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Major redundancies expected for Central Queensland mine

Friday is D-day for dozens of mine workers at a 35-year-old coal project in Central Queensland. About 700 employees are thinking about their career options as Anglo American prepares to announce...

Black lung disease detected in open cut mine

The first confirmed case of black lung disease in a Queensland open cut mine has been revealed. The diagnosis has sparked widespread concern in the mining industry, with the potentially fatal lung...

Underground coal gasification banned in Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government has moved to ban underground coal gasification because of its environmental impact. State Development Minister and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham...

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The return of Black Lung

The deadly disease thought to have been eradicated thirty years ago has made a nasty return, sending shockwaves through the Queensland mining industry. But did it ever disappear, or did the industry...

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Breathe Easy

The following is an extract from D J Brake’s report, Quality Assurance Standards for Mine Ventilation Models and Ventilation Planning, which discusses the application of quality assurance in...

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20 Shades of Brown Coal

Minerals expert Dmitry Przhedetsky says lignite processing is a “miracle waiting to happen” and has shared 20 processing options to be considered.  Several times I have been asked by people outside...