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Mining Heritage

Aug 28, 2021
Stacks of Isa history in lead smelter milestone

Stacks of Isa history in lead smelter milestone

Glencore has delved into the archives to celebrate Mount Isa Mines’ history as it marks the 90-year anniversary of the commissioning of the lead smelter. It is a mighty milestone for the mining city, with a skyline marked by the towering presence of the operation’s current lead stack, standing at 270m. When Mount Isa Mines… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ...

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Aug 22, 2021
Support for centenary commemorations of Mount Mulligan mine collapse

Support for centenary commemorations of Mount Mulligan mine collapse

There’s been a big response to participate at the 100-year commemoration of the Mount Mulligan mine disaster. A whole underground shift comprised of 75 miners died in an explosion in Queensland’s northern-most coal mine in 1921. It is Queensland’s biggest mine disaster. The commemoration on September 19 is being organised by the State Government through… This content is for iQ Industry Quee...

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Nov 13, 2020
Heritage preserved under Ravenswood Gold’s watch

Heritage preserved under Ravenswood Gold’s watch

Three of Ravenswood’s landmark chimneys are undergoing extensive repair works to restore the structures to their former glory and ensure their survival for future generations. The chimneys were all part of working mine sites in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Local mine operator Ravenswood Gold said the structures had been repaired in 1979, but… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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Aug 31, 2020
Rosy start to Aeris’ $13m exploration plunge

Rosy start to Aeris’ $13m exploration plunge

Aeris Resources has reported early success in drilling at the Roses Pride gold deposit – a priority target among the tenements it acquired as part of the recent Cracow mine acquisition. The company has completed a 48-hole near-surface reverse-circulation drilling campaign at the deposit, intersecting gold mineralisation intersected over a 400m strike length. Aeris Resources… This cont...

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Jun 30, 2020
New view of Mount Morgan  mining complex

New view of Mount Morgan mining complex

Check out some detailed 3D imagery of the historic Mount Morgan mine site in Central Queensland. Click HERE Department of Natural Resources and Mines technical services and land and spatial information (LSI) teams have been working on an archival recording of the site. It says a development submission to the Queensland Heritage Council has been… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, i...

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Jun 17, 2020
A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A mining ghost town writ large in living memory

A recently published ‘biography’ of the North West Queensland uranium mining centre of Mary Kathleen has breathed new life into what is now a ghost town. ‘Mary Kathleen Reflections’ is written by retired geologist Andrew Cuthbertson whose first days in the mining industry in 1981 were among the last for the on-again, off-again operation.   Geologist… This content is fo...

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Mar 16, 2020
Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

Old-timer on show as port development pushes ahead

A D6 dozer, dating back to 1947, has found new digs at the East Shore 1B precinct at Port of Gladstone in a nod to the site’s industrial history. The dozer will be on permanent display at the precinct and has been refurbished to replicate the bulldozers that were used at the Auckland Point Coal… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ...

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Apr 22, 2019
Old MacDonald had a film, years and years ago

Old MacDonald had a film, years and years ago

To say that mining entrepreneur Alexander MacDonald lived an interesting life would be one of the great understatements. As Townsville-based historian Colin Hooper reveals, MacDonald was involved in mining and filmmaking, and quite a bit in between. “My interest in Alexander MacDonald was piqued by being told in Chillagoe in the 1980s about the world… This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Apr 13, 2019
Towers mining model a window to another era

Towers mining model a window to another era

It is a unique insight to the ground beneath the gold city of Charters Towers, passed down from an era before computer modelling. A 1930s plate glass model of the ore bodies and workings of the area has been taken out of storage and is set to be restored to its former glory. The broken… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life, iQ Rockhamp...

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