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Jul 29, 2021
Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

Rock-solid milestone for $232m port upgrade

The largest infrastructure project in the Port of Townsville’s history has reached a major milestone with the completion of the $232 million Channel Upgrade project’s rock wall.  Constructing the 2.2km rock wall is the first critical step in widening Townsville’s shipping channel to allow larger ships, up to 300m, to access the port.  The material… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Big lift for Port of Townsville loading capacity

Big lift for Port of Townsville loading capacity

A new $30 million Berth 4 Crane and Cargo Terminal is set to supercharge the loading and unloading of container vessels at Port of Townsville. The terminal’s completion has been marked by the debut of the port’s new Liebherr Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore crane.   Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the 100m tall crane would comfortably… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

Mastermyne engaged for Cook Colliery restart

QCoal Group subsidiary Constellation Mining has engaged Mastermyne Group to resurrect operations at the mothballed Cook Colliery, near Blackwater. Former Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining went into voluntary administration late in 2019 after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls in the mine. The project will be restarted over two distinct phases, with the first phase… ...

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Jul 29, 2021
Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Silica step enhances copper smelter yield

Glencore Mount Isa Mines has started using a technique known as silica banking within the copper smelter’s Pierce-Smith Converters to improve its overall copper yield and reduce the amount of valuable copper lost to waste. The idea to trial silica banking at the Mount Isa copper smelter came from one of Glencore’s overseas smelting operations…. ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Hinchinbrook sites for aquaculture growth

Hinchinbrook sites for aquaculture growth

Two new Hinchinbrook Shire sites have been earmarked as principal areas for the development of aquaculture ventures. Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Minister Mark Furner said identifying the new Aquaculture Development Areas (ADAs) cleared the way for the industry to grow. “My vision is to make Queensland the aquaculture capital of the world,” Mr Furner… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Trade opportunities abound with Glencore

Glencore is on the hunt for about 40 apprentices to kickstart their careers in the North-West and Resources Minister Scott Stewart is encouraging Queenslanders to put their hands up. Applications close on August 8 for Glencore Queensland Metals’ 2022 Apprenticeship Program. The successful applicants will start work in January next year at Glencore’s mineral operations… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Stanwell seeks Meandu mine extension

Stanwell seeks Meandu mine extension

Electricity generator Stanwell aims to extend its Meandu mine by about 186ha to continue to supply the Tarong power stations through to the forecast technical end of their lives. The thermal coal mine is located 45km south-east of Kingaroy, in Queensland’s South Burnett region. The proposed 7 per cent extension of the mining area within… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

Contracts awarded for Millennium restart

M Mining has executed contracts with Australian Mining Rehabilitation and MCC Group as it prepares to start operations at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal mine. Australian Mining Rehabilitation has secured a $30 million contract covering drill and blasting, overburden mining and coal mining activities from August. M Mining said AMR would work with auger… ...

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Jul 28, 2021
Golden Mile mining lease granted

Golden Mile mining lease granted

The mining lease for Tombola Gold’s Golden Mile project near Cloncurry has been granted for a term of 10 years. In an announcement to ASX today, the company said it would now fast track all aspects to progress to production and that ‘more positive news is imminent’. Earlier this week Tombola, formerly Ausmex Mining Group,… ...

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