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  • Australian Rail Track Corporation kept under Government ownership (0) May 4, 2016 The proposed sale of the $4 billion Australian Rail Track Corporation has been canned by the Federal Government this week as it pursues its ambitious Melbourne-to-Brisbane inland rail project.
  • WA gold project receives mining approvals (0) May 4, 2016 Empire Resources Penny’s Find project has received the greenlight from the WA DMP.
  • Calls to stop tax benefits for activist groups (3) May 4, 2016 A Federal inquiry has recommended changing the tax status of activist groups claiming to be environmental charities while engaging in illegal activity.
  • BHP and Vale face new US$43 billion Samarco lawsuit (0) May 4, 2016 Brazilian Federal prosecutors have begun civil proceedings against BHP and Vale joint venture operation Samarco , seeking compensation for social, environmental, and economic damages.
  • World first mapping trial for Tasmanian tin mine (0) May 4, 2016 Tin junior Elementos has partnered with Australian geophysical services company Geo9 to conduct a world-first mapping system trial at its Cleveland mine in northwest Tasmania.
  • Large violet diamond unearthed at Argyle (0) May 3, 2016 Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in WA has discovered a large violet diamond, dubbing it “The Argyle Violet”.
  • Fortescue pays off billions in debt (0) May 3, 2016 Fortescue has issued a US$650 million repayment notice for its 2019 secured term loan, a week after it began the repayment of US$577 million worth of notes last week.
  • A sea of pink at Roy Hill [gallery] (0) May 3, 2016 As Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine comes online and begins shipping iron ore, it is also making waves in terms of its social and corporate responsibility, as it paints its ...
  • Atlas Copco unveils hyper-precise production drill (1) May 3, 2016 Atlas Copco has demonstrated the extreme precision of its new Simba S7 production drill by performing pool tricks shots in an underground mine.
  • Sandvik launches new tunnelling jumbo (2) May 3, 2016 Sandvik has released its new tunnelling jumbo, the DT912D.
  • Pink truck fleet delivers message of hope (5) May 3, 2016 Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill mine truck fleet painted pink to raise breast cancer awareness and highlight growing role of women in mining.
  • Gold shoots past US$1300 mark (0) May 3, 2016 Gold has defied market expectations, rising above US$1300 for the first time in more than a year.
  • Ansell sells protective footwear business (1) May 2, 2016 Ansell has announced the sale of its Onguard footwear business, including a US factory, to Dunlop Industrial and Protective Footwear for an undisclosed amount.
  • New multi-use portable compressors (1) May 2, 2016 Atlas Copco is launching two multi-use portable compressors featuring a breakthrough PACE system
  • Donaldson mine enters care and maintenance (0) May 2, 2016 Yancoal’s Donaldson coal mine has moved to care and maintenance, with the majority of the workforce deployed to nearby mines.
  • Trimble releases new haul truck monitoring system (0) May 2, 2016 Trimble have released the Loadrite H2250 Haul Truck Monitor for rigid body haul trucks.
  • Atlas Copco expands its range of tower lights (0) May 2, 2016 Atlas Copco have extended their range of HiLight towers to seven models, including four LED solutions, suitable for the industrial sector.
  • Gorgon LNG to resume production (0) May 2, 2016 The US$54 billion Gorgon LNG project is set to recommence following the repair of mechanical problems.
  • Juniors continue to seek outside investment (0) May 2, 2016 As the resources landscape continues to decline, junior miners are continuing to seek investment outside the sector.
  • Has downturn reached the bottom? Albanese says yes (26) May 1, 2016 Former Rio Tinto CEO Tom Albanese believes the commodity downturn has reached the bottom of the trough, and is on its way up once more.
  • An on-site trial of a revolutionary mechanical bucket is yielding benefits for Cadia Valley Operations as well as its manufacturer, Keech Mining Supplies. (21) May 1, 2016 Keech Mining Supplies specialises in providing the mining industry with quality buckets, ground engaging tools, specialised equipment and after sales support. The company has designed and manufactured a unique bucket for ...
  • Calls for coal dust monitoring group to battle black lung (1) April 29, 2016 A new senate report is calling for a national coal dust monitoring group to be created following the re-emergence of black lung.
  • FIFO industry loses recreation leave battle (6) April 29, 2016 FIFO workers hopes have been quashed in court after the Fair Work Commission ruled recreation leave would not be included in termination notices.
  • Anglo American sells off phosphates and niobium (0) April 29, 2016 Anglo American has sold its niobium and phosphates business to China Molybdenum for US$1.5 billion.
  • Mount Isa line presents problems as another train derails (0) April 29, 2016 There have now been three derailments in the last six months as $50 million dollars has been spent to maintain the Mount Isa line.
  • Rio Tinto to buy back US$1.359 billion in debt (0) April 28, 2016 Rio Tinto’s plan to repay debt early will see it purchase around US$1.359 billion in outstanding 2017 and 2018 notes.
  • Orica, Thales sign agreement for Aussie-made explosive boosters (1) April 28, 2016 Orica and Thales have signed a 10-year contract to develop five million explosive boosters per year at Thales in Australia. These boosters are used in mining and construction to help detonate ...
  • Native flowers discovered on former mining site (0) April 28, 2016 Millions of native orchids have been found growing on a former mining site in New York’s Adirondacks mountain region, strengthening the restoration value of land thought to be blighted. State University ...
  • Coal industry praised for commitment to workplace health and safety (1) April 28, 2016 The NSW Minister for Industry, Energy and Resources Anthony Roberts has commended the state’s workplace health and safety efforts. This comes ahead of the International Day of Mourning, held on April ...
  • Sheepdogs trialled to combat dingoes on mines (0) April 28, 2016 Following on from the recent movie Oddball, Western Australia’s Pilbara region is trialling the use of maremma dogs to keep dingoes away from mining operations. The three-month trial was done at ...
  • Stanford backflips on fossil fuel divestment (0) April 28, 2016 Stanford University has announced it will not divest its stakes in fossil fuel companies. The university’s board of trustees had formerly pledged to divest its coal mining company stocks that lay ...
  • Adani sees another environmental legal challenge (3) April 27, 2016 The Environmental Defenders Office Queensland (EDO Qld) has filed a new challenge to Adani’s Carmicheal coal mine. Carmichael reached an approval milestone last month after it received QLD government support and ...
  • Iron ore falls (0) April 27, 2016 Iron ore has begun to retreat from its 16 month high. Last week the metal rose to just over US$70 per tonne, marking a 61.7 per cent gain, and the third ...
  • Moving on… [OPINION] (9) April 27, 2016 After two years working on Australian Mining, I’m about to shrug off the mantle of an industry that has been a huge part of my life since 2006. From my greenest ...
  • Study unveils new future for coal (2) April 27, 2016 A new study has shown the potential for coal’s future usage in high tech devices. Researchers at MIT have uncovered a way to harness coal in new ways, using thin films ...
  • FIFO workers blamed for unruly behaviour (0) April 27, 2016 Fly-in fly-out mining workers have been blamed for presenting a risk of unruly behaviour on flights, according to the Australian Institute of Criminology. The report ‘Responding to unruly airline passengers’ said ...
  • SRK acquires US mine ventilation company (0) April 26, 2016 SRK Consulting has acquired US firm Mine Ventilation Services (MVS). MVS reportedly specialises in underground mining engineering and ventilation. “Over the past five years MVS has enjoyed a successful working relationship with ...
  • Gold mine sees pit wall collapse (0) April 26, 2016 OceanaGold’s Waihi Martha open cut mine’s northern wall has collapsed. The wall slip occurred yesterday, sending around two million tonnes of rock tumbling into the pit. Oceanagold spokesperson Kit Wilson said the ...
  • New mineral unearthed in WA (2) April 26, 2016 A new mineral has been discovered at Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit, dubbed ‘kalgoorlieite’. The mineral was discovered by geochemist Dr Kirsten Rempel, from Curtin University’s Department of Applied Geology. She first identified ...
  • Innovative method to streamline metal recovery (2) April 26, 2016 Innovative and environmentally sustainable technology has been developed to tackle the growing scarcity of easy to mine deposits. The BIOMOre project, part of the EU’s research and innovation program, is developing ...
  • Kal Tire opens new tyre repair facility (0) April 26, 2016 Kal Tire has opened a new mining tyre repair facility in Muswellbrook, the first of a number of expansions it plans in eastern Australia. “Kal Tire has been supporting the Western ...
  • Queensland mine gets red tape reduction (0) April 26, 2016 The QLD Government has thrown its support behind MMG’s Dugald River zinc mine, giving the project special status. The $1.4 billion project has been granted ‘prescribed project’ status, which will “help ...
  • New compressor range launched (108) April 26, 2016 Atlas Copco has unveiled its 8 Series compressor range. The new 8 Series, which features ten new air compressors, all fall below the 750 kilogram limit and therefore don’t require a ...
  • New mine on the cards for QLD (1) April 26, 2016 A new mining operation will be built between Springsure and Rolleston in Queensland, once a suitable transport solution can be found. The Meteor Downs South mine, a joint project between owners ...
  • Peabody expanding Wambo coal mine (2) April 26, 2016 Peabody is planning to ramp up its Wambo underground operations, despite the US parent company’s collapse. The miner has put in an application to the Department of Planning and Environment to ...
  • New tunnel concrete spraying kit developed (1) April 22, 2016 A new mechanised spraying kit for tunnelling operations has been released to enhance safety and efficiency. Normet’s Alpha 1430 Kit, built on a self supporting frame and able to fit a ...
  • New mining truck designed for public roads (1) April 22, 2016 A new off road mining truck has been built that is also legal for public roads. The Canadian built Dramis D55T off road mining truck is able to legally travel on ...
  • Newmont acts on bribery allegations (21) April 22, 2016 Allegations of bribery have led Newmont to review its compliance with US foreign bribery law. “We occasionally identify or are apprised of information or allegations that certain employees, affiliates, agents or ...
  • Marandoo mine achieves 2015 Business Improvement award (1) April 22, 2016 Rio Tinto’s Marandoo mine received Immersive Technologies’ 2015 Business Improvement award for its use of simulators for operator training and business improvement. The award recognises mines dedicated to improving efficiency, productivity ...
  • Iron ore leaps above US$70 per tonne (0) April 22, 2016 Iron ore continues from strength to strength as it reaches US$70.46 per tonne. This continual upwards movement extends this year’s gains to 61.7 per cent, and marks the third largest surge ...
  • Worker injured at Drayton (1) April 22, 2016 A worker has been airlifted from the Drayton coal mine after he was injured in a safety incident. It is understood the 44 year-old worker was thrown around the cabin of ...
  • Worker suffers fractured skull at sand mine (2) April 22, 2016 A worker has suffered a skull fracture after falling from an articulated dump truck. The incident occurred in February, at Sibelco’s Salt Ash sand plant. The plant operator was preparing to unload ...
  • Santos oil production up in 2016 (0) April 22, 2016 Santos has closed the first quarter of 2016 with oil production up 11 per cent year on year. With 15.6 mmboe, the first quarter production is up five per cent on ...
  • University of Queensland, BHP partner to improve rural schools (0) April 21, 2016 The University of Queensland (UQ), in partnership with BHP BMA and the Department of Education and Training (DET), is providing on site professional learning to ten primary schools in Bowen ...
  • Rio Tinto pays debt early (24) April 21, 2016 Rio Tinto has launched a cash tender for the early repayment of US$1.5 billion for its 2017 and 2018 notes. The miner is aiming to reduce gross debt levels through the ...
  • Chicago Pneumatic launches toughest ever range of portable compressors (0) April 21, 2016 Chicago Pneumatic introduces a new range of portable air compressors designed for use in extremely harsh conditions and environments. Red Rock is the toughest ever range of portable air compressors launched ...
  • Curtin University partners with African engineering school (0) April 21, 2016 Curtin University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mali’s École Nationale d’Ingénieurs Abderhamane Baba Touré (The National School of Engineering Abderhamane Baba Touré) ...
  • New crushing technology a potential game changer (0) April 21, 2016 IMP Technology has taken a prestigious engineering award for pioneering a new rock crushing system that’s set to change the game for the global mining and quarrying industries: The IMPTEC ...
  • Hail Creek remains “recalcitrant” on long-running injury claim (1) April 21, 2016 A long workplace injury battle with Rio Tinto has reached a new conclusion, with a Federal Court judge criticising Rio Tinto for its treatment of a former bulldozer operator and ...
  • Coal dust reforms on track to combat black lung (0) April 21, 2016 Coal dust regulations changes are now a priority for the QLD government. National Resources and Mines Minister Dr. Anthony Lynham launched the movement to protect coal miner’s health as black ...
  • Japanese investor announces write-down on Roy Hill (2) April 21, 2016 Another company has revealed pain taken in their involvement with the Roy Hill project, this time Japanese giant Marubeni. The major investor with a 15 per cent stake in the project ...
  • More pink diamonds discovered (1) April 21, 2016 Lucapa Diamond has discovered pink diamonds after mining trials in a new section of its Lulo alluvial diamond mine in Angola. The area, known as E46, found several diamonds, including a ...
  • Coincidence as BHP follows Rio, cuts guidance (0) April 21, 2016 Poor weather in the March quarter was blamed for BHP cutting guidance for iron ore production in the Pilbara, a move which may allow some breathing room for the juniors. The ...
  • Mining innovation research wins QLD Gov funding (1) April 20, 2016 Three Queensland scientists have been awarded more than half a million dollars for research into innovative solutions for the mining industry. According to QLD minister for innovation, science, and the digital ...
  • Rio Tinto cuts staff at Weipa (0) April 20, 2016 Rio Tinto is reportedly cutting more than 40 workers from its Weipa bauxite operations in Queensland. The 41 workers are from a range of different positions, including management, professional, operational, and ...
  • Coroner calls for code for working in extreme heat (0) April 20, 2016 A coronial inquiry into a death caused by heatstroke on the Roma 2 GLNG project has highlighted a number of potentially fatal safety deficiencies. FIFO worker Glenn Richard Newport – known ...
  • The use of pressure transducers in petroleum exploration and research (0) April 20, 2016 The use of pressure transducers in petroleum exploration and research Petroleum exploration is an expensive business. Those involved in it need every tool at their disposal to find as much oil ...
  • PYBAR enters mining partnership with Exterra (0) April 20, 2016 Drilling contractor PYBAR Mining Services has secured a binding agreement for a profit share-based development at the Second Fortune Gold Mine, owned by Exterra Resources. PYBAR will provide the funding to ...
  • FLSmidth enters into strategic agreement with Wirtgen Group (0) April 20, 2016 Global cement and minerals processing leader FLSmidth has partnered with Wirtgen Group company Kleemann for the supply of cone crushers for mobile applications in the construction industry. Kleemann is the ...
  • Palmer under the pump [opinion] (27) April 20, 2016 Clive Palmer is backing into a corner, lashing out with more WW2-themed insults against his perceived political opponents, this time comparing federal treasurer Scott Morrison to Nazi war criminal Heinrich ...
  • Iron ore rallies above US$60 (2) April 19, 2016 Iron ore has defied predictions and risen above US$60 per tonne overnight. The metal rose 4.1 per cent to US$62.85 per tonne at Qingdao on Tuesday, taking the year’s total gain ...
  • Dartbrook coal mine to go underground (2) April 19, 2016 Dartbrook coal mine looks set to reopen as an underground operation, a move new owner Australian Pacific Coal (APC). The coal miner, formerly led by bankrupt Nathan Tinkler, stated it was ...
  • Record numbers attend Bauma 2016 (14) April 19, 2016 Approximately 580, 000 people from 200 countries attended bauma, highlighting continued strength in the global mining industry. This attendance figure is an increase of more than nine per cent compared to ...
  • Seven Group invests in plant hire database (0) April 19, 2016 Online equipment hire database iSeekplant has attracted an investment move by Seven Group Holdings. The media corporation acquired a 25 per cent stake in the company. Seven Group CEO Ryan Stokes said ...
  • Carbon Energy, QRC disappointed over Queensland’s ban on UCG (0) April 19, 2016 The Queensland Government’s decision to ban underground coal gasification (UCG) has come as a shock to the gas industry. One resource company, Carbon Energy, voiced its surprise over the decision, stating ...
  • Road Safety Tribunal Bill Abolished (0) April 18, 2016 Federal parliament has scrapped the Gillard government’s road safety tribunal, skirting a minimum wage decision for owner-driver truckies. Legislation to abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal passed the Senate without Labor’s ...
  • Kagara Mining employees paid out (3) April 18, 2016 Former employees of the folded company Kagara Mining have received their full entitlements, following the sale of assets to a private equity firm. Administrator FTI Consulting said they had paid out ...
  • Rio Tinto post mixed first quarter results, lowers 2017 guidance (0) April 18, 2016 Rio Tinto has posted mixed production results, showing year on year increases in iron ore, but quarter on quarter declines. It has also lowered its iron ore guidance for 2017. The miner ...
  • QLD government bans coal gasification (2) April 18, 2016 Queensland’s government has banned coal gasification due to ‘its environmental impact’. Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr. Anthony Lynham announced the immediate ban, committing to bring out a legislated ban ...
  • Anglo American CEO pay packet slammed by investor group (0) April 18, 2016 A shareholder interest group has advised Anglo American investors to reject CEO Mark Cutifani’s pay packet for his ‘above target’ performance. ShareSoc, the UK Individual Shareholders Society, advised its members to ...
  • Samsung wins $68 million over Roy Hill subcontractor (1) April 18, 2016 Roy Hill principle construction contractor Samsung C&T will seize $68 million in security bonds from Duro Felguera, following a Supreme Court win last week. This is the second time Samsung has ...
  • Peter Meurs quits FMG to join the Mormons (842) April 18, 2016 Fortescue Metals executive director Peter Meurs has quit the miner to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has reportedly accepted a full time international role with the ...
  • University of Western Australia launches $20m oil and gas research facilities (0) April 18, 2016 The University of Western Australia (UWA) has launched two new $20million hubs for international research and training in offshore oil and gas. The hubs are part of the Australian Research Council’s ...
  • Linc Energy leaves ASX under administration (1) April 18, 2016 Underground coal gasification pioneer company Linc Energy has entered voluntary administration in Australia, angering environmental groups who say the company has done so to avoid facing the damage caused by ...
  • Haul truck collides with grader (122) April 18, 2016 A haul truck has collided with a grader on an active waste dump at a West Australian mine. According to the WA DMP report, the incident occurred when a grader was ...
  • Thiess wins new mining contract, extensions (1) April 15, 2016 Thiess has won two contracts for work in Australia and Indonesia The group was recently awarded a 14 month contract award for underground mining at BHP’s Nickel West’s Leinster 1A orebody. The ...
  • Multi-million investment for new joint research centres to strengthen innovation with China (0) April 15, 2016 The Federal Government has announced a multi-million dollar investment with China that aims to address trans-national challenges in the marine science, food and agribusiness, and mining sectors. Under a renewed three ...
  • Carbine Resources closer to mining Mt Morgan (0) April 15, 2016 Carbine Resources has completed the pre-feasibility study for gold and copper tailings mining at the 130-year old Mount Morgan mine in Queensland. The company has identified potential to mine an average ...
  • Light vehicle and loader collide on coal mine (3) April 15, 2016 A front end loader has reversed into a light vehicle at Whitehaven’s coal mine’s CHPP. The incident occurred on 12 March, eight hours into the shift, fortunately no one was injured. Only ...
  • Self driving mining truck capable of 90km speed (0) April 15, 2016 Scania has teamed up with Swedish research universities to successfully develop autonomous driving trucks that can travel up to 90km per hour. The project, carried out in conjunction with Stockholm’s KTH ...
  • Rio Tinto retreats on payment extensions (2) April 15, 2016 Rio Tinto has caved to pressure against its plans to extend payment terms for suppliers. Affected suppliers directly lobbied Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, during his recent visit to the Pilbara, to ...
  • Government to pay out former Queensland Nickel workers (6) April 15, 2016 Queensland Nickel refinery workers left without entitlements will paid by the Federal Government under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG), putting “National Treasure” Clive Palmer squarely in its sights. Taxpayers will be ...
  • Rio Tinto and Sinosteel extend Channar JV (0) April 14, 2016 Rio Tinto and Sinosteel have extended their Channar Mining joint venture in the Pilbara. This new agreement, together with a separate agreement for Rio to supply iron ore from the Pilbara, ...
  • Micromine to launch 16th version of its namesake solution (0) April 14, 2016 Micromine will be releasing the latest version of its highly successful exploration and 3D mine design solution at a special event in Perth next month. Relevant to all stages of the mineral ...
  • Maptek launches new mapping tools (27) April 14, 2016 Maptek’s latest Vulcan 10 mapping and surveying software incorporates a range of new and improved tools. According to the company its new tools “will value-add to technical data across critical modelling, ...
  • Illegal mining threatens AngloGold African operation (0) April 14, 2016 Illegal workers have taken over AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi mine preventing the operation’s redevelopment. The invasion of the site, one of the richest gold deposits in Africa, is forcing AngloGold to consider ...
  • Native title holders fight Carmichael approvals (0) April 14, 2016 Wangan and Jagalingou native title holders have launched a fresh legal offensive on Adani Australia, this time against the recent mining approvals granted by the Queensland Government. W&J representatives against the ...
  • Australian Pacific Coal appoints new CEO (0) April 14, 2016 Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) has appointed previous executive director John Robinson Jnr as the new CEO. Robinson was previously an executive director at the miner. The Board selected Robinson based on ...
  • Rio Tinto to answer for 90-day payment regime (1) April 14, 2016 Rio Tinto’s doubling of their stated payment time has drawn attention from state and federal government, and may elicit a legislative response. Earlier this week Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh announced ...
  • Woodside strikes deal with Pertamina for nearly 1m tonnes of LNG (0) April 14, 2016 Woodside has signed a contract with Indonesia’s Pertamina to supply between 500,000 to one million tonnes of LNG each year for 15 to 20 years. The heads of agreement (HoA) will ...
  • New truck transmission developed (12) April 14, 2016 Allison Transmission has unveiled its 6630ORS, the newest off-highway series fully automatic transmission. Launched at Bauma, this transmission is an evolution of the 6000 off-highway series, and provides increased durability and ...
  • Palmer insists not a shadow director (0) April 13, 2016 Clive Palmer has denied allegations he acted as a shadow director for the insolvent Queensland Nickel, and supplied the ABC with a 93-page report which he said cleared his name. Palmer ...
  • Downer completes debt extension (23) April 13, 2016 Downer EDI has completed a partial extension of the company’s $400 million syndicated debt facility. The move reduces the company’s future refinancing risks. The facility previously had a maturity date of April ...
  • Peabody files for bankruptcy (8) April 13, 2016 Another major coal miner has collapsed, as Peabody files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US. Peabody Energy has filed pleadings, known as ‘first day’ motions, with the US Bankruptcy Court. “These motions ...
  • Cummins Connected Diagnostics comes to off-highway market (0) April 13, 2016 Cummins has introduced Connected Diagnostics to the off-highway market at the Bauma show this week. Active in over 35,000 on-highway vehicles, Connected Diagnostics “provides a lifeline for customers, direct to Cummins, ...
  • Prime minister, WA premier slam Rio’s new payment terms (3) April 13, 2016 The heads of WA and the country have waded into the Rio Tinto supplier payment debate, slamming the miner’s new payment terms. Last week Rio Tinto announced they would double their ...
  • Iron ore costs set to reach almost US$60 per tonne (1) April 13, 2016   Iron ore continues to strengthen in price, defying market predictions. Data from The Steel Index has shown an increase in iron ore prices for the second day in a row ...
  • Glencore to close Newlands coal mine (843) April 12, 2016 Glencore is finally closing its Newlands Northern underground coal mine, slating its shutdown for June. The miner originally announced the site’s closure in 2014, proposing a December 2015 closure at the ...
  • Zinc mine shutdowns are lifting the metal (0) April 12, 2016 Recent fears of a looming shortage in zinc supply have seen the commodity overcome its difficult start to 2016, to emerge as one of the best performing base metals of ...
  • Nepean acquires Ellton Conveyors (99) April 12, 2016 Nepean has acquired bulk materials handling company Ellton Conveyors. The acquisition includes the assets and intellectual property of Ellton, and sees the complete retention of the engineering team and key staff ...
  • Queensland Nickel faces liquidation (3) April 12, 2016 Queensland Nickel is likely to face liquidation, following recommendations by the administrators. The future of the company will go to a vote of the creditors on April 22 however FTI Consulting’s ...
  • GSC to acquire global logistics management software platform (0) April 12, 2016 Global Geoscience has announced that it has executed a binding term sheet to acquire rapidly growing global logistics management software platform, GetSwift. The term sheet has been executed with the major ...
  • India launches space technology to tackle illegal mining (2) April 12, 2016 Rising levels of illegal mining in India is seeing the government implement space technologies in an effort combat the issue. Each state was also asked to gather information on past ...
  • Grylls grills Rio Tinto over payment extensions (11) April 12, 2016 West Australian MLA Brendan Grylls has lashed out at Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh for increasing payment terms to suppliers and contractors, saying small businesses will fail as a result. Rio ...
  • New rock drill developed (35) April 12, 2016 Doofor Inc has launched a new version of its rock drills. The company has released new versions DF550-560-series, which it claims are the most powerful rock drills in its series, according ...
  • Wollongong Coal gets extended lifeline (68) April 11, 2016 Wollongong Coal has had its cash advance facility increased and renewed. The miner’s short-term drawdown facility for cash advances, with its major shareholder Jindal Steel & Power, has been increased from ...
  • New mine safety research project launches in Victoria (0) April 11, 2016 A new high-tech research project focused on open cut mine safety has launched in Victoria’s LaTrobe Valley. The $2.2 million ‘Batter Stability project’ was unveiled by Victorian minister for energy and ...
  • Iron ore pegged to increase over next five years (3) April 11, 2016 New data Australian Government data is forecasting a healthy rise for iron ore and coal over the coming years. In the Resources and Energy Quarterly, by the Department of Industry, Innovation ...
  • Bender family says 1000 pigs died from Linc Energy pollution (0) April 11, 2016 The family of George Bender have blamed the deaths of 1000 pigs on pollution caused by Linc Energy’s underground coal gasification project at Chinchilla. The Bender family’s submission to the Senate ...
  • Achieving better results in the field with flux cored wire (0) April 11, 2016 There are a range of factors to consider when weighing up choices for wire-feed welding on a particular job. Welding in a workshop provides a range of benefits to the tradesman. ...
  • Alias email shows Palmer’s involvement in Queensland Nickel spending (0) April 11, 2016 Clive Palmer has a lot to explain in relation to allegations that he had final approval over millions of dollars’ worth of spending by Queensland Nickel after his public departure ...
  • AFP reportedly investigating Australian North Korean mining links (0) April 11, 2016 The Australian Federal Police has reportedly begun investigating if two Australian miners were complicit in aiding North Korea in breaking UN sanctions. It comes after the miners, David Henty Sutton and ...
  • Rio Tinto suppliers to wait up to 120 days for payment (0) April 11, 2016 Suppliers to Rio Tinto will be waiting twice as long for accounts to be resolved after the company announced it would extend it’s terms of payment to 90 days. The West ...
  • Gladstone sees coal export spike (1) April 10, 2016 Gladstone has recorded a massive 176 per cent increase in coal exports month on month. The Gladstone Ports Corporation shipped approximately 415,000 tonnes of coal last month, a massive increase from ...
  • Adani recommences Carmichael development (2) April 8, 2016 Adani Australia will soon recommence engagement with contractors and stakeholders for preliminary work on the Carmichael project and associated infrastructure. CEO Jeyakumar Janakaraj made the announcement yesterday at the Bowen Basin ...
  • Talga launches Phase 2 graphite processing in Germany (1) April 8, 2016 Australian graphite miner Talga Resources has announced commissioning of its Phase 2 processing plant in Germany, an expansion which will see increased capacity for their development of graphene production techniques. Although ...
  • Former BHP CEO joins FLSmitdth (0) April 8, 2016 Marius Kloppers re-joined the mining industry as he is appointed to the board of FLSmidth. It came on the back of the company’s annual general meeting earlier this week. “At FLSmidth, Kloppers ...
  • Doray commissions processing plant at Deflector (1) April 8, 2016 Doray Minerals has begun commissioning its new processing plant at its Deflector gold mine. The company has started the first stage of the commissioning process for the 480ktpa plant, with contractor ...
  • Gorgon LNG in need of repairs after one shipment (1211) April 7, 2016 The newly productive Gorgon LNG plant is facing a two month shutdown due to technical problems, mere weeks after Chevron’s first and only shipment of gas from Barrow Island.
  • Australian miners embroiled in Panama Papers scandal (0) April 7, 2016 Australian miners that own assets in North Korea have become embroiled in the Panama Papers scandal, which have brought to light possible collusion in breaking UN sanctions.
  • Urine drug testing given all-clear at Goonyella (2) April 7, 2016 New drug testing arrangements at the Goonyella Riverside Mine will continue as planned following a Supreme Court decision in favour of operator BMA.
  • Ausdrill sues Senex (3) April 7, 2016 Ausdrill subsidiary Energy Drilling Australia (EDA) has sued Senex Energy for an alleged breach of contract.
  • Arrium enters voluntary administration (5) April 7, 2016 Steel and iron ore business Arrium announced this morning that it has appointed Grant Thornton as administrators.
  • WA School of Mining students shot in botched drug deal (132) April 7, 2016 Two Curtin University students were shot in a botched drug deal last night in New Orleans, after competing in the 38th International Collegiate Mining Games in Montana.
  • Glencore sells 40 per cent stake in agricultural units (0) April 7, 2016 Glencore has announced an agreement to sell $2.5 billion of its Agricultural Products to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Canada’s largest pension fund.
  • Iron ore stays above US$50 (155) April 7, 2016 The iron ore price has maintained headway, staying above the half century mark.
  • Isaac Plains produces first coal (3) April 7, 2016 Stanmore Coal announces first coal has been processed at its Isaac Plains mine.
  • Clough wins Woodside contract (38) April 7, 2016 Clough has been awarded an engineering services contract for Woodside.
  • Latest fire protection systems set for May release (69) April 6, 2016 Victaulic will launch the new Installation Ready FireLock Fittings, a range of fire protection system fittings, in May. The fittings will require fewer fasteners which creates more efficiency in the ...
  • Perth-made drill riser innovation boosts deep water oil industry (0) April 6, 2016 Australian Marine and Offshore Group has released the Longitudinal Groove Suppression (LGS) drill riser buoyancy system to improve drilling in the deep water oil industry.
  • New program combines indigenous culture and science (0) April 6, 2016 A new BHP funded summer school program has combined science with indigenous culture to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to seek jobs in science, technology, engineering and maths ...
  • Rio Tinto goes to trial over Forge collapse (0) April 6, 2016 Rio Tinto has gone to trial over $185 million in claimed losses as a result of the collapse of engineering company Forge Group in 2014.
  • Hybrid coal technology proposal could double power output (0) April 6, 2016 Coal-fired energy producers may gain access to a way to boost efficiency and halve their carbon emissions, thanks to a new hybrid coal gasification system developed by US scientists.
  • Miner suing for millions over brain damage incident (0) April 6, 2016 A miner who received brain damage in a traffic accident after his shift is suing his employers for $2.5 million.
  • PYBAR enters co-marketing agreement in Africa (0) April 6, 2016 Pybar has signed an agreement with Capital Drilling for the co-marketing of underground hard rock mining services in Africa.
  • Rockwell Automation and OSIsoft supply BHP Billiton with enterprise solution (0) April 6, 2016 Rockwell Automation and OSIsoft will install an enterprise historian at BHP Billiton’s iron ore operations to provide greater visibility into production data.
  • Deswik launches new survey functionality for underground mining (0) April 6, 2016 The latest release of the Deswik.Suite software from global consulting and technology company Deswik features a new survey functionality for underground surveyors in mining environments.
  • Downer and FMG end Christmas Creek contract (115) April 5, 2016 Downer’s contract at Fortescue Metals‘ Christmas Creek mine will not be renewed as the miner moves to a an owner-operator model.
  • Workers walk off site after not being paid (1) April 5, 2016 Workers have walked off the former Anglo American’s Callide coal mine after allegedly failing to be paid for work done.
  • Anglo American sells off majority stake in Foxleigh (30) April 5, 2016 Anglo American has made major moves to exit its Australian assets with the sale of a majority stake in the Foxleigh coal mine.
  • Dragonfly threatened by Wollongong Coal expansion (0) April 4, 2016 The Russell Vale Colliery, already closed down due to financial concerns, may soon face a permanent end to expansion plans due to a rare, giant dragonfly.
  • RCR to exit coal mining (2) April 4, 2016 RCR has announced its plan to exit coal services, amid its other businesses, cutting close to 300 in the process.
  • Carmichael coal approved, construction to start in 2017 (106) April 4, 2016 The Queensland Government has approved mining leases for the Carmichael coal mine, marking one of the largest approvals of its kind in the state’s history. Three individual leases have been approved ...
  • Iron ore prices drop amid Chinese future confidence (10) April 1, 2016 Iron ore has dropped toward $US50 per tonne, the first loss in four weeks, as the US dollar strengthens. It comes amid predictions from investment groups, including Goldman Sachs, that ...
  • Protestors temporarily shut down Whitehaven coal mine (0) April 1, 2016 Anti-mining activists have locked themselves to a conveyor at Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri mine.
  • ABB survey shows majority of utilities see IoT as key to asset management (0) April 1, 2016 A global survey of executives at leading utility companies by power and automation technology specialist ABB has revealed the increased importance of integrating information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) ...
  • Mt Cattlin begins lithium production (5) April 1, 2016 Galaxy Resources has officially begun production at its Mt Cattlin mine.
  • Cockatoo Coal workers still waiting for entitlements (0) March 31, 2016 Former Cockatoo Coal employees from the Baralaba Coal Mine have not been paid their entitlements.
  • Black lung review committee to submit interim findings today (0) March 31, 2016 The review committee into the Queensland Mine Workers Health Scheme (QMWHS) will present interim findings about black lung screening to the state’s Department of Natural Resources and Mines today.
  • Airships to potentially transform remote mining (0) March 31, 2016 Lockheed lands $480m customer for aircraft combining power of helicopter, airplane and hovercraft dramatically altering mining and exploration economics
  • Lucapa Diamond finds another large diamond (0) March 31, 2016 Lucapa Diamond, which uncovered a 404 carat diamond earlier this year, has found another large stone.
  • Sandvik releases new conveyor composite rollers (1) March 31, 2016 Sandvik has launched its new generation of all-composite rollers for industrial conveyors.
  • NSW supports the mining sector: survey (0) March 31, 2016 According to new research over two thirds of people in NSW support the mining industry, while 89% of people surveyed said a strong mining industry is important for the state’s ...
  • Mining appealing to more students (0) March 31, 2016 There has been a jump in the number of industry scholarships offered in Wollongong as more students opt for the mining industry as their career choice.
  • Mining coaches go wireless with Wi-Fi (0) March 31, 2016 In a bid to get miners out of cars and onto buses, Greyhound Australia has installed Wi-Fi on 13 of its mining coaches.
  • Profits tumble for Alacer (0) March 31, 2016 Alacer Gold has posted a large drop in profits for the first quarter of 2013, and outlined plans to cut costs in order to boost margins.
  • Hackers target gold miner (2) March 30, 2016 A Canadian gold miner has become the latest target of hacker and digital activist group Anonymous.
  • WA welcomes new mining minister (23) March 30, 2016 Western Australia will soon welcome Member for Churchlands Sean L’Estrange as the new Mines and Petroleum Minister.
  • Hughes wins new gold drilling contracts (0) March 30, 2016 Hughes Drilling subsidiary JSW has won a number of drilling contracts in Western Australia.
  • Coal mine head injury prompts investigation (0) March 30, 2016 An investigation is underway to determine the cause of an accident which saw a Mannering Colliery LHD driver receive severe lacerations to the head after colliding with a damaged roof ...
  • Aussie miner hits ultra-high grade strike (0) March 30, 2016 Australian miner West African Resources has uncovered an ultra-high grade mineralisation at its M1 South Prospect in Burkina Faso.
  • ABB to provide equipment and services for the world’s largest floating facility (0) March 30, 2016 Global power and automation specialist ABB has been contracted to deliver equipment and services for Shell’s Prelude FLNG facility.
  • Junior miners spooked by port privatisation bill (0) March 29, 2016 A proposal to privatise the Utah Point iron ore port was criticised as creating uncertainty for junior miners who currently use the port.
  • Anglo American on the hunt for new CFO (0) March 29, 2016 Anglo American is creating plans for a new finance director as the company continues its ‘radical restructure’ plan.
  • Swick wins mining contracts (4) March 29, 2016 Swick has been awarded two new underground mining contracts.
  • Solomon Islands issues apology to Axiom Resources (0) March 29, 2016 The Solomon Islands government has retracted a statement issued last week which made implications about the conduct of Australian miner Axiom Resources.
  • Which are the world’s best mining schools? (0) March 29, 2016 The latest edition of the World University Rankings has released its new findings based on university subjects and for the first time highlighted mining, showing which are the world’s top ...
  • New welding software monitors machine performance for productivity and cost efficiencies (0) March 28, 2016 Technological advances have led to the development of new generations of welding machines designed to deliver greater performance, precision, energy efficiency, cost effectiveness and safety.
  • Axiom Mining loses Solomon Islands nickel lease (0) March 24, 2016 Axiom Mining’s licences over a nickel laterite deposit on the Solomon Islands has been set aside, ending another chapter in the five-year running dispute over land leasing.
  • Glencore sees coal mine safety fine doubled (0) March 24, 2016 Glencore’s Bulga coal mine has had a fine doubled on appeal after being convicted of breaching work safety conditions.
  • Woodside puts Browse Basin FLNG on ice (0) March 24, 2016 In a fresh blow to Western Australian coffers, Woodside has announced it will not move forward with the Browse basin floating LNG project.
  • Mining supplier satisfaction levels rising (1) March 24, 2016 New reports show miners’ satisfaction levels have risen since the beginning of 2014.
  • Perilya confirms up to 100 jobs to go (0) March 23, 2016 Broken Hill’s Perilya’s Southern Operations will cut between 90 and 100 positions from the historic silver, lead and zinc mine.
  • Iluka Resources managing director to stand down (0) March 23, 2016 Managing director David Robb is soon to end ten years at the helm of mineral sands major Iluka Resources.
  • Hastings Deering to cut workers (0) March 23, 2016 Hastings Deering is cutting jobs less than six months after it carried out a major round of redundancies.
  • Ulan coal mine sees underground approvals (0) March 23, 2016 Glencore’s Ulan coal mine has received the greenlight for a modification application to expand its underground mine.
  • Two more cases of black lung reported in Qld (26) March 23, 2016 The Queensland CFMEU has reported two more workers have black lung, taking the state total to eight confirmed cases of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis since December last year.
  • More charges laid over Mt Lyell mine deaths (0) March 23, 2016 Mount Lyell mine operator Copper Mines of Tasmania, and its general manager Scot Clyde, are facing more charges over a string of deaths at the site.
  • Hexagon releases new complete activity scheduling and stockpile management software (0) March 23, 2016 Hexagon Mining has released the latest version of their Atlas software featuring a powerful optimisation engine. Hexagon Mining’s complete package for activity scheduling and stockpile managemen
  • Ichthys LNG workers push for shorter roster (0) March 22, 2016 Following protests last week, Northern Territory union branches have indicated they will step up their efforts to lobby for a 3/1 roster at Inpex’s Ichthys LNG project.
  • Calls for economic rezoning of Mt Isa (0) March 22, 2016 The Queensland Resources Council has called for establishment of a north-west economic zone, aiming at the cabinet jobs committee visit to Mt Isa today.
  • Curtin Uni software optimises waste dumping [Video] (0) March 22, 2016 Curtin University continues to live up to its expectations in Australia’s biggest mining state with a venture into the mining software market.
  • Santos makes management changes (3) March 22, 2016 Santos has joined the ranks of companies looking to implement change in management, with incoming CEO Kevin Gallagher making new cuts.
  • Carnarvon Petroleum to drill new gas well (0) March 21, 2016 Carnarvon Petroleum has fired new market interest with the announcement the company will drill a new appraisal well to test structures north of Port Hedland.
  • CAT machinery sales in 39 month slump (0) March 21, 2016 Sales are down across the board for Caterpillar with $US20 billion in profit lost over four years, and $US8 billion in the past year, indicating the severity of the global ...
  • Tailings leakage at Yabulu refinery investigated (0) March 21, 2016 Inspections of the Yabulu nickel refinery have revealed significant tailings seepage and elevated levels of ammonia in nearby waterways.
  • Former Vale CEO killed in plane crash (0) March 21, 2016 Roger Agnelli, the former CEO of Vale who was removed by the government, has been killed in a light plane crash.
  • Monadelphous sues over delayed contract (1) March 18, 2016 Monadelphous has lashed out at development groups over $33 million in cost blowouts for their FMG Pilbara pipeline job.
  • Glencore to sell rail haulage assets (33) March 18, 2016 Glencore has announced it intends to sell its Hunter Valley coal rail assets.
  • 100 per cent FIFO policy ends (180) March 18, 2016 The Queensland Government will no longer allow new mining projects to operate under a 100 per cent FIFO policy.