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Nov 16, 2020
Thomson keeps silver in sights with latest move

Thomson keeps silver in sights with latest move

Thomson Resources has snapped up about 90sq km of highly prospective land surrounding the Cannington silver mine in North-West Queensland. The company has signed a binding term sheet to acquire 100 per cent of the issued share capital in Caesar Resources, which holds the application for the tenement (EPM27530) for 700,000 fully paid shares in Thomson. “The region around the Cannington sil...

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Nov 14, 2020
Storm smashes Peak Downs mine structures

Storm smashes Peak Downs mine structures

A severe storm lashed the Peak Downs site on Friday destroying a workshop and another large shed at the Bowen Basin coal mine. A BMA spokesman today confirmed no-one had been hurt in the incidents. “As the storm approached the safety procedures were enacted to ensure everyone was out of harm’s way,” he said. “Safety is our No.1 priority. “Operations are s...

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Nov 14, 2020
Mount Carbine shortlisted for environmental award

Mount Carbine shortlisted for environmental award

Mount Carbine operator Speciality Metals has been named as a finalist in the environmental category of this year’s Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) awards. The company is exploiting a 12-million-tonne waste rock dump from historical mining operations at the Far North Queensland tungsten site and also has a retreatment operation underway, extracting tungsten from ol...

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Nov 14, 2020
Electronic work diaries approved for trucking

Electronic work diaries approved for trucking

Australian heavy vehicle drivers will now have a choice in how they record their work and rest hours, with the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator approving the first Electronic Work Diaries (EWD). Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said the rollout of EWDs from December 1 would mean drivers could put down the pen, paper and ruler when recording work and rest hours. “Congratulations to ...

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Nov 13, 2020
Union win in Operations Services legal battle

Union win in Operations Services legal battle

A key mining union says BHP should apologise to its workforce after the full bench of the Fair Work Commission found two Operations Services agreements could not be approved. However, the company maintains its Operations Services positions are an attractive offering with competitive rates. Vice-president Operations Services Mark Swinnerton said the company noted the decision by the Fair Wor...

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Nov 13, 2020
‘Consistent results’ in Horn Island extension drilling

‘Consistent results’ in Horn Island extension drilling

Alice Queen has released the gold assay results from its recent resource extension drilling to the Horn Island Inferred Resource, at Horn Island in the Torres Strait. Six diamond drill holes were completed to test an approximate strike length of 230m, with all returning zones of gold mineralisation (>0.5g/t gold). “It is very encouraging that our recent drilling to test the extensions ...

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Nov 13, 2020
Mastermyne lands contract for new Dysart coal mine

Mastermyne lands contract for new Dysart coal mine

Mastermyne Group has sealed a deal to act as mining contractor for Bengal Coal’s proposed Dysart East Underground Coal Mine in the Bowen Basin. Mining lease approvals are in place for the production of about 1.9mtpa ROM of metallurgical coal, with current JORC reserves of 84 million tonnes and the potential for further expansion at the site, 7km east of Dysart. Mastermyne has been eng...

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Nov 13, 2020
Heritage preserved under Ravenswood Gold’s watch

Heritage preserved under Ravenswood Gold’s watch

Three of Ravenswood’s landmark chimneys are undergoing extensive repair works to restore the structures to their former glory and ensure their survival for future generations. The chimneys were all part of working mine sites in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Local mine operator Ravenswood Gold said the structures had been repaired in 1979, but had remained untouched in the meantime ̵...

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Nov 13, 2020
MMG Dugald River marks million-tonne milestone

MMG Dugald River marks million-tonne milestone

MMG Dugald River has reached a major milestone, producing and exporting one million tonnes of zinc concentrate in just three years. The achievement was celebrated by MMG in Townsville last night, when mining executives presented commemorative plaques to supply chain stakeholders including the Port of Townsville. Townsville Port chief operations officer Drew Penny said the milestone was a t...

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