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Jul 01, 2020
Countdown to Mount Oxide drilling campaign

Countdown to Mount Oxide drilling campaign

Castillo Copper has finalised drill targets at its Mount Oxide project to test for supergene copper mineralisation near surface and massive sulphides at depth.  The RC drilling campaign proposed for the Arya prospect will comprise 3432m over 14 drill-holes, targeting near-surface and deeper geophysical anomalies. (More details HERE) “The countdown to drill the Arya prospect,… ...

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Jun 29, 2020
Capricorn Copper poised to step up a notch

Capricorn Copper poised to step up a notch

Capricorn Copper is looking to step up production at its North West Queensland mining operation, aiming to hit about 30,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate per annum in 2021. The former Mount Gordon copper mine was mothballed in 2013 but was brought back online in 2017 under the ownership of EMR Capital. The new owners… ...

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Jun 24, 2020
Report targets emission-free copper mining

Report targets emission-free copper mining

A University of Sydney report is setting out how Australian copper mining can become emission free over the next 30 years through the use of emerging technologies.The university’s Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering’s The Zero Emission Copper Mine of the Future report was commissioned by the International Copper Association Australia and identifies five key target… ...

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Jun 23, 2020
Castillo cashed up to advance Arya drilling

Castillo cashed up to advance Arya drilling

Castillo Copper has secured about $2 million to help fast-track its drilling campaign at the Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland. The company is focused on the Arya prospect, which boasts an interpreted massive sulphide target about 130m thick, with dimensions of about 1500m by 450m. In addition, there are two shallow interpreted supergene… ...

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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… ...

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Jun 22, 2020
Hammer keen to nail big one in North West Qld

Hammer keen to nail big one in North West Qld

Hammer Metals is kicking off the next round of drilling at its Mount Isa region tenements, starting with the Shadow prospect within the JOGMEC joint venture project. The company’s commitment to its North West Queensland projects is going against the tide of investor sentiment, according to managing director Daniel Thomas. “Our investors probably have a… ...

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Jun 17, 2020
Geophysics in exploration webinar

Geophysics in exploration webinar

Talk about value for money. The Geological Survey of Queensland continues its webinar series tomorrow (Thursday 18 June) with a clutch of speakers who’d normally be billing north of $1000/hour collectively. The theme is ‘Geophysics in Exploration’ and it’s free. Head of the mining and geology research centre at the University of Queensland Professor Rick… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Shake-up for Glencore’s Qld metals operations

Shake-up for Glencore’s Qld metals operations

Glencore is combining its Queensland copper and zinc operations under a single management structure, but says it is too early to comment on what the change will mean for jobs . Matt O’Neill, Glencore. The restructured Glencore Queensland Metals businesswill be headed up by Matt O’Neill, the chief operating officer for Glencore’s Australian copper assets…. ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Funds to ‘supercharge’ new economy minerals push

Funds to ‘supercharge’ new economy minerals push

The State Government aims to ‘supercharge’ exploration for new economy minerals with $10 million in grants to be released under the second round of its COVID-19 fightback plan. The package announced today also features a $650,000 investment in the mining equipment, technology and services sector. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said $10 million in exploration grants would… ...

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