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State government blocks new NSW coal project
An application for a new coal mine in New South Wales has been rejected by the state’s Independent Planning Commission, with the project’s potential impacts deemed to outweigh its benefits.
Atlas Iron awards unprecedented contract for Indigenous business
Hancock Prospecting subsidiary Atlas Iron has handed a joint venture mining contract to Ozland and East West Pilbara (EWP) at its Miralga Creek iron ore mine in Western Australia.
Exploration booming across the board, ABS finds
Gold, iron ore, copper and minerals have all seen increased exploration expenditure in 2021, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) which affirmed a positive outlook for the Australian mining industry.
BHP, Cat combine for sustainable mining trucks
BHP has partnered with Caterpillar to develop zero-emissions mining trucks, following months of collaboration on how to sustainably tackle the miner’s energy demands.
Hillgrove to trial Komatsu cutting machine at Kanmantoo
Hillgrove Resources has received a grant from the South Australian Government to trial Komatsu’s latest underground mining technology at its Kanmantoo copper mine.
Swick to test first fully electric diamond drill in WA
Drilling contractor Swick Mining Services will test the first prototype of its Gen3 E-Rig at a Western Australian client’s site in October this year.
Kal Tire and Pitcrew AI drive tire inspection technology
Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group has joined forces with tech specialists Pitcrew AI to create a new automated solution for the detection of hot tires, tire separations and other tire and mechanical damage on mine sites.
Aggreko goes deeper with latest bulk air cooler
Aggreko has released its latest modular bulk air coolers (BACs) for underground mines which are twice as big and three times more effective than the previous model.
Think like a CEO: Truly human leadership with Bob Chapman
Behind every great leader is an extraordinary team of people. And extraordinary teams don’t just happen — they’re made.
New initiative to educate next generation of miners
A new campaign has been launched as part of National Skills Week to educate school leavers about industry insights, related life skills and the different career paths into the mining industry.
BHP kicking COVID goals at Mt Arthur
BHP has become the first company to rollout voluntary workplace vaccine delivery in the New South Wales resources sector, as the Mount Arthur coal mine administered 5000 rapid antigen tests.
Australia surpasses China in gold production
Australian gold production for the first half of 2021 was four tonnes more than China’s figures for the same period, according to Melbourne consulting group Surbiton Associates.
NSW mining pipeline flows with record metals projects
The NSW Minerals Council has assessed the growth potential of the state’s mining projects pipeline, with 32 projects underway at various stages.
PIMS Group to provide equipment support at Queensland coal site
PIMS Group will provide underground mining services for the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal site in Queensland as part of a five-year partnership with M Mining.
ICMM paving the way for improved water reporting
The International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) is committed to improving the quality and consistency of corporate water reporting in the mining industry.
Old protein finds new use detecting rare earth elements
Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have discovered a new way to detect terbium, a valuable rare earth element, in difficult environments like acid mine waste.
Intertek minerals laboratory to tackle global testing backlog
Global product analysis company Intertek has officially opened one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced minerals laboratories in Perth, Western Australia.
New research paving the way for post-mining land transformations
The Cooperative Research Centre for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME) has released its research priorities for the next three years, outlining renewed pathways and studies to improve post-mining transitions.
World-first Magneto-EX robot to revolutionise mine capability
The new Magneto-EX robot is the first device to be developed that’s suitable for use for hazardous area inspections, optimising data capture capabilities and safety on mine sites.
POSCO continues Australian investment with Renascor offtake
Australia’s critical minerals sector has received further offshore backing after Renascor Resources entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Korean battery manufacturer POSCO.