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Base metals

Mar 25, 2020
Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin stands down workforce

Consolidated Tin Mines has placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance, citing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The company said all employees other than those required during the care and maintenance period had been advised they would be stood down without pay as at the close of business on… ...

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Mar 24, 2020
Tableland miner enters administration

Tableland miner enters administration

The owner of significant mining leases and processing assets on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland has entered into administration. The Auctus Minerals-owned Chillagoe Project, which counted the Mungana and King Vol deposits in its portfolio, will be put into care and maintenance. Richard Tucker and John Bumback of KordaMentha Perth have been appointed… ...

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Mar 23, 2020
Chillagoe region mining acquisition stalls

Chillagoe region mining acquisition stalls

Consolidated Tin Mines says it will not be proceeding with the proposed takeover of Auctus-owned operations in the Chillagoe region, west of Cairns. The $53 million acquisition deal covered 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… ...

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Mar 19, 2020
Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Junior miners chasing greenfield discoveries continued to both struggle for funding and brace for the impact of coronavirus on equity markets, according to Mitchell Services CEO, Andrew Elf. Mitchell Services generates approximately 90 per cent of revenue from drilling for Tier 1 producers with long life, low-cost mines who are focused on resource definition, development… ...

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Mar 18, 2020
New general manager for Thalanga mining operations

New general manager for Thalanga mining operations

North Queensland miner Red River Resources has appointed a new general manager to its Thalanga operations, south-west of Charters Towers. Former Redpath and DMC Mining Services executive Randy McMahon will take over from Karl Spaleck, who is moving to Red River’s Hillgrove project in New South Wales as part of its restart strategy. “We are… ...

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Mar 17, 2020
New safety authority to kick off from July

New safety authority to kick off from July

Queensland’s 66,000 resources workers will have their own health and safety ‘champion’ after Parliament passed legislation supporting a new independent body. The Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) statutory body will kick off from July 1. The new authority will regulate the safety and health of the state’s minerals, coal, petroleum and gas, quarry, small-scale… ...

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Mar 16, 2020
Cannington employee tests positive to COVID-19

Cannington employee tests positive to COVID-19

A Cannington worker has tested positive to COVID-19, mine owner South32 has confirmed. The company says the employee was on rostered time off and had not been on site for several days when his symptoms presented. “He is now self-isolating at home and is under the management of the Townsville Public Health Authority,” a company spokeswoman… ...

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Mar 09, 2020
Forecasts for another copper epoch in Queensland

Forecasts for another copper epoch in Queensland

Queensland’s probably got a lot more of it and doesn’t know it. Copper that is. That comes from one of the state’s premier earth scientists whose last corporate role was Newcrest Mining Executive General Manager Exploration. Adjunct Professor Dan Wood is now passing on his experience at the University of Queensland. The next copper find… ...

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Mar 07, 2020
Superior outlook for Nicholson base metal project

Superior outlook for Nicholson base metal project

Superior Resources has upgraded the base metals potential for its Nicholson project in North West Queensland after recent drilling results and a data review. The Stage 1 drilling program under a joint venture with South32 targeted eight large geophysical conductivity anomalies believed to signal potential McArthur River-style base metal deposits. Diamond drilling was carried out… ...

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