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- WA mining salaries now higher than during boom
BDO Australia has reported that wages for some professions in the mining sector are rising above the levels seen in the last boom, particularly in Western Australia.
- Even sewage can reduce operational expenses
As mining managers are constantly trying to find the answers to reduce operational costs it is possible that sewage treatment is being overlooked as part of the solution.
- Mine electrification drives potential for reduced costs
The electrification of mines is not only good for the environment, but could improve project economics and strengthen licence to operate, according to mining executives from Australia and overseas.
- Galaxy exceeds Mt Cattlin production expectations
Galaxy Resources has reported strong production results in the June quarter, beating its guidance at the Mt Cattlin operation in Western Australia.
- BHP considers LNG ships for iron ore exports
BHP wants to introduce LNG-fuelled iron ore vessels, which could transport up to 10 per cent of its product in the coming years.
- Rio Tinto hit by cost blowout at Oyu Tolgoi
Rio Tinto’s cost expectations for its majority-owned Oyu Tolgoi underground mine in Mongolia have risen considerably as the company released its latest quarterly statement today.
- Mincor finalises drafting of Nickel West offtake agreement
Mincor has completed the final drafting of its offtake agreement with BHP Nickel West regarding material from Mincor’s Kambalda nickel sulphide business.
- Gascoyne posts production record despite administration
Gascoyne Resources has delivered record monthly production at the Dalgaranga gold operation in Western Australia.
- METS Ignited announces $4m in project funding
Growth centre METS Ignited will provide $4 million in funding for collaborative projects that deliver innovation to the Australian mining and resources sector.
- Bis extends contract with Glencore at Murrin Murrin
Bis Industries has strengthened a partnership with Glencore-owned Minara Resources at the Murrin Murrin nickel-cobalt mine in Western Australia with a four-year contract extension.
- Constructive welding with the Big Blue 400x
Construction sites are fraught with hazards. They can be particularly challenging for welding operators who are often required to work from dangerous positions, in chaotic environments.
- Australian companies back Trump uranium import plan
Donald Trump’s decision to not issue a quota that would have limited uranium imports into the United States has been praised by Australian companies.
- Record coal exports continue to drive Queensland economy
Queensland has set a record in metallurgical and thermal coal exports in June with 21.43 million tonnes of the commodity sent from the state.
- Mitchell Services wins contract to blast Kirkalocka restart forward
Mitchell Services has secured a $33 million drill and blast contract at Adaman Resources’ Kirkalocka restart project in Western Australia.
- OZ Minerals to explore Maslins in SA copper resource hunt
OZ Minerals will spend $10 million on a three-stage exploration program with Investigator Resources in order to earn up to 70 per cent of the Maslins project in South Australia.
- Mount Gibson restart at Koolan Island makes the grade
Mount Gibson Iron has reported a positive restart to production at the Koolan Island operation in Western Australia, marking a “key transition period” for the company.
- BHP introduces truck maintenance technology at Daunia
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has developed a system for truck maintenance at the Daunia coal mine in Queensland that reduces the average downtime for a regular service from two hours to just 40 minutes.
- Australia strengthens commitment to Antarctic mining ban
Australia is one of 54 national participants to continue its commitment to a ban on mining in the Antarctic as the Antarctic Treaty celebrated its 60th anniversary in the Czech Republic.
- Top five mining stories last week
Stay on top of the most read articles on the Australian Mining website over the past week, including the effort to improve mine safety in Queensland after another serious accident.
- Rio Tinto previews world’s rarest pink and red diamonds at Argyle
Rio Tinto has unveiled its annual showcase of the world’s rarest pink and red diamonds at its Argyle mine site in the east Kimberley region of Western Australia.