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  • 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.
  • Port Hedland SIA upgrade complete (0) January 7, 2022 Port Hedland SIA upgrade completeThe Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area upgrade is complete in Port Hedland, enhancing downstream processing for the iron ore and gas sectors of Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
  • Gas pipeline has potential to cut coal mine emissions (0) January 7, 2022 Gas pipeline has potential to cut coal mine emissionsA study has investigated opportunities to capture fugitive emissions from underground and open-cut coal mines in the Bowen Basin to assist in Queensland’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Gold price set to strengthen after rocky 2021 (0) January 7, 2022 Gold price set to strengthen after rocky 20212021 saw the gold price record its first calendar year decline since 2018, falling 4 per cent to end the year at $US1820 ($2500) per ounce of gold, according to ...
  • OZ Minerals breathes life into Prominent Hill expansion (0) January 7, 2022 OZ Minerals breathes life into Prominent Hill expansionOZ Minerals has selected long-time partner Zitrón Australia to design and manufacture a new primary underground ventilation system for the Prominent Hill gold mine in South Australia.
  • Nickel prices to peak by 2027: Fitch (0) January 7, 2022 Nickel prices to peak by 2027: FitchNickel prices are expected to reach new record highs by 2027, according to data released by Fitch Solutions.
  • Fortescue on track to decarbonise fleet (0) January 6, 2022 Fortescue on track to decarbonise fleetFortescue purchases two Battery Electric Locomotives to transport iron ore to port, continuing the decarbonisation of its locomotive fleet.
  • The dotted line: The biggest contracts of 2021 (0) January 6, 2022 The dotted line: The biggest contracts of 2021After another big year in the resources industry, Australian Mining looks back at some of the most significant contracts to take place in 2021.
  • Australian lithium production to triple: Fitch (0) January 6, 2022 Australian lithium production to triple: FitchFitch Solutions expects strong lithium production growth in the years to come with lithium reserves continuing to increase.
  • Preparing the workforce for an autonomous future (0) January 6, 2022 Preparing the workforce for an autonomous futureA collaboration between WesTrac and Rio Tinto has led to the creation of a tailored program to teach team members the fundamentals of operating within an autonomous mine site.
  • Energy Vault receives further backing for zinc refinery (0) January 6, 2022 Energy Vault receives further backing for zinc refineryEnergy Vault has continued a string of significant partnerships and investments, as Korea Zinc contributed $50 million to have renewables deployed at its subsidiary’s refinery.
  • Panoramic first shipment exceeds expectations (0) January 6, 2022 Panoramic first shipment exceeds expectationsPanoramic Resources has set sail on its first nickel-copper-cobalt concentrate shipment from Wyndham Port in Western Australia, significantly surpassing its target of up to 10,000 tonnes.
  • Race to decarbonise the energy sector (0) January 5, 2022 Race to decarbonise the energy sectorThe massive global effort to decarbonise the energy sector is underway, and the race to net zero is shaping up to be an investment opportunity to define the decades to ...
  • South32, KCC to continue Worsley Alumina shipments (0) January 5, 2022 South32, KCC to continue Worsley Alumina shipmentsSouth32 and KCC have signed a six-year contract of affreightment for shipments of caustic soda to South32’s Worsley Alumina refinery in WA.
  • Chalice gets environmental approval for Julimar to stage up (0) January 5, 2022 Chalice gets environmental approval for Julimar to stage upChalice Mining’s Stage 2 CMP for initial low-impact drilling at its Julimar nickel-copper-PGE project in WA has been approved.
  • Copper waste to boost global battery sector (0) January 5, 2022 Copper waste to boost global battery sectorThe University of Queensland (UQ) and Cobalt Blue Holdings will look into whether cobalt used for battery storage can be extracted from copper mine tailings in Mount Isa and Cloncurry.
  • Natural land resources to boost regional Queensland (0) January 5, 2022 Natural land resources to boost regional QueenslandThe Natural Resource Recovery Program has been revamped to improve the productivity of Queensland’s land resources while supporting regional jobs.
  • Simberi processing plant on schedule for St Barbara (0) January 5, 2022 St Barbara has completed the laying of the deep sea tailings placement pipeline at the Simberi gold operation in Papua New Guinea.
  • Carmichael coal ready to set sail (0) January 5, 2022 Carmichael coal ready to set sailBravus Mining & Resources Carmichael mine has successfully delivered its first shipment of coal to the North Queensland Export Terminal.
  • Follow the leaders: This year’s biggest executive appointments (0) December 21, 2021 Follow the leaders: This year’s biggest executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at Fortescue Metals Group, Anglo American, the New South Wales Government, Liontown Resources and Kirkland Lake Gold.
  • Mining’s most-clicked: The top stories of 2021 (0) December 21, 2021 Mining's most-clicked: The top stories of 2021Australian Mining takes a look back at the year that was with a recount of the top 5 stories in 2021.  
  • COB not letting cobalt go to waste (0) December 21, 2021 COB not letting cobalt go to wasteCobalt Blue Holdings has executed a MOU with the state of Queensland to assess opportunities for the recovery of cobalt from mine waste.
  • PilMins guidance cuts a blip on the map (0) December 21, 2021 PilMins guidance cuts a blip on the mapPilbara Minerals has lowered its production targets at the Pilgangoora lithium operation in Western Australia, as labour shortages slow the use of its newly commissioned Ngungaju plant.
  • Glencore powers Mica Creek solar farm to stage two (0) December 21, 2021 Glencore powers Mica Creek solar farm to stage twoAPA Group will begin stage two of the Mica Creek solar farm in Mount Isa in 2022, following an agreement with Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines.
  • Long-range Wi-Fi to connect industry (0) December 21, 2021 Long-range Wi-Fi to connect industryUSYD researchers are developing a Wi-Fi system to achieve long-range communication, high data rates and low latency for the mining industry.
  • Westgold milestone at the crown of Meekatharra (0) December 21, 2021 Westgold milestone at the crown of MeekatharraWestgold Resources has reached the base of its historic Fenian’s deposit of the Paddy’s Flat gold mine in Meekatharra, Western Australia.
  • SA grants Great White mining lease (0) December 21, 2021 SA grants Great White mining leaseAndromeda Metals and Minotaur Exploration have been granted a mining lease for the Great White Kaolin project in South Australia.
  • Major projects pipeline soon to flow again (0) December 21, 2021 Major projects pipeline soon to flow againAustralia’s resources and energy sector will see jobs and projects abounds in the coming years, with the committed pipeline’s value increasing 24 per cent in the 2021 major projects report.
  • Rio Tinto looks local for Pilbara rail cars (0) December 21, 2021 Rio Tinto looks local for Pilbara rail carsRio Tinto has called for expressions of interest (EOI) to build 100 rail cars for its Pilbara iron ore mining operations.
  • Resources exports to skyrocket (0) December 20, 2021 Resources exports to skyrocketAustralia’s resources and energy exports are expected to reach a record $379 billion in 2021-22, up from $310 billion in 2020-21.
  • RPMGlobal strengthens mine plan software suite (0) December 20, 2021 RPMGlobal strengthens mine plan software suiteRPMGlobal (RPM) has continued to expand its software suite with the acquisition of three more mine plan optimisation products in partnership with Canadian research partner MIRARCO.
  • GenusPlus adds drilling prowess with Fortescue deal (0) December 20, 2021 GenusPlus adds drilling prowess with Fortescue dealFortescue Metals Group subsidiary Pilbara Energy Company has awarded a $30 million contract to GenusPlus for 98 kilometres of overhead transmission line in Western Australia.
  • Court gives New Acland new hope (0) December 20, 2021 Court gives New Acland new hopeThe Land Court of Queensland has recommended that New Hope’s New Acland coal mine be granted stage three mining leases subject to conditions.
  • Commodity prices boost Queensland economic outlook (0) December 20, 2021 Commodity prices boost Queensland economic outlookQueensland’s coal exports have delivered an extra $2.9 billion in royalties to the state’s budget, according to its mid-financial year update.
  • Mission Australia Christmas appeal hampers are delivered (0) December 20, 2021 Mission Australia Christmas appeal hampers are deliveredA sea of Christmas, ‘Coates’ orange, food hampers was dispatched across the country this week to Mission Australia offices nationally.
  • Mulga Rock and roll: Vimy gets green light (0) December 17, 2021 Mulga Rock and roll: Vimy gets green lightVimy Resources has achieved “substantial commencement” at its Mulga Rock uranium project following confirmation by the WA DWER.
  • BHP sees potential in Energy Vault (0) December 17, 2021 BHP sees potential in Energy VaultBHP has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Energy Vault to develop energy storage solutions in BHP operations and expand Energy Vault into Australia.
  • Mining’s crucial role in economic recovery (0) December 17, 2021 Mining's crucial role in economic recoveryAustralia’s fiscal outlook is expected to show a more than $7 billion improvement since the 2021‑22 Budget, with the nation’s resources and commodity sector playing a significant part in the ...
  • Panoramic prepares for first Savannah shipment (0) December 17, 2021 Panoramic prepares for first Savannah shipmentPanoramic Resources has readied almost 10,000 tonnes of nickel-copper-cobalt concentrate from the Savannah operations for its first shipment at Wyndham Port in Western Australia.
  • Perenti sells MinAnalytical to ALS (0) December 17, 2021 Perenti sells MinAnalytical to ALSPerenti has announced the divestment of its subsidiary MinAnalytical Laboratory Services Australia to ALS for $43.6 million.
  • Downer and out: Leading contractor no longer (0) December 17, 2021 Downer and out: Leading contractor no longerDowner has officially divested its mining portfolio, completing its sale of the Open Cut Mining East business to BUMA Australia for about $150 million.
  • Was Gaines’ transition the right move for Fortescue? (0) December 16, 2021 Was Gaines' transition the right move for Fortescue?Analysts have suggested Fortescue Metals Group’s may be better served by diversifying into more reliable commodities like base metals, rather than renewable energy.
  • RPMGlobal bolsters ESG tech with Eden Suite (0) December 16, 2021 RPMGlobal bolsters ESG tech with Eden SuiteRPMGlobal has acquired the exclusive rights within the mining industry to Eden Suite’s Environmental Data Management and Reporting software, building on the advisory’s sustainable technology focus.
  • WA passes new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill (0) December 16, 2021 WA passes new Aboriginal Cultural Heritage BillWA has passed laws that will transform the way Aboriginal cultural heritage is valued and protected in the wake of the Juukan Gorge incident.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments (0) December 16, 2021 Follow the leaders: This week's executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at the Gold Industry Group, Envirosuite and Fortescue Metals Group.
  • ‘Last piece of this puzzle’ for efficient electric vehicles (0) December 16, 2021 'Last piece of this puzzle’ for efficient electric vehiclesABB and Amazon Web Services have continued their relationship in a collaboration with MEDATech for end-to-end electric vehicle solutions to achieve sustainability goals.
  • Perenti joins AROSE to focus on remote operations (0) December 16, 2021 Perenti joins AROSE to focus on remote operationsPerenti and its newly formed technology-driven service offering, idoba, have joined the AROSE consortium in a bid to strengthen its global mining services.
  • Forgotten silver mine sparks Alien interest (0) December 15, 2021 Forgotten silver mine sparks Alien interestAlien Metals has mobilised to restart the Elizabeth Hill silver mine near Karratha in Western Australia, with machinery and equipment weeks from re-entering the dormant operation.
  • ASM signs over critical minerals to Korea (0) December 15, 2021 ASM signs over critical minerals to KoreaAustralian Strategic Materials will begin producing critical metals from its Korean Metals Plant next year, in a collaboration with the Korean Mine Rehabilitation and Resource Corporation.
  • Major OEMs investigate alternative fuels (0) December 15, 2021 Major OEMs investigate alternative fuelsSanvik and Caterpillar have made significant strides in alternative fuels for mining applications, including HVO to replace diesel and hydrogen-powered haul trains.
  • Fortescue and Alinta Energy switch on solar (0) December 15, 2021 Fortescue and Alinta Energy switch on solarAlinta Energy’s Chichester Hub Solar Farm has begun production for Fortescue Metals Group in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Copper Mountain climbs aboard $836m Eva mine (0) December 15, 2021 Copper Mountain climbs aboard $836m Eva mineCopper Mountain Mining Corporation has approved the beginning of development at the Eva copper project in Queensland with commissioning planned for 2024.
  • 29Metals flags processing changes at Capricorn (0) December 15, 2021 29Metals flags processing changes at Capricorn29Metals has announced it will be transitioning its Capricorn copper mine’s processing operations in Far North Queensland ‘in-house’ from February 2022.
  • Newcrest approved to build upon Cadia expansion (0) December 14, 2021 Newcrest approved to build upon Cadia expansionNewcrest Mining has been approved to further expand the processing capacity of Cadia gold mine in New South Wales, with tailings storage repairs also signed off.
  • Mining regions face restrictions as WA opens (0) December 14, 2021 Mining regions face restrictions as WA opensWestern Australian Premier Mark McGowan has flagged that the state’s key mining regions of the Pilbara and the Goldfields could face additional restrictions if their populations don’t reach the target ...
  • Mineral ores to sand out sustainability crisis (0) December 14, 2021 Mineral ores to sand out sustainability crisisResearchers from the SMI and UNIGE are exploring ore-sand as a sustainable source of sand, that could reduce the waste produced by mining.
  • Australia to work with Korea on critical minerals (0) December 14, 2021 Australia to work with Korea on critical mineralsAustralia and the Republic of Korea have created an agreement on critical minerals that will strengthen cooperation in resources and energy.
  • Roy Hill maintains MACA’s momentum (0) December 14, 2021 Roy Hill maintains MACA's momentumRoy Hill has signed MACA to a $70 million mining services contract at its namesake iron ore operations in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
  • Hydrogen rail on the Aurizon for Anglo (0) December 14, 2021 Hydrogen rail on the Aurizon for AngloAurizon and Anglo American have begun investigating hydrogen-powered bulk freight trains to create more sustainable supply chains in mining.
  • QME receives strong support from major suppliers (0) December 14, 2021 QME receives strong support from major suppliersDo not miss this opportunity to participate in this much anticipated event where the industry will converge in Mackay on July 19-21, 2022.
  • Glencore shifting to seven-day roster (0) December 13, 2021 Glencore shifting to seven-day rosterGlencore’s Mount Isa mines has announced MICO will be changing its primary rosters to a seven days on/seven days off roster.
  • Vimy moves with haste at Mulga Rock uranium (0) December 13, 2021 Vimy moves with haste at Mulga Rock uraniumVimy Resources has begun development of the Mulga Rock uranium project in Western Australia, after receiving approval for its operational radiation management plan (ORMP).
  • Komatsu helps Wabtec reach safety milestone (0) December 13, 2021 Komatsu helps Wabtec reach safety milestoneWabtec Corporation has successfully tested its new mining collision awareness system solution with a Komatsu machine intervention controller.
  • Mineral exports put focus on port infrastructure (0) December 13, 2021 Mineral exports put focus on port infrastructurePilbara Ports Authority delivered a total monthly throughput of 59.9 million tonnes (Mt) for November 2021, a four per cent increase compared to the corresponding period in 2020.
  • Orica selling Minova to Aurelius Group (0) December 13, 2021 Orica selling Minova to Aurelius GroupOrica has announced it will sell its Minova business to Aurelius Group for $180 million, subject to transaction costs.
  • End of an era for Fortescue as Gaines steps down (0) December 10, 2021 End of an era for Fortescue as Gaines steps downFortescue has announced that Elizabeth Gaines will transition away from her role as CEO into a role as a non-executive director.
  • Gradual retirement to help skills shortages (0) December 10, 2021 Gradual retirement to help skills shortagesNew research from ECU shows moving into retirement gradually could be the key to helping the skilled worker shortage in the mining industry.
  • Civmec makes waves with Covalent contract (0) December 10, 2021 Civmec makes waves with Covalent contractCivmec has pushed its contract pipeline to $1.15 billion with work to be conducted at Covalent Lithium’s lithium refinery in Kwinana, Western Australia.
  • Curragh continues following staged restart (0) December 10, 2021 Curragh continues following staged restartCoronado Global Resources has resumed full operations at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland, after a gradual restart followed an incident in the dragline operations in November.
  • ANL improves shipping services in the Pilbara (0) December 10, 2021 ANL improves shipping services in the PilbaraANL has updated its shipping service to the Pilbara region of Western Australia, operating three loops from Singapore to Darwin, Port Hedland and Dampier.
  • Newcrest brings Clough onboard for Lihir shutdowns (0) December 10, 2021 Newcrest brings Clough onboard for Lihir shutdownsClough has been awarded a shutdown scope at Newcrest’s Lihir Gold project on Lihir Island in Papua New Guinea.
  • NSW strategy to open exploration for critical minerals (0) December 10, 2021 NSW strategy to open exploration for critical mineralsThe New South Wales Government will make it easier for exploration companies to search for critical minerals by removing Mineral Allocation Areas (MAA) as part of its Critical Minerals and ...
  • Know where you stand on COVID-19 insurance (0) December 10, 2021 Know where you stand on COVID-19 insuranceProactive Insurance Management director Lee O’Connor discusses the possible impacts COVID-19 may have on miners’ insurance claims.
  • Fortescue makes a beeline for green rail (0) December 9, 2021 Fortescue makes a beeline for green railFortescue Metals Group has welcomed two new locomotives to its research and development facility outside Perth as the miner tests a new fuel system to decarbonise rail freight.
  • Mining equipment to see steady growth (0) December 9, 2021 Mining equipment to see steady growthThe global mining equipment market is forecast to exceed $US90 billion ($125 billion) by 2027, as urbanisation demands more resources, according to Global Market Insights.
  • Rail trial to keep Queensland junior miners on track (0) December 9, 2021 Rail trial to keep Queensland junior miners on trackThe Queensland Government is funding a $1.8 million trial aiming to reduce costs and increase efficiencies for commercial freight users on the Mount Isa Line rail corridor in a transport ...
  • South32 tweaks mine extension to please the people (0) December 9, 2021 South32 tweaks mine extension to please the peopleSouth32 has released its new Dendrobium mine extension plan, following it being declared State Significant Infrastructure earlier this week.
  • Initiative manufacturing resources jobs (0) December 9, 2021 Initiative manufacturing resources jobsThe Federal Government will open applications for round two of the integration and translation streams of the modern manufacturing initiative.
  • Milestone for Metso Outotec support services (0) December 9, 2021 Milestone for Metso Outotec support servicesMetso Outotec has secured more than 100 life cycle services (LCS) agreements during 2021, covering process support and optimisation, sustainable wears, spares, and service solutions.
  • Bubble Pit bursts old mine design theory (0) December 8, 2021 Bubble Pit bursts old mine design theoryThe University of Melbourne has been sponsored by AMIRA Global, Newcrest Mining and Newmont to develop an open pit mine design based on the physical properties of soap bubbles.
  • Anglo American considers COVID mandate (0) December 8, 2021 Anglo American considers COVID mandateAnglo American has advised its Australian workforce of an intention to require full COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry to all its sites, offices and camps from March 1, ...
  • Skills gaps addressed in battery mineral processing (0) December 8, 2021 Skills gaps addressed in battery mineral processingThe Western Australian Government has identified several skills gaps to be addressed in the growth of Australia’s battery industries, with some miners reskilling to transition into minerals processing.
  • IMARC offers complimentary expo passes in 2022 (0) December 8, 2021 IMARC offers complimentary expo passes in 2022As lockdown rules ease and borders reopen, planning for the International Mining and Resources Conference is back on track for the rescheduled dates of January 31 to February 2, 2022.
  • Sandvik simulators to teach TAFE students (0) December 8, 2021 Sandvik simulators to teach TAFE studentsA leading Victorian TAFE has acquired two advanced simulators for students to experience the operation of Sandvik drilling rigs at the Victorian Tunnelling Centre. The CYBERMINE simulators are programmed to display ...
  • Partnership to focus on underground pedestrian safety (0) December 8, 2021 Partnership to focus on underground pedestrian safetyPerenti Global’s Barminco has partnered with Sandvik subsidiary NewTrax to improve the safety of pedestrians working near heavy vehicles (HVs) underground.
  • Boss almost ready to start Honeymoon (0) December 8, 2021 Boss almost ready to start HoneymoonBoss Energy has approved the project execution plan for the restart of the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia.
  • Martin Engineering V-Plow design for lighter, safer handling (0) December 8, 2021 Martin Engineering V-Plow design for lighter, safer handlingThe global leader in bulk handling conveyor accessories has redesigned one of its most popular tail protection devices for improved safety and convenience. 
  • Tasmania the fastest growing economy (0) December 7, 2021 Tasmania the fastest growing economyTasmania has clocked a third consecutive month maintaining 12-month export figures above $4 billion, underpinned by mined materials and metal scraps.
  • Fluid inspiration draws on 160 years of drive design (0) December 7, 2021 Fluid inspiration draws on 160 years of drive designthe Fenner name has become synonymous with power transmission and is regarded in the industrial space as a global leader in full package drive solutions for mining pump applications.
  • Thiess to make a mountain from an Anthill (0) December 7, 2021 Thiess to make a mountain from an AnthillThiess has secured two mining services contracts worth a combined $200m, partnering with BHP Mitsubishi Alliance and Austral Resources.
  • Rio Tinto to receive five-year dump body supply (0) December 7, 2021 Rio Tinto to receive five-year dump body supplyRio Tinto has given a $300 million contract for the supply of dump bodies to a global leader in mining equipment, design and manufacture.
  • MinRes hauls in autonomous road trains (0) December 7, 2021 MinRes hauls in autonomous road trainsMineral Resources has announced a partnership with automation specialist Hexagon to develop an autonomous road train solution.
  • Europcar adds all corners of WA for fleet hire (0) December 7, 2021 Europcar adds all corners of WA for fleet hireWestern Australians will gain greater access to regional hubs such as Port Hedland, Paraburdoo, Geraldton and Bunbury with the expansion of Europcar for private and commercial car hire.
  • Epiroc autonomy readies Cadia expansion (0) December 7, 2021 Epiroc autonomy readies Cadia expansionNewcrest has credited Epiroc for its help converting Panel Cave 1 at the Cadia East gold mine in News South Wales into a semi-autonomous integrated production level.
  • Iron Road and Andromeda explore port potential (0) December 7, 2021 Iron Road and Andromeda explore port potentialIron Road and Andromeda Metals have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the development of a deep, multi-commodity port at Cape Hardy in South Australia.
  • National Roadmap to create Indigenous opportunities (0) December 6, 2021 National Roadmap to create Indigenous opportunitiesThe Minister for Indigenous Australians has released the National Roadmap for Indigenous Skills, Jobs and Wealth Creation.
  • South32 Dendrobium mine gets significant win (0) December 6, 2021 South32 Dendrobium mine gets significant winA proposal to extend South32’s Dendrobium coal mine in Port Kembla, NSW has been declared state significant infrastructure.
  • Queensland thinks local for mining leases (0) December 6, 2021 Queensland thinks local for mining leasesThe Queensland Government will focus on the Central Highlands Gemfields as it reforms its state-wide administrative systems for small-scale mining.
  • BHP to reconsult Mt Arthur workforce on vaccine (0) December 6, 2021 BHP to reconsult Mt Arthur workforce on vaccineBHP has had its vaccine mandate overturned by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) at the Mt Arthur coal mine in New South Wales, with a recommendation to consult the workforce ...
  • A greener Coates for assets (0) December 6, 2021 A greener Coates for assetsCoates explains how a proactive approach to safety, sustainability and innovation translates to better choices and benefits for customers
  • Renewed Focus on Coolgardie gold project (0) December 6, 2021 Renewed Focus on Coolgardie gold projectWest Australian gold explorer Focus Minerals has approved a plan to resume mining operations at its fully-owned Coolgardie gold project.
  • Sandvik creates Digital Mining division with Deswik (0) December 3, 2021 Sandvik creates Digital Mining division with DeswikSandvik has agreed to acquire Deswik for digital mine planning software and announced a new Digital Mining Technologies business area within its Mining and Rock Solutions business.
  • OZ breaks through on Carrapateena expansion (0) December 3, 2021 OZ breaks through on Carrapateena expansionOZ Minerals has begun expanding its block cave at the Carrapateena gold mine in South Australia after access levels for a second crusher were reached in the sub level cave ...
  • Bridgestone gets Otraco from Downer (0) December 3, 2021 Bridgestone gets Otraco from DownerDowner has completed the sale of Otraco to Bridgestone Mining Solutions for an enterprise value of $79 million.
  • Komatsu, PIMS Group giving life to coal (0) December 3, 2021 Komatsu, PIMS Group giving life to coalKomatsu and PIMS Group have formed an agreement that will help extend the life of multiple Queensland coal mines.
  • OceanaGold first production at Macraes underground (0) December 3, 2021 OceanaGold first production at Macraes undergroundGolden Point underground mine at the OceanaGold Macraes operation has achieved its first production of five thousand tonnes of ore.
  • Coal and gas the star export performers: Pitt (0) December 3, 2021 Coal and gas the star export performers: PittAustralia’s energy and resources exports increased by 41 per cent over the three months to October this year compared to the same period last year, according to Australian Bureau of ...
  • Hydro Tasmania to power King Island (0) December 2, 2021 Hydro Tasmania to power King IslandHydro Tasmania will receive $2 million in funding to assist with the cost of upgrading the existing public power line infrastructure on King Island.
  • Bolstering businesses as they cut carbon (0) December 2, 2021 Bolstering businesses as they cut carbonManagement consultancy firm Siecap Project Management and Advisory, headquartered in Brisbane, has stepped up to help businesses navigate this potentially complex transition, launching a suite of services aimed at easing ...
  • Top three technology trends set to disrupt mining (0) December 2, 2021 Top three technology trends set to disrupt miningTechnology is shaping the mines of tomorrow, with AspenTech, Dassault Systemès and Epiroc at the cutting-edge of the Mining, Engineering, Technology and Services (METS) sector.
  • Gold contribution a shining example (0) December 2, 2021 Gold contribution a shining exampleThe World Gold Council (WGC) has highlighted the social and economic impact of its largest gold mining members, including a $37.9 billion contribution to GDP and exponential job creation. In a ...
  • MinRes, Roy Hill contract continues close ties (0) December 2, 2021 MinRes, Roy Hill contract continues close tiesRoy Hill has contracted Mineral Resources subsidiary CSI Mining Services to work on its iron ore operation in Western Australia, continuing the companies’ strong relationship.
  • Metso Outotec mills into virtual reality (0) December 2, 2021 Metso Outotec mills into virtual realityMetso Outotec is launching a virtual inspection tool for horizontal grinding mill linings, with the innovative platform utilising 3D scanning.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments (0) December 2, 2021 Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointmentsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at Newmont Corporation, DEVELOP and CSIRO.
  • Reconnect WA program to target skilled workers (0) December 2, 2021 Reconnect WA program to target skilled workersThe Western Australian Government has revealed a new $185 million package aimed at promoting the state overseas as safe and full of opportunity, with a focus on addressing the current ...
  • Miner minority face dismissal on vaccine deadline (0) December 1, 2021 Miner minority face dismissal on vaccine deadlineThe Western Australian vaccination mandate has now come into effect for the resources industry, leaving a minority of workers on indefinite leave and facing unemployment.
  • BHP Olympic Dam awarded Copper Mark accreditation (0) December 1, 2021 BHP Olympic Dam awarded Copper Mark accreditationBHP Olympic Dam has become the first Australian mine to be awarded the Copper Mark, an accreditation that recognises responsible production practice. 
  • Babylon revs up WA coal industry with Premier Coal (0) December 1, 2021 Babylon revs up WA coal industry with Premier CoalBabylon Pump & Power has added another significant contract to its books, signing Premier Coal to a $16 million deal at its namesake coal mine in Western Australia.  
  • Media leadership opportunity – mining, energy and bulk commodities (0) December 1, 2021 Media leadership opportunity – mining, energy and bulk commoditiesAs the Australian mining industry continues to grow, so does the Australian Mining editorial team.
  • Liebherr to unveil new Kalgoorlie branch (0) December 1, 2021 Liebherr to unveil new Kalgoorlie branchLiebherr-Australia is set to open a new mining branch in Kalgoorlie in January 2022, its third in Western Australia.
  • Hexagon and RCF Jolimont donate $1m worth of tech (0) December 1, 2021 Hexagon and RCF Jolimont donate $1m worth of techHexagon and RCF Jolimont have teamed up to donate $1 million worth of training and software to Curtin University and the WA School of Mines.
  • Weir cone crusher caters to more miners (0) December 1, 2021 Weir cone crusher caters to more minersWeir Minerals has released the Trio TC84XR to build upon the Trio TC live-shaft cone crusher range with higher power and capacity.
  • Water release to develop Queensland critical minerals (0) December 1, 2021 Water release to develop Queensland critical mineralsThe Queensland Government is making thousands of litres of water available for the state’s north west, including for Multicom’s St Elmo vanadium mine near Julia Creek.
  • Top of the crop: November’s best mining innovations (0) November 30, 2021 Top of the crop: November’s best mining innovationsA look at the most exciting mining innovations from November, featuring Komatsu, RPMGlobal, Orica and Epiroc. 
  • NSW Critical Minerals Hub an Australian first (0) November 30, 2021 NSW Critical Minerals Hub an Australian firstThe New South Wales Government has released the state’s first Critical Minerals and High-Tech Metals Strategy, as part of a drive to be a global leader in the field.
  • CME backs historic First Nations partnership (0) November 30, 2021 CME backs historic First Nations partnershipThe Federal Government has partnered with the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance to strengthen safeguards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, ensuring Indigenous involvement in project planning on their ...
  • Gold takes a well-earned break in exploration (0) November 30, 2021 Gold takes a well-earned break in explorationGold was down in terms of exploration expenditure for the September quarter, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), while iron ore made up ground by $23.8 million.
  • MinRes, Roy Hill, Hancock have big port plans (0) November 30, 2021 MinRes, Roy Hill, Hancock have big port plansMineral Resources has partnered with Hancock Prospecting and Roy Hill to investigate the development of a new iron ore export facility in Port Hedland, Western Australia.
  • Rio Tinto Iron Ore hits 1000 truck bodies from Austin (0) November 30, 2021 Rio Tinto Iron Ore hits 1000 truck bodies from AustinAustin Engineering has delivered its 1000th truck body to Rio Tinto Iron Ore in WA, with the arrival of the high-performance ULTIMA truck body.