There will be 2 million tonnes of ore processed at Sconi each year for at least 18 years.
The Closing the Gap 2018 update reported 6599 Indigenous Australians were employed in mining.
The total export figures surpassed the previous record by 2Mt.
Resources jobs were up 20% on the previous year in the November quarter.
The boost in royalties is good news for the Queensland government, according to the QRC.
Coal accounted for 69% of economic contributions.
Amendment to remove retrospectivity introduced at 11th hour.
New technologies can increase safety for workers.
Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan said the coal figure showed the industry's strength.
The 430 workers being laid off by Glencore will likely be quickly snapped up by other miners.
Resources are the lifeblood of Queensland, QRC boss believes.
Rio gets applauded for its efforts to bridge the gap at the Amrun mine in Weipa.