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  • Miner evacuates as cyclone approaches (0) January 22, 2010 Mt Gibson Iron Ore has evacuated Koolan Island staff ahead of cyclone Magda.
  • CBH-Toho joint venture agreement (0) January 22, 2010 CBH Resources yesterday announced a $67.5 million deal with its major shareholder, Toho Zinc that will clear 81% of the company’s total debt.
  • Atlas increases resource (0) January 22, 2010 Atlas Iron has seen its resource skyrocket in the last year.
  • Major debt write off (0) January 22, 2010 China Steel Australia has wiped $52 million in debt through a debt equity swap with its lenders.
  • Fortescue goes beyond China (0) January 22, 2010 Fortescue Metals has shipped its first ore to a non-Chinese customer.
  • Drop in coal output for Wesfarmers (0) January 21, 2010 Wesfarmers recorded a decrease in production at all three of its coal mines in the December 2009 quarter.
  • OZ surpasses guidance (0) January 21, 2010 OZ Minerals has exceeded guidance expectations for 2009.
  • Resource sector employer confidence doubles (0) January 21, 2010 A survey has found that 39.9% of employers in the resources sector intend to increase their staff levels over the coming quarter, an increase of 20.4 percentage points.
  • Interest in Paladin (0) January 21, 2010 Paladin Energy may soon be the target of a takeover bid by Canadian miner Cameco.
  • Miner to face ‘sand theft’ charges (0) January 21, 2010 Unimin Australia has been accused of illegally mining and selling sand by-products.
  • Record production for Minara (0) January 20, 2010 Minara Resources has posted record production numbers at its Murrin Murrin operation in WA.
  • Boost for Bass’ Fossey mine (0) January 20, 2010 The Tasmanian EPA has approved Bass Metals’ proposed Fossey Mine at Hellyer.
  • Opinion split over joint venture (0) January 20, 2010 A national survey has revealed divided opinion over the proposed BHP Billiton-Rio Tinto iron ore joint venture.
  • Proposed R&D tax legislation (0) January 20, 2010 Deloitte has released a report on the effects the proposed R&D tax legislation will have on the mining sector.
  • Proposed R&D Tax Changes set to Hurt Miners (0) January 20, 2010 The latest report from Deloitte examining how the new R&D legislation will effect the mining sector.
  • New production records for BHP (0) January 20, 2010 BHP Billiton this morning released its production results for the second half of 2009, revealing new production records for iron ore, nickel and zinc.
  • Centrex Chairman steps down (0) January 19, 2010 The chairman of Centrex Metals has announced his resignation.
  • Grange gets the green light (0) January 19, 2010 Grange Resources has been given environmental approval for its Albany Port Expansion project.
  • Iron ore exports on the way up (0) January 19, 2010 Australia’s iron ore exports are once again nearing record levels.
  • BHP fast-tracks Queensland projects (0) January 19, 2010 BHP Billiton hopes to fast-track the development of the Caval Ridge and Hay Point Coal Terminal Stage 3 Expansion (HPX3) projects with a $288 million investment.
  • Aditya Birla may re-open mines (0) January 19, 2010 Aditya Birla has announced it may re-open its copper mines
  • Dioro saga nears its end (0) January 19, 2010 The long running bidding war for WA gold explorer Dioro Exploration looks to be drawing to a close.
  • Search continues for missing man (0) January 19, 2010 A man has gone missing in the Pilbara region.
  • Greyhound unveils new link (0) January 18, 2010 Greyhound begins a new run targeted at servicing mining shifts.
  • Resource exports fuel national increase (0) January 18, 2010 Australia recorded increased exports in nearly every state and territory in 2009.
  • Successful share sale for Heron (0) January 18, 2010 Heron Resources has netted close to $38 million after selling its shares in Mineral Resources.
  • Lihir chief steps down (0) January 18, 2010 Lihir Gold CEO Arthur Hood has announced his immediate resignation from the company.
  • Murky days ahead for the sunshine state (0) January 18, 2010 A survey of Queensland mining executives has revealed an ageing workforce and an increased demand for skilled workers will hinder the state’s growth in the next decade.
  • Queensland miners face environmental charges (0) January 15, 2010 Miners face charges for alleged waste water contamination.
  • Cape Lambert to drill at Lady Annie (0) January 15, 2010 Cape Lambert will begin drilling at Lady Annie prior to its IPO.
  • Rio cracks iron ore records (0) January 15, 2010 Rio Tinto has reported record numbers for its global iron ore production and sales in 2009.
  • Verve may have to relax (0) January 15, 2010 The WA Government says it may advise Griffin Coal’s biggest customer to waive some conditions of an existing purchase contract.
  • Raw deal for women in mining (0) January 15, 2010 A member of AusIMM’s Women in Mining Committee has told MINING DAILY the gender pay gap at the top levels of the mining industry is three times more than in ...
  • Gold miner Focuses on 100,000 ounces (0) January 15, 2010 Focus Minerals has ambitions of becoming a 100,000 ounce per annum gold producer within 12 months, after completing the $16.96 million refurbishment of its Three Mile Hill mill this week.
  • Sinosteel Midwest clear final hurdle (0) January 14, 2010 Sinosteel Midwest receives final approvals from WA Government.
  • ERA reports falls in uranium production (0) January 14, 2010 ERA’s December 2009 quarter report has shown a drop in overall production.
  • Griffin debts mount $1 billion (0) January 14, 2010 Griffin Coal’s debts may be greater than was originally thought.
  • ‘Robust’ results for Cazaly (0) January 14, 2010 A pre-feasibility study has revealed “robust economics” for Cazaly Resources’ Parker Range iron ore project in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia.
  • Board dispute leads to resignation (0) January 14, 2010 Norton Gold Fields’ managing director Jon Parker has resigned after a disagreement with the company’s board.
  • Gender pay gap doubled in 2009, AusIMM (0) January 14, 2010 A study of remuneration trends and employment practices in the Australian mining industry has revealed a large rise in the gender pay gap as the economy slowed last year.
  • Skills shortage on the horizon (0) January 13, 2010 Economics analyst Peter Kenyon told MINING DAILY that a return to boom mining conditions will mean another skills shortage in WA.
  • Mount Gibson restarts Extension Hill project (0) January 13, 2010 Mount Gibson Iron hopes to complete construction of its Extension Hill iron ore project within the next 15 months at a cost of $80 million.
  • Rio negotiates new collective agreements (0) January 13, 2010 Rio Tinto has agreed to enter into new negotiations for collective work agreements.
  • Esperance lead levels safe for humans, Golder report (0) January 13, 2010 Golder Associates has declared the last traces of lead carbonate dust at Esperance in Western Australia no longer pose a risk to humans.
  • Water at the top of Cadia conditions (0) January 13, 2010 The conditions of consent for the planned Cadia East mine expansion have sought to protect the water supplies of local landowners.
  • Trucks & Transport (0) January 12, 2010 Australian Mining is now calling for editorial contributions to the February Trucks & Transport feature.
  • Product Focus: Instrumentation & Process Control (0) January 12, 2010 Australian Mining calls for editorial contributions to the February Product Focus: Instrumentation & Process Control.
  • China closes Rio spy investigation (0) January 12, 2010 Chinese officials have concluded their espionage investigation of Rio Tinto’s Stern Hu.
  • Joint-venture alumina refinery in WA (0) January 12, 2010 Chinese state-owned company Yankuang will provide 75% of the funds necessary to build an alumina refinery in Western Australia, after signing an agreement with Bauxite Resources yesterday.
  • Port agreement reached (0) January 12, 2010 A deal has been struck to ship iron ore through South Australia.
  • A shrinking loss for Alcoa (0) January 12, 2010 Alcoa has recorded a significantly reduced loss for the final quarter of 2009.
  • Iron ore juniors revel in spot price rise (0) January 12, 2010 Foster Stockbroking analyst Michael Evans has told MINING DAILY the share prices of junior iron miners should continue to rise in the medium term.
  • Bulk Materials Handling: Conveyors and Conveyor Maintenance (0) January 12, 2010 Australian Mining is now calling for editorial contributions to the February Bulk Materials Handling feature.
  • Health hazards for miners in the sun (0) January 11, 2010 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy has released a report outlining the hazards of UV exposure for miners.
  • Griffin assures workers despite collapse (0) January 11, 2010 Griffin Coal reassures workers of their jobs despite entering administration
  • Mining investments fuel top ranked WA economy (0) January 11, 2010 The CommSec State of the States report, released today, lists Western Australia as the nation’s fastest growing economy, thanks to an increase in mining investment and construction.
  • CBH considering approach (0) January 11, 2010 CBH Resources has confirmed reports of a possible takeover bid.
  • Controversial expansion approved (0) January 11, 2010 The NSW Government has approved the expansion of the Cadia East mine near Orange amid local fears over increased water use.
  • Rio to ship iron ore to India (0) December 18, 2009 Rio Tinto has announced its plan to ship iron ore to India later this month.
  • The top 10 groundbreaking events of 2009 – 5 to 1 (0) December 18, 2009 In this final issue for 2009, MINING DAILY will list and explore the top five stories that have impacted the industry during the year.
  • Coal expansion sees approval despite dispute (0) December 17, 2009 Peabody Energy’s Wollongong colliery is approved for expansion in the face of protests.
  • Major copper agreement (0) December 17, 2009 Copper miner GBM Resources has signed an agreement with the largest buyer of copper concentrate in the world.
  • Karratha accommodation on the way (0) December 17, 2009 The tenders to build Karratha’s first high rise accommodation could be available to contractors as early as next week.
  • The top 10 groundbreaking events of 2009 – 10 to 6 (0) December 17, 2009 Over these final two issues of 2009, MINING DAILY will list and explore the top 10 stories that have impacted the industry during the year.
  • Carbon capture shut out from funding (0) December 17, 2009 The head of a greenhouse gas research group has told MINING DAILY that being excluded from funding at the Copenhagen summit does not represent a major setback for carbon capture ...
  • All EARS to the ground (0) December 16, 2009 The WA Department of Minerals and Resources has released an updated environmental approvals system.
  • Microorganisms boost minesite rehabilitation (0) December 16, 2009 ACARP has released a study espousing the benefits of microorganism use at former minesites undergoing rehabilitation.
  • Mirabela unveils financial plans (0) December 16, 2009 Mirabela Nickel has revealed its intentions for further capital raising.
  • Q Copper drops its price (0) December 16, 2009 An investor withdrawal has forced Q Copper to revise its planned IPO.
  • Breakthrough in chemical processing robotics (0) December 16, 2009 Alcoa has announced the development of one of the most complex chemical processing robots in the world.
  • Mine approvals to be fast tracked (0) December 15, 2009 Queensland mining and resources industry experts will convene today to improve the exploration and development approval processes.
  • Plant ready for new Endeavors (0) December 15, 2009 The paste plant at CBH Resources’ Endeavor Mine has been successfully recommissioned.
  • Fortescue officially on board for iron ore project (0) December 15, 2009 Positive trial mining results have seen Fortescue Metals officially endorse the development of its East Pilbara iron ore joint venture with BC Iron.
  • Talison withdraws from listing (0) December 15, 2009 Talison pulls out of IPO after bid falls short.
  • Battle for Polaris has a winner (0) December 15, 2009 Minerals Resources has emerged victorious over Lion-Asia Resources in the long-running bidding war to acquire junior explorer Polaris Metals.
  • Esperance prepared for Ravensthorpe (0) December 14, 2009 The Port of Esperance is ready to take Ravensthorpe’s nickel, Colin Barnett says.
  • Iron ore price shakeups ahead (0) December 14, 2009 In the final part of a series of exclusive outlooks for the global metals markets in 2010, MINING DAILY and IBISWorld examine the future of the iron ore sector.
  • Rio after a fresh start with new iron ore negotiator (0) December 14, 2009 Danny Goeman will be Rio Tinto’s new envoy to the Asian iron ore market when benchmark price negotiations get underway later this month.
  • Support for national safety laws (0) December 14, 2009 The NSW Minerals Council believes a uniform set of OH&S laws will help to better protect Australia’s mining workers.
  • North Goonyella strike talks delayed (0) December 14, 2009 Negotiations between the CFMEU and Peabody Energy to resolve the long-running dispute at the North Goonyella mine have been postponed, MINING DAILY has been told.
  • Crane injury prompts safety alert (0) December 11, 2009 Industry and Investment NSW has released a safety alert after a worker was struck by a falling crane A-frame.
  • Stellar rise for gold in 2010 (0) December 11, 2009 In the penultimate edition of a series of exclusive outlooks for the global metals markets in 2010, MINING DAILY and IBISWorld find out whether the growth of gold will continue.
  • Call to end Woomera uncertainty (0) December 11, 2009 SACOME chief executive Jason Kuchel has told MINING DAILY the Federal Department of Defence must establish a clear set of guidelines for mining companies hoping to access the Woomera Prohibited ...
  • Reduced workforce for Ravensthorpe (0) December 11, 2009 First Quantum says its plans for restarting the Ravensthorpe nickel mine include a workforce roughly one third its original size.
  • ACCC approves Hunter export contracts (0) December 11, 2009 The ACCC has given the go ahead to the Hunter Valley’s long-term coal export plan.
  • Silver to rise, lead and zinc to fall (0) December 10, 2009 In the third part of a series of exclusive outlooks for the global metals markets in 2010, MINING DAILY and IBISWorld forecast likely movements in the sliver, lead and zinc ...
  • 3D cameras offer a Deep Vision (0) December 10, 2009 Deep Vision 3D will commercialise a new three-dimensional video camera that can be used in hostile underground mining environments.
  • Australian Mining’s 2010 Product Directory (0) December 10, 2009 Australian Mining will publish a special product directory in the January issue of the magazine, as a guide to the latest products released by key industry suppliers in 2009.
  • Ravensthorpe gets a new owner (0) December 10, 2009 Canadian miner First Quantum Minerals says it is committed to both the Ravensthorpe mine and its local community.
  • Victoria puts a stop to coal plans (0) December 10, 2009 The Victorian Government will no longer go ahead with plans to export brown coal to India.
  • Queensland to float coal freight rail (0) December 9, 2009 The proposed IPO of Queensland Rail has seen a backlash across the State.
  • Mining jobs expected to increase in 2010 (0) December 9, 2009 Mining is forecast to see another boom in job numbers early next year, Manpower managing director tells MINING DAILY.
  • Western Areas sells Kagara nickel (0) December 9, 2009 Western Areas has secured an extended off-take agreement with BHP Billiton Nickel West to sell an additional 2000 tonnes of nickel concentrate mined from Kagara’s Lounge Lizard deposit.
  • Cautious optimism for nickel (0) December 9, 2009 In the second part of a series of exclusive outlooks for the global metals markets in 2010, MINING DAILY and IBISWorld forecast trends for nickel prices.
  • Government to spend big on carbon capture (0) December 9, 2009 The Federal Government is set to spend $120 million testing carbon capture and storage technology.
  • Mine camps boost sustainable design (0) December 8, 2009 Sinclair Knight Merz has outlined the benefits of including sustainable design practices when planning mine camps and villages.
  • Steady as she goes for copper (0) December 8, 2009 In the first of a series of exclusive outlooks for the global metals markets in 2010, MINING DAILY and IBISWorld forecast what is in store for copper prices.
  • Coal miners to have their say (0) December 8, 2009 Union representatives will give the Australian coal industry a voice at a climate change forum in Copenhagen next week.
  • Rio makes hydrogen energy investment (0) December 8, 2009 Rio Tinto has switched its carbon capture and storage investments towards coal.
  • Joint venture resistance on the horizon (0) December 8, 2009 Multiple steel making countries have voiced concerns about BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto’s proposed iron ore partnership.
  • Senate focus on Murray Darling mining (0) December 7, 2009 The Senate has released a report highlighting the potential effects of mining on agriculture and water across the Murray Darling Basin.
  • Chinese approval for Felix takeover (0) December 7, 2009 The largest Chinese investment in Australia’s resources sector to date has been approved by one of China’s regulatory authorities.
  • Science teachers gain insight into resources (0) December 7, 2009 A group of Queensland science teachers are this week attending a workshop in Mackay to gain an understanding of how the resources sector manages environmental impacts.
  • Turnbull launches climate attack on Abbott (0) December 7, 2009 Malcolm Turnbull has savaged Tony Abbott’s views on climate change action.
  • BHP and Rio look for further approvals (0) December 7, 2009 BHP and Rio still require regulator approval for their proposed iron ore joint venture.
  • Calls to scrap coal mines in Liverpool (0) December 4, 2009 The Senate has begun investigating the potential adverse effects of coal mining on the Liverpool Floodplains.
  • Xstrata approves $589 million facelift for Ernest Henry Mining (0) December 4, 2009 Xstrata Copper has approved a $589 million investment to transform its open-cut Ernest Henry Mining to an underground mine and become Queensland’s first iron ore producer.
  • Metals outlook for 2010 (0) December 4, 2009 MINING DAILY will feature exclusive forecasts for the base metals markets in 2010 every day from next Monday.
  • Bringing together mining and agriculture (0) December 4, 2009 The Queensland Government has taken steps to improve the relationship between farmers and miners.
  • Broken pipeline on the agenda (0) December 4, 2009 MMG Century’s new general manager has made fixing the mine’s broken zinc pipeline his short term priority.
  • Major WA contract awarded (0) December 4, 2009 Doric Constructions has been awarded one of the most hotly contested mining services contracts in WA.
  • New guidelines for safer mining (0) December 3, 2009 A new program has been released to help manage worker fatigue on mine sites, the Mine Safety Advisory Council Chairman tells MINING DAILY.
  • First graduates of new mining certificate (24) December 3, 2009 The first batch of high school students has successfully completed the new national Certificate II in Resource and Infrastructure Work Preparation course.
  • CSIRO to hold minerals processing conference (0) December 3, 2009 A CSIRO conference scheduled for Melbourne next week will highlight the importance of computational fluid dynamics modelling to minerals processing technology.
  • Sino moves closer to takeover (0) December 3, 2009 Sino Gold shareholders have voted in favour of a takeover deal with Canada’s Eldorado Gold Corporation.
  • Industry welcomes ETS delay (0) December 3, 2009 Minerals Council of Australia chief executive Mitch Hooke told MINING DAILY that the ETS delay is a chance to get the legislation right.
  • FIRB approves Metals X transactions (0) December 2, 2009 The FIRB has approved the sale of 60% of Metals X’s Tasmanian tin assets to the world’s largest tin miner, Yunnan Tin Group.
  • Mixed success for Rio Tinto divestment (0) December 2, 2009 Rio Tinto has completed the $377.4 million divestment of Alcan Composites to Swiss machinery group Schweiter Technologies, but the 56% sale of the Alcan Engineered Products Cable division has fallen ...
  • Senate votes against ETS (0) December 2, 2009 Tony Abbott’s election as leader of the Opposition sounds the death knell for the current emissions trading scheme.
  • Warwick approves Atlas merger (0) December 2, 2009 Warwick Resources shareholders have unanimously approved the merger with Atlas.
  • How high will gold rise? (0) December 2, 2009 Despite breaking through the US$1200 per ounce mark overnight, an analyst told MINING DAILY it was unrealistic for gold to become the world’s main foreign reserve and was cautious on ...
  • Heap leaching at Radio Hill (0) December 1, 2009 Fox Resources will begin the construction of a base metals heap leaching operation at its Radio Hill operation in the Pilbara.
  • OZ Minerals targets copper (0) December 1, 2009 OZ Minerals managing director Terry Burgess yesterday told shareholders the company would focus its efforts on maximising copper production and investing in new assets in 2010.
  • Port expansion sets the standard (0) December 1, 2009 Sinclair Knight Merz has outlined how its management of the Dampier Port expansion has set new international benchmarks for project delivery.
  • Atlas happy with port access (0) December 1, 2009 Atlas Iron has confirmed a deal with Fortescue Metals that it says will give it sufficient port access to maintain exports.
  • Aluminium fears emissions trading delays (0) December 1, 2009 The Australian Aluminium Association believes the current emissions trading scheme is the best the plan is going to get.
  • Spot prices set to jump in 2010 (0) December 1, 2009 The new year may see a 20% increase in iron ore spot prices.
  • OZ – IMX exploration joint venture (0) November 30, 2009 OZ Minerals and IMX Resources have announced a joint venture proposal to explore and develop copper-gold projects in South Australia.
  • Australia returns as second largest gold producer (0) November 30, 2009 Australia is once again the world’s second largest gold producer and should remain so for the foreseeable future, Surbiton Associates said yesterday.
  • Double the profits for Macmahon (0) November 30, 2009 Mining services and civil engineering firm Macmahon expects to double its after tax profits in the 2010 financial year.
  • Karara construction under way (0) November 30, 2009 Construction of the $1.8 billion Karara iron ore project in Western Australia officially got under way on the weekend.
  • Anger at second export proposal (0) November 30, 2009 News of a potential second proposal to export minerals through Port Lincoln in South Australia has angered the town’s mayor.
  • WA combines energy bureaus (0) November 27, 2009 The Western Australian Government has integrated the Sustainable Energy Development Office into the Office of Energy.
  • Faragher approves Southdown iron ore mine (0) November 27, 2009 Australia’s largest magnetite producer Grange Resources has got the green light to build its second iron ore export project.
  • BHP sees continued Chinese strength (0) November 27, 2009 BHP chief Marius Kloppers says a strong Chinese market will remain his company’s focus.
  • Western Australia project revival (0) November 27, 2009 The defunct Windimurra Vandium project in WA is set to be revived by Mineral Resources.
  • WA Safety Show set for 2010 (0) November 27, 2009 Upcoming WA Safety Show to highlight the latest developments in industrial OH&S.
  • Native title deal struck (0) November 26, 2009 A long running native title claim surrounding the Ranger uranium mine in NT has reached a resolution.
  • Joint bid for Ravensthorpe expected (0) November 26, 2009 Minara and China Metallurgical are expected to join bids to acquire BHP’s Ravensthorpe nickel mine.
  • Q&A: Manfred Wutzlhofer, bauma 2010 (0) November 26, 2009 In a MINING DAILY exclusive, Michael Mills spoke to Messe Munchen chief executive Manfred Wutzlhofer about the world’s largest trade show, bauma 2010 and the equipment and machinery that will ...
  • CPRS no windfall, NSW Minerals Council (0) November 26, 2009 Another coal industry group has attacked the Government’s proposed amendments to the CPRS.
  • Q&A: Mike O’Brien, MetroCoal chief executive (0) November 25, 2009 In a MINING DAILY exclusive, Michael Mills spoke with Mike O’Brien, the chief executive of emerging coal-based energy company MetroCoal, about the future of Underground Coal Gasification as an alternative ...
  • Lithium miner Talison to list (0) November 25, 2009 Increased global demand in lithium provides impetus for Talison’s IPO
  • Monadelphous remains confident (0) November 25, 2009 Engineering group Monadelphous expects to match its record revenue numbers from last year.
  • Coal industry not happy with CPRS amendments (0) November 25, 2009 The coal industry says that the newly increased assistance in the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme is inadequate.
  • Lion ups bid after ASIC bars relief (0) November 24, 2009 After ASIC barred an attempt to remove a key condition from its Polaris takeover bid, Lion-Asia Resources yesterday made a last-ditch effort to trump rival Mineral Resources by raising its ...
  • The essentials of sustainable planning and design (0) November 24, 2009 Sinclair Knight Merz has detailed the importance of sustainable project planning and design in an article published on its website.
  • No timetable for pipeline restart (0) November 24, 2009 A schedule is yet to be set for the completion of repairs to a damaged zinc pipeline at MMG Century mine.
  • Golden deal complete (0) November 24, 2009 A Chinese company has made a move into the WA gold market.
  • New IR laws may unbalance pay levels (0) November 24, 2009 A new industrial relations system could put highly skilled workers at a salary disadvantage.
  • Parker Centre recognises top research (0) November 23, 2009 The Parker Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) has awarded its Research Collaboration Award to a team of CSIRO and Curtin University scientists carrying out hydrometallurgy research.
  • Banks support China First (0) November 23, 2009 Clive Palmer’s $7.5 billion ‘China First’ coal mine and infrastructure project will have the financial support of at least one major Chinese bank, Resourcehouse has announced.
  • Lion relief application (0) November 23, 2009 Lion-Asia has applied for relief to waive the minimum acceptance condition on to its offer for Polaris Metals
  • Mine death in NT (0) November 23, 2009 A mine worker has been killed in an accident overnight in the Northern Territory.
  • Death toll rises in China coal blast (0) November 23, 2009 Dozens of workers have been killed in a mine explosion in China over the weekend.
  • Wesfarmers Curragh takes out national export award (0) November 23, 2009 Wesfarmers Curragh has emerged victorious at the 47th Australian Export Awards.
  • Marathon question SA mining plan (0) November 20, 2009 Uranium miner Marathon Resources has questioned the clarity of the SA Government’s mining plan for the Flinders Ranges.
  • Rail access still on Fortescue’s radar (0) November 20, 2009 Andrew Forrest is adamant Fortescue will not build another railway line in the Pilbara.
  • An algal solution to emissions (0) November 20, 2009 Today will see the unveiling of a new technology designed to capture greenhouse emissions from coal and gas fired power stations.
  • Garrett approves Balmoral South (0) November 20, 2009 Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has given the green light for Australasian Resources to develop its $2.7 billion Balmoral South iron ore project in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
  • FIRB approves Centrex investment (0) November 20, 2009 Chinese company Baotou Iron & Steel is set to invest up to $40 million in a joint venture with iron ore producer Centrex Metals.
  • Report stresses tyre handling safety (0) November 19, 2009 The WA Dept. of Mines and Petroleum has urged the importance of tyre handling safety, after a number of fatalities in recent years.
  • What is mine is yours, Navigator (0) November 19, 2009 Navigator Resources and Mega Uranium may enter into an agreement to share the infrastructure and services available on their adjacent mine projects.
  • China First now a Major Project (0) November 19, 2009 Waratah Coal’s proposed $7.5 billion ‘China First’ coal mine in central Queensland has been fast-tracked by the Federal Government.
  • FIRB clears Chinese for Moly investment (0) November 19, 2009 FIRB approval allows for investment into Australia’s first major Molybdenum mine.
  • More foreign investment needed, Kloppers (0) November 19, 2009 BHP chief Marius Kloppers believes Australia needs more foreign investment to ensure the future of its resources industry.
  • Vale flags iron ore benchmark negotiations (0) November 18, 2009 Brazilian mining giant Vale wants to kick-off iron ore benchmark price negotiations for 2010-11 some time this month.
  • Legend seals deal for phosphate mine (0) November 18, 2009 Chinese fertiliser producer Wengfu has made a deal with Legend International to investigate the feasibility of a phosphate mine in Mt Isa.
  • Public Environmental Review for Oakajee (0) November 18, 2009 The Oakajee Port and Rail project will be assessed at the Public Environmental Review (PER) level by the WA Environmental Protection Authority.
  • Fortescue rail access threatens BHP iron ore (0) November 18, 2009 BHP has claimed that Fortescue’s access to its railways will result in substantial losses for its iron ore.
  • Thumbs up for Catalpa-Lion merger (0) November 18, 2009 Catalpa Resources has ticked the final box in its goal to become a mid-tier gold producer, after the company’s shareholders yesterday approved a merger with Lion Selection’s gold assets.
  • Cape Lambert spins off Lady Annie for $214m IPO (0) November 18, 2009 Cape Lambert’s divestment becomes largest IPO of the year.
  • Scheme to paint the red centre green (0) November 17, 2009 Could a plantation scheme announced by Central Petroleum yesterday illuminate a pathway for the resources sector to reduce its environmental footprint and boost regional employment?
  • New CO2 conversion concept (0) November 17, 2009 The University of Queensland has engaged in a research program with energy storage company Bicarb Sequestration to study the feasibility of using land-bound salt beds as a medium for isolating ...
  • New South Wales welcomes new Minerals Minister (0) November 17, 2009 Following a sudden cabinet re-shuffle, NSW sees the instalment of a new Minister for Minerals.
  • Euro steelmakers petition to block bid (0) November 17, 2009 A merger of BHP and Rio’s Australian iron ore assets could increase benchmark prices, Euro steelmakers say.
  • Environmental approval for Chinese plant (0) November 16, 2009 Galaxy Resources is another step closer to building its lithium carbonate Plant in China, after obtaining environmental approval from the Jiangsu Province Environmental Bureau.
  • Research hub for resources sector (0) November 16, 2009 A $116 million Resources and Chemistry research centre – one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere – has been opened at WA’s Curtin University of Technology.
  • Canadians considering Ravensthorpe bid (0) November 16, 2009 Ravensthorpe sees mounting interest from foreign bidders.
  • WA Index continues growth (0) November 16, 2009 The market capitalisation of WA companies in the Deloitte WA Index increased marginally, bucking the global downward trend.
  • NSW Minerals Council defends CPRS claims (0) November 16, 2009 NSW Minerals Council CEO Nikki Williams talks exclusively with MINING DAILY to refute union claims that the coal industry will not be adversely affected by the CPRS.
  • Minerals Down Under director Dr Peter Lilly’s address in full (0) November 13, 2009 The full transcript of CSIRO’s Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship director Dr Peter Lilly’s keynote address at the 6th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Lilly’s 2030 vision (0) November 13, 2009 In a MINING DAILY exclusive, CSIRO Minerals Research Flagship director Dr Peter Lilly gives his predictions on the state of Australian mining science and technology by 2030.
  • Miners come to a head on native title (0) November 13, 2009 Two miners have gone to the Supreme Court over a native title disagreement.
  • Fortescue to decide on $3.6 billion iron ore mine (0) November 13, 2009 Fortescue will soon decide on the construction of its Solomon Mine project.
  • Mincor positive for the future (0) November 13, 2009 Nickel miner Mincor Resources believes it has weathered the financial storm and is confident as it moves into the future.
  • Injury reduction a chief concern (0) November 13, 2009 Reducing the number of injuries has proved to be the chief OH&S concern among Australian companies, according to a new survey.
  • Clean coal technology unlikely, Macfarlane (0) November 12, 2009 The Opposition has dismissed the immediate viability of clean coal. technology
  • Mining executives among top earners (0) November 12, 2009 Two executives from the mining industry have placed among the top five highest paid company executives in Australia.
  • Goonyella strikes due to permanent staff cuts (0) November 12, 2009 A source familiar with the situation has told MINING DAILY that recent industrial action at Peabody’s North Goonyella coal mine will intensify as the company is set to begin culling ...
  • BC Iron secures off-take agreement (0) November 11, 2009 BC Iron has secured finance for its Nullagine joint venture iron ore project, thanks to a $53.8 million off-take agreement with a Hong Kong-based industrial and trading company.
  • Ultrasound imaging a seismic shift for explorers (1) November 11, 2009 Seismic imaging technology commonly used in the oil and gas industry is now available for minerals explorers and mine planners through a new company.
  • Industrial action at North Goonyella, expected to intensify (0) November 11, 2009 In an exclusive, the CFMEU tells MINING DAILY of the intensifying industrial action at North Goonyella.
  • Rio chief flags JV benefits (0) November 11, 2009 Rio chief Tom Albanese has said that a pairing of his company and BHP Billiton is needed to satisfy a huge increase in Chinese demand for iron ore.
  • Safety awards from coast to coast (0) November 11, 2009 The past week has seen mine safety awards handed out in both Queensland and Western Australia.
  • Best ways to tackle minesite tailings disposal (0) November 10, 2009 Sinclair Knight Merz has outlined effective ways to dispose of minesite tailings in an article published on its website.
  • Shareholders vote down director remuneration (0) November 10, 2009 The secretary of Western Areas has told MINING DAILY that the company’s shareholders were not justified in last week voting against a remuneration package for the non-executive directors.
  • Chalco delays $2.2bn alumina refinery construction (0) November 10, 2009 Chalco delays plan for alumina refinery
  • New generation of guidelines (0) November 10, 2009 The CSIRO has released a new set of guidelines for open pit slope design that it calls the first such manual in the past 30 years.
  • MMG takes out rescue competition (0) November 10, 2009 MMG Rosebery has beat out teams from five other mines to come out on top at the Tasmanian Mine Rescue Competition.