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  • Mount Peake drill results (0) May 14, 2009 TNG Limited reports Davis Tube Recovery (DTR) and metallurgical results.
  • $20.5 million for engineering pavilion (0) May 14, 2009 Curtin University of Technology has welcomed the Federal Government’s $20.5 million funding for a new Engineering Pavilion Complex.
  • Western Areas raises $35.35 million (0) May 14, 2009 Western Areas has successfully completed an ordinary share placement raising $35.35 million.
  • Co-funded drilling program closing soon (0) May 14, 2009 $3 million of funding will be available for the 2009-10 program.
  • Revised Red Dome resource estimate (0) May 14, 2009 Kagara has informed the market that a new resource estimate for the Red Dome deposit at Chillagoe in north Queensland has been completed.
  • Wet ore: a sticky issue (24) May 13, 2009 Handling Wet and Sticky Ore (WSO) is a long-standing issue which has left many mining companies shrugging their shoulders. Louise Wallace writes.
  • Miners don’t get Flow Through Shares in Budget (0) May 13, 2009 The Federal Budget has been met with mixed reviews from the mining sector.
  • WA Index surges past $100 billion (0) May 13, 2009 Western Australian listed companies featured in the Deloitte WA Index surge during April.
  • Joint venture appeals EPA conditions (0) May 13, 2009 Karara Joint Venture will appeal against some of the conditions contained in the Reports released by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of Western Australia.
  • Price query explained (0) May 13, 2009 Fortescue Metals has attributed a recent jump in its share price to media coverage of the possibility that the company could be listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
  • More nickel jobs to go (0) May 13, 2009 Up to 240 jobs could be lost as BHP Billiton has announced that it will suspend operations at its Leinster nickel mine in Western Australia.
  • Industry welcomes Oakajee injection (0) May 13, 2009 The Federal Government will allocate $339 million over the next four years towards the development of common user facilities at the deepwater port at Oakajee.
  • Nickel project creates 3000 jobs (0) May 12, 2009 A central Queensland nickel project has been given the all clear by the Federal Government.
  • Boart braces for tough year ahead (0) May 12, 2009 Boart Longyear is considering a capital raising to cut debt and brace for lower 2009 earnings.
  • Simulation centre opens doors (0) May 12, 2009 The Australian Simulation Research Office (ASRO) will open its doors in Mackay on Friday.
  • Drill rig collapse sparks concern (0) May 12, 2009 Drill rig collapse prompts safety alert.
  • Nickel miners join forces in WA (0) May 12, 2009 Two leading nickel miners have joined to maximise one of Australia’s largest high grade nickel resources.
  • Gold miner steps ahead (0) May 12, 2009 A1 Minerals is one step closer to gold production at its BrightStar Project in WA.
  • Budget an opportunity, Roche (0) May 12, 2009 The QRC’s Michael Roche says tonight’s Federal Budget is an opportunity for the Government to help to create jobs and infrastructure in regional Queensland.
  • Pilbara receives 100km pipeline (0) May 12, 2009 An underground pipeline will be used to transport iron ore more than 100km across WA’s north-west.
  • Deficit will not hurt mining sector, analyst (0) May 11, 2009 An IBIS World analyst says the 2009 budget will not have a significant impact on the mining industry.
  • BHP introduces extended parental leave (0) May 11, 2009 BHP Billiton has introduced a standardised minimum period of paid parental leave.
  • Cape Lambert acquires CopperCo (0) May 11, 2009 Cape Lambert Iron Ore Limited will acquire the assets of CopperCo Limited.
  • A fruitful partnership (0) May 11, 2009 A new joint venture between Australia’s Gindalbie Metals and Chinese company Ansteel is an example of a successful international partnership.
  • Budget support for junior explorers (0) May 11, 2009 AMEC chief executive Simon Bennison wants the new Federal Budget to address a lack of infrastructure for junior iron ore miners in WA.
  • CPRS comes at a cost to coal (0) May 11, 2009 The Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme to force the closure of 16 coal mines and slash a further 10,000 jobs: ACA
  • Minerals Week 2009 (0) May 8, 2009 The impact of the global recession and key Government policies on the minerals sector will be the focus of this year’s Minerals Week.
  • Deacon reserve increase (0) May 8, 2009 Deacon Ore Reserve has increased by 29%.
  • Take no action, Dioro (0) May 8, 2009 Dioro Exploration managing director Rhod Grivas has reiterated his stance that the company’s shareholders take no action over Avoca Resources’ takeover bid.
  • Ore study to save millions (0) May 8, 2009 Curtin University is conducting a two year study into wet and sticky ore.
  • Uranium won’t mean waste, Moore (0) May 8, 2009 Increasing uranium mining will not result in WA storing nuclear waste, according to WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum.
  • NT approves uranium exploration (0) May 8, 2009 NT Government has approved a uranium exploration application.
  • Accidents cause shortfall (0) May 8, 2009 BHP Iron Ore will fall short of its production guidance after a number of safety incidents disrupted operations, Iron Ore president Ian Ashby said.
  • Maintenance Management: incl. Condition Monitoring (0) May 7, 2009 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Maintenance Management feature in the June 2009 issue.
  • Minerals Processing (354) May 7, 2009 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Minerals Processing feature in the June 2009 issue.
  • Product Focus: Materials Handling (0) May 7, 2009 Australian Mining is inviting editorial contributions for its Materials Handling Product Showcase coming up in the June 2009 issue.
  • Hard Rock Mining (0) May 7, 2009 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Hard Rock Mining feature article coming up in the June edition.
  • An Olympic divestment (0) May 7, 2009 Territory Resources will divest its shares in Olympia Resources.
  • Stirling raises $10 m (0) May 7, 2009 Stirling Resources has raised a $10 million commercial bond.
  • Economy v community (0) May 7, 2009 The minerals industry views community activities in terms of economic costs, a recent study read.
  • Hunter terminal is on schedule, NCIG (0) May 7, 2009 The NCIG says Newcastle coal terminal will be up and running by next year as planned.
  • Immediate exploration benefits (0) May 7, 2009 According to an independent report, a Flow Through Shares (FTS) scheme would have immediate benefits to the Australian mining industry.
  • Xstrata Q1 production surges (0) May 6, 2009 Xstrata has announced an increase in production in its Q1 Interim Management Statement.
  • Miners compete for safety crown (0) May 6, 2009 Sunrise Dam has won the CMEWA’s Surface Mine Emergency Response Competition.
  • Ponton maiden resource (0) May 6, 2009 Uranio Limited has announced a maiden Inferred Resource Estimate (IRE) for the Double 8 uranium prospect.
  • Atlas acquires Haddington tenements (0) May 6, 2009 Atlas Iron has given Haddington Resources notice of its intention to exercise its option to acquire the iron ore rights to six Pilbara tenements from Haddington.
  • Savage River operational update (0) May 6, 2009 Grange Resources has advised that the Autogenous Mill # 1 at Savage River has now returned to its normal production rate.
  • Stirling expands zircon assets (0) May 6, 2009 Stirling Resources has extended its mineral sands investment, with an agreement to transfer its zircon assets.
  • Ready for uranium (0) May 6, 2009 Outdated thinking has made it difficult for Queensland to take advantage of its abundant uranium reserves, Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Michael Roche told MINING DAILY.
  • Stronger Aussie dollar to benefit industry (0) May 6, 2009 A stronger Australian dollar may stimulate the Australian mining industry, analyst.
  • Industry activity falls again, Ai Group (0) May 5, 2009 Activity in Australia’s services sector has fallen for the 13th consecutive month.
  • Activity at Central Yilgarn Province (0) May 5, 2009 Southern Cross Goldfields has commenced drilling within the Central Yilgarn Gold and Nickel Province.
  • Deal or no deal (0) May 5, 2009 Mining companies must be prepared to deal in a dynamic market, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • OZ management goes lean (0) May 5, 2009 Andrew Michelmore will resign from OZ Minerals to take up a senior executive role with Minmetals.
  • Track access opportunities (0) May 5, 2009 Rail access consultant Paul Bugler explores the changing face of track access for coal producers.*
  • Opposition leader slams Rio deal (0) May 5, 2009 Malcolm Turnbull says Rio Tinto deal against national interest.
  • Integrated QREX program in 2009 (0) May 4, 2009 Rockhampton’s Queensland Resources Expo 2009 (QREX) is a must-attend event in July.
  • Vale invests in simulation training (0) May 4, 2009 Vale has invested in equipment simulator technology.
  • Govt delays ETS (0) May 4, 2009 The Federal Government is expected to announce the delay of the ETS at lunch time today.
  • Bright lights of the Hunter (0) May 4, 2009 The Australian film industry is coming to the Hunter Valley.
  • Deep impact (0) May 4, 2009 BHP has released the Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed expansion of its Olympic Dam mine.
  • Basic flaws remain in CPRS, Hooke (0) May 4, 2009 Changes to the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) do not address its central flaw, according to Minerals Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer Mitchell H Hooke.
  • A final extension (0) May 1, 2009 OZ Minerals lenders have once again extended the refinancing date of its loans.
  • Olympic EIS to be released (0) May 1, 2009 BHP Billiton will today release its Olympic Dam Environmental Impact Statement today.
  • Packaging sale (0) May 1, 2009 Rio Tinto may continue the selling its assets in order to reduce its debt levels.
  • Too early for predictions, Minister (0) May 1, 2009 Queensland’s Climate Change Minister Kate Jones believes it is too early to predict how emissions trading will affect mining jobs.
  • Alumina looks to raise cash (0) May 1, 2009 Alumina Limited announces equity raising to help reduce its debt levels.
  • Coal being left out, ACA (0) May 1, 2009 Australian Coal Association executive director Ralph Hillman believes a carbon emissions trading scheme will cost the coal industry up to $5 billion within its first five years.
  • Record production for Lihir (0) April 30, 2009 Australian miner Lihir Gold he posted its third consecutive record quarter of gold production.
  • Third quarter slump (0) April 30, 2009 Fortescue Metals has slashed its full-year sales forecast by 15% to 26 million tonnes following slower production and a steep fall in third quarter earnings.
  • A fine endeavour (0) April 30, 2009 CBH has released its quarterly report to 31 March.
  • A safe bet (0) April 29, 2009 Radiometric measurement is a safe and non invasive solution that is ideally suited for level limit detection, density and interface layer measurement. Endress+Hauser Australia’s product manager Simon Rigling writes for ...
  • ETS is expensive and flawed, MCA (0) April 29, 2009 The Minerals Council of Australia has criticised the proposed Emissions Trading Scheme.
  • Trade deficit to balloon, report (0) April 29, 2009 Australia’s trade deficit to balloon, according to Access Economics.
  • EPA approval for Karara Project (0) April 29, 2009 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has released its reports for the Gindalbie Metals owned Karara Iron Ore Project.
  • Bootu Creek achieves 94% production (0) April 29, 2009 The Board of OM Holdings has released March 2009 Quarter results for the Bootu Creek Manganese Mine.
  • Balla Balla receives green light (0) April 29, 2009 Aurox Resources secures Environmental Ministerial Approval.
  • Solomon Group resource upgrade (0) April 29, 2009 Fortescue Metals Group has announced an increase to its Resource Estimate for its Solomon Group tenement area.
  • OZ still extending (0) April 29, 2009 OZ Minerals’ quarterly report reveals that the miner is still working with lenders seeking to refinance its loans.
  • TNG releases drilling results (0) April 29, 2009 TNG has reported initial results from its Mount Peake Project in the Northern Territory.
  • Historical Tax Anomaly Threatens to Destroy Mining Future (0) April 29, 2009 By Greg Chalmers, President, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy; CEO, Jellinbah Resources.
  • Avoca steps up Dioro chase (0) April 28, 2009 Avoca is attempting another takeover bid for Dioro Exploration.
  • Remembering fallen workers (0) April 28, 2009 A memorial service is being held in Perth to commemorate workers who have been injured or killed.
  • SA Greens call for royalty increase (23) April 28, 2009 South Australia should double its existing royalty rate, according to a Greens MP.
  • Maintenance work ends in injury (0) April 28, 2009 Mobile crusher accident prompts safety alert.
  • Contractor slashes 360 jobs (0) April 28, 2009 Macmahon Holdings will slash 360 jobs from its coal projects in the Bowen Basin.
  • Tender briefings, are they valuable? (0) April 28, 2009 Bid Write offers tips for buyers (especially procurement staff that usually organise the briefings) and bidders/sellers to get the most out of tender briefings.
  • National merger may go ahead (0) April 27, 2009 The NT Resources Council is considering a national merger with 11 industry groups.
  • Honeymoon has begun (0) April 27, 2009 Construction has begun at SA’s Honeymoon uranium mine.
  • Another sale for OZ (0) April 27, 2009 OZ Minerals has sold one of its most highly prized assets to China Sci-Tech Holdings Limited (CST) for US$211 million cash.
  • Drilling to safety (0) April 27, 2009 Industrea Limited has signed a $2 million contract to supply underground directional drilling and gas drainage equipment.
  • Mining construction to fall 20%, BIS (0) April 27, 2009 Upcoming construction at several mining projects could be in doubt as Australia’s level of construction work is expected to fall by 20%.
  • Indigenous agreement endorsed (0) April 27, 2009 Aboriginal companies will manage mining royalties under a new scheme.
  • New equipment needed, CSIRO (0) April 27, 2009 The CSIRO is developing new exploration technologies.
  • Queensland quarterly snapshot (0) April 27, 2009 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) releases quarterly report charting the performance of the State’s minerals and energy sector.
  • Swan approves OZ – Minmetals deal (0) April 24, 2009 Wayne Swan has given the Green light to Minmetals’ OZ Minerals deal.
  • Council to achieve zero harm (0) April 24, 2009 The NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council has met in the Hunter to improve mine safety methods.
  • CPRS ‘just crazy’, Coates (0) April 24, 2009 Xstrata Australia Chairman slams Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS).
  • Rio sells African asset (0) April 24, 2009 Australian based resources development and investment company Gulf Resources has signed a Sale and Purchase agreement with Rio Tinto.
  • Newcrest maintains goals (0) April 24, 2009 Newcrest Mining’s gold production for the first quarter of 2009 was down 5% from the previous quarter.
  • ERA looking to expand (24) April 23, 2009 Energy Resources of Australia hopes to extend the life of Ranger mine.
  • BHP forced to sell cheap (0) April 23, 2009 Customer deferrals have forced BHP to sell its ore cheaply.
  • ETS will hurt Australia, Xstrata (0) April 23, 2009 The proposed trading scheme will cost Australia billions, Xstrata chairman Peter Coates said.
  • Outback Metals bid (0) April 23, 2009 Outback Metals has increased its bid for Queensland Ores to one Outback Metals share for every four Queensland Ores shares, an increase of 16.49%.
  • AMEC welcomes new Director General (0) April 23, 2009 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) has welcomed the appointment of Richard Sellers to the role of Director General of the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP).
  • Western Areas quarterly activities report (0) April 23, 2009 Western Areas has released the company’s quarterly activities report, indicating low cost nickel production and record development at Flying Fox, and encouraging developments at Spotted Quoll.
  • Beaconsfield quarterly activities report (0) April 23, 2009 Beaconsfield Gold has released the company’s quarterly activities report, reporting gold production of 18,340 ounces, up 21% on previous quarter.
  • Time for uranium expansion (0) April 23, 2009 Industry representitives feel Australia is not taking proper advantage of its significant uranium resources.
  • Westside starts drilling (0) April 23, 2009 Westside Corporation has begun its 2009 coal seam gas drilling campaign.
  • Get amped on refurbishing (0) April 22, 2009 Austar Coal Mine has managed to save costs by purchasing second-hand, refurbished equipment. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Production falls but still solid, BHP (0) April 22, 2009 BHP has released its third quarter production results.
  • Qld Govt boosts exploration (0) April 22, 2009 The Bligh Government has given 17 drilling companies $2 million to share.
  • PM pushed on flow-through shares (0) April 22, 2009 AMEC CEO calls for Government to commit to promise.
  • China approves Valin investment (0) April 22, 2009 FMG Share Subscription Agreement receives approval from the Chinese Government.
  • Coal futures contract on hold (0) April 22, 2009 ASX delays the launch of its thermal coal futures contract.
  • Shareholder derails RMA Energy deal (0) April 22, 2009 RMA Energy has received notification from Singapore-based Bounty Resources International that it wishes to defer its $1.8M Placement with RMA to investigate claims made against RMA by an individual shareholder.
  • Brightstar update (0) April 22, 2009 A1 Minerals has announced the first ore reserve statement for its 100%-owned Brightstar Gold Project.
  • Iron ore agreement (0) April 22, 2009 Polaris Metals and Mineral Resources Limited have entered into an agreement which grants Mineral Resources an exclusive option to acquire the rights to mine, process, transport and ship all of ...
  • QR unveils maintenance machine (0) April 22, 2009 QR is ready to roll out a new $28 million track maintenance machine.
  • Risk management model needed, IRC (0) April 21, 2009 The Industrial Relations Commission has released its review of the Mines Safety Act (1994).
  • Taking care of business: underground (0) April 21, 2009 Not long after installing a diesel particulate filter system at the Esperance Port in Western Australia, Mine Works has been given a contract to trial the filter system at the ...
  • Golden expansion (0) April 21, 2009 Australian gold miner Clancy Exploration has signed an agreement that will expand its existing relationship with Gold Fields Limited.
  • Chinese whispers (0) April 21, 2009 Fortescue Metals has confirmed recent speculation that it is in talks with Chinese financial leaders.
  • Sit tight on Chinalco deal, du Plessis (0) April 21, 2009 Rio Tinto has urged shareholders to reserve their judgements on its proposed deal with Chinalco.
  • Gold miners take advantage of favourable gold prices (0) April 21, 2009 Waratah Gold will team with Cazaly Resources to develop a number of gold deposits in WA.
  • Focus appoints preferred contractor (0) April 21, 2009 Focus Minerals has appointed the preferred contractor for its Three Mile Hill treatment plant.
  • Union calls for Govt support (0) April 20, 2009 AWU is calling for Government support to stop the loss of 500,000 jobs.
  • Base metals future bright, analyst (0) April 20, 2009 The medium outlook for base metals is positive.
  • NT explorer signs over 25% (0) April 20, 2009 Arafura Resources signs over 25% interest as part of a $24 million equity investment agreement.
  • WA explorer hits high note (0) April 20, 2009 Prairie Downs Metals has identified nine high-priority targets that at its namesake project in Western Australia.
  • Electrical fault safety alert (0) April 20, 2009 The Mines Inspectorate has released a safety alert after a worker received burn injuries from a faulty electrical motor cell.
  • Electrical incident sparks concern (23) April 20, 2009 The Mines Inspectorate has issued a safety alert after two separate electrical incidents at the same underground mine.
  • Routine repair operation ends in tragedy (0) April 20, 2009 The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has issued a safety alert after a worker received fatal injuries during a routine repair procedure.
  • Board to face pressure at AGM (0) April 20, 2009 Rio Tinto shareholders could use today’s annual general meeting to push for a major overhaul of the company’s board.
  • Light at the end of the tunnel (0) April 20, 2009 Survey results show positive industry outlook.
  • Metallica buys big (0) April 17, 2009 Queensland Ores has accepted a takeover bid.
  • International conference down under (0) April 17, 2009 The Macquarie Arc Conference is underway in Orange, NSW.
  • China resource outlook strong (0) April 17, 2009 China’s GDP increases 6.1% for Q1 2009.
  • State of exploration (0) April 17, 2009 The Queensland Government is attempting to stimulate mineral and energy exploration.
  • Gold caught in red tape (0) April 17, 2009 Bureaucratic hurdles may stop WA from enjoying gold rush.
  • Merger not to blame, Michelmore (0) April 17, 2009 OZ Minerals CEO Andrew Michelomore has defended the 2008 merger of Zinifex and Oxiana.
  • Govt launches Carbon Capture Institute (0) April 16, 2009 Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will today launch the Federal Government’s new Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute.
  • Farm-in gold venture (0) April 16, 2009 Emmerson Resources looks to fast track the discovery of Tier 1 gold and gold-copper deposits.
  • Ranger digging deep (0) April 16, 2009 ERA seeks approval for Ranger 3 Deeps exploration decline.
  • Top performers in Queensland (27) April 16, 2009 Deloitte Queensland Energy & Resources Index ranks strong QLD performers.
  • Shareholders voice concern (0) April 16, 2009 Rio Tinto bosses have been forced to defend the company’s proposed deal with Chinalco.
  • Aluminium, iron ore output slump (0) April 16, 2009 Rio Tinto reveals first quarter production details.
  • Warramboo drilling complete (0) April 15, 2009 Iron Road has completed its Stage Two drill holes.
  • Ignore takeover bid, Dioro (0) April 15, 2009 Avoca Resources has launched an unsolicited $49 million takeover bid for rival Dioro Exploration.
  • China withholds FMG approval (0) April 15, 2009 China has withheld its approval of Hunan Valin’s FMG bid.
  • A weight off WA shoulders (0) April 15, 2009 Streamlined environmental approvals in WA’s best interest. Louise Wallace writes.
  • Rio prices bonds (0) April 15, 2009 Rio Tinto has priced $US3.5 billion ($A4.80 billion) of fixed rate bonds in two parts.
  • 200 Ballarat jobs lost (0) April 15, 2009 Mining company Lihir Gold looks to ‘streamline operations’.
  • Gold project to go full steam ahead (0) April 14, 2009 Regis Resources’ Duketon gold project has been given the go ahead.
  • Xstrata closes nickel mine (0) April 14, 2009 Xstrata will shut down its Sinclair nickel mine.
  • OZ signs the deal (0) April 14, 2009 OZ Minerals has signed a sale implementation agreement with China Minmetals.
  • QLD mines receive safety boost (0) April 14, 2009 Queensland to receive safety boost with appointment of seven new mine inspectors.
  • Combining gold with gold (0) April 14, 2009 Mid-tier Australian gold producer Avoca Resources looks to expand its operations.
  • WA to overhaul environmental approvals processes (0) April 14, 2009 Western Australia is welcoming the release of the EPA Environmental Impact Assessment Process Review to streamline approvals within the State.
  • Skilled staff in demand, Hays (0) April 9, 2009 Hays has released their first quarterly report for 09.
  • Alumina industry operating at a loss, Alcan (0) April 9, 2009 Alumina and aluminium decline takes it toll
  • BHP steams ahead with Pilbara expansion (0) April 9, 2009 $500 million joint venture contract announced
  • A question of safety (0) April 9, 2009 Yet another BHP Billiton iron ore worker in Western Australia has been injured.
  • National awards good for business (0) April 8, 2009 The 6th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards is currently calling for nominations.
  • Study predicts strong growth for WA (0) April 8, 2009 Western Australia’s growth trajectory to 2020 will be positive.
  • Xstrata to face day in court (0) April 8, 2009 Xstrata will defend itself in court against claims that the company’s mining activities has caused high blood-lead levels in some Mt Isa Children.
  • White Dam Project update (0) April 8, 2009 Exco Resources receives approval for White Dam project.
  • Meridian completes placement (0) April 8, 2009 Meridian completes capital raising to accelerate project assessment program.
  • Miners slash jobs (0) April 8, 2009 More than 1000 mining and construction jobs will be lost.
  • Illawarra to house methane mines (0) April 7, 2009 Apex Energy has submitted plans to develop methane gas projects in coal seams along the Illawarra escarpment to the New South Wales Department of Planning.
  • Centennial brings home the gold (0) April 7, 2009 Centennial Coal’s Newstan Colliery was honoured at last night’s NSW Minerals Council Health and Safety Innovation Awards for their purpose built longwall isolation system
  • Blow off some steam (0) April 7, 2009 Australia is arguably a world leader in workplace mining safety, that said however, the sheer scale of the industry and its activities has its inherent dangers. Eximo’s general manager Melissa ...
  • Galaxy consolidates tenement holdings (0) April 7, 2009 Galaxy has announced three developments to consolidate its tenement holding in the Ravensthorpe region of Western Australia.
  • Darwin puts infrastructure first (0) April 7, 2009 The Darwin Port Corporation (DPC) is in the process of spending in excess of $70 million of investment capital to improve facilities at Australia’s Northern Gateway port.
  • Canadian miner goes West (0) April 7, 2009 Canadian uranium company Cameco Corporation has opened an office in Perth ahead of a planned exploration program at its Kintyre uranium mine in the Pilbara.
  • Australians oppose Chinalco deal (0) April 7, 2009 Six out of 10 Australians want the Federal Government to block Chinalco’s proposed $27 billion investment in Rio Tinto, according to a Newspoll taken over the weekend.
  • WA back in the game with Exploration Incentive Scheme (0) April 7, 2009 Western Australian explorers will benefit from the $80 million Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) to promote exploration in the State and re-position WA as a competitive player within the mining industry. ...
  • WA back in the game (0) April 7, 2009 In a bid to remain competitive and answer for a slowing market, the WA Government has introduced an $80 million Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) to revitalise exploration within the state.
  • CPRS may affect trade, Williams (0) April 6, 2009 The Federal Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme must address the issue of international trade competitiveness for Australian industries, NSW Minerals Council chief executive Dr Nikki Williams said.
  • Miner boosts cash reserves (0) April 6, 2009 WestSide Corporation has boosted its cash reserves to $28 million in a bid to expand the gas reserves at its Bowen Basin coal seam gas tenements.
  • Death forces mine into shutdown (0) April 6, 2009 Operations at Integra Coal’s Glennies Coal Mine have been suspended pending investigation into the death of a miner on the weekend.
  • Twiggy’s day in court (0) April 6, 2009 Fortescue Metals (FMG) will be in court today as the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) launches proceedings alleging the miner “seriously misled” the market.
  • Worker crushed by continuous miner (0) April 6, 2009 THE Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has issued a safety alert after a mine worker was crushed by a continuous miner in NSW.
  • Longwall relocation prompts safety alert (0) April 6, 2009 THE Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released a safety alert after a near-miss incident during a longwall relocation in NSW.
  • Great longwall of China (0) April 6, 2009 Mining products and services group Industrea Limited has signed a $20 million contract to supply longwall equipment China’s biggest coal producer.
  • Australian Mining Business Sentiment Survey (0) April 6, 2009 Take part in the Australian Mining Business Sentiment Survey for your chance to win a $150 Westfield shopping voucher.
  • Hunter: ahead of the game (0) April 3, 2009 QRNational Coal NSW Manager David Down, Australian Rail Track Corporation CEO David Marchant, and NSW Minerals Council Director of Infrastructure & Government Relations Jai McDermott give Australian Mining an exclusive ...
  • Foreign investment inevitable, Kuchel (0) April 3, 2009 Australia can expect continued foreign investment well into the future as the country struggles to maintain its footing in the global financial crisis, South Australia Chamber of Mines and Energy ...
  • Coal will rebound from crisis, IBISWorld (0) April 3, 2009 New mining projects based on coal seam methane gas in Queensland may help insulate Australia from the effects of the global recession, IBISWorld analyst Raghu Rajakumar said in a recent ...
  • Stay out of our business, Rowely (0) April 3, 2009 Some of Australia’s most prominent mining leaders gathered in Sydney yesterday, calling for the government to get serious about underwriting investment in the industry.
  • Massive infrastructure shortfall in South Australia (0) April 3, 2009 Phoenix Copper managing director Paul Dowd told delegates at yesterday’s Financial Review Australian Infrastructure Conference 2009 that South Australia faces urgent infrastructure challenges if the State is to meet the ...
  • BHP wins tax case (0) April 3, 2009 BHP Billiton has won a legal battle with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) over disputed tax bills totalling $1.8 billion.
  • Milestone delivery (0) April 3, 2009 The maiden delivery of concentrate from OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia has been dispatched to the Port of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
  • Increase uranium mining, Ferguson (17) April 3, 2009 Federal Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson believes that Australia should increase both uranium mining and exports in order to meet China’s expected nuclear energy expansion.
  • ACCC threatens to delay Newcastle coal (0) April 2, 2009 The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has said it will pull the pin on a scheme to manage the coal vessel queue in the Hunter if a consortium led by ...
  • Capturing fugitive emissions (0) April 2, 2009 Rio Tinto is working to reduce coal bed methane gas at its Mount Thorley Warkworth site in New South Wales, with the hope of doing the same for other coal ...
  • What a wonderful waste (0) April 2, 2009 A Hunter Valley mine is taking an innovative approach to managing its environmental impact by recycling waste oil and using it in explosives. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • WA minister orders BHP to stop work (0) April 2, 2009 Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum Norman Moore has ordered BHP Billiton to stop work at any mines in the State that have been issued with breach of practice ...
  • Deal gets German clearance (0) April 2, 2009 In another step towards the deal’s completion, Chinalco has received approval from the German Federal Cartel Office for its US$19.5 billion investment offer to Rio Tinto, the mining company said ...
  • Saved by the bell (0) April 2, 2009 The revised investment deal offered to OZ Minerals by China Minmetals is being seen as something of a ‘get out of gaol free’ card, after it will pay down all ...