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Oct 18, 2021
Camel Creek shines in latest assays

Camel Creek shines in latest assays

Great Northern Minerals is building a clearer picture of gold mineralisation at Camel Creek, with new assay results including 1m grading at 105.46 g/t gold. The company has received the one-metre results from the recently completed reverse circulation drilling program at Camel Creek, which comprised a total of 15 holes for 3262m of drilling, with… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Oct 18, 2021
Tombola Gold launches Comstock mining

Tombola Gold launches Comstock mining

Tombola Gold says mining activities have officially commenced at its Comstock operation near Cloncurry, with the successful first drill and blast. The first blast involved drilling to a depth of about 10m with a 3m x 3m blast pattern, with grade control sampling taking place, the company stated. “Samples have been sent to the lab… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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Oct 18, 2021
‘Spectacular’ Steam Engine gold intersection

‘Spectacular’ Steam Engine gold intersection

Superior Resources has reported a ‘spectacular’ intersection grading at 115.2 g/t gold as drilling at its Steam Engine project reveals greater than expected potential on the Eastern Ridge Lode. The program is part of the company’s 13,000m drilling campaign underway at its Greenvale project, about 210km west of Townsville. The latest results are from 19… This content is for iQ In...

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Oct 08, 2021
Crane barge to beef up bauxite mine’s capability

Crane barge to beef up bauxite mine’s capability

Metro Mining is boosting export capabilities at its Cape York bauxite operations with the arrival of floating crane barge, TSA Skardon. It means Metro will be able to load Capesize vessels, with capacity of 180,000 metric tonnes, for customers of its Bauxite Hills ore. The strategy is hoped to counter the high freight rates currently… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ ...

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Sep 27, 2021
Tombola ready for blast-off at Comstock

Tombola ready for blast-off at Comstock

A blast hole drill rig is completing a 182-hole program to pave the way for mining to begin at the Comstock gold project near Cloncurry, Tombola Gold says. “The first blast will contain approximately 14 tonnes of explosives in the first step in the development of the open-cut mine at the Comstock gold mine,” the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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Sep 24, 2021
Full steam ahead for new Vulcan coal mine

Full steam ahead for new Vulcan coal mine

Vitrinite is ramping up to full-scale production at the Vulcan coking coal project in the Bowen Basin after its mining lease was granted this week. Director Nicholas Williams said the company expected to start exporting premium low-volatility (PLV) hard coking coal from next month. “Mining commenced in June 2021 under our MDL (mineral development licence) approvals. Since… T...

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Sep 24, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on Austral Resources Australia, Sunshine Gold, Tombola Gold, critical minerals research and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Tombola adds to gold hub footprint Tombola Gold has increased its ground in the Cloncurry area with the granting of an exploration permit covering 83sq km. “While the company is currently focused on… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 17, 2021
Superior chases copper riches in NQ

Superior chases copper riches in NQ

Superior Resources has turned its focus to the Bottletree copper prospect, with a deep diamond drilling program underway. Bottletree lies 5km from the company’s Steam Engine gold project – the subject of positive scoping study results this year for an open-pit operation. A discovery hole drilled in 2018 returned extensive copper mineralisation with results of… This content is for iQ I...

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Sep 16, 2021
‘Red mud’ waste solution enters final testing phase

‘Red mud’ waste solution enters final testing phase

Technology that could rehabilitate mine waste back to useful soil is entering full-scale trials at two Queensland sites.   Researchers at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) developed the bio-engineering technology in partnership with Rio Tinto and Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL). The process would transform the bauxite residue known as ‘red mud’ into a…...

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