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  • OZ fights for extension (0) December 8, 2008 OZ Minerals has announced that the company, in requesting an extension on loan repayments, is simply exercising an option agreed upon with its lenders.
  • Cut out the green tape, Vogel (0) December 5, 2008 Changes are needed to environmental assessments at the planning and approvals stage of mines in Western Australia, Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) chairman Paul Vogel told MINING DAILY.
  • Boom not over: Roche (0) December 5, 2008 The growth of Queensland Resources sector isn’t over by a long stretch, Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche has said.
  • Springvale has impressive Movember (0) December 5, 2008 Springvale coal mine has won Australian Mining and Sandvik Mining and Construction Australia’s Movember competition for the best team of mining Mos.
  • Rising Sun, plunging demand (0) December 5, 2008 Two Japanese steel companies have asked BHP Billiton to delay the delivery of its iron ore and coking coal, due to output cuts at the steel mills.
  • Australia can’t rely on mining, Rudd (0) December 5, 2008 Prime Minster Kevin Rudd has warned that the Australian economy will no longer be able to rely on being boosted by the mining industry, smh.com reports.
  • Boart cuts more capital (0) December 5, 2008 Boart Longyear is expected to retrench more employees after the company confirmed revenue growth had fallen from a predicted 22% to 18% throughout 2008.
  • Executive Outlook Series – James Walsh (0) December 5, 2008 James Walsh is a recruitment Consultant for People Intelligence recruitment agency. The company sponsored the Employer of Choice category at the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards. Jessica Darnbrough writes ...
  • Contract Miner of the Year Finalist: Macmahon Holdings (0) December 4, 2008 Macmahon Holdings, a contracting group operating in the civil construction and mining sector, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Contract miner of the Year: PYBAR Mining (0) December 4, 2008 Pybar Mining and Civil Contractors is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for their continued growth, development and hard work.
  • Contract Miner of the Year Finalist: BBS (0) December 4, 2008 Specialist Contractor Bilfinger Berger Services (BBS) recently celebrated four years without Lost Time Injury at its Port Hedland operations, earning it a spot as a finalist in the 5th Annual ...
  • Contract Miner of the Year Finalist: CDE Captial (0) December 4, 2008 CDE Capital is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its unwavering commitment to Aboriginal employment.
  • Contract Miner of the Year Finalist: Leighton Contractors (0) December 4, 2008 Leighton Contractors is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Years of oversupply to come (0) December 3, 2008 The iron ore market should brace itself for years of oversupply, Citi Investment and Research managing director of global commodity analysis Alan Heap told MINING DAILY.
  • Coal price may fall by a third (0) December 3, 2008 BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto may have to cut their contract prices for coking coal by up to 33% in 2009 due to falling demand from steelmakers, according to a ...
  • Methane plant reduces emissions (0) December 3, 2008 GE Energy has developed a new technology that can convert waste gas into much needed electricity, the company’s managing director Tim Rourke told MINING DAILY.
  • Industry leaders rewarded for service (0) December 3, 2008 Two of Queensland’s resource sector leaders have been honoured by 900 of their peers at the Queensland Resources Council’s annual lunch.
  • More miners feel pinch (0) December 3, 2008 Greater Bendigo Gold Mines has been forced to put its operating company into voluntary administration, managing director John Cahill told MINING DAILY.
  • Executive Outlook Series – Paul Dowd (0) December 3, 2008 Paul Dowd is the Chairman of South Australia’s Resources and Energy Sectors Infrastructure Council. He was, until recently, vice president of Newmont Mining Corporation’s Australian and New Zealand Operations and ...
  • Manganese production shutdown (0) December 3, 2008 BHP Billiton has announced that it is temporarily cutting manganese production at its 60% owned Samancor operation due to weak market conditions.
  • Community Partnership of the Year Finalist: Coal and Allied – MTW Mine (0) December 2, 2008 Mt Thorley Warkworth coal mine has been selected as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its active partnership with members from the local aboriginal community.
  • Community Partnership of the Year Finalist: Nucrush – Good Neighbour Program (0) December 2, 2008 Nucrush’s good neighbour program has been rewarded with the company named as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Community Partnership of the Year Finalist: Springvale Coal Mine – Water Scheme (0) December 2, 2008 Springvale Coal Mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its Water Transfer Scheme.
  • Community Partnership of the Year Finalist: Xstrata Copper – Centacare Program (0) December 2, 2008 Xstrata Copper joined forces with Centacare Employment Mount Isa branch to help train indigenous people for employment in the local mining industry and as such, the company is a finalist ...
  • Community Partnership of the Year Finalist: Zinifex Century Mine – Surf n Turf Program (0) December 2, 2008 Zinifex Century Mine’s collaboration with Lawn Hill Riversleigh Pastoral Holding Company and Queensland’s Department of Sport & Recreation has made them a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect ...
  • Employer of Choice Finalist: Thiess (0) December 2, 2008 Thiess is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its Enginhearing recruitment program launched earlier this year at Burton mine.
  • Employer of Choice Finalist: CDE Capital (0) December 2, 2008 CDE Capital has been selected as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards. The civil and mining contractor, with over 30 years experience delivering major construction and infrastructure ...
  • Employer of Choice Finalist: OZ Minerals (0) December 2, 2008 OZ Minerals Century is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its landmark agreement between Century Mine, the Queensland Government and the local Native Title groups ...
  • Employer of Choice Finalist: Training Prospects (0) December 2, 2008 Although Training Prospects is not a minesite, the company has still shown the dedication and drive necessary to attract, train and retain employees and, as such, is a finalist in ...
  • Community Partnership of the Year Finalist: Alcoa – Clontarf Foundation (0) December 2, 2008 Alcoa is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its commitment to Indigenous education.
  • URS shows 4sight (0) December 1, 2008 Engineering and environmental professional services firm URS, won the Australian Consulting Engineers Association’s national award for Education and Training for its 4sight Safe Behaviour Program.
  • Weaker times ahead for iron ore market (0) December 1, 2008 The world’s iron ore market is heading towards a state of weakness rather than simply continued volatility, Citi Investment Research managing director of global commodity analysis Alan Heap said.
  • OZ Minerals not defaulting (0) December 1, 2008 OZ Minerals’ request to halt trading of its shares while it seeks a deadline extension to financing is not an indication the company is unable to pay its debts, OZ ...
  • Fortescue eases production (0) December 1, 2008 Soft economic times has forced Fortescue Metals Group to bring forward a planned maintenance shutdown program at one of its port and processing facilities in Australia, a spokesperson for the ...
  • Cockatoo coal buys mine (0) December 1, 2008 Cockatoo Coal has bought the Baralaba coal mine located in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
  • Executive Outlook Series – Tim Shanahan (0) December 1, 2008 Tim Shanahan is the inaugural Director of the Energy and Minerals Initiative at the University of Western Australia. In 2001, Shanahan was appointed the Chief Executive of the Western ...
  • Rio shares dive in wake of BHP pullout (0) November 28, 2008 Rio Tinto shares plunged this week after the news that BHP Billiton was pulling out of its planned $102 billion takeover of the miner.
  • Workplace laws give miners the power (0) November 28, 2008 The Federal Government’s 600 page workplace bill has pushed the balance of power back into the hands of the workers and unions, a move that could have prevented October’s Pilbara ...
  • Company loosens belt after win (0) November 28, 2008 Innovative Conveying Systems International has won the 2008 Australian Bulk Handling Award for Excellence in Transport and/or Conveying.
  • Argus under attack (0) November 28, 2008 BHP Billiton’s Chairman Don Argus came under attack yesterday at the Company’s Annual General Meeting in Melbourne.
  • 12 tips for top bids (0) November 28, 2008 Project Connect and Bid Write have joined forces to develop useful tips for organisations looking to bid and buy better.
  • 200 jobs lost in the Pilbara (0) November 28, 2008 A combination of global financial pressures and the toll of competing with unscrupulous minerals trading in Central Africa has forced Talison Minerals to sacrifice up to 200 jobs by closing ...
  • Mine Manager of the Year Finalist: Brian Hearne (0) November 27, 2008 Brian Hearne, mine manager of McArthur River Mine, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for his dedication, drive and determination towards improving the mine.
  • Mine Manager of the Year Finalist: Jol Jardine (0) November 27, 2008 Jol Jardine, mine manager of Terramin Australia’s Angas Zinc Mine, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Mine Manager of the Year Finalist: Terry O’Brien (0) November 27, 2008 Terry O’Brien, mine manager of Centennial Coal’s Springvale Coal Mine, is a finalist in this year’s awards for his continued effort and dedication towards improving the quality of his mine.
  • Mine Manager of the Year Finalist: Tina Markovic (0) November 27, 2008 Tina Markovic was the first ever female mine manager of a major mining operation. Although no longer with the mine, Markovic was, until recently, the mine manager of BHP Billiton Mitsubishi ...
  • Mine Manager of the Year Finalist: Peter Westerhuis (0) November 27, 2008 Peter Westerhuis, General Manager of Operations and CEO of Ensham Mine, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Excellence in Environmental Management Finalist: Alcoa (0) November 27, 2008 Alcoa’s Huntley Mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for their commitment to environmental standards during the construction of a new crusher site.
  • Excellence in Environmental Management Finalist: BHP Billiton (0) November 27, 2008 BHP Illawarra Coal is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its West Cliff Ventilation Air Methane Project (WestVAMP).
  • Excellence in Environmental Management Finalist: BioteQ (0) November 27, 2008 Birla Mt Gordon and BioteQ Environmental Technologies are finalists in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for their water treatment process.
  • Excellence in Environmental Management Finalist: Rio Tinto (0) November 27, 2008 In an attempt to reduce the amount of unnecessary water waste, Northparkes copper mine joined with Nylex to produce a product that would efficiently reduce water evaporation from large open ...
  • Excellence in Environmental Management Finalist: Springvale Coal (0) November 27, 2008 Springvale Coal is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its Water Transfer Scheme.
  • Broadmeadow miner wins big (0) November 26, 2008 One of BMA’s Broadmeadow coal mine employees has taken out first place in the 2008 Peter Dent Simtars Gas Chromatographer of Year award.
  • China still hungry for iron ore (0) November 26, 2008 A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between iron ore producer IronClad Mining and major Chinese steel maker Wuhan Steel is evidence that Chinese demand may not be slowing as much ...
  • BHP undervalued Rio, Skinner (0) November 26, 2008 BHP Billiton’s abandoned $102 billion takeover of Rio Tinto contained too many conditions and undervalued the company, Rio’s chairman Paul Skinner said this morning at a press conference in Sydney.
  • Metso tightens its Beltline (0) November 26, 2008 Metso Australia’s integration of its conveyor belt fabrication and service facility in Jandakot into its Mining and Construction division is an expression of confidence in the future of Western Australia’s ...
  • Communications excellence (0) November 26, 2008 Electrical Construction and Maintenance (EC&M) has won the prestigious Industrial Award at the 2008 National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) Excellence Awards.
  • Nolans Project update (0) November 26, 2008 Arafura Resources has announced a significant resource upgrade at its Nolans rare-earths phosphate-uranium project in the Northern Territory.
  • Western Creek project (0) November 26, 2008 Giralia Resources has announced an increased inferred mineral resource at its Western Creek project, located 15 kilometres west of Newman in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Wiggins Island update (0) November 26, 2008 Cockatoo Coal has announced that a number of important steps have been achieved to advance the development of its core projects and associated infrastructure.
  • Rio defends port upgrade (0) November 26, 2008 A Spokesperson for Rio Tinto has told MINING DAILY that the expansion of its Cape Lambert iron ore port facility has been completed ahead of schedule, despite the current financial ...
  • Innovation is automation (0) November 26, 2008 Atlas Copco has developed an automated mining machine which automates the task of cable bolting to prevent rockfalls.
  • Uranium mining remains conservative (0) November 26, 2008 The Western Australian government’s decision to lift the ban on uranium mining does not mean projects will be expedited, DJ Carmichael head of research Paul Adams has said.
  • Second resource summit a success (0) November 24, 2008 The second of three major resource summits was held in the Surat Basin on Friday, with infrastructure high on the agenda.
  • Worldwide governments respond to financial crisis (0) November 24, 2008 BlueScope economist Nick Scavarelli provides an overview of the current global financial situation and actions being taken to cushion negative impacts.
  • Exporting excellence (0) November 24, 2008 Sykes Group has won the Excellence in Export Award at the 2008 New South Wales Business Chamber Awards held this week at Big Top at Sydney’s, Luna Park.
  • Linc Energy invests in SA (0) November 24, 2008 South Australia’s Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway recently announced that Linc Energy will increase its investment in the State’s mining sector.
  • Gold output creeping up (0) November 24, 2008 Australian gold production is on the way up, but according to mining consultants Surbiton Associates, the results for the latest quarter are still among the lowest of the last 20 ...
  • Trainee of the Year Finalist: Edmond Busch (0) November 24, 2008 Edmond Busch, currently in his second year of an apprenticeship in certificate III electro technology data communications at Zinifex Century Mine, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining ...
  • Trainee of the Year Finalist: George Klembt (0) November 24, 2008 George Klembt entered the Pre-employment Training Program at Prominent Hill as a fully qualified tradesman looking to branch into mining. Today, he is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian ...
  • Trainee of the Year Finalist: Brett Miller (0) November 24, 2008 Brett Miller is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards. Miller decided to take up the challenge and start his career in mining by taking the first ...
  • Trainee of the Year Finalist: Sorren Owens (0) November 24, 2008 Sorren Owens grew up in Normanton and went to school as a boarder at Abergowrie College. He has come from humble beginnings to be named a finalist in the 5th ...
  • Iluka: ahead of the pack (0) November 24, 2008 Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources has bucked the industry trend of struggling to stay afloat, instead using the current financial crisis as a means to increase production.
  • BHP bows to production cuts (0) November 24, 2008 BHP Billiton has slashed output at one of its pellet operations in Brazil due to weakened market conditions, which may soon effect the company’s Australian operations, a BHP Billiton spokesperson ...
  • Satellite technology paves path for tomorrow (0) November 21, 2008 The Queensland Government has developed a satellite based technology that allows geologists to map the mines of tomorrow.
  • Mines minister overhauls exploration (0) November 21, 2008 Western Australia Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore said he would overhaul the unwieldy approvals process in the mining and resources sector if he was elected at the recent State ...
  • A learning curve for university (0) November 21, 2008 The University of Queensland has joined forces with the Queensland Resources Council in an attempt to drum up the number of quality graduates available to the minerals and energy sector, ...
  • Infrastructure plans on the table (0) November 21, 2008 Key industry stakeholders have attended the first of three major resource summits in the Bowen Basin.
  • Industry outlook positive (0) November 21, 2008 Continuing strong demand for minerals and energy commodities and projects worth $67.3 billion provides a positive outlook for the Australian mining industry, but the global economic downturn may still have ...
  • Explorer of the Year Finalist: Curnamona Energy (0) November 21, 2008 Curnamona Energy is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for innovatively combining old information with 3D modelling technology.
  • Explorer of the Year Finalist: Iluka Resources (0) November 21, 2008 Iluka Resources is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards. The company has been granted a mineral lease by the South Australian Government for its Jacinth Ambrosia project.
  • Century mine gets the ‘blues’ (0) November 21, 2008 In an effort to raise awareness about prostate cancer, Oz Minerals’ Century Mine has painted one of its 830E Komatsu trucks blue.
  • Explorer of the Year Finalist: Malachite Resources (0) November 21, 2008 Malachite Resources is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for using ‘retro-innovation’ techniques that ultimately led to the discovery of a significant silver-rich ore deposit in ...
  • Explorer of the Year Finalist: Mutiny Gold (0) November 21, 2008 Mutiny Gold is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for employing old techniques in a new and innovative way.
  • Explorer of the Year Finalist: Scaddan Energy project (0) November 21, 2008 Wesfarmers Premier Coal and Blackham Resources are finalists in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for their use of innovative techniques in extracting lignite at the Scaddan deposit near ...
  • Minerals paying its share, Hooke (0) November 21, 2008 The Australian minerals industry is paying enough taxes and increases should be avoided, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) CEO Mitch Hooke told MINING DAILY.
  • Minerals Processing Plant of the Year: Alcoa’s Kwinana Refinery (0) November 20, 2008 Alcoa’s Kwinana Refinery located in Western Australia is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Minerals Processing Plant of the Year: St Ives Gold Mine (0) November 20, 2008 St Ives Gold Mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Outstanding Contribution to Mining Finalist: David Noon (0) November 20, 2008 Dr David Noon has been named a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for his contribution to mine safety.
  • Oustanding Contribution to Mining Finalist: Lindsay Gilligan (0) November 20, 2008 Lindsay Gilligan is a finalist in the 5th Annual Prospect Awards for his dedicated service to the mining industry as a geologist.
  • Oustanding Contribution to Mining Finalist: Tim Shanahan (0) November 20, 2008 Tim Shanahan has been nominated as a finalist in the 5th Annual Prospect Awards for his continued dedicated service to the mining industry.
  • Oustanding Contribution to Mining Finalist: Bill McCurry (0) November 20, 2008 Bill McCurry has been selected as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards. McCurry has developed a safety centreline socket system that has revolutionised coal mines in ...
  • Minerals Processing Plant of the Year Finalist: Deswik Mining Consultants (0) November 20, 2008 Deswik Mining Consultants’ Fine Grinding Mill is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Minerals Processing Plant of the Year: Gekko Systems (1) November 20, 2008 Gekko Systems’ Underground Processing Plant is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • ‘Nonsensical’ uranium ban overturned (0) November 19, 2008 The lifting of uranium bans this week by WA Premiere Colin Barnett will open the door to a new and long lasting sector for the Australian mining industry, Australian Uranium ...
  • NSW Minerals award winners (0) November 19, 2008 Peabody Pacific and Cobar Management have won top honours at Monday night’s New South Wales Minerals Council environment and community excellence awards.
  • Silver lining in zinc’s dark cloud (0) November 19, 2008 Terramin Australia shipped a further 5,800 tonnes of zinc concentrate from its Angas Zinc Mine out of South Australia’s Port Adelaide on the weekend.
  • Amendments to push carbon storage (0) November 19, 2008 Amendments made to the Federal Government’s legislation for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in offshore waters will provide crucial encouragement for CCS projects, leading climate change lawyer Anna Collyer said.
  • Miners call for cleaner coal (0) November 19, 2008 The following is an extract from Sinclair Knight Mertz’s Rebecca Kirkwood’s environmental paper “The Current State of Research Regarding Ultra Clean Coal Production”, which was recently presented to the Australian ...
  • Mineral sands project approved (0) November 19, 2008 Astron has gained the necessary environmental approvals for its Donald Mineral Sands Project from the Victorian Government.
  • Miner extracts methane (0) November 19, 2008 Coal and Allied has begun trialling a coal bed methane extraction project at its Hunter Valley Mount Thorley Warkworth mine to reduce its emissions footprint.
  • Queensland Ores suspends operations (21) November 19, 2008 Queensland Ores has suspended operations at its Wolfram Creek mine west of Mareeba, blaming the financial crisis and a downturn in metal prices.
  • Conference decides mining future (0) November 19, 2008 The Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy and the School of Mining Engineering, University of New South Wales (UNSW) have joined forces to host the inaugural Future of Mining Conference ...
  • PhD student wins top honour (0) November 17, 2008 A Biomedical Science PhD student from the Curtin University of Technology has won the 2008 AusBiotech GSK award for developing a strain of bacteria that can be used to solubilise ...
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Wallace & Sons (0) November 17, 2008 Wallace & Sons Research Company is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for developing a series of simple, innovative solutions that maximise productivity on a minesite.
  • Gulf Communities agree on board (0) November 17, 2008 The Queensland Government and Zinifex Century Mine have formed a Gulf Communities Agreement Management Board to ensure recommendations made in the Gulf Communities Agreement Act five yearly reviews are met.
  • Clients defer BHP shipments (0) November 17, 2008 BHP Billiton has received deferral requests for shipments of iron ore from some of its clients, spokesperson Peter Ogden has told MINING DAILY.
  • NSW environment and community awards (0) November 17, 2008 The 2008 New South Wales Mineral Council’s environment and community excellence awards are to be held tonight at Leura’s York Fairmont Resort in the Blue Mountains.
  • Reforms flagged for skilled migrant visas (0) November 17, 2008 A report on Australia’s temporary skilled migration visas has been conducted by industrial relations expert Barbara Deegan recommending temporary skilled workers be guaranteed market wages rather than a minimum salary.
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Alcoa (0) November 17, 2008 Aloca is a finalist in the 5th Annual Prospect Awards for designing a bearing lifting jig that removes the hazards that come with unsecured loads.
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: BHP Billiton (0) November 17, 2008 BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for their ‘suncat’ inventory management system.
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Engineered Bucket Solutions (0) November 17, 2008 Engineered Bucket Solutions are finalists in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for their new style excavator bucket.
  • Innovative Mining Solutions Finalist: Gemcom (0) November 17, 2008 Gemcom Solutions is a finalist in the 5th Annual Prospect Awards for its development of the program InSite.
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Global Tracking Solutions (0) November 17, 2008 Global Tracking Solutions is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its development of a Radio Frequency Identification device (RFID).
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Rockwell Automation (0) November 17, 2008 Rockwell Automation has joined forces with Manta Controls to achieve operational stability on a closed-loop single-stage SAG mill at Western Australia’s Gold Fields St Ives gold mine and as such, ...
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Micromine (0) November 17, 2008 Micromine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its development of PITRAM, a mine production control and management solution that records, manages and processes mine-site ...
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: MinVu (0) November 17, 2008 MinVu is a finalist in the Prospect Awards for the development of a mine production data warehouse system.
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Springvale Coal (0) November 17, 2008 Springvale Coal is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for the development of its Strata Management System.
  • More job cuts in WA (0) November 17, 2008 Consolidated Minerals has joined the list of miners cutting permanent staff, with the company set to shed more than 180 staff and contractors by mid-December at its Beta Hunt nickel ...
  • Innovative Mining Solution Finalist: Swick Mining (0) November 17, 2008 Swick Mining is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its development of the underground diamond drill rig.
  • Grants to boost minerals search (0) November 14, 2008 Victorian Energy and Resources Minster Peter Batchelor has announced 11 mining companies will receive a total of $700,000 to aid in their search for minerals.
  • FMG demand strong (0) November 14, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group has brought forward a planned shutdown at one of its Western Australia operations, reducing calendar 2008 output by two million tonnes, or 10%, however, chief executive Andrew ...
  • Crisis forces mines to rent (0) November 14, 2008 The global economic crisis is continuing to take its toll on the mining industry. The liquidity in the market is gone and as such, minesites are finding it increasingly difficult ...
  • Rio’s trainees score jobs (0) November 14, 2008 A dozen Indigenous trainees will start work at Rio Tinto’s Mesa J iron ore mine in Pannawonica this week after completing a 10-week pre-employment program.
  • DPI’s safety concern (0) November 14, 2008 A spate of incidents on separate minesites where employees have been seriously injured has forced the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries to release a safety bulletin highlighting the ...
  • ETS to cut jobs (0) November 14, 2008 The Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Energy and Resources, Barry Haase, has said the Federal Government’s emissions trading scheme will inflict great pain on miners, energy distributors, exporters and consequently the ...
  • Minerals professionals on solid ground (0) November 14, 2008 Despite economic downturn and concern over professional employment, the Australasian minerals industry is well positioned for the future, Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) president Peter McCarthy said.
  • Limited FREE tickets for Australian Made conference (0) November 13, 2008 A limited number of free tickets are available for the annual Australian Made conference in Sydney on Tuesday 18 November.
  • Metalliferous Mine of the Year Finalist: Northparkes Mine (0) November 12, 2008 Northparkes copper-gold mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its development of the world first block caving method.
  • Metalliferous Mine of the Year Finalist: McArthur River Mine (0) November 12, 2008 McArthur River Mining (MRM) is an Xstrata Zinc owned company and has been named as a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Metalliferous Mine of the Year Finalist: Wattle Dam Mine (0) November 12, 2008 Ramelius Resources’ Wattle Dam Mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for pushing its production past 32,151 ounces, the equivalent of one tonne of pure ...
  • Metalliferous Mine of the Year Finalist: Cadia East Mine (0) November 12, 2008 Newcrest Mining’s Cadia East Mine in NSW is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for achieving what is said to be the best advance rate worldwide ...
  • Metalliefrous Mine of the Year Finalist: Ernest Henry (0) November 12, 2008 Xstrata’s open-cut copper gold mine, Ernest Henry, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Metalliferous Mine of the Year Finalist: Angas Mine (0) November 12, 2008 Terramin Australia’s Angas Zinc Mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for using innovation to overcome a wall of clay and silt.
  • Mining companies cut costs (0) November 12, 2008 OZ Minerals is reviewing capital and operational expenditures to be sure it can fund all ‘essential’ projects.
  • Safety first for mines (0) November 12, 2008 Anglo Gold’s Ashanti Sunrise Dam has won the Western Australia Chamber of Minerals and Energy Underground Mine Emergency Response Challenge held at Focus Minerals’ Coolgardie Gold Project.
  • ACA launches interactive website (0) November 12, 2008 The Australian Coal Association has launched a comprehensive website explaining the new generation of low emissions coal technologies and their role in addressing climate change, the executive director of the ...
  • $870 bn worth of relief (0) November 12, 2008 The Chinese government’s move to stimulate the domestic economy has been welcomed by Western Australia’s largest miners and investors, Hartleys resource analyst Andrew Muir told MINING DAILY.
  • Royalty hike a naked cash grab, NSW miners (0) November 12, 2008 The News South Wales government’s move to increase the State’s coal royalty levy by 1.2% across the board is a naked grab for cash, according to the State’s coal miners. ...
  • Coal Mine of the Year Finalist: Ensham Coal Mine (0) November 11, 2008 Ensham Coal Mine has shown continued determination and commitment to its team through a year of great adversity and, it is for this reason, the mine is a finalist in ...
  • Coal Mine of the Year Finalist: Hail Creek Mine (0) November 11, 2008 Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Hail Creek Mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its continued drive to improve the quality of the mine.
  • Coal Mine of the Year Finalist: Mt Thorley Warkworth Mine (0) November 11, 2008 Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Mt Thorley Warkworth Coal Mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its innovative approach to mine safety.
  • Coal Mine of the Year Finalist: Springvale Mine (0) November 11, 2008 Springvale Coal mine is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its innovation and commitment to improving production at the minesite.
  • Coal Mine of the Year Finalist: Stratford Coal Mine (0) November 11, 2008 Stratford Coal Mine, operated by Gloucester Coal, is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Australians against uranium expansion (0) November 11, 2008 A Newspoll survey conducted by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has revealed that 40% of Australians are against the export of Australian uranium to any country for use in nuclear ...
  • Operating plan slashed at Endeavor (0) November 10, 2008 CBH has announced it is implementing further changes to its mine plan at the Endeavor Mine, in response to the continued deterioration of metal prices.
  • Ensham takes the road less travelled (0) November 10, 2008 The January floods certainly took a toll on Ensham Mine which has, after 10 months, struggled back up to 80% productivity, Ensham’s general manager of operations and CEO Peter Westerhuis ...
  • Global crisis targets staff (0) November 10, 2008 The global slowdown has forced all mining companies to freeze recruitment until the full force of the crisis can be understood.
  • Royalty increase seems imminent (0) November 10, 2008 Increasing royalties will hurt the mining industry which is already suffering from the ongoing economic crisis, a spokesperson for the NSW Minerals Council has told MINING DAILY.
  • Rio cuts ore production by 10% (0) November 10, 2008 Rio Tinto will cut iron ore production at its Pilbara operations by about 10% due to reduced demand from customers.
  • FIFO met with criticism (0) November 10, 2008 BHP Billiton’s plans to move to fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) operations for its mines in central Queensland are needed to meet operational requirements for contractors in the area, BHP manager media ...
  • Pilbara shut down (0) November 10, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has announced that it will bring forward a planned shut down of the port and mine processing plant for about 10 days, commencing November 17.
  • Government wants more from NSW coal (0) November 7, 2008 A row over the NSW coal royalty levy has erupted today between the NSW government, Unions and the State’s miners, as the NSW government considers increasing coal royalties to 10%.
  • 58,000 workers required by 2020 (0) November 7, 2008 An additional labour force of 58,000 will be required by 2020 if Australia is to maintain its current share of commodities, Minerals Council of Australia director, environment and social policy, ...
  • Prospect Awards photos now available (0) November 7, 2008 Images from this year’s 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards, held recently at Dockside convention centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, are now available online.
  • Federal support for WA uranium expansion (0) November 7, 2008 The expansion of uranium mining in Western Australia could add billions of dollars to Australia’s gross domestic product, a spokesperson for Federal Resources Minister Ferguson told MINING DAILY.
  • Abbot Point coal terminal (0) November 7, 2008 The Monadelphous Group has won a $76 million contract from the Ports Corporation of Queensland for the expansion of Abbot Point Coal Terminal.
  • Look to the long term for growth, Williams (0) November 7, 2008 Dr Nikki Williams’ Keynote address at the Prospect Awards presentation evening on Wednesday 22 October, 2008, at the Dockside Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
  • QR revenue falls following flood (0) November 5, 2008 Queensland Rail’s predicted revenue growth was hampered by the January floods that inundated the Bowen Basin and Central Queensland, QR’s chairman John Prescott said.
  • Qld health and safety gets a revamp (0) November 5, 2008 The State Government is improving its testing systems to ensure only the most qualified people are overseeing health and safety in the state’s mines, Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson ...
  • Carbon reduction scheme essential, Roche (0) November 5, 2008 An international agreement on carbon reduction will be essential to the longevity of the mining industry, Queensland Resources Council chief executive officer Michael Roche has told MINING DAILY.
  • Asciano takeover speculation (0) November 5, 2008 Speculation that the Asciano Group last week received a second takeover offer from a private equity consortium led by the Texas Pacific Group (TPG) has been met with an indifferent ...
  • Coolgardie first for emergency challenge (0) November 5, 2008 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is holding its annual Underground Mine Emergency Response Challenge from 7-9 November 2008 at the Coolgardie Gold Project owned by ...
  • Pilbara development dialogue (0) November 5, 2008 The Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) recently held the third of its ‘Pilbara Dialogue’ sessions in Karratha as part of the PDC’s role in facilitating the development of a regional vision ...
  • WA department restructure (0) November 5, 2008 Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has announced the restructure of the Department of Industry and Resources (DOIR) and the Department of Consumer and Employment Protection (DOCEP).
  • BHP takes a hit in Rio bid (0) November 5, 2008 European Union regulators have expressed antitrust concerns with BHP Billiton’s hostile bid for rival Rio Tinto that would create the world’s largest iron ore miner.
  • New measurements needed for coal mines (0) November 5, 2008 The CSIRO has released a report through the Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP) on the measurement procedures of greenhouse gas emissions from underground coal mining, finding that steps need ...
  • CCI welcomes rate cut (0) November 5, 2008 Western Australia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) has welcomed the Reserve bank’s decision to cut interest rates by a further three quarters of a per cent to 5.25%, CCI ...
  • Alcoa – Hydraulic Steering Filter Housing (0) November 4, 2008 Alcoa’s hydraulic steering filter is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Jan Lichos – Brake Diagnostic Tool (0) November 4, 2008 Jan Lichos is a finalist in the Excellence in Occupational Health and Safety category at the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for his brake diagnostic tool.
  • Bill McCurry – Centre-line Socket Safety System (0) November 4, 2008 Bill McCurry’s centre-line socket safety system is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its ability to improve occupational health and safety standards in the industry.
  • Rio Tinto – Self-Locking Jack (14) November 4, 2008 Rio Tinto’s self-locking jack is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its ability to reduce the safety hazards associated with lifting heavy loads.
  • Springvale Coal – Vent Safe Sliding Door (0) November 4, 2008 Springvale coal is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for the design and development of a new mine ventilation door.
  • Swick – Carrier-Mounted Underground Diamond Drill Rig (0) November 4, 2008 Swick is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for the design and development of a carrier-mounted underground diamond drill-rig that has reduced the hazzards associated with ...
  • Alcoa – Bearing Lifting Jig (37) November 4, 2008 Alcoa is a finalist in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards for designing a bearing lifting jig that effectively striped the hazzards involved in lifting bearings into place.
  • Nolan’s Bore rare earths (0) November 3, 2008 Arafura Resources has proposed to develop a new mining operation at Nolan’s Bore, 135 km north of Alice Springs.
  • Strong finish to GME (0) November 3, 2008 The 2008 Goldfields Mining Expo has recorded a strong finish, with show visitor numbers substantially ahead of those for the previous exhibition in 2006.
  • Prosecutions following death (0) November 3, 2008 A mine operator, a site senior executive and an equipment supplier have recently pleaded guilty to breaches of obligations under the Mining and Quarrying Safety and Health Act 1999 in ...
  • $500 million refinery contract (48) November 3, 2008 WR Carpenter No 1 Pty Ltd a company of The Griffin Group, on behalf of Worsley Alumina, has issued a contract to AE&E Australia for the design, engineering, procurement, construction ...
  • Carbon pollution scheme way forward, QRC (0) November 3, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council has said that predictions of the export coal industry’s demise under a Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) are misplaced.
  • Climate change report raises concerns (0) November 3, 2008 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia chief executive Reg Howard-Smith has raised concerns at the recently released Commonwealth Government’s Low Pollutions Future Report entitled The Economics of ...
  • Pilbara stuck in last century, Barnett (0) November 3, 2008 Underdeveloped towns and facilities in Western Australia’s Pilbara mining area are making it difficult for the region to attract and retain employees, Premier Colin Barnett said in exclusive interview with ...
  • Changing face of mining recruitment (0) October 31, 2008 The lapse in the mining boom is hitting ores and minerals sections more than the energy based miners, IBIS World industry analyst Ed Butler told MINING DAILY.
  • Karara project update (0) October 31, 2008 ProjectConnect has announced that 103 procurement packages have just been listed by the $1.8 billion Karara Iron Ore Project.
  • Don’t fall asleep on safety, Jennings (0) October 31, 2008 New South Wales Mines Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) chairman Norman Jennings has revealed details of a working party of MSAC nominees currently developing a fatigue risk management standard for the ...
  • Rio Tinto’s staff strikes again (0) October 31, 2008 Rio Tinto’s train drivers will walk off the job again today, a union spokesperson has told Australian Mining.
  • Farmers, miners sign historic agreement (0) October 31, 2008 The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) and the Minerals Council of Australia, Victorian Division (MCA), have signed off on two significant documents regarding exploration and mining on Victorian private land.
  • It’s all Australian made (0) October 30, 2008 The 2008 Australian Made Conference, being held in Darling Harbour, Sydney, on November 18, is fast approaching and promises to be a day of practical, informative sessions on successful manufacturing ...
  • Transportable wastewater treatment (43) October 30, 2008 A solution to the problem of wastewater treatment at remote workplaces and population centers has been adopted by Anglo Coal at its new Lake Lindsay open cut mine in central ...
  • Professor inducted into Hall of Fame (0) October 29, 2008 Curtin University of Technology Emeritus Professor John de Laeter’s seminal research into mineral exploration technology has been recognised with his induction into the Australian Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame.
  • CME welcomes strategic regional initiatives (0) October 29, 2008 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has welcomed the Western Australian Government’s announcement to support strategic regional based projects to develop Western Australia, in its submission ...
  • Fortescue tries to bridge troubled water (0) October 29, 2008 The decision to declare the Robe River, Hamersley and Goldsworthy rail lines open for third party access has the potential to create a Dalrymple Bay in the Pilbara, Minerals Council ...
  • Yilgarn iron ore update (0) October 29, 2008 Polaris Metals has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Esperance Port Authority that will allow the company to identify the requirements (operating and capital costs) for exporting ore ...
  • A contracted fairytale (0) October 29, 2008 Civil and mining contractor CDE capital has claimed top honour in the Contract Miner of the Year category at the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards. Jessica Darnbrough writes for ...
  • Market wide-open for exporter (0) October 29, 2008 Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has presented Intellection with the inaugural Tom Burns Award, designed to recognise an emerging exporter to China or Vietnam.
  • Economic turmoil stalls productivity (0) October 29, 2008 The current global economic crisis is predicted to be the biggest issue facing the mining industry, Converge International CEO Lindsay McMillan told Australian Mining.
  • Contract win for Kooragang terminal (0) October 29, 2008 Mining and construction company Thiess has been contracted by the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) to build a coal export terminal on Kooragang Island as part of a $1 billion ...
  • Worker crushed by sliding backhoe (0) October 29, 2008 The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has revealed a worker received severe bruising to the lower back and hip when he was crushed between a handrail and steel structure ...
  • Product Focus: Shotcreting & Support (0) October 28, 2008 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its Product Focus: Shotcreting & Support in the December 2008 issue.
  • Fluid Power: Pneumatic & Hydraulic Equipment (0) October 28, 2008 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its Fluid Power: Pneumatic & Hydraulic Equipment in the December 2008 issue.