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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 18, 2021
Gulf zinc operation hits production milestone

Gulf zinc operation hits production milestone

New Century Resources is celebrating a major milestone, producing its 500,000th tonne of zinc concentrate since restarting operations at the Century mine site in August 2018. The company also announced that it had executed a zinc price hedging program for the remainder of this financial year, securing contracts to guarantee a floor price of $US1.20/lb ($US2,645/t) for all sales in the March q...

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Dec 09, 2020
Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Centurion in $25m logistics deal with zinc mine

Logistics provider Centurion has won a multi-year contract worth about $25 million to provide logistics support for the Century mine in the lower Gulf region and its Karumba port facilities. The services to be provided will include customs clearance, wharf collections of import commodities, warehousing, road transport, airfreight, and courier services. Centurion said a dedicated road train ...

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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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Nov 06, 2020
Red River into exceptionally high-grade ore at Far West

Red River into exceptionally high-grade ore at Far West

Red River Resources has hit a sweet spot at its Far West underground mine in North Queensland, reporting exceptionally high-grade polymetallic ore. Consistent production from Far West is driving metal production at Red River’s Thalanga operations, with the site achieving record quarterly copper concentrate production last quarter of 4,073 dry metric tonnes. The company said today exce...

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Oct 26, 2020
Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Early results from a near-mine drilling program at MMG Dugald River suggest a wider zinc ore body than originally expected, at relatively shallow depth, the company says. MMG said further detail would be provided as results came to hand, with the potential for it to support mine life extension or the expansion of the operation. Dugald River is targeting zinc production approaching 200,000 t...

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Aug 20, 2020
Cannington production on an upward trajectory

Cannington production on an upward trajectory

South32 has lifted its production forecasts for Cannington this financial year as underground mining hits higher grades and the mill continues to perform well. The guidance has lifted 10 per cent for payable zinc equivalent production in 2020/21, taking the expected output to 11.8Moz silver, 113.9kt for lead and 60.7kt for zinc. The North-West Queensland site lifted its payable zinc equival...

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Jul 13, 2020
New deal on the table for Auctus mining assets

New deal on the table for Auctus mining assets

Consolidated Tin Mines plans to take over Auctus-owned operations in the Chillagoe region, west of Cairns, under a new $26.5 million deal with administrators. The acquisition includes the Mungana processing plant, the inactive Mungana mine and the King Vol polymetallic mine, which produces about 360,000 tonnes of ore per annum . Consolidated Tin Mines (CSD) says combining the Auctus assets ...

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