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Nov 01, 2021
New solar farm for North West Minerals Province

New solar farm for North West Minerals Province

MMG’s Dugald River mine will be first cab off the rank to draw power from a new 88MW solar farm that APA Group is building at Mica Creek, Mount Isa. APA has reached Final Investment Decision (FID) to build the 44MW first stage of the Mica Creek Solar Farm with an investment of more than… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Aug 28, 2021
Stacks of Isa history in lead smelter milestone

Stacks of Isa history in lead smelter milestone

Glencore has delved into the archives to celebrate Mount Isa Mines’ history as it marks the 90-year anniversary of the commissioning of the lead smelter. It is a mighty milestone for the mining city, with a skyline marked by the towering presence of the operation’s current lead stack, standing at 270m. When Mount Isa Mines… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only...

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Aug 17, 2021
Phosphate sales to farmers after Ardmore trial success

Phosphate sales to farmers after Ardmore trial success

Centrex Metals will start advertising its Direct Application Phosphate Rock (DAPR) product from the Ardmore project for sale after a successful shipment for Australian farmers. Centrex chief executive officer Robert Mencel said the first parcel of high-grade phosphate rock made available to farmers was not only a milestone development for Ardmore, but heralded a critical… This content is fo...

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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 members only.Log In...

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Aug 06, 2021
Dugald River keeps its cool with $20m project

Dugald River keeps its cool with $20m project

MMG Dugald River mine is installing a $20 million cooling solution to bring bulk air underground to facilitate ongoing zinc operations. MMG Dugald River general manager Tim Akroyd said consistent temperature control was critical for the safety of the mine’s employees and contractors working in North-West Queensland’s hot climate. “MMG has sourced a long-term refrigeration… This content is f...

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Aug 04, 2021
QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM raises $2m to advance Julia Creek project

QEM has raised $2 million to accelerate the development of its Julia Creek vanadium-oil project. Managing director Gavin Loyden said the funds would allow QEM to complete ts oil and vanadium pilot plant, and for the subsequent six months of operations to validate strong extraction test results recorded to date. “This comes at a time… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Aug 02, 2021
Tombola steaming towards production

Tombola steaming towards production

Tombola Gold says it has fast-forwarded its readiness to begin gold production after good news from project studies and last week’s granting of the Golden Mile mining lease. Mine managers Minecraft were negotiating with operational and plant contractors, the company said in an announcement today to the ASX. It said positive results from a CSA… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Jul 29, 2021
Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Jul 28, 2021
Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Glencore is on the hunt for about 40 apprentices to kickstart their careers in the North-West and Resources Minister Scott Stewart is encouraging Queenslanders to put their hands up. Applications close on August 8 for Glencore Queensland Metals’ 2022 Apprenticeship Program. The successful applicants will start work in January next year at Glencore’s mineral operations… This content is for i...

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