Mining Heritage

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Landmark Urquhart headframe stands tall in mining history

The Urquhart shaft headframe holds a special place in Mount Isa’s skyline and is acknowledged as a significant piece of Queensland’s European heritage. Originally named No. 1 Ore Shaft, the infrastructure was built between 1929

August 28, 2021

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 ...

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August 22, 2021

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. ...

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November 13, 2020

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 ...

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June 30, 2020

New view of Mount Morgan mining complex

Check out some detailed 3D imagery of the historic Mount Morgan mine site in Central Queensland. Click ...

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June 17, 2020

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 ...

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March 16, 2020

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 ...

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April 22, 2019

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 ...

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April 13, 2019

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 ...

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June 16, 2018

‘Forgotten’ father of NQ mining

John Moffat is sometimes referred to as the “father of Irvinebank”, yet very few people would know ...

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October 5, 2017

Big birthday bash for Blackwater coal mine

BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) is celebrating 50 years of operations at Blackwater Mine, marking the milestone ...

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October 3, 2017

Golden milestone for alumina giant

A processing business dubbed ‘the giant that never sleeps’ celebrates 50 years of operation in 2017. Queensland ...

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July 16, 2017

A pioneer in open-cut coal mining

Blair Athol coal mine is poised to enter a new chapter under its latest owners, TerraCom subsidiary ...

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December 14, 2016

Miners Memorial Monument to be built in Redbank next year

The sacrifices made by Queensland’s miners and their contribution to the State’s economy will be permanently honoured ...

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September 19, 2016

Queensland remembers lost miners

Miners Memorial Day has been commemorated in Moranbah on the anniversary of Queensland’s worst mine disaster. More ...

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August 24, 2016

Game in the name for early miners

Near the town of Ewan in Queensland there is a cluster of old mines named after fish.  ...

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