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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 16, 2021
Ardmore mining campaign kicks off

Ardmore mining campaign kicks off

Mining is expected to start at the Ardmore phosphate project south of Mount Isa next week to produce 25,000 tonnes of ore. Centrex Metals executive chairman Graham Chrisp said a team was on site this week to carry out surveying and necessary preparatory work. The company is ultimately looking to produce about 800,000 wet tonnes of phosphate rock per annum from the Ardmore site and in 2019 ...

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Jan 29, 2021
Capricorn Copper invests in future as site ramps up

Capricorn Copper invests in future as site ramps up

Capricorn Copper has achieved production gains of about 10 per cent in the past six months as the operation ramps up to a target output of 30,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate per annum. The North West Queensland mine also installed significant pumping infrastructure recently and is working with key stakeholders on an updated tailings strategy to support the extended mine life. Capricorn ...

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Jan 25, 2021
New Century sizes up Silver King for potential mine

New Century sizes up Silver King for potential mine

New Century Resources has launched a drilling program at the high-grade Silver King deposit as it weighs up future mining opportunities at the Century site. The Silver King lead-zinc-silver deposit is 3km west of the existing Century processing plant and, along with the East Fault Block, is the subject of a development study. New Century said there was potential for near-term development of...

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Jan 19, 2021
Castillo turns from NSW assets to focus on Big One

Castillo turns from NSW assets to focus on Big One

Castillo Copper is looking to sharpen its focus on its Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland, with plans to divest its Broken Hill Alliance (BHA) project in New South Wales. The move followed a strategic review, factoring into account the excellentrecent drill results from Big One deposit at Mount Oxide, the company said. It is considering divestment opportunities including a possibl...

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Jan 18, 2021
Gulf zinc operation hits production milestone

Gulf zinc operation hits production milestone

New Century Resources is celebrating a major milestone, producing its 500,000th tonne of zinc concentrate since restarting operations at the Century mine site in August 2018. The company also announced that it had executed a zinc price hedging program for the remainder of this financial year, securing contracts to guarantee a floor price of $US1.20/lb ($US2,645/t) for all sales in the March q...

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Jan 11, 2021
Castillo builds confidence in Big One deposit

Castillo builds confidence in Big One deposit

Castillo Copper has released what it describes as ‘game changing’ assay results confirming a major copper discovery at Big One deposit. The latest results significantly extend known mineralisation and clearly confirm there is a high-grade, shallow scalable copper system at the North West Queensland site, the company says. It is accelerating development plans for the deposit, wit...

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Dec 10, 2020
Hammer launches fresh North-West drilling program

Hammer launches fresh North-West drilling program

Hammer Metals is carrying out a 2200m reverse circulation drilling program in the Mount Isa region from this week for the JOGMEC joint venture. Ten holes are planned including follow-up drilling at the Shadow and Toby prospects testing zones of strong magnetic and electromagnetic anomalism. Initial drilling is planned at previously untested zones at Even Steven South,Trafalgar, Charlie, Alp...

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Dec 09, 2020
Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Logistics provider Centurion has won a multi-year contract worth about $25 million to provide logistics support for the Century mine in the lower Gulf region and its Karumba port facilities. The services to be provided will include customs clearance, wharf collections of import commodities, warehousing, road transport, airfreight, and courier services. Centurion said a dedicated road train ...

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