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Miners Life

Feb 26, 2021
Agripower wins $71m NAIF loan for expansion

Agripower wins $71m NAIF loan for expansion

North Queensland fertiliser producer Agripower Australia has secured a $71 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan for expansion works. Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt said the loan would help Agripower to upgrade infrastructure and improve access to its amorphous silica mine site near Greenvale and its processing plant near Charters Towe...

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Feb 26, 2021
Welcome to Queensland, or maybe not

Welcome to Queensland, or maybe not

The ‘Welcome to Queensland’ mat has been taken off state’s front porch. At least that’s what new figures say about investors in the resources sector. Queensland now ranks number 16 out of 77 jurisdictions in the world in terms of investment attractiveness. Queensland has dropped an alarming six points over the past five years according to the the Fraser Institute’s ...

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Feb 26, 2021
State markets mighty minerals province to Europe

State markets mighty minerals province to Europe

A series of international engagement sessions are set to focus global attention on the North West Minerals Province and its top-shelf credentials for ‘energy transition’ metals. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said experts from his department hosted a special engagement session with the Movement of the Enterprises of France, which has more than 750,000 member companies. “Thirty...

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Feb 25, 2021
Big Rush gold resource swells to 154,000oz

Big Rush gold resource swells to 154,000oz

Great Northern Minerals has announced a 220 per cent increase in the mineral resource at Big Rush in North Queensland to 154,000oz of gold. The updated resource estimate follows a 2020 drilling campaign which comprised a total of 22 reverse circulation holes for 3634m and four HQdiamond holes for 1040m. It resulted in an updated JORC 2012 resource of 3.53 million tonnes at 1.36 g/t gold for...

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Feb 25, 2021
Mount Carbine owner seeks NAIF support

Mount Carbine owner seeks NAIF support

EQ Resources is making a bid for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funding to take its Mount Carbine tungsten operations to a new level. It argues the planned Mount Carbine upgrade and expansion aligns with the Commonwealth Government’s aim to support security of critical minerals and strengthen regional development. “The mine, first discovered in 1895, is being brough...

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Feb 25, 2021
Holy Grail of mining in sight

Holy Grail of mining in sight

The Holy Grail of mining is in sight from Queensland University. Scientists at the Sustainable Minerals Institute are embracing the concept of no-waste production. Environmental Geologist Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox has been working on minimising mining impacts through waste characterisation since the mid-00s. Dr Anita Parbhakar Fox and Dr Laura Jackson onsite Dr Parbhakar-Fox describes wa...

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Feb 25, 2021
Short mining campaign underway at Ardmore

Short mining campaign underway at Ardmore

Centrex Metals says mining has commenced at the Ardmore phosphate project in North West Queensland to produce 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes of ore. The campaign is expected to run for about two weeks, with JDR Mining & Civil from Mount Isa as mining contractor. Centrex said it had already received interest from parties looking to purchase some of this product. And it was anticipated tha...

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Feb 24, 2021
Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

New Century Resources’ achievement in gaining an industry-first Estimated Rehabilitation Cost reduction for the Century mine is the subject of an AMEC Queensland webinar tomorrow (February 25). The Queensland Government last month agreed to a $14.1 million reduction in the ERC associated with the Century mining operations in the lower Gulf, taking the amount to $183.9 million. At the ...

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Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore from New Caledonia into product to feed t...

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