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Great Cobar water to help Peak mine

Aurelia Metals is one step closer to being able to pump ground water from the old Great Cobar Mine workings to the Peak mine to help them in their goal to be water self-sufficient. The mine received conditional approval from Cobar Shire Council in October to construct and operate a […]

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Environmental management the focus of mines conference

Environment and community professionals from mines and quarries across the Central West gathered in Cobar last week for their annual conference. The theme of this year’s MEET (Mine and Extractive Environment Team) two day conference was ‘Tailings Storage Facility Management’ and included tours to the CSA and Peak Gold  mine […]

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Aurelia backs out of CSA purchase discussions

Aurelia Metals has declared it is no longer interested in purchasing CSA Mine. Aurelia’s executive chairman and CEO Cobb Johnstone, who recently took over the role from Jim Simpson, made the announcement last week following continuing speculation and commentary in the market regarding Aurelia’s interest in CSA Mine and a […]

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Aurelia the latest to show interest in CSA purchase

Aurelia Metals Limited (AMI) has confirmed it has held “preliminary discussions” with Glencore in relation to the potential purchase of Cobar’s CSA Mine. Aurelia owns the Peak Gold Mines and Hera Mine near Nymagee. The company released a “clarifying statement” to the ASX last week following a question raised at […]

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Peak prosecution proceeds in court

Two years after the death of a worker at the Peak Gold Mine, the NSW Resources Regulator has begun prosecution proceedings in the District Court against the mine. The Regulator will allege Mark Brilley, a local contract worker, died at the mine after working in hot and inadequately ventilated conditions […]

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AWU hears Peak workers’ concerns

The Australian Workers Union (AWU) is concerned the protracted uncertainty of employment at Peak Gold Mines (PGM) is having a detrimental effect on the mental health and safety of their members. AWU NSW Branch vice president Ron Cowdrey and organiser Brock Skelton were in Cobar last week to meet with […]