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Mar 05, 2021
Grants show a good return on investment

Grants show a good return on investment

Queenslanders can expect a multiple times return from the projects that mature from the Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI). The CEI grants are in their 14th  year and focus on encouraging exploration, supporting innovative exploration techniques and promoting the discovery and development of ‘new economy’ minerals. Accelerating returns The grants are an...

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Mar 05, 2021
Ok Tedi Mining suspends international flights

Ok Tedi Mining suspends international flights

Ok Tedi Mining Limited (OTML) has suspended with immediate effect all its international flights to Cairns following reports that five of its passengers who travelled out this week tested COVID-19 positive while doing their hotel quarantine in Cairns. The company says it takes the situation very seriously and has been in close liaison with the Queensland Police and Queensland Health.  R...

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Mar 05, 2021
Picture this – Carmichael’s star snappers on show

Picture this – Carmichael’s star snappers on show

Inspired by images contractors and staff posted on social media, Bravus Mining and Resources recently laid out a challenge for keen photographers at its Carmichael coal project in Central Queensland. This page shares some of the entries submitted to the Carmichael photo competition. The first prize winners were Troy Fenech (best overall) and Joe Hayes (best scenery shot), but all of the ent...

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Mar 05, 2021
Anglo to approach mine safety incidents separately

Anglo to approach mine safety incidents separately

Anglo American says there is no correlation between incidents that shut down its two Queensland mines in the last 12 months. Moranbah North was shut down last month on elevated gas readings. An incident at Grosvenor Mine in May last year resulted in an underground explosion which left five men seriously injured. CEO of Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, ...

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Mar 05, 2021
AMEC showcases critical  minerals opportunities

AMEC showcases critical minerals opportunities

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) aims to lure investors with a new presentation on 48 critical minerals projects across Australia. AMEC chief executive officer Warren Pearce. The 2021 AMEC Critical Minerals Investment Opportunities document highlights a range of projects, including rare earth reclamation from bauxite residue at Gladstone and a cluster of North West...

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Mar 04, 2021
Thomson adds Texas silver mine to ‘hub and spoke’ plan

Thomson adds Texas silver mine to ‘hub and spoke’ plan

Thomson Resources is acquiring the Texas silver project in southern Queensland, building on a raft of silver, gold and base metals assets in the region. A binding mine sale agreement with MRV Metals (in liquidation) will see it pay $2.5 million for the permitted mine infrastructure, mine and exploration leases. It will also cost Thomson about $3.3 million to replace the existing rehabilitat...

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Mar 03, 2021
Resources to shine in Women’s Week

Resources to shine in Women’s Week

Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) are planning to make an impact during Queensland Women’s Week next week. The Queensland Resources Council/WIMARQ International Women’s Day breakfast features the presentation of the annual Resources Awards for Women. Brisbane is hosting around a group of around 1000 supporters at the Royal International Convention Centre in Bowen Hills ...

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Mar 03, 2021
MineX announced on back of a resurgent industry

MineX announced on back of a resurgent industry

There’re high expectations for North Queensland’s mining exhibition MineX held this year on the back of a resurgent industry. The event is being held Wednesday and Thursday, June 9 and 10 at Buchanan Park in Mount Isa. Exploration at a high Exploration is feverish in the North West with decade-high prices for gold and silver and electric vehicle speculation driving demand for other mine...

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Mar 03, 2021
Niran to intensify as it heads away from coast

Niran to intensify as it heads away from coast

Cyclone Niran remains hovering off the Far North Queensland coast today and is expected to strengthen into a category 3 system tomorrow as it begins to head out to sea. A cyclone warning is in place for the region from Cape Melville to Innisfail, including Cooktown, Port Douglas, and Cairns. Cyclone Niran, rated at category 2, was estimated to be 320km north-east of Cairns and 285km east n...

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