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Apr 10, 2021
Deal to see Porgera gold operations restart

Deal to see Porgera gold operations restart

The Porgera gold mine is on track to resume operations later this year after the Papua New Guinea government reached an agreement with Barrick Niugini on a partnership for its future ownership and operation. The Porgera operation, about 600km north-west of Port Moresby, PNG, has been on care and maintenance since April 2020 when the… ...

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Apr 10, 2021
Two quiet achievers join Liebherr excavator range

Two quiet achievers join Liebherr excavator range

Liebherr has released two new electric crawler excavators for mine and quarry extraction. Liebherr said the R 976-E electric crawler excavator and the R 980 SME-E were not just converted diesel machines. The excavators and their electric power system were designed and produced entirely by Liebherr. The machines weigh 90 and 100 tonnes respectively and… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Plateau mining a cash-positive prospect for Rockfire

Plateau mining a cash-positive prospect for Rockfire

Rockfire Resources says a preliminary scoping study has returned positive results for a small-scale, open-pit mining operation at the company’s Plateau gold deposit in North Queensland. The study indicated the operation would achieve a cash flow ranging from $6.8 million to $19.4 million, based on a spot gold price of $2220 ($US1718) per ounce. The… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Tech driving change in Anglo American mining

Anglo American is facing into the future with a map for change. The multi-national even has a head of transformation who addressed a recent Bowen Basin Mining Club function in Mackay. “We have to transform in the decades ahead, and we’re starting that journey now,” says Dan Reynolds.Anglo American is the largest underground metallurgical coal… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… ...

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Apr 08, 2021
Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Final metallurgical testwork for Galalar silica project

Diatreme Resources has engaged industry specialist Mineral Technologies (MT) to undertake final metallurgical testwork for the definitive feasibility study for its Galalar silica sand project. The testing program will use a one-tonne bulk sample taken from an area representing the first five years of planned mining at Galalar. Two variability samples from other areas within… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Resources companies keen to tap hydrogen opportunities

Resources companies keen to tap hydrogen opportunities

Resources companies are actively looking at new technologies such as hydrogen to reduce emissions and grow their business in a sustainable way, the Queensland Resources Council’s latest State of the Sector report shows. “More than two-thirds of the CEOs surveyed said they were thinking about hydrogen-related opportunities, and 10 per cent are already committed to… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Hammer Metals footage showcases Trafalgar find

Hammer Metals footage showcases Trafalgar find

Hammer Metals has released a video providing an overview of its recent Trafalgar copper-gold discovery and the surrounding trends in North-West Queensland.  In an area littered with historical workings, the company has reported broad copper and gold intercepts. Significant intercepts from two holes drilled in December included 55m grading at 1.12 per cent copper and… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Castillo ready to hit Mount Oxide ground again

Castillo ready to hit Mount Oxide ground again

Castillo Copper’s geology team is planning to resume Mount Oxide project exploration with a geophysical survey to be carried out at the Big One deposit within the next few weeks. The company said a drilling team would complete a campaign at the Big One deposit once those results were known, before moving to the Arya… ...

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