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Sep 22, 2020
Diatreme highlights Galalar  growth potential

Diatreme highlights Galalar growth potential

Diatreme Resources says results from exploration drilling undertaken latelast month have highlighted the Galalar silica project’s potential for further expansion. The drilling program comprised 44 air‐core drill holes for 835m, with some 2000kg of bulk samples collected from the preliminary mine plan footprint. It also featured exploration drilling outside the current resource, with...

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Sep 22, 2020
Mine death case adjourned to December

Mine death case adjourned to December

Middlemount Coal and three senior mine staff members are due to face court in December over the workplace death of David Routledge last year. The matter was listed for mention at the Mackay Industrial Magistrates Court today (September 22), when it was adjourned to December 15. Mr Routledge, from South Mackay, was operating an excavator on June 26 last year when a high wall collapsed on to...

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Sep 22, 2020
Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Milestone for Mackay-based export hub

Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia Keith Pitt has officially opened the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday METS SME Export Hub. Part of Resource Industry Network, the hub was established last year as a result of funding from the Australian Government’s SME Export Hub Initiative, the Queensland Government, and the Local Buying Foundation. It is tasked with identifying, establishin...

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Sep 22, 2020
Senex seals gas sales deal with Gladstone plant

Senex seals gas sales deal with Gladstone plant

Senex Energy has announced a deal to supply up to 2.5 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas to the Northern Oil Refinery near Gladstone. It follows hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that the major Queensland gas player plans to lift natural gas production from its Atlas project in the Surat Basin by 50 per cent – with Senex expecting to create more than 100 jobs through that developmen...

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Sep 22, 2020
Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex secures site for Rocky battery storage project

Genex Power has secured land adjacent to Powerlink’s Bouldercombe substation near Rockhampton for its large-scale battery storage project. The energy company said it intended to fast-track the development and would seek to have the project operational in the first half of 2022. Genex has also selected its preferred battery supplier following a competitive tender process, but did not n...

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Sep 22, 2020
Countdown to 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

Countdown to 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

The 2020 Queensland Mining Awards being held in Mackay this Wednesday, September 23, can be caught via livestream for those unable to attend. The Bowen Basin Mining Club (BBMC) hosts the event together with the Queensland Resources Council. Industry leaders will be recognised for achievements across the categories of productivity, safety, innovation, environment, collaboration, product lau...

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Sep 21, 2020
Pelican swoops on Qld copper and gold assets

Pelican swoops on Qld copper and gold assets

Pelican Resources has swooped in to snap up exploration company XXXX Gold, which holds a tidy portfolio of copper and gold projects in North and Central Queensland. It comes just a week after settlement on XXXX Gold’s acquisition of the Triumph gold project, 50km south of Gladstone, from Metal Bank for a potential $6.4 million plus 1 per cent royalties. The XXXX Gold assets also inclu...

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Sep 21, 2020
Red Mountain continues to deliver for Zenith

Red Mountain continues to deliver for Zenith

Zenith Minerals is looking at options to accelerate activities at the Red Mountain gold project, including mobilising a diamond drill rig to site, after further high-grade results. Step-out reverse circulation drilling in a program of 31 holes is continuing on site with recent results including 12m at 8.9 g/t gold from 68m depth (including 4m at 25.9 g/t gold). The company says high-grade...

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Sep 21, 2020
Maas wins mining contract for Agate Creek restart

Maas wins mining contract for Agate Creek restart

Laneway Resources is set to resume gold production from Agate Creek next month, with Maas Group appointed as the mining contractor for the operation. Material from the Sherwood high-grade deposit at Agate Creek will be toll treated at the Lorena gold mine CIL processing plant, about 15km east of Cloncurry. Laneway said it was targeting the mining of 43,000 tonnes of ore grading 6.5g/t for 8...

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