- Lifting made safer in the mining industry
MHE-Demag Australia has been involved in the design, planning, manufacturing, installation, troubleshooting and service of a range of material handling systems and equipment for more than 50 years.
- Avoiding the next Deepwater Horizon
It has been seven years since the Deepwater Horizon explosion that killed 11 people and created what is regarded as the worst oil spill in United States history. A seminar series investigating the aftermath was recently held in Sydney, exploring the human and organisational factors that led to the disaster.
- Pike River mine re-entry examined
Gerard Morris analyses the process of re-entering the Pike River coal mine, the scene of the New Zealand mining disaster that killed 29 people in 2010.
- Exploring at greater depths
As mining companies search deeper underground for mineral deposits, the ability to find major resources more efficiently and cost effectively remains a challenge.
- A game changer for copper processing
FLSmidth’s Rapid Oxidative Leaching (ROL) technology is facilitating and maximising clean copper production from hard-to-process and arsenic-heavy concentrates.
- Rise in mining job ads signals start of turnaround
Data from jobs portal Seek shows that the number of advertised opportunities for jobseekers in mining has increased in the past year.
- Losing sleep over environmental risk?
Tailings dam failures have put environmental risk high on the list for mining companies. Gavin Wilby says there is help for the issues keeping executives up at night.
- Telstra servicing the mining industry
Australian Mining speaks to the head of Telstra Mining Services, Jeannette McGill, about her new role and the division’s progress since it developed mid last year.
- 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.