- Andrew Forrest
- Clive Palmer
- coal exports
- Gina Rinehart
- Ian Macfarlane
- industrial action
- iron ore
- JS Jacques
- Maules Creek
- Queensland Resources Council
- Rio Tinto
- Western Australia
- Whitehaven Coal
- Wollongong Coal
- Wongawilli mine
- Rio Tinto iron ore production rises on mine expansions
Rio Tinto’s iron ore shipments from the Pilbara in Western Australia have remained strong in 2018 with a 2 per cent increase on 2017 to 338 million tonnes last year.
- 3M highlights importance of respirator fit testing
In working environments where close fitting respirators are required as a control, it is essential that they fit and seal against the face correctly to provide the expected levels of protection.
- Aus Tin resumes operations at Granville project
Aus Tin Mining has marked a return to processing operations following the completion of a new tailings storage facility at the Granville tin project in Tasmania.
- CIMIC contract spree in resources continues
UGL has secured the latest contracts in the resources industry for parent company CIMIC Group with $200 million of extensions to supply maintenance and turnaround services for oil and gas sector clients.
- European Metals receives interest for Cinovec lithium project
European Metals has confirmed the receipt of an indicative offer from Krupa Global Investments (KGI) to purchase the largest lithium deposit in Europe, Cinovec, northwest of Prague.
- South32 moves ahead with Inca investment
South32 has agreed to purchase 60 per cent of Inca Minerals’ Greater Riqueza project in Peru for $US9 million ($12.5 million) subject to certain conditions.
- Rinehart keeps top spot on Aussie rich list
Hancock Prospecting chair Gina Rinehart remains Australia’s richest person despite the fall in iron ore prices during 2018.
- Newcrest continues tech push with Interlate partnership
Newcrest Mining is further establishing its focus on digital technology through a partnership with services provider Interlate.
- Whitehaven Coal achieves record production amidst market growth
Whitehaven Coal is on track to meet its full-year production guidance of 22–23 million tonnes after achieving record quarterly output of 7.4 million tonnes in the December 2018 quarter.
- South32 strengthens Illawarra coal performance off longwall improvements
South32’s longwall developments at Illawarra Coal in New South Wales continue to pay off with improved production results.
- Workers secure improved conditions at coal site following industrial action
Contract workers at the Wongawilli Colliery in the Southern Coalfields of New South Wales have ended their industrial action against site owner Wollongong Coal ahead of schedule.
- Woodside awards contracts for Scarborough JV with BHP
Woodside Petroleum has awarded four contracts for front-end engineering design activities for the proposed Scarborough gas project in Western Australia.
- MICROMINE to optimise underground mines with machine learning
MICROMINE will be releasing new underground mining precision software to refine and enhance loading and haulage processes, as part of its Pitram solution, in early 2019.
- Lucapa makes sparkling start at Mothae diamond mine
Western Australian-based diamond miner Lucapa Diamond Company has commenced commercial production at the Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho, southern Africa.
- Queensland coal exports hit new record in 2018
Queensland’s coal exports totalled at record-breaking 223 million tonnes in 2018, surpassing the last record set in 2016 by 2 million tonnes, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) said.
- NQ Minerals declares production milestone at Hellyer
NQ Minerals has completed commissioning of the gold processing plant at the Hellyer gold mine in Tasmania, signalling a start to commercial production.
- Matsa wraps up mining at Red Dog
Matsa Resources has hauled the last ore from the Red Dog gold project to AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam gold mine.
- Job hotspots: where are the skills shortages?
Recruitment agency Hays has revealed the mining skills most in demand moving into 2019.
- Sinkhole traps two mining vehicles at WA mine
A large sinkhole 13 metres in depth has trapped two mining vehicles at an open pit mine in Western Australia.
- Hindustan Zinc increases production with Loadscan measurement systems
The world’s second largest zinc producer Hindustan Zinc has boosted operational performance at its oldest mine Rajpua-Dariba and mine complex Zawar in Rajasthan, India, by using New Zealand’s original invention load volume scanners.