- Atlas Iron
- Barrow Island
- Evolution Mining
- Gina Rinehart
- Gold Fields
- Hancock Prospecting
- Hastings Deering
- Hunter Valley
- iron ore
- liquefied natural gas
- mineral sands
- mining equipment
- New South Wales
- New Zealand
- Northern Territory
- Olympic Dam
- Port Hedland
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- South Australia
- Toro Energy
- Western Australia
- Miners to fill WA Government budget hole by paying higher port fees
The Western Australian Government has announced that port fees for mining companies will increase as part of a budget repair program, generating about $95 million for the state.
- Production to start at first NT gold mine in a decade
Emmerson Resources, with project partner Evolution Mining, has secured final approvals from the Northern Territory Government to launch production at the Edna Beryl gold operation in the Tennant Creek area.
- Iluka to reopen South Australian mine, halt Victorian operation
Iluka Resources will restart mining at the Jacinth-Ambrosia zircon mine in South Australia in December, reflecting a lift in market conditions and boosting employment in the region.
- Queensland to host first full-scale production trial of driverless dozers in Australia
An Australian first production trial aiming to increase mine efficiency and worker safety and longevity will kick off in Queensland next month thanks to a unique partnership between Wolff Group, Hastings Deering and Caterpillar.
- Rinehart wins mining award at Women in Industry event
Hancock Prospecting chair Gina Rinehart has won the Excellence in Mining award at this year’s Prime Creative Media Women in Industry Conference and Awards.
- FLSmidth expands training network in Western Australia
For a number of years mineral processing specialists FLSmidth has run a series of training workshop at its facilities in Perth and Brisbane. A grinding mill workshop in Kalgoorlie is the first in a series of one-day ore-specific regional workshops around the country.
- WA Government approves Superior Gold project
Canada’s Superior Gold has received approval from Western Australian Government to develop and operate the Hermes project in the state’s northwest.
- Evolution forms JV with Terramin in search of next major South Australian project
Evolution Mining has secured an earn-in joint venture agreement with Terramin subsidiary, Menninnie Metals, at the South Gawler gold-copper project in South Australia.
- Rio suspends Pilbara mining contract with Brierty
Mining services company Brierty has confirmed that its Western Turner Syncline Stage 2 (WTS2) iron ore contract with Rio Tinto in the Pilbara region has been suspended and it has received a notice of default.
- Atlas Iron ditches Corunna Downs development four months after approval
Atlas Iron is halting development of its $53 million Corunna Downs project in the Pilbara region due to the recent fall in iron ore prices.
- Monadelphous secures $600m contract at Woodside’s LNG operations
Monadelphous has won more work in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry, with Woodside Petroleum awarding the engineering company a $600 million contract to provide maintenance services and brownfields offshore implementation across its Western Australian gas production facilities.
- 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.
- MICROMINE’S Pitram wins international mining technology award
Finding the best possible technological solution for a mine planning, construction, modernisation or closure is a complex task and often involves analysis of alternative offers.
- Gruyere gold JV locks in power contract with APA
Infrastructure company APA Group will construct a new gas transmission pipeline and gas-fired station to supply power to the Gruyere gold project in Western Australia as part of a 15-year, $585 million contract signed with the joint venture developing the operation.
- Yancoal trumps Glencore as preferred buyer of Rio’s Hunter Valley coal assets
Rio Tinto has named China’s Yancoal as the preferred buyer of its Hunter Valley coal division, Coal & Allied Industries, ahead of Glencore, which made a superior bid earlier this month.
- Rio director steps down after fraud conspiracy charge
Rio Tinto’s John Varley has resigned as a non-executive director of the company after being charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in the United Kingdom.
- WA Government bans future uranium mines
A ban on uranium mining has returned to Western Australia. The state’s Labor Government, which stormed to power behind Mark McGowan in March, yesterday implemented a ban on uranium mining on all future granted mining leases.
- Australian Maritime Systems wins contract at Chevron-operated Gorgon LNG project
Australian Maritime Systems Group (AMSG) has been awarded a contract by Chevron to design and install a new vessel tracking service (VTS) system to manage shipping to and from the Gorgon LNG project on Barrow Island, 60km off the north-west coast of Western Australia.
- Whittens secures $22m contract at Mount Pleasant coal mine
Services company Whittens has been awarded a $22 million contract by G&S Engineering Services at MACH Energy’s Mount Pleasant coal mine in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales.
- Rockwell Automation appoints new MD for Australia and New Zealand
Scott Wooldridge has been appointed as Rockwell Automaton’s managing director for Australia and New Zealand.