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- BHP confident in future outlook despite market uncertainties
BHP holds a favourable outlook for its products in the long-term, beyond the market’s mixed short-term sentiment.
- OZ Minerals, Sandfire to create QLD minerals hub
Minotaur Exploration and OZ Minerals’ Cloncurry Alliance has formed a joint venture (JV) with Sandfire Resources to explore a tenement group in Queensland.
- Glencore achieves NSW mine rehabilitation milestone
Glencore has earned a government certification for its rehabilitation efforts at the Westside open cut coal site in New South Wales.
- Rio Tinto slashes Pilbara shipments outlook
Rio Tinto has restarted the iron ore operations in the Pilbara, Western Australia following the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Damien in Western Australia.
- Sheffield scales back on Thunderbird project
Sheffield Resources has cut back development at its Thunderbird mineral sands project in Western Australia to reduce capital costs.
- Australian universities to offer fresh mining-related courses
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has partnered with Australian universities to develop career pathways into the mining industry.
- BMA recruits future workforce from QLD training centre
BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has accepted its largest intake of apprentices in Queensland in recent years.
- BHP banks on future-facing commodities
BHP has finished off 2019 with a notable increase in copper production after the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia overcame an operational issue.
- Super Pit leads Saracen to record production
Saracen Mineral Holdings is on course to meet its 2020 financial year production guidance of more than 500,000 ounces of gold.
- Anglo American the only Sirius lifeline
Sirius Minerals has failed to secure an investor that would save it from an acquisition by parent company Anglo American.
- Australian growth drives Newmont to company record
Newmont has achieved the largest gold mineral reserves in the company’s history, thanks to expansion at its Australian operations.
- Pybar commits to Henty recovery operation
Pybar Mining Services has made progress in its recovery operation to retrieve a missing worker from the Diversified Minerals-owned Henty gold mine, despite its first attempt being unsuccessful.
- Image shipment postponed by coronavirus
Image Resources has delayed a February shipment of heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) from the Boonanarring operation due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Top five mining stories last week
Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including the launch of the Cat R2900 loader.
- Sandfire resumes DeGrussa operations following cyclone damage
Sandfire Resources has lifted a suspension of its operations at the DeGrussa copper-gold mine in Western Australia after Tropical Cyclone Damien caused flood damage.
- Rio Tinto to commercialise aluminium filtration tech with STAS
Rio Tinto is set to partner with French-Canadian company STAS to commercialise the compact filtration technology (ACF) for aluminium cast houses.
- South32 weighs up future of manganese alloy business
South32 is reviewing the continuity of the Australian manganese alloy smelters, which could see their divestment, closure or suspension.
- Rio Tinto considers closure of aluminium smelter
Rio Tinto plans to review the future of the Icelandic Aluminium Company (ISAL) smelter to determine its ongoing feasibility amid challenging market conditions.
- Iron ore production tipped for slower rise
Fitch Solutions has predicted that Australian iron ore production will experience minimal growth from 2020 to 2029, despite new mines such as the South Flank, Koodaideri and Eliwana projects coming online.
- Coronado gets green light to resume Curragh operations
Coronado Global Resources is set to restart all tyre and wheel rim fitting activities at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland following an incident in January.