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More than 800sq km for Queensland resources industry

More than 800 square kilometres of land has been set aside for the resources industry, as part of Queensland’s first exploration forward plan released today. Minister for State Development and...

Coal’s formation is a window on an ancient world

As the world moves to combat climate change, it’s increasingly doubtful that coal will continue to be a viable energy source, because of its high greenhouse gas emissions. But coal played a vital...

Adani may abandon $16b Carmichael coal project

Adani may abandon the proposed $16 billion Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin if the proposed project is faced with any more hurdles. In his first interview with Australian media, Gautam Adani...

Hume Coal will not appeal NSW Land Court ruling

Hume Coal has announced they will not appeal ruling by NSW Land and Environment Court blocking land access. The mining company announced last week they have ruled out seeking leave to appeal the May...

Bauxite Hills Project closer to operating

Metro Mining Ltd has announced a capital raising of $5.6 million, comprising a fully underwritten shareholder rights issue aimed at raising $3.6 million, which follows a successful placement which...

metal in technology

Vulnerable Future Of Metal

In an effort to quantify the criticality of the 62 metals on the Period Table of Elements, a group of Yale researchers has published a new paper providing key insights into how extracting the metals...

New Tunnel a Milestone First For Grosvenor Mine

New Tunnel a Milestone First For Grosvenor Mine

A new kilometre long tunnel recently completed at Grosvenor mine, near Moranbah is believed to be a first for the Queensland coal mining industry. A Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) made the breakthrough...

Uranium Mining Banned in Queensland. Again.

Uranium Mining Banned in Queensland. Again.

Uranium mining will again be banned in Queensland just three years after the decades-long prohibition was overturned by the Newman Government. According to The Courier Mail, the state’s new Mines...

A third of geoscientists are undermployed or unemployed

One-third Of Geologists Unemployed Or Underemployed

According to a report by the ABC, about a third of geologists are underemployed or unemployed, due to a lack of exploration and consistently low commodity prices. The Australian Institute of...