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Mount Isa

Jan 04, 2021
Continued drilling as results firm up Big One Deposit

Continued drilling as results firm up Big One Deposit

Positive drill results are coming in for Castillo Copper’s Big One Deposit. It’s part of the Mount Oxide project located in the Mount Isa copper belt district where a drilling contractor recently completed 20 holes with positive results including six partial assays for visible copper of up to 4.1 percent.  The board was preparing to release the complete drill logs and relevant obse...

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Jul 01, 2020
Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

Motoring treasures go for a digital spin

The best wheels in the North West are hitting a digital arena this year after the COVID-19 crisis forced Mount Isa Motor Show organisers to opt for an online version. Last year’s event attracted 80 vehicles and drew more than 600 people through the gates at Buchanan Park. This year will see the Mount Isa ‘Digital’ Motor Show go live online on July 12. (Details HERE) ...

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May 08, 2020
New feasibility study enhances Eva’s glow

New feasibility study enhances Eva’s glow

Copper Mountain Mining has announced positive results from its 2020 feasibility study update for the Eva copper and gold project, 95km north-east of Mount Isa. But company president and chief executive officer Gil Clausen says they will only proceed with development ‘in the right copper price environment’. Total initial development capital for the Eva copper project is estimate...

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May 05, 2020
Mica Creek power plant to be mothballed from next year

Mica Creek power plant to be mothballed from next year

Mount Isa’s Mica Creek Power Station will be placed into ‘cold storage’ at the end of this year, owner Stanwell Corporation says. Mica Creek Power Station manager Paul Smith said the plant would have required a costly life-extending overhaul in order to supply energy to customers beyond 2020. News the plant will be mothballed highlights the ‘urgent need’ to bu...

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Jan 20, 2020
New recruits boost State’s mine inspector ranks

New recruits boost State’s mine inspector ranks

Four new mines inspectors are starting work this fortnight at Rockhampton, Mackay and Mount Isa. Acting Mines Minister Mark Ryan said the four new recruits had boosted the ranks of Queensland’s coal and metalliferous mine and quarry inspectors to 46. “The safety and the health of our 70,000 resource workers is paramount and our mine inspectors need to be close to where the mines are,”...

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Jan 13, 2020
Glencore scholarships smooth learning  pathways

Glencore scholarships smooth learning pathways

Glencore has awarded a range of scholarships to help set North-West Queensland students and employees on a pathway to success. They include the Vic Stampton Technical Growth Scholarship, honouring a long-time supervisor of mining research at Mount Isa Mines. The scholarships provide financial support to assist successful recipients in their first year of university studies. This year’...

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Dec 07, 2019
Workers vote down Glencore  enterprise agreement

Workers vote down Glencore enterprise agreement

Proposed enterprise agreements for Mount Isa Mines and the Ernest Henry Mine have been voted down by Glencore’s workforce. The Australian Workers’ Union welcomed the results, saying Glencore’s proposed EBA failed to lock-in a pay rise and also failed to take action on other key issues facing the workforce. AWU Queensland Branch Secretary Steve Baker said union members had sent Glenco...

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Nov 28, 2019
Union pushes ‘no’ vote on  Mount Isa Mines EBA

Union pushes ‘no’ vote on Mount Isa Mines EBA

The Australian Workers’ Union is fighting a proposed workplace agreement at Mount Isa Mines, saying it fails to lock in one single pay rise. The union says Glencore’s proposed EBA fails to take action on a number of key issues and will see workers miss out on a guaranteed pay rise for the life of the agreement. Negotiations have been taking place over the past year on the agreement, whi...

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Nov 25, 2019
$6m exploration deal for Hammer’s Mount Isa Project

$6m exploration deal for Hammer’s Mount Isa Project

Hammer Metals has entered a joint venture deal which will see Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) invest up to $6 million in a cluster of its North West Queensland projects. The JV covers sections of the Even Steven, Mount Philp, Dronfield West and Malbon target areas within Hammer’s Mount Isa Project. Hammer managing director Daniel Thomas hailed the agreement as d...

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