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Aug 24, 2021
New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New hatch seal guidelines sparked by coal mine death

New statewide guidelines have been issued on hatch seals in underground coal mines after coronial recommendations over the death of electrician Paul McGuire at a Bowen Basin mine. Mr McGuire died in May 2014 when he attempted to enter a sealed goaf area while calibrating gas sensors at Anglo American’s Grasstree mine.  The inquest heard… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Aug 07, 2021
Mining lease mix-up sparks calls for greater transparency

Mining lease mix-up sparks calls for greater transparency

A report into legislation to address an administrative oversight affecting hundreds of mining leases has pointed to a need for greater public transparency in the Queensland system. The Transport and Resources Committee report on the Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was tabled in State Parliament on Friday, with a recommendation that it should… This content is for iQ Indus...

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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 06, 2021
Australian mining takes winners’ podium for exports

Australian mining takes winners’ podium for exports

Australia achieved record copper, gold and iron ore exports in 2020/21, according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable said the figures for the full financial year showed the extraordinary magnitude and resilience of Australia’s mining exports. “The mining industry has generated a… This conte...

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Aug 05, 2021
Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Major miners including BHP and Rio Tinto have joined with equipment manufacturer Komatsu to form the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Alliance, supporting carbon reduction targets. The alliance’s initial target is advancing Komatsu’s power agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle that can run on a variety of power sources including diesel electric, electric, trolley (wired),… This content i...

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Aug 05, 2021
Golden run for Australian exploration

Golden run for Australian exploration

Nearly half of Australia’s exploration expenditure in the June 2021 quarter was focused on gold and silver, new figures show. Data released by resources analyst Austex Resource Opportunities shows national exploration expenditure in reporting ASX resource companies has risen by almost 70 per cent since the pandemic began. Of the Australian exploration expenditure in the… This content is for...

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Aug 05, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates on the Mahalo gas project, Duke Exploration, Metal Bank, EK Healy Cup results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Comet Ridge in ‘transformational’ gas project deal Comet Ridge has entered into binding agreements to acquire Australia Pacific LNG’s 30 per cent interest in the Mahalo gas project for $20 million…. This content is for iQ Indust...

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Aug 04, 2021
High Court overturns casual worker ruling

High Court overturns casual worker ruling

A decision in a High Court appeal backed by the Federal Government has dashed the hopes of casual miners seeking justice, according to the CFMEU.  Overturning a Federal Court ruling that a casually employed mine worker was actually working on a permanent basis and entitled to back-paid leave entitlements, the High Court found his employment… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Aug 04, 2021
Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal adds Burton mine to its trove

Bowen Coking Coal is acquiring the Burton mine and New Lenton coal project in a deal to set it on the way to becoming a multi-mine coking coal producer. The company has signed a binding term sheet with New Hope Corporation to gain a 90 per cent stake in asset owner the Lenton joint venture… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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