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Sep 15, 2021
Deadly rock fall at Crinum coal mine

Deadly rock fall at Crinum coal mine

A miner has been killed after a fall of rock from the roof at the Crinum underground coal mine near Emerald overnight. Mackay-based contractor Mastermyne Group has been carrying out work to restart the mothballed site as a bord and pillar mining operation for owner Sojitz Blue. “This is a tragic event and our immediate… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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Sep 15, 2021
Green light for Saint Elmo vanadium mine

Green light for Saint Elmo vanadium mine

Multicom Resources plans to start construction of its $250 million Saint Elmo vanadium operation next year, paving the way for 250 mine jobs. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Multicom was ‘first cab off the rank’ in an exciting new era for Queensland’s resources sector. “Vanadium is a new economy mineral that will fuel Queensland’s future as… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Sep 14, 2021
Major setback for miners’ bid to split from CFMEU

Major setback for miners’ bid to split from CFMEU

The Fair Work Commission has dealt a major blow to the mining and energy division’s bid to split from the CFMEU. A commission full bench dismissed an application for a member ballot on the issue. Mining and energy division general president Tony Maher described the decision as a disappointing setback. “We will take a close look… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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Sep 14, 2021
Wired up for wind farm development

Wired up for wind farm development

Work has kicked off on transmission upgrades for the first Queensland Renewable Energy Zone and the $373 million Kaban Green Power Hub. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said Neoen’s Kaban Green Power Hub was the first of many renewable projects within the Northern Queensland Renewable Energy Zone, which adds an additional… This content is for iQ Industry Queenslan...

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Sep 14, 2021
Maas builds CQ stable with Gladstone quarry deal

Maas builds CQ stable with Gladstone quarry deal

Maas Group Holdings is firming its foothold in the Central Queensland quarry and construction sector with the purchase of the Earth Commodities hard rock quarry operation in Gladstone. It comes after the acquisition of Amcor Quarries near Rockhampton and the Amcor Excavations plant hire business near Moura earlier this year for almost $20 million in… This content is for iQ Industry Queensla...

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Sep 14, 2021
Komatsu trials autonomous water truck

Komatsu trials autonomous water truck

Komatsu has been trialing an autonomous water truck, with plans for a commercial release in 2022 to help enhance safety and productivity in mines. The technology on the concept HD785-7 truck piggybacks on the company’s proven Autonomous Haulage System (AHS). Komatsu’s AHS enables the water truck to travel autonomously on a pre-defined haul road and work… This content is for iQ Industr...

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Sep 14, 2021
‘Highly encouraging’ Alice River results

‘Highly encouraging’ Alice River results

The first diamond drill hole in more than 25 years at Far North Queensland’s Alice River gold project has revealed multiple visible gold occurrences, Pacgold says. The company is undertaking an exploration program including a high-resolution IP geophysics survey completed over the project’s northern, central and southern targets and diamond drilling at the central target…. This ...

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Sep 14, 2021
Borer ready for Ross River crossing

Borer ready for Ross River crossing

A 300-tonne thrust and pull borer is set to begin directional drilling under the Ross River in Townsville to lay a new 900mm HDPE water main between Douglas and Condon. CivilPlus Constructions was awarded the contract to design and install the pipeline for a $5.3 million Townsville City Council project. The work will restore the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil...

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Sep 13, 2021
Austral Resources launches $89m float

Austral Resources launches $89m float

North-West Queensland copper producer Austral Resources expects to start trading on the ASX in November after an IPO due to open on Friday. The company is developing the new Anthill copper mine north of Mount Isa and operates a heap leach, solvent extraction and electrowinning (SXEW) processing facility at Mount Kelly, part of the Lady… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, i...

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