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Feb 24, 2021
Greenvale extends Alpha torbanite ground

Greenvale extends Alpha torbanite ground

Greenvale Mining has extended its Alpha torbanite project with the granting of a 32 sub-block tenement in the surrounding area. The company applied for the area to cover possible extensions ofthe torbanite mineralisation and prevent potential competitors from encroaching. “The granting of EPM 27718 has been a strategic priority for the company and will allow us to extend our exploration pr...

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Feb 23, 2021
Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

The Queensland Resources Council is urging businesses supplying the mining sector to have their say in an inquiry into the impact of recent banking and insurance policy changes on export industries. The QRC plans to highlight the impact of ‘anti-resources activism’ on the ability of some businesses to renew insurance policies and their ability to access finance. This will be part of its sub...

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Feb 19, 2021
Queensland exploration riding high

Queensland exploration riding high

Strong commodity prices are expected to help fuel a continued climb in exploration spending in Queensland, after a 77 per cent rise in the past three years, a peak group says. Queensland Exploration Council chair Kim Wainwright said exploration expenditure in the state had been robust over most of the past 10 years, apart from a drop in 2015-17, but had been on a steep upwards trajectory sinc...

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Feb 19, 2021
Greenvale Mining raises funds to fast-track Alpha

Greenvale Mining raises funds to fast-track Alpha

Greenvale Mining is getting cashed up to fast-track its Alpha torbanite project in Central Queensland with a share purchase plan to raise up to $3 million. The company has kicked off a multi-pronged work program at the Alphaproject aimed at delivering a JORC-compliant resource/reserve and pre-feasibility study by mid-year. “We believe that Greenvale is about to move quickly up the value cur...

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Feb 16, 2021
WA miner deploys driverless utes

WA miner deploys driverless utes

Fortescue Metals Group has turned four Ford Rangers into driverless utes at its Chichester Hub mining operations in Western Australia. With the assistance of Ford Australia, the Ford Rangers have been retrofitted with an on-board vehicle automation system. This features an integrated Lidar/Radar perception system for obstacle detection and avoidance, an independent safety management and fa...

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Feb 15, 2021
Drilling industry courts women

Drilling industry courts women

The drilling industry is encouraging more women into its ranks. Most drill rigs are still single-sex says Australian Drilling Industry Association board member, Charters Towers driller and outlier Sally Forgan. Ms Forgan says there’s pressure to change the balance. “There is a shortage in our industry … especially attracting new talent to the pool is quite problematic sometimes,” she say...

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Feb 15, 2021
Greenvale Mining launches $1.5m program at Alpha

Greenvale Mining launches $1.5m program at Alpha

Greenvale Mining has kicked off a $1.5 million program of drilling and bulksample collection at its Alpha torbanite project in Central Queensland. The work is planned to underpin the establishment of a JORC-compliant resource and pre-feasibility study by mid-2021. A pilot-scale retort testing program will begin later this month once bulk samples are received, the company says. Greenvale ...

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Feb 12, 2021
Drilling identifies new Broadmeadow East targets

Drilling identifies new Broadmeadow East targets

Bowen Coking Coal says drilling at its Broadmeadow East project has shown that a key coal seam extends beyond the ground covered in the existing measured resource. The company has identified two additional targets at the coking coal project, near Moranbah in the Bowen Basin. Bowen Coking Coal bought Broadmeadow East from Peabody Energy last year for $1 million cash plus royalties. It has...

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Feb 11, 2021
Queensland primed to lead the way says peak group

Queensland primed to lead the way says peak group

Queensland is poised to become a global leader in the supply of a raft of key minerals needed to create renewable energy, says Queensland Exploration Council chair Kim Wainwright. Speaking in the lead-up to the QEC’s annual exploration forum in Brisbane on February 19, Ms Wainwright said local exploration companies were busier than ever across all commodity sectors. “We are seeing renewed e...

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