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Sep 29, 2021
Scholarships to add environmental value to  mining

Scholarships to add environmental value to mining

Two scholarships worth up to $35,000 a year are up for grabs for students working on innovative ways to improve land rehabilitation at Queensland coal mines. The Coal Minesite Rehabilitation Trust Fund, hosted by the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), is calling for student applications for its 2022 postgraduate scholarship program. Two positions available The Fund… This content is for iQ ...

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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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Sep 16, 2021
Current List of tenders in Central Queensland

Current List of tenders in Central Queensland

From design, supply, install and operate a parking management system by Rockhampton City Council to a water supply security strategy for Central Highlands Regional Council, here are the latest council tenders issued in Central Queensland…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhampton, iQ Coal and Mining North, iQ Coal and iQ Ge...

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Sep 16, 2021
Call for feedback on exploration program

Call for feedback on exploration program

The Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt has released a consultation paper on the impact of the Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI), which is playing an important role in uncovering new resources deposits across Australia. Responses to the consultation paper will inform an Annual Impact Assessment that measures the impact the JMEI scheme has… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Sep 09, 2021
AMD consolidates assets in bid to restart Blackjack mill

AMD consolidates assets in bid to restart Blackjack mill

AMD Resources’ plans to restart Blackjack mill about 8km south of Charters Towers have taken a decisive turn. AMD has entered into an agreement with creditors of Maroon Gold to take over the Blackjack plant and mining leases.  The acquisition is expected to be completed later this year, along with an Initial Public Offer by AMD.  Recent care and… This content i...

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Sep 09, 2021
Bravus announces five-year deal for local mining contractor

Bravus announces five-year deal for local mining contractor

Bravus Mining and Resources has signed an agreement that will see Queensland family-owned business MacKellar Group undertake mining services at the Carmichael Mine for the next five years. Recruitment is underway for more than 280 full-time employees, with roles including haul truck drivers, maintenance workers and many other trades. Bravus Mining and Resources chief executive officer… This...

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Sep 09, 2021
Briefly in mining news

Briefly in mining news

Great Northern Minerals Limited has received the four metre composite results from the recently completed reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at Camel Creek north west of Townsville. Related: Great Northern keen to keep drilling at Camel Creek The drilling program comprised a total 15 RC holes for 3262 metres, with three of these (401 metres)… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Sep 09, 2021
Peak industry body pushes mental health App

Peak industry body pushes mental health App

The Minerals Coucil of Australia (MCA) is looking to technology in the next step to address mental illness in the mining industry. It’s R U OK? Day and the MCA is highlighting the capacity of the free MineWell mobile app to help improve mental health.Developed by miners, for miners, the app’s purpose was to provide… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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Sep 09, 2021
JCU road reroute helps save sensitive tropical area

JCU road reroute helps save sensitive tropical area

A James Cook University team has identified alternative routes for a new mining road that will lessen the toll on endangered orangutans, Asian elephants and Sumatran tigers in Indonesia.  The team, from James Cook University in Australia, studied a planned mining road that will cut across Harapan Rainforest, a renowned forest tract that spans nearly… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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