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Oct 24, 2019
Milestone for $760m Gladstone port project

Milestone for $760m Gladstone port project

Gladstone’s $760 million Gatcombe and Golding Cutting Channel Duplication project has reached a milestone, with the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted. The project will see the port’s existing bypass channels expanded to a depth of 16m and width of 200m, allowing increased vessel capacity, improved operational efficiencies and enhancing vessel movement safety of the ...

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Oct 23, 2019
Haulage system in the running for national award

Haulage system in the running for national award

Gladstone’s Premron Group has been named as a finalist in the 2019 METS Ignited Collaboration Award. The recognition comes for the work it is doing with the Kestrel coal mine and the Australian Coal Association. The Premron Continuous Haulage System (CHS) offers a competitive advantage to conventional bulk material handling in gateroad development as it carries waste away continuousl...

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Oct 23, 2019
Regions show their manufacturing might

Regions show their manufacturing might

Capricorn Sandstone Quarries is enhancing its manufacturing capabilities with an investment of up to $1 million in new splitting and veneer cutting technology. The Rockhampton business is among those making the Fitzroy region Queensland’s regional manufacturing powerhouse, contributing more than $1 billion annually to the State’s economy, according to government figures. Caprico...

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Oct 22, 2019
Port deconstruction project on film

Port deconstruction project on film

Xtreme Engineering is carrying out deconstruction works of Auckland Point shiploaders 1 and 2, and associated conveyor systems, at the Port Of Gladstone. Their work has been captured in time-lapse footage by Aerial Media Gladstone. (View below) Gladstone Ports Corporation says the $2 million project will complement the construction of the East Shores 1B Precinct and help facilitate the reg...

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Oct 22, 2019
CQ teams dominate national mines rescue titles

CQ teams dominate national mines rescue titles

Anglo American’s Grosvenor mines rescue team has broken a New South Wales winning streak at the Australian Underground Coal Mines Rescue competition. The Grosvenor crew were named national champions for 2019, followed by teams from Kestrel and Moranbah North. Those three Queensland teams and Glencore’s Oaky North took on Peabody Wambo, South32 Appin Pink, Centennial Clarence and a...

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Oct 22, 2019
Australian Mines keen to start Sconi

Australian Mines keen to start Sconi

Australian Mines says it has stepped up funding negotiations for its Sconi battery metals project in North Queensland ‘to progress project construction as soon as possible’. Managing director Benjamin Bell made the comment in the company’s quarterly report, highlighting the significant milestones achieved over the past few months. He also spoke of Les Guthrie joining the ...

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Oct 22, 2019
Paperwork to reignite Galilee Coal Project progress

Paperwork to reignite Galilee Coal Project progress

Clive Palmer’s Waratah Coal has reactivated the mining lease application for its 40Mtpa Galilee Coal Project. A public notice advising people to comment on the proposal by December was 2 published in Emerald’s CQ News on Friday. Details can also be found on the company’s website HERE In a media statement in response to queries on the move, the company said only that ...

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Oct 22, 2019
Roof fall buries equipment at Cook Colliery

Roof fall buries equipment at Cook Colliery

A continuous miner has been partially buried in a roof fall at Bounty Mining’s Cook Colliery, south of Blackwater. The company said the incident happened on Thursday (October 17), and did not result in any injuries. However it has halted production, as efforts continue to recover the CM13 continuous miner involved. Bounty said today that it expected mining to recommence later this...

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Oct 22, 2019
Melbourne students find concrete use for coffee waste

Melbourne students find concrete use for coffee waste

A group of engineers is replacing sand with coffee grinds in a new twist on concrete. The project is – fittingly – in Melbourne and is among the work being celebrated at RMIT’s EnGenius event, where more than 1000 final-year engineering students from 11 disciplines showcase their work to industry and the public. The group found they could replace up to 10 per cent of sand in...

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Oct 21, 2019
Potential buyers shortlisted after CuDeco collapse

Potential buyers shortlisted after CuDeco collapse

The receivers for failed Cloncurry copper miner CuDeco say they have sought and gained expressions of interest from a range of local and international parties. The process undertaken by financial advisor Argonaut Securities was seeking offers to recapitalise and/or acquire the company or to acquire its assets. In a market update, FTI Consulting said the receivers and Argonaut had shortlist...

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Oct 21, 2019
Briggs continues to shine for Canterbury Resources

Briggs continues to shine for Canterbury Resources

Ongoing drilling at the Briggs copper project is intersecting broad intervals of copper and confirming higher grade zones in the deposit, Canterbury Resources says. “The news just keeps improving at Briggs,” managing director Grant Craighead said. “Not only is the scale of the deposit rapidly increasing, but we are discovering higher-grade zones of copper mineralisation that s...

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Oct 21, 2019
Study highlights strong outlook for Walford Creek

Study highlights strong outlook for Walford Creek

A scoping study has proven an attractive case for a $323 million mining and processing operation at the Walford Creek copper-cobalt project, 350km north-west of Mount Isa. The study looked at conventional open-pit and underground mining of the project’s Vardy and Marley deposits over a mine life of about 11 years. But project owner Aeon Metals says there is significant potential for e...

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Oct 20, 2019
Further funds to improve flood-damaged roads

Further funds to improve flood-damaged roads

Work to stabilise and reseal sections of Richmond to Winton Road, Burke Development Road and Gilliat-McKinlay Road is among the projects covered with an extra $15.7 million allocated to rebuild flood-damaged roads. Natural Disaster and Emergency Management Minister David Littleproud said the funding for priority projects was part of the joint Commonwealth and Queensland Government’s $134.5 ...

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Oct 20, 2019
Black Spot funds to fix Townsville intersection

Black Spot funds to fix Townsville intersection

Townsville City Council is upgrading a major intersection thanks to $906,500 in Black Spot Program funding. Council works to upgrade the intersection at Geaney Lane and Deeragun Road at Deeragun started on October 3. Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said the works at this intersection were crucial to reducing the accidents on the stretch of road. “Workers will instal...

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Oct 20, 2019
BHP bosses highlight safety journey

BHP bosses highlight safety journey

BHP chairman Ken MacKenzie has stressed the company’s focus on safety in his address to the company’s AGM, but says it has been unable to pinpoint the cause of a recent fatal accident in Central Queensland. Allan Houston, 49, died when the dozer he was operating rolled at BMA’s Saraji Mine in December. “For the first time in 15 years, we were not able to determine the d...

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Oct 19, 2019
Bumper quarter at Dugald River zinc operation

Bumper quarter at Dugald River zinc operation

The ramp-up of North-West Queensland’s Dugald River mine has continued successfully, with a record 47,296 tonnes of zinc in zinc concentrate produced last quarter, MMG says. This result was 32 per cent above the previous quarterly production. Higher production was attributable to higher mining, throughput and recovery rates and higher ore grades. The MMG-owned Dugald River mine ...

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Oct 19, 2019
Concentrator overhaul on track at Capricorn Copper

Concentrator overhaul on track at Capricorn Copper

Capricorn Copper has launched a week-long maintenance shutdown on its processing plant, with about 80 contractors joining 80 of the operation’s own Ausenco workforce for the job. Concentrator manager Marvin Muller from Ausenco said the shutdown was the biggest in the processing plant, 125km north of Mount Isa, since the copper mine was restarted in 2017. “We are completing more ...

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Oct 18, 2019
Fire-retardant foam study attracts fellowship funding

Fire-retardant foam study attracts fellowship funding

Queensland research to develop fire-retardant thermal insulation foams for safer buildings has received a $888,000 boost. The work at University of Southern Queensland (USQ) comes at a crucial time for global building industries in the wake of London’s Grenfell Tower fire. Dr Pingan Song, an expert in bio-nano polymers, said buildings around the world still contained the same combustible cl...

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