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Miners Life

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
Moranbah North re-entry risk assessed

Moranbah North re-entry risk assessed

Anglo American is starting procedures to re-enter its Moranbah North underground mine with a risk assessment. It follows evidence of elevated gas levels detected on the weekend of February 20. A senior executive at the time referred to a ‘coal heating event’. The company said it has had internal and external experts working to determine the cause. Methane levels within standa...

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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
Cannindah cashed up for Piccadilly exploration

Cannindah cashed up for Piccadilly exploration

Cannindah Resources has raised $1 million through a share placement to advance work on its Piccadilly gold project,  60km north of Charters Towers. The company this week reported that rock chip sampling had returned some high-grade gold results that highlighted the potential of the under-explored eastern section of the Piccadilly mining lease. Geological prospecting had focused on an a...

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Mar 04, 2021
Cannington bus on offer for community work

Cannington bus on offer for community work

South32 Cannington is seeking expressions of interest from community groups in McKinlay or Cloncurry shires to put an old work bus to good use. The 10-year-old Mitsubishi 25-seater was previously used to transport members of Cannington’s workforce from the mine’s accommodation village to operational areas. The mine recently purchased a new bus, which opened up an opportunity to donate the ...

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Mar 04, 2021
Burdekin breakfast offers gold mine of information

Burdekin breakfast offers gold mine of information

The Ravenswood gold mine expansion will be in the spotlight when the next Burdekin Industry Breakfast takes place in Ayr on Wednesday, March 17. Ravenswood Gold general manager Dave Mackay and Wilmar general manager of cane supply and grower relations Paul Giordani are due to speak at the event. Burdekin Shire Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said it was promising to see more employment opportunities p...

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