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Jul 30, 2021
Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Fresh funding for exploration efforts

Townsville-based explorer NorthX is among 16 companies to share in the latest round of Collaborative Exploration Initiative grants, with a focus on finding new economy minerals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said NorthX would drill for in-demand new economy minerals in traditional coal country near Capella in the Central Highlands. “New economy minerals are powering the… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal eyes Bluff mine

Bowen Coking Coal has been awarded preferred bidder status in the sale process for the mothballed Bluff open-pit coal mine. The sale of the former Carabella Resources site is being conducted by FTI Consulting as receivers and managers and controllers on behalf of mining contractor MACA. Bowen Coking Coal announced today that it had paid… ...

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Jul 30, 2021
New AMMA mental health initiative

New AMMA mental health initiative

Resources and energy employers have been equipped with a new tool to help tackle the industry’s distinct workforce mental health challenges, including varying rosters, remote isolation and fly-in, fly-out working arrangements.The Resources and Energy Industry Workforce Mental Health Framework is the latest initiative from Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA assisting employers in building a...

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Jul 29, 2021
Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

Safety conference allows for COVID restrictions

This year’s 32nd annual Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference (QMIHSC) is going to be presented as a virtual event. That’s on top of the actual conference being held on the Gold Coast.   The allowance has been made for those who are faced with border restrictions or have other work commitments. The conference is… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

QCoal Group subsidiary Constellation Mining has engaged Mastermyne Group to resurrect operations at the mothballed Cook Colliery, near Blackwater. Former Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining went into voluntary administration late in 2019 after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls in the mine. The project will be restarted over two distinct phases, with the first phase… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations…. ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Glencore is on the hunt for about 40 apprentices to kickstart their careers in the North-West and Resources Minister Scott Stewart is encouraging Queenslanders to put their hands up. Applications close on August 8 for Glencore Queensland Metals’ 2022 Apprenticeship Program. The successful applicants will start work in January next year at Glencore’s mineral operations… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Stanwell seeks Meandu mine extension

Stanwell seeks Meandu mine extension

Electricity generator Stanwell aims to extend its Meandu mine by about 186ha to continue to supply the Tarong power stations through to the forecast technical end of their lives. The thermal coal mine is located 45km south-east of Kingaroy, in Queensland’s South Burnett region. The proposed 7 per cent extension of the mining area within… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

M Mining has executed contracts with Australian Mining Rehabilitation and MCC Group as it prepares to start operations at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal mine. Australian Mining Rehabilitation has secured a $30 million contract covering drill and blasting, overburden mining and coal mining activities from August. M Mining said AMR would work with auger… ...

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