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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
Grant helps Mecha bring new dimension to business

Grant helps Mecha bring new dimension to business

A Gladstone business’s rapid reverse engineering system based on 3D printing is hoped to open new opportunities for manufacturing and engineering. Mecha – Engineered Mechanical Solutions has won $243,605 in funding through the State Government’s $13.5 million Regional Manufacturing Hubs Grants program to adopt world-leading technology and processes. Regional Development, Manufacturing...

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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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Feb 24, 2021
Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

Webinar spotlight on Century rehabilitation win

New Century Resources’ achievement in gaining an industry-first Estimated Rehabilitation Cost reduction for the Century mine is the subject of an AMEC Queensland webinar tomorrow (February 25). The Queensland Government last month agreed to a $14.1 million reduction in the ERC associated with the Century mining operations in the lower Gulf, taking the amount to $183.9 million. At the ...

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Feb 24, 2021
Regional focus in major roadworks roll-out

Regional focus in major roadworks roll-out

The $230 million Townsville Ring Road Stage 5 project and Central Queensland’s $150 million Walkerston Bypass are among the major regional roadworks set to roll out this year. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said Queenslanders would also witness a number of projects completed in 2021 while works ramp up on other projects like the $480 million Bruce Highway upgrade south of ...

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Feb 24, 2021
Greenvale extends Alpha torbanite ground

Greenvale extends Alpha torbanite ground

Greenvale Mining has extended its Alpha torbanite project with the granting of a 32 sub-block tenement in the surrounding area. The company applied for the area to cover possible extensions ofthe torbanite mineralisation and prevent potential competitors from encroaching. “The granting of EPM 27718 has been a strategic priority for the company and will allow us to extend our exploration pr...

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