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Jan 12, 2022
Drilling on Alice River comes up trumps

Drilling on Alice River comes up trumps

Pacgold has recorded some of its best results yet at the Alice River gold project, west of Cooktown on Cape York. Assay results from the latest drilling campaign have returned 17m at 9.6g/t gold from 195m including a 3m zone grading at 21g/t gold and 6m @ 6.5g/t Au from 218m including 1m @ 26.1g/t Au from 223m. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members only.Log In Register ...

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Jan 12, 2022
Test-fire success for NQ rocket launch plans

Test-fire success for NQ rocket launch plans

Gilmour Space Technologies is blasting towards its goal of launching Australia’s first sovereign-made rocket from North Queensland this year. The Queensland company has successfully completed a 110-kilonewton test fire of the most powerful rocket engine ever developed in Australia. The 75-second test was a major milestone for Gilmour Space, which is developing rockets to launching… This con...

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Jan 11, 2022
Flood-damaged rail lines reopen

Flood-damaged rail lines reopen

Queensland’s Western and South Western train lines have been repaired and reopened after recent flooding damaged tracks, forcing parts of the rail network to close for weeks. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said crews worked quickly and safely to repair more than 4000m of track. “When wild weather lashed the state late last… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members o...

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Jan 11, 2022
NQ copper-molybdenum project takes explorer’s eye

NQ copper-molybdenum project takes explorer’s eye

First Au is eyeing a copper-molybdenum opportunity in North Queensland, entering an agreement which could see it lay claim on the Mount Turner project. The company has entered a binding terms sheet with British Columbian explorer Essex Minerals for the option to earn an initial 51 per cent interest through $2.5 million expenditure. It would… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Jan 11, 2022
Backing for tech to aid mine site management

Backing for tech to aid mine site management

Queensland start-up company Envirometrics.io has secured $240,000 in venture capital to advance technology to aid the environmental management of mine sites. Envirometrics.io’s Mine-R uses artificial intelligence to analyse satellite imagery and track a mine site’s environmental progress. With investment from Galileo Ventures, Envirometrics.io will proceed with plans to release a proto...

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Jan 11, 2022
Mining kicks off at Austral’s Anthill site

Mining kicks off at Austral’s Anthill site

The Anthill fleet is shifting overburden and is on track to start mining ore at the North-West Queensland copper site in April, Austral Resources Australia says. It has hailed the start of bulk mining on January 7 as a key development milestone, with Austral’s team of employees and contractors ‘transforming a paddock into a mine’… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jan 10, 2022
Assay results extend exploration at Greater Duchess

Assay results extend exploration at Greater Duchess

Carnaby is escalating follow-up exploration with assays confirming the Nil Desperandum deposit is coming into form. The deposit is part of the Greater Duchess lease located in the Mount Isa inlier. The excitement is the result of recent drilling with intersections of 60.3m grading at 0.9 per cent copper,  256m grading at 0.1 g/t gold, a… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Jan 10, 2022
Resources sector considered critical as COVID rules change

Resources sector considered critical as COVID rules change

Workers in the resources sector are among those considered ‘critical’ under new rules to ensure the provision of essential services. They are among Queensland workers who’ll be able to continue to provide essential services while they are classified close contacts. Others sectors include groceries, petrol, energy, water and freight. Workers will need to be fully… This content is...

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Jan 10, 2022
Second major Cape York silica find for Diatreme

Second major Cape York silica find for Diatreme

Galalar silica project developer Diatreme Resources has hailed the discovery of a second high-grade silica sand resource on Cape York in the form of its Si 2 North project. Ausrocks has estimated a maiden inferred mineral resource of 53.2 million tonnes grading at 99.32 per cent silicon dioxide Si 2 North. Diatreme chief executive officer… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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