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Cloncurry Copper Mine

Funding approval for $329m metal project in NWQ

A metal producer has been approved funding for its $329 million copper project in northwest Queensland. Altona Mining recently secured approval from China-based Sichuan Railway Investment Group...

QRC proposes special economic zone for north-west

The north-west could become a special economic zone if a bold proposal by the Queensland Resources Council gets off the ground. The QRC’s chief executive Michael Roche co-chaired the first meeting of...

Overlander--MT-ISA

Gas pipeline to link NT and QLD

A new gas pipeline to Mount Isa from the Northern Territory is a vital shot in the arm for jobs and economic development in the north west. The Northern Territory Government announced  yesterday that...

Hundreds of jobs secured at Mount Isa mines

Hundreds of jobs have been saved at Mount Isa Mines thanks to new environmental conditions that allows the Mount Isa Mines Copper Smelter and Townsville Copper Refinery to operate until the end of...

Mount Isa Mine Workers Evade Drug Tests

Mount Isa Mine Workers Evade Drug Tests

A contractor working at Mount Isa Mines has told the North West Star that some of his co-workers use synthetic drugs on their days off, rather than marijuana, so they’re able to pass workplace...

Body of missing Mt Isa Miner found

The body of missing Mt Isa miner, Brett Kelly, has been found by a team of searchers 20 days after he went missing in the underground copper mine in Queensland’s north west. Search teams found...

Blackwater woman takes home State mining award

Blackwater woman Leah Ross has been awarded the Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Award for Women in the Operator category. Leah was Thiess Australia Mining’s first female dozer and excavator...