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Sep 21, 2021
Inspectorate issues safety report after coal mine death

Inspectorate issues safety report after coal mine death

Two coal mine workers were using a QDS Bolter to drill application holes for a cavity fill product when a deadly roof fall happened at Crinum mine last week, an early report from the safety regulator says. Resources Health and Safety Queensland has released a safety alert stemming from the fatal incident that occurred about 11pm… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil...

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Sep 21, 2021
Drilling kicks off in Big Rocks Weir studies

Drilling kicks off in Big Rocks Weir studies

A geotechnical drilling program is underway to advance the $60 million Big Rocks Weir project 26km north of Charters Towers. Proponent Charters Towers Regional Council hopes to have pre-construction activities complete by October this year. Charters Towers Mayor Frank Beveridge said the start of the drilling was exciting news for the region. “This past week… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Sep 21, 2021
Meeting of minds at Mount Isa Mines

Meeting of minds at Mount Isa Mines

Students from throughout Queensland are in Mount Isa this week for the Oresome Minds Camp run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), the education arm of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). The students were meant to travel to the mining city earlier in the year, but a COVID-19 lockdown put paid to those… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ G...

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Sep 21, 2021
New Hope back in black despite New Acland woes

New Hope back in black despite New Acland woes

New Hope Group has delivered a pre-tax profit of $111 million despite the New Acland mine’s uncertain future continuing to drag down the thermal coal-focused business. Chief executive officer Reinhold Schmidt said a number of factors contributed to the result for the year to July 31, 2021, which followed a $226 million loss in the… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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Sep 21, 2021
Battery electric vehicles in gold mine trial

Battery electric vehicles in gold mine trial

Western Australian gold producer Gold Fields will work with Sandvik to trial new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) as part of a major production study to run over the next two years. Under a deal between the two companies, Gold Fields’ St Ives operation in WA’s Eastern Goldfields will become the first mine in Australia to… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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Sep 21, 2021
Skills crunch threatens state’s resource sector

Skills crunch threatens state’s resource sector

A shortage of skilled workers is the No.1 threat to the future viability of Queensland’s resources sector, according to a survey of mining bosses. The latest State of the Sector report shows a combination of COVID-related border restrictions, less skilled migration and interstate competition for workers has created a perfect storm of labour shortages at… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Sep 20, 2021
‘Outstanding’ silver results from MaCauley Creek

‘Outstanding’ silver results from MaCauley Creek

The MaCauley Creek project in North Queensland is serving up high-grade results of up to 7.04 per cent copper and 2250g/t silver for Inca Minerals. The company reported ‘outstanding’ high-grade copper and silver assay results from a 110-sample rock chip program completed recently at the project. MaCauley Creek is just south of the Mount Moss… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Sep 20, 2021
First coal from Mavis Downs-Millennium

First coal from Mavis Downs-Millennium

M Mining produced its first metallurgical coal from the Mavis Downs pit in Central Queensland over the weekend as prices for the commodity soared to new heights. Matt Latimore, M Mining A joint venture of M Resources and Stanmore Resources (MetRes) acquired the mothballed Mavis Downs and Millennium site from Peabody Energy in July, with M Mining… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Sep 20, 2021
Financial close for FNQ green power hub

Financial close for FNQ green power hub

Renewable energy company Neoen has completed financial close for the $370 million Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland. Civil works are already underway on the project after EPC contractor Vestas was provided with notice to proceed in May. The project set to deliver more than 250 construction jobs and to generate 457 GWh… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civi...

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