Isa-Carpentaria

Jul 06, 2020
Century going from strength to strength in 2020

Century going from strength to strength in 2020

New Century Resources has achieved a 22 per cent increase in zinc metal production at the Century operation in the June quarter, reaching about 34,500 tonnes. Along with an estimated 17 per cent decrease in direct costs, it has seen the company declare commercial production at the North West Queensland operation. During the quarter, the company has also completed the successful transition...

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Jul 04, 2020
New chapter in the wind for Rocklands mine

New chapter in the wind for Rocklands mine

The owners of the Mount Cuthbert mine in North West Queensland have reached an agreement to take on the assets of failed copper miner CuDeco. A spokesman for receivers FTI Consulting confirmed a deal had been reached, but said details were not yet available. Operations at CuDeco’s Rocklands copper mine at Cloncurry have been suspended since August 2018. The company went into liquidatio...

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Jul 02, 2020
Centrex provides update on Ardmore plans

Centrex provides update on Ardmore plans

Centrex Metals says it is scheduling production of concentrates from the trial mine project at Ardmore, south of Mount Isa, in mid to late 2021. The timeline announced in a company update this week places production from the full Ardmore phosphate project in 2022, following an expected lift in phosphate prices 2021. Centrex last year completed on-site assembly of a 70-tonne-per-hour start-u...

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Jul 01, 2020
Countdown to Mount Oxide drilling campaign

Countdown to Mount Oxide drilling campaign

Castillo Copper has finalised drill targets at its Mount Oxide project to test for supergene copper mineralisation near surface and massive sulphides at depth.  The RC drilling campaign proposed for the Arya prospect will comprise 3432m over 14 drill-holes, targeting near-surface and deeper geophysical anomalies. (More details HERE) “The countdown to drill the Arya prospect, within...

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Jul 01, 2020
Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

The best wheels in the North West are hitting a digital arena this year after the COVID-19 crisis forced Mount Isa Motor Show organisers to opt for an online version. Last year’s event attracted 80 vehicles and drew more than 600 people through the gates at Buchanan Park. This year will see the Mount Isa ‘Digital’ Motor Show go live online on July 12. (Details HERE) ...

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Jun 29, 2020
Capricorn Copper poised to step up a notch

Capricorn Copper poised to step up a notch

Capricorn Copper is looking to step up production at its North West Queensland mining operation, aiming to hit about 30,000 tonnes of copper in concentrate per annum in 2021. The former Mount Gordon copper mine was mothballed in 2013 but was brought back online in 2017 under the ownership of EMR Capital. The new owners have brought it up to a steady production rate of about 25,000tpa and ar...

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Jun 26, 2020
Streaming solution as COVID-19 keeps researchers off site

Streaming solution as COVID-19 keeps researchers off site

As COVID-19 restrictions put the brakes on site visits, mineral processing experts from Queensland’s Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) took a new approach to keep key work on track. Surveying, diagnosing and identifying improvement opportunities for processing plants generally requires teams to travel to a mine site, to undertake hands-on testing alongside mine personne...

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Jun 26, 2020
New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

A North Queensland renewable energy business has announced plans to build a 1000MW wind farm on grazing land north of Hughenden. The proposed Mount James Wind Farm would include 200 wind turbines and is expected to cost up to $2 billion to develop. North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (NQREZ) executive director Dr John Keir said the project would deliver renewable clean energy to support...

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Jun 26, 2020
Ausmex ‘proactive’ in march towards mining

Ausmex ‘proactive’ in march towards mining

Ausmex has started dewatering the old open-cut workings at the Mount Freda project and moved its first building on site as it prepares to start mining. People would have noticed an increase in activity around Cloncurry in the past few weeks according to the company’s interim managing director Aaron Day, a local resident of 13 years. “Our first building has arrived in Cloncurry. (Thursda...

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