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Nov 20, 2020
Great Southern raises $3m to boost exploration

Great Southern raises $3m to boost exploration

Great Southern Mining is cashed up to continue exploration at Edinburgh Park in North Queensland and its Western Australian gold projects after an oversubscribed share placement raising $3.12 million. Chief executive officer Sean Gregory said the funding would allow the company to accelerate planned drilling activities in the Laverton region of WA where 2020 drilling programs at Cox’s Find a...

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Nov 20, 2020
Bright bucket to spark mental health awareness

Bright bucket to spark mental health awareness

Mackay-based heavy engineering and fabrication company Mainetec has created a 49-cubic-metre conversation starter with this Hulk excavator bucket manufactured to suit a Liebherr 9800 excavator. Mainetec said it had worked with CR, who supplied the cast lip for the build, to support the TIACS Foundation with the bucket. TIACS stands for This is a Conversation Starter and is known for its...

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Nov 20, 2020
Hair today, gone tomorrow as mullet sacrifice pays off

Hair today, gone tomorrow as mullet sacrifice pays off

Saying goodbye to one magnificent mullet has seen graduate mining engineer Flynn Malnic raise more than $18,000 for the Cancer Council. Colleagues at Carborough Downs underground mine supported Mr Malnic when he decided to organise the head shave help Queenslanders with cancer. Thanks in part to the eagerness of the team at Carborough Downs to get involved, Mr Malnic raised $9128 through th...

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Nov 19, 2020
Supply opportunities in local government

Supply opportunities in local government

From pipe laying to pool filtration, restumping to reservoir equipment and more, below is a list of current council tenders in regional Queensland. Closing onDescriptionIssued ByFri, 20 November 2020 2:00 PMPEAK010402: Winton Shire Council – Lark Quarry Painting Peak ServicesFri, 20 November 2020 2:00 PMWSC010431: WSCT-2021-18 Sale of 1x Toyota Aurion (50) Winton Shire CouncilM...

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Nov 19, 2020
Hooper accepts Mayoral role as State plans law change

Hooper accepts Mayoral role as State plans law change

Rockhampton mayoral runner-up Chris ‘Pineapple’ Hooper has been handed the vacancy notice for the council role by Electoral Commission Queensland (ECQ) and taken up the offer. It comes after the position was made vacant by the resignation of Margaret Strelow when a Councillor Conduct Tribunal found her guilty of misconduct over a day trip to an Adani solar farm in India. However...

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Nov 19, 2020
MACA brings in receivers over Bluff bills

MACA brings in receivers over Bluff bills

Mining contractor MACA says it has appointed receiver managers over the accounts of Bluff coal mine owner Carabella Resources over money it is owed. It comes after the company announced late last month that the Bluff PCI mine, 20km east of Blackwater, was being placed on care and maintenance amid soft coal prices and uncertainty over Chinese imports. It said it that stage that the par...

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Nov 19, 2020
Machinery takes centre stage  as RDO Dig Dayz roll out

Machinery takes centre stage as RDO Dig Dayz roll out

RDO Dig Dayz have kicked off in Queensland with events in Toowoomba and Roma showcasing John Deere construction equipment. Emerald, Mackay and Townsville are next – with shows on November 20, 24 and 27 respectively. The Dig Dayz feature an extensive range of John Deere construction equipment including the new E-Series excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, dozers and compact equipm...

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Nov 19, 2020
NT zinc mine wins approval for management plan

NT zinc mine wins approval for management plan

The Northern Territory Government has approved McArthur River mine’s amended Mining Management Plan 2020, clearing the way for continued operations and ongoing employment of about 1000 people. It says the Glencore-owned mine, which has been operating since 1995, is one of the world’s largest zinc resources and will play a key role in supporting Territory jobs for decades to come. ...

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Nov 19, 2020
A brief history of coal mining

A brief history of coal mining

Did you know that Taronga Park Zoo was the site of a proposed coal mine? Or that coal was first mined in Ipswich in 1825. This from Geoscience Australia. The earliest recognized use of coal is from the Shenyang area of China around 4000 BC where black lignite was carved into ornaments. Coal from the Fushun mine in north-eastern China was used to smelt copper as early as 1000 BC. Marco Polo...

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