potentially in early 2022, to provide an ongoing cash flow. R3D… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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Jul 22, 2021
Nil Desperandum delivers for Carnaby

Nil Desperandum delivers for Carnaby

Carnaby Resources says its Nil Desperandum prospect in North West Queensland is developing as a very significant copper-gold deposit with economic potential. A recently commenced RC and diamond drilling program at Nil Desperandum has continued to intersect impressive broad zones of copper-gold mineralisation, the company said. Samples to date are being prepared to be dispatched… This conten...

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Jul 21, 2021
Capital projects on a roll at Capricorn Copper

Capital projects on a roll at Capricorn Copper

29Metals has outlined a raft of capital projects rolling out at its Capricorn Copper site in North-West Queensland, as its quarterly report shows a lift in copper production. Surface works associated with a new exhaust ventilation shaft at the Esperanza South deposit have commenced, with commissioning scheduled for 2022. Meanwhile the company said it was… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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