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- AusIMM board director elected as 2021 president
The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has announced board director Dave Clark as the organisation’s 2021 president-elect.
- Australia’s $130bn lifeline passes parliament
The Australian parliament has passed the federal government’s $130 billion JobKeeper package designed to keep Australians in jobs.
- BHP tightens coronavirus measures as staff fall ill
BHP has confirmed that a small number of its global staff have tested positive to coronavirus, “all of whom are recovering well”.
- WesTrac offers 250 job opportunities
WesTrac is on the hunt for Western Australian-based workers to fill 250 mechanical and electrical jobs for the company.
- St George flags Paterson greenfields discovery
Western Australian nickel and gold explorer St George Mining has reported strong exploration results from the Paterson project in Western Australia.
- Roy Hill, MinRes award contracts to Swift
Swift Media has secured three contract awards with a combined value of more than $2 million, two of which were won with Roy Hill and Mineral Resources.
- ERA on track to meet 2020 production guidance
Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) produced 421 tonnes of uranium oxide at its Ranger mine in Northern Territory during the March 2020 quarter compared to 426 tonnes in the December 2019 quarter.
- Metro Mining gets funding approval for Bauxite Hills expansion
The Queensland government has agreed to Metro Mining’s $47.5 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan facility for the Bauxite Hills mine in Queensland.
- Iron ore ‘most at risk of major disruption’ due to coronavirus: Deloitte
Deloitte has tipped big miners to be “in much better financial shape compared to the global financial crisis (GFC) in 2008 and the last commodity market downturn in 2015” after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.
- Sheffield swerves on Thunderbird strategy
Sheffield Resources has suspended care and maintenance activity at the Thunderbird mineral sands project in Western Australia while ensuring that project approvals are maintained.
- Caterpillar chooses Fluidmesh wireless tech for MineStar Command
Caterpillar has validated wireless technology from Fluidmesh Networks to improve the capabilities of its Cat MineStar Command solutions.
- Anglo American aids workers during lockdown
Anglo American has endeavoured to keep its Australian operations running as normal, while continue paying all 47,000 of its employees in South Africa during a 21-day lockdown.
- Australia home to Rio Tinto’s largest tax payments
Rio Tinto has paid the majority of its taxes last year in Australia, amounting to $US6.2 billion ($10 billion) out of a total of $US7.6 billion in taxes and royalties globally.
- Caterpillar unveils MD6380 rotary blasthole drill
Caterpillar has launched its new MD6380 rotary blasthole drill, which gives users powerful, precise drilling and highly efficient operation.
- Metro Mining awakens Bauxite Hills from hiatus
Metro Mining has recommenced operations at the Bauxite Hills mine in Queensland, with the addition of a night shift crew coming onboard this week.
- Catalyst discoveries extend Bendigo gold prospect
Hancock Prospecting-backed Catalyst Metals has discovered a gold zone at the Tandarra project in Bendigo, Victoria.
- Sandfire pushes on with Yerrida North joint venture
Sandfire Resources has reaffirmed its commitment to continue the Yerrida North joint venture in Western Australia with Great Western Exploration (GTE).
- Newcrest maintains production guidance amid virus challenges
Newcrest Mining has maintained its guidance for the 2020 financial year despite limitations on workforce movement interstate and internationally.
- Metalsearch to commercialise synthetic zeolite production process
Australian mineral and compound producer, Metalsearch, has moved a step closer to commercialising its novel synthetic zeolites production from kaolin feedstock – with potential to reduce the cost of zeolites production significantly.
- Australian Mines to go carbon neutral by mid-2020
Battery minerals developer Australian Mines has set the goal to become 100 per cent carbon neutral by June 30 2020.