- Alliance Aviation
- Clermont mine
- Dacian Gold
- Incitec Pivot
- iron ore
- kirkland lake gold
- nuclear energy
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- South Australia
- thermal coal
- West Africa
- Western Australia
- ASIC report: Mining insolvencies have lowered nearly 18% since 2016
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has released a report showing a reduction in mining sector insolvencies compared to last year’s figures.
- Newcrest to sell gold operation for $81m
Australian gold miner Newcrest Mining is set to sell its majority stake in the Bonikro gold operation in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa to a consortium for $81 million.
- Gascoyne executes Dalgaranga mining contract with NRW
Gold developer Gascoyne Resources has confirmed that NRW Holdings will be its mining contractor at the Dalgaranga operation in the Murchison region of Western Australia.
- Thor Mining gains option for Western Shaw Pilbara project
Thor Mining, a lithium, copper and tungsten-focused operator, has agreed to an option for the 75 per cent purchase of the Western Shaw project from Redstone Metals for $250,000 in company shares.
- Mining and construction strongest Australian job sectors: survey
The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, a national employment survey covering the first quarter of 2018, has suggested the mining and construction industries are part of a burgeoning job market.
- QCoal awards $100m of Byerwen contracts to Sedgman
Mineral processing contractor Sedgman has won contracts at QCoal Group’s Byerwen coal mine in Queensland worth almost $100 million.
- New Maptek product CaveLogic offers productive 3D panel caving
Tech company Maptek, a software innovations provider with over 40 years of experience, has unveiled a new product called CaveLogic, designed to allow mining engineers to panel caves in a cost-effective and efficient way using 3D visualisation techniques.
- Rio Tinto launches Far North Queensland recruitment drive
Rio Tinto is seeking more than 100 workers for a variety of roles at its bauxite operations in North Queensland.
- Gascoyne purchases historical gold tenement north of Dalgaranga
Gascoyne Resources has purchased a new tenement immediately north of its $86 million Dalgaranga gold project called the Greencock gold prospect.
- Total, Santos secure farm-in agreement with Melbana
French oil and gas major Total and Australia’s Santos have executed a seismic funding and farm-in agreement with Melbana Energy at the WA-488-P licence offshore northern Australia.
- Kirkland Lake offloads Stawell gold mine to Australian equity fund
Canadian miner Kirkland Lake Gold has agreed to sell the Stawell gold mine in Victoria to Melbourne-based equity fund, Arete Capital Partners.
- BBI Group’s Pilbara iron ore railway ratified in parliament
Balla Balla Infrastructure Group (BBIG) has made significant progress with its Western Australia iron ore railway project, having received royal assent to become ratified as a WA act of parliament.
- WA environmental watchdog backs BHP iron ore expansion
BHP’s plan to develop the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara has been recommended by the state’s Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
- Northern Star spends $23.2m on Echo stake
Gold miner Northern Star Resources has invested $23.2 million in Echo Resources to take a 16.4 per cent stake in the exploration company.
- Barrick to fund Alicanto 2018 exploration plans
Barrick Gold has chosen to continue funding exploration at Alicanto Minerals’ Arakaka gold project in Guyana, South America, moving the contract between the companies into its third year.
- OZ Minerals awards $312m EPC contract at Carrapateena to Downer, Ausenco
Joint venture partners Downer EDI and Ausenco have been awarded a $312 million contract at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia.
- Artemis Resources gets $6 million in funding for Radio Hill restart
Artemis Resources has secured $6 million in funding for the refurbishment of its 100 per cent-owned Radio Hill copper-nickel-cobalt plant, which is arranged to restart operations in the second quarter of 2018.
- Bougainville landowners to write 2000 signature petition over Panguna mine
Landowners in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, have expressed backing for an RTG Mining-led consortium to take over the abandoned Panguna mine instead of Bougainville Copper (BCL).
- Welding fume: now classified as carcinogenic to humans
In early 2017, welding fume was reclassified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classification Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to Group 1 (Carcinogenic to humans). This change was primarily associated with the effects of UV exposure on the skin and eyes, for lung cancers and limited evidence for kidney cancer from … Continue reading Welding fume: now classified as carcinogenic to humans
- Rugged in-vehicle computers: the answer to industry challenges
Many companies are upgrading to fleet management systems, which are wirelessly linked to computers on board their vehicles, giving them visibility into the minute-by-minute status of equipment and vehicles. This whitepaper explains how onboard computers can present operators with the information and alerts they need to get their job done safely and efficiently. To download … Continue reading Rugged in-vehicle computers: the answer to industry challenges