The key aim of the Queensland Future Skills Partnership is to fund and facilitate the fast-tracked development and delivery of new autonomy related qualifications in open-cut mining
operations in Queensland.
Hunter Valley Operations and Mount Thorley Warkworth are multi-seam, multi-pit, open-cut mining
operations that produced 5.2m tons of semi-soft coking coal and 19.5m tons of thermal coal in 2015.
Although the main purpose of shovels is to excavate and remove overburden in open-cut mining
operations, it may also be used in the loading of extracted minerals, such as coal.
The Whitesburg mining operations are the surface and high wall mining type, also known as opencast or open-cut mining
, which is very economical when the coal seam is near the surface.
"The base case stage 1 valuation of open-cut mining
operation on Irvine Island, with an initial mine life of 11 years, was modeled solely on the Indicated Mineral Resources defined at the southern end of the Hardstaff Peninsula and does not include any of the Mineral Resource defined at the Isthmus Region".
The firm has prioritised exploration targets in Central Slovakia for testing in 2010 which includes high-grade vein-style targets with potential for both underground and open-cut mining