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Jan 06, 2021
Council leading the way with landfill rehabilitation project

Council leading the way with landfill rehabilitation project

An ambitious process used to cap a 50 year old landfill is due for completion this month in Townsville. Townsville City Council is the first council in Australia to use a bituminous geomembrane to cap a landfill site for its rehabilitation. The $4 million project is constructing the final cap on the remaining portion of the Hervey Range landfill. The bituminous geomembrane is less prone ...

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Nov 17, 2020
Steady as she blows at Ravenswood Gold

Steady as she blows at Ravenswood Gold

Orica and Roc-Drill have won the contract to deliver drill and blast services to Ravenswood Gold in historic Ravenswood, west of Townsville. The agreement builds upon the joint service agreements the companies already have in Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Project owner EMR GEAR Consortium is going full steam ahead to develop the Ravenswood Expansion Project, as detailed in plans fi...

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Nov 03, 2020
Incentive needed to help fill a generational legacy

Incentive needed to help fill a generational legacy

Baby boomer geoscientists say Australia is failing to make the most of the competitive job creation advantage provided by resources.  Opportunities in the industry are going begging as a generation which oversaw booming coal, base and precious metals and iron ore developments among others, retire. The issue has been highlighted by an Australian Institute of Geoscientists report which s...

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Sep 18, 2020
Quarrying and wet processing webinars

Quarrying and wet processing webinars

CDE is hosting a 2-day virtual event on a range of materials processing topics. More than 70 sessions involving 100 plus industry experts across multiple time zones are planned. The free-of-charge event takes place over October 14 and 15. CDE is committed to solving challenges, educating, and innovating the quarrying & wet processing industry, and alongside our valued partners we wil...

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Aug 06, 2020
New protocols to tackle tailings risks

New protocols to tackle tailings risks

A newly released Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management will help support the safe management of tailings facilities around the world, says the Minerals Council of Australia. The new industry protocols come 18 months after the tailings dam disaster at the Corrego do Feijão mine in Brazil that killed 270 people. They were developed through an independent global tailings review, co...

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Jul 27, 2020
Investors steer mining sentiment

Investors steer mining sentiment

What does 14 trillion dollars or so buy you these days? A lot of influence in the mining industry. That’s what the Investor Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative has tied up in funds invested in mining.  They are a group of investors including institutions like the Church of England having an increasingly strong influence on company policy said head of the University of Queensland...

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Jul 13, 2020
QRC raises concerns over environmental bill

QRC raises concerns over environmental bill

The Queensland Resources Council has raised concerns about further red tape stymying industry as a result of changes under the Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2020. The QRC today appeared before the committee reviewing the legislation and urged it to recommend the State Government clarify aspects, particularly the qualifications and role of the Rehabilitation Comm...

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Mar 20, 2019
Big coal invests in Mine rehab

Big coal invests in Mine rehab

Anglo American’s Australian operations will invest more than $162 million in industry-leading mine rehabilitation over the next five years. Chief Executive Officer of Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, said the company was committed to the highest standards of environmental performance. Anglo American’s Australian operations include five metallurgical coal...

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