Industry News

Sep 15, 2020
Jadar keen to get silver mine back in business

Jadar keen to get silver mine back in business

Jadar Resources says it is assembling an operational team to bring the Texas silver mine back into production as soon as possible. The mine is part of the Granite Belt Project, located about 7km east of the town of Texas in the Goondiwindi region of southern Queensland. Jadar Resources announced today that it had completed due diligence on the assets and was moving ahead with the acquisitio...

Read More
Sep 15, 2020
Call to turn up the dial on Queensland energy support

Call to turn up the dial on Queensland energy support

The Queensland Government is calling for a larger slice of the energy investment pie after today’s unveiling of a comprehensive Federal Government gas plan. Mines and Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the Federal LNP should provide the same support to Queensland gas and manufacturing industries and jobs as they had to New South Wales. “The Federal Government gave NSW a billion ...

Read More
Sep 15, 2020
Quarry steps up to meet FNQ road contract

Quarry steps up to meet FNQ road contract

Speciality Metals International has started delivering the first 20,000 tonnes of quarry products to Bama Civil to fill a $4 million order for use on the Peninsula Development Rd in Far North Queensland. The company said it had stepped up modernisation of the quarry at its Mount Carbine site to align with the requirements of the Bama contract. This included expanding the crushing capacit...

Read More
Sep 15, 2020
Queensland gasfields central to PM’s recovery plan

Queensland gasfields central to PM’s recovery plan

Unlocking Queensland’s Bowen and Galilee basin gas resources has been named among the top priorities under the Federal Government’s gas-fired recovery plan announced today. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would reset the east coast gas market and create a more competitive and transparent Australian Gas Hub. It plans to get more gas into the market by: Settin...

Read More
Sep 14, 2020
Austral eyes new avenues for Lady Annie future

Austral eyes new avenues for Lady Annie future

Lady Annie owners Austral Resources have their eye to the future with work underway to potentially exploit the operation’s large sulphide ore resource. It comes on top of a new copper mining operation due to commence at their Anthill deposit and planned exploration work in the region.  “We have a further 10-year potential with sulphide resources which we are currently exploring...

Read More
Sep 14, 2020
Resource sector push for further exploration stimulus

Resource sector push for further exploration stimulus

The Queensland Resources Council is urging the State Government to commit extra funding from its $3 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to a key exploration initiative. QRC chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI), including the recent $10 million round matching industry investment, was paying dividends for Queensland. “Exploration spending in Queen...

Read More
Sep 14, 2020
Off-grid water treatment plant wins design honours

Off-grid water treatment plant wins design honours

Ampcontrol and Aurecon’s innovative off-grid water treatment solution Gilghi has been awarded a Good Design Awards accolade in the Social Impact category. The Gilghi water treatment plant is designed for use in remote communities, using a standalone hybrid power supply consisting of solar photovoltaic panels, a back-up diesel generator and battery storage. “We are incredibly pr...

Read More
Sep 14, 2020
Positive results flow from Steam Engine drill campaign

Positive results flow from Steam Engine drill campaign

Superior Resources has released the first assay results from a scoping study resource drilling program at its Steam Engine gold project near Greenvale in North Queensland. The first results come from 28 shallow reverse circulation holes, which the company says all returned significant gold mineralisation. “With this initial batch of assays all returning excellent gold mineralisation from ...

Read More
Sep 14, 2020
MITEZ election priorities – investment, growth and jobs

MITEZ election priorities – investment, growth and jobs

Regional development organisation Mount Isa to Townsville Economic Zone (MITEZ) has released 12 regional election priorities with the aim to strengthen and grow the economic corridor between Mount Isa and Townsville. All MITEZ members had all been consulted to provide input to the final list of priorities which were discussed at the recent general meeting, MITEZ president David Glasson said. ...

Read More
Menu