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Feb 25, 2021
Grease-tracking tech start-up born from lockdown

Grease-tracking tech start-up born from lockdown

A Queensland start-up founded by three engineers during COVID-19 lockdown has signed its first major contract with Glencore. GreaseBoss is set to provide intelligent grease application hardware and cloud tracking technology for the miner, beginning with the Oaky Creek North site in the Bowen Basin. The business also announced this week that it had been selected to join the Silicon Valley st...

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Feb 25, 2021
Jorss to lead coal junior into production

Jorss to lead coal junior into production

Bowen Coking Coal has appointed Stanmore Coal founder Nick Jorss as executive chairman to help lead the company into production in the Bowen Basin. Mr Jorss joined the board of Bowen Coking Coal in December 2018 as non-executive director. He said he was very pleased to be taking a more active role to help drive a period of rapid growth, underpinned by the near-term transition of the company...

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Feb 25, 2021
BHP crowd-sources solution to a pressing problem

BHP crowd-sources solution to a pressing problem

Jord International has been awarded the first contract under the BHP Supplier Innovation Program Challenge after coming up with a safety solution for the Caval Ridge mine wash plant. The fixed plant maintenance team at Caval Ridge, near Moranbah, was looking for a safer way to perform maintenance on the filter presses that remove moisture from coal rejects at the wash plant. BHP group procu...

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Feb 24, 2021
Council blasts Adani over ‘disappointing’ actions

Council blasts Adani over ‘disappointing’ actions

Isaac Regional Council has lobbed a diplomatic hand-grenade at Adani, saying it has lost patience over a raft of grievances involving development of the controversial Carmichael coal mine.  But Bravus Mining & Resources – as Adani’s Australian mining business is now known – has accused the council of embarking on a smear campaign rather than following established di...

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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 22, 2021
Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

Coal miners ‘rattled’ after another gas event

The withdrawal of workers from Moranbah North is the latest in a series of events that has left Queensland underground coal miners rattled, a key union says. Operations have been suspended at Moranbah North after mine management identified carbon monoxide and ethylene gas levels in the gas monitoring system, pointing to indicated a potential spontaneous heating in the longwall panel. CFMEU...

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Feb 22, 2021
Training opportunities with  BMA

Training opportunities with BMA

BMA is recruiting for 67 trainees in its Bowen Basin operations as it welcomes 60 new apprentices to the fold. “We take great pride in training members of our community to become part of our team,” BMA asset president James Palmer said. “During a challenging time for our industry, we’re creating more than 120 jobs that provide a pathway to a career in mining...

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Feb 22, 2021
Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Experts are continuing assessments to pinpoint the cause of an event which prompted Anglo American to evacuate workers from its Moranbah North underground coal mine at the weekend. The company said elevated levels of some gases in the goaf had triggered the withdrawal of workers from the longwall operation as a safety precaution. “At the time of the incident, we had been mining throug...

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