It was an intense and informative induction to the Tasmanian minerals and mining world for representatives of a new government agency.
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Hopes of a Mount Lyell restart have surged after top executive Tom Albanese spoke bullishly about the veteran West Coast mine's future.
Contractors will have extra work and 1,500 jobs will be secured through a new power deal announced by Bell Bay Aluminium (BBA) and Hydro Tasmania in May.
Henty driller Allan Thomas probably won't know when he's found the rock sample that saves the 19-year-old mine from prolonged closure. He works 12-hour shifts drilling into its rock face searching for gold deposits large enough to reopen mining after this year.
TMEC’s CEO Wayne Bould said if the Rogetta project did proceed, along with the potential restart of mining at Avebury and Mt Lyell, the industry would be back on track.