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Aug 03, 2020
Jadar to take on troubled silver-focused portfolio

Jadar to take on troubled silver-focused portfolio

Jadar Resources is ready to take over Moreton Resources’ southern Queensland Granite Belt tenement portfolio, including the former Twin Hills silver mine. The company announced that it had entered into a binding term sheet with Moreton Resources and subsidiary MRV Metals, in liquidation, for the acquisition. It will pay $500,000 cash, with non-refundable deposit of $120,000 payable w...

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Jul 29, 2020
Women in technology take centre stage

Women in technology take centre stage

There’s been a good response to the call for nominations to the 2020 Queensland Women in Technology (WiT) Awards despite the disruptions of COVID-19.  For the first time, a regional award has been introduced to recognise and encourage women who are using science and technology to advance regional industries and communities.  The WiT Awards have grown dramatically since Women in Tech...

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Jul 29, 2020
Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Webinar – the geopolitics of metal supply security

Friday 31 Jul 202, 9-10am – Mining, the circular economy and beyond. Register to attend by clicking here. Abstract: The current global tensions between China and the West have the potential for leading to major disruptions in metal supply. This presentation will consider the latest data on supply security based on recent  research conducted on resource efficiency, recycling, ...

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Jul 21, 2020
Recognition for women at forefront of technology

Recognition for women at forefront of technology

Women working in the resources sector have been invited to nominate for a new national award celebrating achievements in technology and innovation.The Maptek Women in Resources Technological Innovation award has been added to the annual Women in Resources National Awards, presented by the Minerals Council of Australia in partnership with state and territory mining chambers. Research conducted ...

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Jul 20, 2020
What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

What mining can learn from Defence personnel management

In past weeks, iQ has been looking at the similarities between the mining industry and the Australian Defence Force in terms of managing stresses on personnel. This week we look at the primary relationship between the staff member and families, not only when they’re away, but when they return from onsite. How does Defence manage it? Time apart due to deployments, training or other ...

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Jul 14, 2020
How Defence does it – education

How Defence does it – education

Mining and Defence have a lot in common. Both can be technical exercises, both require high levels of skills and enormous logistics. Like mining, the action for soldiers, sailors and air force members is very rarely close to home. In the second of this series we look at the services offered to ADF families to help educate children. What can the mining industry learn? Defence recognis...

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Jul 13, 2020
New resources leverage UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute

New resources leverage UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute

The Sustainable Minerals Institute’s Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) has added to its research capability with the announcement of a High Temperature Processing Research group. The group is led by Dr Baojun Zhao, who joins from UQ’s School of Chemical Engineering, where he was Codelco-Fangyuan Research Fellow 2015 – 2019.  Dr Zhao said ...

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Jul 07, 2020
Data to deliver exploration dollars

Data to deliver exploration dollars

The Australian Government has launched an online data portal that will help the resources sector lead economic recovery following COVID-19. The portal provides free access to around 250 datasets collected as part of the Australian Government’s $225 million Exploring for the Future program, said Minister for Resources, Water and Northern Australia, Keith Pitt. “We know the resources sect...

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Jun 22, 2020
Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Drilling for work and lifestyle opportunities

Greek philosopher Socrates, somewhere around 400BC, said ‘beware the bareness of the busy life’.  General manager of Eagle Drilling NQ Sally Forgan draws on that sentiment by adopting the ‘work hard, rest easy’ philosophy. That’s more easily done in Charters Towers, where the surface exploration drilling company bases its operations, she says. The ‘Towers’ is one of the ol...

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