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Base metals

Oct 30, 2020
Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Aeon Metals is turning to the sun to power its proposed Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sun Cable to provide an energy solution for the operation. Sun Cable has been hitting the headlines for its $22 billion plan to build the world’s largest… ...

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Oct 27, 2020
Castillo’s Big One drilling campaign kicks off

Castillo’s Big One drilling campaign kicks off

Castillo Copper has kicked off a significant drilling campaign at the Big One deposit within the Mount Oxide project in North-West Queensland. The work will include more than 35 reverse circulation drill holes for about 4385m and an incremental 160m diamond drilling campaign targetingtwo drill-holes. It aims to confirm the extension of known mineralisation at… ...

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Oct 26, 2020
Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Early results from a near-mine drilling program at MMG Dugald River suggest a wider zinc ore body than originally expected, at relatively shallow depth, the company says. MMG said further detail would be provided as results came to hand, with the potential for it to support mine life extension or the expansion of the operation…. ...

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Oct 22, 2020
Cannington adds AD63 truck to underground fleet

Cannington adds AD63 truck to underground fleet

South32 Cannington is set to put the largest underground truck in the Cat product line to work. The North West Queensland operation took delivery last month of the world’s first AD63 to site, according to dealer Hastings Deering. With a 63-tonne payload, the AD63 boasts a Euro Stage V engine and tilt cab for easier… ...

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Oct 22, 2020
$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

$1 trillion needed for energy transition metals

More than $US1 trillion of investment will be needed in metals such as aluminium, cobalt, copper, nickel and lithium over the next 15 years to meet the growing demands of decarbonisation, according to analysts Wood Mackenzie. This is almost double the figure invested over the previous 15 years. “One can argue about both the pace… ...

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Oct 20, 2020
Aeon explores new Mount Isa region targets

Aeon explores new Mount Isa region targets

Aeon Metals has started drilling at the Beauchamp target, about 100km west of Mount Isa. The company attracted a $200,000 Collaborative Exploration Initiative grant for the work and says Beauchamp has clear similarities with the geophysical signatures of a number of world-class Iron-Oxide-Copper-Gold (IOCG) deposits, including Ernest Henry. A diamond drill hole (with an RC… ...

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Oct 19, 2020
Thomson tests the ground for Chillagoe deal

Thomson tests the ground for Chillagoe deal

Thomson Resources is due to kick off a soil auger drilling program west of Chillagoe from this week in preliminary explorations for its planned Queensland Gold Project acquisition. The project comprises six EPMs (Exploration Permit for Minerals), five ofwhich are granted, in an area near the Mungana, Red Dome and King Vol mining operations. The… ...

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Oct 09, 2020
Thalanga beats previous copper record by 51 per cent

Thalanga beats previous copper record by 51 per cent

Red River Resources has reported record quarterly copper production from its Thalanga operation in North Queensland – with a 51 per cent increase on last quarter’s bumper result. With stable mine production and mill throughput during the first quarter of 2020-21, the company produced 4073 tonnes of copper concentrate, up from 2696 tonnes in the… ...

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Sep 28, 2020
Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Port of Townsville has reported a 6.5 per cent increase in freight passing over its wharves last financial year, with exports of mineral concentrates and fertiliser listed as key factors in that growth. It reported a $13.87 million net profit for 2019/20 and a saw almost 8.2 million tonnes of freight shifted at its Townsville… ...

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