More mining jobs in Queensland as century zine mine re-opens

More mining jobs in Queensland as Century Zinc Mine reopens

As prices for zinc surge, Attila Resources has agreed to acquire the Century zinc mine in northwest Queensland from MMG which is great news for mining jobs in Queensland.

With it being in care and maintenance mode since early 2016, the rehabilitation of the Century Zinc mine is expected to deliver more employment opportunities to the northwest Queensland region.

Attila will acquire the mine and all of its existing infrastructure, including the Karumba Port Facility which still contains 2.5Mt of JORC compliant zinc metal equivalent in its tailings, in addition to multiple undeveloped phosphate deposits.

The acquisition comes after MMG signed an agreement which transferred the mine to the Century Bull subsidiary Century Mine Rehabilitation Project, for further rehabilitation.

Under their earn-in agreement with Attila, Century Bull will conduct the extraction of metal from evaporation dam water and will also complete a bankable feasibility study into reprocessing zinc tailings.

This is set to increase employment, training and business opportunities for Century and its surrounding communities.

MMG chief executive officer Jerry Jiao said this renewed project is a great outcome for Queensland.

“It provides new life for the substantial Century assets, while supporting dedicated rehabilitation and ongoing employment, training and business opportunities,”ť Jiao said.

“Under this new plan, Century Bull will continue to generate employment and training opportunities and other ongoing benefits to the communities and businesses of the Lower Gulf.”ť

The Century mine previously employed more than 1000 people.

How do I get mining jobs in Queensland if I have no experience?

Many people ask us how to get a mining job with no experience? There are a lot of factors and answers to this question. It depends on your previous experience, qualifications, whether you have the correct certifications, tickets and also the right attitude.

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There could be a lot of opportunity for new starters to get a foot-in-the-door, so even if you have never worked in the mining industry, with the right mix of certification, experience and ability – you could score a job with Adani at its Carmichael mine.

If you need to talk with someone about booking in to a training course, or you need help with your resume, call Industry Pathways on 0403 560 594, they have specialist advisers on hand to help.


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Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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