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Oct 30, 2020
Spotlight on Queensland’s critical minerals might

Spotlight on Queensland’s critical minerals might

A raft of Queensland projects targeting critical minerals such as vanadium, graphite and cobalt are being promoted in an Association of Mining and Exploration Companies initiative. AMEC has compiled an investment opportunities document to pique investor and company interests in the critical minerals sector domestically and internationally. The document contains project information for a ra...

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Oct 30, 2020
Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Aeon Metals is turning to the sun to power its proposed Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sun Cable to provide an energy solution for the operation. Sun Cable has been hitting the headlines for its $22 billion plan to build the world’s largest dispatchable solar and battery power station in the Northern Terri...

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Oct 27, 2020
Castillo’s Big One drilling campaign kicks off

Castillo’s Big One drilling campaign kicks off

Castillo Copper has kicked off a significant drilling campaign at the Big One deposit within the Mount Oxide project in North-West Queensland. The work will include more than 35 reverse circulation drill holes for about 4385m and an incremental 160m diamond drilling campaign targetingtwo drill-holes. It aims to confirm the extension of known mineralisation at the site, especially how deep h...

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Oct 27, 2020
Centrex maintains Ardmore optimism

Centrex maintains Ardmore optimism

Centrex Metals remains ‘quietly optimistic’ about financing its Ardmore phosphate project, with hopes its timing will dovetail with improved prices, according to executive chairman Graham Chrisp. In the meantime, the company is looking for contractors for a three to four-week mining campaign in the first quarter the next year. It plans to mine 25,000 tonnes to provide material for prosp...

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Oct 27, 2020
Positive study results for  $220m vanadium project

Positive study results for $220m vanadium project

Horizon Minerals has announced positive prefeasibility study results for a proposed $220 million vanadium mine in North West Queensland. The study was completed for the Richmond – Julia Creek vanadium joint venture project, based on shallow open-pit mining over an initial life of 20 years. It was focused on the Lilyvale deposit within that project, with a maiden open pit ore reserve of 45...

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Oct 26, 2020
Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Drilling highlights Dugald River growth potential

Early results from a near-mine drilling program at MMG Dugald River suggest a wider zinc ore body than originally expected, at relatively shallow depth, the company says. MMG said further detail would be provided as results came to hand, with the potential for it to support mine life extension or the expansion of the operation. Dugald River is targeting zinc production approaching 200,000 t...

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Oct 26, 2020
Alliance partners agree to more work at Hamilton

Alliance partners agree to more work at Hamilton

South32 and AusQuest have agreed to further drilling at the Hamilton copper project, about 120km south of the world-class Cannington silver-lead mine. AusQuest announced today it had completed assessment of assay results from a recent drilling program at Hamilton, which is subject to a StrategicAlliance Agreement (SAA) with South32. It said key parameters (potassic and sericite alteration) ...

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Oct 26, 2020
LNP plans new chief to drive North West minerals growth

LNP plans new chief to drive North West minerals growth

The LNP has committed to appointing a new Deputy Coordinator-General dedicated to unlocking the development of the North West Minerals Province if it wins government. The Townsville-based Deputy Coordinator-General would have sweeping powers to fast-track and bring government departments together to resolve bureaucratic hold-ups and coordinate approvals. “The LNP’s Deputy Coordinator-Ge...

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Oct 22, 2020
Glencore signed up for $249m Sandvik deal

Glencore signed up for $249m Sandvik deal

Sandvik has revealed details of a $249 million deal to supply machinery including drills, loaders and trucks for Glencore Queensland Metals operations over six years. A Sandvik DD421 development drill supplied last month was the first piece of equipment under the deal, which covers Glencore’s underground mobile mining equipment and aftermarket parts. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology glo...

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