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Oct 27, 2020
Fresh approach for Citigold mining plans

Fresh approach for Citigold mining plans

Citigold says it has selected a site for a new small footprint processing plant to help to remove the bulk of the granite dilution from planned underground gold mining operations. The company is continuing to seek finance to complete underground capital works to restart mining at its Charters Towers gold project, based on an 11 million-ounce gold deposit under the historical gold mining cit...

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Oct 15, 2020
Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Korean deal may push up scale of Townsville plant

Pure Minerals is looking at scaling up its planned Townsville battery materials plant after scoring a major deal with South Korean chemical company LG Chem. It says the move would bring economies of scale along with more jobs and other benefits for Townsville and the greater community. LG Chem is seeking to buy up to 10,000 tonnes of contained nickel and about 1000 tonnes of contained cobal...

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Oct 14, 2020
Consortium seeks energy edge in coarse particle processing

Consortium seeks energy edge in coarse particle processing

A newly formed consortium of University of Queensland researchers and industry partners is targeting improved energy efficiency for mineral processing operations. The Collaborative Consortium for Coarse Particle Processing Research (CPR) will run initially for five years and will tackle multidisciplinary aspects of coarse particle processing such as flotation, comminution, classification, and...

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Oct 01, 2020
Queensland ready to ride new wave in manufacturing

Queensland ready to ride new wave in manufacturing

Queensland’s traditional and emerging resource areas are in pole position to benefit from the Federal Government’s $1.5 billion modern manufacturing initiative, a peak body says. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane was commenting after Prime Minister Scott Morrison named resources technology and critical minerals processing as one of six National Manufacturing...

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Sep 28, 2020
Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Resource sector keeps port figures ship shape

Port of Townsville has reported a 6.5 per cent increase in freight passing over its wharves last financial year, with exports of mineral concentrates and fertiliser listed as key factors in that growth. It reported a $13.87 million net profit for 2019/20 and a saw almost 8.2 million tonnes of freight shifted at its Townsville and Lucinda operations. In the annual report, Port of Townsville ...

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Sep 25, 2020
More time to tweak Walford Creek cobalt process

More time to tweak Walford Creek cobalt process

Aeon Metals has stretched out the timing for its Walford Creek pre-feasibility study to allow further work focused on cobalt extraction. The company said metallurgical and process workstreams were now welladvanced in the PFS for the North-West Queensland copper-cobalt project. The front-end flowsheet design to produce copper, zinc and lead concentrates has proceeded well and is nearing comp...

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Sep 24, 2020
Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Gladstone refineries in $75m overhaul projects

Rio Tinto’s two Gladstone alumina refineries have $75 million of planned maintenance shutdown work underway, in a boost for the local economy. The 2020 shutdowns at the Queensland Alumina Ltd (QAL) and Yarwun refineries have seen up to 500 additional specialised contractors working at the sites in recent months.  The company says the projects are providing significant economic benefits...

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Sep 23, 2020
City leaders welcome Glencore deal

City leaders welcome Glencore deal

Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade has welcomed news the city’s copper smelter will remain open for the next few years, following an agreement between the Queensland Government and Glencore. “Mount Isa Mines is the backbone of the city’s economy, and the copper smelter is the backbone of Mount Isa Mines,” Cr Slade said. Mount Isa Mayor Danielle Slade. “I welcome the news of this commit...

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Sep 23, 2020
Government lifeline secures copper future

Government lifeline secures copper future

Glencore will continue to run its copper smelter in Mount Isa and refinery in Townsville beyond 2022 after reaching an agreement with the State Government. The company announced today that it would receive a one-off incentive from the State Government and also planned to invest more than $500 million for the continued operation of the plants. The incentive, offered under the Queensland Gove...

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