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Oct 08, 2020
Long-distance solution for process plant problems

Long-distance solution for process plant problems

New Smart Glasses will help mineral processing experts troubleshoot issues at plants thousands of kilometres away thanks to work at Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute. A team at the Julius Kruttschnitt Minerals Research Centre has adapted a software and technology package to improve the safety and effectiveness of remote mine site surveying. It integrates camera-equipped Smar...

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Oct 08, 2020
Activists target Adani work site in water protest

Activists target Adani work site in water protest

Police were called to a construction site on Adani’s Carmichael coal project rail corridor this morning, where a group of activists was staging a protest – with one chained to a cattle grid. Frontline Action on Coal said the action came as Adani faced court proceedings over its scheme to pump water from the Suttor River. An Adani Australia spokeswoman confirmed around midday that p...

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Oct 08, 2020
Bullish coal junior favours fast lane to production

Bullish coal junior favours fast lane to production

Bowen Coking Coal is bullish on the future of metallurgical coal as it drives two key Queensland projects towards ‘shovel-ready’ status as quickly as possible. The company made major announcements last week on advances at the Broadmeadow East and Isaac River coking coal projects in the Moranbah region. Both would be open-pit operations using contract mining and each could generate aroun...

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Oct 08, 2020
Report highlights ‘green’ jobs potential for Queensland

Report highlights ‘green’ jobs potential for Queensland

Townsville, Gladstone and Mackay have the workforce and infrastructurenecessary to be leaders in the clean industries of the future, according to a new report. The report, from the Climate Council, highlights the state’s natural resources as driving its potential to become a world leader in renewable energy, as well as in industries such as clean manufacturing, minerals processing and re...

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Oct 08, 2020
QRC defends anti-Greens campaign for mining jobs

QRC defends anti-Greens campaign for mining jobs

A campaign to advocate for Queensland’s resources industry and the 372,000 people who rely on it for jobs is long overdue, the Queensland Resources Council says. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane was commenting after a number of major mining companies this week expressed opposition or suspended their membership of his organisation over its specific anti-Greens messaging in State election ma...

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Oct 07, 2020
Budget boost for council roads, infrastructure works

Budget boost for council roads, infrastructure works

The Federal Budget has set aside an additional $1 billion to flow through local councils in a bid to create jobs through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure (LRCI) Program. This builds on the existing $500 million commitment made in May for LRCI which has already seen more than 1800 projects approved for funding nation-wide. Other funding commitments re-affirmed include money for ...

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Oct 07, 2020
Jadar appoints GM to lead silver mine restart

Jadar appoints GM to lead silver mine restart

Jadar Resources has appointed a general manager to lead the Texas silver mine back into production at the Granite Belt Silver Project in the Goondiwindi region of southern Queensland.. It comes after Jadar Resources announced last month that it had completed due diligence on the assets and was moving ahead with the acquisition under a deal with the liquidators of Moreton Resources. Alastair...

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Oct 07, 2020
BHP ditches QRC over election stance

BHP ditches QRC over election stance

Major mining company BHP has suspended its Queensland Resources Council (QRC) membership over election advertising specifically targeting the Greens. The company said it had expressed its opposition to this advertising approach and had formally requested that it be withdrawn. But this had not occurred. It follows the QRC urging Queenslanders not to support the Greens party this October 31, ...

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Oct 07, 2020
Big Rush results point to potential large gold resource

Big Rush results point to potential large gold resource

Great Northern Minerals says drilling results are continuing to point to a significant gold system at its Big Rush project south of Greenvale in North Queensland. The historical mine site is part of the Golden Ant group of projects the Perth-based company acquired in August 2019, which also includes the former Camel Creek and Golden Cup gold mines. Today Great Northern Minerals released res...

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