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- Moranbah North incident ‘completely different’ to Grosvenor: Anglo American
Anglo American is set to brief its workers on a return to the Moranbah North coal mine in Queensland after completing an investigation into the site’s coal heating incident.
- Boss confirms Honeymoon’s future production lift
Boss Energy is on track to finalise its enhanced feasibility study (EFS) at the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia after reaching 75 per cent completion.
- GWR completes first shipment amid mine expansion plans
GWR has confirmed that its first iron ore shipment from the C4 operation in Western Australia has arrived in Hong Kong safely after the ship encountered haulage issues and severe weather conditions.
- Western Areas to propel Odysseus production via $100m raising
Western Areas plans to raise $100 million for development of the Odysseus nickel mine, as well as for further growth at fellow Western Australia-based projects, Forrestania and Cosmos.
- TNG claims dual major project titles at Mount Peake
TNG has received a major project status from Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews for the Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the Northern Territory.
- Australian mineral exploration remains untapped
The Northern Territory will take advantage of the $225 million exploring for the future program to capitalise on the untapped mineral potential in the region.
- Workplace experience for women in resources improves
An Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) survey for women in resources has found that on-site experience has improved this year compared with 2020.
- AI-based scanner to identify ore grades
The University of Queensland has developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based scanner, which can identify valuable minerals and waste rock in a mine face and unlock further potential for autonomous mining vehicles.
- Lithium Australia commences pilot plant construction
Lithium Australia is set to pilot test a spodumene conversion process that is capable of recovering lithium from fine and contaminated spodumene that fails to meet the feed specifications of today’s converters.
- Volvo advances automated mining vehicles
Volvo Autonomous Solutions has joined forces with Foretellix to develop autonomous driving solutions for mining environments.
- Nickel price climb fizzles
Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange (LME) have declined by more than 8 per cent this week after shortage concerns calmed following a supply deal involving China’s Tsingshan Holding Group.
- Dyno Nobel paints mobile units with Indigenous art
Dyno Nobel has commissioned an Indigenous Yindjibarndi artist to create an art piece for a mobile processing unit (MPU).
- AVZ targets Manono construction for 2021
AVZ Minerals is on track to commence construction of the Manono lithium project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the September quarter.
- Commodity prices a top risk for 2021: KPMG survey
Commodity prices remain the number one risk in global mining, but environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) strategy is on the move, according to KPMG’s global mining risk and opportunities survey for 2021.
- Critical minerals hit the road map in Australia’s future
The Australian Government has reinforced the role it expects the critical minerals sector to play in the country’s future in its third road map for the national manufacturing priority list.
- Eco-mining initiative to drive sustainability in Australia
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has urged mining companies to uphold the values of a new environmental initiative introduced this month.
- Industry leaders rally to decarbonise mining
South32, OZ Minerals and IGO are among the mining companies that have initiated the Electric Mine Consortium to reduce scope one and two carbon emissions in mining operations.
- Follow the leaders: This week’s executive movements
Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at Energy Resources of Australia, SSR Mining, PepinNini Minerals and more.
- Red 5 approved to be King of the Hills
Red 5 has taken a step in restarting mining activities at the King of the Hills (KOTH) gold project in Western Australia after the state government approved its mining proposal.
- Isogate WR knife gate valve reduces cycling discharge, improves wear life
The lightweight, long-lasting Isogate WR knife gate valve comprises stronger materials and includes a thinner gate and advanced rubber technologies to offer improved resistance to wear.