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City of Karratha to add value to mining cities alliance
The Australian Mining Cities Alliance (AMCA) has welcomed the City of Karratha as its latest member while also announcing the appointment of new executive officer Gary Stevenson.
Aeris hits Cracow production target
Aeris Resources has achieved its production target at Cracow gold operations in Queensland, after the first 12 months since its acquisition from Evolution Mining were a resounding success.
Altrad targets Asia Pacific with Valmec acquisition
Valmec has agreed to have Altrad acquire 98 per cent of its shares, allowing the France-based engineering company to leverage its experience and grow Valmec in the Asia-Pacific region.
Perenti contract extends AngloGold Ashanti relationship
A Perenti Global joint venture (JV) has been awarded a $470 million contract for surface mining services at AngloGold Ashanti’s Iduapriem gold mine in Ghana.
Heron holds Woodlawn hope as administrators called in
FTI Consulting will continue to care and maintain the Woodlawn zinc-copper mine following Heron Resources’ decision to enter voluntary administration after struggling to restart the operation, which has been inoperative since March 2020
Red 5 gold output overcomes WA labour concerns
Red 5 has closed a productive June quarter by hitting its annual production guidance at 76,104 ounces of gold, despite the impacts of widespread labour shortages in Western Australia.
Whitehaven hits production target with Maules Creek record
Whitehaven Coal’s production has been kept afloat by the Maules Creek mine in New South Wales, with the company now demonstrating the operation’s full potential.
Evolution approves Cowal underground expansion
Evolution Mining has been given Board approval to develop the Cowal underground gold mine in New South Wales, allowing group annual production to soon pass 900,000 ounces.
Pilbara problems hit Rio Tinto production
Rio Tinto has admitted it entered the second half of 2021 behind the eight ball, after first half results like 9 per cent lower iron ore production were disappointing.
Komatsu unveils fuel-efficient WA900-8R loader
Komatsu has launched the WA900-8R mining loader that features SmartLoader Logic technology to reduce fuel consumption 10 per cent compared to the previous generation.
Exploration incentives set to open for juniors
Australian Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt has announced that junior mineral explorers can apply to access substantial exploration incentives from mid-July under the $100 million Junior Minerals Exploration Incentive (JMEI).
Queensland companies confident in clean energy
Queensland resources companies are ready and willing to transition to renewable energy as long as regulation and technology allow for it, according to a new report.
Shipping acquisition sees Glencore set sail
Glencore has acquired a majority stake in Newcastle Coal Shippers as the final part of its Hunter Valley Operations joint venture (JV) with Yancoal in New South Wales.
Flanders partnership levels up automated drill rigs
Flanders Electric has signed a memorandum of understanding with manufacturer Tribe Technology to develop a new automated reverse circulation drill rig to improve resource definitions.
Government overlooks mining for financial assistance
Australia’s mining industry incurred a tariff input penalty of $53 million in the 2019-20 financial year, despite receiving the least assistance, according to the latest Trade and Assistance Review.
Pilbara Ports throughput value jumps 29 per cent
The Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has improved on its previous record-breaking annual performance, with a total throughput of 724.7 million tonnes (Mt) for the 2020-21 financial year.
PROK HDPE takes conveyor roller durability to a new level
Global conveyor component manufacturer PROK has just released a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) roller which is lighter, more durable, and avoids secondary conveyor damage in the event of a failure, reducing the unscheduled downtime that costs mining companies millions of dollars in lost productivity annually.
Thirteen at one go: A high precision survey recorded by GyroMaster
SPT’s GyroMaster survey tool has enabled mining engineers to drill an 848-metre hole in frozen ground with high precision.
MetRes wraps up Millennium and Mavis Downs acquisition
MetRes has completed its acquisition of the Millennium and Mavis Downs metallurgical coal mine in Queensland, with the mine on track to ship in October.
Metso Outotec trusted by Karara for tailings expansion
Metso Outotec has been contracted by Karara Mining to design a tailings filtration plant expansion at its iron ore project in Western Australia.