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  • 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.
  • Exploration in Broken Hill (0) September 28, 2009 Explorers from across Australia and overseas will converge on western NSW this week at the Broken Hill Exploration Initiative conference.
  • Serious accident at Paddington (0) September 28, 2009 Two miners were seriously injured yesterday at Norton Goldfields’ Paddington Gold Mine in Western Australia.
  • Goliath defeats David (0) September 28, 2009 Junior iron ore player Cazaly Resources has failed in its bid to wrest control of the Rhodes Ridge iron ore deposit in Western Australia from Rio Tinto.
  • Lynas investment falls through (0) September 25, 2009 China Nonferrous Metal Mining (CNMC) has terminated its $500 million equity investment into Rare Earths miner Lynas, after the FIRB recommended changes to the conditions of the agreement.
  • Majors Creek scoping study (0) September 25, 2009 Cortona Resources has completed a positive scoping study for a potential $30 million underground mine development at its Majors Creek Gold Project.
  • Rock fall injury prompts alert (0) September 25, 2009 The NSW DPI has issued a safety alert, after a worker was struck in the head by a falling rock.
  • Apex sells Aphrodite (0) September 25, 2009 Apex Minerals yesterday agreed to sell its wholly-owned Aphrodite Project to Aphrodite Gold for $7.5 million.
  • Drilling underway (0) September 25, 2009 Uranium hopeful Toro Energy has commenced maiden drilling at its Lake Mackay project in Western Australia.
  • National safety model on the agenda (0) September 25, 2009 Workplace Relations Ministers will meet in Sydney today to discuss a draft model for an OH&S Act that will harmonise Australia’s health and safety laws.
  • A real oppurtunity (0) September 24, 2009 Michael Mills spoke to the Parker Cooperative Research Centre’s Dr John Kildea about the past, present and future of hydrometallurgical research.
  • Soft solution for hard problems (0) September 24, 2009 Mining companies have turned to business management software to ensure their operations remain profitable. Michael Mills writes.
  • 2009 Prospect Awards finalists announced (0) September 24, 2009 Australian Mining has announced the finalists of the 6th annual Prospect Awards.
  • Chinese investment a national security risk (0) September 24, 2009 The decision by the Department of Defence to reject a joint venture proposal involving a Chinese state-owned company on national security grounds has raised questions about the future of Chinese ...
  • Massive resource upgrade (0) September 24, 2009 Fox Resources yesterday announced a 307% increase in the total nickel and copper resources at its Radio Hill project near Karratha, Western Australia.
  • CSIRO-China survey agreement (0) September 24, 2009 CSIRO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Geological Survey (CGS) following successful projects between CSIRO and CGS in the field of hyperspectral imaging.
  • Consolidation not inevitable, Flanagan (0) September 24, 2009 Atlas Iron managing director David Flanagan does not believe consolidation among WA junior iron ore players is always the best policy.
  • New Pilbara website launched (0) September 24, 2009 Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Brendan Grylls has announced the launch of the new Spotlight on the Pilbara website.
  • Kinder Vortex Blastair (0) September 24, 2009 Materials handling product supply company Kinder has released the Vortex Blastair air blaster, designed to clear processing blockages.
  • More than a stopgap solution (0) September 24, 2009 Air Springs Supply has introduced a new range of Pronal stoppers to the Australian market that range from use in testing to emergency tasks.
  • Gemcom Minex software (839) September 24, 2009 Gemcom has designed an end to end software system that is designed to allow detailed scheduling decades into the future
  • Transparent links in the contract chain (0) September 24, 2009 With many mining jobs performed by different contractors, it is important for companies to keep track of each level of management using intelligent software systems.
  • ACCC reinstates interim authorisation (0) September 24, 2009 The ACCC has reinstated interim authorisation to Port Waratah Coal Services, the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group and the Newcastle Port Corporation, including for the port’s coal queue capacity management system. ...
  • Monadelphous awarded $85 M contract (0) September 24, 2009 Engineering company Monadelphous Group has secured a significant construction contract with Rio Tinto Iron Ore for major works associated with Phase I of the Brockman 4 development, in the north ...
  • Rail duplication complete (0) September 23, 2009 Queensland Transport Minister Rachel Nolan yesterday announced the $49 million duplication of the Blackwater rail system in the Central Bowen Basin had been completed.
  • Dioro directors reject Ramelius bid (0) September 23, 2009 The independent directors of Dioro Exploration have this morning urged shareholders to reject Ramelius Resources’ acquisition bid.
  • Big finds up for grabs in Africa (0) September 23, 2009 To capitalise on near-record gold prices, many Australian explorers are looking overseas to discover big finds.
  • Union backs BHP worker demands (0) September 23, 2009 Union delegates have endorsed a range of improvements they plan to negotiate with BHP over the coming year.
  • Trapped miners rescued (0) September 23, 2009 Two zinc miners who were trapped underground for almost 24 hours at the Perilya mine in Broken Hill were freed yesterday afternoon.
  • M&E underway today (0) September 22, 2009 The largest Hunter Valley mining exhibition, M&E NSW, gets underway in Muswellbrook today, returning after a four year absence.
  • Herald takeover bid ‘unfair’ (0) September 22, 2009 An independent report has described Calipso Investment’s unsolicited takeover offer for Herald Resources as “neither fair nor reasonable.”
  • Edna May fund raising (0) September 22, 2009 Catalpa Resources yesterday announced it would advance its $92 million Edna May open-pit gold project into production by July next year.
  • Contributions awarded (5) September 22, 2009 Two long serving members of the Australian mining industry were recognised today at the Excellence in Mining and Exploration conference in Sydney.
  • Export dollars to fall, ABARE (0) September 22, 2009 The latest outlook report from ABARE has predicted Australia will lose $39 billion from its total commodity exports.
  • Hold up for FourMile (0) September 22, 2009 Work on the FourMile uranium mine has been delayed by at least four months after a holdup in securing a mining lease.
  • Bauxite share placement (0) September 21, 2009 Bauxite Resources has announced it has entered into mandate agreements to raise $57 million through the placement of 60 million shares at 95 cents each.
  • Golden Jubilee for Dioro (0) September 21, 2009 Dioro Exploration last week reported record gold production at its Jubilee Mill in its August quarter results, following on from record production in the previous quarter.
  • Spotted Quoll approved (0) September 21, 2009 Western Areas has announced its Spotted Quoll open pit nickel mine had received the final go ahead from WA Environment Minister Donna Faragher.
  • Magellan lodges $5 million lead shipment bond (0) September 21, 2009 Magellan Metals announced on Friday it had lodged a $5 million performance bond with the Western Australian Government.
  • Cockatoo turning profits, and heads (0) September 21, 2009 Cockatoo Coal, a relatively small Queensland coal producer, is turning heads in the coal industry because of its ability to turn around a loss-making resource.
  • WA bucks the trend (0) September 21, 2009 Western Australia’s mining and petroleum industries have recorded growth of 19% for the last financial year.
  • Confidence from new port deal (0) September 21, 2009 The long term export plan for the Newcastle coal terminal will give investors and coal producers more security and confidence in the future, Joe Tripodi’s office told MINING DAILY.
  • Rights issue to refloat Monarch (0) September 18, 2009 Stirling Resources yesterday launched a rights issue to raise around $17.5 million to refloat Monarch Gold.
  • Workers exposed to dangerous chemicals (0) September 18, 2009 The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued a safety alert about the use of chemicals, after two mine workers were exposed to 1 BP vapours.
  • Govt. on top of Pilbara land supply, Day (0) September 18, 2009 WA Minister for Planning John Day has refuted claims made by WA CME chief executive Reg Howard-Smith this week that not enough was being done to ease land supply problems ...
  • Golden combination (0) September 18, 2009 Allied Gold yesterday announced it is embarking on a friendly $60 million off-market takeover of Toronto-listed Australian Solomons Gold.
  • Uranium funds heading offshore (0) September 18, 2009 Despite recent significant capital raisings by Australian uranium companies, not all of the money is being spent in the domestic industry.
  • Salary make-up irrelevant, CFMEU (0) September 18, 2009 CFMEU president Tony Maher has told MINING DAILY that the structure of BHP chief Marius Kloppers’ increased salary is not as important as its size.
  • Breaking News: historic day for Hunter Valley (0) September 18, 2009 All relevant parties have now agreed to Newcastle’s much anticipated long term coal export plan, with Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) finally agreeing to the framework.
  • Coal seam gas education (0) September 17, 2009 A professional development course focussing on coal seam gas reservoir assessment in coal mining got underway in Sydney for the first time yesterday.
  • Funding available for clean coal innovation (0) September 17, 2009 The NSW Clean Coal Council is looking to the State’s coal miners and engineers for innovation to manage and monitor emissions from coal, the burning of coal and fugitive emissions. ...
  • Queensland safety to go to China (0) September 17, 2009 The Queensland Government will lead an upcoming mine safety demonstration in China.
  • BHP defends CEO salary (0) September 17, 2009 BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers did not receive a major pay rise in 2009, a BHP spokesperson has told MINING DAILY, after a very public backlash from BHP union ...
  • Energy-efficiency research (0) September 16, 2009 The CSIRO yesterday announced it had joined forces with five Australasian universities to research sustainable energy-efficient technologies for the aluminium industry.
  • Toro share placement (0) September 16, 2009 Toro Energy yesterday announced it had raised $40 million through share placements for its Wiluna Uranium Project in WA.
  • UMC chairman steps down (0) September 16, 2009 UMC has announced its deputy chairman Alan Birchmore had been appointed as non-executive chairman, following the resignation of Philip Crabb.
  • Special report: Your next job could be in the GALILEE BASIN (0) September 16, 2009 MINING DAILY has a closer look at the biggest projects in the Galilee Basin.
  • Going for another Honeymoon (23) September 16, 2009 Marmota Energy has announced the discovery of a uranium formation said to be in the same ‘rolling style’ formation as the Honeymoon Uranium Deposit.
  • Increased gold production for Range River (0) September 16, 2009 Range River Gold has announced plans to significantly increase production at its Mt. Morgans project in Western Australia.
  • A predictable market (0) September 16, 2009 BHP Billiton expects to see a more predictable level of demand in the global commodities market.
  • Prospect Awards Finalist Issue (0) September 15, 2009 Australian Mining profiles the all of the finalists in the sixth annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • No need for more strikes, CFMEU (0) September 15, 2009 The CFMEU is hopeful there will be no need for further strikes at Xstrata’s United Colliery.
  • Rio sells Alcan Cable (0) September 15, 2009 Rio Tinto has agreed to the sale of a chunk of its Alcan Engineered Products business with US-based Platinum Equity.
  • Drilling commences at Ramelius Resources’ Wattle Dam gold mine (0) September 15, 2009 Ramelius Resources yesterday announced it had commenced drilling at its high-grade Wattle Dam underground gold mine.
  • UGL awarded BHP Port Hedland contract (0) September 15, 2009 UGL Resources has secured a $165 million contract from BHP Billiton for work at Port Hedland, WA.
  • Water in Mining Conference underway (0) September 15, 2009 The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) and the Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) have launched the Water in Mining Conference 2009 (WIM 09) this morning in Perth.
  • NT geophysics and drilling collaboration (0) September 15, 2009 Full list of successful applicants to the 2009-2010 Northern Territory Geophysics and Drilling Collaborations program.
  • Innovative products on show during M&E NSW (0) September 15, 2009 More than 200 exhibitors will participate in this year’s Mining & Energy NSW exhibition.
  • 3D Laser Mapping launches Safety Monitoring System (0) September 15, 2009 3D Laser Mapping has launched a new safety monitoring system that automatically detects tiny movements in slopes and walls in open pit mines.
  • Seventh month of growth in WA Index (0) September 14, 2009 The market capitalisation of Western Australian listed companies within the Deloitte WA Index increased by 5.3% in August.
  • Workers United at Xstrata coal mine (0) September 14, 2009 More than one hundred miners returned to work at Xstrata’s United Colliery in the Hunter Valley this morning, concluding a strike that began last Thursday morning.
  • South Australia’s surge continues (0) September 14, 2009 South Australia (SA) has reversed the downturn in mineral exploration spending – rising by 16.1% in the June quarter.
  • Mining construction set to decline (0) September 14, 2009 Engineering construction activity is set to decline 15% over the next two years despite Federal Government stimulus, according to industry analyst and economic forecaster BIS Shrapnel.
  • Fortescue settles shipping dispute (0) September 14, 2009 Fortescue Metals has settled its outstanding shipping dispute with Splendour Special Maritime Enterprise.
  • Record mineral exports for Australia (0) September 14, 2009 An ABARE report has found that Australia achieved record export earnings from mineral resources over 2008/2009.
  • Calls for a regional ‘fair go’ (0) September 14, 2009 NSW Minerals Council chief executive Nikki Williams a ‘fair go’ for regional NSW in Australia’s plans to tackle climate change.
  • Mt Vetters gold results (0) September 11, 2009 The initial drilling program completed at the Mt Vetters Project in August has failed to return significant levels of gold, nickel or other base metal anomalism, Proto Resources said.
  • Explorers need incentives, Roche (0) September 11, 2009 QRC chief executive Michael Roche has called on the Federal Government to introduce tax incentives for junior minerals explorers, such as a flow through share scheme.
  • Geoscience software training (9) September 11, 2009 Gemcom Software announced an education initiative with the AIG, aimed at extending the skills of unemployed and underemployed geoscientists.
  • Gold to maintain high prices (0) September 11, 2009 After briefly rising above US$1000 per ounce earlier this week, the price of gold is likely to stay high in the immediate future.
  • Major capital raising for Paladin (0) September 11, 2009 Uranium company Paladin Energy has raised $419 million in order to fund acquisitions and further exploration.
  • BHP locks in supply agreement (0) September 11, 2009 Delegations of Hyundai Steel and BHP Billiton have signed an eight year supply contract to deliver 22 million tonnes of iron ore from 2009.
  • Investment decline hits hard, BIS Shrapnel (0) September 11, 2009 A severe decline in business investment, particularly in the mining sector, will make the next twelve months the Australian economy’s most difficult phase of the Global Financial Crisis, according to ...
  • Troy in S&P/ASX 300 Index (0) September 10, 2009 Troy Resources will be included in the S&P/ASX 300 Index from the close of trade on 18 September 2009.
  • Port Hedland pre-feasibility study (0) September 10, 2009 SKM and Evans & Peck will carry out a pre-feasibility study for an iron ore export facility at Port Hedland, WA.
  • Energy Metals takeover bid (0) September 10, 2009 Energy Metals reached an agreement that will see China Guangdong Nuclear Power Group subsidiary, Uranium Resources Co., make a 70% takeover bid.
  • Uranium joint venture in South Australia (0) September 10, 2009 Southern Uranium and Eyre Energy have signed a joint venture to explore for mineral deposits on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
  • Galaxy expands lithium footprint (0) September 10, 2009 Lithium producer Galaxy Resources has extended its tenement footprint near the Mt Cattlin Project at Ravensthorpe in Western Australia.
  • Railway Iron Ore share placement (0) September 9, 2009 Australian iron ore developer United Minerals yesterday agreed on a $27.2 million share placement with China Railway Materials.
  • Downer EDI wins $500 million in contracts (0) September 9, 2009 Downer EDI has announced its mining division has secured new contracts and work under management with major international clients totalling over $500 million.
  • Rio Tinto exports three billionth tonne (0) September 9, 2009 Rio Tinto has exported three billion tonnes of iron ore from Australia, highlighting the exponential growth of the Pilbara since its first shipment of the essential steel-making ingredient in 1966.
  • Study launched for gold projects (0) September 9, 2009 WA gold explorer Carrick Gold has commenced a Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) for the first stage of open-pit mining operations at its Lindsay’s, Brilliant and Kalpini gold projects.
  • Karara Iron Ore Project approved (0) September 9, 2009 Gindalbie Metals’ joint venture Karara Iron Ore Project in Western Australia has received final State environmental approval.
  • Mining employment on the way up (0) September 9, 2009 A new report has found that mining and construction has one of the brightest employment futures of any industry in Australia.
  • Independent rail needed, Campbell (0) September 9, 2009 The new North West Iron Ore Alliance chairman wants WA third party rail access decisions made by an independent body.
  • Dynamic testwork pays off (0) September 8, 2009 Outotec Senior Proposals Engineer – thickening – Andrew McIntosh explains thickener sizing and the importance of testwork.*
  • CSIRO opens Australian Minerals Research Centre (0) September 8, 2009 The CSIRO yesterday opened the Australian Minerals Research Centre at Waterford, Western Australia.
  • Integra reaches native title agreement (0) September 8, 2009 Integra Mining announced it was close to developing its Randalls Gold Project after finalising a native title agreement and mining lease for the Salt Creek deposit.
  • WA OH&S changes need steering, CFMEU (0) September 8, 2009 The CFMEU called for representatives of industry, unions and the regulator to oversee any changes to the Western Australian mining safety legislation.
  • Comment: Mitch Hooke (0) September 8, 2009 Minerals Council of Australia CEO Mitch Hooke comments on the Australian National University study on the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act).
  • National safety regime a reality (0) September 8, 2009 The passage of the Safe Work Australia Bill through the Parliament represents a significant milestone in the move towards a national Occupational Health and Safety regulatory regime, according to Minerals ...
  • Atlas merges with Warwick (0) September 8, 2009 Atlas Iron has agreed to an all-share merger with explorer Warwick Resources.
  • Thinking outside the square (0) September 8, 2009 SKM’s air quality expert, Jon Harper, discusses the causes of dust emissions and mechanisms to measure and monitor dust emissions.*
  • Gen Y employment research (0) September 7, 2009 New industry-based research from Fuzionscape indicates that ‘Generation Y’ is proving the hardest demographic to attract and retain.
  • Third-pace for Australia in risk survey (0) September 7, 2009 Australia was named the third-best country in which to make investments in RESOURCESTOCKS’ 2009 World Risk Survey.
  • Consultant predicts gold recovery (0) September 7, 2009 Australian gold production increased by 4% during the June quarter, according to Surbiton Associates’ latest overview of the Australian gold sector.
  • Special report: IBISWorld industry outlook (0) September 7, 2009 Overall mineral production is expected to show only modest growth in 2010-11 as demand continues to recover, according to the latest IBISWorld industry research.
  • Aurox increases flexibility through debt facility (0) September 7, 2009 WA explorer Aurox Resources has successfully secured a $10 million debt facility with a US-based investment fund.
  • Iron ore group appoints new chairman (0) September 7, 2009 The North West Iron Ore Alliance has named former Howard Government senior minister Ian Campbell as its new chairman.
  • Focus ready to mine The Mount (0) September 7, 2009 Focus Minerals has secured all necessary mining permits and environmental approvals to mine The Mount, its 350,000-ounce deposit in WA’s Goldfields, the company announced today.
  • Harbour deepening works (0) September 4, 2009 The WA Government announced a $250 million plan to deepen Fremantle Port’s Inner Harbour to cater for larger ships.
  • TNG appoints CEO (0) September 4, 2009 TNG yesterday announced the appointment of board member Paul Burton as the company’s CEO.
  • OH&S ‘sexy’ for investors (0) September 4, 2009 Far from just another cost, occupational health and safety is now considered ‘sexy’ by investors, according to a senior research analyst for AMP Capital Investors, Dr Ian Woods.
  • Ambassadors promote Queensland mining (0) September 4, 2009 The Queensland Government has established a team of industry ambassadors to promote Queensland mining and exploration investment opportunities to the world.
  • In-built breathalyser to curb drink-driving (0) September 4, 2009 Toyota has announced it is developing a breathalyser that will lock the ignition of a vehicle to keep people with high levels of alcohol off the road.
  • M&E NSW events announced (0) September 4, 2009 A program of complementary events will be held alongside the Mining & Energy New South Wales exhibition, to be held in Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter Valley, NSW, from September ...
  • Death prompts regulation overhaul (0) September 3, 2009 WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum Norman Moore announced changes to the mining industry’s safety regulations, following the death of an Alcoa contractor.
  • Marengo completes second capital raising (0) September 3, 2009 Marengo Mining announced it had raised $5.4 million through a share placement, completing the second stage of its capital raising program.
  • Newcastle Port reform runs aground (0) September 3, 2009 The plan to expand Newcastle Port’s coal export capacity has stalled after NCIG failed to sign off on an agreement to carve up access to the port by the 31 ...
  • Another Chinese contract for Industrea (0) September 3, 2009 Industrea has announced a $3.9 million contract to deliver three longwall roof support carriers to Inner Mongolia Huineng Group.
  • Major Beaconsfield stake up for sale (0) September 3, 2009 The largest stakeholder in Tasmania’s Beaconsfield Gold is set to sell its shares in the company, Beaconsfield announced in a statement this week.
  • FIRB delays Lynas decision (0) September 3, 2009 FIRB has extended the review period for the proposed $252 million investment deal between Lynas Corp and China Nonferrous Metal Mining.
  • New taskforce to provide skilled labour (0) September 3, 2009 Kevin Rudd said a new employment taskforce is an opportunity for Australia to learn from past failures in planning for skilled workers.
  • Financing new Conquests (0) September 2, 2009 Conquest Mining has received an indicative term sheet and detailed debt financing proposal to fund construction of a mine at its Silver Hill project.
  • CSIRO broadcasts to Indigenous communities (0) September 2, 2009 The CSIRO and the National Indigenous Radio Service announce a program aimed at giving remote communities access to information.
  • BHP to protect agricultural land (0) September 2, 2009 The NSW Government announced special conditions for BHP Billiton’s Caroona Coal Project to ensure the prime agricultural land is protected.
  • Redbank release copper mine study (0) September 2, 2009 Redbank Copper yesterday released a mine study for the development of its high grade copper project.
  • Qld well placed for funding, QRC (0) September 2, 2009 The QRC believes Queensland is in a good position for a successful application for Commonwealth funding of key low-emission coal technologies.
  • Better than expected results for Toro Energy (0) September 2, 2009 Toro Energy’s optimisation study for its Wiluna uranium project in Western Australia has revealed very positive results.
  • Government indecision killing South Australian industry (0) September 1, 2009 Western Plains Resources is lobbying the South Australian Government to make a final decision on building Port Bonython in the State’s Spencer Gulf.
  • Crushing fatality triggers alert (0) September 1, 2009 A 24-year-old rig worker has been crushed to death by pipe racks falling from a truck in Queensland.
  • Revised merger timetable (0) September 1, 2009 Lion and Catalpa yesterday announced a revised timetable for the merger of the companies’ gold assets.
  • New coal jobs at Hail Creek (0) September 1, 2009 Rio Tinto is recruiting up to 150 new staff at its Hail Creek coal mine in central Queensland.
  • Drive-assemblies destined for Port Hedland (0) September 1, 2009 SEW-Eurodrive has been appointed to design and supply the conveyor drive-assemblies for five load-out conveyors at the new $225million multi-user public berth development at Port Hedland in Western Australia.
  • Prominent Hill wins excellence award (0) September 1, 2009 OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill mine has been rewarded for outstanding electrical work at the recent South Australian National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.
  • Perilya posts loss (0) September 1, 2009 Perilya has released its preliminary financial results for the year ending 30 June 2009, reporting a second half turnaround to record a net profit after tax of $2.1 million for ...
  • Macmahon extends CEO’s contract (0) September 1, 2009 Macmahon Holdings has extended the contract of managing director and chief executive Nick Bowen.
  • New training department in WA (0) September 1, 2009 The WA Government has announced the creation of the Department of Training and Workforce Development.
  • Meteoric-Beadell joint venture (0) August 31, 2009 Meteoric Resources today announced an in-principle agreement for a joint venture with Beadell Resources on four granted exploration licences.
  • Empire moves closer to Yarlarweelor sale (0) August 31, 2009 Empire Resources announced on Friday it had entered a six month option agreement to sell its Yarlarweelor uranium project in WA to Freedom Eye.
  • Lion queries Polaris acquisition (0) August 31, 2009 Polaris Metals’ largest shareholder has raised concerns about the company’s proposed acquisition by Mineral Resources.
  • BHP appoints coal boss (0) August 31, 2009 BHP Billiton has announced the appointment of Jimmy Wilson as President, Energy Coal, effective from 1 September 2009.
  • White Well moves towards production (0) August 31, 2009 Mutiny Gold has completed a capital raising of $612,500 to advance the development of the White Well Gold Project, located 40 km east of Cue in the Tuckabianna mineral field ...
  • SKM scores private business award (0) August 31, 2009 Sinclair Knight Merz has been named the 2009 winner of the Business Review Weekly Private Business of the Year award.
  • Aquila secures major Chinese investment (0) August 31, 2009 China’s Baosteel has agreed to invest up to $285.6 million in Aquila Resources.
  • Future of Australian-African mining (0) August 28, 2009 Mining ministers from African nations will meet with Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith in Perth next week.
  • Bungalow Joint Venture agreement (0) August 28, 2009 Centrex Metals has announced the signing of formal documents for the Bungalow Magnetite Joint Venture with Chinese-company Baotou Iron & Steel.
  • Major NSW iron deposit (0) August 28, 2009 Carpentaria Exploration has announced a significant magnetite-iron discovery in NSW.
  • OZ chief warns against repeating mistakes (0) August 28, 2009 The new OZ Minerals chief executive said the company must be careful not to repeat past financial mistakes.
  • Lift restrictions in north-west Queensland, Roche (0) August 27, 2009 QRC chief executive Michael Roche yesterday called for the energy security restrictions on minerals exploration and development in north-west Queensland to be lifted.
  • OZ Minerals in ‘healthy position’ (0) August 27, 2009 OZ Minerals today announced total revenue of $854.5 million and a balance sheet over $1 billion in its half year to 30 June financial results.
  • Cape Lambert appoints Patersons (0) August 27, 2009 Cape Lambert Iron Ore yesterday appointed Patersons Securities to act as lead manager in the proposed divestment of its Lady Annie Copper Project.
  • Training package to ease skills gap (0) August 27, 2009 Mining companies must approach workforce planning in a systematic way to mitigate critical business risks, SkillsDMC CEO Des Caulfield told MINING DAILY at the launch of Australia’s first rationalised Training ...
  • Sino’s golden handshake (0) August 27, 2009 Sino Gold has accepted an all shares takeover bid from Canada’s Eldorado Gold Corporation.
  • Macarthur records profit as sales increase (0) August 27, 2009 Macarthur Coal has recorded a significant increase in profit in 2009.
  • Rio Tinto wins top skills award (0) August 27, 2009 National industry skills council, SkillsDMC, has awarded top honours to organisations and industry champions that look beyond the global financial crisis and commit to long-term workforce development.
  • Dump truck collision prompts safety alert (0) August 26, 2009 The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued a safety alert after operator of a loaded rear dump truck collided with an approaching empty rear dump truck.
  • BMA Coal takes out safety gong (0) August 26, 2009 BMA Coals Gregory Crinum Mine has won the 2009 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Innovations Award.
  • Tennant Creek joint venture signed (0) August 26, 2009 Emmerson Resources has officially signed the Tennant Creek Mineral Field Exploration Joint Venture with Ivanhoe.
  • Flat outlook for uranium spot prices (0) August 26, 2009 Equity research company Resource Capital Research said it is not expecting any significant changes to uranium spot prices in the near term.
  • Avoiding the pulveriser (0) August 26, 2009 ContiTech has developed an air actuator with fewer moving parts designed to avoid wear inside a coal pulveriser.
  • Resisting wear with compressed air (0) August 26, 2009 One company has developed a conveyor that increases wear resistance by using compressed air.
  • In-situ recovery leaves small footprint (0) August 26, 2009 The in-situ recovery method of uranium extraction is set to play an important role in South Australia’s mining industry as FourMile and Honeymoon ramp up to full production over the ...
  • A dust solution that gives stability (0) August 26, 2009 A company with a successful track record of dust control in the forestry industry is introducing its soil stabilising product to the mining sector
  • Working at the cutting edge (0) August 26, 2009 Macmahon has developed a robotic shaft liner to keep users safe and help to ensure they do their best work.
  • Setting an efficiency benchmark (0) August 26, 2009 Leighton Contractors and e3k have worked together to release a new method for benchmarking the energy efficiency of material transportation
  • Record profits for Ausdrill (0) August 26, 2009 Mining service company Ausdrill has recorded a record annual profit in 2009.
  • More nickel jobs cut (0) August 26, 2009 BHP Billiton has cut more jobs at its Mount Keith nickel mine in Western Australia.
  • Safety issues shared across industries (0) August 25, 2009 The shipping and oil and gas industries have shared their experiences of health and safety issues with the attendees of the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference.
  • Chinese finance for Galaxy lithium (0) August 25, 2009 Galaxy Resources has signed a binding share subscription and debt facility agreement with Beijing-based private investment company Creat Group to finance its Mt Cattlin and Jiangsu lithium projects.
  • Wilcherry Hill fast-tracked (0) August 25, 2009 IronClad Mining will fast track the development of the Wilcherry Hill Iron Ore Project on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, by focusing on near surface, Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) grade magnetite ...
  • Felix directors support takeover (0) August 25, 2009 Felix Resources directors have supported a takeover offer from China’s Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited.
  • Financial decline on the horizon (0) August 25, 2009 WorleyParsons has warned of a future financial decline despite a 2009 net profit of $390.5 million.
  • New liquid fuel facility for the Hunter (0) August 25, 2009 A $40 million liquid fuels import facility at the Port of Newcastle was opened yesterday.
  • First mining at North Bindoon (0) August 24, 2009 Bauxite Resources has commenced mining at its inaugural quarry site in North Bindoon.
  • Strong turnout at OH&S conference (0) August 24, 2009 Around 600 industry figures have so far attended the Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Conference, which opened in Townsville over the weekend.
  • Strong start to financial year (0) August 24, 2009 The market capitalisation of the Western Australian mining sector grew by $4.1 billion over July, driving capitalisation for the entire state up 10.3%, the Deloitte WA Index has found.
  • Death at McArthur River (0) August 24, 2009 A worker was killed last Friday at Xstrata’s McArthur River mine in the Northern Territory.
  • SA Government submits Olympic Dam concerns (0) August 24, 2009 The SA Government has outlined key concerns in its response to the proposed Olympic Dam expansion.
  • Pilbara iron ore joint venture (0) August 24, 2009 BC Iron has today formally entered into a joint venture with Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) to develop the Nullagine Iron Ore Project, located in the Pilbara region.
  • Equipment exporter top of the heap (0) August 21, 2009 The Prime Minister’s Australian Exporter of the Year, Dr John Russell, from Russell Mineral Equipment (RME), has joined two other leading manufacturers at the Export Breakfast Panel.
  • Iron ore takeover (0) August 21, 2009 The board Polaris Metals has recommended its shareholders accept a takeover bid from Mineral Resources
  • New approval conditions for Queensland (0) August 21, 2009 The Queensland Government has announced revised approval conditions for coal fired power stations in the State.
  • Mincor outlines $28 million turnaround (0) August 21, 2009 Despite recording an overall loss for the 2009 financial year, Mincor Resources yesterday reported a $28 million profit turnaround for the second half and a 4 cents per share fully-franked ...
  • Straits sells Whim Creek (17) August 21, 2009 Straits Resources has agreed Terms with Venturex Resources Limited (Venturex) to sell all the issued capital of Straits (Whim Creek).
  • Rio Tinto reports earnings slump (0) August 21, 2009 Rio Tinto chief executive Tom Albanese yesterday reported the company’s businesses were continuing to run smoothly despite the difficult market conditions.
  • Pre-feasibility study for Pilbara iron ore project (0) August 20, 2009 Flinders Mines today announced it had given the go-ahead for a pre-feasibility study into a 500 million tonne iron ore project in the Pilbara.
  • Next stage for Galilee coal projects (0) August 20, 2009 Hancock Prospecting has submitted the draft terms of reference for its Kevin’s Corner Coal Mine Project and commenced an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) for its Alpha Coal Project.
  • Newlands breaks longwall records (0) August 20, 2009 Xstrata Coal’s Newlands Northern underground mine has broken Beltana’s record for weekly and monthly production from longwall operations.
  • China on the back foot, analyst (0) August 20, 2009 Suggestions that the recent iron ore deal between China and Fortescue could make it easier for China to push prices down in future negotiations may be incorrect.