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- Rio Tinto executes first fully digital iron ore transaction
Rio Tinto and Cargill’s metal business have completed the first fully digitalised iron ore trade, using Chinsay’s intelligence contract platform (ICP).
- Top five mining stories last week
Stay on top of the most read articles on the Australian Mining website over the past week, including the successful trial of an innovative haul truck.
- St Barbara set to complete $768m Atlantic Gold takeover in a month
St Barbara’s $768 million acquisition of Canadian miner Atlantic Gold is moving towards completion, with the settlement date now set for July 20.
- Pilbara Minerals to charge ahead with plans amid challenges
Pilbara Minerals has achieved record production at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia during May with its stage one plant capacity reaching 85 per cent.
- South32 lowers Illawarra coal reserve estimates
South32 has reduced its estimates of coal reserves at the Illawarra metallurgical coal project in southern New South Wales.
- Australia’s mining industry continues strong employment results
The job market within Australia’s mining and resources sector remained strong throughout the month of May this year, according to recruitment services company DFP.
- Gascoyne Resources to continue operating during administration
Voluntary administrators to Gascoyne Resources have decided to maintain operations at the Dalgaranga gold mine in Western Australia during administration.
- Intermin Resources completes merger with MacPhersons
Intermin Resources and MacPhersons Resources have finalised their plan to become a new mining company operating in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
- Komatsu to acquire simulation supplier Immersive Technologies
Komatsu plans to acquire technology company Immersive Technologies, the world’s largest supplier of surface and underground equipment simulators.
- Australian industry bodies back Adani approval
The resources industry has welcomed the final approval of Adani’s Carmichael mine and infrastructure project.
- Rio Tinto deploys ‘world’s biggest robot’ in Pilbara
Rio Tinto has launched its landmark AutoHaul project in the Pilbara, marking the world’s first automated heavy-haul long distance rail network.
- Iron ore prices break another five-year record
Iron ore prices have reached a five-year high, breaking through the $US110 mark as the industry continues to respond to supply disruptions from Brazil.
- QRC bid for delay on gas royalty hike
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has called the state government to delay the implementation of any gas royalty increase to January 1 2020.
- Fortescue bolsters copper-gold holding in South Australia
Fortescue Metals Group has enlarged its foothold in South Australia by embarking on two joint venture (JV) agreements in copper and gold through its subsidiary FMG Resources.
- Coal industry continues to boom
Global coal consumption and production rose in 2018, reflecting positive results for the Australian coal industry according to new data released by BP in its 2019 statistical review of world energy.
- Saracen makes $38.2 million takeover offer for Bligh Resources
Saracen Minerals has made an off-market offer to acquire Western Australia-based gold miner Bligh Resources.
- Adani to start construction at Carmichael following approval
Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science (DES) has approved Adani’s groundwater management plan (GDEMP) for its Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin.
- Australian Mines to earn $5bn from Sconi
Australian Mines announced that its Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in North Queensland could generate $5 billion in free cashflow over the mine life.
- Productivity Commission report debunks mining sector subsidy accusations
The Productivity Commission’s Trade and Assistance Review 2017–18 has reported that the Australian mining industry is not subsidised, according to the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
- The flexible piping system for groundwater extraction
The Aquaplus Oroflex Well flexible piping system is designed to help owners get the most out of their resources, providing not only ease of handling but better performance and long-term cost savings.