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Feb 22, 2021
Crucial decisions due on $1.1b Bowen development

Crucial decisions due on $1.1b Bowen development

The Gold Coast-based developer behind the $1.1 billion Whitsunday Paradise project at Bowen says its future hangs on council proceedings this week. Whitsunday Regional Council approved the 2000-dwelling Whitsunday Paradise project in October last year . But developer GRW Group said three contentious remaining conditions – road widths, a planned water reservoir and new sewer pipes R...

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Feb 22, 2021
Training opportunities with  BMA

Training opportunities with BMA

BMA is recruiting for 67 trainees in its Bowen Basin operations as it welcomes 60 new apprentices to the fold. “We take great pride in training members of our community to become part of our team,” BMA asset president James Palmer said. “During a challenging time for our industry, we’re creating more than 120 jobs that provide a pathway to a career in mining...

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Feb 22, 2021
Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Mining suspended at Moranbah North

Experts are continuing assessments to pinpoint the cause of an event which prompted Anglo American to evacuate workers from its Moranbah North underground coal mine at the weekend. The company said elevated levels of some gases in the goaf had triggered the withdrawal of workers from the longwall operation as a safety precaution. “At the time of the incident, we had been mining throug...

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Feb 22, 2021
Nominations open for key Mackay industry awards

Nominations open for key Mackay industry awards

METS sector companies across the Mackay region are encouraged to nominate for the upcoming 2021 Resource Industry Network (RIN) Awards. Nominations officially opened this week (February 22) and RIN is urging businesses to take the time to prepare their nominations for the categories on offer. RIN general manager Dean Kirkwood says this year’s event is even more reason to celebrate given the...

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Feb 22, 2021
TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

TECH developer confirms major plant expansion

Queensland Pacific Metals is doubling the scale of its planned Townsville battery chemicals plant, with construction due to start next year. The company has formally committed to expanding the TECH project to process 1.2 – 1.5 million wet tpa ore, at least twice the capacity contemplated in the pre-feasibility study. The plant will produce nickel sulfate, cobalt sulfate, high purity a...

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Feb 21, 2021
Ravenswood Gold the subject of AusIMM tech talk

Ravenswood Gold the subject of AusIMM tech talk

Ravenswood Gold is the subject of an AusIMM tech talk to be held in March. The title is ‘Building Queensland’s Largest Gold Mine’. Ravenswood Gold is a private company owned by EMR Capital and SGX listed Golden Energy and Resources Limited.  The mine is located approximately 130km south of Townsville and 90km east of Charters Towers. The NQ AusIMM Branch has secured Gen...

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Feb 20, 2021
Copper to soar, with gold remaining strong

Copper to soar, with gold remaining strong

by Ross Louthean A leading metals market observer believes copper will outperform in 2021 while gold will have new but still positive dynamics. In his keynote speech to the RIU Explorers Conference in the Western Australian port city of Fremantle, Canaccord Genuity mining analyst Paul Howard said copper had “favourable medium supply-demand fundamentals”. Paul Howard Capricorn Co...

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Feb 20, 2021
Super Hans results please Sunshine Gold

Super Hans results please Sunshine Gold

Sunshine Gold has reported shallow, high-grade intercepts of gold from drilling at its Super Hans deposit within the Triumph project, 50km south of Gladstone. The company has drilled more than 4500m of a planned 7500m program at Triumph. Results from RC drilling at Super Hans include 16m at 5.48 g/t gold (including 7m at 10.64 g/t gold from 34m) and a 3m intercept grading at 12.95 g/t gold...

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Feb 20, 2021
Forum told vanadium is a stand-out critical mineral

Forum told vanadium is a stand-out critical mineral

Battery metal vanadium’s potential to contribute to the state economy was mapped out at a Queensland Exploration Council technical forum titled ‘Exploration Initiatives for the Future’, held in Brisbane. Vanadium’s properties as a battery metal lends itself to the development of large-scale storage suitable for wind and solar farms.  There are several players in the space in North...

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