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  • 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.
  • Chinese delegation visits Galilee mine site (0) August 19, 2009 A delegation from the Metallurgical Corporation of China is currently in Queensland to visit the proposed development site of the Galilee Basin thermal coal mine.
  • Marillana environmental scoping document approved by EPA (0) August 19, 2009 Western Australian EPA yesterday approved the environmental scoping document of Brockman Resources’ Marillana Iron Ore Project.
  • South Australian Mineral Development Projects (0) August 19, 2009 MINING DAILY presents the latest mineral development projects in South Australia.*
  • Morning Star back on-line (101) August 19, 2009 This week saw the first mining activity in more than 50 years at the Morning Star Gold mine in Victoria.
  • Grange to raise capital (0) August 19, 2009 Grange Resources has announced that it plans to raise $167 million through an entitlement issue and placement.
  • Big turnaround for Fosterville and Stawell gold mines (0) August 19, 2009 Northgate Minerals yesterday projected that the Fosterville and Stawell gold mines, would record total production levels of 206,500 ounces for the 2009 calendar year.
  • Monadelphous Group reports 12.1% after tax profit increase (0) August 19, 2009 Monadelphous Group yesterday announced an after tax profit of $74.2 million for the full year ended 30 June 2009.
  • Hillgrove suspended for six months (0) August 19, 2009 Straits Resources has announced a temporary suspension of processing activities at Hillgrove mine in Armidale, NSW.
  • $18M spending for A1 gold mine (0) August 19, 2009 The new owners of Victoria’s A1 gold mine, Heron Resources, will spend $18 million over the next two years to have it back in production from late in 2011.
  • Fortescue lands China iron ore deal (0) August 18, 2009 Fortescue Metals yesterday announced a price agreement with the China Iron and Steel Association and the Baosteel Group.
  • Kangaroo Flat to hit production target (0) August 18, 2009 Bendigo Mining’s Kangaroo Flat mine is on track to achieve its full year gold production target.
  • Major resource upgrade at Iron Valley (0) August 18, 2009 Iron Ore Holdings has announced an upgraded resource of 160 million tonnes at its Iron Valley Project in the Pilbara.
  • Newcrest records profit (0) August 18, 2009 Newcrest Mining has announced an 85% increase in its annual profits.
  • Triton Gold commences ASX trading (0) August 17, 2009 Triton Gold commenced trading on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) on Friday.
  • Industry welcomes safe work bill (0) August 17, 2009 Minerals Council of Australia CEO Mitchell Hooke says the passage of the Safe Work Australia Bill through the Parliament represents a significant milestone in the move towards a national Occupational ...
  • Major nickel expansion (0) August 17, 2009 Western Areas plans to double its nickel output by moving ahead with the development of its Spotted Quoll deposit in Western Australia.
  • Newmont starts production at Boddington (0) August 17, 2009 US mining company Newmont has begun production at its Boddington gold mine in Western Australia.
  • Boart to reduce debt through equity raising (0) August 17, 2009 Boart Longyear plans to raise US$635 million through a fully underwritten equity offer.
  • Isri Seats shows construction seat (0) August 14, 2009 Isri Seats will feature a range of seats for construction workers on Stand 2099 at the 2009 NSW Mining & Energy (M&E) exhibition at the Muswellbrook Showground from September 22-24.
  • Xstrata granted port capacity (0) August 14, 2009 The NSW Supreme Court has ruled that Centennial Coal must make some the port capacity at Newcastle available to Xstrata Coal.
  • Sweeping changes to WA approvals process (0) August 14, 2009 An Industry Working Group commissioned by the Western Australian Government has called for a complete overhaul of the State’s mining approvals process.
  • A1 Gold Mine could be reopened (0) August 14, 2009 Heron Resources has purchased an Option to acquire and reopen the A1 Gold Mine in the Woods Point District of Eastern Victoria located 120 km east north east of Melbourne. ...
  • Green light for Fremantle lead carbonate shipment (0) August 14, 2009 Magellan Metals is now able to commence exporting lead carbonate concentrate through the Port of Fremantle as the WA Minister for Environment has formally signed off on its final management ...
  • Rio Tinto signs global supply agreement with Terex (0) August 14, 2009 Rio Tinto has signed a global supply agreement with Terex Mining providing a basis for continued capital equipment sales, simplifying the procurement process for both companies.
  • The Hunter Valley welcomes M&E NSW (0) August 13, 2009 Mining & Energy NSW – to be held in the Hunter Valley coal mining town of Muswellbrook from September 22-24 – comes at a time when the first ‘green shoots’ ...
  • Dust Control (0) August 13, 2009 Australian Mining’s September issue will explore how dust control systems can reduce equipment wear, maintenance, and downtime; increase visibility; and boost employee morale and productivity.
  • Wear Resistance (0) August 13, 2009 Australian Mining’s September Wear Resistance feature will look at new research and technology in wear resistance and examine the range of benefits that new sophisticated technology can provide.
  • Rio Tinto’s Stern Hu formally charged in China (0) August 13, 2009 Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu has been formally charged with trade secrets infringement and bribery by China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate.
  • Strong results for BHP (0) August 13, 2009 BHP Billiton yesterday reported a strong financial result for the year ended 30 June 2009, despite recording a 49% slump in operational profits.
  • AMEC disappointment with approvals review (0) August 13, 2009 AMEC has expressed disappointment in response to the Western Australian Government’s decision to table a report into the State’s approvals processes without a clear plan for implementing its recommendations.
  • Western areas nickel expansion (0) August 13, 2009 Western Areas plans to double its nickel output by moving ahead with the development of its Spotted Quoll deposit in Western Australia, the company said in a statement yesterday.
  • NSW mining conference (0) August 13, 2009 The New South Wales Department of Industry and Investment will today host the NSW Mineral Exploration & Investment 2009 Conference in Sydney.
  • CEOs meet for safety think-tank (0) August 13, 2009 Chief executives from more than 20 of Queensland’s largest minerals and energy companies are gathering in Brisbane today for the QRC annual CEO Health and Safety Leadership Day.
  • Worth its weight: a flexible approach to mine optimisation (0) August 13, 2009 Coffey Mining’s mining manager Tim Horsley says that in the current economic downturn, mine optimisation can bring significant benefits to the bottom line of any mine operation.
  • Monax names new MD (0) August 12, 2009 Minerals explorer Monax Mining has appointed Gary Ferris to replace Michael Schwarz as managing director.
  • Lobby groups welcome Turnbull’s alternatives (0) August 12, 2009 Mining industry groups have reacted favourably to the alternative ETS proposed by the Coalition and Independent Senator Nick Xenophon.
  • No recession, no quick turnaround (0) August 12, 2009 BIS Shrapnel’s Long Term Forecasts 2009 – 2024 report says the Australian economy’s most difficult phase will occur over the next year.
  • China makes play for Felix Resources (0) August 12, 2009 China’s state-owned Yanzhou Coal Mining has made a $3.5 billion takeover bid for Felix Resources.
  • Public responds to Olympic Dam expansion (0) August 11, 2009 The SA Government received almost 4000 public submissions regarding the proposed Olympic Dam expansion.
  • The other kind of ‘clean coal’ (0) August 11, 2009 Trials of a new dust scrubber in a longwall coal mine have delivered results that could lead to safer, healthier mining.*
  • Fortescue posts annual profit (0) August 11, 2009 Fortescue Metals has posted an annual profit of US$508 million after a loss of US$771 million at the same time last year.
  • Kanmantoo recycles Pillara plant (0) August 11, 2009 Hillgrove Resources’ wholly owned subsidiary Hillgrove Copper has entered into a purchase agreement with Lennard Shelf to acquire the Lennard Shelf Pillara Mine’s process plant for the Kanmantoo Copper/Gold Project.
  • Special report: NSW Mining Project Assessments (0) August 11, 2009 MINING DAILY presents the latest Major Project Assessments in New South Wales, courtesy of the NSW Department of Planning.
  • Capital raising for uranium exploration (0) August 11, 2009 Uranium Exploration Australia has secured commitments for a share placement in order to raise $5 million from institutional and sophisticated investors.
  • Diesel designs cut health risk (0) August 10, 2009 CSIRO Exploration & Mining scientists are trying to develop a method of eliminating or at least reducing mine workers’ exposure to damaging particulates.
  • NHMRC urges miners to keep families safe from lead (0) August 10, 2009 Miners are being urged to take measures to protect their families from lead exposure by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
  • Funding for drilling exploration Cooperative Research Centre (0) August 10, 2009 Federal Innovation Minister Kim Carr has announced a $28 million grant to boost research into mineral exploration drilling techniques.
  • Uranium workshops for Indigenous communities (0) August 10, 2009 Workshops hosted by the Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation in WA were an opportunity for traditional owners to become involved in a new mining industry from its beginning.
  • Rio accused of spying for six years (0) August 10, 2009 Reports published on an official Chinese Government website say Rio Tinto has cost China’s steel industry $123 billion after six years of spying.
  • Another death in WA (0) August 10, 2009 The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum has reported a death early Saturday morning at the Kanowna Belle minesite near Kalgoorlie.
  • Hay Point coal terminal resumes operations after Greenpeace protest (0) August 7, 2009 BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will today resume operations at its Hay Point coal export terminal in Mackay, Queensland after the Greenpeace protest ended.
  • Argonaut Resources to explore near Kroombit zinc-copper deposit (0) August 7, 2009 Argonaut Resources will commence exploration work near its Kroombit zinc-copper deposit in Central Queensland on 17 August.
  • Pt Lowly unsuitable for BHP desalination plant (0) August 7, 2009 A South Australian Parliamentary Committee yesterday recommended that BHP Billiton’s proposed desalination plant be built at another location.
  • Atlas wins big (0) August 7, 2009 Australia’s newest iron ore producer has won the Digger Award at this year’s Diggers & Dealers Forum in Kalgoorlie.
  • Alumina’s profits tumble (0) August 7, 2009 Alumina has seen its first half profits plunge 86% after a poor six months in the aluminium market.
  • Juniors upset over rail access (0) August 7, 2009 Junior iron ore miners in the Pilbara have reacted angrily to BHP’s continued opposition to third party rail access.
  • Mincor Resources and JOGMEC finalise exploration joint venture (0) August 6, 2009 Mincor Resources and JOGMEC have agreed to an exploration joint venture for the Bonaparte Zinc Project in Western Australia.
  • Agreement boosts graduate jobs (0) August 6, 2009 The Western Australian School of Mines has signed a memorandum of understanding with Paddington Gold Mine.
  • Please explain job cuts, CFMEU (0) August 6, 2009 The CFMEU yesterday asked Xstrata to explain why it is axing jobs at its Ulan and Tahmoor mines in New South Wales.
  • Chinese investment remains likely, analyst (0) August 6, 2009 Chinese companies are actively seeking acquisition and financing deals with Australia’s small and medium-capped miners of base metals and iron ore, Reuters reports.
  • Ashby slams BHP safety (0) August 6, 2009 BHP Iron Ore head Ian Ashby has called the company’s safety record ‘abysmal.’
  • OZ in no rush to spend (0) August 6, 2009 OZ Minerals is in no hurry to spend its now considerable cash reserves.
  • BHP appoints Nasser as new chairman (0) August 5, 2009 BHP Billiton yesterday appointed Jacques Nasser to succeed outgoing chairman Don Argus.
  • Galaxy appoints Mount Cattlin contractors (0) August 5, 2009 Galaxy Resources has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management contract for its minerals processing plant at Mount Cattlin, Ravensthorpe.
  • Monadelphous CFO resigns (22) August 5, 2009 Monadelphous Group yesterday announced the resignation of the company’s chief financial officer Giles Everist.
  • Xstrata profits slump (0) August 5, 2009 Xstrata’s first half profits have fallen by 77%.
  • Nickel still unsteady (0) August 5, 2009 Mincor Resources managing director David Moore says the price of nickel remains too volatile to restart the Miitel mine in Western Australia.
  • Greenhouse deadline approaching (0) August 5, 2009 Some mining companies could be at risk of fines of up to $200,000 ahead of a greenhouse gas reporting deadline.
  • South Australia & Northern Territory Spotlight (0) August 4, 2009 Australian Mining’s September issue reviews the latest projects to come online in SA & NT as a result of exploration investment.
  • Hannans reaches Jigalong agreement (0) August 4, 2009 Hannans Reward has announced a landmark agreement with the Indigenous Jigalong Community in Western Australia.
  • Cazaly ups its Mount Caudan stake (0) August 4, 2009 Cazaly Resources has increased its stake in the Mount Caudan tenement area in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia.
  • Ruling will not affect assets, Western Areas (0) August 4, 2009 Western Areas NL has assured its shareholders that the court case concerning two of its directors will not affect their rights or the company’s assets.
  • Equipment imports fall (0) August 4, 2009 Mining and construction machinery imports activity has fallen 90% over the last 12 months.
  • Commodities set to rise, economist (0) August 4, 2009 Commodity prices may continue to rise in 2010 as the global recession recedes, according to a prominent economist.
  • Working across industries (0) August 4, 2009 Australia’s mining and farming industries are coming together to create skilled workers who can work across both sectors.
  • Coal exports planned for Port Alma (0) August 3, 2009 The Gladstone Ports Corporation is in discussions with Xstrata Coal to transform Port Alma into a major coal export facility.
  • Mine vehicles in breach of safety standards (0) August 3, 2009 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) issued a safety bulletin last week after it was discovered the engine intake flame traps of several mine vehicles did not comply ...
  • Record gold production for Avoca (0) August 3, 2009 Avoca Resources has announced an 83% increase in gold production during the June quarter.
  • Silver recapitalisation plan (0) August 3, 2009 A meeting this week on the Gold Coast could see work resume at a closed silver mine on the Queensland-New South Wales border, the ABC reports.
  • WA resources bounce back (0) August 3, 2009 The latest Deloitte WA Index has found WA resource companies have rebounded strongly after a difficult 12 months.
  • Uranium supply could be in danger, ERA (0) August 3, 2009 The world may be in danger of a uranium supply shortfall as the global nuclear industry speeds up.
  • Huddy’s Mining Services wins Baralaba Coal contract (0) July 31, 2009 Industrea subsidiary Huddy’s Mining Services was yesterday awarded a $30 million per annum contract by Cockatoo Coal to provide services at the Baralaba Coal Mine.
  • Harvey named as new PWCS chairman (0) July 31, 2009 Port Waratah Coal Services has appointed Rio Tinto’s chief of coal development Michael Harvey as its new chairman.
  • Indigenous support in the Pilbara (0) July 31, 2009 WA Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls has announced funding of $145,000 for the Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation.
  • Coal & Allied records huge profit increase (0) July 31, 2009 Coal & Allied has recorded a 66% increase in profits for the first half of the year.
  • Asciano upset with rail contract (0) July 31, 2009 Asciano Group has accused Queensland Rail of lowering track charges in order to win a major coal transport contract in the Hunter Valley.
  • Infrastructure underpins recovery, Roche (0) July 31, 2009 The Queensland Resources Council has called for improvements to the State’s infrastructure to capitalise on the recovering resources market.
  • Product Focus: Process Control & Instrumentation (0) July 30, 2009 The New Product Focus section of the magazine is a great opportunity for suppliers to take advantage of having information on new equipment published in the magazine FREE OF CHARGE.
  • Fortescue releases Glacier Valley resource estimate (0) July 30, 2009 Fortescue Metals yesterday announced a 1.23 billion tonne inferred resource estimate for its Glacier Valley tenement area.
  • Gold project on track (0) July 30, 2009 Alkane Resources remains on track to complete the Definitive Feasibility Study for its Tomingley gold project by early October.
  • VIC mine rescue competition (0) July 30, 2009 The 17th Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition will be held in Bendigo from 7-9 August, 2009.
  • Atlas upgrades Pilbara resources (0) July 30, 2009 Atlas Iron has announced significant growth in the direct shipping ore position for its Pilbara iron ore projects.
  • Dioro accepts Avoca’s latest offer (0) July 30, 2009 Dioro has agreed to accept Avoca’s latest takeover offer.
  • MMG announces Rosebery development (0) July 30, 2009 MMG has announced a number of development programs at the company’s Rosebery mine in Tasmanian, with Chief Executive Officer Andrew Michelmore discussing development plans with Tasmanian Premier David Bartlett this ...
  • Record production quarter for OM Holdings (0) July 29, 2009 OM Holdings set new production records at its Bootu Creek manganese operations in the Northern Territory during the June 2009 quarter, the company said in its quarterly report yesterday.
  • Survey reveals challenges for juniors (0) July 29, 2009 New survey data suggests the landscape of the junior mining sector will be markedly different when the global financial crisis recedes.
  • Accident raises questions of vehicle suitability (0) July 29, 2009 An accident at a zinc mine in Queensland has raised questions about using on-highway trucks on mine sites.
  • Support for royalties in Tasmania (0) July 29, 2009 A proposal to give mining royalties to local Tasmanian communities has been backed by Grange Resources.
  • Catalpa going for gold (0) July 29, 2009 Catalpa Resources has made big steps in its transition from explorer to producer.