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Rocklands copper mine opening a boost for North West

The opening of a $640 million copper mine near Cloncurry is another sign Queensland has weathered the storm of a worldwide resources price slump. Minister Assisting the Premier on North Queensland...

Queensland’s biggest “rock library” launched

Queensland’s biggest “rock library” is fuelling cheaper, faster mineral, petroleum and coal exploration after a $5 million expansion. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham officially...

Opal miner killed after mine collapse

Rescue teams dug with their hands to reach the body of a 62-year-old opal miner who became trapped underneath rubble after a collapse. Sidney Cuddy was killed when a trench in the shallow-cut mine...

Global tender opens to explore North West Queensland

Mineral explorers from around the globe have been invited to compete to explore Queensland’s North West Minerals Province. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines...

New green bauxite processing method developed

North Queensland has some of Earth’s largest known bauxite deposits, but their potential has largely remained locked in the ground, until now. A University of Queensland researcher has collaborated...

Lithium industry expected to boom in NT

The Northern Territory is hoping to tap into the growing lithium market, with a record number of mining companies exploring in the state. Ian Scrimgeour from the NT Department of Mines and Energy...

WA named world’s top mining investment destination

Australia has been named the most attractive region in the world for investment, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual survey of mining and exploration companies. The aim of the survey is to...

Queensland miners urged to “vote for their jobs”

The Queensland Resources Council is calling on the 60,000 workers across the state’s resources sector and the additional 300,000 workers whose jobs depend on the sector to support political parties...

North Stradbroke sand mining to end by 2019

Sand mining on North Stradbroke Island is to substantially cease by 2019, with the Queensland Parliament voting in favour of the phase-out to allow the creation of new, sustainable jobs. The North...

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