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- Bowen Basin
- coking coal
- Evolution Mining
- Gold Fields
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- Hunter Valley
- Ian Macfarlane
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- Newcrest Mining
- New South Wales
- Olympic Dam
- quarterly report
- Queensland Resources Council
- Rio Tinto
- thermal coal
- Western Australia
- Townsville processing plant on cards as part of Pure Minerals acquisition
Pure Minerals may develop a new ore processing plant in Townsville, Queensland following its acquisition of emerging nickel-cobalt company Queensland Pacific Metals (QPM).
- Saracen on track to ramp up annual production to 400,000oz
Saracen has posted a new gold production target on the back of sustained record production, ending the quarter strong with 88,940 ounces (oz) of gold.
- Glencore to cut 430 jobs at Hail Creek mine
Glencore has announced a restructure of the Hail Creek coal mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland that will see 430 jobs at the operation slashed.
- BHP increases copper focus with SolGold investment
BHP is strengthening its exposure to South American copper by increasing a stake in Ecuador-focused SolGold.
- Rio Tinto averages 34 autonomous trains a day in the Pilbara
The miner has reported that its AutoHaul autonomous trains in the Pilbara are now running at an average rate of 34 trains per day.
- National Group delivers five Liebherr ultra-class trucks to BHP mine
National Group’s heavy transport solution business, National Heavy Haulage (NHH), has delivered five ultra-class Liebherr T 282 C dump trucks to BHP’s Peak Downs coal mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland.
- World’s largest mineral exploration collaboration launched
A $218 million research organisation designed to develop mineral-discovery technologies has been launched by South Australian Energy and Mining Minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan.
- Thiess wins $1.2bn contract with BHP at Mt Arthur
CIMIC-owned Thiess has secured a $1.2 billion mining services contract at the Mt Arthur coal operation in the Hunter Valley.
- Evolution gold production down on last year’s record
Evolution Mining produced 200,218oz of gold in the quarter ending September 30, a slight fall from the previous quarter.
- Lepidico starts development of L-Max pilot plant
Lepidico has commenced development work for the L-Max pilot plant in Perth, with metallurgical consultancy Strategic Metallurgy at its helm.
- Tech targets taking exploration 300km underground
The Australian Academy of Sciences has launched a comprehensive 10-year plan for Australian geoscience development.
- Gruyere remains on track for first gold as Downer mobilises at site
Gold Road Resources and Gold Fields’ Gruyere gold project is still on schedule to achieve first gold in the June 2019 quarter, according to a joint statement released today.
- BGC appoints CFO and board members
BGC has appointed Alan Tate as chief financial officer, following the retirement of Andrew Teo as the group CFO after 35 years of service.
- Volvo brings rigid haulers to Australian market
Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has introduced four new hauler models to the Asia-Pacific region.
- Bis bolsters underground business with UGM acquisition
Bis is consolidating its presence in the underground coal sector with the acquisition of mining services group, UGM.
- LOCTITE’s new repair resin cuts curing times
Designed to address the issue of damage and wear to conveyor belts, LOCTITE has developed the PC 7350 rubber repair PU resin, which enables in situ repairs to be done extremely quickly and have the belt back in service in less than two hours
- Spike in silicosis sparks safety investigation
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt is requesting state workforce bodies launch an immediate investigation into unsafe work practices amidst a new wave of silicosis cases.
- Glencore Technology launches 25% capital-back guarantee
Glencore Technology has introduced a new performance guarantee to underwrite 25 per cent of the capital value of technology installed by clients.
- Rio Tinto to build a nest of information on rare bird
Rio Tinto is progressing further into a research program on Australia’s rarest bird of prey with a signed agreement with the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC).
- BHP increases use of drones for inspections
BHP is trialing drones to inspect its ocean freight operations, building on the successful integration of the technology at mine sites.