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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Xstrata top polluter, NPI (0) April 1, 2009 The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) has listed Xstrata’s Mt Isa Mine as the nation’s top emitter of cadmium, lead, sulphur dioxide, zinc, arsenic and antimony.
  • China buys Terramin equity (0) April 1, 2009 Terramin Australia will sell equity to one of China’s largest resource firms, China Non-Ferrous Metals (NFC) Industry, giving them a seat on Terramin’s Board in exchange for funds.
  • Workplace initiative to stimulate economic growth (0) April 1, 2009 The Mining Industry Skills Centre has selected a number of students to take part in a workplace initiative to improve economic growth for local communities in north Queensland.
  • WA petroleum biggest in the land (0) April 1, 2009 Minerals and petroleum sales in Western Australia topped $70 billion in 2008, an increase of 35% over the previous year.
  • Fortescue deal gets green light (0) April 1, 2009 Treasurer Wayne Swan and the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) have approved the application by China’s Hunan Valin Iron and Steel to buy up to 17.55% of Fortescue Metals.
  • Pot of gold for OZ (0) April 1, 2009 OZ Minerals has accepted a revised deal from China Minmetals which excludes its Prominent Hill mine, the company announced today.
  • Ban on takeover deal disappointing, Rann (0) March 31, 2009 South Australian Premier Mike Rann wants to talk with Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan about his decision to block the sale of OZ Minerals’ $1.15 billion Promient Hill mine to Chinese-owned ...
  • Eastern Goldfields Spotlight (0) March 31, 2009 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Mining in the Eastern Goldfields of WA feature coming up in the May issue.
  • Gladstone MP slams coal freight charges (0) March 31, 2009 Mining jobs will be lost and local industries damaged if the Queensland government does not abolish coal freight charges, Gladstone MP Liz Cunningham told MINING DAILY.
  • First shipment heads for China (0) March 31, 2009 Atlas Iron has delivered the first cape size shipment of iron ore from its Pardoo Project in Western Australia.
  • Hunter rolling stock at critical levels (0) March 31, 2009 Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) Chief Executive Officer David Marchant has told MINING DAILY that Hunter Valley miners must urgently look at purchasing extra rolling stock to avoid a shortage ...
  • Conveying Aussie jobs (0) March 31, 2009 Fenner Dunlop will be creating many Australian jobs when it opens its $65m steel cord conveyor belt production facility in Perth, the company said.
  • Micro-organism may save miners thousands (0) March 31, 2009 A salt-tolerant micro-organism could save the mining industry thousands of dollars a year and expand the use of biomining in Western Australia.
  • Safety bulletin touches on explosive loading (0) March 31, 2009 The WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has updated its safety bulletin regarding the earthing of underground ammonium nitrate (ANFO) loaders.
  • Fuel reduces carbon emissions (0) March 30, 2009 A Professor from the University of Western Australia’s centre for petroleum, fuels and energy has developed a fuel additive that has the ability to deliver fuel savings and engine performance ...
  • Foreign investment paranoia not necessary, QRC (0) March 30, 2009 China and India are the new sources of foreign investment and Australia has to evolve with its new trading partners, South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy chief executive Jason ...
  • Encountering latent conditions (2) March 30, 2009 McCullough Robertson Lawyers Partner, Brad McCosker, explains the rights and responsibilities of both the mine owner and the contractor when encountering different ground or latent conditions.
  • Investment capital in the bank (0) March 30, 2009 Chinalco announced that it has secured US$21 billion in loans from four Chinese banks in order to fund its proposed US$19.5 billion investment in Rio Tinto.
  • BHP may re-enter Rio talks (0) March 30, 2009 BHP Billiton could re-enter acquisition talks with Rio Tinto as key investors prompt the company to explore potential deals, according to a newspaper report.
  • OZ considers new deal (0) March 30, 2009 A weekend of frantic negotiating has seen China Minmetals make an alternate offer to OZ Minerals after Federal Treasurer Wayne Swan last week vetoed the initial deal on the grounds ...
  • Explorer fights hostile takeover (0) March 27, 2009 Mineral exploration company Hannans Reward has urged its shareholders to take no action regarding the intended off-market takeover bid by Fox Resources.
  • Miners cut jobs to cut costs (0) March 27, 2009 The Minerals Council of Australia has updated its estimated number of job losses in the Australian mining sector to 11,153.
  • Gold outlook remains strong, report (0) March 27, 2009 The outlook for gold remains strong and will continue to be a safe haven for investors, Resource Capital Research (RCR) senior gold analyst Tony Parry said.
  • Atlas secures final off-take agreements (0) March 27, 2009 Atlas Iron has now secured off-take agreements for 100% of its Pardoo DSO product for the next three years.
  • Redbank commences exploration activity (0) March 27, 2009 Copper developer Redbank Mines Limited has commenced activity on a $2.5 million exploration and development program at its primary Northern Territory project, with an aim of doubling existing resources of ...
  • Proto acquires WA nickel lease (0) March 27, 2009 Proto Resources and Investments have acquired Warwick Resources’ Waite Kauri North nickel project in the goldfields region north of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia.
  • Tele-handler safety alert (0) March 27, 2009 The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has released a safety alert warning operators of the risks with man baskets falling from tele-handlers or integrated tool carrier type machines.
  • Milestone reached for WA mining tenements (0) March 26, 2009 The Department of Mines and Petroleum has reached a milestone with the reduction of the number of pending tenement applications to fewer than 10,000.
  • It’s not easy being green (0) March 26, 2009 With hundreds of pages, the draft carbon pollution reduction scheme is quite complex. CO2 Group’s executive director Dr Chris Mitchell deciphers the need to know information.
  • Funding boost for WA manufacturers (0) March 26, 2009 Western Australia’s manufacturing businesses, many of which service the State’s booming mining industry, received a boost today with the launch of the Western Australian Manufacturing Centre by Innovation Minister, Senator ...
  • Tomingley project update (0) March 26, 2009 Alkane Resources has provided an update on the Tomingley Gold and Caloma Resource Projects.
  • Chinalco-Rio unlikely to lessen competition (0) March 26, 2009 The ACCC announced yesterday that it will not oppose the proposed acquisition by the Aluminium Corporation of China (Chinalco) of various interests in Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto Limited.
  • Concentrating on nickel (0) March 25, 2009 The Western Australia Minister for Mines and Petroleum Norman Moore yesterday officially opened the Forrestania Nickel Concentrator, the Western Areas board announced.
  • Contract iron ore prices to fall, Walsh (0) March 25, 2009 Softening demand for the key steel ingredient will translate to lower contract prices this year but annual contract negotiations will continue to play an important role, Rio Tinto Iron Ore ...
  • Chinese explore opportunities in NT (0) March 25, 2009 The Northern Territory is selling itself to 28 visiting Chinese Delegates, in an attempt to increase the level of exploration across the region.
  • Qld mining industry gets a health kick (0) March 25, 2009 Anna Bligh has appointed former Health Minister Stephen Robertson to the Natural Resources, Mines, Energy and Trade post.
  • Innovation centre opens doors in Mackay (0) March 25, 2009 Australian mining businesses will have access to world class services with the opening of a long-awaited Mining Innovation Centre in Mackay.
  • NSW cost cutting threatens 130 jobs (0) March 24, 2009 The State Government will remove a long standing rail freight concession to Western Mines, potentially axing more than 130 coal mining jobs in the Lithgow area.
  • Safety Equipment (0) March 24, 2009 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions for its Safety Equipment feature coming up in the May edition.
  • Minesite Vehicles: Diggers and Dumpers (0) March 24, 2009 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions for its Minesite Vehicles: Diggers and Dumpers feature coming up in the May edition.
  • Mine Ventilation & Dust Control (0) March 24, 2009 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions for its Mine Ventilation & Dust Control feature coming up in the May edition.
  • Infrastructure (Site-to-Ship) (0) March 24, 2009 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions for its Infrastructure feature coming up in the May edition.
  • Old rock brings new hope (0) March 24, 2009 Scientists have discovered a rock in the Northern Territory that could greatly enhance the viability of the region as a prospective uranium province.
  • Community forums aid QLD workers (0) March 24, 2009 Queensland workers affected by mine closures and job cuts will receive assistance from a series of community forums to be held across the State’s centre this week.
  • Coal price falls (0) March 24, 2009 BHP Billiton and Japanese steelmakers have agree to a drop of close to 60% in the price of coal for the contract year beginning in April, Reuters reports.
  • A nervous wait (0) March 24, 2009 OZ Minerals has been dealt a blow by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB), after it decided to extend its review period of Minmetals’ proposed $2.6 billion takeover of the ...
  • Rio lifts force majeure in WA (0) March 24, 2009 Rio Tinto has resumed operations at its Pilbara iron ore ports after weeks of rain stalled loading operations in Western Australia.
  • Major mining shows holding up well (0) March 24, 2009 Despite the downturn in global trade, major mining shows in Australia organised by Reed Exhibitions are showing strong support.
  • Uranium asset to fund SA exploration projects (0) March 24, 2009 IMX Resources has sold a key uranium asset in a bid to fund further exploration programs in South Australia.
  • Spick and span (0) March 23, 2009 There is little doubt that belt conveyors are one of the most reliable and economical ways to move materials from A to B. However, to ensure the longevity of this ...
  • EPA investigates 10 leaking mines (0) March 23, 2009 Following on from last week’s announcement that Ranger Uranium Mine was leaking 100,000L of water per day, MINING DAILY can confirm that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently investigating ...
  • Industry slams IR laws (0) March 23, 2009 The Federal Government’s new industrial relations system is more about resuscitating an ailing union movement than saving jobs, Australian Mines and Metals Association chief executive Steve Knott said.
  • No word on OZ deal (0) March 23, 2009 The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) is yet to make a decision on China’s Minmetals’ proposed takeover bid of OZ Minerals.
  • Moore questions BHP’s safety (0) March 23, 2009 Western Australia’s Minister for Mines and Petroleum Norman Moore has met with BHP Billiton management to express his concerns over what has been called a ‘spate’ of fatalities at BHP ...
  • No uranium mining for QLD (0) March 23, 2009 Uranium mining will not be given the go ahead in Queensland after the Labor government was re-elected for the fifth consecutive term at the state election on Saturday.
  • WA welcomes infrastructure upgrade (0) March 23, 2009 A multi-billion dollar port and rail project is set to transform Western Australia’s mid-west mining region by improving access to key iron ore projects across the state.
  • Contractor dies in the Pilbara (0) March 20, 2009 A John Holland employee has been killed at the Newman BHP Billiton site in Western Australia.
  • Intrepid CSG explorers (0) March 20, 2009 The Australian Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) has released figures showing a huge surge in coal seam gas production.
  • Fox takeover bid (0) March 20, 2009 Pilbara-based minerals developer Fox Resources has announced its intention to make an off-market takeover offer for all the shares in Hannans Reward.
  • Mid-west development agreement (0) March 20, 2009 Murchison Metals has announced that the Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has signed a State Development Agreement with Oakajee Port & Rail (OPR) for the Oakajee port and rail infrastructure ...
  • FIRB delays Fortescue decision (0) March 20, 2009 The Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) has delayed its decision on China’s Hunan Valin Iron and Steel Group’s proposed investment in Fortescue Metals Group, Fortescue said in a statement to ...
  • LNP leads Labor on election eve (0) March 20, 2009 The latest Galaxy Poll shows the LNP is leading Labor 51% to 49%, on a two party preferred basis.
  • Drilling deep for ultimate solution (0) March 19, 2009 With the aid of easy-to-use software, engineers can manipulate and optimise their drill and blast patterns, to make sure the first explosion goes off with a bang. Jessica Darnbrough writes for ...
  • Unions denied access for safety talks (0) March 19, 2009 The AMMA has lodged a submission to the South Australian Occupational Health, Safety and Welfare Miscellaneous Amendment Bill 2009, recommending, as its primary position, to remove Part 5A from the ...
  • BHP clears bonds (0) March 19, 2009 BHP Billiton has sold US$3.25 billion of medium to long term global bonds in two tranches.
  • Olympic still to expand (0) March 19, 2009 Despite recent job cuts, the expansion of BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia will still go ahead, chairman of the Olympic Dam taskforce Bruce Carter said.
  • $200,000 pay rise for Coal & Allied’s directors (0) March 19, 2009 Coal & Allied will ask its shareholders to vote on the plan to increase its non-executive director fees by $200,000 a year.
  • Warwick sells nickel project (122) March 19, 2009 The directors of Pilbara explorer Warwick Resources have announced the sale of its 100% owned Waite Kauri North nickel project to Proto Resources & Investments.
  • Crushing trial a success (0) March 19, 2009 Sinosteel Midwest Corporation has completed the trial crushing and screening of old stockpiles and waste dumps at their Koolanooka iron ore project located 190 kms south east of Geraldton
  • China will rebound, Newcrest (0) March 19, 2009 China’s demand for Australian commodities won’t fall as hard or for as long as some have predicted, Newcrest Mining’s chief executive Ian Smith told the Australian Institute of Company Directors ...