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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Tech...

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Jun 19, 2020
Resource blow for Evolution at Mount Carlton

Resource blow for Evolution at Mount Carlton

Evolution Mining has been forced to drop about 75,000 ounces of gold from its Mount Carlton life of mine plan. It follows an extensive grade control infill program of 204 drill holes (33,000m) to update the North Queensland site’s resource block model. Evolution is now looking at ways to maximise the future value of the asset, including work on the nearby Crush Creek Joint Venture pro...

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Jun 17, 2020
High-riding Hino with increased power

High-riding Hino with increased power

The new Hino 500 Series GT 1528 promises better power and torque, higher axle capacities, larger GVM and an increased payload. The new model features standard fitment of the Allison 2500 Series true automatic transmission. “Given the challenging conditions in which the GT 4×4 operates, the Allison automatic allows the driver to concentrate on safely traversing the terrain without t...

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Jun 11, 2020
Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX  tenements near Cloncurry

Rio Tinto takes up ActivEX tenements near Cloncurry

ActivEX has sold two of its tenements in the Cloncurry area to global miner Rio Tinto for $50,000. The company announced the sale and purchase agreement today for EPMs 14955 and 17805. If exploration of the ground proves successful ActivEX also stands to receive a 1.25 per cent net smelter royalty for the first 10 years of production. The tenements are among a land parcel of more than 10...

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Jun 10, 2020
Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Arya offers up ‘exceptional’ targets at Mount Oxide

Castillo Copper believes it is on a rapid trajectory towards becoming a mid-tier copper group as it announces ‘exceptional drill targets’ interpreted at the Arya prospect within the Mount Oxide project. The company has highlighted a primary massive sulphide target up to 130m thick, based on the inferred thickness of the geophysical conductor. It stretches about 1500m by 450m, and l...

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Jun 05, 2020
Tailings offer a beachhead for production at Tick Hill

Tailings offer a beachhead for production at Tick Hill

It looks like being a tailings led start for junior gold miner Carnaby Resources in north west Queensland. The company has just released its Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) on mining the historic Tick Hill site 110 km south-east of Mount Isa. Drilling at Tick Hill Carnaby’s primary goal remained the discovery of the fault offset of the Tick Hill orebody said managing director Rob Watkins. ...

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Jun 05, 2020
Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

Resources hold up under COVID-19 pressure

The latest improved trade figures and a new defence deal have highlighted the significance of Australia’s minerals sector. Total resources and energy exports in the four weeks to April were up by 1.4 per cent on the same period last year to $92.1 billion, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “Iron ore continues to be a key contributor with exports t...

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Jun 04, 2020
MOU sets up critical minerals opportunities

MOU sets up critical minerals opportunities

A new agreement paves the way towards Australia becoming a major source of minerals to feed India’s manufacturing sector and its defence and space capabilities. Australia and India today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on critical minerals. The announcement was a key outcome of the virtual meeting between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indian Prime Minister Narendra M...

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Jun 04, 2020
Cracow gold mine to change hands in $125m deal

Cracow gold mine to change hands in $125m deal

Aeris Resources is forking out up to $125 million to buy the Cracow gold mine in Central Queensland from Evolution Mining. The companies have entered a binding agreement for the sale, expected to close around the end of this month. The acquisition includes a tenement package covering 903sq km, and Aeris says it aims to aggressively invest in exploration to increase the resource base at Crac...

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