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Jan 11, 2022
NQ copper-molybdenum project takes explorer’s eye

NQ copper-molybdenum project takes explorer’s eye

First Au is eyeing a copper-molybdenum opportunity in North Queensland, entering an agreement which could see it lay claim on the Mount Turner project. The company has entered a binding terms sheet with British Columbian explorer Essex Minerals for the option to earn an initial 51 per cent interest through $2.5 million expenditure. It would… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland member...

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Jan 11, 2022
Backing for tech to aid mine site management

Backing for tech to aid mine site management

Queensland start-up company Envirometrics.io has secured $240,000 in venture capital to advance technology to aid the environmental management of mine sites. Envirometrics.io’s Mine-R uses artificial intelligence to analyse satellite imagery and track a mine site’s environmental progress. With investment from Galileo Ventures, Envirometrics.io will proceed with plans to release a proto...

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Jan 11, 2022
Mining kicks off at Austral’s Anthill site

Mining kicks off at Austral’s Anthill site

The Anthill fleet is shifting overburden and is on track to start mining ore at the North-West Queensland copper site in April, Austral Resources Australia says. It has hailed the start of bulk mining on January 7 as a key development milestone, with Austral’s team of employees and contractors ‘transforming a paddock into a mine’… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland membe...

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Jan 10, 2022
Assay results extend exploration at Greater Duchess

Assay results extend exploration at Greater Duchess

Carnaby is escalating follow-up exploration with assays confirming the Nil Desperandum deposit is coming into form. The deposit is part of the Greater Duchess lease located in the Mount Isa inlier. The excitement is the result of recent drilling with intersections of 60.3m grading at 0.9 per cent copper,  256m grading at 0.1 g/t gold, a… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members on...

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Jan 10, 2022
Resources sector considered critical as COVID rules change

Resources sector considered critical as COVID rules change

Workers in the resources sector are among those considered ‘critical’ under new rules to ensure the provision of essential services. They are among Queensland workers who’ll be able to continue to provide essential services while they are classified close contacts. Others sectors include groceries, petrol, energy, water and freight. Workers will need to be fully… This content is...

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Jan 10, 2022
Second major Cape York silica find for Diatreme

Second major Cape York silica find for Diatreme

Galalar silica project developer Diatreme Resources has hailed the discovery of a second high-grade silica sand resource on Cape York in the form of its Si 2 North project. Ausrocks has estimated a maiden inferred mineral resource of 53.2 million tonnes grading at 99.32 per cent silicon dioxide Si 2 North. Diatreme chief executive officer… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland members ...

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Jan 10, 2022
Green light for Mount Freda gold processing

Green light for Mount Freda gold processing

Tombola Gold has received its State environmental approval to construct the Mount Freda gold vat leach and carbon-in-column processing facility near Cloncurry. The gold processing plant would commence production at a rate of about 300,000 tonnes of gold mineral resource per year, the company said. The operation is expected to produce 57,300 ounces of gold… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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Jan 10, 2022
Bumper output as Mount Carbine ramp-up continues

Bumper output as Mount Carbine ramp-up continues

Far North Queensland’s Mount Carbine site has clocked up a bumper tungsten concentrate output as it continues upgrades, including power line works to support 24-hour ore sorting operations. EQ Resources said a successful debottlenecking strategy and investment targeting the crushing, screening and XRT sorting capacity contributed to the production of more than 40 tonnes of… This conte...

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Jan 08, 2022
UGL delivers renewables north and south

UGL delivers renewables north and south

CIMIC Group’s UGL has been awarded two significant projects in the Queensland renewables sector. It includes design and construction of two 330kV switching stations and the construction of approximately 65 kilometres of double circuit transmission line for the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct Connection Project for Powerlink in South West Queensland. Related: Macintyre Wind Farm The second… Thi...

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