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Bowen Basin

Oct 26, 2020
Study backs $85m coal project as ‘attractive’ proposition

Study backs $85m coal project as ‘attractive’ proposition

A bankable feasibility study has given the official thumbs up for Stanmore Coal’s $85 million Isaac Downs project. Isaac Downs would be developed as a satellite operation to Stanmore’s Isaac Plains Complex near Moranbah, with an expected output of 2.5Mtpa saleable coking coal. The company said the project had been established as an attractive investment proposition, with an all-...

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Sep 29, 2020
Red-letter day for Pembroke Resources

Red-letter day for Pembroke Resources

Olive Downs has already assembled the key elements required to commence construction following the grant of the Bowen Basin project’s mining leases, Pembroke Resources says. This includes securing access to power, water, rail and port, even as finance and offtake partners are finalised.  The mining leases granted today represented the final major approval hurdle to commence the f...

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Sep 24, 2020
Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Drilling contractor tops mining awards

Central Queensland drilling contractor Gas Field Services has been named the 2020 Queensland Mining Contractor of the Year, for excellence in productivity, safety and innovation. The title was announced at a sold-out, 350-person black-tie gala held last night in Mackay to celebrate the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards. Gas Field Services took out the Safety Initiative Award and were strong co...

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Sep 01, 2020
New safety measures to fight lung dust disease

New safety measures to fight lung dust disease

New standards apply from this week to reduce coal and silica dust exposure for workers in Queensland’s quarries and mines. The allowable limit for respirable coal dust is cut to 1.5 milligrams per cubic metre from 2.5 and from 1 to 0.05 milligrams per cubic metre for silica dust. The measure follows a nationwide review by Safework Australia and aims to protect workers from t...

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Aug 20, 2020
Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

Top of their game – mining award finalists revealed

A world-first tablet for underground mining, economic rehabilitation at Century mine and a very slick looking underground grader are among the top-notch projects short-listed in a key resource industry awards event. This year’s finalists have been revealed for the Queensland Mining Awards, with winners to be revealed in five weeks’ time at the gala awards dinner in Mackay. Bowen Bas...

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Aug 17, 2020
Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Stratanet offers lightweight cladding alternative

Wilson Mining has released a new polypropylene alternative to steel mesh for roof and wall cladding applications in underground mines. The Mastermyne-owned company describes Stratanet as a lightweight, corrosion-resistant and multi-directional high-strength alternative to steel. A honeycomb design helps to distribute the load of any loose debris, having undergone several iterations to prov...

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Aug 07, 2020
Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Count on mining to prevent COVID-19 spread

Queenslanders can count on the resources industry to continue to strictly comply with all government protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the community, said the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The industry was working closely with the State Government and office of the Chief Health Officer (CHO) to prevent the spread of the virus, especially into regional areas, and will do what...

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Jul 06, 2020
Lessons from Defence in managing postings

Lessons from Defence in managing postings

The business of mining can be rewarding but it throws up challenges for both the staff member, his or her partner and the kids. The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has a sophisticated program for helping its members handle remote area work demands. In the first of a series of articles, the ADF outlines its approach to tackling issues involving postings. That includes changing bases, state...

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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 chief executive officer Tania Constable sai...

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