2010 Australian Mining Prospect Awards finalists announced

Australian Mining has announced the finalists of the 7th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Spanning 12 categories, the 7th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards aim to encourage, recognise and reward excellence in the Australian mining industry.

This year saw a massive amount of entries across all of the categories, with a record number of nominations in the Innovative Mining Solutions and Excellence in Environmental Management categories.

The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony and dinner at Doltone House, Sydney on Thursday 11 November 2010.

For tickets and further information please contact Vibeke Burke on 02 9422 8990, or email vibeke.burke@reedbusiness.com.au

The finalists are listed below by category:

Australian Mine of the Year (Sponsored by MMD):

GHD and Xstrata Coal – Tahmoor Colliery
Rio Tinto Coal – Hail Creek
Gujarat NRE Coking Coal – NRE Wongawilli Colliery 
Centennial Coal – Myuna Colliery
Energy Resources of Australia – Ranger Mine
Mincom – Queensland Alumina
CITIC Sino Iron – Enerpac Strand Lifting

Most Outstanding Contribution to Mining (Sponsored by Siemens):

Chris Bonwick – Independence Group
Nick Giorgetta – Regis Resources
Alcoa – Residue Reuse
Bob Cameron – Centennial Coal
Dr John Read – CSIRO
Craig Hagan – Interlink Management Services

Mine Manager of the Year (Sponsored by Hitachi):

Alcoa – Bill Knight
Rio Tinto Coal – Andrew Cole
Barrick Gold – Brian Grebenc
OZ Minerals – Brian Kilgariff

Coal Mine of the Year (Sponsored by SEW-Eurodrive):

GHD and Xstrata – Tahmoor Colliery
Rio Tinto Coal – Hail Creek
Gujarat NRE Coking Coal – NRE Wongawilli Colliery
Centennial Coal – Myuna Colliery

Metalliferous Mine of the Year (Sponsored by Atlas Copco):

Energy Resources of Australia – Ranger Mine
Mincom – Queensland Alumina
CITIC Sino Iron – Enerpac Strand Lifting
Barrick Gold – Cowal Mine
OZ Minerals – Prominent Hill
Rio Tinto – Northparkes Mines

Minerals Processing Plant of the Year (Sponsored by Schenck Processes):

Energy Resources of Australia – Ranger Mine
CITIC Sino Iron – Enerpac Strand Lifting
Xstrata – Bulga CHPP
Alcoa – Residue Reuse
Alcoa – Pinjarra Refinery
Rio Tinto – Yandicoogina

Contract Mine of the Year (Sponsored by Atlas Copco):

Yolngu Business Enterprise
Echelon Mining Services
Australian Shaft Drilling

Employer of Choice (Sponsored by Blanchard International):

MMG
Rio Tinto Coal -Hail Creek
OZ Minerals – Prominent Hill
Yolgnu Business Enterprise
Echelon Mining Services
Centennial Coal – Myuna Colliery

Excellence in Mine OHS (Sponsored by Boom Logistics):

Energy Resources of Australia – Ranger Mine
Rio-Tinto Iron Ore – Arc Flash Protection
Relegen – basLINE Safety Asset Management
Centennial Coal – Myuna Colliery
Macmahon – Orebody 18
CITIC Sino Iron – Enerpac Strand Lifting
Optalert
BCD Resources – Mini Sparge
Coal Services -VR Training
Xstrata Coal NSW – Interlink Management Services
Rio Tinto Coal – Hail Creek

Innovative Mining Solutions (Sponsored by BASF):

Boulder Buster Australia – Boulder Buster System
Coal Services VRT – Virtual Reality Training
I-Eco – Mobile LED Light Towers
J.Smith & Sons – Smith Mk4 Hydrapede Dolly
MacMahon – Robotic Shotcrete Shaft Liner
Rambor – Rambor AFC Mounted Longwall Face Drill
Rock Australia – Rock Mesha
Alcoa of Australia – Residue Reuse
Xstrata Coal – "S-Cam" Brake Maintenance Solution
Xstrata Copper – Bulk Density Weighing Unit
JS Melbourne Controls – Super Water Cannon

Explorer of the Year (Sponsored by QMW):

Sandfire – DeGrussa Project
Atlas Iron – Northern Pilbara Projects
Barrick Gold – Mud Farm Drilling
Pluton Resources – Irvine Island
Brockman Resources – Marallina Project

Excellence in Environmental Management (Sponsored by Orica Mining Services):

Lunagas – Gas Emission Predictor
I-Eco – I-Light
Reynolds Soil Technologies – Superskin
Reynolds Soil Technologies – Total Dust Management
Proof Engineers
CST Wastewater – Cadia Valley FAST
SRA Information Technology -Dust Monitoring Website
Coal and Allied – Bengalla ROM Hopper
Barrick Gold – Mud Farm Drilling
Pluton Resources – Irvine Island

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