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Jul 14, 2020
Award-winning papers aid  energy-wise comminution

Award-winning papers aid energy-wise comminution

Two standout examples of research and field work to help lower the energy footprint of mineral processing have been awarded the highly respected CEEC Medal for 2020. Attracting a record 23 nominations from across the globe, the shortlisted papers showcased exciting site improvements and innovative ideas for future technologies, the organisers said. CEEC director and medal evaluation commit...

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Jul 13, 2020
Growing with the flow

Growing with the flow

New Century Resources is continuing to ramp up operations at Century Mine in the lower Gulf country. Last week the company declared it had reached commercial production at the operation, with the Century Mine now re-established as a Top 10 zinc producer just three years since being shutdown for closure. The restart is based on an economic rehabilitation model, with production initially comi...

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Jun 30, 2020
Cash boost for Gladstone oil recycler

Cash boost for Gladstone oil recycler

Gladstone’s Southern Oil Refining is one of a number of oil recycling facilities to benefit from $7.8 million in temporary funding from the Federal Government. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the $7.8 million would support an industry which had been hit hard by COVID-19. “This money will support an indust...

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Jun 30, 2020
Taste of Liontown gold at Thalanga mill

Taste of Liontown gold at Thalanga mill

Red River Resources has processed historical tailings from the Liontown project within its Thalanga operations to produce a saleable gold concentrate. The tailings were reclaimed and transported during April and May and campaign processed through the Thalanga mill during June. The company said about 600 tonnes of concentrate containing about 1300ozs gold had been produced, with final reconc...

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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 25, 2020
Sun Metals kicks off NQ hydrogen push

Sun Metals kicks off NQ hydrogen push

Sun Metals has attracted a $5 million State grant to help build North Queensland’s first renewable hydrogen facility.State Development Minister Kate Jones said Sun Metals would build the new facility at its Townsville zinc processing plant after securing support from the $15 million Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (HIDF).“Hydrogen has huge potential to pump millions of dollars into our economy...

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Jun 16, 2020
GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

GEA hosts virtual industry update wth Alpha HPA

Gladstone Engineering Alliance is running a webinar to provide local industry with an update on plans for a $308 million high-purity alumina industrial plant.  Alpha HPA plans to produce about 10,000tpa of high purity alumina at the HPA First project in Gladstone, using its own solvent extraction and HPA refining technology. It recently raised $7 million through a share ...

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Jun 09, 2020
Research project puts a new spin on separation

Research project puts a new spin on separation

Queensland-based mineral processing experts aim to unlock the benefits of semi-inverted (SIV) hydrocyclones in a new research project. The work builds on a recent Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) study which demonstrated the technology’s improved classification efficiency compared to conventional hydrocyclone designs. Due to their robustness, hydrocyclones are the most c...

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Jun 08, 2020
Queensland generated steam

Queensland generated steam

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