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Sep 21, 2019
Full steam ahead for Pajingo’s new decline

Full steam ahead for Pajingo’s new decline

The box cut is complete for the new Lynne decline at the Minjar Gold’s Pajingo mine, 50km south of Charters Towers. The project to access the Lynne ore body takes the site down the path towards its ‘Pajingo 2.0’ transition plan. General manager – Pajingo operations Kerry Payne shared an update and video footage of work on the decline via LinkedIn this week. (See footage HERE...

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Sep 21, 2019
Ausmex offloads Gilded Rose gold project for $4m

Ausmex offloads Gilded Rose gold project for $4m

Ausmex Mining has sold its Gilded Rose gold project near Cloncurry to a Hong Kong-registered company for $4 million. Ausmex last month revealed plans for a multi-pit Cloncurry mining hub, operating from as early as next year as it pursues a mining leases for its Golden Mile high-grade gold projects. These would complement its Mt Freda mining leases and ore from the projects would be process...

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Sep 20, 2019
New gold finds at Empress Springs project

New gold finds at Empress Springs project

Moho Resources has discovered two new gold mineralised zones at its Empress Springs project, 50km south of Croydon. Anomalous gold and base metal results came at the Yappar prospect, while the Wilson Bore prospect held a gold zone. (Results HERE) “Moho is hunting large mineralised systems at Empress Springs and we are highly encouraged by the discovery of three separate mineralised syste...

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Sep 20, 2019
Road restoration works roll out in the North West

Road restoration works roll out in the North West

More than $17 million worth of reconstruction works have kicked off to restore and improve flood-damaged sections of the Flinders Highway. Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said emergency repairs were fast-tracked after the February monsoon that soaked North Queensland. “I saw first-hand the severe impact of the flooding, where entire sections of the road had been washed away,...

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Sep 20, 2019
Mining groups call for support for ‘life-of-project’ agreements

Mining groups call for support for ‘life-of-project’ agreements

Allowing enterprise agreements to run the full length of major project construction is a sensible and long overdue reform, says the Australian Mines and Metals Association. Life-of-project agreements are the subject of a policy discussion paper released this week by Attorney General and Minister for Industrial Relations Christian Porter. AMMA chief executive officer Steve Knott said this woul...

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Sep 20, 2019
Finalists named in workplace safety awards

Finalists named in workplace safety awards

Mendi Constructions, Melco Engineering and G&S Engineering are among the regional achievers named as finalists in Queensland’s 2019 Safe Work and Return to Work Awards. The awards this year received 122 entries demonstrating excellence in work health and safety, electrical safety or injured worker rehabilitation and return to work. Safety Ambassador Shane Webcke will announce the ...

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Sep 20, 2019
Promising results from Liontown drilling

Promising results from Liontown drilling

Red River Resources says drilling at the Liontown project within its Thalanga operation in North Queensland is showing zones of thick high-grade copper, lead, zinc and gold mineralisation. The Liontown project comprises the significant polymetallic massive sulphide deposits at Liontown and Liontown East, which have a total mineral resource of 3.6 million tonnes at 10.0 per cent zinc equivalen...

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Sep 20, 2019
Shutdown crew raises cash for drought aid

Shutdown crew raises cash for drought aid

CS Energy and contractors Downer, Siemens and Intertek have thrown their support behind local drought-affected farmers by raising more than $10,400 for the Chinchilla-based charity Drought Angels. The funds were raised at a recent whole of site BBQ for the workforce at the major overhaul currently underway at CS Energy’s Kogan Creek Power Station near Chinchilla. The $90 million shutdo...

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Sep 20, 2019
Sandvik launches new three-boom jumbo

Sandvik launches new three-boom jumbo

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has launched a new tunneling jumbo, the DT1132i. The Sandvik DT1132i is a three-boom, electro-hydraulic jumbo that has been purpose-designed for fast and accurate drilling in tunneling and cavern excavation. The computer-controlled rig possesses operator-controlled boom positioning and full-face automatic drilling functions. As well as incorporating som...

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Sep 20, 2019
Field trip bears fruit for Inca Minerals

Field trip bears fruit for Inca Minerals

A reconnaissance field trip to the MaCauley Creek project, 75km west of Townsville, has identified visible mineralisation at several sites. Inca Minerals said the aim of the field trip was to inspect past mine workings and prospects within the projext area and obtain a broader understanding of the mineralising processes involved. Mineralisation over a 3km strike length appeared related to ...

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Sep 19, 2019
New offtake deal for Cape York silica project

New offtake deal for Cape York silica project

Diatreme Resources has announced a new MOU for offtake from its Galalar silica project in Far North Queensland. The agreement with Chinese company Wan Zhong Investment Group is for the potential supply of up to 500,000 tonnes per annum of photovoltaic-grade silica sand. It follows the signing of an MOU in July with the Fengsha Group, also for the potential supply of up to 500,000 tonnes p...

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Sep 19, 2019
Progress for $1 billion NQ resort proposal

Progress for $1 billion NQ resort proposal

A $1 billion development proposal for Halifax Bay near Townsville moves to the next stage of assessment with the release of final terms of reference for its environmental impact statement. Landmark Projects is behind the North Queensland Country Club Resort and Equestrian Centre proposal. Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the developer estimated construction of Stage 1 could start i...

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Sep 19, 2019
QRC highlights signficance of   Miners Memorial Day

QRC highlights signficance of Miners Memorial Day

Members of Queensland’s resources community today remember the lives of the almost 1500 workers who have died in mining operations. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Ian Macfarlane, who is attending the Miners Memorial Day service in Moura today, said this year’s memorial also commemorated the anniversary of the Moura No.2 mining disaster where 11 miners lost their lives o...

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Sep 19, 2019
Milestone for $750m gas project

Milestone for $750m gas project

Santos GLNG’s $750 million Roma East project has reached a milestone, with the natural gas compression facility officially handed over to the operations team. First gas from the Roma East field in the Surat Basin flowed in February this year and with commissioning now safely completed, the plant is fully operational.  The Roma East project involves bringing 480 wells online, including d...

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Sep 19, 2019
State pauses to pay tribute to miners killed at work

State pauses to pay tribute to miners killed at work

More than 450 people are expected to join the 2019 Miners Memorial Day Service in Moura today. The service is held annually on September 19 – the date of Queensland’s worst mining disaster where, in 1921, 75 miners lost their lives in a coal mine at Mount Mulligan. The Moura region in Central Queensland also has an especially dark history for mining tragedies and has seen 36 mine worker...

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Sep 18, 2019
Local content key for Cairns Convention Centre contract

Local content key for Cairns Convention Centre contract

The State Government says it is looking to appoint a locally based managing contractor who will employ local tradies for the Cairns Convention Centre expansion. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de Brenni released details of the tender last week, with local construction companies being given the opportunity to pitch to successfully deliver the $176 million project. Mr de Brenni sai...

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Sep 18, 2019
EOIs called for Roma building project

EOIs called for Roma building project

Queensland building contractors are invited to submit expressions of interest to develop the $5.95 million student nurse accommodation precinct at the new Roma Hospital. Minister for State Development and Infrastructure Cameron Dick said the project, a first for the hospital and the town, offers the opportunity to create more jobs in Roma. “This work will provide a real boost for tradies ...

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Sep 18, 2019
State backs tougher mine dust standards

State backs tougher mine dust standards

The State Government has committed to tighter coal mine dust controls, pledging to match new national recommended standards set to be released this year. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham told parliament the State Government would back Safe Work Australia’s proposal to reduce the occupational exposure limit for respirable coal dust to 1.5mg per cubic metre. “The simplest way to prevent occu...

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