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Jun 05, 2019
Verdict near on new mine potential at Century site

Verdict near on new mine potential at Century site

New Century Resources plans to release results this month from an expansion prefeasibility study for open-cut mining at its Lawn Hill site, 250km north-west of Mount Isa. The company has been ramping up its operations at the Century mine site, where it is using hydraulic mining to recover zinc from tailings produced by previous mining… ...

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May 01, 2019
Update on stalled Rocklands copper operation

Update on stalled Rocklands copper operation

Rocklands operator CuDeco has released its quarterly report today, outlining the state of play for the stalled copper operation. Operational activities at the Cloncurry mine remain suspended indefinitely while the company attempts to restructure its finances. CuDeco reported that it had recently refinanced convertible note facilities of almost $30 million with a secured convertible loan… ...

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Apr 15, 2019
New Century ramp-up continues

New Century ramp-up continues

New Century Resources is continuing to ramp up zinc operations at the Century mine in North-West Queensland, reporting an average zinc recovery rate of 50 per cent in the plant for March 2019. Recovery rates peaked at 54 per cent – which is 86 per cent of the design target. The site produced 18,170 tonnes… ...

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Jan 11, 2019
CuDeco confirms further halt at Rocklands

CuDeco confirms further halt at Rocklands

CuDeco has confirmed it will not be resuming operations at the Rocklands copper mine in north-west Queensland this month. The company ceased operations at the mine, near Cloncurry, on August 31 last year and said today it hoped to resume as soon as possible, once funding was in place. “Currently, operations remain suspended, however CuDeco… ...

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Oct 18, 2018
Rocklands likely to remain offline a further two months

Rocklands likely to remain offline a further two months

Mining and processing operations will remain suspended at the Rocklands copper site in north-west Queensland while owner CuDeco undertakes a restructuring plan. This formal remedial program was expected to take a further two months to implement, the company said in a statement to the ASX this week. The directors were confident the operation would move… ...

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Sep 11, 2018
Deal to test Rocklands’ cobalt potential

Deal to test Rocklands’ cobalt potential

Cobalt Blue will investigate the potential to produce marketable cobalt from the Rocklands copper operation in north-west Queensland. Rocklands owner CuDeco and Cobalt Blue today announced a memorandum of understanding which will see Cobalt Blue explore opportunities to monetise the cobalt-pyrite concentrate produced from the flotation circuit at the Cloncurry mine. It will take a… ...

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Aug 31, 2018
Rocklands operation grinds to a halt

Rocklands operation grinds to a halt

CuDeco has suspended mining and processing at its Rocklands copper operation. The company said today it was anticipated the suspension would last until September 10 to allow for critical maintenance work. It said the process plant ball mill had been due for a reline next week, however the company was bringing forward and extending the… ...

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Aug 04, 2018
Aeon enters acid deal for Walford Creek

Aeon enters acid deal for Walford Creek

Aeon Metals has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Mitsubishi Corporation for offshore sales of sulphuric acid from its Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in north-west Queensland. The acid would be produced as a by-product of the processing methodology being assessed in the Walford Creek feasibility study. The company is looking at establishing a cobalt… ...

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Mar 01, 2018
Aeon sitting pretty with copper-cobalt plans

Aeon sitting pretty with copper-cobalt plans

New resource estimates for the Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in north-west Queensland have allowed Aeon Metals to shift its focus to a high-grade development model. The company is looking at establishing a cobalt roasting plant, with an end product of cobalt oxide, as part of the process flow sheet for the site. A scoping study… ...

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