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  • 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.
  • BC Iron targets 2010 for production (0) July 6, 2009 Nullagine Iron Ore Project feasibility study paves the way for Pilbara development.
  • QR’s Hunter Valley contract win (0) July 6, 2009 QR has announced an 11 year contract with Peabody Energy Australia to deliver up to 12 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of coal from the Company’s Wambo and Wilpinjong mines.
  • Bendigo Mining acquires Henty Gold Mine (0) July 6, 2009 Bendigo Mining has entered into an agreement with Barrick Australia to acquire 100% of the Henty Gold Mine, located on the West Coast of Tasmania.
  • Palmer buys up nickel refinery (0) July 6, 2009 BHP Billiton has sold its Yabulu nickel refinery in Queensland to Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer.
  • Iron ore chairman steps down (0) July 6, 2009 Gindalbie Metals’ chairman George Jones has announced he will step down from his position.
  • Newcastle Port welcomes new lease (0) July 6, 2009 CBH Resources’ wholly owned subsidiary, Carrington Facilities, and the Newcastle Port Corporation have agreed on a new 30 year lease for the Concentrates Shiploader at Carrington, Newcastle.
  • Joint venture collapses (0) July 3, 2009 Full ownership of the Silver Swan North nickel and gold project has reverted to FerrAus after both BHP Billiton Nickel West and Mithril Resources withdrew from the joint venture.
  • Pisolite Hills bauxite resource upgrade (0) July 3, 2009 Brisbane-based emerging bauxite company Cape Alumina has released details of a 30% increase in bauxite resources for its Pisolite Hills project on the Weipa bauxite plateau of western Cape York, ...
  • State Engineer stops short of closure (0) July 3, 2009 State Engineer calls for independent study of BHP Billiton Nickel West’s Perseverance mine.
  • Perseverance mine shut-down (0) July 2, 2009 BHP Billiton’s Perseverance nickel mine may be closed indefinitely by West Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore.
  • Uncertain future for iron ore benchmark (0) July 2, 2009 The new financial year has opened without a benchmark iron ore agreement with Chinese customers for the first time in more than 40 years.
  • $96 million Pilbara contract (0) July 2, 2009 Electrical engineering company O’Donnell Griffin Rail (OGR) has secured a $96.5 million contract for rail signalling and relocation with BHP Billiton Iron Ore, the company announced this week.
  • Northern Territory copper-gold push (0) July 2, 2009 Panoramic Resources has entered a joint venture agreement to kick-off an exploration program at the Bluebush copper-gold project in the Northern Territory.
  • Surat developers need government support (0) July 2, 2009 Australia risks losing overseas investment by not supporting mining infrastructure.
  • Long-term Hunter export agreement signed (0) July 1, 2009 The Hunter Valley Coal Chain has moved closer towards a reliable long-term contractual framework, with a comprehensive industry agreement finally being signed and lodged with the Australian Consumer and Competition ...
  • Industrial Construction Average Salaries (0) July 1, 2009 MINING DAILY showcases a snapshot of salaries and employment market trends across the Australian and New Zealand resources industry. Data courtesy of the annual Hays Salary Survey, Resources & Mining ...
  • NSW longwall draws to close (0) July 1, 2009 Xstrata’s United operation in the Hunter Valley will close next year after exhausting the site’s economically recoverable reserves.
  • Australia’s golden renaissance (0) July 1, 2009 Gold is experiencing a resurgence as a reliable and profitable resource, Catalpa Resources managing director Bruce McFadzean told MINING DAILY.
  • Ventilation technology leaps forward (0) July 1, 2009 Whitfield Minerals and Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) have developed a tool to predict the performance of underground ventilation control devices (VCDs).
  • Rasp resource upgrade (0) July 1, 2009 CBH Resources has announced a 225% increase to mineral resources at the company’s Rasp mine in Broken Hill.
  • MMG announces board (0) June 30, 2009 Minerals and Metals Group (MMG) has announced its board members.
  • Operations centre up and running (0) June 30, 2009 Rio Tinto’s Perth operations centre will house at least 320 employees.
  • Lady Annie contamination clean-up (0) June 30, 2009 CopperCo sale will finance rehabilitation.
  • Industrial Design & Mobile Plant Average Salaries (0) June 30, 2009 MINING DAILY showcases a snapshot of salaries and employment market trends across the Australian and New Zealand resources industry. Data courtesy of the annual Hays Salary Survey, Resources & Mining ...
  • Hunter Valley ‘super site’ approved (794) June 29, 2009 The NSW State Government has approved mining and construction company Sandvik’s request to open a ‘super site’ in the New South Wales Hunter region.
  • WA exploration spending (0) June 29, 2009 Western Australia’s mining industry will receive a boost from $3 million worth of Government investment.
  • Wonmunna Iron Ore Project (0) June 29, 2009 Talisman Mining has received the Scoping Study for the Wonmunna Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara.
  • 2009 Coal Technical Average Salaries (0) June 29, 2009 MINING DAILY showcases a snapshot of salaries and employment market trends across the Australian and New Zealand resources industry. Data courtesy of the annual Hays Salary Survey, Resources & Mining ...
  • Former Rio CEO commended (0) June 29, 2009 A former Rio Tinto CEO has been awarded The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s (AusIMM) highest honour.
  • Industry benefits from NSW approval (0) June 29, 2009 The NSW Government has approved plans for a longwall mining expansion under Sydney’s drinking water catchment.
  • Centennial taps into NSW potential (0) June 29, 2009 Centennial Coal will kick start an exploration drilling program covering nearly 95 square kilometres in the Western Coalfields.
  • 2009 Metalliferous Engineering & Geology Average Salaries (0) June 26, 2009 MINING DAILY showcases a snapshot of salaries and employment market trends across the Australian and New Zealand resources industry. Data courtesy of the annual Hays Salary Survey, Resources & Mining ...
  • Nuclear cleanest option, study (0) June 26, 2009 A new study has found that nuclear energy is the world’s only currently available ‘clean’ power capable of producing base-load electricity.
  • Martabe sale approved (0) June 26, 2009 OZ Minerals has advised that shareholders of China Sci-Tech Holdings Limited have voted in favour of the acquisition of the Martabe project in Indonesia from OZ Minerals.
  • Gold merger generates jobs (0) June 26, 2009 Lion Selection and Catalpa Resources have signed an MIA to create an Australian mid-tier gold producer.
  • Wetar Copper update (0) June 26, 2009 Finders Resources has reported progress with key aspects of the Wetar Copper Project development feasibility study.
  • The high-stakes game of mining (0) June 26, 2009 IBISWorld analysts have released a report listing the winners and losers of the Global Financial Crisis, with resources in for a rough ride in 2009-10.
  • Loader operator sustains fatal injuries (0) June 26, 2009 The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has released a safety alert after a loader operator sustained fatal injuries when the mucking unit he was operating entered an open bench stope void.
  • Uptime in a down economy (0) June 25, 2009 Maintenance and aftermarket technology to maximise productivity. Boart Longyear’s Brian Patience and Ron Hankins write for Australian Mining.
  • 2009 Mineral & Coal Processing Average Salaries (0) June 25, 2009 Over the next week MINING DAILY will showcase a snapshot of salaries and employment market trends across the Australian and New Zealand resources industry. Data courtesy of the annual Hays ...
  • Gold production set to rise, ABARE (0) June 25, 2009 An ABARE report has found gold production will rise nearly 10% in 2010.
  • WA ready to employ again (0) June 25, 2009 Employer confidence in Western Australia has shot up in the last quarter even though the commodities market remains volatile.
  • Global GDP falls 3% (0) June 25, 2009 Optimism in Australian share markets falters after news the global GDP is likely to contract.
  • Employer confidence rises (0) June 24, 2009 Confidence among Australian employers has risen for the first time since March 2008.
  • AusIMM’s sustainable conference (0) June 23, 2009 The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy will be hosting the 4th Sustainable Development Indicators in the Minerals Industry Conference in a bid to improve the capacity of the minerals ...
  • FMG cooperates with Aquila for port facilities (0) June 23, 2009 FMG and Aquila Resources have signed a Cooperation Agreement assenting to share port facilities at Anketell Point.
  • Production delays force plant closure (0) June 23, 2009 Iluka will close its Hamilton treatment plant in west Victoria following a delay in iron ore production at its Kulwin mine.
  • Underground safety delves deeper (0) June 23, 2009 Two leading safety innovators are banding together to push forward developments to measure underground gases.
  • Consolidated agreements on rise (0) June 23, 2009 A merger proposal between Xstrata and rival Anglo American could pave the way for a series of consolidated agreements.
  • What are you worth? (0) June 23, 2009 Salary survey reveals downturn’s impact on salaries.
  • More participants needed to strengthen iron ore industry (0) June 23, 2009 A higher level of credible participants on Australia’s iron ore scene is needed to drive the spot market and strengthen confidence in the industry, an analyst told MINING DAILY.
  • Anglo rejects Xstrata bid (0) June 23, 2009 Anglo American has rejected an $84 billion merger bid by its rival Xstrata and slammed terms of the proposed deal as ‘totally unacceptable.’
  • Mining shares plunge (0) June 23, 2009 Share prices of Australia’s mining companies fell yesterday but none as sharply as Fortescue Metals.
  • Prospect award entries close soon! (0) June 22, 2009 Entries for the 6th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards are closing soon.
  • BHP-Rio deal faces court (0) June 22, 2009 The High Court will decide whether the US$116 billion Rio-BHP deal will attract stamp duty.
  • Gold project paves the way for discovery (0) June 22, 2009 YTC has acquired the Hera Gold Project in NSW with hopes of boosting base metal exploration and developments in central NSW.
  • Coal industry must get tougher (0) June 22, 2009 Manufacturer calls for tough new refuge chamber guidelines in the underground coal industry.
  • Miners search for Port Bonython alternatives (0) June 22, 2009 Western Plains Resources has asked Port Bonython’s preferred tenderer permission to pay port user charges.
  • CBH sells tenement for $12m (0) June 22, 2009 CBH Resources will sell its Hera tenements in western NSW for $12 million.
  • Exploring the future (0) June 19, 2009 The NSW exploration industry is ready to take a step big forward.
  • Australian energy and minerals exports (0) June 19, 2009 March quarter 2009 energy and minerals exports, released by ABARE.
  • $10 m mining employment stimulus (0) June 19, 2009 The NSW Government will introduce a $10 million industry assistance package.
  • Minmetals launches new company in Australia (0) June 19, 2009 Minmetals has formally launched its new Australian-based company.
  • Macarthur completes placement (0) June 19, 2009 Macarthur Coal has completed the institutional placement of shares to raise $190 million.
  • Canister explosions prompt safety alert (0) June 19, 2009 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy has issued a safety alert after two incidents involving bursting flushing agent canisters.
  • Merger won’t damage competition, Crean (0) June 18, 2009 The proposed joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton will not lessen the level of competition between the two miners, Australia’s Trade Minister Simon Crean told journalists yesterday.
  • Royalty hike or no deal, Barnett (0) June 18, 2009 Barnett in face-off with BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
  • OZ completes sale (0) June 18, 2009 OZ Minerals pays its debts after finalising the sale with Minmetals.
  • 2008-09 worst year for fatalities since 1996 (0) June 18, 2009 Three out of four Queensland fatalities caused by proximity detection failure.
  • QR boosts Qld coal capacity (0) June 17, 2009 QR has increased its capacity for coal transport.
  • Minerals Council calls for tax break (0) June 17, 2009 NSW Minerals Council wants transport cost deductions reinstated to save jobs.
  • Avoca slams “unrealistic” valuation (0) June 17, 2009 Avoca Resources has slammed Dioro Exploration for making “unrealistic statements”.
  • Infrastructure limits Victoria’s potential (0) June 17, 2009 Infrastructure constraints are being blamed for limiting Victoria’s mining industry and restricting Australia’s export economy.
  • Weakened demand damages Aussie dollar (0) June 17, 2009 Weakened demand for resources has prompted a fall in the Australian dollar against the Greenback.
  • NSW govt to spend $71 m on mining (0) June 16, 2009 The NSW Government is set to invest $71 million in the mining industry.
  • Conferences, seminars & workshops (0) June 16, 2009 Event submissions can be emailed to ozmining@reedbusiness.com.au
  • Union takes Rio to court (0) June 16, 2009 Union takes on Rio Tinto in the latest row over new industrial relations laws.
  • Junior uncovers 6Mt deposit (0) June 16, 2009 Argonaut Resources has announced a six million tonne zinc and copper deposit at its Kroombit project in Central Queensland.
  • Fund raising for the Pilbara (0) June 16, 2009 Atlas Iron plans to raise up to $116.7 million to help fund the expansion of its Pilbara iron ore operations.
  • No guarantee for Xstrata workers (0) June 16, 2009 Xstrata Coal will offer employment help to the 174 workers affected by the planned 2010 closure of its United Collieries mine in the Hunter Valley, but can make no promises.
  • Deposit could create 30,000 jobs (0) June 16, 2009 Proto Resources has uncovered a mineral deposit that could lead to the development of several major mines.
  • Trucks and Transport Special Feature (0) June 16, 2009 Australian Mining will showcase the latest trucks, utes and off-road vehicles that will handle the tough conditions of a remote minesite in a new trucks and transport feature.
  • Readying for increased demand (0) June 16, 2009 Atlas Iron denies BHP-Rio merger was a factor in recent fundraising.
  • Asciano to raise $2 b (0) June 16, 2009 Asciano has entered a trading halt and announced a capital raising program to bring in minimum gross proceeds of $2 billion.
  • Safety row divides WA (0) June 15, 2009 Federal Member tells union to ‘stay out of it.’
  • How long could you survive? (0) June 15, 2009 Refuge chamber could have supported life for a minimum of 36 hours.
  • Central Queensland Coal Project Assessments (0) June 15, 2009 The latest developments and project assessments for major Central Queensland coal mines.
  • Hunter industry wins logistics award (0) June 15, 2009 The Hunter Valley Coal Chain Logistics Team wins Smart Conference Award.
  • $250 mill coal mine to create 700 jobs (0) June 12, 2009 Syntech Resources will construct a $250 million coal mine in Queensland’s Surat Basin.
  • WA index climbs to 4mth high (0) June 12, 2009 The Deloitte WA Index has climbed to a four month high of $111.9 billion, marking a 53.8% rise in the Index since February this year.
  • Miner raises $7 million for gold mine (0) June 12, 2009 Exco Resources has raised more than $7 million from a share placement agreement
  • China may look elsewhere for iron ore (0) June 12, 2009 Smaller iron ore producers in Western Australia will be the big winners after the collapsed Rio Tinto-Chinalco deal.
  • SA exploration slows (0) June 12, 2009 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show South Australia’s exploration spending is down.
  • OZ shareholders vote in favour of sale (0) June 12, 2009 OZ Minerals shareholders have voted in favour of Minmetals’ offer for the company’s assets.
  • Mine Profile: Galilee Coal project (0) June 12, 2009 Waratah Coal’s proposed Galilee Coal project is set to re-shape the mining landscape in Central Queensland.
  • Chinalco left at the altar (0) June 11, 2009 Mega-merger criticised by Chinese steel makers.
  • Project Update: BC Iron-Fortescue joint venture (0) June 11, 2009 BC Iron has joined with Fortescue Metals (FMG) to develop the Nullagine Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara.
  • Breaking news: Trapped miner rescued (0) June 11, 2009 A BHP miner trapped underground has been rescued and is safely above ground.
  • Trapped for 15 hours (0) June 11, 2009 Pictures of a hard-rock refuge chamber identical to that which was used in yesterday’s underground rockfall.
  • Iron ore contracts threaten WA industry (0) June 10, 2009 Cuts to new iron ore contracts could slash Western Australia’s royalty intake by as much as $240 million each year.
  • Queensland Inspectorate investigates fatality (0) June 9, 2009 The Queensland Mines Inspectorate is investigating an accident which killed a mine worker in north-west Queensland.
  • Operator penalised for safety breach (0) June 9, 2009 A mine operator has pleaded guilty to safety breaches that caused an accident in south-east Queensland.
  • Survey shows employment drop (0) June 9, 2009 Employment in Australia’s mining and construction sector is down 31% from the same time last year, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
  • WA could be hit with Federal tax (0) June 9, 2009 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia has concerns for tax review’s impact.
  • WA Premier slams BHP Rio merge (0) June 9, 2009 The WA Premier has slammed the joint venture proposal between BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto.
  • Oz rejects Minmetals competition (0) June 9, 2009 Oz Minerals has rejected two recapitalisation proposals to refinance its debt.
  • NSW miner pushes for highway tunnel (0) June 9, 2009 A NSW mining company is set to tunnel under the New England Highway.
  • Bowen Basin suffers at CPRS’ hands (0) June 5, 2009 The Bowen Basin will suffer the full brunt of the Federal Government’s proposed CPRS.
  • Rio – Chinalco deal collapses (0) June 5, 2009 Rio Tinto’s US$19.5 billion deal with Chinalco has reportedly fallen through.
  • WA exploration funding (0) June 5, 2009 The Western Australian Government’s Industry Drilling Program has attracted more than 150 applications for drilling projects in 2009-10.
  • Rio to tap shareholders (0) June 5, 2009 Rio Tinto will seek to raise capital through a US$15.2 billion ($19 billion) equity raising and an iron ore joint venture with rival BHP Billiton.
  • Qld to receive safety commissioner (0) June 4, 2009 The Bligh Government has passed a law allowing for the introduction of a Mine Safety and Health Commissioner.
  • Australia posts $91 m trade deficit (0) June 4, 2009 Australia has posted an unexpected trade deficit in April as lower prices for coal and iron ore caused exports to fall by the greatest amount since July 1997.
  • Leaders of tomorrow (0) June 4, 2009 OZ Minerals has brought together 12 young people from some of Australia’s most remote regions at its Young Leaders Forum.
  • Enough is enough (0) June 4, 2009 Greg Combet says the coal industry’s call for up to $10 billion worth of assistance is too high.
  • No radiation risk, BHP (0) June 4, 2009 BHP’s radioactive material poses no threat to public health, the company has said.
  • OZ minerals seals the deal (0) June 4, 2009 OZ Minerals has received all necessary approvals for the sale to Minmetals.
  • SA increases energy targets (0) June 4, 2009 SA premier Mike Rann will increase the State’s renewable energy target to 33% by 2020.
  • Beaconsfield seeks $5 m (0) June 4, 2009 Beaconsfield Gold is attempting to raise $5 million.
  • China in poor negotiating position, analyst (0) June 3, 2009 Record levels of demand have put China in a bad position to demand bigger price cuts to Australian iron ore, a leading resource analyst told MINING DAILY.
  • Mining boom not over, PwC (0) June 3, 2009 Despite the world’s largest mining companies seeing their combined net profits plunge US$9 billion in 2008, the mining boom is not over, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Yarwun decision can wait, Chinalco (0) June 3, 2009 Chinalco will wait to make an investment decision regarding Rio’s Yarwun alumina refinery.
  • EPA rejects Mungada mine (0) June 3, 2009 The WA EPA has rejected Sinosteel Midwest Corporation’s proposal to mine hematite ore at Mungada.
  • NSW planning framework scrutinised (0) June 3, 2009 NSW may lose millions from coal projects in the Hunter Valley.
  • Commodities market restores hope (0) June 3, 2009 Recovering commodities markets are restoring hope to Australia’s mining sector.
  • No extra compensation, ACA (0) June 3, 2009 According to the coal industry body, speculation the Federal Government will offer the coal industry an extra $500 million in compensation as part of the carbon pollution reduction scheme ...
  • Bowen Basin Spotlight (0) June 2, 2009 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Bowen Basin feature in the July 2009 issue.
  • Mapping & Surveying (0) June 2, 2009 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Mapping and Surveying feature in the July 2009 issue.
  • Diggers & Dumpers (Earthmoving) (0) June 2, 2009 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions for its Diggers and Dumpers (Earthmoving) feature coming up in the July 2009 edition.
  • Product Focus: Cranes & Lifting (0) June 2, 2009 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its product focus on cranes and lifting equipment in the July 2009 issue.
  • Rio extends Chinalco deadline (0) June 2, 2009 Rio Tinto has extended Chinalco’s May 31 deadline to June 15.
  • Death in WA (23) June 2, 2009 A 34-year-old man has died at the Sino Iron project site.
  • Coal futures gets green light (0) June 2, 2009 The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) will launch its thermal coal futures and options contracts on 07 July 2009.
  • China rejects iron ore deal (0) June 2, 2009 A pricing face-off is looming after Chinese authorities have rejected new benchmark iron ore prices.
  • Terminal sale needed, Bligh (0) June 2, 2009 Queensland’s economy is dependent on the sale of key assets, Premier Anna Bligh said.
  • QREX exhibitor preview in July issue (0) June 2, 2009 Australian Mining will present a comprehensive preview in the July issue of exhibitors at the Queensland Resources Exhibition (QREX) in Rockhampton.
  • Free uranium forum to answer questions (0) June 2, 2009 The AusIMM will host a Uranium Industry Public Information Evening on Thursday 11 June.
  • Gold output expected to rise, Surbiton (0) June 1, 2009 Australian gold production is expected to rise in the coming months.
  • Avoca strikes gold in WA (0) June 1, 2009 Avoca Resources has posted record results at its Trident gold mine.
  • Macarthur renews contracts (0) June 1, 2009 Sedgman Limited has extended and amalgamated $80 million worth of operating contracts at Macarthur Coal’s Coppabella and Moorvale coal mines.
  • A mine of biblical proportions (0) June 1, 2009 Waratah Coals proposed Galilee thermal coal project in Central Queensland will have an annual export capacity of 40 million tonnes.
  • Unions against retirement age increase (0) June 1, 2009 Plans to increase the pension age have been slammed by trade unions.
  • NSW mining lease withdrawn (0) June 1, 2009 A NSW mining lease application has been withdrawn by despite gaining land approvals.
  • Tiger Resources roars ahead (0) June 1, 2009 Tiger Resources is one step further to developing a large copper project in North America.