- Tighter drilling on tighter margins
New coal seam gas field testing of Tight Radius Drilling (TRD) technology at an operation in the Bowen Basin is delivering successful results.
- The possibilities of applying the technology of ore caving in caved-in deposits
This technical article examines geomechanical issues, and solutions, in mining caved-in deposits.
- Why so bearish? How hidden bias is sinking global stocks
It’s been a shaky start to 2016 for global stock markets, with substantial falls across all international markets, followed by some weak rallies, but why does the market continue downwards?
- Three possible reasons gold may be a stayer in 2016
This year looks to be another one of increased volatility as the market see-saws in different directions. This infographic investigates the path gold may take in 2016.
- The Periodic Table of commodity returns
This year’s Periodic Table of commodity returns highlights what may be on of the worst years on record, with no growth recorded.
- Why do oil prices keep going down?
Just this week, the cost of a barrel of crude reached a 12-year-low of US$27, down from more than $100 a little more than year ago. And that may not be the end of it, according to some in the industry.
- Is the gold oil gap signifying more pain to come?
Is the widening gulf between the oil and gold prices a an indication of an even greater economic storm on the horizon?
- Queensland Nickel’s demise: Yabulu, a relic refinery
An insight into the collapse of Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel operations
- The Metal Market: January 2016
Pallion Precious Metals gives a January round up for metals, and forecasts what lays ahead for the new year.
- The fight at the end of the tunnel [opinion]
Mining’s struggles are far from over as the start of the year sees shareprices decimated globally.
- Heading north: how the export boom is shaking up Australia’s gas market
You might have missed it, but last month something unusual happened in Australia’s eastern gas market.
- We can deal with reduced resources exports [opinion]
Australia’s minister for Resources and Energy, Josh Frydenberg, gives his view of the current economic climate for mining and oil and gas.
- What may happen if commodity price stay low? [opinion]
Following analysis of the super commodity cycle and conclusion that commodity prices should stay low or continue to fall for the next 15 years, this article looks at what may come next.
- Think gold is a safe haven? You might as well try the pokies
Recent and dramatic increases in the volatility of global equity markets have led to investors considering – once again – gold as a “safe haven” from storms in the markets. However, the turmoil in the markets stemming largely from events in China has not left commodities alone.
- A silver liner-ing at a copper mine
A redesign of discharge chutes at a copper mine has resulted in increased service life.
- Are we in the middle of a downturn Super Cycle? [opinion]
One economist believes were are in the midst of a commodity downturn that may last for twenty years.
- A safer alternative for spark testing
New technology has been developed to take the danger out of spark testing in underground coal mines.
- 2016: The year ahead for mining and METS
METS industry body Austmine, and METS companies, forecast what may come in 2016, and where the mining and METS industries are headed.
- The world’s most expensive materials, by weight [infographic]
A breakdown of the most expensive materials in the world by weight. Surprisingly, not all are metals.
- What science can tell us about the ‘world’s largest sapphire’
The largest sapphire ever uncovered – a 1404 carat rock – was found in Sri Lanka, so how did the stone grow so large?