- How the mining industry can continue to improve productivity
It is time the Australian mining industry became serial innovators to unlock the next level of productivity gains. Ben Creagh writes.
- Curtin University launches $6.7m research centre to tackle mine rehabilitation
Western Australia’s Curtin University is collaborating with mining companies at a new $6.7 million research centre to apply world-class science to the rehabilitation of retired mine sites.
- Understanding the benefits of the Internet-of-Things
Schneider Electric’s Brad Yager discusses how the Internet-of-Things can unlock efficiency and productivity gains for mining companies.
- Taking Liebherr to the next level
Australian Mining spoke to Liebherr-Australia’s incoming general manager – sales and marketing, Tom Juric, about his new role, the company’s latest technologies and the cautious optimism in the mining industry this year.
- Reinventing Ausdrill for the next era of contracting
After battling through the challenges of the market downturn, Ausdrill is finding its place in what is still a difficult environment for Australian mining contractors.
- Copper find unearths mining boost for South Australia
A new copper find in South Australia has the potential to easily boost production.
- Hunting for a sustainable mining future
Mining in the Hunter region continues to overcome social, economic and environmental challenges to be a key driver for New South Wales.
- Harnessing nature to maximise copper recovery
A natural extraction technique for low-grade copper is being tested for its potential to maximise recovery rates and extend mine life.
- Engineering improved conveyor maintenance processes
ESS’ new retractable idler frame design simplifies conveyor maintenance, reduces cost and enhances worker safety.
- Continuous improvement processes boost Boart Longyear productivity
An improvement program at drilling company Boart Longyear has delivered notable gains in productivity and operational efficiencies.
- Prospect Awards winners profile: RCT
Australian Mining speaks to RCT, one of the past winners of the Prospect Awards, about the success of its Independent Guidance solution.
- When lightning strikes
TESA Electronics director Robert Burstall tells Australian Mining about how the company’s new StrikeAlert lightning detection devices can help increase safety in the instance of a lightning strike.
- More than a mobile phone
Martin Chappell, general manager Australia and New Zealand commercial channels, minerals and energy, at Motorola Solutions, spoke to Australian Mining about the benefits and challenges of implementing communications technologies on site.
- Lithium electrifies the Pilbara
Western Australia’s Pilbara may be better known for iron ore, but lithium is quickly making its name in the region.
- Improving steel casing installation in underground mines
Pybar Mining Services has developed a process that streamlines the drilling and installation of steel casing in underground mining situations.
- Why Fit Matters – Disposable Respirators Are A Proven Defence
Why Fit Matters Employers can have the best intentions when it comes to protecting their workforce from harmful airborne particles, but unless the supplied equipment works properly then it is a pointless exercise. Disposable respirators are a proven defence against a range of airborne media. A good disposable respirator can have the best features in … Continue reading Why Fit Matters – Disposable Respirators Are A Proven Defence
- Minimising downtime with equipment inspections
In current market conditions, it is common for mining companies to explore ways to extend the life of their mining equipment, according to Eriez.
- Bold porphyry copper exploration program aims to unearth sleeping giant in South Australia
A junior Adelaide-based resources company has high hopes that a bold new drilling program will trigger a copper exploration boom in South Australia.
- The future of underground mining at Carrapateena
Mining contractor Pybar applies innovative technologies at Oz Minerals’ Carrapateena project in South Australia.
- Digging more for iron ore
Australian Mining spoke to Carpentaria Exploration managing director Quentin Hill about the development of the Hawsons iron ore project near Broken Hill.