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May 12, 2021
Water-wise moves cut refinery consumption

Water-wise moves cut refinery consumption

Yarwun alumina refinery near Gladstone has reduced its raw water consumption by 30 per cent over the last five years. Owner Rio Tinto said the refinery had reduced raw water consumption from 28,000 cubic metres to 20,000 cubic metres per day.   General manager Mark Gilmore said the achievement was part of Yarwun’s ongoing work… ...

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May 12, 2021
Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson adds Silver Spur to asset base

Thomson Resources is acquiring the Silver Spur mine in southern Queensland, building on a regional asset base focused on silver. The company has entered into a binding term sheet to acquire the relevant mining lease from Cuban Partners. It says the $950,000 acquisition will give it 100 per cent control of the Texas Silver base… ...

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May 12, 2021
QRC welcomes support for emission-cutting initiatives

QRC welcomes support for emission-cutting initiatives

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a $1.2 billion Budget allocation for international partnerships on low-emissions technology projects as well as hydrogen and carbon capture use and storage initiatives. The Federal Government will invest a further $1.6 billion over 10 years to incentivise investment in technologies (identified in its Technology Investment Roadmap and Low Emissions Tech...

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May 11, 2021
Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

Roc-Drill enlists strong silent type for gold mine job

The first two machines in a custom-made fleet of silenced blasthole drills have arrived on site as Roc-Drill carries out open-pit development work at the Ravenswood Gold operations in North Queensland. Roc-Drill chief executive officer Nigel de Veth said the company had been working with manufacturer Epiroc to develop the equipment required for this particular… ...

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May 11, 2021
Powerlink pilot to streamline substation work

Powerlink pilot to streamline substation work

Powerlink is set to trial a hybrid mobile bay in a bid to cut outage times when it comes to replacing substation equipment. “The innovative trial will allow for critical replacement works at major substations to be completed faster and at lower cost, with impacts to customers minimised,” Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser said “Powerlink… ...

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May 11, 2021
Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Mount Mackenzie drilling program completed

Resources & Energy Group has completed drilling for metallurgical test work as it advances the Mount Mackenzie gold and silver project, 150km north-west of Rockhampton. The bore‐core has been loaded onto pallets and dispatched to ALS Townsville. Previous test work and interpretation highlighted a high amenability of the weathered mineralisation at Mount Mackenzie to standard… ...

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May 11, 2021
Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges laid over Curragh mine death

Charges have been laid over the death of Donald Rabbitt in an incident at the Curragh mine near Blackwater in January 2020. Independent Work Health and Safety Prosecutor Aaron Guilfoyle has commenced prosecutions against the mine operator, contractor and a former site senior executive of the coal mine. Mr Rabbitt, an employee of Curragh mine… ...

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May 11, 2021
Rockfire cashed up for new drilling campaigns

Rockfire cashed up for new drilling campaigns

Rockfire Resources has raised more than $1.5 million in a share placement to fund drilling at its Copper Dome and Copperhead projects in Central Queensland, as well as the Plateau gold deposit within its Lighthouse tenement. “A reverse circulation drilling rig is available in Charters Towers and the company plans to mobilise as quickly as possible to… ...

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May 10, 2021
Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Pitt keen to promote mining careers

Young people are missing career opportunities in the resources sector as they are being indoctrinated with the idea there is no future in the industry, according to Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt. Mr Pitt has told an industry podcast that encouraging young Australians to pursue technical and trade careers in the sector is critical to… ...

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