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- Gender diversity grows at ‘slower than preferred rate’
Gender diversity in the mining sector has increased by just 1 per cent in the past year, according to Workplace Gender Equality Agency data.
- Curtin, UQ launch flexible mining course
Curtin University and the University of Queensland (UQ) have introduced an online mining course that will open up pathways to postgraduate study.
- WA Kaolin sets up Wickepin for development
Clay mining aspirant WA Kaolin is one of the latest companies to float on the ASX, raising $22 million to fund the development of the Wickepin kaolin project.
- Carmichael coal production ‘one step closer’: Bravus
Bravus Mining and Resources (formerly Adani) has beaten its target for job creation during peak construction of the Carmichael project in Central Queensland.
- China halts $700m in Australian coal shipments
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed Australia’s best people are working on resolving why $700 million of Australian coal shipments are held off from Chinese ports.
- Eliwana, Iron Bridge to maintain Fortescue’s low-cost status
Fortescue Metals Group is aiming to set itself apart from other major Australian iron ore producers with its integrated product strategy, targeting higher grade material.
- MCA to create 5000 mining apprenticeships
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched three mining skills project hubs, including an apprenticeships hub that aims to put 5000 people into work.
- Kirkland Lake maps out Fosterville technology innovations
Kirkland Lake Gold has outlined zero harm and a lower environmental footprint in its requirements for technology innovation at the Fosterville gold mine in Victoria.
- Follow the leaders: This week’s executive movements
Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at New Century Resources, Northern Minerals, Auris Minerals and more.
- Lynas nears construction of Kalgoorlie processing facility
Lynas Corporation is on track to commence the construction of its Kalgoorlie rare earth processing facility in Western Australia in mid-2021.
- Evolution set on Tier 1 preferences
Evolution Mining chairman Jake Klein is optimistic that gold will remain robust in the long term despite dipping prices from the positive development of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Third Cardinal bidder emerges
Ghana-based Engineers & Planners Company has joined the takeover tussle between Nordgold and Shandong Gold for Cardinal Resources.
- Rio Tinto, BHP award $60m in contracts to Monadelphous
Monadelphous has secured around $60 million worth of construction and maintenance contracts with Rio Tinto and BHP across their Australian iron ore, bauxite and nickel projects.
- Mining industry leaders rally behind green vehicle initiative
Industry leaders including BHP and Gold Fields reinstated their pledge towards the International Council on Mining & Metals’ (ICMM) innovation for the cleaner, safer vehicles (ICSV) initiative at IMARC 2020.
- Epiroc, Orica co-create semi-autonomous explosives system
Epiroc and Orica have come together to develop the world’s first semi-automated explosives delivery system, Avatel.
- Community connection critical for Anglo American
Anglo American chief executive Mark Cutifani stated that the way forward to a sustainable mining future is connections with community and streamlining operations.
- South32 to offload WA gold royalties
South32 has agreed to sell three mineral royalties in Western Australia to Canada’s Elemental Royalties for $US55 million.
- Agrimin engages Royal IHC for automated potash equipment design
Agrimin has selected Royal IHC to complete front end engineering and design (FEED) contract works for automated wet harvesting equipment at the Mackay potash project in Western Australia.
- Sandvik to construct Perth equipment workshop
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has signed a lease to build a workshop in Perth to better serve Western Australian mining and construction customers.
- Red River extends Thalanga offtake agreements
Red River Resources has renewed its zinc and lead offtake agreements for its Thalanga base metal operation in Queensland with Trafigura.