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Feb 09, 2021
Here’s the drill for Zenith exploration

Here’s the drill for Zenith exploration

Zenith Minerals has revealed its plans for stepped up exploration activity at three keys sites this year – including two Queensland projects. The company said its primary focus would be on the Red Mountain gold project and Develin Creek copper-zinc project, along with Split Rocks in Western Australia. It plans more than 1500m of diamond drilling, 5000m of RC drilling,6000m of aircore ...

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Feb 09, 2021
Hammer firms hopes at Trafalgar

Hammer firms hopes at Trafalgar

New results have confirmed the potential for a significant copper-gold deposit at the Trafalgar discovery in North-West Queensland, Hammer Metals says. Hammer Metals extended a drilling program at the Mount Isa East JOGMEC joint venture after two holes drilled in December resulted in significant intercepts. A hole drilled from the west between the two previous holes returned assay results i...

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Feb 08, 2021
Report questions McArthur River impact

Report questions McArthur River impact

A new report on McArthur River Mine says sacred Indigenous sites and an important river system face irreversible damage if operations continue unabated. It highlights issues including acid build-up in waste rock that was misclassified as harmless and seepage from a tailings dam into groundwater and nearby creeks. UNSW engineering associate professor Fiona Johnson, one of the report’s contri...

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Feb 08, 2021
Tungsten firm on hunt for expansion funds

Tungsten firm on hunt for expansion funds

Mount Carbine tungsten mine owner EQ Resources has engaged Rock Financial Advisory to secure funding to expand the Far North Queensland operation. EQ Resources expects to start approaching commercial and government financiers for debt funding within the next two weeks. EQ Resources, in joint venture with CRONIMET Group, has shipped concentrate to tungsten manufacturers in the US, Europe and...

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Feb 08, 2021
Asset surveillance conducted in real time

Asset surveillance conducted in real time

When you’re putting a $170,000 piece of kit down a 4m diameter, 230m-long ventilation shaft that’s drawing 100 cubic metres of air a second, you want to be sure you know what you’re doing. That piece of kit is reporting on the structural integrity of what is an integral feature in the design of modern mining systems. SEAM Surveys recently tied their experience to a SLAM service in the Centr...

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Feb 08, 2021
Secret for real estate recovery

Secret for real estate recovery

Carmichael Mine has been a big factor in helping dig at least two Queensland regional centres out of a real estate rut. But the catalyst for significantly increased residential market activity is owed to government incentives say North Queensland property specialists, Knight Frank. The mine is recording 1,600 movements a month through Rockhampton airport where vacancy rates in the city are ...

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Feb 08, 2021
New target at Big Rush gold tenements

New target at Big Rush gold tenements

Great Northern Minerals has identified a new area of interest at the Big Rush gold project in North Queensland dubbed Mikes Anomaly. Rockchip samples collected along the spine of a previously undrilled largearsenic anomaly have returned assay results including 26.64 g/t gold. The company describes the area as a stand-out drill target for 2021 and plans to go through the approval process for...

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Feb 08, 2021
Unions fight workplace law change

Unions fight workplace law change

Unions are stating their case against the Morrison Government’s proposed workplace law changes in a Senate inquiry in Townsville. The CFMEU Mining Division’s submission to the IR Omnibus Bill Senate Inquiry argues that the Bill gives big mining and labour hire companies a free pass to exploit casual workers in roles that are in practice full-time.  It says the Bill seeks to ...

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Feb 08, 2021
Contractor named for $22m sugar shed revamp

Contractor named for $22m sugar shed revamp

Sugar Terminals Limited has appointed BESIX Watpac to deliver a $22 million project at its Townsville Bulk Sugar Terminal. The company is replacing the roofs on Shed 1 and Shed 2 during 2021 and 2022. The work is expected to kick off next month and will extend the life of the sugar export infrastructure in Townsville by at least 40 years. STL chief executive officer David Quinn said the ...

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