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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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Aug 22, 2021
Support for centenary commemorations of Mount Mulligan mine collapse

Support for centenary commemorations of Mount Mulligan mine collapse

There’s been a big response to participate at the 100-year commemoration of the Mount Mulligan mine disaster. A whole underground shift comprised of 75 miners died in an explosion in Queensland’s northern-most coal mine in 1921. It is Queensland’s biggest mine disaster. The commemoration on September 19 is being organised by the State Government through… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Aug 19, 2021
Top paying jobs on offer in resources sector

Top paying jobs on offer in resources sector

The Queensland resources sector jobs offer is a cup that runs over according to the latest SEEK employment data.  There are 1346 resources sector jobs currently advertised, with almost 970 – or over 70 per cent – paying more than $100,000 per year.  Resources defines resilience The resources sector has again defied the COVID-19 pandemic, according to… This content is f...

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Aug 19, 2021
Partner swap in Mount Isa East prospect development

Partner swap in Mount Isa East prospect development

One of Japan’s largest and oldest mining houses has entered a Joint Venture with Hammer Metals to develop the Mount Isa East Joint prospect. Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania (Sumitomo) will take over the position in the partnership from Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). SMMO, a 100 percent owned subsidiary of Sumitomo, won the… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Aug 17, 2021
Energy supply to east coast tipped to come off the gas

Energy supply to east coast tipped to come off the gas

Future supplies of gas to the domestic east coast market have been described as ‘precarious’. A supply shortfall is increasingly likely, especially in the southern states, the ACCC’s latest gas report reveals. The report reveals a finely balanced supply outlook for 2022. It says a shortfall of 2 PJ could arise across the entire east coast gas… This content is for iQ Industry Queen...

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Aug 16, 2021
Exploration, drilling and investment news briefs

Exploration, drilling and investment news briefs

Updates from Alice Queen, QMines, GBM Resources, Zenith Minerals, R3D Resources, Mitchell Services and Carnaby Resources in this week’s exploration, drilling and investment news briefs. Alice Queen gets drill bit spinning on Horn Island Alice Queen is undertaking a 49-hole RC drilling program near the historical gold mine on Horn Island in the Torres Strait…. This content is for iQ Industry...

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Aug 13, 2021
Multimillion-dollar lifeline for Queensland business

Multimillion-dollar lifeline for Queensland business

The Commonwealth and Queensland Governments have reached a 50/50 funding agreement that will see the value of the Queensland COVID-19 Business Support Grants rise from $260 million to $600 million.  The funding is targeted at businesses that have had a decline in turnover of more than 30 per cent. It includes: A $1,000 one-off grant… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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Aug 04, 2021
Victaulic introduces Series 725T 4-way diverter valve for backfill mining operations

Victaulic introduces Series 725T 4-way diverter valve for backfill mining operations

Partner provided copy … New innovative design offers increased safety and productivity, less downtime and reduced maintenance compared to traditional methods of managing backfill, flush water diversion, and dumping Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining and flow control solutions, is now offering a four-way diverter valve specifically designed to optimiz...

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

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