Queensland’s new Draft Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline

Queensland’s new Draft Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline

Queensland’s new Draft Minerals and Coal Reporting Guideline is now available for consultation and feedback by industry. The new Draft Guideline has been developed in consultation with industry.  It simplifies and streamlines industry reporting requirements, reduces reporting duplication and red-tape, and improves data quality through the use of standardised, reporting templates and units of measure.

New mining laws commence in Queensland

This week’s commencement of the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (MERCPA) in Queensland comes after a long two-year wait since the Act was passed. ‘The Act includes a set of complex legislative amendments over a range of areas of resource legislation including land access and changes to the restricted land framework,’ Mr Roche

UBC-SEG Student Chapter Mongolia Field Trip

The SEG Student Chapter at University of British Columbia have requested AIG publicise their upcoming field trip to Mongolia. The trip will visit six major mineral deposits in Mongolia and include a presentation on the regional geology of Mongolia in collaboration with the National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, as well as a number of cultural

CoalLog V2.0 files available

The latest version of ACARP Project C22017 – the “Borehole Data Standard for the Australian Coal Industry” (CoalLog) is now available to download and use.  The files available include the plotting symbols in various formats, standard seam and stratigraphy codes, as well as the “Geology and Geotechnical Training Manual”. Updated dictionaries and logging sheets are

CoalLog v2.0

A seminar to launch CoalLog v2.0 was held in Brisbane 11th March 2015.  If you were unable to attend the seminar, a video of the presentations is now available on the AIG YouTube channel  Presentations outline the features in CoalLog v2.0, discuss its application and provide information on the changes between v2.0 and previous releases

Coal Log V2.0 is Here

CoalLog V2.0 is here – find out about the latest developments in Brisbane next Wednesday, 11 March 2015. Phase 2 development of CoalLog includes: Plotting symbols for all lithologies and qualifiers Geology and Geotechnical Training Manual Standardised Stratigraphic and Seam Names Updated Logging Sheets and Code Dictionaries Find out more at the seminar and stay

Coal Log Review

Coal Log Review – Feedback to Committee Sought It is now two years since CoalLog, a proposed Borehole Data Standard for the Australian Coal Industry, funded by an ACARP project, was released.  Many Australian coal companies have implemented the CoalLog codes and formats for data collection as well to convert historical data.  Even though CoalLog was developed

20th Anniversary of the Moura Mine Disaster

Thursday 7th August 2014 marked 20 years since the Moura No.2 Mine disaster that took the lives of 11 coal mine workers in Central Queensland. This was the third coal mining disaster to strike Moura in less than 20 years. On the evening of 7th August 1994, 21 miners were working in No 2 Underground

Bowen Basin Symposium 2015

A call for papers has been issued for the next Bowen Basin Symposium, to be held in Brisbane 7-9 October 2015.  The Symposium is being organised by the Bowen Basin Geologists’ Group and GSA Coal Geology Group. Follow the link for a copy of the Call for Papers: Bowen Basin Conference Abstracts Keep up to date

Deutsche Bank Withdraws from Abbot Point Coal Terminal Expansion

Deutsche Bank has withdrawn from any involvement in the Abbott Point coal terminal expansion, citing concerns regarding its social licence to operate according to an ABC report. Reuters reported last week that the financial institution pulled out of the controversial expansion project on the grounds that UNESCO and the Australian government have come to different conclusions