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Feb 25, 2021
Finalists named in prime construction award

Finalists named in prime construction award

A Queensland road project has been named among four finalists to compete for the 2021 Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA). The Bruce Highway Upgrade – Caloundra Rd to Sunshine Motorway involved upgrading the highway to six lanes and transforming two major interchanges. Constructed by a Fulton Hogan Seymour Whyte joint venture, the Sunshine Coast project featured Australia’s fi...

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Feb 25, 2021
Big Rush gold resource swells to 154,000oz

Big Rush gold resource swells to 154,000oz

Great Northern Minerals has announced a 220 per cent increase in the mineral resource at Big Rush in North Queensland to 154,000oz of gold. The updated resource estimate follows a 2020 drilling campaign which comprised a total of 22 reverse circulation holes for 3634m and four HQdiamond holes for 1040m. It resulted in an updated JORC 2012 resource of 3.53 million tonnes at 1.36 g/t gold for...

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Feb 25, 2021
Grease-tracking tech start-up born from lockdown

Grease-tracking tech start-up born from lockdown

A Queensland start-up founded by three engineers during COVID-19 lockdown has signed its first major contract with Glencore. GreaseBoss is set to provide intelligent grease application hardware and cloud tracking technology for the miner, beginning with the Oaky Creek North site in the Bowen Basin. The business also announced this week that it had been selected to join the Silicon Valley st...

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Feb 25, 2021
Jorss to lead coal junior into production

Jorss to lead coal junior into production

Bowen Coking Coal has appointed Stanmore Coal founder Nick Jorss as executive chairman to help lead the company into production in the Bowen Basin. Mr Jorss joined the board of Bowen Coking Coal in December 2018 as non-executive director. He said he was very pleased to be taking a more active role to help drive a period of rapid growth, underpinned by the near-term transition of the company...

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Feb 25, 2021
Mount Carbine owner seeks NAIF support

Mount Carbine owner seeks NAIF support

EQ Resources is making a bid for Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) funding to take its Mount Carbine tungsten operations to a new level. It argues the planned Mount Carbine upgrade and expansion aligns with the Commonwealth Government’s aim to support security of critical minerals and strengthen regional development. “The mine, first discovered in 1895, is being brough...

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Feb 25, 2021
Holy Grail of mining in sight

Holy Grail of mining in sight

The Holy Grail of mining is in sight from Queensland University. Scientists at the Sustainable Minerals Institute are embracing the concept of no-waste production. Environmental Geologist Dr Anita Parbhakar-Fox has been working on minimising mining impacts through waste characterisation since the mid-00s. Dr Anita Parbhakar Fox and Dr Laura Jackson onsite Dr Parbhakar-Fox describes wa...

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Feb 25, 2021
BHP crowd-sources solution to a pressing problem

BHP crowd-sources solution to a pressing problem

Jord International has been awarded the first contract under the BHP Supplier Innovation Program Challenge after coming up with a safety solution for the Caval Ridge mine wash plant. The fixed plant maintenance team at Caval Ridge, near Moranbah, was looking for a safer way to perform maintenance on the filter presses that remove moisture from coal rejects at the wash plant. BHP group procu...

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Feb 25, 2021
Short mining campaign underway at Ardmore

Short mining campaign underway at Ardmore

Centrex Metals says mining has commenced at the Ardmore phosphate project in North West Queensland to produce 25,000 to 30,000 tonnes of ore. The campaign is expected to run for about two weeks, with JDR Mining & Civil from Mount Isa as mining contractor. Centrex said it had already received interest from parties looking to purchase some of this product. And it was anticipated tha...

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Feb 24, 2021
Council blasts Adani over ‘disappointing’ actions

Council blasts Adani over ‘disappointing’ actions

Isaac Regional Council has lobbed a diplomatic hand-grenade at Adani, saying it has lost patience over a raft of grievances involving development of the controversial Carmichael coal mine.  But Bravus Mining & Resources – as Adani’s Australian mining business is now known – has accused the council of embarking on a smear campaign rather than following established di...

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