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Jun 16, 2020
Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

Moves to tackle green tape a boost for mining jobs

The mining industry will be able to create more jobs more quickly thanks to a federal commitment to slash delays in environmental approvals, a peak group says. “Faster approvals for mines and other major projects will support the investment and jobs Australia needs to recover more quickly from the COVID-19 pandemic,” Minerals Council of Australia… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX  tenements near Cloncurry

Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX tenements near Cloncurry

ActivEX has sold two of its tenements in the Cloncurry area to global miner Rio Tinto for $50,000. The company announced the sale and purchase agreement today for EPMs 14955 and 17805. If exploration of the ground proves successful ActivEX also stands to receive a 1.25 per cent net smelter royalty for the first 10… ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Maiden resource of 142.8Mt  for Briggs copper project

Maiden resource of 142.8Mt for Briggs copper project

Canterbury Resources has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for the Briggs copper project,  50km inland from Gladstone. The central porphyry zone has a JORC-compliant inferred mineral resource of 142.8Mt at 0.29 per cent copper (0.2 per cent cutoff), containing 414,120 tonnes of copper metal. Higher grade features are evident in the deposit and will… ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper believes it is on a rapid trajectory towards becoming a mid-tier copper group as it announces ‘exceptional drill targets’ interpreted at the Arya prospect within the Mount Oxide project. The company has highlighted a primary massive sulphide target up to 130m thick, based on the inferred thickness of the geophysical conductor. It stretches… ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Mining growth to lead recovery

Mining growth to lead recovery

Miners and the supply chain were expecting to increase staff numbers post COVID19. The Queensland government was also called out for praise in its handling of the pandemic. That’s all in the new ‘state of the sector’ report released by the Queensland Resources Council. A survey of the State’s top resource leaders in May found… ...

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Jun 08, 2020
Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Q and A with Kim Wainwright

Access to land and finance remain big issues on the minds of junior explorers in Queensland. Peak industry body the Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) is an off-shoot of the Queensland Resources Council and gives smaller members a voice to power. The QEC is chaired by Kim Wainwright whose company Xplore Resources started out providing exploration… ...

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Jun 05, 2020
University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

University of Queensland Geoscience institutions merge

There’ll be a merger of two key geoscience institutions at the University of Queensland. The Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and UQ Holding’s technology transfer company JKTech, are integrating their activities under a single management structure.The move would consolidate and strengthen both organisations said Managing Director of the Sustainable Minerals Institute Profe...

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Jun 05, 2020
Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

The latest improved trade figures and a new defence deal have highlighted the significance of Australia’s minerals sector. Total resources and energy exports in the four weeks to April were up by 1.4 per cent on the same period last year to $92.1 billion, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “Iron… ...

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May 26, 2020
Rich in rail returns

Rich in rail returns

Activity around the north west Queensland town of Richmond is a symbol of investment into the Great Northern Railway line this financial year according to peak industry body, Mount Isa Townsville Economic Zone, or MITEZ There’d been noticeably more activity along the MITEZ corridor since the finish of the wet season with work crews carrying… ...

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