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Apr 09, 2020
Bumper quarter for copper at Thalanga operation

Bumper quarter for copper at Thalanga operation

Red River Resources has reported a record quarter for copper concentrate at its Thalanga operation in North Queensland. Mine production and mill throughput improved significantly in the quarter ending March 31, resulting in increased quarterly production of zinc and lead concentrates as well as a bumper copper concentrate output. Mining activities ceased at the West… ...

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Apr 06, 2020
Briggs still on the boil for Canterbury Resources

Briggs still on the boil for Canterbury Resources

Canterbury Resources says it is making ‘encouraging progress’ at the Briggs copper project, 50km inland from Gladstone. The company said planning for the next phase of exploration was well advanced and would include substantial diamond drilling. But the timing and implementation of field activity is expected to be impacted by restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak…. ...

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Apr 04, 2020
Millennium cobalt project scores high recovery rates

Millennium cobalt project scores high recovery rates

Exceptional cobalt, copper and gold recovery results have emerged for the Millennium project in North-West Queensland. Project owner Global Energy Metals reported the results after testwork completed by Cobalt Blue Holdings using its processing technology. The work showed that high-grade copper and cobalt concentrates could be readily floated from samples from the  Millennium deposit. It̷...

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Apr 03, 2020
Potential CuDeco merger deal with Mt Cuthbert

Potential CuDeco merger deal with Mt Cuthbert

A merger involving failed Rocklands copper mine operator CuDeco and Mt Cuthbert Resources is on the table under a proposal to be put to creditors. A phone hook-up is planned next Tuesday for creditors of CuDeco, which went into administration last year and is estimated to have debts around $190 million. A report from the… ...

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Apr 02, 2020
FNQ miner hit with $4m demand over stalled deal

FNQ miner hit with $4m demand over stalled deal

Chillagoe mining operation owners are seeking more than $4 million from Consolidated Tin Mines after a failed acquisition deal. The proposed $53 million acquisition deal would have seen Consolidated Tin adding the Mungana processing plant, Mungana mine and King Vol polymetallic mine to its regional assets. It has now received a notice of demand from… ...

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Mar 27, 2020
Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa call for shift to local mine workforce

Mount Isa Mayor Joyce McCulloch is calling on the region’s mines to shift to a locally based workforce to avoid the extra risk of FIFO and DIDO workers bringing COVID-19 into the area. But she is critical of those using the pandemic to push a broader political agenda against FIFO. Cr McCulloch, chair of the… ...

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Mar 26, 2020
Hammer Metals shifts down a gear

Hammer Metals shifts down a gear

Hammer Metals has announced a temporary suspension of some activities in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s exploration interests include Bronzewing South in Western Australia, its Mount Isa JOGMEC joint venture and other North West Queensland projects including Kalman, Koppany and Mount Philp breccia. “The impact of COVID-19 presents a unique challenge for the… ...

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Mar 26, 2020
Castillo builds on targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo builds on targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper has identified a new target with potential iron oxide copper-gold (IOCG) mineralisation within the Mount Oxide project in North West Queensland. Factoring in the newly identified Pancake prospect, there are now four IOCG targets at the project including the Arya, Crescent and Flapjack prospects. The Mount Oxide project is located 150km north of Mount Isa near… ...

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Mar 25, 2020
FNQ miner says staff move a temporary measure

FNQ miner says staff move a temporary measure

A Consolidated Tin Mines move to stand down staff is a temporary measure, with operations likely to begin to come back online as soon as next week, says managing director Ralph De Lacey. The company made an announcement to ASX last night that it had placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance,… ...

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