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  • 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.
  • Prospect Awards Winners Issue (0) November 10, 2009 Australian Mining profiles the all of the winners in the sixth annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Metals Outlook 2010 (0) November 10, 2009 Australian Mining calls for editorial contributions to the December Metals Outlook 2010 feature.
  • Lobby groups strike new alliance (0) November 9, 2009 The Western Australian Chamber of Minerals & Energy and the Minerals Council of Australia have reportedly reached a compromise in their talks that will ensure the state body retains some ...
  • Flow-through tax offsets a must, Flinders Mines (0) November 9, 2009 The chairman of Flinders Mines has called for a flow-through share scheme for junior minerals explorers, calling it a “make-or-break juncture for many cash-strapped juniors.”
  • BHP to begin repairs at Olympic Dam, contractor numbers to shrink (0) November 9, 2009 The damaged shaft at Olympic Dam forces BHP to move its maintenance forward
  • Positive step in Ravensthorpe (0) November 9, 2009 A new lithium operation may help to kickstart a turnaround for the embattled Ravensthorpe community.
  • Union slams coal industry’s CPRS claims (0) November 9, 2009 The Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union has told MINING DAILY that the coal industry’s cries for help in the face of emissions trading are unfounded.
  • Barnett opens Galaxy’s Mt Cattlin spodumene project (0) November 6, 2009 Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett was on hand today to officially open lithium producer Galaxy Resources’ Mt Cattlin spodumene project near Ravensthorpe.
  • CREC receives FIRB approval for RMA Energy takeover (0) November 6, 2009 Chinese company CREC Resources yesterday announced it had received FIRB approval for its proportional takeover of RMA Energy.
  • Galaxy secures mining approval for Mt Cattlin (0) November 6, 2009 Galaxy Resources yesterday announced it had secured mining approval for its Mt Cattlin Spodumene project from the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum.
  • Sinosteel gets green light for Koolanooka/Blue Hills (0) November 6, 2009 Sinosteel Midwest yesterday announced Western Australian Environment Minister Donna Faragher had approved the Koolanooka/Blue Hills direct shipping ore (DSO) project in the State’s mid-west region.
  • Boom times to return within three years, analyst (0) November 6, 2009 BIS Shrapnel has predicted the Australian commodities markets will return to force in three years and warned that investments are needed to avoid the skills and infrastructure constraints that hampered ...
  • Native Title Tribunal releases mining DVD (0) November 6, 2009 The Native Title Tribunal has released a DVD designed to assist resources sector in navigating the process, Tribunal President Graeme Neat told MINING DAILY.
  • Safety Show draws thousands (0) November 6, 2009 The Safety Show in Sydney draws huge crowds for the latest in products and developments.
  • Leighton chief blames salary on US bosses (0) November 6, 2009 Leighton Holdings chief executive Wal King has offered shareholders a surprising defence for his $12.6 million annual salary.
  • QLD Treasurer sees royalty imbalance (0) November 6, 2009 Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser told MINING DAILY that the existing mining royalties system should be amended to address an imbalance in payments.
  • FIRB approves $271 million China iron ore investment (0) November 5, 2009 The FIRB has paved the way for Chinese state-owned steel producer WISCO to make a $271 million investment in South Australian iron ore developer Centrex Metals.
  • Boart Longyear wins ‘Vendor of the Year’ (0) November 5, 2009 BHP has recognised Boart Longyear for its safety programs and client services.
  • No ill feeling on Troy board, Benson (0) November 5, 2009 In a MINING DAILY exclusive, ousted Troy Resources director and chief executive Paul Benson said the recent dispute with former chairman John Jones would not harm the working relationship of ...
  • BHP consolidates with Mining Hub (0) November 5, 2009 BHP Billiton has taken a major step in substantially ramping up its Pilbara iron ore production with the completion of its Newman Mining Hub.
  • If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it (0) November 5, 2009 A proposed plan to deny mining states their incoming mining royalties has led to loud opposition from some state governments.
  • Jones regains control in Trojan conflict (0) November 4, 2009 Former Troy Resources chairman John Jones has wrestled back some control over the company, after successfully ousting both its founder and chief executive officer from the board.
  • Boart Longyear rubs out 90% of debt with raised capital (0) November 4, 2009 A successful $770 million capital raising will allow drilling services provider Boart Longyear to cut its debts by around 90%.
  • Daunia Coal Mine receives environmental approval (0) November 4, 2009 BHP Billiton’s Daunia Coal mine has received approval for its environmental impact statement from the Queensland Government.
  • Salary disapproval (0) November 4, 2009 Leighton Holdings’ board is expected hear loud shouts of disapproval from investors at its annual meeting tomorrow over the company’s latest pay report.
  • Gold set to overtake status of US dollar, analyst (0) November 4, 2009 Will gold soon replace US dollars as a preferred reserve for federal governments?
  • Rio improves ship loading infrastructure (0) November 4, 2009 Rio Tinto is upgrading its ship loading infrastructure at the Dampier Salt operation in Port Hedland.
  • Ramelius extends Dioro offer, again (0) November 3, 2009 Ramelius Resources yesterday extended the closing date for its takeover bid for Dioro Exploration by a month to 2 December.
  • Strong results for Hill End Gold (0) November 3, 2009 Hill End Gold recorded a strong gold production result of 1,612 ounces from 5,673 tonnes of ore at its eponymous project in NSW during the September quarter.
  • Minara pursuing Ravensthorpe acquisition (0) November 3, 2009 Nickel miner Minara Resources has announced it is exploring options to acquire BHP Billiton’s Ravensthorpe nickel laterite mine.
  • Rio won’t respond to ‘unfair’ tactics (0) November 3, 2009 Rio Tinto iron ore chief executive Sam Walsh said the company will not respond to any unfair tactics when attempting to negotiate a benchmark iron ore price with China.
  • Chinalco reportedly turned down invitation (0) November 3, 2009 Chinese mining company Chinalco earlier this year knocked back an invitation to become a formation partner in the joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton, The Australian has reported ...
  • Australian coal exports at risk, Rio (0) November 3, 2009 Rio Tinto chief executive Tom Albanese has warned that continued congestion at the Port of Newcastle is a danger to the future of Australia’s coal exports to Asia.
  • FIRB paves way for Aquila investment (0) November 2, 2009 The Foreign Investment Review Board has approved Chinese state-owned steel producer Baosteel’s $286 million investment into Pilbara iron ore miner Aquila Resources.
  • Lion-Asia bid exempt from FIRB approval (0) November 2, 2009 Lion-Asia Resources’ last week announced its 70 cents per share all-cash takeover offer for Polaris Metals was exempt from FIRB assessment.
  • Esperance Port Authority pleads guilty to pollution charges (0) November 2, 2009 The Esperance Port Authority has been fined $525,000 after pleading guilty to charges of lead pollution and emitting nickel odour.
  • Strategic research alliance (0) November 2, 2009 The CSIRO has entered a $25 million strategic research alliance with mining services company Orica.
  • Rio to increase spending (0) November 2, 2009 Chief executive Tom Albanese believes Rio Tinto has successfully weathered significant financial difficulties and is now well positioned to pursue major future growth projects.
  • Aquarius Platinum records 66% drop in revenue (0) October 30, 2009 Aquarius Platinum has seen a revenue drop of 66% to US$311 million for the 2009 financial year.
  • Kloppers flags slowing near-term Chinese demand (0) October 30, 2009 BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers voiced his belief that the Chinese inventory build-up had concluded and iron ore demand would pull back.
  • Paladin drops guidance (0) October 30, 2009 Paladin has dropped its 2010 financial guidance by up to 15% following slower production ramp up.
  • Q&A: Mick Buffier, NSW Minerals Council chairman (0) October 30, 2009 In a MINING DAILY exclusive, Michael Mills spoke to incoming NSW Minerals Council chairman Mick Buffier.
  • Skills shortage set to increase (0) October 30, 2009 A survey has found a skills shortage in the Australian workforce is set to increase within 12 months as world economies continue to rebound.
  • CMIC seeks more funds for Emergent project (0) October 29, 2009 Emergent Resources yesterday said its Chinese joint venture partner, China Metallurgical Investment (CMIC), was looking for extra funds to continue its investment in the Beyondie iron ore project.
  • Bandanna completes Korean investment (0) October 29, 2009 Queensland coal developer Bandanna Energy yesterday announced Korean energy group SAMTAN had completed its acquisition of a 10% equity stake in the company.
  • Future of Australian coal: University of Queensland releases study (0) October 29, 2009 Continued use of coal and deployment of clean coal technologies is crucial for Australia’s energy and economic future, according to a report from the University of Queensland
  • ACCC proposes Hunter Valley port solution (0) October 29, 2009 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a draft proposing approval of Capacity Framework Arrangements for a solution towards the current capacity constraints in the Hunter Valley coal ...
  • Rio increases stake in Ivanhoe (0) October 29, 2009 Rio Tinto has increased its ownership stake in Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines to 19.7% as part of an agreement to develop the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold project in Mongolia
  • Lynas raises more capital in wake of investment collapse (0) October 29, 2009 Rare earths explorer Lynas Corporation has completed a $170 million capital raising that will be used to fund its Mt Weld project in WA.
  • Toro lodges Wiluna uranium environmental framework (0) October 28, 2009 Toro Energy this morning announced it had submitted the environmental framework application for its Wiluna Uranium Project to the Western Australian and Federal Governments.
  • Metals X awaiting FIRB approvals (0) October 28, 2009 Australia’s largest tin producer, Metals X, is waiting for Federal Government consent to Chinese-firm APAC Resources taking an equity stake in the miner.
  • FerrAus calls for shareholder approval (0) October 28, 2009 FerrAus chairman John Nyvlt yesterday called on the company’s shareholders to approve the bid by China Railways Materials (CRM) to take a 12% stake in the iron ore producer.
  • Plan for mining SA wilderness (0) October 28, 2009 The South Australian Government has flagged a plan to control mining and exploration in the State’s Northern Flinders Ranges.
  • Movement in the lithium market (0) October 28, 2009 Reed Resources and Mineral Resources have announced a farm-in agreement for the development of the Mt Marion lithium project in WA’s goldfields.
  • Simulated mine underneath inner-city Perth (0) October 27, 2009 Western Australian Training Minister Peter Collier has opened The CUT Mine, a $98,000 simulated mine at Perth’s Central TAFE, designed to give students a feel for working underground.
  • Royalties on the rise in NSW, survey (0) October 27, 2009 The NSW Minerals Council’s Key Industry Statistics 2009 survey has revealed that mining royalty payments to the State Government doubled to $1.28 billion, while exports grew by around 50% to ...
  • Hanlong tried to get Moly cheap (0) October 27, 2009 Moly Mines chief executive Dr. Derek Fisher said proposed Chinese investment partner Hanlong Mining tried to buy the company on the cheap at the depths the financial downturn.
  • Newcrest’s gold output dips (0) October 27, 2009 Newcrest Mining has announced an 8.4% decline in gold production in its latest annual report.
  • MMG happy with its place in the market (0) October 27, 2009 The newly established Minerals and Metals (MMG) group is comfortable with its current financial situation and will not rush to tap Australian equity market to raise funds.
  • Record profit despite lowered output (0) October 27, 2009 Centennial Coal has achieved a record net profit for the 2009 financial year in spite of lower production.
  • FEN to launch annual industrial buyers guide (0) October 27, 2009 Factory Equipment News (FEN) will release an industrial product buyers guide in early 2010 showcasing new manufacturing products.
  • Filling the infrastructure GAP (0) October 26, 2009 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) last week welcomed the Premier’s re-commitment to build the Goonyella-Abbot Point (GAP) coal rail project in north Queensland ahead of export demand.
  • New NSW Minerals Council chairman (0) October 26, 2009 The NSW Minerals Council this morning announced the appointment of Xstrata Coal group executive Mick Buffier as chairman, replacing BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal president Colin Bloomfield.
  • Quarterly Business Sentiment Survey (0) October 26, 2009 A survey conducted by MINING DAILY shows the mining industry is still cautious in the face of economic recovery.
  • Felix takeover given conditional approval (0) October 26, 2009 Approval of the $3.5 billion takeover of Felix Resources by China’s Yanzhou Coal has come with a number of conditions.
  • Sylvania and Ruukki terminate merger (0) October 26, 2009 Australian platinum group metals miner Sylvania Resources has terminated its proposed merger with Finnish metals supplier Ruukki Group.
  • Hunter Valley contact for QR (0) October 23, 2009 Transport and logistics company QR yesterday announced a long-term coal haulage contract with BHP Billiton-subsidiary Hunter Valley Energy Coal.
  • No rise in WA bond rates until late-2010 (0) October 23, 2009 The WA Government has extended its moratorium on increased environmental bond rates until at least the end of 2010.
  • Australian Mine of the Year (0) October 23, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Deutsche Bank advise for Sundance (0) October 22, 2009 Sundance Resources has appointed Deutsche Bank to arrange funding for its Mbalam iron ore project in Cameroon, West Africa.
  • BHP declares force majeure at Olympic Dam (0) October 22, 2009 BHP Billiton has declared a force majeure on copper and uranium contracts after damage to the main shaft at its Olympic Dam site.
  • Innovative Mining Solutions (8) October 22, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Ivanhoe upgrades molybdenum resource (0) October 22, 2009 Ivanhoe Australia has discovered high grade molybdenum and rhenium mineralisation close to its current Merlin deposit in Queensland.
  • Atlas-Warwick merger progress (0) October 21, 2009 Warwick Resources security holders will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed merger with Pilbara iron ore producer Atlas Iron, after the Federal Court yesterday cleared the way to convene ...
  • SA opens its doors (0) October 21, 2009 SA Mineral Resources Development Minister Paul Holloway has told a business seminar in Beijing that the State welcomes further Chinese investment.
  • Excellence in Mine Occupational Health and Safety (0) October 21, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • New technique halves ventilation costs (0) October 20, 2009 A new twin-shaft ventilation system, developed by Craigs Mining Services, has reportedly halved the cost of upgrades at Forrestania’s Flying Fox Mine in Western Australia.
  • Superior offer for Polaris (0) October 20, 2009 Polaris Metals has declared Lion-Asia’s latest takeover offer superior to last week’s offer by rival bidder Mineral Resources.
  • Moly receives major Chinese investment (0) October 20, 2009 Moly Mines has announced a US$700 million agreement with its Chinese investor Hanlong Mining.
  • Mine Manager of the Year (0) October 20, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Cautious optimism in QLD (0) October 19, 2009 Results from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) CEO Sentiment Survey, released yesterday, suggest that the state’s mining executives are taking some comfort from the signs of recovery in the global ...
  • Lion steps up Polaris bidding (0) October 19, 2009 The Polaris Metals bidding war escalated late last week, with Lion-Asia Resources looking to trump rival bidder Mineral Resources with a revised cash offer of 70 cents per share.
  • Support for WA approvals changes (0) October 19, 2009 The Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (AMEC) has welcomed Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett’s proposal to adopt a lead agency model for future approvals.
  • Empire crosses the Rubicon in joint venture (0) October 16, 2009 By entering into a joint venture with Rubicon Resources this week, explorer Empire Resources effectively doubled its gold exploration stakes around its assets near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
  • WA market capitalisation doubles in eight months (0) October 16, 2009 The market capitalisation of Western Australian listed companies has nearly doubled in value over the past eight months, according to the Deloitte WA Index released yesterday.
  • Polaris approves improved takeover offer (0) October 16, 2009 The directors of Polaris Metals yesterday recommended the company’s shareholders accept the takeover bid from Mineral Resources, after both parties negotiated an improved offer.
  • Explorer of the Year (0) October 16, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Nickel is the metal of the future, analyst (0) October 15, 2009 The long-term nickel floor price has ‘turned the corner’ and will continue to rise over coming decades, according to resources adviser Martin Pyle, Principal of Perth-based Martin Pyle Consulting.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Mining (0) October 15, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Brisbane booming as mining innovation centre (0) October 15, 2009 The prospects for the mining technology services sector in Brisbane are booming, as local technology companies take out five out of the nine categories at the 2009 Lord Mayor’s Business ...
  • ERA to develop heap leach facility (0) October 15, 2009 Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) is set to develop a heap leach facility at the Ranger mine for the extraction of uranium oxide contained in low grade mineralised material within ...
  • Website spruiks MCA climate stance (0) October 14, 2009 The Minerals Council of Australia has established a new website to push its case in the current debate surrounding the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).
  • Truck braking gaining traction (0) October 14, 2009 Following the Queensland Mines Inspectorate decree to end inadequate truck braking earlier this month, Advanced Braking Technologies (ABT) has received strong interest for its fail-safe auxiliary truck braking system.
  • Miningaustralia.com.au launches job search tool (0) October 14, 2009 Australia’s leading mining news website, www.miningaustralia.com.au, has introduced a new job search tool showcasing the latest mining and minerals processing jobs in Australia and abroad.
  • Collinsville remembers Black Wednesday (0) October 14, 2009 The lives of the 26 Collinsville miners who have died since mining began in the area in 1919 are being commemorated in the northern Bowen Basin town today.
  • Coal Mine of the Year (0) October 14, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Nicholas Downs opens March 2010 (0) October 13, 2009 Mineral Resources yesterday announced an agreement with Hancock Prospecting to commence operations at the Nicholas Downs manganese operation in March 2010.
  • Ramelius extends Dioro bid period (0) October 13, 2009 Ramelius Resources yesterday extended the offer period for its attempted acquisition of Dioro Exploration by three weeks, after nearly doubling its holdings in the target in the previous two days.
  • Public comment extended on Yeelirrie proposal (0) October 13, 2009 Western Australia Environment Minister Donna Faragher has extended the public consultation period on the level of assessment of BHP Billiton Yeelirrie Development Company’s proposed open cut uranium ore mine.
  • Xstrata Copper divests interest in Chile (0) October 13, 2009 Xstrata Copper Chile SA has entered into a formal sale agreement with Barrick Gold Corporation for Xstrata’s 70% interest in El Morro SCM.
  • Spotted Quoll pit named after late founding director (0) October 13, 2009 Mine development at Spotted Quoll has commenced, with the initial open-pit mine at Spotted Quoll named after Timothy King, a founding Director of Western Areas.
  • Best Contract Miner of the Year (0) October 13, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • FIRB approves Meridian investment (0) October 13, 2009 Meridian Minerals has been advised that the Foreign Investment Review Board has approved the investment of $10.5 million into Meridian by Northwest Nonferrous Australia Mining.
  • Nickel prices surge (0) October 13, 2009 Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Norman Moore, will open the country’s largest nickel conference in Perth on Wednesday as the price for the metal – a critical steel ...
  • Defence opens talks with WPG (0) October 12, 2009 The Department of Defence last week hosted executives from Western Plains Resources (WPG) to discuss the future development of the Hawks Nest magnetite deposit, which lies within the Woomera Prohibited ...
  • Yanzhou resubmits Felix bid (0) October 12, 2009 China-based Yanzhou Coal Mining will today resubmit its $3.5 billion bid application for Felix Resources to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB).
  • Excellence in Environmental Management (0) October 12, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Mine of the Week: Cloudbreak (0) October 12, 2009 The team at Cloudbreak recently took delivery of the first of a series of upgraded surface miners, which will deliver a significantly higher mining rate at the mine.
  • Avoca quarterly results (0) October 12, 2009 ASX 200 mid-tier gold producer, Avoca Resources, has announced that it produced 50,584 ounces from its Trident underground gold mine during the September quarter.
  • UraniumSA placement (0) October 12, 2009 UraniumSA has announced it has successfully arranged to raise $4 million before costs through the placement of 20 million fully paid ordinary shares at 20 cents each.
  • Water-resistant shotblast product (0) October 12, 2009 Aquacrete has introduced a water-resistant shotblast product developed specifically for reinforcement and stabilisation where conditions may result in erosion from water.
  • Carrick Gold quarterly highlights (0) October 9, 2009 Carrick Gold said it took significant steps towards developing its Kalgoorlie project and becoming a mid-tier gold producer during the September quarter, in its quarterly report released yesterday.
  • Prisoners fill skills gap (0) October 9, 2009 In a partnership with the South Australian Department of Correctional Services, BHP Billiton will welcome teams of low security convicts from Port Augusta Prison to work at its Olympic Dam ...
  • BHP blocks details of shaft shutdown (0) October 9, 2009 BHP Billiton is yet to offer specific details of the haulage system breakdown at Olympic Dam.
  • Prospect Award finalists: Minerals Processing Plant of the Year (0) October 9, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Moura-Aldoga project kicks off in 2010 (0) October 9, 2009 The Central Queensland (QLD) regional coal industry has welcomed conditional approval for a QR Limited project linking the Moura-Gladstone line with the Aldoga Industrial precinct north of Gladstone.
  • OZ class action lodged (0) October 8, 2009 Litigation funder IMF Australia yesterday announced it had issued a class action against OZ Minerals in the Federal Court of Australia.
  • Integrated object detection system (0) October 8, 2009 Caterpillar is introducing the Cat Integrated Object Detection System, designed to enhance minesite safety.
  • Prospect Award finalists: Metalliferous Mine of the Year (0) October 8, 2009 MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Trident paste plant on time and under budget (0) October 8, 2009 Avoca Resources has commenced placing cemented tailings (paste) into underground stopes at its Trident gold mine, following the successful construction and commissioning of its Trident paste plant.
  • Zinc spill under control (0) October 8, 2009 Queensland’s Department of Environment and Resource Management is satisfied that there is no imminent danger to areas surrounding a zinc spill from MMG’s Century Mine.
  • Mechanical failure at Olympic Dam (26) October 8, 2009 Investigations are underway after a system malfunction at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine.
  • Iron ore future not set, RCR (0) October 8, 2009 A report from Resource Capital Research has found the iron ore market has continued to improve, but its pricing future remains uncertain.
  • Machine-mounted sensors for smart mining operations (0) October 7, 2009 The Minerals Down Under Flagship aims to integrate individual sensors into a machine-mounted instrumentation system capable of controlling surface mining and processing operations. Gio Braidotti writes.
  • Investigative work at the nano-scale (0) October 7, 2009 Electron microscopy is helping solve the iron ore industry’s phosphorus problem. If successful, the work could be worth billions of dollars to the Australian industry. Tim Treadgold writes.
  • Foreign investment for Balmoral South (0) October 7, 2009 Australasian Resources managing director Andrew Caruso believes the FIRB proposal to cap foreign investments in underdeveloped projects will not pose too many problems for its Balmoral South Iron Ore Project.
  • Gold prices at record high (0) October 7, 2009 Despite gold prices reaching a record $1045 per ounce overnight, Resource Capital Research senior gold analyst Tony Parry has stood by his prediction that prices would steady over the rest ...
  • Rio crosses new frontiers (0) October 7, 2009 Rio Tinto has signed a long awaited investment agreement to develop the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold complex in Mongolia.
  • Exploration continues surrounding Pajingo gold mine (0) October 7, 2009 Heemskirk Consolidated and JV partner North Queensland Metals will accelerate exploration drilling on the Moonlight prospect at the Pajingo gold mine.
  • Industry Report: Mining Services in Australia (0) October 7, 2009 The Mining Services industry is feeling the impact of the global financial crisis on the real economy. MINING DAILY presents key Mining Services outlook indicators from IBISWorld.
  • Last minute bid for Polaris (0) October 7, 2009 A bidding war has started for Western Australian iron ore junior Polaris Metals.
  • Mine of the Week: Boddington gold mine (0) October 6, 2009 Newmont Mining Corporation’s Boddington gold mine is MINING DAILY’s Mine of the Week.
  • Executives and workers locked in ETS row (0) October 6, 2009 The row between mining lobby groups and coal mine workers continues, with Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche weighing into the debate over the Federal Government’s Emissions Trading Scheme ...
  • Product Spotlight: 793F Cat Mining Truck (34) October 6, 2009 Cat has released the 793F Cat Mining Truck, the fifth generation of the 793, with a new engine, choice of power train options, choice of body systems and a completely ...
  • FIRB approves gold takeover (0) October 6, 2009 The Foreign Investment Review Board has given the green light to the takeover of Sino Gold by Canada’s Eldorado Gold.
  • Zinc spill from Century pipeline (0) October 6, 2009 MMG has reported a zinc spill after a failure in a pipeline from its Century mine.
  • Port Lincoln development approved (0) October 6, 2009 The South Australian Minister for Urban Planning and Development has approved Centrex’s Port Lincoln Development Application.
  • Balmoral South gets green light (0) October 6, 2009 Australasian Resources has received the go ahead from the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for its Balmoral South Iron Ore Project in the State’s Pilbara region.
  • Gold prices to stabilise, RCR (0) October 6, 2009 Resource Capital Research (RCR) predicted that returning stability to the US dollar will see gold trading steady to prices of around US$950 to $1000 per ounce for the rest of ...
  • FMG deal still likely, analyst (0) October 2, 2009 Fortescue’s iron ore supply agreement with China is unlikely to be derailed after the company failed to meet this week’s $6 billion funding deadline, a leading resource analyst told MINING ...
  • Harmony a tall order under OHS laws (0) October 2, 2009 Unions and employers will clash over Australia’s new occupational health and safety (OHS) laws at The Safety Conference later this month, but increasingly, regulators – rather than the law itself ...
  • Anti-CPRS campaigners risk losing support (0) October 2, 2009 The Australian coal industry’s biggest lobby groups risk losing the support of thousands of coal industry employees as they push to have the Federal Government’s proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme ...
  • Truck deaths cannot continue, Inspectorate (0) October 2, 2009 The Queensland Mines Inspectorate called for an immediate end to the ‘state-wide mining issue’ of inadequate truck braking.
  • House design an Oasis in the Pilbara (0) October 2, 2009 Western Australian Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls yesterday announced the winners of a competition that encouraged builders and architects to collaborate and design new homes for specific climate zones.
  • Touching the void (0) October 1, 2009 A new remote control laser scanner will allow underground mine surveyors to inspect voids without endangering their safety. Michael Mills writes.
  • Predictable processing (0) October 1, 2009 Minerals processing software has stopped an alumina refinery’s liquor tanks from overflowing, improving production and safety along the way. Michael Mills writes.
  • Defence flags possible talks (0) October 1, 2009 The Department of Defence yesterday indicated it was prepared to restart negotiations over the proposed joint venture at the Hawks Nest magnetite deposit.
  • Herald directors endorse improved offer (0) October 1, 2009 The independent directors of Herald Resources yesterday unanimously recommended the company’s shareholders accept Calipso Investment’s increased takeover offer of 93 cents per share.
  • Smart baseball cap monitors mining fatigue (0) October 1, 2009 New technology aimed at combating fatigue-related heavy vehicle driving incidents will be piloted at Moranbah North and Capcoal mines.
  • Rhodes Ridge JV upheld (0) October 1, 2009 Rio Tinto has welcomed the Mining Warden’s confirmation that the Rhodes Ridge Joint Venture’s (50 per cent Rio Tinto) tenure over Rhodes Ridge in the East Pilbara in North West ...
  • Aston earns 30% interest in Dingo JV (0) October 1, 2009 Cockatoo Coal has advised that Aston has earned a 30% participating interest in the Dingo project joint venture.
  • Fortescue misses funding deadline (0) October 1, 2009 Fortescue Metals failed to meet yesterday’s deadline for a US$6 billion funding deal with Chinese banks.
  • Evaluator approves Felix takeover (0) October 1, 2009 The proposed $3.5 billion takeover of Felix Resources by Chinese State-owned Yanzhou Coal has been ruled fair and equitable by an independent evaluator.
  • Skills council defends Productivity Places Program (0) October 1, 2009 SkillsDMC has urged the resources and civil infrastructure industries to continue to identify workforce labour and skills gaps after media reports that the Productivity PPP neglects vital skills.
  • Scholarships tackle QLD skills shortage (0) September 30, 2009 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and CQUniversity this morning announced a pair of scholarships aimed at solving the skills shortages plaguing the State’s resources sector.
  • Lynas forced into equity raising (0) September 30, 2009 Lynas Corporation has turned to an equity raising after the recent collapse of its $500 investment deal with China Nonferrous Metal Mining.
  • Palmer attacks ‘racist’ FIRB policies (0) September 30, 2009 Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has savaged FIRB suggestions of capping foreign investment in mining companies.
  • Moronbah draws power from waste (0) September 30, 2009 The Queensland Minister for Mines and Energy Stephen Robertson yesterday officially opened the State’s largest waste gas fired power station in the Bowen Basin.
  • Adelaide Resources raises $2.28 million (0) September 30, 2009 Adelaide Resources has placed 12,000,000 ordinary shares with sophisticated investor clients of Bell Potter Securities Limited, in order to increase the company’s Rover Gold-Copper Project exploration program.
  • Trafford announces Singapore deal (0) September 30, 2009 The Directors of Trafford Resources have announced the proposed placement of 6,203,486 ordinary fully paid shares, representing 10% of its issued capital, at $0.25 per share.
  • Training pays off for Donaldson Coal (0) September 30, 2009 A push to find employees with the right cultural fit, and a structured training program, have seen Donaldson Coal take out the Workforce Development Innovation Award at the 2009 Mining ...
  • More time for Defence negotiations (0) September 30, 2009 Western Plains Resources and Chinese state-owned steel producer WISCO yesterday announced they had agreed to extend the transaction deadline for their Hawks Nest joint venture by three months.
  • Nothing grim about minesite execution (0) September 29, 2009 Manufacturing execution systems can now be used to link the various aspects of mining operations.
  • Greener pastures for fieldbus (0) September 29, 2009 Fieldbus technology could make a huge difference to the way mines are operated, but the industry is still resistant to change. Michael Mills writes.
  • Ad campaign pushes coal’s case (0) September 29, 2009 Coal miners and lobby groups once again voiced their disapproval of the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) yesterday, coinciding with the launch of an advertising campaign by the Australian ...
  • Huddy’s Mining Services moves in on the Hunter (0) September 29, 2009 Industrea Limited has announced that subsidiary Huddy’s Mining Services has signed two additional agreements with Warkworth Mining for the hire, service and support of further equipment for its Mt Thorley ...
  • Dust storms could be radioactive, BBC (0) September 29, 2009 According to a BBC report, environmentalists have raised concerns that another giant dust storm blowing its way across eastern Australia may contain radioactive particles.
  • Coal slurry smashes through bin control room (0) September 29, 2009 The New South Wales Mine Safety Operations Branch has released a safety alert after a serious accident involving coal and slurry discharge from a rail loading bin.
  • Turning waste into a positive (0) September 29, 2009 Millions of tonnes of Australia’s waste products from minerals processing and power stations can potentially be re-processed and used create better fertility and health products.
  • FIRB looks to cap foreign resource investment (0) September 29, 2009 FIRB has suggested plans to limit foreign investment in Australian mining companies to 15%.
  • Apex Minerals rights issue (0) September 28, 2009 Apex Minerals on Friday announced a $108.6 million rights issue, in a further effort to eliminate debt and raise capital following the sale of its Aphrodite gold project last week.
  • Former chairman launches boardroom coup (0) September 28, 2009 Former Troy Resources chairman John Jones is aiming to retake control of the company, launching a bid on Friday to replace three board members, including chief executive Paul Benson.
  • Base metals merger (0) September 28, 2009 Vulcan Resources and Universal Resources have announced that the two companies have agreed to merge through a scheme of arrangement.