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  • SmartBar releases VW Crafter vehicle protection (0) February 24, 2022 SmartBar releases VW Crafter vehicle protection“The premium choice to protect your vehicles and passengers.”
  • Curtin bestows honour upon resources legends (0) February 23, 2022 Curtin bestows honour upon resources legendsCurtin University has awarded an Honorary Doctorate to two stalwarts of the Australian mining industry, Charlie Bass and Neil Warburton.
  • Industry, federal funding backs Indigenous leaders (0) February 23, 2022 Industry, federal funding backs Indigenous leadersThe Federal Government has pumped $21.9 million into the next generation of Indigenous business leaders which has been well received by the mining industry.
  • Collecting metals without mining (0) February 23, 2022 Collecting metals without miningEnviroGold Global has signed a binding definitive agreement to reprocess tailings at the Hellyer Gold Mine in Tasmania as part of a push towards metals without mining.
  • Despite COVID: The growing contractor catchcry (0) February 23, 2022 Despite COVID: The growing contractor catchcryAustralia’s major mining contractors have achieved varying degrees of growth of late, while COVID-19 looms over the industry.
  • NSW coal defies odds in challenging year (0) February 23, 2022 NSW coal defies odds in challenging yearWith robust international demand in 2021, the New South Wales coal sector weathered the COVID pandemic and market changes and emerged with positive export volumes and jobs.
  • WA prepares for worker shortage with online register (0) February 22, 2022 WA prepares for worker shortage with online registerThe Western Australian Government has launched an online registration system to allow critical workers who are asymptomatic close contacts of a COVID-19 case to temporarily attend work during their isolation ...
  • Iron ore outlook looking stronger by the day: Fitch (0) February 22, 2022 Iron ore outlook looking stronger by the day: FitchThe iron ore price is forecast to remain above $US100 per tonne in the mid-term, as Chinese demand increases and supply remains stable.
  • Anglo American gets green light for Grosvenor restart (0) February 22, 2022 Anglo American gets green light for Grosvenor restartAnglo American has been cleared to restart its Grosvenor metallurgical coal operations in Queensland after months of work to remedy a methane ignition from May 2020.   
  • Rio Tinto, UWA pair up to boost geology research (0) February 22, 2022 Rio Tinto, UWA pair up to boost geology researchRio Tinto Iron Ore and the University of Western Australia have partnered to develop innovative data science solutions for automated geology and improve mining practices.
  • Aggreko takes the stress, emissions out of mine power (0) February 22, 2022 Aggreko takes the stress, emissions out of mine powerAggreko has revolutionised mine power generation with its 1300kW ultra-low emissions package, able to remove 99 per cent of controlled emissions.
  • John Holland puts Gudai-Darri on track (0) February 22, 2022 John Holland puts Gudai-Darri on trackLeading infrastructure and rail company John Holland has delivered 181km of rail line at Rio Tinto’s new Gudai-Darri production hub in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
  • Rio Tinto ramps up Tassie renewables (0) February 21, 2022 Rio Tinto ramps up Tassie renewablesRio Tinto has partnered with the Tasmanian Government to investigate the development of new industries and boost the resources sector’s contribution to the state’s economy.
  • Push for affordable housing in mining communities (0) February 21, 2022 Push for affordable housing in mining communitiesThe Australian Mining Cities Alliance is campaigning for state and federal governments to address critical housing affordability barriers in mining cities and towns across Australia as part of the next ...
  • Swift signs seven to begin 2022 (0) February 21, 2022 Swift signs seven to begin 2022Swift has revealed seven projects in mining and resources with Rio Tinto, Roy Hill, OZ Minerals, South32 and Strandline Resources.
  • Emesent ready to execute global expansion plans (0) February 21, 2022 Emesent ready to execute global expansion plansThe Australian autonomous mapping and data analytics start-up is ready to implement global expansion plans after closing an oversubscribed $32 million Series A round.
  • Micromine Nexus forms another piece of the puzzle (0) February 21, 2022 Micromine Nexus forms another piece of the puzzleMicromine has further expanded its suite of digital mining products with Micromine Nexus, for data and task management to streamline exploration and mining teams.
  • Skills shortage despite employment increase: MCA (0) February 18, 2022 Skills shortage despite employment increase: MCAThe Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its latest labour force data, revealing employment has increased by about 13,000 people.
  • DEAP expansion to streamline environmental approvals (0) February 18, 2022 DEAP expansion to streamline environmental approvalsThe Federal Government’s expansion of the Digital Environmental Assessment Program will bring forward projects for the Western Australian mining sector, according to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy WA.
  • La Niña to bring more heavy rain to mining areas (0) February 18, 2022 La Niña to bring more heavy rain to mining areasThe Australian Bureau of Meteorology has forecast the La Niña weather pattern will continue causing disruptions to the mining sector.
  • Newcrest plays down Havieron ground delays (0) February 18, 2022 Newcrest plays down Havieron ground delaysNewcrest Mining has suffered delays in the exploration and development of the Havieron gold-copper project in Western Australia, but the extent remains unclear.
  • BCI marks construction milestone at Mardie (0) February 18, 2022 BCI marks construction milestone at MardieBCI Minerals has begun main construction at its Mardie salt and potash project in Western Australia beginning a two-year journey to first salt sales.
  • Sandvik closing in on another world-first (0) February 18, 2022 Sandvik closing in on another world-firstSandvik has almost completed testing the largest battery-electric underground mining truck for use at AngloGold Ashanti’s Sunrise Dam gold mine in Western Australia.
  • Whitehaven rides record coal price through rough patch (0) February 17, 2022 Whitehaven rides record coal price through rough patchWhitehaven Coal has made the best of a bad situation, achieving record first-half earnings despite lower production following the scheduled Narrabri mine longwall move.
  • Sandvik brings AutoMine to surface (0) February 17, 2022 Sandvik brings AutoMine to surfaceSandvik’s AutoMine Surface Drilling solution will be implemented in collaboration with existing Sandvik Leopard DI650i drill rigs on site.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments (0) February 17, 2022 Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at New Hope Group, OceanaGold, Austral Resources and more.
  • SRG locks in $60m mining services  (0) February 17, 2022 SRG locks in $60m mining services SRG Global has secured mining services contracts with gold miners in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia. 
  • Veris pipeline passes $190m with Iron Bridge deal (0) February 17, 2022 Veris pipeline passes $190m with Iron Bridge dealVeris has become part of developments at Fortescue Metals Group’s Iron Bridge magnetite project in Western Australia, signing a contract for pipeline infrastructure.
  • WA Govt investigates Gascoyne port infrastructure (0) February 17, 2022 WA Govt investigates Gascoyne port infrastructureThe Western Australian Government will investigate the feasibility of a barge loading facility in Carnarvon, as it seeks to meet mining industry demand for port infrastructure in the Gascoyne region.
  • Critical minerals jobs creeping up on coal (0) February 16, 2022 Critical minerals jobs creeping up on coalThe Queensland Government’s Collaborative Exploration Initiative (CEI) has handed 13 companies the opportunity to develop the state’s “next wave of resources jobs” in new economy minerals.
  • Code of practice set to protect WA resource workers (0) February 16, 2022 Code of practice set to protect WA resource workersECU has helped shape a new initiative making WA the first in Australia to have a code of practice protecting the mental wellbeing of workers.
  • Iron ore falls hard on Chinese regulation (0) February 16, 2022 Iron ore falls hard on Chinese regulationThe iron ore price has dived $US10.5 per tonne (/t), as China’s trade regulators moved to cool the recent rally to five-month highs above $150 ($AUD209).
  • BHP, OZ Minerals to support SA water project (0) February 16, 2022 BHP, OZ Minerals to support SA water projectThe Federal and South Australian governments have committed $15 million for a business case to take the Northern Water Supply project forward and further secure the state’s water future. Mines in ...
  • Liontown agreement with Tesla sets up Kathleen Valley (0) February 16, 2022 Liontown agreement with Tesla sets up Kathleen ValleyLiontown Resources’ Kathleen Valley Lithium Project is on its way to commencing commercial production with its newest agreement with Tesla.
  • Coronado becomes more ‘self-sufficient’ at Curragh (0) February 16, 2022 Coronado becomes more 'self-sufficient' at CurraghCoronado Global Resources will take over the management and operation of four mining fleets from Thiess at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland.
  • Mining the best in international belt technology (0) February 16, 2022 Mining the best in international belt technologyGates range of high-performance belts for the mining sector leads the way in terms of innovative products for varying and complex mining applications.
  • Industry associations seek Govt support (0) February 15, 2022 Industry associations seek Govt supportSACOME and the Minerals Council of Australia are calling for government support to improve mining productivity.
  • Gold spikes as Russia closes in (0) February 15, 2022 Gold spikes as Russia closes inThe gold price has risen to its highest point since November 2020 in Australian dollar terms, as tensions between Russia and Ukraine worried investors.
  • RPMGlobal optimising mining organisations (0) February 15, 2022 RPMGlobal optimising mining organisationsRPMGlobal has released a multi-site optimiser that evaluates multiple operations to maximise the value of an entire mining organisation.
  • Mincor nickel en route to Kambalda concentrator (0) February 15, 2022 Mincor nickel en route to Kambalda concentratorMincor Resources has sent the first parcel of ore from its Kambalda nickel operations to BHP Nickel West’s Kambalda nickel concentrator in Western Australia.
  • Pentium prioritises BHP with dual rotary rig (0) February 15, 2022 Pentium prioritises BHP with dual rotary rigVysarn subsidiary Pentium Hydro has been awarded a goods and services contract by BHP Nickel West for drilling and monitoring of bore holes.
  • Rio Tinto enters the space race (0) February 15, 2022 Rio Tinto enters the space raceRio Tinto has joined the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium in a bid to join members in advancing Australia’s world-leading position in remote operations.
  • Whitehaven Narrabri mine extension nears (0) February 14, 2022 Whitehaven Narrabri mine extension nearsWhitehaven Coal’s Narrabri underground mine in North-West NSW is one step closer to extending the life of the mine from 2031 to 2044.
  • OZ cements its place in SA (0) February 14, 2022 OZ cements its place in SAOZ Minerals has extended a deal with Adbri for the supply of cementitious materials to its Carrapateena copper mine in South Australia with a $10 million contract. 
  • Silver strong: Record demand forecast in 2022 (0) February 14, 2022 Silver strong: Record demand forecast in 2022The Silver Institute has forecast global silver demand to rise to a record 1.112 billion ounces in 2022 as traditional and green technologies increase its use.
  • Rio Tinto co-designs milestone plan with Yinhawangka people (0) February 14, 2022 Rio Tinto co-designs milestone plan with Yinhawangka peopleRio Tinto and the Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation have agreed on a co-designed management plan to ensure the protection of significant social and cultural heritage values.
  • Monadelphous’ $400m contracts cover all bases (0) February 14, 2022 Monadelphous' $400m contracts cover all basesMonadelphous has revealed a basket of new contracts in the resources and energy sectors worth about $400 million, including with South32, Newcrest and Codelco.
  • Traditional Owners deserve more agency, Committee suggests (0) February 11, 2022 Traditional Owners deserve more agency, Committee suggestsThe Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia has discussed how best to integrate Australia’s Traditional Owners into land management practices, as they seek to leverage their native claim to land.
  • Pilbara deal boosts NRW contracts (0) February 11, 2022 Pilbara deal boosts NRW contractsNRW Holdings has announced it has secured a number of new contracts valued at $110 million across the resources and infrastructure sectors.
  • Queensland shows love for local manufacturing (0) February 11, 2022 Queensland shows love for local manufacturingQueensland’s resources sector has benefitted from a flurry of funding and local manufacturing developments, setting up both Rockhampton and Gladstone for the future.
  • MacKellar takes Western Plant Hire under its wing (0) February 11, 2022 MacKellar takes Western Plant Hire under its wingMacKellar Group and Western Plant Hire have formed a strategic partnership to fast-track growth of the latter’s range of heavy mining equipment.
  • IMARC returns with new dates (0) February 11, 2022 IMARC returns with new datesAustralia’s largest annual mining and resources event, IMARC has been rescheduled for October 17-19, 2022, at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
  • Coal grants boost Sustainable Mineral Institute research (0) February 11, 2022 Coal grants boost Sustainable Mineral Institute researchThe University of Queensland has been awarded more than $1.2m in Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program grants for sustainable resource research.
  • Premium tool cabinets: The perfect workshop addition (0) February 11, 2022 Premium tool cabinets: The perfect workshop additionCBC’s premium partner, SP Tools, has reimagined the traditional big green toolbox with their new range of Sumo Series Roller Cabinets.
  • ARDVARC autonomous technology allows for superior drill control (0) February 11, 2022 ARDVARC autonomous technology allows for superior drill controlFLANDERS’ ARDVARC control system combines PLC control with Windows-based computer applications to co-ordinate control of any electric, or electric-over hydraulically controlled OEM drill rig.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments (0) February 10, 2022 Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at the CMEWA, BHP, and NAIF.
  • Fortescue plans unrivalled renewables hub (0) February 10, 2022 Fortescue plans unrivalled renewables hubFortescue Metals Group has proposed to construct a 5.4 gigawatt (GW) renewable energy hub in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to fulfil its net-zero promise by 2030.  
  • Aquila commissioning complete: Anglo American (0) February 10, 2022 Aquila commissioning complete: Anglo AmericanAnglo American has made its first longwall shear at the new Aquila coal mine in Central Queensland, adding seven years of life to the existing Capcoal operations.
  • TPG and Nokia create private network for mines (0) February 10, 2022 TPG and Nokia create private network for minesTPG Telecom has signed a MoU with Nokia to develop and deliver mobile private network innovations for the mining sector.
  • SIMEC blasts SRG Global with $150m deal (0) February 10, 2022 SIMEC blasts SRG Global with $150m dealSRG Global has been awarded a $150 million contract for the provision of mining services at SIMEC Mining’s iron ore operations in SA.
  • Hercules EXO proves a grand Schlam (0) February 10, 2022 Hercules EXO proves a grand SchlamWA-based product and services supplier Schlam has launched its next-generation dump body that offers iron ore miners both a higher payload potential and longer service life.
  • New dust control products – GRT combats drill and blast dust (0) February 9, 2022 New dust control products – GRT combats drill and blast dustGlobal Road Technology is unveiling a range of dust control products as it further establishes itself as a leader in reducing mining dust pollution
  • SA floods recede to reconnect mining hubs (0) February 9, 2022 SA floods recede to reconnect mining hubsThe South Australian Government has begun reopening parts of the Stuart Highway for trucks during daylight hours, after floods cut off key mining areas of Prominent Hill and Coober Pedy.
  • BHP ships direct to Pilbara (0) February 9, 2022 BHP ships direct to PilbaraBHP will increase the direct shipping of supplies from Singapore to Port Hedland, providing local business opportunities for the Pilbara.
  • Perenti’s idoba makes giant leaps with Sumitomo (0) February 9, 2022 Perenti's idoba makes giant leaps with SumitomoPerenti has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sumitomo Corporation, through its mining technology business arm, idoba.
  • Red 5 on the road again with MLG (0) February 9, 2022 Red 5 on the road again with MLGRed 5 has awarded a contract to MLG Oz for integrated haulage and road maintenance services at the King of the Hills gold project in WA.
  • Webinar: Flexco Elevate digitally transforms conveyor productivity (0) February 9, 2022 Webinar: Flexco Elevate digitally transforms conveyor productivityAustmine will host Flexco Elevate – a Flexco subsidiary for belt conveyor technology – at a webinar on Monday, February 28, to discuss the benefits of optimised conveyor equipment. 
  • Thiess locks in $1.5bn at Olive Downs (0) February 9, 2022 Thiess locks in $1.5bn at Olive DownsPembroke Resources awards Thiess a contract for the provision of mining services at the Olive Downs coking coal complex in the Bowen Basin.
  • Coal shiploader a boost for Gladstone (0) February 9, 2022 Coal shiploader a boost for GladstoneThe Queensland Government has invested more than $60 million in a new coal shiploader for the Port of Gladstone.
  • Improved handrail design redefines underground safety (0) February 8, 2022 Improved handrail design redefines underground safetyBend-tech offers Sandvik safety handrails to suit a wide range of loader and truck models.
  • Introducing Dynamix, the core platform for I4 Mining’s digital mining solutions (0) February 8, 2022 Introducing Dynamix, the core platform for I4 Mining's digital mining solutionsI4 Mining have created Dynamix, their real-time data consolidation and AI + IoT solution delivery platform, available to the mining sector. 
  • BHP gets iron ore vessel moving (0) February 8, 2022 BHP gets iron ore vessel movingBHP’s world first LNG-fuelled Newcastlemax bulk carrier has set sail between Western Australia and Asia.
  • Industry sentiment swells in 2022, survey says (0) February 8, 2022 Industry sentiment swells in 2022, survey saysA leading recruitment agency for the mining industry has found the sentiment towards mining’s prospects in 2022 is largely positive, with salaries also expected to improve.
  • IMARC speaker addresses diversity in mining (0) February 8, 2022 IMARC speaker addresses diversity in miningMining companies understand the value and need to manage diverse workforces, and this is becoming increasingly critical for the workforces’ strategies like talent attraction, retention, and career development.
  • Red 5 crushing it at KOTH (0) February 8, 2022 Red 5 crushing it at KOTHRed 5 has begun commissioning the crushing circuit at its King of the Hills (KOTH) gold project in Western Australia, as the company targets first gold next quarter.
  • MRL introduces Bluetooth contact tracing (0) February 8, 2022 MRL introduces Bluetooth contact tracingMineral Resources (MRL) has introduced Bluetooth contact tracing technology across its sites and corporate offices to ensure operations continue as normal. MRL is the first Australian resources company to roll out ...
  • WA Govt continues mineral exploration investment (0) February 8, 2022 WA Govt continues mineral exploration investmentThe Western Australian Government has continued its investment in mineral exploration by adding considerable funding to the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS).
  • OZ lines up West Musgrave with EPA approval (0) February 7, 2022 OZ lines up West Musgrave with EPA approvalOZ Minerals has received approval from the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for its West Musgrave copper-nickel mines in Western Australia, as the company approaches a final investment decision.
  • Have your say on Queensland resources industry (0) February 7, 2022 Have your say on Queensland resources industryTime is running out for Queenslanders  to have their say on the State Government’s 30-year-plan to drive jobs and prosperity in a sustainable resources industry.
  • Hydra celebrates fuel cell progress (0) February 7, 2022 Hydra celebrates fuel cell progressThe Hydra Consortium has constructed its first prototype of a hydrogen fuel cell-based powertrain to test the technology in mining trucks and other mining applications.
  • BHP extends partnership into steel research (0) February 7, 2022 BHP extends partnership into steel researchBHP will extend its partnership at the University of Newcastle with a further $10 million in funding to support ongoing research.
  • Excited by uncertainty: Deloitte’s industry insights (0) February 4, 2022 Excited by uncertainty: Deloitte's industry insights“The next decade will be one of the most exciting and transformative in the mining industry’s history,” according to Deloitte’s 14th annual Tracking the Trends report for mining.
  • Further upgrades announced for Pilbara ports (0) February 4, 2022 Further upgrades announced for Pilbara portsThe NAIF will invest $255 million to common-user infrastructure, including the Pilbara Ports Authority, to support the Perdaman Urea Project.
  • Movers & shakers: The month’s mining developments (0) February 4, 2022 Movers & shakers: The month's mining developmentsKeep up with the latest progress in Australian mines, including from BHP, Gascoyne, Austral and Strandline. 
  • Cat fleet hits global autonomous milestone (0) February 4, 2022 Cat fleet hits global autonomous milestoneCaterpillar has announced that it now has over 500 Cat autonomous trucks in operation worldwide, becoming the largest autonomous fleet.
  • Iron ore sets new export revenue record (0) February 4, 2022 Iron ore sets new export revenue recordAustralian resources export revenue reached a new record high of $351 billion in 2021, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • ‘Goldilocks zone’ the key to metal discoveries (0) February 3, 2022 'Goldilocks zone' the key to metal discoveriesUK and Australian researchers have come to understand the specific temperature that allows green metals to rise into Earth’s crust, aiding exploration and discovery.
  • Govt supports graphite projects with $239m (0) February 3, 2022 Govt supports graphite projects with $239mThe Australian Government has approved two loans worth $239 million for Australian companies to produce highly purified graphite.
  • Red 5 moves red dirt at KOTH (0) February 3, 2022 Red 5 moves red dirt at KOTHRed 5 has commenced open pit mining at its King of the Hills (KOTH) gold project in Western Australia, with first gold production fast approaching.
  • Stanmore to expand Isaac Plains (0) February 3, 2022 Stanmore to expand Isaac PlainsStanmore Resources has approved the expansion of its Isaac Plains CHPP in Queensland after the plant achieved record feed rates.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments (0) February 3, 2022 Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at Mineral Resources, De Grey Mining, and Fortescue Future Industries (FFI).
  • Tasmanian Government backs greenfield exploration (0) February 3, 2022 Tasmanian Government backs greenfield explorationSix Tasmanian mineral exploration projects will share in more than $270,000 in funding through round 6 of the State Government’s Exploration Drilling Grant Initiative (EDGI).
  • Codelco calls on FLANDERS for autonomous conversion (0) February 3, 2022 Codelco calls on FLANDERS for autonomous conversionCodelco will convert its Radomiro Tomic copper mine to an automated drilling operation over three years, courtesy of US engineering company FLANDERS.
  • Cat undercarriage maximised with track service inspections (0) February 3, 2022 Cat undercarriage maximised with track service inspectionsThe Mackellar Group prides itself on maximising the uptime of its equipment by investing in genuine Cat parts and regular Custom Track Service (CTS) Inspections.
  • Kalgoorlie rare earths gets ministerial approval (0) February 2, 2022 Kalgoorlie rare earths gets ministerial approvalLynas Rare Earths’ Kalgoorlie rare earth processing facility has been issued the Ministerial Statement under the Environment Protection Act 1986.
  • Golding and SIMEC agree to $600m deal (0) February 2, 2022 Golding and SIMEC agree to $600m dealNRW Holdings’ wholly owned subsidiary Golding Contractors has signed a three-year contract extension with OneSteel Manufacturing trading as SIMEC Mining.
  • Major miners make the grade in sustainability: S&P Global (0) February 2, 2022 Major miners make the grade in sustainability: S&P GlobalRio Tinto, Newmont, Gold Fields, Anglo American and Alcoa were all among the mining operators recognised in S&P Global’s Sustainability Yearbook for 2022.
  • Yangibana rare earths benefits from NAIF funding (0) February 2, 2022 Yangibana rare earths benefits from NAIF fundingHastings Technology Metals has received a $140 million loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to fund the Yangibana rare earths project in Western Australia.
  • Solar project to power BHP (0) February 2, 2022 Solar project to power BHPConstruction has begun at one of the world’s largest off-grid mining solar and battery energy storage systems to power BHP Nickel West.
  • Port Hedland plan set to maximise mining exports (0) February 2, 2022 Port Hedland plan set to maximise mining exportsMajor mining companies have welcomed the Western Australian Government’s decision to endorse the amended Port Hedland development plan completed by the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA).
  • From pit to port: value chain optimisation is transforming mining (0) February 1, 2022 From pit to port: value chain optimisation is transforming miningA unified decision-making tool across the supply chain ensures that every facet of a mining operation is infused with analytics and insight.
  • New mining warden to process backlog of applications (0) February 1, 2022 New mining warden to process backlog of applicationsAn increase in mining title applications in Western Australia’s minerals sector has led to the appointment of a second mining warden.
  • Aqura acquired by Telstra after big year with miners (0) February 1, 2022 Aqura acquired by Telstra after big year with minersAqura Technologies has been sold to Telstra for $30 million, handing a raft of mining infrastructure to one of Australia’s leading telecommunications companies.
  • MEC integrates mining services (0) February 1, 2022 MEC integrates mining servicesGlobal mining consultancy MEC Mining has acquired Integrated Geological Mining Services, based in Fremantle, Western Australia.
  • COVID cases isolate dozens of WA mine staff (0) February 1, 2022 COVID cases isolate dozens of WA mine staffThe WA Department of Health has confirmed two individual cases of COVID-19 at mine sites in the state’s Pilbara and Mid West regions.
  • The dotted line: January’s biggest contracts (0) February 1, 2022 The dotted line: January's biggest contractsKeep up with the latest and largest contracts from across the mining sector, including at Stanmore Resources, BHP, South32 and more.  
  • What is ESG, and what does it mean for the future of the mining sector? (0) January 31, 2022 What is ESG, and what does it mean for the future of the mining sector?ESG is not new. In the 2010s, the pressure for companies to disclose its sustainability performance was seen as a branding exercise.
  • Gruyere goes for gold with increased production (0) January 31, 2022 Gruyere goes for gold with increased productionGold Road Resources’ Gruyere gold mine in Western Australia has produced a record amount of ore during the December quarter of 2021.
  • Swick powers towards merge with DDH1 (0) January 31, 2022 Swick powers towards merge with DDH1Swick Mining Services will merge with DDH1 on a positive note in February, after a strong finish to 2021 saw it improve rig utilisation while continuing to grow its fleet.
  • Department interactions to be streamlined (0) January 31, 2022 Department interactions to be streamlinedThe Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions enter into an administrative agreement.
  • Fed Govt puts confidence, investment into northern Australia (0) January 31, 2022 Fed Govt puts confidence, investment into northern AustraliaThe Federal Government has invested in northern Australia with a further $2 billion towards critical infrastructure projects across the mining and agriculture sectors.
  • Newcrest remains on target and on schedule (0) January 31, 2022 Newcrest remains on target and on scheduleNewcrest enjoyed a 10 per cent increase in production over the December quarter due to an increase in the company’s Cadia mill capacity with completion of the replacement and upgrade ...
  • McLanahan delivers mineral processing equipment to Mexico (0) January 30, 2022 McLanahan delivers mineral processing equipment to MexicoWhen a new refinery needed mineral processing equipment the owners returned to their preferred supplier, McLanahan and its custom-engineered equipment.
  • Gold’s diversity leads to rise in demand (0) January 28, 2022 Gold's diversity leads to rise in demandThe World Gold Council has released its latest Gold Demand Trends Report revealing that annual demand has recovered.
  • Alien discovers out-of-this-world silver grades (0) January 28, 2022 Alien discovers out-of-this-world silver gradesAlien Metals has discovered historic silver grades at its Elizabeth Hill silver mine in Western Australia, with one drill hole finding more than 36 kilograms of silver per tonne.
  • Green means go: First copper sighted at Anthill (0) January 28, 2022 Green means go: First copper sighted at AnthillAustral Resources has exposed first copper ore at the Anthill copper project in Queensland, allowing first ore to be stockpiled more than a month earlier than expected.
  • Coal lights up export price index: ABS (0) January 28, 2022 Coal lights up export price index: ABSCoal and non-ferrous metals were among those to underpin Australia’s export price index for the December quarter, while China’s fall in demand for metalliferous ores weighed heavily.
  • Nova operation to reach its renewable Zenith (0) January 28, 2022 Nova operation to reach its renewable ZenithIGO has continued its partnership with Zenith Energy to prove it is possible to use 100 per cent renewables to meet the demands of an operational mine site.
  • Redevelopment of Dolphin mine begins (0) January 28, 2022 Redevelopment of Dolphin mine beginsConstruction activities have commenced on site for the redevelopment of Group 6 Metals wholly-owned Dolphin Tungsten mine on King Island.
  • Italian material handler makes tip top acquisition (0) January 28, 2022 Italian material handler makes tip top acquisitionGlobal provider of conveying, treatment technology and tyre repair products and services, REMA TIP TOP, has acquired the conveyor technology division of Nuova Emil Riv in northern Italy.
  • The dynamic duo: CBC Dubbo and Bonfiglioli save the day for a local quarry (0) January 28, 2022 The dynamic duo: CBC Dubbo and Bonfiglioli save the day for a local quarryThe team at CBC Dubbo isn’t just focused on delivering gearbox and motor products to end users, they are focused on delivering inventive engineering solutions
  • Setting the industry standard for bearing protective surface coatings (0) January 28, 2022 Setting the industry standard for bearing protective surface coatingsThe Timken ES302 bearing coating ensures bearing lifespans can increase by a factor of six when compared to uncoated bearings.
  • Covid causes further Kemerton delays (0) January 27, 2022 Covid causes further Kemerton delaysFurther delays are expected in the construction of Albemarle’s Kemerton lithium hydroxide plant near Bunbury in Western Australia (WA) after 13 workers tested positive for Covid-19.
  • Mining’s great comedown: WoodMac forecasts 2022 (0) January 27, 2022 Mining's great comedown: WoodMac forecasts 2022In 2022, the mining industry will see relaxed commodity prices, action on net-zero plans and the continued struggle of rising labour costs, according to Wood Mackenzie.
  • MinRes sets its sites on lithium (0) January 27, 2022 MinRes sets its sites on lithiumMineral Resources has seen strong growth in its lithium operations with spodumene prices rising 56 per cent from the previous quarter.
  • AdBlue shortage abates thanks to Incitec Pivot (0) January 27, 2022 AdBlue shortage abates thanks to Incitec PivotAustralia’s impending AdBlue shortage has been eased by fertiliser manufacturer Incitec Pivot and the federal government’s AdBlue Taskforce.
  • BHP research to challenge nickel mineral system (0) January 27, 2022 BHP research to challenge nickel mineral systemBHP has signed a major research agreement to identify new areas for the discovery of metals critical to electric vehicles.
  • Rinehart honoured for service to mining sector (0) January 27, 2022 Rinehart honoured for service to mining sectorRoy Hill and Hancock Prospecting executive chair Gina Rinehart has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division, as part of the Australia Day 2022 ...
  • Terrain Tamer expands to South Africa (0) January 25, 2022 Terrain Tamer expands to South AfricaTerrain Tamer 4WD Parts has recently expanded into South Africa, with their 16th warehouse opening in Bellville, an inner eastern suburb of Cape Town, to facilitate the service of the ...
  • China releases Aus coal from its ports (0) January 25, 2022 China releases Aus coal from its portsChina has cleared most of the Australian coal that had been held at Chinese ports due to a coal import ban, according to Fengkuang Coal Logistics.
  • Mt Bundy gets major boost for the NT (0) January 25, 2022 Mt Bundy gets major boost for the NTPrimary Gold’s Mt Bundy Gold Project has been awarded Major Project status, setting three mines in the Northern Territory up for restart.
  • Iluka’s Eneabba on track as refinery feasibility progresses (0) January 25, 2022 Iluka’s Eneabba on track as refinery feasibility progressesIluka Resources’ Eneabba rare earths project in Western Australia is developing nicely with phase two of the project in progress.
  • Fortescue begins 2022 with wind in its sails (0) January 25, 2022 Fortescue begins 2022 with wind in its sailsFortescue Metals Group has set records for second quarter and first half ore shipments, while achieving several milestones at the Iron Bridge magnetite project in Western Australia.
  • Metso Outotec announces world’s largest slurry pump   (0) January 25, 2022 Metso Outotec announces world’s largest slurry pump  Metso:Outotec has revealed the latest addition to its mill discharge (MD) pump series, the MDM900, for use in heavy-duty concentrator plants.
  • Bellevue gold project on target and budget (0) January 25, 2022 Bellevue gold project on target and budgetBellevue Gold remains confident of first production at its namesake Bellevue Gold project in June next year despite increased infrastructure turnouts during the development of the site.
  • Upgrading legacy drives: If you ain’t first, you’re last (0) January 25, 2022 Upgrading legacy drives: If you ain’t first, you’re lastCBC Power Transmission application engineering manager Brad Bickford says mines restarting creates one burning question: “what comes next?” 
  • AOG Energy 2023: Reconnecting the global Industry (0) January 24, 2022 AOG Energy 2023: Reconnecting the global IndustryReturning to Perth March 15-17 2023, AOG Energy will be a hub of industry professionals ready to collaborate and discover opportunity as the global supply chain reunites.
  • South32: Cannington hauls itself above expectations (0) January 24, 2022 South32: Cannington hauls itself above expectationsSouth32’s Cannington silver-lead mine has had a successful second half of 2021 as it prepares to transition to 100 per cent truck haulage.
  • Elphinstone turns a new leaf for underground BEVs (0) January 24, 2022 Elphinstone turns a new leaf for underground BEVsElphinstone has begun developing battery electric vehicles (BEV) for underground hard rock mining using internal investment and a federal government grant to get started.
  • Regis rockfall knocks gold guidance (0) January 24, 2022 Regis rockfall knocks gold guidanceRegis Resources has revised its gold production targets at the Duketon operation in Western Australia, due to a wall slip at its Rosemont main pit.
  • Calidus bringing solar to Warrawoona (0) January 24, 2022 Calidus bringing solar to WarrawoonaCalidus has executed an agreement with Zenith Pacific for the construction of a 4MW solar farm with a 3.5MW battery energy storage system.
  • Fortescue reignites Oakajee vision with Sinosteel (0) January 24, 2022 Fortescue reignites Oakajee vision with SinosteelFortescue Metals Group has joined with Sinosteel to investigate rail and port development at Oakajee in the Midwest region of Western Australia.
  • Coal prices boost Whitehaven despite disruptions (0) January 21, 2022 Coal prices boost Whitehaven despite disruptionsWhitehaven Coal has seen its coal prices soar in its operations, increasing by 144 per cent in the past year.
  • DeGrussa continues to perform for Sandfire (0) January 21, 2022 DeGrussa continues to perform for SandfireSandfire Resources has overcome the impact of increasing diesel and power costs to record a production increase of around 3000 tonnes at its copper operations, according to its December quarterly ...
  • Port of Townsville gets a face lift (0) January 21, 2022 Port of Townsville gets a face liftA Queensland-based contractor will use the country’s largest backhoe dredge to widen Townsville’s shipping channels, increasing potential for mineral exports in the state’s COVID-19 recovery.
  • WA backtracks on border reopening (0) January 21, 2022 WA backtracks on border reopeningThe Western Australian Government has delayed its border reopening beyond the planned date of February 5, throwing another spanner into its skilled labour shortage.
  • Redpath raise the bore with Kirkland Lake (0) January 21, 2022 Redpath raise the bore with Kirkland LakeKirkland Lake Gold has signed Redpath Mining to a raisebore contract at its Fosterville gold mine in Victoria, extending a long-standing relationship until 2023.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments (0) January 20, 2022 Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at New Hope, MCA, Bisalloy and Alcoa.
  • Confident Tonkin ready for WA open borders (0) January 20, 2022 Confident Tonkin ready for WA open bordersNorthern Star Resources has taken lessons from its North American operations in managing workforce disruptions expected in Western Australia as border restrictions lift next month.
  • Grants support innovation in mining and resources (0) January 20, 2022 Grants support innovation in mining and resourcesThe Federal Government will provide more than $12 million in funding for Australian companies to commercialise their innovations.
  • New Wilkie combines coal and clean energy (0) January 20, 2022 New Wilkie combines coal and clean energyNew Wilkie Energy has begun ramping up its workforce to restart the Wilkie Creek coal mine in Queensland, in a project that merges coal with renewable energy.
  • Coronado production gets rained out (0) January 20, 2022 Coronado production gets rained outSaleable production for Coronado Global Resources was down 10 per cent on the previous quarter as a result of above-average rainfall.
  • Visa rebate incentive to alleviate skills shortage (0) January 20, 2022 Visa rebate incentive to alleviate skills shortageThe Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA has welcomed visa incentives to help address current workforce shortages caused by COVID‑19.
  • Stanmore welcomes EPSA to Isaac Downs (0) January 19, 2022 Stanmore welcomes EPSA to Isaac DownsStanmore Resources has enlisted EPSA Pacific as the statutory coal mining operator at the Isaac Plains Complex, for a five-year term worth $564 million.
  • Lynas charts its own course through traffic (0) January 19, 2022 Lynas charts its own course through trafficLynas Rare Earths has chartered its own ship to transport its rare earth concentrate from Western Australia to Malaysia, easing the impact of global shipping delays.
  • Renison sorted for tin price record (0) January 19, 2022 Renison sorted for tin price recordThe Renison tin mine in Tasmania will now benefit from a new ore sorting technology just in time for the tin price to an all-time high.
  • Burgundy buys diamonds from Ellendale (0) January 19, 2022 Burgundy buys diamonds from EllendaleBurgundy has purchased a parcel of fancy yellow rough diamonds produced at the former Ellendale diamond mine.
  • Galena takes flight at Abra (0) January 19, 2022 Galena takes flight at AbraGalena Mining has completed construction of the airstrip at its Abra base metals mine in Western Australia – an important achievement for its fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce.
  • Mining West buy a ‘turning point’ for MACA (0) January 19, 2022 Mining West buy a 'turning point' for MACAMACA has completed its $175 million purchase of Downer’s Mining West business, while the sale of the Bluff coal mine to Bowen Coking Coal was also completed.
  • BHP trusts CIMIC for Port Hedland debottlenecking (0) January 18, 2022 BHP trusts CIMIC for Port Hedland debottleneckingBHP has chosen a CIMIC Group subsidiary for a debottlenecking project at Nelson Point in Port Hedland, Western Australia, in a contract worth $100 million.
  • Health and safety a priority as IMARC is postponed (0) January 18, 2022 Health and safety a priority as IMARC is postponedThe eighth International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) due to go ahead at the end of the month will be postponed organisers say.
  • Sandvik takes Toro by the horns (0) January 18, 2022 Sandvik takes Toro by the hornsSandvik has upgraded its Toro LH209L low-profile loader tailored to enhance its performance, reduce downtime and control emissions.
  • Kirkland production exceeds expectations, again (0) January 18, 2022 Kirkland production exceeds expectations, againKirkland Lake Gold has achieved record annual and quarterly production for 2021 and its fourth quarter, as the Fosterville gold mine smashed original targets in Victoria.
  • Mental health initiative a boost for mine workers (0) January 18, 2022 Mental health initiative a boost for mine workersThe Western Australian Government has launched a grant program to help prevent mental health injury at work and promote positive work practices, with a seperate initiative specifically targeted towards the ...
  • Coburn draws halfway line in the sand (0) January 17, 2022 Coburn draws halfway line in the sandStrandline Resources’ Coburn mineral sands project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia has reached 50 per cent completion.
  • Further stamps of approval at Hastings’ Yangibana (0) January 17, 2022 Further stamps of approval at Hastings' YangibanaHastings Metals Technology has ticked another box for its Yangibana rare earths project in Western Australia, receiving governmental approvals for environmental management and a revised mining proposal.
  • Liebherr wheels out new loaders (0) January 17, 2022 Liebherr wheels out new loadersLiebherr has launched three new wheel loaders that will increase performance, productivity, and safety during daily use.
  • BHP joins the party on electric rail (0) January 17, 2022 BHP joins the party on electric railBHP will add four battery-electric locomotives to its Western Australian rail network, becoming the fourth major miner to improve rail decarbonisation efforts in Australia since mid-December.
  • Rinehart seeks EPA approval for Mulga Downs mine (0) January 17, 2022 Rinehart seeks EPA approval for Mulga Downs mineMining magnate Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting has filed for environmental approval for a 20 million tonne per annum (mtpa) iron ore mine on the family’s Mulga Downs station in the ...
  • BHP intern program to help skills shortage (0) January 14, 2022 BHP intern program to help skills shortageBHP has targeted first-year university students to intern across a range of areas at the company, encouraging young people to mitigate mining’s skills shortage.
  • Cadia to trial Orica’s latest blast solution (0) January 14, 2022 Cadia to trial Orica's latest blast solutionNewcrest Mining’s Cadia underground gold mine in New South Wales will be the first commercial trial site for Orica’s mechanised development charging system Avatel.
  • Just how do we supply all these clean metals? (0) January 14, 2022 Just how do we supply all these clean metals?Metals demand in the clean energy transition may call for substitution between materials, while lithium supplies may need to increase seven-fold by 2030, according to McKinsey & Company.
  • Epiroc to connect mines with new AI system (0) January 14, 2022 Epiroc to connect mines with new AI systemEpiroc has released a new system that enables multi-vehicle command, control and monitoring to maximise productivity and safety at mines.
  • Rio Tinto shows interest in satellite start-up (0) January 14, 2022 Rio Tinto shows interest in satellite start-upRio Tinto has formed an early adoption partnership with space data company Pixxel, to support the development of an imaging satellite with numerous benefits for mining.
  • Iron ore hits $130/t ahead of Chinese New Year (0) January 14, 2022 Iron ore hits $130/t ahead of Chinese New YearThe price of Australian seaborne 62 per cent iron ore fines has topped $US130 per tonne for the first time since October 2021, thanks to increased Chinese steel production.
  • Conveyor technology: Designing for the future by innovating the present (0) January 14, 2022 Conveyor technology: Designing for the future by innovating the presentHigher production demands across all bulk handling segments require increased efficiency at the lowest cost of operation.
  • Nickel at 10-year high, but for how long? (0) January 13, 2022 Nickel at 10-year high, but for how long?The nickel price broke a 10-year high this week, at $US21,680 ($29,765) per tonne for the first time since September 2011 as reports of dwindling battery metal supplies worried investors.
  • Challenge to grow critical minerals (0) January 13, 2022 Challenge to grow critical mineralsThe SA Government has launched a challenge focussed on growing the state’s critical minerals processing and manufacturing capabilities.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments (0) January 13, 2022 Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at OZ Minerals, the Perth Mint and the MRIWA.
  • NRW optimises Dalgaranga with MaxMine (0) January 13, 2022 NRW optimises Dalgaranga with MaxMineNRW Holdings has agreed to install MaxMine technology across its mining contract at Dalgaranga gold mine in Western Australia to improve safety, productivity and environmental efficiency.
  • BHP to convert South Flank with autonomous haulage (0) January 13, 2022 BHP to convert South Flank with autonomous haulageBHP will transition its South Flank mine to autonomous haulage, less than a year after first ore was produced at the Western Australian site.
  • Tasmanian metal exports continue to grow (0) January 12, 2022 Tasmanian metal exports continue to growTasmania has recorded its fourth consecutive month with annual export figures exceeding $4 billion, while 64.1 per cent of the state’s exports came from non-ferrous metals, metallic ores and metal ...
  • Iluka gets rare referral win (0) January 12, 2022 Iluka gets rare referral winIluka’s Eneabba rare earth refinery at the Eneabba mine site has made it through the Environmental Protection Authority referral process.
  • Iron ore recovery sees mines reopen (0) January 12, 2022 Iron ore recovery sees mines reopenThe price of seaborne 62 per cent iron ore fines has reached near three-month highs, according to Mysteel, now worth $US128.35 ($177) per dry metric tonne (dmt).
  • Zinc prices to stabilise: Fitch (0) January 12, 2022 Zinc prices to stabilise: FitchData from Fitch Solutions shows that zinc prices in 2022 have been revised upwards from $US2,550/tonne ($3,537/tonne) to $US2,900/tonne.
  • Bis hauls its way to the Hunter Valley (0) January 12, 2022 Bis hauls its way to the Hunter ValleyHunter Valley Operations has awarded Bis a multi-year contract to deliver on-road haulage at its Howick-based processing facility.
  • WA seeks streamlined Mining Act (0) January 12, 2022 WA seeks streamlined Mining ActThe Western Australian Government has proposed to amend the Mining Act 1978 to improve regulation and update approvals processes.
  • Upskilling online with CQUni opened the pathway to success for Rick (0) January 12, 2022 Upskilling online with CQUni opened the pathway to success for RickRick Mulvey’s decision to upskill with CQUniversity’s Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management took his mining industry career into operations management.
  • Thermal coal heats up as Indonesia mulls ban (0) January 11, 2022 Thermal coal heats up as Indonesia mulls banThermal coal prices have risen above $US200 per tonne for the first time since November began, owing to Indonesia’s export ban while it manages domestic supply issues.
  • Rio Tinto to charge up with Wabtec (0) January 11, 2022 Rio Tinto to charge up with WabtecRio Tinto will purchase four battery-electric trains from Wabtec Corporation for use in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Fortescue considers taking backseat at Iron Bridge (0) January 11, 2022 Fortescue considers taking backseat at Iron BridgeFortescue Metals Group has indicated it’s open to contracting for mining services at its Iron Bridge magnetite project in Western Australia, contrary to its usual strategy.
  • Austral’s Anthill a ‘hive of activity’ (0) January 11, 2022 Austral's Anthill a 'hive of activity'Austral Resources has seen first overburden moved at its Anthill copper mine in central Queensland, after Thiess was confirmed as the contractor late last year.
  • Hexagon drills into Minnovare (0) January 11, 2022 Hexagon drills into MinnovareHexagon has acquired Minnovare, a leading provider of drilling technology that improves the speed, cost and accuracy of underground drilling.
  • Iron ore export figures stay strong for PPA (0) January 11, 2022 Iron ore export figures stay strong for PPAPilbara Ports Authority finished strong in 2021 as December’s total throughput of 68.5 million tonnes represented a 6 per cent increase compared to December 2020.
  • CIMIC brings the energy to Mica Creek (0) January 10, 2022 CIMIC brings the energy to Mica CreekCIMIC Group’s UGL has been awarded a contract for the design and works at the Mica Creek solar farm project in Mount Isa.
  • Austin order surge sets up 2022 (0) January 10, 2022 Austin order surge sets up 2022Austin Engineering has closed 2021 with a significant order book boost, adding $60 million in November and December across Asia Pacific and the Americas.
  • Liontown charges up with Metso (0) January 10, 2022 Liontown charges up with MetsoLiontown has awarded a contract to Metso-Outotec for the design, fabrication and delivery of a SAG mill at Kathleen Valley Lithium Project.
  • Copper prices easing slightly: Fitch (0) January 10, 2022 Copper prices easing slightly: FitchCopper prices in 2022 are expected to be slightly higher than initial forecasts, as prices remain elevated over tight inventories.
  • Aurizon continues charge for green rail with UQ (0) January 10, 2022 Aurizon continues charge for green rail with UQAurizon has partnered with the University of Queensland (UQ) to strengthen its credentials in zero-emission rail freight technology, investigating ‘new-generation’ batteries and green hydrogen fuel-cell technology.
  • Rinehart progresses Hardey iron ore (0) January 7, 2022 Rinehart progresses Hardey iron oreHancock has signed a development agreement to lead a bankable feasibility study on the Hardey iron ore project in the West Pilbara.