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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 09, 2021
Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Arrest and fines as Carmichael coal protests roll on

Police have arrested a Cairns woman and fined two other people as activists hit the Carmichael development for the second time in three days. Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly known as Adani Mining) said works had continued unaffected on the Carmichael mine and rail project despite a group of about 15 anti-coal protesters trying to… ...

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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
Inquiry hears of ongoing issues,  methane ‘bubbling up’

Inquiry hears of ongoing issues, methane ‘bubbling up’

Workers’ concerns about issues at the longwall face involved in the May 6 explosion at Grosvenor were not always dealt with satisfactorily by mine management, injured miner Wayne Sellars has told a safety inquiry. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry heard that the Bowen Basin longwall operation was mining into a significant fault in the… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Injured mine worker Wayne Sellars has told of a pressure wave that felt ‘like standing in a cyclone’ before the underground blast at Grosvenor that left him fleeing the scene ‘on fire’. Mr Sellars received burns to 70 per cent of his body in the May 6 incident, which also left four of his fellow… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Dragline shutdown a boost for Moura region

Dragline shutdown a boost for Moura region

Principal contractor G&S Engineering is completing a three-month dragline maintenance shutdown at Anglo American’s Dawson mine, bringing about 250 extra workers to the Moura region. Dawson mine general manager Clarence Robertson said the planned shutdown of the mine’s Dragline 4 commenced in February. “The planned maintenance program involves electrical, mechanical and structural repairs and i...

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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 06, 2021
Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex shares manganese and cobalt findings

Ausmex Mining Group has reported results of up to 25 per cent manganese and 8520ppm cobalt from sampling on ground adjoining its Golden Mile project near Cloncurry. The company was following up the drilling of diamond core holes, announced late 2019, that intersected mineralisation of the King Brown ironstone/manganese outcrop. Ausmex said a costean was… ...

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