- Innovation drives increased uptime
Metso’s new MX cone crusher is achieving notable outcomes around the world for its users.
- Prospect Awards winner profile: Glencore
Australian Mining speaks to Glencore’s Neil Hassett, who was Mine Manager of the Year at the Prospect Awards in 2016, about his roles in the mining industry and how important coal mining is for local communities.
- MIT unearths a new way of extracting copper
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have identified the proper temperature and chemical mixture to selectively separate pure copper and other metallic trace elements from sulphur-based minerals using molten electrolysis.
- Improving safety at Savage River with RCT’s smart technology
Grange Resources’ Savage River iron ore mine in Tasmania saw the opportunity to further safeguard its operators on site by equipping its mobile equipment with remote controls.
- Safety in mining through measurement and training
Bestech managing director Sam Bhasin outlines the importance of measurement and training devices to enhance safety and productivity on site.
- Boart Longyear hands-free solution improves safety performance
Boart Longyear’s Zachary Strauss discusses how the company’s latest drill rig and loader solutions work together to reduce the risk of hand and back injuries.
- Reviving a historic Western Australian gold mine
Eastern Goldfields is breathing new life into the Davyhurst gold operation in the Goldfields region of Western Australia almost a decade after the site last produced the precious metal.
- Flying into the future of mining
Drones have been regarded as an important technology in the future of mining for many years now. So, how is the use of drones at mine sites evolving
- Performance of precious metals fluctuates
Nicholas Frappell reviews the market performance of the precious metals sector in May in the second part of ABC Bullion’s review of the month.
- Gold market holds firm in turbulent times
Nicholas Frappell reviews the market performance of gold in May in the first part of ABC Bullion’s precious metals review for the month.
- Digitising the mining industry
Digital technology has the potential to shape the mines of the future. Deloitte’s Nicki Ivory tells Australian Mining how this movement continues to evolve.
- Demand for high-tech machinery guides market recovery
Demand for mining equipment with current technology and greater efficiencies continues to grow on the second-hand auction market, according to Ernst & Young (EY).
- Taking Tasmanian mining to the world stage
The Tasmanian mining industry is investigating ways that will increase its competitiveness in a global marketplace on the rebound.
- Hitting back against mental illness in FIFO workers
Following research that found fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers are twice as likely than the rest of Australia’s general population to experience depression and anxiety, one man designed a new preventative measure to change that statistic.
- How the Internet of Things can meet expectations in mining
Thinxtra’s Loic Barancourt explains why the Internet of Things (IoT) is a technology that has lived up to the hype and how it can be useful for miners.
- Productive individually – superior together
Volvo’s EC950E and A60H, the equipment manufacturer’s biggest-ever excavator and hauler respectively, can together be expected to deliver a high level of productivity in the mining industry. The EC950E is Volvo’s new flagship crawler excavator and is proving to be extremely competitive in its 90-tonne weight class. Similarly, Volvo’s 60-tonne A60H, the world’s largest articulated … Continue reading Productive individually – superior together
- Cat’s latest blasthole drill delivers optimum efficiency
Caterpillar has launched the MD6250 blasthole drill, which it says delivers optimum drilling efficiency in single- and multi-pass applications for both rotary and down-the-hole modes. Featuring automated operation, the drill runs within ideal operating parameters for maximum bit life, hole accuracy and reduced total cost of ownership, according to Cat. A sculpted frame design boasts … Continue reading Cat’s latest blasthole drill delivers optimum efficiency
- Australians flock to Toronto for PDAC
The world’s largest mining trade show this year again attracted a slew of Australian mining companies, services exporters, government officials and investment promoters. Peter Diekmeyer writes. Exhibitors, participants and presenters, including a platoon of Australians. attribute increased traffic at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) annual conference to renewed interest in the sector. More … Continue reading Australians flock to Toronto for PDAC
- Early detection of contamination, when every second counts
Having a clean water supply is essential – especially in remote locations. With guidelines in place, how does industry keep its water supply safe? Mike Wheeler reports. In November 2016, more than 3000 homes and businesses in north Dubbo, New South Wales were affected by an E. coli bacteria outbreak found in the regional town’s … Continue reading Early detection of contamination, when every second counts
- Focus on safety: How Weldlok delivers in full and on time
Bending handrails and shaping walkways has been part of Nepean Building and Infrastructure’s design, manufacture and supply service since the company’s inception more than 40 years ago. Along the way the Weldlok brand has been synonymous with this success and that is set to continue with the recent acquisition of a computer numeric control (CNC) … Continue reading Focus on safety: How Weldlok delivers in full and on time