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Jan 29, 2021
Ernest Henry revamps regrind milling circuit

Ernest Henry revamps regrind milling circuit

The team at Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining has reconfigured the regrind milling circuit by installing a new Vertimill cyclone pack to replace an ageing cyclone pack at the plant. The installation was completed over three days in November, with the project including raising the underflow launder, installing a working platform and access stairs. Ernest Henry Mining concentrator manager Shane...

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Oct 27, 2020
Fresh approach for Citigold mining plans

Fresh approach for Citigold mining plans

Citigold says it has selected a site for a new small footprint processing plant to help to remove the bulk of the granite dilution from planned underground gold mining operations. The company is continuing to seek finance to complete underground capital works to restart mining at its Charters Towers gold project, based on an 11 million-ounce gold deposit under the historical gold mining cit...

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Sep 23, 2020
Government lifeline secures copper future

Government lifeline secures copper future

Glencore will continue to run its copper smelter in Mount Isa and refinery in Townsville beyond 2022 after reaching an agreement with the State Government. The company announced today that it would receive a one-off incentive from the State Government and also planned to invest more than $500 million for the continued operation of the plants. The incentive, offered under the Queensland Gove...

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Sep 21, 2020
Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Townsville battery tech proponent making headway

Pure Battery Technologies has acquired a commercial-scale processing operation in Germany – bringing its proposed Townsville plant a step closer. The Queensland battery material refiner has completed its feasibility study and is seeking investment prior to construction of what it describes as a ‘shovel ready’ project in Townsville. The proposed plant – expected to co...

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Sep 16, 2020
TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

TECH looks to ‘zero waste’ outcome for NQ plant

Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub proponents have entered a memorandum of understanding with James Cook University for work hoped to see the project become world’s first ‘zero waste’ nickel /cobalt production facility. Pure Minerals subsidiary Queensland Pacific Metals said the initial focus of the research program would be the leach residue produced at the planned battery chem...

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Sep 14, 2020
Austral eyes new avenues for Lady Annie future

Austral eyes new avenues for Lady Annie future

Lady Annie owners Austral Resources have their eye to the future with work underway to potentially exploit the operation’s large sulphide ore resource. It comes on top of a new copper mining operation due to commence at their Anthill deposit and planned exploration work in the region.  “We have a further 10-year potential with sulphide resources which we are currently exploring,”...

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Sep 04, 2020
Strong support for Townsville battery factory shares placement

Strong support for Townsville battery factory shares placement

Magnis Energy Technologies has welcomed ‘firm commitments’ from institutional, professional and other investors to raise $7.65 million via a placement of 45,000,000 ordinary shares at 17 cents per Share. The company is proposing to build a battery plant in Townsville. The offer is being managed by joint lead managers Aitken Murray Capital Partners and Foster Stockbroking and inc...

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Aug 12, 2020
MIM ponders copper smelter  future

MIM ponders copper smelter future

Glencore is playing its cards close to its chest on the future of the copper smelter in Mount Isa. A four-year extension was due for review this year. In the past, the owner has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. Mount Isa City Council and the Australian Workers Union have called on Glencore to secure a future for worker...

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Aug 07, 2020
Smelter issue smouldering

Smelter issue smouldering

There’s pressure on Glencore to commit to the future of the Mount Isa Mines’ copper smelter. A four year extension is due for review this year. In the past, Glencore has made a decision to continue smelting copper contingent on operating under legacy environmental standards. The smelter and its stack are defining images for the city and Mayor Danielle Slade said the contributio...

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