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Sep 17, 2021
Tributes flow for worker killed at Crinum mine

Tributes flow for worker killed at Crinum mine

Tributes have flowed on social media for the man killed in a rock fall at the Crinum underground coal mine near Emerald this week. Graham Dawson, 60, was undertaking roof support work at the Sojitz Blue-owned mine, which is being brought back into production after a long period on care and maintenance. “Another good man… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, i...

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Sep 16, 2021
Death probe continues after mine roof collapse

Death probe continues after mine roof collapse

Investigations are continuing into the Crinum coal mine roof fall which killed a Mastermyne employee on Tuesday night as further details of the incident emerge. Mining and Energy Union Queensland District president Stephen Smyth said he understood the man and his co-workers were undertaking strata support work in the mothballed mine’s conveyor roadway when the… This content is for iQ ...

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Sep 15, 2021
Deadly rock fall at Crinum coal mine

Deadly rock fall at Crinum coal mine

A miner has been killed after a fall of rock from the roof at the Crinum underground coal mine near Emerald overnight. Mackay-based contractor Mastermyne Group has been carrying out work to restart the mothballed site as a bord and pillar mining operation for owner Sojitz Blue. “This is a tragic event and our immediate… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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Sep 07, 2021
Mastermyne snaps up Pybar in $47m deal

Mastermyne snaps up Pybar in $47m deal

Mackay-based coal contracting powerhouse Mastermyne Group is storming into the hard rock sector with a takeover of Pybar Mining Services. It will acquire all Pybar Holdings shares in a $47 million deal that will see Pybar continue to operate as an independent business unit within the Mastermyne Group. Mastermyne said the combined group would have… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland,...

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Jul 29, 2021
Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

QCoal Group subsidiary Constellation Mining has engaged Mastermyne Group to resurrect operations at the mothballed Cook Colliery, near Blackwater. Former Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining went into voluntary administration late in 2019 after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls in the mine. The project will be restarted over two distinct phases, with the first phase… This content is...

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May 31, 2021
Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue brings Crinum coal mine back online

Sojitz Blue’s Crinum underground mine is due to start producing coal by the end of the year after the announcement of a $600 million mining services contract for Mastermyne Group. The bord and pillar mining operation is expected to employ 180 full-time personnel in full production. Sojitz Blue acquired the mothballed Gregory Crinum complex near… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Mar 19, 2021
Mastermyne secures $60m contract extension at Aquila

Mastermyne secures $60m contract extension at Aquila

Mastermyne Group has secured an extension on its development and outbye services contract for Anglo American’s Aquila coking coal project, near Middlemount in Central Queensland. The Mackay-based mining contractor has been engaged since August 2019 to work at the site, which is expected to come into production in 2022. Total revenue generated from the variation… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Feb 17, 2021
Mastermyne stays solid despite coal doldrums

Mastermyne stays solid despite coal doldrums

Mackay-based Mastermyne Group says investing in equipment and keeping a tight rein on costs have helped it deliver a solid result during a low point in the coal price cycle. Revenue dropped to $111 million in the first half of this financial year, compared to $136 million in the previous six-month period, but EBITDA margins… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ ...

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Nov 21, 2020
Aquila on track for longwall production in early 2022

Aquila on track for longwall production in early 2022

About 500 people are at work on Anglo American’s Aquila project as it heads towards first longwall production of hard coking coal in early 2022. Aquila will extend the life of the Capcoal underground operations near Middlemount by six years and continue to utilise infrastructure at the complex as the Grasstree mine approaches end of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal...

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