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  • Brand new brand for employer group (0) May 3, 2022 Brand new brand for employer groupAfter 104 years in operation, the national employer association for Australia’s resources and energy industry has a new brand. The Australian Mines and Metals Association is now the Australian Resources and ...
  • Earth moves for Red Mountain (0) May 3, 2022 Earth moves for Red MountainThe earth is set to move for junior explorer Red Mountain Mining’s Mt Mansbridge heavy rare earth and nickel-cobalt-PGE project in Western Australia. The company has engaged experienced contractor Stark Drilling ...
  • COVID tarnishes Silver Lake production (0) May 3, 2022 COVID tarnishes Silver Lake productionSilver Lake has withdrawn its sales guidance for FY22, saying the March quarter results from its Western Australian operations reflect the implications of the State Government response to COVID. The ASX-listed ...
  • Exploration pays off for Northern Star (0) May 3, 2022 Exploration pays off for Northern StarAustralian gold producer Northern Star Resources has reported mineral resource growth of 4.3 million ounces in the 12 months to 31 March, which it says showcases the value generated by ...
  • Sovereign share offer backed by Luxembourg energy fund (0) May 3, 2022 Sovereign share offer backed by Luxembourg energy fundWestern Australia-based Sovereign Metals has secured commitments for $15 million (gross proceeds) from UK, European and North American institutional investors, enabling it to offer 22.2 million new ordinary shares of ...
  • Exploration freed up in western Victoria (0) May 3, 2022 Exploration freed up in western VictoriaApplications are now open for minerals exploration in parts of western Victoria, following the lifting of an exemption which temporarily restricted minerals activities across an area of around 11,000 square ...
  • Victorian Women in Resources Awards winners (0) May 3, 2022 Victorian Women in Resources Awards winnersThe winners of the Minerals Council of Australia 2022 Women in Resources Awards for Victoria have been named. The awards recognise Victorian women in the mining industry for their career achievements, ...
  • $12 million seismic hunt for new resources (0) May 3, 2022 $12 million seismic hunt for new resourcesThe Western Australian Government is investing $12 million over four years to implement a State-wide passive seismic survey to unlock more of the state’s hidden resources. Funded as part of the ...
  • Kingsland Minerals IPO seeks up to $5.5 million (0) May 3, 2022 Kingsland Minerals IPO seeks up to $5.5 millionKingsland Minerals has released an initial public offering of a minimum of 22.5 million shares and a maximum of 27.5 million shares, issued at a price of 20 cents per ...
  • Green light for MMG Rosebery tailings facility assessment (0) May 3, 2022 Green light for MMG Rosebery tailings facility assessmentMMG Rosebery has welcomed a Federal Court decision to allow the assessment of its proposed Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at South Marionoak to continue. The Bob Brown Foundation had been attempting ...
  • Lumsden Point development boost for battery metals (0) May 3, 2022 Lumsden Point development boost for battery metalsAs part of the 2022-23 State Budget, the Western Australian Government will allocate $78 million towards the Lumsden Point development to grow capacity at the Port of Port Hedland – ...
  • Digging deep at Dogwood (0) May 3, 2022 Digging deep at DogwoodFirst Au has engaged Deepcore Drilling to complete a 14-hole diamond drill program over about 2000m at the Dogwood porphyry copper-molybdenum-gold project in Victoria. The drill rig arrived on site late ...
  • New Metrics version for Lokotrack crushers (0) May 3, 2022 New Metrics version for Lokotrack crushersMetso Outotec is launching an upgraded version of Metrics, an innovative cloud-based tool for real-time monitoring for aggregates customers’ Lokotrack mobile crushers and screens. The new remote monitoring solution will bring ...
  • Labor pledges funds for local raw minerals processing (0) May 2, 2022 Labor pledges funds for local raw minerals processingA Labor Government will expand Australia’s mining science technology capability, create jobs and ensure a greater share of raw materials are processed in the country. As the campaigns continue in the ...
  • Epiroc to acquire Australian electrification specialist (0) May 1, 2022 Epiroc to acquire Australian electrification specialistMining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc has agreed to acquire JTMEC, an Australian company which specialises in electrical infrastructure, supporting the transition to battery electrification in the process. Based in ...
  • Stanmore Resources boost for Bis (0) May 1, 2022 Stanmore Resources boost for BisResources logistics company Bis is bolstering its presence in Queensland’s Bowen Basin region with a new off-road haulage contract with Stanmore Resources. The multi-year contract award, which follows a competitive tender ...
  • Strong lithium price highlights Pilbara Minerals quarter (0) May 1, 2022 Strong lithium price highlights Pilbara Minerals quarterSurging global demand for lithium raw materials has led to a positive outcome during the March Quarter of 2022 for Pilbara Minerals. With work programs progressing to increase spodumene concentrate production ...
  • Potash find for Zenith at Yalgoo (0) May 1, 2022 Potash find for Zenith at YalgooWestern Australia-based Zenith Minerals has secured a new potash brine project via three 100 per cent-owned exploration licences at Yalgoo. The find is located immediately south of the Geraldton-Mt Magnet Road ...
  • Aeris set to snap up Round Oak (0) April 29, 2022 Aeris set to snap up Round OakWashington H Soul Pattinson (WHSP) has inked a deal with ASX-listed Aeris Resources to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary, Round Oak Minerals, for total consideration of $234 million. Upon closing of the ...
  • Improvements help lift Regis performance (0) April 28, 2022 Improvements help lift Regis performanceSignificant progress has been made at Regis Resources’ Western Australian production centres to cater for increased levels of performance. The company runs the large Duketon project in WA’s Eastern Goldfields, and ...
  • KOTH poised for first pour (0) April 28, 2022 KOTH poised for first pourRed 5’s plans to deliver Australia’s next major gold mine is well on track. Boasting a Mineral Resource of 4.12 million ounces, its flagship King of the Hills (KOTH) operation in ...
  • Space program to benefit mining (0) April 28, 2022 Space program to benefit miningGeoscience Australia and the Northern Territory Government have partnered to deliver Earth Observation for the Northern Territory (EO4NT), a $200,000 demonstrator grant program. EO4NT aims to provide seed funding to private ...
  • New university institute for sustainability, mining and resources (0) April 28, 2022 New university institute for sustainability, mining and resourcesThe University of Adelaide has launched the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources (ISER) as a University Research Institute. ISER replaces the Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER), building on ...
  • Grant applicant numbers reflect mining confidence (0) April 28, 2022 Grant applicant numbers reflect mining confidenceWestern Australia has recorded a surge in applicants for the latest round of the Exploration Incentive Scheme’s co-funded drilling program, reflecting the immense strength of the state’s resources sector. A total of ...
  • Advanced mine rescue training centre opens (0) April 27, 2022 Advanced mine rescue training centre opensA new training facility designed for intricate mine rescue challenges has officially opened in the Central Highlands of Queensland. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the new Queensland Mines Rescue Service (QMRS) ...
  • Acceleration for innovators (0) April 27, 2022 Acceleration for innovatorsA cohort of 20 leading innovators from across Australia has been chosen for this year’s QuantumTX National METS Ignited Accelerator program. METS Ignited is an industry-led, government-funded industry growth centre for ...
  • St Barbara completes Bardoc acquisition (0) April 27, 2022 St Barbara completes Bardoc acquisitionSt Barbara has formally completed the acquisition of Bardoc Gold, extending its operations in the Leonora region of Western Australia and accelerating its Leonora Province Plan. The completion of the milestone ...
  • $35 million for Glencore carbon project (0) April 27, 2022 $35 million for Glencore carbon projectMining and gas trading company Glencore has welcomed the Australian Government’s decision to award a total of up to $35 million to its CTSCo Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) ...
  • Environmental concerns top risk list (0) April 26, 2022 Environmental concerns top risk listFor the first time in 12 years, environmental concern has topped KPMG’s Global Mining Outlook risk list survey, pushing commodity price uncertainty into second place.
  • Travel the Overland Telegraph Line (0) April 26, 2022 Travel the Overland Telegraph LineSiemens has launched the Beyond 150 Competition, giving professionals from all industries the opportunity to step beyond the everyday and witness ground-breaking technology applications up close.
  • Record coal price for Whitehaven (0) April 26, 2022 Record coal price for WhitehavenA record average coal price of $315 per tonne has highlighted Whitehaven Coal’s performance in the 2022 first quarter.
  • Mineral love is in the air (0) April 26, 2022 Mineral love is in the airAnglo American is sending drones over an area of around 10,000 square kilometres in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia, exploring its mineral resource potential.
  • Promising results for Mt Lyell study (0) April 26, 2022 Promising results for Mt Lyell studyStudy results continue to show promise for New Century Resources’ plans to restart the Mt Lyell copper operation in Tasmania, which was put into care and maintenance in 2014. Since entering ...
  • Honeymoon period set to start (0) April 26, 2022 Honeymoon period set to startBoss Energy is poised to restart the Honeymoon uranium Project in South Australia and become the country’s next uranium producer. With developments moving more rapidly than the company expected, Boss managing ...
  • Alliance loan extends national FIFO services  (0) April 26, 2022 Alliance loan extends national FIFO services Alliance Aviation Services has secured a loan from the Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to construct a 10,000 square metre aircraft maintenance facility. 
  • Mincor making the most of inflated nickel price (0) April 26, 2022 Mincor making the most of inflated nickel priceMincor had a busy March quarter at the Kambalda nickel operations which bodes well for the company’s continued comeback in 2022, according to managing director David Southam.
  • Plotlogic partners with massive miners (0) April 26, 2022 Plotlogic partners with massive minersPlotlogic has become involved in two multi-million-dollar projects as the Australian mining industry recognises the technology’s value for more efficient and sustainable operations.
  • South32 works toward a cleaner coal future (0) April 26, 2022 South32 works toward a cleaner coal futureSouth32 will contribute $4.5 million to fund a new facility that will feature cutting-edge technology to tackle fugitive methane emissions.
  • Calidus countdown begins with first ore processing (0) April 26, 2022 Calidus countdown begins with first ore processingCalidus Resources has begun continually processing ore at its Warrawoona gold project in Western Australia, as the two-week countdown begins to the company’s first gold pour.
  • Blending craft and automation to make beautiful chocolate – a Beyond 150 Competition experience (0) April 26, 2022 Blending craft and automation to make beautiful chocolate – a Beyond 150 Competition experienceTo celebrate 150 years of innovation on Australian soil, Siemens has launched the first instalment of the Beyond 150 Competition.
  • OZ expectations not dampened by floods, COVID (0) April 22, 2022 OZ expectations not dampened by floods, COVIDOZ Minerals has high hopes for 2022, with growth projects on the table and issues with inclement weather and COVID absenteeism easing.
  • Superbasin research to unearth mineral potential (0) April 22, 2022 Superbasin research to unearth mineral potentialResearchers from the University of Adelaide will perform an extensive geological study across four states and territories to benefit Australia’s resources industry.
  • MRL capitalises on lithium boom (0) April 22, 2022 MRL capitalises on lithium boomMineral Resources has begun 2022 by raking in spodumene concentrate prices almost 70 per cent higher than the prior corresponding period.
  • Australia’s golden opportunity (0) April 22, 2022 Australia’s golden opportunityThe latest Resources and Energy Quarterly reported Australia’s gold mine production is projected to peak at 390 tonnes in 2025–26.
  • Register now for QME: Back in Mackay and bigger than ever (0) April 22, 2022 Register now for QME: Back in Mackay and bigger than everAs QME returns to Mackay from July 19-21 , the industry’s innovation, excellence, and world-class capabilities are again on display.
  • Global Road Technology welcomes new WHO air quality guidelines (0) April 21, 2022 Global Road Technology welcomes new WHO air quality guidelinesGRT has welcomed the World Health Organisation’s update on global air quality guidelines as it implements dust management strategies.
  • Record boost in Australia’s critical mineral resources (0) April 21, 2022 Record boost in Australia’s critical mineral resourcesGeoscience Australia has reported significant increases in Australia’s inventories of critical mineral resources. 
  • China demand for coal set to drop (0) April 21, 2022 China demand for coal set to dropResearchers from ANU have explored China’s plans to bolster energy security in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • BHP, Evolution remain upbeat despite COVID challenges (0) April 21, 2022 BHP, Evolution remain upbeat despite COVID challengesBHP and Evolution Mining have managed respective challenges with inclement weather and COVID during the March quarter, but full-year targets remain largely optimistic.
  • Construction begins at Lynas processing facility (0) April 21, 2022 Construction begins at Lynas processing facilityLynas Rare Earths’ new processing facility has begun construction, with Mines and Petroleum Minister attending a ceremony to mark the occasion. 
  • Hydrogen buses an Australian first for Bowen Basin (0) April 21, 2022 Hydrogen buses an Australian first for Bowen BasinThe Queensland Government has pledged $2.7 million in support to transport mine workers and students in the Bowen Basin.
  • Contract awarded for WA Abandoned Mines program (0) April 21, 2022 Contract awarded for WA Abandoned Mines programIndigenous company Gee Gie has been contracted to work on the first stage of a new project under the Abandoned Mines Program near Cue and Yalgoo in the Murchison region ...
  • Bravus cements BCF as Rockhampton rockstar (0) April 20, 2022 Bravus cements BCF as Rockhampton rockstarBravus Mining & Resources has added BCF Concreting to a long list of local contractors piecing together the Carmichael coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
  • Auto-mate attracts talent (0) April 20, 2022 Auto-mate attracts talentAuto-mate is attracting new talent by offering unique opportunities to new potential employees, with a number of new starters.
  • Training facility a major win for miner safety (0) April 20, 2022 Training facility a major win for miner safetyA new training facility designed for intricate mine rescue challenges has officially opened in the Central Highlands of Queensland to boost miner safety.
  • Resources sector welcomes greenfields promise (0) April 20, 2022 Resources sector welcomes greenfields promiseThe WA resources sector has welcomed election promises that would see greenfields agreements increase to up to six years.
  • Rio Tinto record results only maintain targets (0) April 20, 2022 Rio Tinto record results only maintain targetsRio Tinto has achieved record first quarter total material moved at its Pilbara iron ore operations in 2022, despite commissioning delays at Robe Valley and widespread labour shortages.  
  • Curtin researchers develop seismic technology (0) April 20, 2022 Curtin researchers develop seismic technologyDeveloped to identify locations to drill for gold, a new technology for detecting seismic energy has been developed bye Curtin University.
  • Beyond 150 Competition: Siemens technology in action at Coopers’ Adelaide brewery (0) April 19, 2022 Beyond 150 Competition: Siemens technology in action at Coopers' Adelaide brewerySiemens has worked alongside Coopers every step of their digitalisation journey, ensuring the legendary brewer achieves optimal outcomes in terms of quality and efficiency.
  • Gold bulls break $US2000/oz barrier (0) April 19, 2022 Gold bulls break $US2000/oz barrierThe gold price has touched $US2000 ($2719) per ounce, marking a five-week high and following a strong start to 2022 which saw it rise 8 per cent.
  • Thunderbird on the up with NAIF funding (0) April 19, 2022 Thunderbird on the up with NAIF fundingSheffield Resources has received a $160 million loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility for its Thunderbird mineral sands project in Western Australia.
  • Curtin a trailblazer for resources technology (0) April 19, 2022 Curtin a trailblazer for resources technologyCurtin University will partner with the University of Queensland, James Cook University, and 33 company partners to develop a research hub.
  • “Ore-sand” kills two birds with one grain (0) April 19, 2022 “Ore-sand” kills two birds with one grainResearchers from Queensland and Geneva have used samples from one of Vale’s largest iron ore sites to repurpose mineral waste while alleviating the global sand crisis.
  • Neousys Technology goes fanless (0) April 19, 2022 Neousys Technology goes fanlessNeousys Technology has released its latest fanless embedded computers, the Nuvo-9000 series and Nuvo-9531 series.
  • WA returns to top of mining investment (0) April 14, 2022 WA returns to top of mining investmentWestern Australia has been ranked the world’s most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment, with South Australia in 10th, according to a global survey by the Fraser Institute.
  • Weir and AusIMM band together for diversity (0) April 14, 2022 Weir and AusIMM band together for diversityWeir Minerals will partner with AusIMM to celebrate excellence and champion diversity in the resources sector.
  • RPMGlobal updates ShiftManager (0) April 14, 2022 RPMGlobal updates ShiftManagerRPMGlobal has upgraded ShiftManager with an array of new functions to enhance communication and collaboration across mining operations.
  • Monadelphous wraps up $230m contract package (0) April 14, 2022 Monadelphous wraps up $230m contract packageMonadelphous has secured contracts with Rio Tinto, Newcrest, Synergy, Origin and Tronox Mining across Australia and Papua New Guinea worth a combined $230 million.
  • Bellevue Gold Develops $400m contract (0) April 14, 2022 Bellevue Gold Develops $400m contractDevelop has been awarded a $400 million four-year mining contract at Bellevue Gold’s namesake gold mine in Western Australia.
  • Mineral Resources pioneers haulage milestone (0) April 14, 2022 Mineral Resources pioneers haulage milestoneMineral Resources has achieved a successful demonstration run of its triple-trailer, automated road train platoon with each road train hauling 300 tonnes of iron ore.
  • BHP takes big strides in Indigenous employment (0) April 13, 2022 BHP takes big strides in Indigenous employmentBHP has exceeded its Indigenous employment goal three years ahead of schedule in Australia, with Chile and Canada both on track to reach their goals too.
  • Geoscience Australia develops national database (0) April 13, 2022 Geoscience Australia develops national databaseGeoscience Australia to develop a first-ever national database of mine waste sites across the country and the minerals that could be present. 
  • Hitachi added to list of ThoroughTec simulators (0) April 13, 2022 Hitachi added to list of ThoroughTec simulatorsHitachi Construction Machinery has partnered with ThoroughTec Simulation to provide its equipment operators with access to world-class training simulators.
  • First Quantum makes moves at Ravensthorpe (0) April 13, 2022 First Quantum makes moves at RavensthorpeFirst Quantum Minerals has proposed to expand its Ravensthorpe nickel operation in southwestern Australia, adding 220ha to the footprint of the Shoemaker-Levy orebody.
  • Epiroc has decarbonisation on the menu (0) April 13, 2022 Epiroc has decarbonisation on the menuEpiroc has entered into partnerships with SSAB and BluVein to speed up the mining industry’s shift to decarbonisation.
  • WA program to tap into demand for drillers (0) April 13, 2022 WA program to tap into demand for drillersA new short course is being piloted with the Western Australian resources sector to meet strong demand for drillers in the state.
  • Siemens celebrates 150 years with series of immersive travel experiences (0) April 12, 2022 Siemens celebrates 150 years with series of immersive travel experiencesSiemens is celebrating 150 years of innovation on Australian soil with the Beyond 150 Competition, a unique series of monthly competitions that will take winners to some of Australia’s most dynamic ...
  • NT exploring for the future (0) April 12, 2022 NT exploring for the futureThe Northern Territory is being explored more than ever thanks to Geoscience Australia’s $225 million Exploring for the Future program.
  • Orica and H2U turn Gladstone green (0) April 12, 2022 Orica and H2U turn Gladstone greenOrica has announced a partnership with H2U Group to initiate the first phase of its proposed H2-Hub Gladstone project in Queensland.
  • CEO sentiment rising in QLD resources sector (0) April 12, 2022 CEO sentiment rising in QLD resources sectorQueensland executives are preparing for a bumper growth period in the resources sector despite concerns around skills shortages, according to a QRC survey.
  • Lynas manages disruptions for massive March (0) April 12, 2022 Lynas manages disruptions for massive MarchLynas Rare Earths has seen records tumble in its March quarterly report, as production levels returned to pre-pandemic levels in some areas.
  • BHP rewards SCEE with further works (0) April 12, 2022 BHP rewards SCEE with further worksSouth Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE) has won $50 million in contracts with BHP in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
  • WA resources industry sets records left, right and centre (0) April 12, 2022 WA resources industry sets records left, right and centreThe latest annual data released by DMIRS shows WA’s resources industry achieved record sales and supported more local jobs in 2021.
  • Pembroke gets Olive Downs moving (0) April 11, 2022 Pembroke gets Olive Downs movingPembroke Resources has begun construction at the $1 billion Olive Downs steel-making coal project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin, which is set to create 1000 new local jobs.
  • Climate action “at the heart” of Rio Tinto strategy (0) April 11, 2022 Climate action "at the heart" of Rio Tinto strategyRio Tinto AGM has seen the major miner put its climate action plan to its shareholders for an advisory vote.
  • WA sees future in clean energy across sectors (0) April 11, 2022 WA sees future in clean energy across sectorsMore than $11 million will be offered to 7 regional projects in the second round of the WA Government’s Clean Energy Future Fund.
  • Bowen brings Bluff online (0) April 11, 2022 Bowen brings Bluff onlineBowen Coking Coal has begun mining operations at the Bluff coal mine in Queensland, with HSE Mining performing an early works program on a three-year contract.
  • Australian Mining recognises Women in Industry (0) April 8, 2022 Australian Mining recognises Women in IndustryThe Women in Industry Awards presentation evening was held in Melbourne last night in recognition of the outstanding women in the industrials sector. Australian Mining partnered with the Women in Industry ...
  • AusProof aluminium range gets a boost (0) April 8, 2022 AusProof aluminium range gets a boostAusProof’s research and development team has continued to diversify its range to give the industry an even greater product selection of electrical cable couplers and components.
  • Rio Tinto relieves Rusal of Queensland Alumina stake (0) April 8, 2022 Rio Tinto relieves Rusal of Queensland Alumina stakeRio Tinto has taken full ownership of the Gladstone alumina refinery in Queensland, relinquishing UC Rusal’s 20 per cent stake and removing any Russian interest in the operation.
  • ABB to build hoist for Prominent Hill (0) April 8, 2022 ABB to build hoist for Prominent HillABB will design and supply its highest payload Koepe production hoist to OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill mine in South Australia.
  • Skills shortage concerns majority of WA resource businesses (0) April 8, 2022 Skills shortage concerns majority of WA resource businessesMore than 90 per cent of Western Australian businesses in the resources sector have identified skill shortages as a barrier, according to the latest report from the WA Chamber of ...
  • AusIMM and BPEQ recruit engineers (0) April 8, 2022 AusIMM and BPEQ recruit engineersThe AusIMM and the BPEQ are working together to promote registration for engineers in the resources sector.
  • Decmil builds lithium sector with Covalent, Talison (0) April 8, 2022 Decmil builds lithium sector with Covalent, TalisonDecmil has won two construction contracts to expand its footprint in the Western Australian lithium sector, securing a combined $34 million with Covalent Lithium and Talison Lithium.
  • FLSmidth and AVEVA digitise mining (0) April 8, 2022 FLSmidth and AVEVA digitise miningFLSmidth and AVEVA have signed a global partnership to deliver cutting-edge digitally-enabled solutions and services to the mining industry.
  • acQuire gives EnviroSys a facelift (0) April 7, 2022 acQuire gives EnviroSys a faceliftacQuire has reimagined its environmental data management solution with a new release to improve user experience. Introducing, EnviroSys 9.
  • Rio Tinto reveals leaps in economic returns (0) April 7, 2022 Rio Tinto reveals leaps in economic returnsRio Tinto contributed $14.8 billion in taxes and royalties to the Australian Government and communities where it operated during 2021, up 66 per cent on the previous year.
  • Eriez: Advancing mining for 80 years (0) April 7, 2022 Eriez: Advancing mining for 80 yearsEriez is a world leader in magnetic separation, flotation, metal detection and material handling equipment technology.
  • Red 5 KOTH goes back underground (0) April 7, 2022 Red 5 KOTH goes back undergroundRed 5’s King of the Hills gold project remains on track for first gold production after recommencing underground mining on March 31.
  • Curtin’s mining course second best in the world (0) April 7, 2022 Curtin’s mining course second best in the worldCurtin University is the top Australian and second global university for mineral and mining engineering for the sixth year in a row.
  • New mines needed in Victoria by 2030: MCA (0) April 7, 2022 New mines needed in Victoria by 2030: MCAThe Victorian mining industry had an economic output of $1 billion in 2020-21, sustaining more than 4700 full-time jobs, according to a report commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia ...
  • BHP leverages Liebherr for South Flank mining muscle (0) April 7, 2022 BHP leverages Liebherr for South Flank mining muscleBHP has partnered with Liebherr to power its R 9600 excavator fleet at the South Flank iron ore mine in Western Australia, reducing maintenance and standardising parts.
  • WA Bill to simplify transfer of prospecting licences (0) April 7, 2022 WA Bill to simplify transfer of prospecting licencesRed tape and inefficiencies relating to prospecting licences will be reduced in Western Australia, with the State Government introducing the Duties Amendment Bill 2022 as part of the upcoming budget.
  • Mineral Resources responds to global lithium demand (0) April 6, 2022 Mineral Resources responds to global lithium demandMineral Resources will increase production from its Wodgina and Mt Marion spodumene mines in response to unprecedented global lithium demand.
  • Major miners set sail for iron ore green corridor (0) April 6, 2022 Major miners set sail for iron ore green corridorRio Tinto and BHP have signed a letter of intent to assess the development of an iron ore Green Corridor between Australia and East Asia.
  • BHP renews 24-hour power for Nickel West (0) April 6, 2022 BHP renews 24-hour power for Nickel WestBHP has signed a power purchase agreement with Enel Green Power, securing 100 per cent renewable energy for three major nickel operations in Western Australia.
  • Minister makes call on Bundaberg coal proposal (0) April 6, 2022 Minister makes call on Bundaberg coal proposalQueensland Resources Minister Scott Stewart has refused Fox Resources’ application for a mineral development licence to further the company’s exploration for coal north of Bundaberg, citing the decision was based ...
  • WA skills summits to boost regional workforce (0) April 6, 2022 WA skills summits to boost regional workforceThe WA Government has hosted 10 regional skills summits across the state progressing practical actions to address workforce needs.
  • Northern Territory guides mineral exploration (0) April 6, 2022 Northern Territory guides mineral explorationMineral explorers in the Northern Territory can now access a new guide designed to make exploration simpler and more attractive to investors.
  • Movers & shakers: The month’s mining developments (0) April 5, 2022 Movers & shakers: The month’s mining developmentsKeep up with the latest developments in Australian mines, including at the Thunderbird mineral sands, Dartbrook coal, and Kalgoorlie nickel projects.
  • Newcastle puts on a show for Austmine Mining Innovation Roadshow (0) April 5, 2022 Newcastle puts on a show for Austmine Mining Innovation RoadshowThe Austmine Mining Innovation Roadshow was held yesterday seeing many industry professionals come together in person for the first time.
  • WesTrac makes noise suppression its own (0) April 5, 2022 WesTrac makes noise suppression its ownWesTrac has bolstered its noise suppression capabilities with the acquisition of Hushpak Engineering, an Australian manufacturer for the mining, manufacturing and construction industries.
  • Rio launches record recruitment campaign (0) April 5, 2022 Rio launches record recruitment campaignRio Tinto is seeking its biggest ever intake of 450 Australian students for its 2023 Graduate and Vacation program, more than four-times the total of the 2022 program, with Western ...
  • Sandvik adds Toro LH208L to its range (0) April 5, 2022 Sandvik adds Toro LH208L to its rangeSandvik adds the Toro LH208L loader to the Toro family, designed to operate efficiently in conditions where working height is limited.
  • Moxa unveils next-gen industrial networking solutions (0) April 5, 2022 Moxa unveils next-gen industrial networking solutionsA leader in industrial communications and networking, Moxa, has announced the launch of its next-generation industrial Ethernet switches, the EDS-4000/G4000 Series.
  • Coal predicted to exceed $100 billion annual export mark (0) April 4, 2022 Coal predicted to exceed $100 billion annual export markThe 2021-22 Australian resources and energy export earnings forecast shows that figures will soar to a record-high of $425 billion.
  • Whitehaven expands Narrabri until 2044 (0) April 4, 2022 Whitehaven expands Narrabri until 2044Whitehaven Coal has received approval to extend its Narrabri coal mine from the New South Wales Independent Planning Commission, adding 82 million tonnes to its extraction plans.
  • Mineral export tariffs eliminated with India agreement (0) April 4, 2022 Mineral export tariffs eliminated with India agreementThe resources sector will be one of the main beneficiaries after the Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement was officially signed, making exports to India cheaper and creating huge new ...
  • Prominent Hill hoisting shaft upgrade to extend mine life (0) April 4, 2022 Prominent Hill hoisting shaft upgrade to extend mine lifeOZ Minerals has made the decision to increase the hoisting shaft capacity under construction at Prominent Hill to 6.5 million tonnes per annum, up from the previous 6Mtpa.
  • Iluka approved for $1.2bn processing powerhouse (0) April 4, 2022 Iluka approved for $1.2bn processing powerhouseIluka Resources’ Board has approved phase three construction of its Eneabba rare earths refinery in Western Australia, allowing the company to process its own and third-party material.
  • Aus, US cooperate on critical minerals and supply chain resilience (0) April 1, 2022 Aus, US cooperate on critical minerals and supply chain resilienceAustralia and the United States are working together on key challenges like building secure supply chains and facilitating a clean transition.
  • Coal communities confident in royalties return (0) April 1, 2022 Coal communities confident in royalties returnThe New South Wales Parliament has passed legislation giving the Royalties for Rejuvenation Fund an expert panel to guide the use of funds through coal mining communities.
  • Stanwell signs on QLD renewables statement (0) April 1, 2022 Stanwell signs on QLD renewables statementStanwell Corporation has added its signature to the Central Queensland Statement of Cooperation which sees it join Rio Tinto, Orica and Alpha HPA in unlocking renewable opportunities.
  • Research to extract battery metals from tailings (0) April 1, 2022 Research to extract battery metals from tailingsResearch from the University of South Australia (UniSA) could transform the way rare earth elements and other vital battery metals are recovered from the earth, enabling safer extraction with fewer ...
  • Perenti’s Barminco makes Jumbo donation (0) April 1, 2022 Perenti’s Barminco makes Jumbo donationPerenti Group’s underground mining service company Barminco has donated a ‘Jumbo’ development drill to South Metropolitan TAFE in WA.
  • Weir Minerals digitises wear monitoring (0) April 1, 2022 Weir Minerals digitises wear monitoringWeir Minerals is launching Synertrex IntelliWear, a new digital wear monitoring system for spools and hoses in slurry pipelines.
  • FIFO workers get $6m in mental health support (0) March 31, 2022 FIFO workers get $6m in mental health supportThe Government will provide $6 million to MATES in Construction to boost support for the mental health and wellbeing of remote workers.
  • Austral’s Anthill hauls first ore (0) March 31, 2022 Austral’s Anthill hauls first oreQueensland copper producer Austral Resources announces first ore haulage from its new Anthill mine to the Mt Kelly processing plant.
  • Bowen Coking Coal gets environmental win (0) March 31, 2022 Bowen Coking Coal gets environmental winBowen Coking Coal’s Isaac River project in the Bowen Basin has been granted a site-specific Environmental Authority from the State Government.
  • Thiess gets $300m renewal in Indonesia (0) March 31, 2022 Thiess gets $300m renewal in IndonesiaThiess has been awarded a $300 million three-year contract renewal at Harum Energy’s Mahakam Sumber Jaya coal mine in Indonesia.
  • Follow the leaders: This week’s executive movements (0) March 31, 2022 Follow the leaders: This week’s executive movementsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at Newcrest, Core Lithium, Orica and more.
  • Weir Minerals, XMPro partnership to maximise data analysis (0) March 30, 2022 Weir Minerals, XMPro partnership to maximise data analysisWeir Minerals has announced a new partnership with XMPro which will enable intelligent equipment and services, as well as support miners to achieve higher performance while also reducing the environmental ...
  • India signs MoU for lithium and cobalt (0) March 30, 2022 India signs MoU for lithium and cobaltThe Federal Government has signed a detailed MoU with India to identify lithium and cobalt mineral assets.
  • CDE thickens its range with AquaCycle A2500 (0) March 30, 2022 CDE thickens its range with AquaCycle A2500CDE has launched its new AquaCycle A2500 thickener, the latest addition to its top-of-the-line water management and recycling systems.
  • Kal Tire wheels in Roy Hill (0) March 30, 2022 Kal Tire wheels in Roy HillKal Tire announced it has earned a five-year contract to provide tyre management and maintenance services at the Roy Hill mine in WA.
  • Skills shortage and exports major focus in Federal Budget (0) March 30, 2022 Skills shortage and exports major focus in Federal BudgetThe 2022–23 Federal Budget has backed the resources sector, with a focus on upskilling and diversifying Australia’s exports.
  • Orexplore signs on with Wiluna Mining (0) March 30, 2022 Orexplore signs on with Wiluna MiningPerth-based mineral scanning technology company Orexplore Technologies will deliver site-based drill-core scanning services for Wiluna Mining at its namesake gold operation in Western Australia as part of a $170,000 purchase ...
  • Budget to boost critical minerals sector (0) March 30, 2022 Budget to boost critical minerals sectorMeasures in the 2022-23 Federal Budget worth more than $250 million will build stronger regions and strengthen Australia’s critical minerals sector to become more globally competitive, according to Minister for ...
  • BHP backing AusIMM for the long haul (0) March 29, 2022 BHP backing AusIMM for the long haulBHP and AusIMM have expanded their partnership at a time when professional development in the resources industry has never been more important.
  • WA FIFO workers get best-in-class COVID screening (0) March 29, 2022 WA FIFO workers get best-in-class COVID screeningMedical technology company Avicena will undertake regular screening of FIFO workers and contractors in the resources industry.
  • NT launches international strategy (0) March 29, 2022 NT launches international strategyThe Northern Territory Government has launched its new International Engagement Strategy aiming to expand its global reach.
  • Epiroc introduces new blasthole drill (0) March 29, 2022 Epiroc introduces new blasthole drillEpiroc introduces the DM30 XC blasthole drill that is suitable for a variety of multi-pass rotary and down-the-hole drilling applications.
  • Mardie a 100‐year sustainable opportunity: BCI Minerals (0) March 29, 2022 Mardie a 100‐year sustainable opportunity: BCI MineralsBCI Minerals’ Mardie Salt and Potash project will provide jobs for approximately 500 workers during construction of the world‐scale project.
  • Qld miners dig deep to support flood victims (0) March 28, 2022 Qld miners dig deep to support flood victimsQueensland resources companies have donated millions of dollars towards relief efforts to help people in flood-affected parts of the state.
  • Boosting Apprenticeships boosted once more (0) March 28, 2022 Boosting Apprenticeships boosted once moreThe Federal Government has extended two apprenticeship support programs following their success in welcoming more than 385,000 apprentices to get a start in their chosen field.
  • The backbone of WA living: Resources survey (0) March 28, 2022 The backbone of WA living: Resources surveyThe CMEWA has commissioned a survey of the WA resources sector, finding a direct $100 billion economic contribution in 2020–21.  
  • St Barbara slowly overcomes COVID at Simberi (0) March 28, 2022 St Barbara slowly overcomes COVID at SimberiSt Barbara has more than halved its gold production target at the Simberi gold mine in Papua New Guinea, as a COVID-19 outbreak comes back under control.
  • Anglo American suspends all operations following on-site incident (0) March 28, 2022 Anglo American suspends all operations following on-site incidentAnglo American has ceased mining activities at the Moranbah North coal mine in Queensland, following an incident moving old equipment from an underground roadway.
  • Westgold puts staff first as COVID impacts operations (0) March 25, 2022 Westgold puts staff first as COVID impacts operationsIncreasing COVID-19 cases in Western Australia have caused staffing problems for miners with Westgold Resources and Wiluna Mining reporting operations impacted by quarantined workers.
  • Orica crushes material measurement with new FRAGTrack (0) March 25, 2022 Orica crushes material measurement with new FRAGTrackOrica has developed FRAGTrack Crusher, a blast fragmentation technology using artificial intelligence (AI) for material measurement during truck tipping.
  • Rinehart and Twiggy top Australia’s rich list again (0) March 25, 2022 Rinehart and Twiggy top Australia’s rich list againAustralia’s top 10 richest people of 2022 have been revealed with mining magnate Gina Rinehart topping the list for the second year in a row.
  • Plotlogic catches the eye of BHP, Google investors (0) March 25, 2022 Plotlogic catches the eye of BHP, Google investorsPlotLogic, a mining technology start-up, has raised $25 million to support its OreSense geological mapping technology, benefitting customers such as BHP, Anglo American and Glencore.
  • Port of Dampier set for new multi-user wharf (0) March 25, 2022 Port of Dampier set for new multi-user wharfPilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has sought expressions of interest for the design and construction of a new wharf at the Port of Dampier in Western Australia.
  • Mining jobs grow as Anglo appoints new apprentices (0) March 25, 2022 Mining jobs grow as Anglo appoints new apprenticesThe ABS latest Labour Force Survey data showing total mining employment has increased by over 26,000 people in the past year.
  • Karara seeks 2050 expansion (0) March 24, 2022 Karara seeks 2050 expansionKarara Mining has proposed to expand its namesake iron ore project in Western Australia, with a new mine life to 2050 and a production rate of 37Mtpa
  • Gold leads exploration expenditure in the NT (0) March 24, 2022 Gold leads exploration expenditure in the NTMineral exploration expenditure in the Northern Territory is booming with figures from the December quarter up 38 per cent to $45.1 million on the previous period in 2020.  
  • Thunderbird is go with GR Engineering deal (0) March 24, 2022 Thunderbird is go with GR Engineering dealGR Engineering has won a $179.5 million contract with Kimberley Mineral Sands for a processing plant at the Thunderbird operations in WA.
  • Follow the leaders: This month’s executive movements (0) March 24, 2022 Follow the leaders: This month's executive movementsKeep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at DRA Global, Schlam and Gold Industry Group. Engineering group DRA Global managing director and chief executive officer Andrew ...
  • Sandvik to trial 3D printing for machine parts (0) March 24, 2022 Sandvik to trial 3D printing for machine partsSandvik and Boliden are conducting a small-scale trial of 3D manufactured parts that will be installed on underground drill rigs.
  • Weir Minerals and AVEVA band together (0) March 24, 2022 Weir Minerals and AVEVA band togetherWeir Minerals, a leading supplier of equipment and services to the mining industry, and AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, have signed a digital ...
  • SensOre, Unico sign for upscaled exploration tech (0) March 23, 2022 SensOre, Unico sign for upscaled exploration techSensOre has signed with Unico to commercialise its mining exploration technology which improves success rates using artificial intelligence.
  • Engineering skills shortage solution (0) March 23, 2022 Engineering skills shortage solutionEngineers Australia is providing free, fast-tracked skills assessments as part of a Government incentive to address the skills shortage.
  • Mincor gets first nickel from Cassini (0) March 23, 2022 Mincor gets first nickel from CassiniMincor Resources has achieved another first development ore intersected on schedule at the new Cassini nickel mine in Western Australia.
  • Haslett succeeds Bell as Schlam chairperson (0) March 23, 2022 Haslett succeeds Bell as Schlam chairpersonPerth-based mining company Schlam has appointed David Haslett as its new board chairperson, effective from February 1, 2022. 
  • Used equipment back in vogue: Report (0) March 23, 2022 Used equipment back in vogue: ReportUsed equipment sales have skyrocketed in a range of industries over the past 12 months, as tightened supply chains saw buyers getting competitive for locally sourced machines.
  • Alien lands on the Munni Munni (0) March 23, 2022 Alien lands on the Munni MunniAlien Metals has moved to secure one the Australia’s largest platinum group element (PGE) bodies with the 100 per cent acquisition of the Munni Munni project in the Pilbara region ...
  • Australia’s diesel supply secured by storage funding (0) March 22, 2022 Australia's diesel supply secured by storage fundingThe Federal Government has invested in domestic storage of diesel fuel to ensure key industries of mining and agriculture can withstand rising fuel prices caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
  • Austin takes order book to new heights (0) March 22, 2022 Austin takes order book to new heightsAustin Engineering has doubled its order book year-on-year with thanks in part to Australia’s uptake of new Ultima truck trays, despite a challenging market in Western Australia.
  • Fortescue adopts Dyno Nobel differential energy (0) March 22, 2022 Fortescue adopts Dyno Nobel differential energyDyno Nobel to supply Fortescue Metals Group’s Iron Bridge magnetite project in the Pilbara with its differential energy blasting technology.
  • Thiess Rehabilitation turns new leaf in mining services (0) March 22, 2022 Thiess Rehabilitation turns new leaf in mining servicesGlobal mining services company Thiess has launched a standalone rehabilitation business to ensure the responsible planning and undertaking of post-mining operations.
  • Newcrest logs on to Microsoft for improved operations (0) March 22, 2022 Newcrest logs on to Microsoft for improved operationsNewcrest partners with Microsoft, to collaborate on programs of work including the use of digital twins to improve operations.
  • METS set for India export support (0) March 22, 2022 METS set for India export supportA $1.5 million program will help create new export opportunities in India for Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies which will be delivered by Austmine.
  • Glencore sells CSA copper mine to MAC (0) March 21, 2022 Glencore sells CSA copper mine to MACMAC has entered into an agreement with Glencore to acquire the CSA copper mine in the mining jurisdiction of western NSW for $1.48 million.
  • OZ Minerals in world-first battery-electric haulage trial (0) March 21, 2022 OZ Minerals in world-first battery-electric haulage trialOZ Minerals, Janus Electric and Qube have partnered on a world first trial to use battery-electric trucks for heavy haulage across Australia.
  • Silicon, HPA recognised in Critical Minerals Strategy (0) March 21, 2022 Silicon, HPA recognised in Critical Minerals StrategyThe Federal Government has added two more minerals to the critical minerals list as part of its 2022 Critical Minerals Strategy. High purity alumina (HPA) and silicon were added to a ...
  • Whitehaven coal donated to Ukraine, Russian sanctions ramp up (0) March 21, 2022 Whitehaven coal donated to Ukraine, Russian sanctions ramp upThe Federal Government has increased its support of an embattled Ukraine while further sanctioning the invading Russia, with several mining companies chipping in for the cause.
  • MPS approval for Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (0) March 21, 2022 MPS approval for Kalgoorlie Nickel ProjectArdea Resources has received Major Project Status (MPS) for its $1.165 billion Kalgoorlie Nickel Project (KNP) which incorporates a new mine and processing plant in Western Australia.
  • Coffee can replace coal in steel making: UNSW (0) March 18, 2022 Coffee can replace coal in steel making: UNSWThe University of New South Wales has published three papers in favour of replacing coal with coffee grounds and hydrogen in its patented Green Steel technology.
  • Vitrinite highwall changes the coal mining game (0) March 18, 2022 Vitrinite highwall changes the coal mining gameVitrinite has signed Gainwell Engineering to the first contract at the Vulcan coal mine in QLD, for the supply of a highwall mining unit.
  • Investment needed to fill mining skills shortage: MCA (0) March 18, 2022 Investment needed to fill mining skills shortage: MCAAustralia’s mining workforce has grown by more than 20,000 people in the past year and supported 5000 new apprentices as the nation’s unemployment rate continues to fall, according to the ...
  • FLSmidth sets sail for Port of Gladstone (0) March 18, 2022 FLSmidth sets sail for Port of GladstoneFLSmidth will build Gladstone Ports Corporation’s new shiploader 1 and decommission the old shiploader in a safe and sustainable manner.
  • Long-awaited 2021 Prospect Awards winners announced (0) March 18, 2022 Long-awaited 2021 Prospect Awards winners announcedRoy Hill has taken home Australian Mine of the Year at the 2021 Prospect Awards after the awards night took place in Brisbane on Thursday.  
  • TOMRA ore sorter out of this world for Galaxy (0) March 18, 2022 TOMRA ore sorter out of this world for GalaxyTOMRA Mining has been engaged by Galaxy Resources to help process contaminated lithium ore at the Mt Cattlin mine in Western Australia.
  • Rio Tinto takes another step in First Nations protection (0) March 17, 2022 Rio Tinto takes another step in First Nations protectionRio Tinto has welcomed a discussion paper on cultural heritage protection laws, compiled by the Commonwealth Government and the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance.
  • Australia to remain global leader of bauxite production (0) March 17, 2022 Australia to remain global leader of bauxite productionBauxite production in Australia is expected to grow in the coming years with the country to remain the largest global producer of bauxite.
  • Anglo American sets sail with successful biofuel test (0) March 17, 2022 Anglo American sets sail with successful biofuel testAnglo American has successfully trialled biofuel in its chartered shipping fleet to reduce carbon emissions by about 10 per cent.
  • Cat autonomously hauls 1bn tonnes in 2021 (0) March 17, 2022 Cat autonomously hauls 1bn tonnes in 2021Caterpillar trucks equipped with Cat MineStar Command make mining history by autonomously hauling 1.2 billion tonnes of material in 2021.
  • Challenges galore in low-emissions technology (0) March 17, 2022 Challenges galore in low-emissions technologyThe WA Government has partnered with NERA to ask SMEs to submit low-emissions technology solutions to the LETs Pitch WA challenge.
  • Critical minerals research boosted by further funding (0) March 17, 2022 Critical minerals research boosted by further fundingThe Federal Government has committed $50 million over three years to establish the virtual National Critical Minerals Research and Development Centre, which will draw together expertise from CSIRO, Geoscience Australia, ...
  • Terrain Tamer develops alternator solution for underground vehicles (0) March 16, 2022 Terrain Tamer develops alternator solution for underground vehiclesTerrain Tamer has developed a sealed alternator assembly, best suited to heavy duty conditions, for the Toyota Landcruiser VDJ76/78/79 models.
  • Rio Tinto invites industry to wastewater challenge (0) March 16, 2022 Rio Tinto invites industry to wastewater challengeRio Tinto has called on the mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sector to find a solution to remove selected particles from mining water resources.
  • Nickel comes back online after record rally (0) March 16, 2022 Nickel comes back online after record rallyThe London Metals Exchange (LME) will reopen its nickel market from 4pm Western Australia time on Wednesday, March 16, after it was suspended for a week following unsustainable prices about ...
  • Gold prices to keep growing amid Russia-Ukraine conflict (0) March 16, 2022 Gold prices to keep growing amid Russia-Ukraine conflictGold prices are expected to average $US1900 per ounce in 2022, with Fitch Solutions revised price reflecting the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Australia secures domestic supply of critical minerals (0) March 16, 2022 Australia secures domestic supply of critical mineralsThe Federal Government has dedicated $243 million across Australia’s critical minerals industry to reduce the country’s reliance on Chinese resources.
  • Commonwealth pledges $128.5m to streamline environmental approvals (0) March 16, 2022 Commonwealth pledges $128.5m to streamline environmental approvalsAustralia’s mining industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s recent plan to protect the environment while supporting economic recovery and creating jobs in regional communities.
  • Scholar to research integrating EVs into mining (0) March 16, 2022 Scholar to research integrating EVs into miningProfessor Iqbal Husain secures a scholarship to undertake research at Curtin University on the integration of electric vehicles into mining.
  • Coates welcomes newest project manager (0) March 15, 2022 Coates welcomes newest project managerCoates Engineering Solutions (ES) has conducted a Q&A with new Transformation project manager Maykon Capelasso to provide a glimpse into the evolving world of equipment engineering and manufacturing.
  • Swift Networks commences key mining projects (0) March 15, 2022 Swift Networks commences key mining projectsSwift has commenced delivery of seven new projects across Australia’s mining industry including with Rio Tinto, Roy Hill, Strandline, Oz Minerals and South32.
  • South32 expands K2Fly for dams and tailings (0) March 15, 2022 South32 expands K2Fly for dams and tailingsSouth32 has expanded its use of K2Fly software to improve environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance across its Australian and South American operations.
  • Dartbrook coal mine finally wins five-year extension (0) March 15, 2022 Dartbrook coal mine finally wins five-year extensionAustralian Pacific Coal has been granted a five-year extension for mining operations at Dartbrook coal mine following years of legal battles.