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Feb 24, 2021
Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

New Century Resources’ achievement in gaining an industry-first Estimated Rehabilitation Cost reduction for the Century mine is the subject of an AMEC Queensland webinar tomorrow (February 25). The Queensland Government last month agreed to a $14.1 million reduction in the ERC associated with the Century mining operations in the lower Gulf, taking the amount to $183.9 million. At the ...

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Feb 23, 2021
Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Townsville skills fit the bill for TECH jobs

Queensland Pacific Metals chief executive officer Stephen Grocott says former Queensland Nickel workers would have the skills to walk right into a job at the new TECH battery chemicals plant. Townsville’s skilled workforce was among the city’s big selling points when it came to selecting a site for the plant, which will process nickel laterite ore from New Caledonia into product to feed t...

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Feb 23, 2021
Zenith delves deeper at Red Mountain

Zenith delves deeper at Red Mountain

Zenith Minerals has started a follow-up drill program to a depth of 400m at its Red Mountain gold project in Central Queensland. It comes after the company intersected high-grade near-surface gold in the maiden and subsequent drill programs last year. The results last year included 13m grading at 8g/t gold and 3.2g/t silver, and 15m at 3.5g/t gold including 2m grading at 22.4g/t gold. “S...

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Feb 23, 2021
Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Cannington’s ‘turtley’ awesome adventure

Researchers are tracking a hawksbill turtle nicknamed ‘Cannington’ as miner South32 supports an initiative to help the endangered species. South32 Cannington mine has teamed up with Reef HQ Volunteers Association, James Cook University researchers and the Queensland Government for the project. A satellite tracking device was attached to the turtle in late January by researchers on Mil...

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Feb 23, 2021
Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

Suppliers urged to speak up on ‘anti-resources activism’

The Queensland Resources Council is urging businesses supplying the mining sector to have their say in an inquiry into the impact of recent banking and insurance policy changes on export industries. The QRC plans to highlight the impact of ‘anti-resources activism’ on the ability of some businesses to renew insurance policies and their ability to access finance. This will be part of its sub...

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Feb 22, 2021
TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

Queensland Pacific Metals is doubling the scale of its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant, with construction due to start next year. The company has formally committed to expanding the TECH project to process 1.2 – 1.5 million wet tpa ore, at least twice the capacity contemplated in the pre-feasibility study. The plant will produce nickel sulfate, cobalt sulfate, high purity a...

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Feb 21, 2021
Ravenswood Gold the subject of AusIMM tech talk

Ravenswood Gold the subject of AusIMM tech talk

Ravenswood Gold is the subject of an AusIMM tech talk to be held in March. The title is ‘Building Queensland’s Largest Gold Mine’. Ravenswood Gold is a private company owned by EMR Capital and SGX listed Golden Energy and Resources Limited.  The mine is located approximately 130km south of Townsville and 90km east of Charters Towers. The NQ AusIMM Branch has secured Gen...

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Feb 20, 2021
Copper to soar, with gold remaining strong

Copper to soar, with gold remaining strong

by Ross Louthean A leading metals market observer believes copper will outperform in 2021 while gold will have new but still positive dynamics. In his keynote speech to the RIU Explorers Conference in the Western Australian port city of Fremantle, Canaccord Genuity mining analyst Paul Howard said copper had “favourable medium supply-demand fundamentals”. Paul Howard Capricorn Co...

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Feb 20, 2021
Super Hans results please Sunshine Gold

Super Hans results please Sunshine Gold

Sunshine Gold has reported shallow, high-grade intercepts of gold from drilling at its Super Hans deposit within the Triumph project, 50km south of Gladstone. The company has drilled more than 4500m of a planned 7500m program at Triumph. Results from RC drilling at Super Hans include 16m at 5.48 g/t gold (including 7m at 10.64 g/t gold from 34m) and a 3m intercept grading at 12.95 g/t gold...

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