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Cloncurry

Dec 21, 2020
South 32 funds a new youth mentor position in Cloncurry

South 32 funds a new youth mentor position in Cloncurry

South32’s Cannington operation has partnered with registered charity RedDoor Community Services to help disengaged young people in the Cloncurry region fulfil their potential. Cannington’s AU$60,000 investment has enabled RedDoor to expand its services by employing a new Youth Development Mentor to deliver registered training programs in construction, hospitality and business for young peo...

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May 08, 2020
Como enlisted as Ausmex weighs up processing options

Como enlisted as Ausmex weighs up processing options

Ausmex has brought Como Engineers onboard to help weigh up its processing options as it pushes ahead with plans to start producing gold by the end of the year. The company plans to establish a Cloncurry mining hub with multiple pits centred on the Mount Freda and Golden Mile gold projects. The operations would employ 50-100 people, and Ausmex executive director and chief operating officer...

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May 05, 2020
Boeing unveils Loyal Wingman combat drone

Boeing unveils Loyal Wingman combat drone

A Boeing-led Australian industry team has rolled out its first Loyal Wingman unmanned aircraft for the Royal Australian Air Force.  The combat drone uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms. It is Boeing’s largest investment in an unmanned aircraft outside of the United States. The working Loyal Wingman prototype now moves into grou...

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Dec 06, 2019
Eloise copper operations remain on hold

Eloise copper operations remain on hold

Operations remain suspended at the Eloise copper mine, about 60km south-east of Cloncurry, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate says. “To date (6 December 2019) Eloise Copper Mine has not demonstrated to the QMI that the risk to workers is at an acceptable level,” a QMI spokeswoman said. “Subsequently operations remain suspended. “The safety of Queensland mine worker...

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Oct 05, 2019
Ausmex sights set on 2020 gold start

Ausmex sights set on 2020 gold start

Ausmex Mining says it is committed to fast-tracking the Mt Freda complex into production in 2020 as high-grade gold results continue to roll in from its drill program. The company aims to release a maiden JORC resources estimate for the combined Mount Freda complex and Golden Mile projects near Cloncurry by late November. It will then kick off a mining study and plan of operations to re-ope...

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May 06, 2019
Cloncurry’s call for more councillors placed on hold

Cloncurry’s call for more councillors placed on hold

The Electoral Commission of Queensland has deferred Cloncurry Shire Council’s request for more councillors to represent he region. The council conducted a survey in April/May last year on the question, “Do you support increasing councillor numbers from Mayor and four councillors to Mayor and six councillors”. It said the results highlighted the community’s support for increasing th...

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Apr 19, 2019
Singer highlights flooding heartache with new track

Singer highlights flooding heartache with new track

Recording artist Madeleine Chaplain may be based in Melbourne now, but she has drawn on her Cloncurry roots for new release ‘The Flood’. All proceeds of the song will go to Cloncurry-based charity Sisters of the North. Chaplain grew up on a cattle station north of Cloncurry, where her family was directly affected by the flooding in February that wiped out hundreds of thousands ...

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Apr 05, 2019
Cash for North-West Qld infrastructure projects

Cash for North-West Qld infrastructure projects

The State Government has committed more than $2.4 million to three critical infrastructure projects in North-West Queensland. Projects in McKinlay, Cloncurry and Flinders shire council areas will be funded through Round 4 of the $295 million Building our Regions program. State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick, said the works would drive economic ...

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Apr 04, 2019
Jericho copper discovery at centre of 21,000m drill campaign

Jericho copper discovery at centre of 21,000m drill campaign

Minotaur has launched a 21,000m drilling campaign at the Jericho copper discovery within the Eloise joint venture project in North-West Queensland. Two multi-purpose rigs will be utilised, operating 24/7, with drilling planned to a vertical depth of 300m. Minotaur said 80-90 holes were planned within the central Jericho zone, a portion of a broader mineral system as defined by drilling in...

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