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Dec 11, 2020
Explorers maintain the faith in mining’s future

Explorers maintain the faith in mining’s future

There’s increasing exploration activity in Queensland across the coal, energy, base and precious metals sectors. This was despite COVID and a drop in coal and petroleum prices, said Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) chair Kim Wainwright. According to the QEC’s 10th annual exploration scorecard, launched online today, council members invested more than $640 million in th...

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Oct 14, 2020
Here’s the drill on new training offerings

Here’s the drill on new training offerings

The Australian Drilling Industry Association has launched two new courses to give non-drillers a better handle on aspects of the industry. The two online offerings that kicked off last month focus on exploration drilling and geotechnical drilling, following on from an existing course in waterwell drilling for project managers, according to ADIA chief executive officer Peter Hall. “These c...

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Oct 07, 2020
Sconi in the spotlight at key  nickel forum

Sconi in the spotlight at key nickel forum

A world nickel industry guru identified the Sconi nickel laterite project in Queensland as one of the potential major new mines in the world to service the growing battery market for electric vehicles. The Sconi deposit is located near Greenvale west of Townsville. Jim Lennon of Macquarie Commodities (Europe) listed Sconi in his keynote and virtual presentation to Paydirt Media’s Aust...

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Sep 01, 2020
Latest data shows annual exploration growth

Latest data shows annual exploration growth

Mineral exploration expenditure lifted significantly in Queensland last financial year, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies says. But AMEC has raised concerns about the impact of tight border restrictions on more recent activity in the state. The total exploration spend in Queensland (other than petroleum) hit $403.4 million in 2019/20 compared to $313.4 million the previous...

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Jun 09, 2020
New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

The Queensland Government is opening up a further 1500sq km of gas country for exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said five parcels were to be released for tender on June 18 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins. “It’s essential that we keep exploration underway to identify the resources projects and jobs of the future as we emerge from COVID-19...

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May 06, 2020
Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

The State Government is backing Queensland’s explorers with a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 survival package including relief on a range of costs and initiatives to spark new opportunities. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham described exploration as the lifeblood of the resources sector, one of the strongest-performing sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Mines Minister Anthon...

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May 06, 2020
Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

The State Government is backing Queensland’s explorers with a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 survival package including relief on a range of costs and initiatives to spark new opportunities. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham described exploration as the lifeblood of the resources sector, one of the strongest-performing sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Mines Minister Anthon...

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May 06, 2020
Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

Shot in the arm for Queensland exploration

The State Government is backing Queensland’s explorers with a multi-million-dollar COVID-19 survival package including relief on a range of costs and initiatives to spark new opportunities. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham described exploration as the lifeblood of the resources sector, one of the strongest-performing sectors of the economy during the COVID-19 crisis. Mines Minister A...

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Mar 31, 2020
Plea to stop exploration jobs falling through the gap

Plea to stop exploration jobs falling through the gap

The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies is calling on the Federal Government to widen the criteria for the $130 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme. AMEC says the eligibility criteria as announced will exclude small mineral exploration companies, because they don’t have any turnover, which is a requirement for eligibility. “Small mineral exploration companies don’t hav...

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