- Alumina to close Suralco mine: What does this mean for investors?
In the first week of January 2017, Alumina, one of Australia’s major mining companies, announced it is to permanently shut down the Suralco mine and refinery in Suriname.
- Chart: How Every Commodity Performed in 2016
It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.
- Making black lung bite the dust
A new dust suppression technology has been developed to help tackle incidence of black lung.
- Making sure the future does not wear out
Australian Mining speaks to Laserbond chairman Allan Morton about the company’s partnership with the University of South Australia and its vision for the future.
- Rocklands copper mine debuts
Australian Mining attended the opening of Cudeco’s Rocklands copper mine in Queensland.
- Four myths about the supposed oil and gas bonanza in the Arctic
The Arctic is experiencing an extraordinary heatwave… so does this mean the region’s fabled energy resources will finally be exploited?
- Carmichael mine jumps another legal hurdle, but litigants are making headway
The Carmichael coal mine planned in Queensland has cleared another legal hurdle, with the state’s Supreme Court dismissing a legal challenge to the validity of the state government’s decision to approve the project.
- How Western Australia is handling the end of the mining boom
For many years Western Australia enjoyed solid economic growth, matched by business investment and an unemployment rate lower than the national average.
- There’s hope for Tasmania in the post-mining boom era
States like Tasmania have benefited from the end of the mining boom says Christopher Kent, speaking for the last time as the RBA Chief Economist.
- Can billions of litres of coal seam gas water be safely reinjected into the ground?
Water produced when coal seam gas (CSG) is extracted from below ground can be safely re-injected hundreds of metres underground, according to new CSIRO research.
- Australia must catch up with Papua New Guinea on how we tax gas
With Australia’s budget deficit worsening, following Papua New Guinea’s lead may help us bring in more revenue from natural gas, sooner.
- Australia can’t bank on an iron ore Trump bump in the long term
Trump’s fiscal policies could mean commodities rally in the short term, boosting the Australian government’s budget, but this could be undone in the long term.
- Where do our raw materials come from? [infographic]
BullionVault’ latest infographic identifies the global output in dollar terms of the world’s most important natural resources and raw materials.
- Policy uncertainty continues to hamper carbon emissions management
Uncertainty surrounding regulatory requirements is the main hindrance to carbon-intensive companies taking long-term action on managing emissions, my research finds.
- Bluetooth mining sensors save time and money in diamond drilling
Bluetooth technology is being used to increase the efficiency and precision of diamond drilling.
- Hazelwood’s closure calls for a rethink on Latrobe Valley solutions
The announcement of the closure of Hazelwood power station in 2017 adds further complexity to an uncertain future facing the Latrobe Valley community.
- Four environmental reasons why fast-tracking the Carmichael coal mine is a bad idea
Pressure is mounting for Adani’s Carmichael coal mine to proceed in inland Queensland.
- PRRT explained: why aren’t we benefitting from the resource tax?
The way the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) is set up means mining usually generates some revenue, on top of the corporate income tax, for the government over the life of projects.
- 11 Things Every Metal Investor Needs to Know About Zinc [infographic]
After shooting up in price over 35 per cent this year, zinc has gained the attention of many investors and speculators again.
- The gas industry needs a carbon price to compete with coal
Putting a price on carbon would benefit the Australian gas industry, at least in the short term.