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  • 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.
  • Potential skills shortage on the horizon (0) July 29, 2009 The WA mining sector could face a major skills shortage within the next two years, according to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy.
  • Leighton handed contract extension (0) July 28, 2009 Leighton Mining has been awarded a three-year $300 million contract extension by BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) to continue work at the Peak Downs Mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
  • Australia’s first CCS power plant (0) July 28, 2009 Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche has welcomed the announcement of a 400 MW coal-fired power plant in the Surat Basin that will incorporate Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) ...
  • Miners, keep your distance: Farmers (0) July 28, 2009 The South Australian Government is considering tough new penalties for miners breaching conditions as part of a review of the State’s Mining Act.
  • Contract extension for Macmahon (0) July 28, 2009 Construction and mining contractor Macmahon Holdings has been awarded a two year extension on its contract at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine in South Australia.
  • Macarthur increases sales (0) July 28, 2009 Macarthur Coal increased it sales by 17% over the last financial year.
  • Gold project moving ahead (0) July 28, 2009 AngloGold Ashanti has moved closer to commencing operations at the Tropicana gold project in Western Australia.
  • Mt Arthur expansion approved (0) July 27, 2009 BHP Billiton received approval from the NSW Government on Friday to expand run-of-mine coal production at the Mt Arthur Coal mine to approximately 20 mtpa.
  • Gindalbie appeals upheld (0) July 27, 2009 The Western Australian Environment Minister Donna Faragher has upheld appeals made by Gindalbie Metals against conditions placed on the hematite and magnetite phases at its Karara Iron Ore Project.
  • Premier Bligh turns attention to phosphate (0) July 27, 2009 Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has turned her attention to promoting the State’s phosphate sector after a week of increased pressure to allow uranium mining in the State.
  • Rio Tinto chief to launch Hunter mining forums (0) July 27, 2009 The Hunter Business Chamber has launched the inaugural Hunter Business Mining Forum, with Rio Tinto Coal Australia Managing Director Bill Champion announced as guest speaker.
  • Magnetite initiative to increase awareness (0) July 27, 2009 Australian magnetite iron ore companies plan to raise awareness of the country’s magnetite sector.
  • Worker seriously injured (0) July 27, 2009 A contract worker has been seriously inured this morning at Xstrata Zinc’s George Fisher Mine in Queensland.
  • Agreement boosts Indigenous employment (0) July 24, 2009 Mega Uranium has announced an agreement to guarantee contracting, employment and training opportunities for the Indigenous people of WA’s Eastern Goldfields.
  • Production to resume at coal mine (0) July 24, 2009 Xstrata is set to restart production at its Oaky no. 1 underground coking coal mine in August.
  • Alumina production rises (0) July 24, 2009 Alumina production at BHP’s Worsley plant in WA was up almost 8% over the previous quarter.
  • Newcrest enters a new market (0) July 24, 2009 Newcrest Mining has revealed a major tungsten deposit in Western Australia.
  • Job market on road to recovery (0) July 23, 2009 New research suggests that between 60,000 and 80,000 new jobs will be created for 30 resources projects across Australia in the coming years, according to careers website Mineblogger.
  • Solid production for BHP (0) July 23, 2009 BHP Billiton yesterday reported a solid operational performance over 2008-09, setting annual production records for petroleum, copper cathode and iron ore and increased levels across 12 major commodities.
  • Rocky alive with QREX (0) July 23, 2009 Today is the last day to attend the 2009 Queensland Resources Expo (QREX) trade exhibition.
  • ACCC approves Hunter Valley export solution (0) July 23, 2009 The ACCC will grant conditional interim authorisation to PWCS, NCIG and NPC to provide a long term solution to continuing capacity constraints in the Hunter Valley coal chain.
  • Vale reaches price agreement with European steel makers (0) July 23, 2009 Price negotiation between European steel makers and Brazilian iron ore giant Vale will not affect Australia’s negotiations with China.
  • Queensland not in line (0) July 23, 2009 The Federal Government is showing signs of dissatisfaction with the Queensland Government’s uranium policy.
  • SA iron ore in China’s sights (0) July 22, 2009 China’s Wuhan Iron and Steel has entered into a joint venture which could see a $186 million investment in South Australia’s iron ore sector.
  • Metallica explores ‘Olympic Dam-type targets’ (0) July 22, 2009 Queensland-based Metallica Minerals has entered into a joint-venture with Salisbury Resources to explore the potential of three tenements in South Australia.
  • WA needs strong demand (0) July 22, 2009 A report has found that WA’s economy may be too dependent on Chinese iron ore demand.
  • Uranium mining in the future (0) July 22, 2009 Uranium mining in Queensland is inevitable, according to Federal Resources Minister Martin Ferguson.
  • OZ pot of gold (0) July 22, 2009 A newly positive financial position will allow OZ Minerals to consider small acquisitions in the immediate future.
  • Ballarat gold mine for sale (0) July 22, 2009 Lihir Gold’s plans to sell its mine in Ballarat will leave up to 200 workers facing redundancy.
  • Prospect Awards deadline extended (0) July 21, 2009 The entry deadline for the 6th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards has been extended until Friday 24 July.
  • Misfire prompts safety alert (0) July 21, 2009 A safety alert is issued after misfired explosives were detonated during waste bogging operations in WA.
  • Barnett mending fences in China (0) July 21, 2009 WA Premier Colin Barnett plans to use his first visit to China to restore confidence in export relationships.
  • Avoca slams questionable strategy (0) July 21, 2009 Avoca has accused Dioro of “questionable tactics” for entering a trading halt last week.
  • Tackling QLD’s skills shortage (0) July 21, 2009 The Queensland Resources Council and CQUniversity have entered an agreement to address the skills shortages in the State’s resources sector.
  • Iron ore revenue down despite price rise (0) July 21, 2009 Increased demand for iron ore in China has pushed the spot price to its highest level since 2008.
  • Slump in equipment sales (0) July 21, 2009 Sales in the Australian mining equipment market fell nearly 30% in the first six months of 2009.
  • Ranger gets the go ahead (0) July 20, 2009 Energy Resources Australia (ERA) has received exploration approval for the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory.
  • Abigroup awarded NSW rail contract (0) July 20, 2009 Moolarben Coal has awarded Abigroup the contract to construct a rail loop at its Moolarben Coal Project 40 km north-east of Mudgee.
  • BHP opens Brisbane office (820) July 20, 2009 BHP Billiton has relocated more than 40 people from around Australia to work in the new head office for its global metallurgical coal operations in Brisbane.
  • JV partners wait on test pit results (0) July 20, 2009 BC Iron and Fortescue Metals Group fast track test pit following completion of the Nullagine Iron Ore Project Feasibility Study.
  • Uranium miners fight for trust (0) July 20, 2009 Western Australia uranium miners need to work to gain the trust of local residents as they transport yellowcake through suburban areas.
  • Detention won’t hurt business, Sino (0) July 17, 2009 Sino Gold does not believe the detention of a Rio executive in China will damage business or trade ties.
  • Chinese stockpiling as tensions simmer (0) July 17, 2009 Increasing Chinese iron ore inventories in the June Quarter could be a result of simmering tensions between China Iron and Steel Association (CISA) and Rio Tinto over contract price negotiations, ...
  • Rubicon Integra joint venture (0) July 17, 2009 Rubicon Resources has entered into a joint venture with Integra Mining over its Mt Monger and Wattle Dam sub-project tenements.
  • Apollo acquires tenement (0) July 17, 2009 Apollo Minerals has purchased the Mt Oscar East tenement from Thundelarra for $225,000 in cash.
  • Shareholders vote for change (0) July 17, 2009 Olympia Resources’ shareholders accepted Stirling Resources as a major shareholder and approved changing the company’s name, at an extraordinary general meeting yesterday.
  • Lead ban lifted at Esperance Port (0) July 17, 2009 The Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation is satisfied that the Esperance Port Lead Removal Plan (LRP) has been completed, after it lifted a ban on lead carbonate shipping ...
  • Minimbah Bank rail project in full swing (0) July 17, 2009 Construction work has stepped up a gear this week on a critical rail upgrade project to improve reliability and capacity of the Hunter Valley Rail Network to Newcastle.
  • Dioro still says no (0) July 16, 2009 Dioro Exploration has once again urged shareholders to reject Avoca Resources’ offer.
  • ARTC calls for feedback (0) July 16, 2009 The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) has announced it is seeking industry input into the development of the Hunter Valley Corridor Capacity Strategy for 2009 to 2018, which was made ...
  • Bligh intervention ‘good news,’ Roche (0) July 16, 2009 Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche is pleased that Premier Anna Bligh has written to the Federal Government requesting changes to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).
  • FourMile a boost for the industry, Angwin (0) July 16, 2009 The Australian Uranium Association thinks approval of the FourMile uranium mine shows the industry can grow.
  • Miners release frozen budgets (0) July 16, 2009 The second quarterly Australian Mining Business Sentiment Survey has revealed that Australian mining professionals are starting to release budgets previously frozen as a result of the global financial crisis.
  • Iron Ore 2009 Conference (0) July 16, 2009 The CSIRO and the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) are jointly organising the Iron Ore 2009 Conference, which will focus on ‘Ensuring Ongoing Growth’ as iron ore demand ...
  • Exploration partnership (0) July 16, 2009 Cape Lambert Iron Ore is set to acquire an 18.7% stake in Australian uranium company Cauldron Energy.
  • Website for women in mining (0) July 16, 2009 Queensland Minister for Women Karen Struthers will officially launch the Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) website on Tuesday 28 July.
  • Safety alert for airleg miners (0) July 15, 2009 The Western Australian Coroner has recommended new safety measures for airleg miners after concluding an investigation into the death of a worker in September 2008.
  • False reports of mine postponement (24) July 15, 2009 Media reports that BHP Billiton has postponed the Caval Ridge coal coking mine in the Bowen Basin are completely unfounded, a spokesperson told MINING DAILY.
  • June quarter production results (0) July 15, 2009 Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) increased its uranium oxide production in the June 2009 quarter by 44% when compared to the June 2008 quarter, the company said in a statement ...
  • Possible port expansion flagged (0) July 15, 2009 The Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group is gauging interest in further expansion at the Port of Newcastle.
  • Uranium mine approved (0) July 15, 2009 Development of South Australia’s FourMile uranium mine has been approved.
  • Loss of geologists may hurt mining (0) July 15, 2009 The vice president of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists believes geologist job losses will hurt mining.
  • Increased ore production (0) July 14, 2009 Fortescue Metals Group has increased its iron ore production by 36% over the previous March quarter.
  • Takeover bid made unconditional (0) July 14, 2009 Avoca Resources has made its bid for Dioro Exploration unconditional.
  • A golden deal (0) July 14, 2009 Tasman Goldfields and AusCan to develop Challenger and Mt Adrah gold projects in New South Wales.
  • Industrea triples manufacturing capacity (0) July 14, 2009 Industrea will triple its longwall equipment manufacturing capacity by combining its separate manufacturing and servicing operations in a larger premises in the Hunter Valley.
  • Mine expansion open for public comment (0) July 14, 2009 Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has invited the public to comment on a new submission by Phosphate Resources to expand its Christmas Island mine.
  • 40 Years of the Mt Newman Project (0) July 14, 2009 BHP Billiton Iron Ore and Western Australia’s Pilbara communities have celebrated a significant milestone in Australia’s mining history by marking the 40th Anniversary of the railing and shipping of the ...
  • Drilling & Blasting (0) July 14, 2009 Australian Mining is currently calling for editorial contributions for the Drilling and Blasting Feature coming up in the August 2009 issue.
  • Carbon capture conference (0) July 13, 2009 The stage has been set for the Queensland Resources Exposition following the meeting of world leaders at the G8 summit.
  • Boart announces refinancing (0) July 13, 2009 Boart Longyear plans to arrange refinancing on credit facilities of US$850 million.
  • Approvals process too slow, Clark (0) July 13, 2009 Grange Resources’ managing director feels a slow WA approvals process is hampering business development.
  • License agreement for longwall automation (0) July 13, 2009 Bucyrus and the CSIRO have announced a worldwide license agreement for the Longwall Automation Steering Committee technology.
  • Contractor appointed for Oakajee project (0) July 13, 2009 Murchison Metals has appointed WorleyParsons to carry out the project management study at the Oakajee port and rail project.
  • Chinese iron ore trading under a cloud (0) July 13, 2009 China may have placed future iron ore trading with Australia at risk as a result of the detention of Rio Tinto executive Stern Hu.
  • Iron ore reports wrong, Hebei Steel (0) July 10, 2009 Recent reports that Chinese steelmakers have agreed to a 33% iron ore price cut are incorrect, vice president of Hebei Iron & Steel Group Tian Zhiping told journalists yesterday.
  • Queensland resource output falls (0) July 10, 2009 A report has found Queensland’s resource output was down $5.2 billion for the first quarter of 2009.
  • Exporter confidence growing (0) July 10, 2009 Exporters in the mining industry are expecting to make a strong recovery this year, with 71% confident of increasing their orders in the next 12 months, according to the 2009 ...
  • Mining governance standards slip (1) July 10, 2009 Mining companies are among the worst performers in an assessment of the corporate governance standards of Australian listed companies.
  • Dioro board recommends no action (0) July 9, 2009 Dioro Exploration has urged shareholders to ignore Avoca Resources’ increased takeover offer.
  • Crane injuries prompt safety alert (0) July 9, 2009 The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has issued a safety alert after an incident in which heavy wire lifting slings fell from a crane hook and injured workers.
  • Quarry fatality under investigation (0) July 9, 2009 A worker was fatally injured at a quarry near Townsville, North Queensland, on Saturday 4 July 2009, when the truck he was driving tipped over and crashed into a rock ...
  • Price negotiations take absurd twist (0) July 9, 2009 Diplomatic tensions between China and Australia have flared after Rio Tinto executives were detained in Shanghai, accused of spying and stealing Chinese state secrets.
  • Employers now hiring, here’s where (0) July 9, 2009 The roller-coaster employment ride of the past year appears to be reaching more stable ground, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Report.
  • Exploration grants in Queensland (0) July 8, 2009 The Queensland Government will provide four junior mineral explorers with grants totaling $159,000.
  • Staff need to look after themselves, Ashby (0) July 8, 2009 BHP Billiton Iron Ore chief Ian Ashby has told journalists employees need to take more responsibility for their own safety.
  • Inventor recognised with international award (0) July 8, 2009 Alcoa electrical engineering specialist Vince Dooley has been awarded the prestigious UOP Technology Award by the US-based International Society of Automation.
  • Plant to test coal-to-oil technology (0) July 8, 2009 Ignite Energy Resources (IER) will demonstrate its coal-to-oil technology, after entering into a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a commercial test plant at TRUenergy’s Yallourn mine.
  • QLD resurrects refuge chamber debate (0) July 8, 2009 MINING DAILY can reveal that Queensland Mines and Energy (QME) will resurrect a series of safety workgroups to discuss the potential benefits of refuge chamber guidelines for Queensland coal mines. ...
  • Golden Grove back online (0) July 8, 2009 Normal operations have resumed at the Golden Grove copper and zinc mine in Western Australia.
  • Masters program to tackle engineer shortages (0) July 7, 2009 Coffey Mining is collaborating with Melbourne University to address a decade long shortage of skilled workers in the mining engineering sector.
  • Mining fuels 5.9% growth in Index (0) July 7, 2009 The rebound in Western Australia’s mining sector has continued in June, helping to drive a 5.9% rise in the Deloitte WA Index.
  • Rio Tinto sheds Alcan asset (0) July 7, 2009 Rio Tinto has sold its Alcan Packaging Food Americas division for US$1.2 billion.
  • Avoca boosts offer for Dioro (0) July 7, 2009 Avoca Resources has increased its takeover offer for Dioro Exploration.
  • Fatalities prompt safety workshops (0) July 7, 2009 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy has announced a series of two-day safety workshops to raise awareness of collision avoidance technology.
  • AusIMM issues life ban (0) July 7, 2009 The AusIMM has banned the former chief executive of Canada’s Southwestern Resources for life.