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Feb 24, 2021
Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

New Century Resources’ achievement in gaining an industry-first Estimated Rehabilitation Cost reduction for the Century mine is the subject of an AMEC Queensland webinar tomorrow (February 25). The Queensland Government last month agreed to a $14.1 million reduction in the ERC associated with the Century mining operations in the lower Gulf, taking the amount to $183.9 million. At the ...

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Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore from New Caledonia into product to feed t...

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Feb 23, 2021
Zenith delves deeper at Red Mountain

Zenith delves deeper at Red Mountain

Zenith Minerals has started a follow-up drill program to a depth of 400m at its Red Mountain gold project in Central Queensland. It comes after the company intersected high-grade near-surface gold in the maiden and subsequent drill programs last year. The results last year included 13m grading at 8g/t gold and 3.2g/t silver, and 15m at 3.5g/t gold including 2m grading at 22.4g/t gold. “S...

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Feb 23, 2021
Metro movers ready to embrace the regions

Metro movers ready to embrace the regions

One-in-five city residents are looking to move to the regions, according to new research released by the Regional Australia Institute. And more than half of those are keen to make the jump within the next 12 months. RAI chief executive officer Liz Ritchie said metro movers were looking for more space, to be better connected to the natural environment and they wanted a more relaxed lifestyle...

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Feb 23, 2021
Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Researchers are tracking a hawksbill turtle nicknamed ‘Cannington’ as miner South32 supports an initiative to help the endangered species. South32 Cannington mine has teamed up with Reef HQ Volunteers Association, James Cook University researchers and the Queensland Government for the project. A satellite tracking device was attached to the turtle in late January by researchers on Mil...

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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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