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Aug 04, 2021
Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Step forward for $1b Winchester South mine

Whitehaven Coal’s $1 billion Winchester South coal mine is a step closer, with the release of a draft environmental impact statement. The metallurgical coal project, 30km south-east of Moranbah, is expected to create 500 construction jobs and 500 operational jobs once approved. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the mine would generate more than $500 million… This content is for iQ...

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Aug 03, 2021
Greening of Diggers & Dealers is underway

Greening of Diggers & Dealers is underway

by Ross Louthean, from Diggers & Dealers 2021 Fashionable metals remain in favour but this year’s Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum in Kalgoorlie went greener than it has ever been in its 30 years of operation. Keynote speaker Professor Ian Goldin of Oxford University, in his virtual presentation and press conference, emphasised the need for… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland ...

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Aug 03, 2021
Data trawl reveals Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’

Data trawl reveals Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’

QMines is hailing new discoveries at its Mount Chalmers project, where soil data has revealed large copper and zinc anomalies – one as large as 10km long. The company said the discoveries demonstrated significant scale potential at the Central Queensland site, with multiple Mount Chalmers ‘lookalikes’ surrounding the historical mine. QMines has applied for additional… This...

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Aug 03, 2021
Coal sector’s master of opportunity

Coal sector’s master of opportunity

Contractor Mastermyne expects the restarted Cook Colliery near Blackwater to support a workforce of 180, with the bulk of the underground jobs up for grabs towards the end of the year. Recruitment is also ramping up for Sojitz Blue’s Crinum underground operation, including a program to provide opportunities for ‘clean skins’. And another major opportunity… This content is ...

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Aug 02, 2021
COVID crunch for Rookwood Weir project

COVID crunch for Rookwood Weir project

The Rookwood Weir construction site in Central Queensland is at the centre of a COVID scare after a contractor tested positive. Queensland Health is tracing the contacts of the Brisbane woman, who flew to Rockhampton for work on July 28 and returned to Brisbane July 30. Sunwater said today that all non-essential project work at… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In...

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Aug 02, 2021
From coal to cattle, MCA showcases mine rehab

From coal to cattle, MCA showcases mine rehab

Anglo American’s Dawson Mine in Central Queensland is in the spotlight as part of a Minerals Council of Australia campaign to highlight the industry’s land rehabilitation efforts. The new phase of the More to Mining campaign features an advertisement showing a 165ha site recently rehabilitated site at the coal mine and currently used by local… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Aug 02, 2021
High hopes for standout rare earth project

High hopes for standout rare earth project

Scale rather than grade is the attraction of a very unusual rare earth deposit that explorer NorthX is preparing to drill in Central Queensland. The Peaks project near Capella is based on peralkaline rhyolite formations in the shape of three raised volcanic domes. NorthX exploration manager Stewart Parker said the only known similar deposit in… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland mem...

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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… This content is ...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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