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Sep 16, 2021
‘Red mud’ waste solution enters final testing phase

‘Red mud’ waste solution enters final testing phase

Technology that could rehabilitate mine waste back to useful soil is entering full-scale trials at two Queensland sites.   Researchers at The University of Queensland’s Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) developed the bio-engineering technology in partnership with Rio Tinto and Queensland Alumina Limited (QAL). The process would transform the bauxite residue known as ‘red mud’ into a…...

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Aug 07, 2021
Mining lease mix-up sparks calls for greater transparency

Mining lease mix-up sparks calls for greater transparency

A report into legislation to address an administrative oversight affecting hundreds of mining leases has pointed to a need for greater public transparency in the Queensland system. The Transport and Resources Committee report on the Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2021 was tabled in State Parliament on Friday, with a recommendation that it should… This content is for iQ Indus...

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Aug 06, 2021
Dugald River keeps its cool with $20m project

Dugald River keeps its cool with $20m project

MMG Dugald River mine is installing a $20 million cooling solution to bring bulk air underground to facilitate ongoing zinc operations. MMG Dugald River general manager Tim Akroyd said consistent temperature control was critical for the safety of the mine’s employees and contractors working in North-West Queensland’s hot climate. “MMG has sourced a long-term refrigeration… This content is f...

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Aug 06, 2021
Cannindah continues Queensland drill push

Cannindah continues Queensland drill push

Cannindah Resources has kicked off a 1450m diamond drilling program at the Mount Cannindah copper-gold project near Monto in Central Queensland. The company reported that the program was proceeding well, averaging close to 30m per shift. It is designed to potentially extend the current JORC resource, as well as test the continuity of higher-grade copper… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Aug 06, 2021
Australian mining takes winners’ podium for exports

Australian mining takes winners’ podium for exports

Australia achieved record copper, gold and iron ore exports in 2020/21, according to new data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Tania Constable said the figures for the full financial year showed the extraordinary magnitude and resilience of Australia’s mining exports. “The mining industry has generated a… This conte...

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Aug 05, 2021
Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Komatsu alliance targets emission reductions

Major miners including BHP and Rio Tinto have joined with equipment manufacturer Komatsu to form the Komatsu Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Alliance, supporting carbon reduction targets. The alliance’s initial target is advancing Komatsu’s power agnostic truck concept for a haulage vehicle that can run on a variety of power sources including diesel electric, electric, trolley (wired),… This content i...

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Aug 05, 2021
Golden run for Australian exploration

Golden run for Australian exploration

Nearly half of Australia’s exploration expenditure in the June 2021 quarter was focused on gold and silver, new figures show. Data released by resources analyst Austex Resource Opportunities shows national exploration expenditure in reporting ASX resource companies has risen by almost 70 per cent since the pandemic began. Of the Australian exploration expenditure in the… This content is for...

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Aug 05, 2021
Bonanza grades bode well for Mount Carbine mining

Bonanza grades bode well for Mount Carbine mining

EQ Resources has reported bonanza-grade tungsten ore intercepts in the final assays from a 16-hole resource drilling program at the historical Mount Carbine mine. The company described the results as potential game-changers for the proposed near-term re-opening of the old mine, 120km north-west of Cairns by sealed road. Selected high-grade intercepts are in a zone… This content is for iQ In...

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Aug 05, 2021
Metallica in Clermont copper-gold farm-in

Metallica in Clermont copper-gold farm-in

Metallica Minerals has executed a Memorandum of Understanding to enter a joint venture in the Clermont copper-gold project held by Diatreme Resources in Central Queensland. The deal will allow Metallica to earn up to 75 per cent of the project by way of investment of $2 million in three instalments over a period of two… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, ...

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