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Apr 17, 2021
New large-scale targets at MaCauley Creek

New large-scale targets at MaCauley Creek

Inca Minerals says it has identified major new porphyry and skarn targets at its MaCauley Creek project, significantly upgrading its exploration potential. It follows an expert review of historical geophysical data, together with geochemistry data (soil and rock chip sampling) collected by Inca and by previous owners of the site, 100km west of Townsville. Among… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
QMRS rescue winder nears completion

QMRS rescue winder nears completion

A new rescue winder designed to extract workers from underground mines is set to go on show at the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference at the Gold Coast in August in its public debut. The industry-funded Queensland Mines Rescue Service is working with Becker Mining Systems to fine tune communications for the device. QMRS… ...

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Apr 16, 2021
Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon about-face on Walford Creek processing

Aeon Metals has dumped its previous processing strategy for Walford Creek, sending prefeasibility work for the copper-cobalt mine on a new trajectory. It comes after an independent review of the key metallurgical elements of the Walford Creek prefeasibility study (PFS), initiated by interim chief executive officer and managing director Fred Hess. Dr Hess, previously a… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Genex Power has flagged it is on track to start construction this month and reach financial close in May on the $777 million Kidston pumped hydro project. It has executed all outstanding financing documentation, including closing on a $610 million loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Genex chief executive officer James Harding. Expected… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore Coal plans to restart mining at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine complex within months after reaching a deal to buy the site from Peabody Energy Australia. Stanmore, in joint venture with M Resources, has executed agreements to acquire the assets for an upfront payment of $1.25 million plus royalties. It said the restart… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Whitehaven Coal is moving to the feasibility phase for its proposed Winchester South open-cut metallurgical coal mine, 30km south-east of Moranbah. The company said the project was continuing to progress through the Queensland Government’s Coordinated Project approval process, with the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) having been submitted to Queensland’s Office of Coordinator General in...

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Apr 15, 2021
Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Orana fires up for Carmichael rail job

Queensland’s Orana Drill and Blast has just finished up its largest civil construction task to date – undertaking controlled blasts to break up the equivalent of 1.3 million tonnes of earth to clear a rail corridor for the Carmichael Rail Project. The contractor started work on the Central Queensland project in October last year and… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern hits Camel Creek with 5000m drill campaign

Great Northern Minerals has kicked off a new drilling campaign at Camel Creek in North Queensland on the back of a recent $3 million fund raising. Two previous drilling programs completed at Camel Creek during 2020 highlighted the potential of a significant gold system, the company said. Numerous high-grade intersections were returned, extending over about… ...

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Apr 14, 2021
Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Rescue service set for new Blackwater station

Construction is set to begin next month on a new Queensland Mines Rescue Service station about 8km east of Blackwater. QMRS chief executive officer David Carey said the construction contract should be settled within weeks for the main building, expected to cost about $7.5 million to complete. The $11 million Blackwater facility also includes a… ...

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