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Jul 27, 2021
Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

Green light for Isaac Downs coal mine

The State Government has granted the mining leases for the $82 million Isaac Downs coal project, clearing the last significant approval required to enable construction and operations to commence. The Stanmore Resources Board has ticked off an initial $47 million spend to establish the project and build infrastructure required to enable dragline operations to start… ...

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Jul 27, 2021
Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Mining, exploration and processing briefs

Updates on the Eva copper project, Curragh coal operations, Big One copper exploration results and more in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. Eva ‘a key component’ in copper company’s growth plans Copper Mountain Mining is continuing to advance project financing for the Eva copper project in North West Queensland and says it is… ...

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Jul 26, 2021
Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies positive for Tombola Gold

Scoping studies for the Mount Freda and Golden Mile gold projects near Cloncurry have highlighted their potential to support viable mining and processing operations, owner Tombola Gold says. The current mineral resource for the projects stands at 1.7 Mt grading at 2.06 g/t gold, containing about 113,000 oz of gold. The company, formerly Ausmex Mining… ...

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Jul 24, 2021
Boost for NT exploration projects

Boost for NT exploration projects

The Northern Territory Government has awarded a record $1.7 million in grants to support 18 projects from 15 companies under the latest Geophysics and Drilling Collaboration program. For the first time since the Resourcing the Territory initiative was launched, projects have been able to access co-funding to support brownfields drilling programs. Five companies have so… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Industry Q&A with Brad Miller

Industry Q&A with Brad Miller

Brad Miller came onboard as principal geologist/manager at Gnomic Exploration Services in March, hitting the ground during an extremely busy time for the business. He joins iQ Industry Queensland for a Q&A update. Q: Tell us a bit about your early life and what drew you to become a geologist? BM: I grew up in the Barossa Valley,… ...

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Jul 23, 2021
Early Gilberton gold results promising

Early Gilberton gold results promising

ActivEX has reported promising drilling results from its Gilberton gold project, in the Georgetown area about 300km west-northwest of Townsville. A drilling program of 31 holes for a total of 1881m was carried out at the project’s Mount Hogan and Spilt Rock tenements. Assays returned from the first three of those holes have returned significant… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
R3D Resources raring to go at Chillagoe

R3D Resources raring to go at Chillagoe

R3D Resources will plunge into a drilling program at the former Tartana copper operation near Chillagoe, targeting extensive mineralisation under the old open pit, after a relisting on the ASX this week. The company also aims to restart copper sulphate production at the site, potentially in early 2022, to provide an ongoing cash flow. R3D… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
Nil Desperandum delivers for Carnaby

Nil Desperandum delivers for Carnaby

Carnaby Resources says its Nil Desperandum prospect in North West Queensland is developing as a very significant copper-gold deposit with economic potential. A recently commenced RC and diamond drilling program at Nil Desperandum has continued to intersect impressive broad zones of copper-gold mineralisation, the company said. Samples to date are being prepared to be dispatched… ...

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Jul 21, 2021
Barkly region mineral results shine

Barkly region mineral results shine

Resource companies are seeing some very promising results in Tennant Creek and the broader Barkly region, supported by new geoscience data and exploration grants, the Northern Territory Government says. The government in April announced that from July 1, 2022, funding for the Resourcing the Territory initiative would be increased from $6.5 million to $9.5 million… ...

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