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Jul 20, 2016
State flags new exploration opportunities

State flags new exploration opportunities

The Queensland Government released its first annual exploration forward program today, setting out the 826sq km to be made available for minerals, coal, and petroleum and gas exploration over the next 12 months. The seven areas range from Cloncurry in the north-west, through the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland, to near Surat in the south-west…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Jul 20, 2016
NQ miner goes into administration

NQ miner goes into administration

Mount Garnet miner Consolidated Tin Mines has entered voluntary administration. Consolidated Tin chairman Ralph De Lacey said the delay in the receipt of working capital funding announced in February had caused much concern and stress to the company. “The directors see voluntary administration as the only option now to allow time to secure working capital… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Jul 17, 2016
Piping hot progress for giant Jemena project

Piping hot progress for giant Jemena project

The first lengths of coated line pipe to be used on the Northern Gas Pipeline are rolling out in China, signalling a major project milestone. NGP project director Jonathan Spink said the roll out of the first 19m length of coated line pipe occurred in June, just weeks after the start of production of the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’...

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Jul 15, 2016
Moura commemorates coalfields disaster

Moura commemorates coalfields disaster

A memorial service will be held in Moura, Central Queensland, tomorrow (Saturday) to commemorate 12 miners killed on July 16, 1986 in an underground explosion at the Moura No.4 coal mine. CFMEU Mines and Energy Queensland District president Stephen Smyth, Queensland Mines and Natural Resources Minister Anthony Lynham and Chief Inspector of Coal Mines Russell… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Jul 14, 2016
Works ramp up on $51m Townsville utilities upgrade

Works ramp up on $51m Townsville utilities upgrade

Work on the first major package of Townsville’s four-year, $51 million CBD Utilities Upgrade project has begun. Townsville City Council and head contractor BMD Constructions kicked off the works today on a section of Flinders St West between Blackwood and Fletcher streets. Works in three other locations will commence over the next six weeks, including… This content is for iQ Industry ...

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Jul 14, 2016
New airport boss shares ‘Gateway’ goals

New airport boss shares ‘Gateway’ goals

New Rockhampton Airport manager Scott Waters has hit the ground running with a proposed rebranding plan to position the facility firmly on the Northern Australia radar. Mr Waters is working with Rockhampton Regional Council Mayor Margaret Strelow and Airport Committee Chair Cr Neil Fisher to rebrand the airport – The Gateway to Northern Australia. The… This content is for iQ Industry Queens...

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Jul 13, 2016
US spy infiltrated Roma oil operation

US spy infiltrated Roma oil operation

  The year was 1924 when an undercover American geologist managed to weed his way onto an Australian oil drilling project on the outskirts of Roma with the intention of leaking information back to the United States. The year prior, The Lander Oil Company had landed on the scene and had set up the first… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ MinerR...

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Jul 13, 2016
Gas hub springs from pioneers’ search for water

Gas hub springs from pioneers’ search for water

More than 100 years ago a search for water pushed the small Queensland town of Roma into an unexpected boom and saw the birth of Australia’s oil and gas industries. In 1900 the town began drilling a well named QG No.2 (QG No.1 had been unsuccessful) as a solution to water shortages in the region…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, ...

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Jul 13, 2016
Pioneer prospectors set up shop

Pioneer prospectors set up shop

They were drawn to Far North Queensland by news of gold finds on the Palmer River, but it was a retail empire that helped Scotsman William Jack and Irishman John Newell become household names throughout the region. The pair played a key role in the birth of the Herberton tin mining district in the 1880s… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s...

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