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Jul 14, 2020
How Defence does it – education

How Defence does it – education

Mining and Defence have a lot in common. Both can be technical exercises, both require high levels of skills and enormous logistics. Like mining, the action for soldiers, sailors and air force members is very rarely close to home. In the second of this series we look at the services offered to ADF families to help educate children. What can the mining industry learn? Defence recognis...

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Jun 22, 2020
Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Greek philosopher Socrates, somewhere around 400BC, said ‘beware the bareness of the busy life’.  General manager of Eagle Drilling NQ Sally Forgan draws on that sentiment by adopting the ‘work hard, rest easy’ philosophy. That’s more easily done in Charters Towers, where the surface exploration drilling company bases its operations, she says. The ‘Towers’ is one of the oldest and most e...

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Jun 17, 2020
A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A recently published ‘biography’ of the North West Queensland uranium mining centre of Mary Kathleen has breathed new life into what is now a ghost town. ‘Mary Kathleen Reflections’ is written by retired geologist Andrew Cuthbertson whose first days in the mining industry in 1981 were among the last for the on-again, off-again operation.   Geologist and author Andrew C...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found strong momentum towards employment growth ov...

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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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Apr 15, 2020
Graduate opportunities with Glencore

Graduate opportunities with Glencore

Glencore has extended its 2021 Graduate Development Program, providing further career opportunities across its Australian coal, copper and zinc operations. With a focus on local talent from regional communities, the program combines structured, professional development with on-the-job experience and mentoring. “This year, over 100 new graduates have already joined Glencore, bringing our cur...

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