A Quiet Green Light

china stone mine

A new mega-mine worth $ 7 Billion has been green lighted by the State Government for the Galilee Basin. In a move that failed to produce even a media release the Minister Queensland’s independent Co-ordinator-General has approved MacMines Austasia Pty Ltd.’s proposal to construct and operate … [Read more...]

Canuck Joins the Mining Hunt

Teck Australia

Canadian mining giant Teck has joined the growing band of explorers on the hunt for Queensland resources. Teck Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canada’s largest diversified resource company, Teck Resources Ltd, has been given the green light to start exploring a 102 square kilometre site … [Read more...]

Carmichael Coal Project on track

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Adani is now expected to begin construction work on its Carmichael Mine before Christmas Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen is welcoming the news. He says The company’s new plan announced this week to essentially halve the length and capacity of rail line needed for the coal Project … [Read more...]

Mine Life Extension Drives Jobs

North Goonyella mine.

Another seven years of work for more than 230 mine employees is one of the upsides of this weeks’ decision to extend the life of the North Goonyella mine. Peabody Energy has announced it will mine at its North Goonyella coal operations until 2026 and the company says their new longwall also … [Read more...]

New ground Released for Resource Projects

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The largest amount of land released under the State’s exploration program has been showcased at Mines and Money Conference underway in Brisbane today. Mines Minster Anthony Lynham told the gathering that the Government is offering 43,250 km² for investors looking to invest in petroleum and gas … [Read more...]

Queensland Leads Exploration Activity

mineral exploration

Queensland’s $56 billion resource industry is outperforming other states in exploration activity and is continuing to reap the benefits of high commodity prices and a continued boost in exports and jobs. This week’s Mineral and Petroleum Exploration Australian Bureau of Statistics Report shows … [Read more...]

Billons Bonanza

mining and gas sector

With more than $5 billion in mining deals secured in Queensland in the past six months observers are saying the mining and gas sector is on the road back and expected to revive and generate hundreds of jobs. It’s tipped also that there’s more to come with the wider benefits of the revival to be … [Read more...]

Have Your Say on Old Mine Sites

Old mine site

The State Government has released its Abandoned Mines Discussion Paper today and they’re asking for feedback from communities on how to manage old mine sites. Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says Queensland has a rich mining history, but with that comes a legacy of old mine sites which need … [Read more...]