- Mining outlook: volatility will force cuts to operations and jobs
As we wade into reporting season, we examine how a number of industries are faring, today the spotlight falls on the mining sector
- Transport outlook: larger companies will survive global economic downturn and slowdown in mining
As we wade into reporting season, we examine how a number of industries are faring, today the spotlight falls on the transport sector.
- Australia grabs PDAC spotlight
Recognition of Western Australia as the planet’s top mining jurisdiction, rising gold prices and falling energy costs provided a boost for Australia at the world’s largest mining conference.
- DynaCut oscillating disc cutter technology achieving breakthroughs
CRCMining has partnered with Joy Global to further develop and advance its DynaCut technology by modelling equipment performance across a range of rock properties.
- A crackdown on coal dust [opinion]
The resurgence of black lung has given us cause to question our medical scrutiny, but is Australia up to World’s Best Practice for dust suppression? Ben Hagemann writes.
- Why are we not seeing any discussion regarding innovation and technology associated with the resources industry?
Diggers & Dealers forum chairman Nick Giorgetta discusses the dismissal of mining’s contribution to more than just the economy.
- The next four trends for the Industrial Internet
As the mining industry suffers under depressed commodity prices, the Industrial Internet of Everything is helping operators to shave costs and lift productivity. Cole Latimer examines the next four trends leading the sector.
- Twisting the history of steel wire rope
Ben Hagemann puts a new twist in the tale of one of America’s last surviving steel wire rope manufacturers.
- Queensland coal mines will push threatened finch closer to extinction
With more than half of the black-throated finch habitat subject to potential mining development, experts fear for the future of the species.
- Automation won’t destroy jobs, but it will change them
As automation and autonomous machinery becomes more prevalent on the mine, it is changing the face of the industry, but how will it affect workers?
- The Internet of Mining Things delivers the next wave of productivity
The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasing the connectedness of people and things on a scale that once was unimaginable.
- Battling against Queensland’s black lungs
With a review of the Coal Mine Workers’ Health Scheme underway in Queensland, Ben Hagemann looks at the emerging debate around coal miners pneumoconiosis,
- Say what you like about BHP, it didn’t squander the boom
In the wake of major senior cuts and division shuffling at BHP, the miner has attracted heavy criticism, but unlike many other miners it took full advantage of the boom while it lasted.
- Australian Mining speaks with Siemens’ Dr. Thomas Moser
Australian Mining speaks to Siemens Dr. Thomas Moser as the company opened a new $20 million equipment service centre for the mining, energy, shipping and heavy industry sectors.
- We should work together in the race to mine the solar system
With interest in the prospect of mining the moon and asteroids gaining pace, it’s time to take a hard look at what’s really at stake.
- How should the government help coal communities?
As Anglo American prepares to exit its Australian coal mines, how can the communities around the mines be supported? Three Ohio University academics provide a potential US example.
- The resilience of Australia’s energy and resources sectors in challenging times [opinion]
Federal resources and energy minister Josh Frydenberg address to the National Press Club on Australia’s mining industry.
- What’s needed to help mining minnows get off the ground
An insight into the steps needed to reinvigorate the junior miner sector.
- Dragline right-of-entry: Drawing a line in the sand [opinion]
The latest precedent from the Fair Work Commission relating to right-of-entry to BMA draglines has BHP furious about the prospect of the loss of productivity, but that’s a very small part of the picture.
- Cyber security and mining in the age of automation
As more mining operations become computerised, what are the new risks arising? WatchGuard Technologies David Higgins writes*.