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Jun 11, 2020
Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

Resources Centre of Excellence ready to roll

The $7 million Mackay Resources Centre of Excellence is on track for its planned official opening next month. Queensland Treasurer Cameron Dick today inspected the finishing touches at the centre, jointly funded by the State Government and Mackay Regional Council. He said the facility would ensure the Mackay region remained one of the world’s best sources for mining expertise and innovation...

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Jun 05, 2020
Tailings offer a beachhead for production at Tick Hill

Tailings offer a beachhead for production at Tick Hill

It looks like being a tailings led start for junior gold miner Carnaby Resources in north west Queensland. The company has just released its Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on mining the historic Tick Hill site 110 km south-east of Mount Isa. Drilling at Tick Hill Carnaby’s primary goal remained the discovery of the fault offset of the Tick Hill orebody said managing director Rob Watkins. ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

Glencore scouting for next batch of apprentices

New career opportunities across regional communities are available with applications open for Glencore’s 2021 Apprenticeship Program. With almost 450 apprentices already working across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations, Glencore is now looking for next year’s new recruits. “We’re proud to be one of Australia’s largest natural resource sector employers that offers in-house appr...

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Jun 02, 2020
Ravenswood Gold advances expansion plans

Ravenswood Gold advances expansion plans

Major design contracts have been awarded to three Queensland-based consulting teams as Ravenswood Gold gears up for a planned expansion by the end of the year. Chief executive officer Brett Fletcher said revised figures indicated the expansion would create 150 contract jobs in construction and at least 200 full-time positions in mining within the next 12-18 months. “The company is pro...

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Jun 01, 2020
ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX finds backing for Ravenswood gold project

ActivEX has entered a new partnership to advance its Ravenswood gold project, covering five tenements in the Charters Towers minerals province. The company has finalised a joint venture and farm-in agreement with unlisted company Ballymore Gold, which would see Ballymore spending up to $2 million to assess and explore the land package. In addition to earn-in rights under the agreement, Ball...

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May 29, 2020
Hastings Deering on the hunt for 40 new apprentices

Hastings Deering on the hunt for 40 new apprentices

Hastings Deering will open applications for its 2021 apprenticeship intake on Monday, June 8, offering 40 new positions. Trade training is on offer across nine Hastings Deering workshops including Brisbane, Toowoomba, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville, Cairns, Mount Isa, Darwin and Alice Springs. Hastings Deering general manager- people and external affairs Vincent Cosgrove said the company w...

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May 28, 2020
Applications open for BMA apprenticeships

Applications open for BMA apprenticeships

Applications have opened for the 2021 BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) apprenticeship program. BMA has not revealed how many new apprentices it will be taking on next year, but the numbers are expected to be around the same as this year’s bumper intake of 56. The 2020 cohort included people from Central and North Queensland including Moranbah, the greater Mackay area, Blackwater, and Dys...

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May 26, 2020
Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani opens doors to engineering graduates

Adani and the CQUniversity have launched a new engineering graduate program to build mining industry skills. Adani Mining chief executive officer Lucas Dow said the program would provide jobs for six graduates and preference would be given to Central Queensland and North Queensland residents. “I started my career as a mining engineer and have benefited greatly from the opportunities the min...

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May 25, 2020
Next gen Cat 6060 brings cab that caters for training

Next gen Cat 6060 brings cab that caters for training

Caterpillar has launched its latest 600-tonne class hydraulic mining shovel – the next generation Cat 6060. The new model features updated engines, optimised hydraulics, heavy duty structures and undercarriage, Cat electronics and a state-of-the-art cab. It has a bucket payload of about 61 tonnes per pass in both face shovel and backhoe configurations. The Cat 6060 is designed as ...

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