For the first time since our tipping competition started in 2014, Xenith employees have taken out the top 3 positions in 2020.
Congratulations to Aaron Steinert, Principal Geologist for his win in this year’s NRL tipping competition, which included over 50 clients and employees. Even though the competition was suspended after Round 2 in March due to COVID, there were still 24 rounds of tipping to play.
Xenith was pleased to assist KGL Resources with their Ore Reserve Statement for the Jervois Copper Project located in the Northern Territory. This estimate was undertaken by Iain Ross as Competent Person, who is one of our Principal Mining Engineers based in our Brisbane office. (more…)
Xenith is pleased to announce that Andrew Knuckey has agreed to join our team in the key role of Manager Advisory.
Andrew will bring his highly accomplished set of skills and experience across operational management, finance and corporate advisory to Xenith, and will assist us to deliver our strategic plans over the next few years.
Andrew is a recognised resource industry expert and top ranked resource sector financial analyst by leading Australian Institutional Investors. (more…)
The Queensland mega-mining town that never eventuated
The following quote from 1983 provides an insight into town planning considerations for a proposed coal mining town in the Central Highlands of Queensland.
“Despite their growth rates, the great majority of these mining towns are unlikely to have the economic and social vitality of normal rural centres with similar populations. They are not much more than dormitory settlements, essentially suburbs without cities…For example, better roads could have made it quite feasible to amalgamate Moranbah and Dysart into a single town of some 20,000 to 25,000 people.” Source: Dr. Primod Sharma, University of Queensland, 1983.
The board of Xenith is pleased to announce that Mark Gregory has officially joined as a Non-Executive Director.
Mark will bring new set of skills to Xenith, and will further assist us to deliver our strategic plans.
Mark has a Bachelor of Business (accounting) and is accredited CPA.
Mark has had a wide ranging career in Mining, Mining Services, Property and Media businesses at CEO and Director levels, within both publicly listed and private corporate environments.
We welcome Mark to the Xenith team.
The township of Moranbah in Queensland’s Central Highlands is now 50 years old.
19 November 2019
It is half a century since the initial Moranbah township feasibility study commenced so Moranbah has reached a major milestone. The following extract from the Moranbah Township Feasibility Study of October 1969 provides a brief insight into Moranbah’s humble beginnings as a ‘frontier town’.
Xenith was pleased to assist Bounty Mining with their Life of Mine Planning and JORC Resource and Reserve estimates for the Cook Mine.
With these studies completed in July 2019, Bounty have been able to plan for an increase in production rate using the Place Change Bord and Pillar mining method. (more…)
Xenith’s Managing Director Troy Turner was interviewed by The Australian newspaper.
The article attached was included in a 10 page special report.
The special report was focussed on the significant contribution the Australian coal industry is making in regional Australia, as well as State and Federal governments with taxes and royalties.
After 13 years of service Ross Haupt, founding Director and well renowned Mining Engineer in the resources industry has stepped down as an employee of Xenith to pursue the life of the semi-retired, which will undoubtedly include more family time, travelling and of course, fishing! (more…)
Xenith continues to assist our clients with Geological modelling and Resource estimates in accordance with JORC code
Recent work for Bowen Coking Coal and Whitehaven Coal:
Bowen Coking Coal
Highlights for the Isaac River project near Moranbah
- Maiden Resource estimate of 5.3Mt for the Leichhardt seam of which 4.2Mt is classified as Indicated, and 1.1 Mt as Inferred
- The entire Indicated Resource estimate is based on open cut assumptions
- Exploration target identified for the Leichhardt Lower, Vermont and Girrah seams
Highlights for the Winchester South project near Moranbah
- Following the receipt of all the data from the previous owners, Whitehaven Coal Limited engaged Xenith Consulting Pty Ltd to generate a Coal Resource Estimate in accordance with the JORC Code 2012, for the Winchester South Project.
- The project is contained within the tenement MDL 183, which is located approximately 30 kilometres south-east of Moranbah, near the main mining precinct of the Bowen Basin.
- Several drilling programmes have been conducted over the tenement (~1,250 holes) by the previous owners over a period from the early 1980’s until 2014. The drilling was supported by several 2D seismic lines (~60 kilometres), and extensive coal quality testing providing sufficient data for a robust geological model of the deposit.
- The modelled seams are in the Rangal and Fort Cooper Coal Measures which sit stratigraphically above the Moranbah Coal Measures within the Bowen Basin. Three seams have been modelled and then estimated for the JORC Resources – Leichhardt, Vermont Upper and Vermont Middle/Lower.
- Coal Resources now total 530Mt, comprising 130Mt in the Measured Category, 300Mt in the Indicated Category and 100Mt in the Inferred Category.
In February, Xenith was named the 2018 Australia’s Mining Monthly Mining Consultant of the Year. This was thanks to the substantial efforts of our Hunter Valley Manager, David Lennard. The judging panel cited that it was David’s commitment to not only work as a consultant but to provide training and mentoring to clients and colleagues that stood out.
On 15 May, Rebecca Jackson, Principal Geologist (Singleton Office) was presented with this award at the Future of Mining conference in Sydney by Nathan Wayne, Sales Director – Aspermont Media.
As we have done in previous years, Xenith again entered a team in the Corporate Games in the Soccer 6’s Men 30+. On the last Sunday in April, we played a number of 30 minute pool games to achieve a ranking. After this our team were ranked 3rd and advanced to the Elimination Tournament to play the 6th team. A winning performance meant the team then had to play the team ranked in second. We also won this games so progressed to the Final. The two finalists were evenly matched and after an exhausting game, the full time score was still Nil all (0-0). The game went to a penalty shootout and unfortunately that’s where we lost 3-2. All our players put in a big effort but on the day, after five games in quick succession it just wasn’t quite enough but we are very proud of the teams effort.