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Sep 10, 2021
State’s Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner named

State’s Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner named

Queensland has appointed its first Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner as part of a raft of reforms to drive the regeneration of land on old mine sites. A State Government Director-General with extensive experience in environmental rehabilitation, James Purtill, will take up the role next month.    Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said job-creating mine rehabilitation was a critical pat...

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Sep 06, 2021
Central Queensland tenders update

Central Queensland tenders update

This week includes Capella Cultural Centre upgrade and paint, concrete bunds for adblue tanks, Bluff landfill rehabilitation work and Goosepond and Seaforth Creeks bank protection …. Click here for details… 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 Geo, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ...

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Aug 30, 2021
Input sought as $41m FNQ trail proposal advances

Input sought as $41m FNQ trail proposal advances

Public comment is open until September 10 on additional environmental information provided as part of the approval process for the $41.4 million Wangetti Trail development in Far North Queensland. Construction could be underway by the end of the year for the 33km Wangetti South section of the trail from Palm Cove to Wangetti, subject to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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Aug 27, 2021
‘C’ for waterway health in latest Fitzroy Basin report

‘C’ for waterway health in latest Fitzroy Basin report

The Fitzroy Basin has received a ‘C’ for waterway health in the latest report card from monitoring collective Fitzroy Partnership for River Health. Fitzroy Partnership for River Health executive officer Dr Leigh Stitz said the 10th Report Card launch allowed the group to reflect on the reasons for its commencement in the region. Dr Leigh… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Aug 24, 2021
Bengal hands out Cooper Basin contracts

Bengal hands out Cooper Basin contracts

Bengal Energy has announced a raft of contracts for a gas and oil development program on its Wareena, Ghina, Karnak and Ramses petroleum leases in the Cooper Basin. The company said it had signed formal service contracts with Ago Vires as principal contractor, operating out of its home base of Thargomindah, and Fyfe for surface… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil,...

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Aug 18, 2021
Mining, processing and equipment briefs

Mining, processing and equipment briefs

Updates on Rolleston mine, the Texas silver project, National Pump and Energy, BluVein charging technology, Tombola Gold and Alpha HPA. National Pump and Energy expands market hold National Pump and Energy has acquired the Vortex Group of Companies, securing its position as the largest pump rental company in Australia. Announcing the acquisition, National Pump and Energy said… Thi...

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Aug 17, 2021
Richmond vanadium plans advance to DFS

Richmond vanadium plans advance to DFS

A joint venture is taking a major undeveloped vanadium resource in North-West Queensland to the next level, launching a definitive feasibility study to mine the Lilyvale deposit. Work to date shows the mining and processing operation could be brought online at a cost of $242.2 million and that it would carry an NPV (net present… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil,...

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Aug 12, 2021
Coal partners sought for mine waste study

Coal partners sought for mine waste study

Sustainable Minerals Institute researchers are seeking partners in the Queensland coal industry to help trial a new technique for predicting the rate at which mine waste releases salt into the environment.   Following a two-stage project supported by ACARP, SMI’s Environmental Geochemistry Group is confident this work can offer new insights into closure planning. Spoils… This content is for...

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Aug 11, 2021
State funds to spur rare earth phytomining work

State funds to spur rare earth phytomining work

A study into plants with a propensity to gather rare earths through ‘phytomining’ has attracted $1 million in backing from the State Government. The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute is looking at whether certain types of native plants found at rare earth element-rich sites in Queensland can draw those metals out of the soil… This content is for iQ Indust...

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