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Feb 08, 2021
Report questions McArthur River impact

Report questions McArthur River impact

A new report on McArthur River Mine says sacred Indigenous sites and an important river system face irreversible damage if operations continue unabated. It highlights issues including acid build-up in waste rock that was misclassified as harmless and seepage from a tailings dam into groundwater and nearby creeks. UNSW engineering associate professor Fiona Johnson, one of the report’s contri...

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Jan 29, 2021
Ernest Henry revamps regrind milling circuit

Ernest Henry revamps regrind milling circuit

The team at Glencore’s Ernest Henry Mining has reconfigured the regrind milling circuit by installing a new Vertimill cyclone pack to replace an ageing cyclone pack at the plant. The installation was completed over three days in November, with the project including raising the underflow launder, installing a working platform and access stairs. Ernest Henry Mining concentrator manager Shane...

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Dec 08, 2020
Coal included in Glencore’s net zero emissions pledge

Coal included in Glencore’s net zero emissions pledge

Glencore has signposted its ambition to be a net-zero emissions company by 2050. The first steps will be managing the operational footprint followed by investing in the metals portfolio, reducing coal production and supporting deployment of low emission technologies. That’ll equal a 40 percent reduction in emissions by 2035. The package will include a future for the company’s coal assets...

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Nov 19, 2020
NT zinc mine wins approval for management plan

NT zinc mine wins approval for management plan

The Northern Territory Government has approved McArthur River mine’s amended Mining Management Plan 2020, clearing the way for continued operations and ongoing employment of about 1000 people. It says the Glencore-owned mine, which has been operating since 1995, is one of the world’s largest zinc resources and will play a key role in supporting Territory jobs for decades to come.  ...

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Oct 22, 2020
Glencore signed up for $249m Sandvik deal

Glencore signed up for $249m Sandvik deal

Sandvik has revealed details of a $249 million deal to supply machinery including drills, loaders and trucks for Glencore Queensland Metals operations over six years. A Sandvik DD421 development drill supplied last month was the first piece of equipment under the deal, which covers Glencore’s underground mobile mining equipment and aftermarket parts. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology globa...

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Sep 23, 2020
Government lifeline secures copper future

Government lifeline secures copper future

Glencore will continue to run its copper smelter in Mount Isa and refinery in Townsville beyond 2022 after reaching an agreement with the State Government. The company announced today that it would receive a one-off incentive from the State Government and also planned to invest more than $500 million for the continued operation of the plants. The incentive, offered under the Queensland Gove...

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Aug 03, 2020
Change in the air at George Fisher underground mine

Change in the air at George Fisher underground mine

Glencore has boosted ventilation capacity with a significant infrastructure project at Mount Isa’s George Fisher underground mine. The upgrade would allow for the safe extraction of a mining block affectionately known as ‘the blob’ due to the unique shape of the orebody, the company said. The project involved drilling two 335m deep shafts − a fresh air intake and a return air shaft (e...

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Jun 22, 2020
Minister seeks Glencore meeting over restructure

Minister seeks Glencore meeting over restructure

Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says he will be arranging a meeting with Glencore over plans to combine its Queensland copper and zinc operations under a single management structure. The company announced the shake-up last week, sparking concerns about what this will mean for North and North West Queensland operations. Today a Glencore spokeswoman maintained that it would be premature to comm...

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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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