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  • 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 (15) 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.
  • Metals Outlook 2009 (0) October 28, 2008 Australian Mining is currently inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its Metals Outlook in the December 2008 issue.
  • WA goldfields expansion (0) October 28, 2008 Emerson Stewart has received a new $5 million contract from BHP Billiton Nickel West in the northern goldfields of Western Australia.
  • Unearthing mining news (0) October 27, 2008 REED Business has launched five new websites that deliver timely and relevant information to the mining industry.
  • Port Bonython gets facelift (0) October 27, 2008 Port Bonython may receive a facelift in the coming months, with the area looking set to house an export facility.
  • Boddington project full steam ahead (0) October 27, 2008 The Boddington Gold Project’s process control system will soon mobilise to a site-based phase.
  • Mining for managers (0) October 27, 2008 Better management is the key to attraction and retention in the tight market for contract services labour. Daniel Hall writes
  • Borehole permeability report (0) October 27, 2008 The Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP) has released a CSIRO report on coal seam gas drainage, finding that drilling boreholes can improve drainage.
  • Coal preparation handbook (0) October 27, 2008 The CSIRO and the Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP) have released a report on dense medium in coal preparation, calling for a handbook of coal preparation guidelines.
  • WA company wins in Las Vegas (0) October 27, 2008 Malaga based Mining Equipment Spares has rolled the dice and won at the Mining Expo international in Las Vegas.
  • Carbon allocation debate (0) October 24, 2008 A report released by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has found that the Federal Government may give $3 billion worth of free carbon pollution permits to some of Australia’s largest ...
  • No evidence of subsidence (0) October 24, 2008 Claims by some local groups about the impact of mining subsidence on water have been challenged by the industry, who say they refuse to accept the outcome of a year-long ...
  • Joe Gutnick address (0) October 24, 2008 Mining industry entrepreneur Joseph Gutnick will give the keynote address at the 3rd Annual Mining the Isa Conference at the Mount Isa Civic Centre on 17-18 November.
  • Prospect winners announced (0) October 24, 2008 Innovation, occupational health and safety and environmental management were the big winners at the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Carbon vs Nuclear (0) October 24, 2008 The Federal Government’s carbon pollution reduction scheme has come under fire from industry leaders. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Creating a climate change advantage (0) October 23, 2008 Carbon Reduction Institute environmental director Gavin Pereira has said that there are firm financial reasons for businesses to act on climate change now.
  • Two strong hands (0) October 22, 2008 The first twin boom drilling and cable installation rig will make its debut on Australian shores later this year.
  • Conditions improved onsite (0) October 22, 2008 A world first wireless condition monitoring sensor system has been developed by VIPAC Engineers and Scientists for variable speed machinery.
  • OZ Minerals may cut zinc production (0) October 22, 2008 OZ Minerals is considering scaling back production at its Century mine and delaying their planned Dugald River project, OZ chief executive Andrew Michelmore said after the company released its third ...
  • Pilbara strike action escalates (0) October 22, 2008 Train drivers in the Pilbara are ramping up industrial action today, with workers recently passing a resolution to continue their campaign.
  • Gen Y knows what it wants (0) October 22, 2008 Members of today’s Generation Y will not take a job simply because they need one, rather they will take a job because they are passionate about it, RecruitR director of ...
  • Software R&D agreement (0) October 22, 2008 Citect has announced that it is integrating its field operations team with its parent company, Schneider Electric, and has also announced plans to further invest in research and development.
  • Processing breakthrough (0) October 22, 2008 The CSIRO is conducting research to better understand ionic liquids, which could have major ramifications on minerals processing.
  • Dangerous time ahead: Resources Council (0) October 22, 2008 The interconnection of North West Queensland and the Northern Territory to the National Electricity Market has been put forward as a prime example of nation building under the Federal Government’s ...
  • Rio launches mine of the future (0) October 22, 2008 Rio Tinto has joined forces with General Electric (GE) to develop the first energy efficient and environmentally friendly automated mine.
  • Prospect Awards finalists announced (0) October 21, 2008 The 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards has attracted the strongest field ever.
  • Leg up for junior explorers (0) October 21, 2008 Four junior mineral explorers will share in $160,000 in research funding to help them uncover new mineral resources in under-explored parts of Queensland.
  • Alcoa expects Rio Tinto shares (0) October 21, 2008 Alcoa has said that it expects a trouble-free transfer of its shareholding in Rio Tinto from a custodial account with Lehman Brothers International Europe in London.
  • Counter offers fail to entice (0) October 20, 2008 Counter offers are an unsuccessful strategy in long-term staff retention, Hays Resources & Mining has said.
  • Game-based training tool (0) October 20, 2008 The Mining Industry Skills Centre has launched Project Canary, a game-based simulation training program intended to minimise employee injuries on mine sites.
  • CSIRO technology goes global (0) October 20, 2008 The CSIRO has signed an agreement with Joy Australasia to commercialise the underground longwall automation system, known as LASC (Longwall Automation Steering Committee) technology.
  • Green light for Adelaide Hills (0) October 20, 2008 South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway earlier this week announced a mineral lease has been granted to Hillsgrove Resources Limited for the development of the Kanmantoo copper ...
  • Processing report released (0) October 20, 2008 A new minerals processing report from the Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP) has been released.
  • Hot export opportunities in Chile (0) October 20, 2008 Mining suppliers and distributors have been advised to plan ahead and be targeted by Chilean mining companies interested in Australian technology and innovation following a series of Austrade’s seminars held ...
  • Rio Tinto sounds warning (0) October 17, 2008 Rio Tinto has warned that demand for commodities from China is slowing. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • New mine safety centre (0) October 17, 2008 NSW Minerals Council Chairman Colin Bloomfield opened an advanced mines’ rescue training facility in Wollongong.
  • Red Dog to install IsaMills (0) October 17, 2008 Alaska’s Red Dog zinc mine has purchased two M3000, 1.5 MW IsaMills.
  • Trainees hit the tracks (0) October 17, 2008 The latest intake of trainee coal train drivers is ready to start practical training this week as Queensland Rail (QR) continues the $6 billion-plus expansion of its Queensland coal network ...
  • Miners take hit (0) October 17, 2008 The Australian stock market has fallen again with fears of a US recession sparking Wall Street to its worst day since the 1987 crash, reports smh.com.au
  • An automated affair (0) October 17, 2008 Extensive trials in Western Australia have shown the future of environmentally friendly automated mining is now. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • The Edge of Reason (23) October 16, 2008 A small-time contractor has hit his straps after investing in reliability. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Online revolution (0) October 16, 2008 The evolution of safe, secure and real-time remote monitoring technology is happening now. Daniel Hall writes.
  • Rio Tinto faces further strike action (0) October 15, 2008 Rio Tinto’s Pilbara Iron Ore train drivers will walk off the job again this Friday, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has said.
  • Mine safety takes a road trip (0) October 15, 2008 Safe Work 2008 will run over the next four weeks to raise awareness about safety in the workplace.
  • FMG announces increased reserves (0) October 15, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group exploration and operations teams have announced a new reserve estimate for the company’s Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek operations, with an increase of 54% to 1.625 billion tonnes.
  • Demand strong despite crisis (0) October 15, 2008 Oz Minerals CEO Andrew Michelmore predicts demand for commodities for the mid- to longer-term remains optimistic despite the current global economic crisis.
  • Green light for Pardoo (0) October 15, 2008 Atlas Iron Limited has received final environmental approval from the Western Australian Minister for Environment for the Pardoo DSO Project.
  • Mine safety has a birthday (0) October 14, 2008 Swedish company Alimak Hek is celebrating its 60th birthday.
  • Record Queensland exploration (9) October 14, 2008 Queensland Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson has announced that the State has achieved record levels of investment in mining and petroleum exploration in 2007-2008, with more than half a ...
  • WA royalties program approved (0) October 14, 2008 The Western Australian Government has approved the $670 million Royalties for Regions program, formally giving effect to the Royalties for Regions policy.
  • State plan: Have your say (0) October 14, 2008 The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) has called for submissions on a strategic plan for the future of the State’s resources industry.
  • QRC opens dialogue with farmers (0) October 13, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed initiatives of the Queensland Government to reduce friction between resource and farming interests in Queensland.
  • Mining giants take a blow (0) October 13, 2008 The Australian Stock market suffered its worst day since 1987 on Friday 10 October.
  • SA braces for further boom (0) October 10, 2008 South Australian communities are being encouraged to prepare for the coming mineral boom in order to avoid the mistakes of other states.
  • Monadelphous wins $140 m contract (0) October 10, 2008 Monadelphous Group has won a contract with Worsley Alumina worth $140 million.
  • Early bird benefits! (0) October 9, 2008 The second annual Australian Made Conference is fast approaching and will once again aim to lift the profile of the manufacturing in Australia and recognise those who are striving for ...
  • South Australia to boost Uranium exports to China (0) October 9, 2008 South Australia is in a good position to increase its uranium exports to China, Premier Mike Rann has said.
  • GME just days away (0) October 9, 2008 Exhibitors at the 2008 Goldfields Mining Expo, held at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club from October 28 to 30, are promising a large number of new product and services releases.
  • Australia: A safe bet (0) October 8, 2008 RESOURCESTOCKS World Risk Survey has placed Australia as the fourth country in the world with the least risk for resource sector investment.
  • The eastern seaboard steps up (0) October 8, 2008 The boom in Western Australia’s mining industry is having one inadvertent negative effect, a skilled labour strain which is leading to long lead times in local bulk handling technologies solutions. ...
  • Calling a spade a spade (0) October 8, 2008 An Australian research centre has funded the development of a dozer spade blade that is already showing promising results with a reduction in fuel consumption. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Rio Tinto workers threaten strike action (0) October 7, 2008 Rio Tinto faces the first industrial action at its Pilbara operations in Western Australia since 1992 when its train drivers stop work for 12 hours on Saturday.
  • $1.8 billion Karara project (0) October 7, 2008 The $1.8 billion Karara iron ore project has commenced listing supply opportunities.
  • Big contracts bound for SA (0) October 7, 2008 South Australian Treasurer Kevin Foley has announced that local, Australian and New Zealand Suppliers have won more than $450 million worth of contracts for the development of OZ Mineral’s billion ...
  • BlueScope enters steel contract (24) October 7, 2008 BlueScope Steel has entered into a long-term contract with BHP Billiton and its joint venture partners for the purchase of iron ore.
  • New flight to Cloncurry (0) October 3, 2008 SkyAirWorld has announced an additional weekly flight between Brisbane and Cloncurry as a result of overwhelming demand on its new domestic service.
  • Mining boss doubts climate change pact can be reached (0) October 3, 2008 The chief executive of Rio Tinto Tom Albanese has said he is doubtful that a global agreement can be reached on climate change.
  • Done and dusted (0) October 2, 2008 Meteorological forecasts and dispersion models are helping minesites win the war against dust. Jessica Darnbrough writes for Australian Mining.
  • Operations suspended at Whyalla smelter (0) October 2, 2008 Ausmelt has announced that it will suspend operations at its smelter in Whyalla, South Australia.
  • MCA reviews Garnut report (0) October 2, 2008 Minerals Council of Australia Chief Executive Officer Mitchell Hooke has advocated Professor Ross Garnut’s final Climate Change Review report.
  • Watchdog backs BHP’s takeover bid (0) October 2, 2008 Australia’s competition watchdog has cleared global miner BHP Billiton’s proposed $144 billion bid for Rio Tinto, after it was agreed that the take-over wouldn’t lessen competition.
  • Number of fires on site surge (0) October 1, 2008 According to a report by the Queensland Government’s Department of Mines and Energy, there were 228 fires in the 12 month period from 1 August 2007 to 31 July 2008.
  • Ensham to fly back into business (0) October 1, 2008 A $4.5 million Motor Generator or ‘MG’ was flown into Ensham Coal mine in a bid to repair the $100 million dragline at the site.
  • NSW OHS legislation amendments (0) September 30, 2008 The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Application to Mining Workplaces and Coal Workplaces) Regulation 2008 has expanded, with consequences for mining workplaces and coal mines.
  • Safety’s not a game, or is it? (0) September 30, 2008 A games-based military training tool has formed the basis for a new mining training simulator.
  • Protection for overseas workers (0) September 30, 2008 Temporary overseas workers employed in New South Wales will be given greater protection in the workplace under a joint Commonwealth-State agreement announced recently.
  • Terramin maiden Zinc shipment (0) September 30, 2008 The first shipment of zinc concentrate from Terramin Australia’s Angas mine, with a current market value of US$3 million, has left Port Adelaide.
  • 2008 Prospect Awards: You are invited (0) September 30, 2008 The Australian mining industry’s night of nights, the 2008 Prospect Awards, is a great opportunity to network with company representatives and key decision makers from the leading mines around the ...
  • Worker dies at Leigh Creek (0) September 29, 2008 SafeWork South Australia will investigate a recent incident at Leigh Creek coal mine in the State’s north in which a man apparently fell from a bulldozer, and died later in ...
  • QR gets green light for coal dust plan (0) September 29, 2008 The environmental Protection Agency has approved Queensland Rail’s (QR) Transitional Environmental Program (TEP).
  • Train derails in WA (0) September 29, 2008 A train carrying iron ore from Portman Limited’s Koolyanobbing operation has derailed inside the Esperance Port boundary.
  • New law protects overseas workers (0) September 29, 2008 A new Bill has been introduced into the Senate that sets out a new framework to better protect temporary overseas workers in Australia.
  • Fall arrest standards: don’t fall short (0) September 29, 2008 Forthcoming changes and implications regarding the safe use and operation of miner’s belts could present a dilemma for the mining industry. Liz Foster writes for Australian Mining.
  • Resource projects win steel awards (0) September 26, 2008 Development of resource-related facilities claimed the biggest share of this year’s Steel Awards for Western Australia, presented recently in Perth.
  • Dealing with driver fatigue (0) September 26, 2008 Assessment of sleep disorders is a new requirement under the National Transport Commission’s (NTC) recent Heavy Vehicle Driver Fatigue (HVDF) reforms. Sylvia Aitken writes
  • Open vs closed thickener feedwells (0) September 26, 2008 Open versus closed feedwells is still a debating point, Outotec special projects director Ian Arbuthnot writes for Australian Mining.
  • Company wins $65 m contract for camp site (0) September 26, 2008 Complete Site Services (CSS) has been awarded a $65 million contract to supply and install an 801-man camp for Fortescue Metal Group’s (FMG) project located at Christmas Creek, 100km north ...
  • High Court gives glimmer of hope to FMG (0) September 26, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has moved one step closer to negotiating third party rail access to the BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Mt Newman and Goldsworthy rail lines, after the High ...
  • Fast-tracking safety (0) September 26, 2008 A new web-based safety system is helping one contractor achieve zero lost time injuries. Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Motors vs drives (0) September 25, 2008 With an increasing number of variable speed drive (VSD) compressors being employed to meet compressed air needs, a common misconception has arisen, that a VSD will always be more efficient ...
  • The rush that never ended (26) September 25, 2008 The Eastern Goldfields was born out of man’s penchant for gold. However, the dark knight Nickel has since stepped out of the shadows and shown its true worth. Jessica Darnbrough writes for ...
  • Swan to decide third party access (0) September 25, 2008 The Minerals Council of Australia has urged Treasurer Wayne Swan to reject an application for access by third parties to privately owned rail infrastructure in the Pilbara region of northwest ...
  • Port overhaul announced (0) September 25, 2008 The Queensland Resource Council has reacted cautiously to an overhaul of Queensland’s port authorities announced recently by the State’s Treasurer Andrew Fraser.
  • Rio to spend $131 m on mining town (0) September 24, 2008 Rio Tinto has announced it will spend $131 million to improve housing and infrastructure in the town of Pannawonica in Western Australia to support a new mine.
  • Miner injured in truck collision (0) September 24, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert urging mines to perform a risk assessment on intersections to identify potential hazards after a rear dump ...
  • Pilbara: remote, but not forgotten (0) September 24, 2008 Minerals Council of Australia CEO Mitch Hooke sets the record straight on why mining companies should not be used as a surrogate for government responsibilities in the remote north. Story ...
  • Mining company reduces zinc production in favour of copper (0) September 24, 2008 OZ Minerals, the world’s second largest zinc miner, will reduce zinc production in favour of copper at its Golden Grove mine in 2009.
  • Scope adjustment control (0) September 24, 2008 McCullough Robertson Lawyers Partner Brad McCosker explores mechanisms to adjust the scope of work in a mining contract in the fourth part of this six-part series for Australian Mining.
  • Railway design a runaway success (0) September 24, 2008 Judges have awarded a Certificate of Merit to Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Lang Hancock Railway (LHR) in Western Australia’s Pilbara region in the recently held Golden Gecko Awards.
  • Mining to blame for HIV increase (0) September 23, 2008 In a shock report recently released, an increase in the number of people contracting HIV infection has been blamed on the mining boom.
  • Work readiness program rolls out Indigenous graduates (0) September 23, 2008 Several Indigenous people have graduated from the Mining Industry Skills Centre’s Work Readiness pilot program.
  • Innovation: a COMET destined for earth (0) September 23, 2008 The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr has released an evaluation of the Commercialising Emerging Technologies (COMET) program.
  • Transport a winning issue for BHP (0) September 23, 2008 Greyhound Australia has won BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam 2008 Vendor of the Year Award.
  • FMG to defend charges (0) September 22, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group is one of eight companies to face the Perth Magistrates Court over the deaths of two workers at a Pilbara camp site.
  • Prominent Hill starts commissioning (0) September 22, 2008 OZ Minerals has confirmed that its Prominent Hill copper-gold project in South Australia will commence commissioning next month.
  • Hillgrove mine opens its doors (0) September 22, 2008 Straits Resources Limited has officially opened a new operation in New South Wales.
  • Rudd pledges $100m to carbon capture facility (0) September 22, 2008 The Federal Government has pledged $100 million to the establishment of a global institute for carbon capture.
  • Breathing apparatus fails in exercise (0) September 19, 2008 The Department of Primary Industries has released a safety alert encouraging all mines using self-rescue breathing apparatus’ to review their systems for managing the use, storage and inspection of these ...
  • Railcar unloader destined for Pilbara (0) September 18, 2008 Metso Minerals is set to supply two twin-cell rotary railcar unloader systems to Pilbara Infrastructure, a subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG) for its Anderson Point site in the ...
  • MinVu takes a stand in Vegas (0) September 18, 2008 MinVu will take a stand at MINExpo 08 in Las Vegas this month in a bid to conquer the American market.
  • Curragh Mine’s contract extended (0) September 17, 2008 Thiess has secured a $260 million contract extension from Wesfarmers Curragh for coal mining and pre-strip overburden removal at its Curragh North Mine located 38 km north of Blackwater in ...
  • Terramin opens up (0) September 17, 2008 Terramin’s Angas Zinc Mine in South Australia will officially open in a ceremony hosted by the State’s Premier Mike Rann. The local mining company has already exceeded expectations, making $1 million ...
  • Contractor receives contract extension in Bowen Basin (0) September 17, 2008 Thiess has secured a $260 million contract extension from Wesfarmers Curragh for coal mining and pre-strip overburden removal at its Curragh North Mine located 38 km north of Blackwater in ...
  • Product Focus: Pumps, Pipes, Valves & Compressors (0) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Pumps, Pipes, Valves & Compressors Product Focus in the November 2008 issue.
  • Mine Automation & Remote Control (0) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Mine Automation and Remote Control Feature in the November 2008 issue.
  • Argyle uses articulated dump trucks to get job done (0) September 15, 2008 Argyle Diamond Mines has commissioned a fleet of articulated dump trucks, specially modified to cart pre-mixed shotcrete underground.
  • Industrial tractor provides smooth ride (0) September 15, 2008 Taylor Dunn has launched an industrial tractor that is said to provide reliable service in heavy applications.
  • Employment falls in industry (0) September 15, 2008 According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, employment prospects for job seekers in the Mining & Construction sector have continued to fall, as hiring managers place their decision making on ...
  • Drilling & Blasting Feature (0) September 15, 2008 Underground drilling and blasting technology and equipment continues to be an area of rapid growth and change for the mining industry.
  • Centenary Feature: Mine Safety 1908 – 2008 (0) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Mine Safety Feature in the November 2008 issue.
  • Motors & Drives (23) September 15, 2008 Australian Mining invites editorial submissions for its Motors & Drives feature in the November 2008 issue.
  • Contractor dies at Prominent Hill (0) September 12, 2008 The death of a contractor at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill site in South Australia has forced the company temporarily shut down operations.
  • A virtual training session (0) September 12, 2008 The University of Queensland has teamed up with the construction and resources industries to help make hazardous work places safer.
  • Miners Memorial Day (0) September 12, 2008 A Miners Memorial Day, commemorating the lives of more than 1450 miners who have died in Queensland mining tragedies, will be held on the 19 September.
  • Zinc fights back (0) September 11, 2008 Terramin Australia’s Angas mine in South Australia has begun exporting 5000 tonnes of zinc concentrate to the Port Pirie smelter.
  • Employee narrowly escapes injury onsite (0) September 11, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a report urging all mines check hull integrity on a regular basis after a pontoon suddenly capsized while the ...
  • State safety reform rollout (0) September 11, 2008 Major steps in the consistency of workplace health and safety laws in the NSW mining industry have come into effect.
  • Major contractor demonstrates inefficiencies (0) September 11, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert after several employees of a major contractor raised concerns regarding the inappropriate methods of conveying and ...
  • South Australia exploration record (0) September 11, 2008 South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway has announced that spending on mineral exploration in that State rose to a record quarterly high of $95.2 million in the ...
  • Government releases roadmap for future (0) September 10, 2008 The Australian Infrastructure Strategic Roadmap, used to outline the infrastructure needed over the next five to ten years, has been released by the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research ...
  • Jobs lost in mine closure (0) September 10, 2008 Fifty miners have lost their jobs after Hellyer zinc mine in Tasmania’s north-west was forced to shut its doors.
  • Government introduces uniform safety bill (0) September 9, 2008 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed the introduction of the Safe Work Australia Bill as an opportunity to establish a body to promote a national, uniform Occupational Health ...
  • Right numbers, questionable basis: MCA (0) September 9, 2008 The Minerals Council of Australia chief executive officer Mitchell Hooke has questioned the realistic nature of Professor Ross Garnut’s supplementary Climate Change Draft Report on ‘Targets and Trajectories’.
  • Contractor recognised by Government (0) September 9, 2008 Thiess has won the 2008 Minister’s Award for Excellence for Employers of Australian Apprentices for the Brisbane region.
  • Yandi remains closed (120) September 9, 2008 BHP Billiton spokesperson Emma Meade has told Australian Mining that operations at Yandi remain suspended following a fatal collision between a light vehicle and a haul truck at the mine ...
  • Carbon capture critical to Australian future (0) September 8, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has said carbon capture and storage technology is more critical than ever to the future of the Australian coal industry.
  • Yandi death prompts WA shutdown (0) September 8, 2008 BHP Billiton has announced that a collision between a light vehicle and haul truck at the company’s Yandi mine site recently has resulted in the death of a HWE Mining ...
  • Beaconsfield inquest continues… (0) September 8, 2008 The man who found the body of a Beaconsfield miner after the 2006 rockfall has told an inquest of the conditions in the mine after the disaster.
  • Carbon monoxide sensors recalled (0) September 8, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert to notify all coal mines of the recall of City Technology 4CF carbon monoxide sensors.
  • Employee sustains head injury at Century Mine (0) September 8, 2008 A contractor engaged by OZ Minerals at its Century Mine in North Queensland has sustained a serious head injury while working in the pit.
  • Chamber reveals key policy issues (0) September 5, 2008 The Chamber of Minerals and Energy Western Australia (CME) has released a policy checklist calling for greater coordination between government, industry and community in the provisions of social and ...
  • Hauler provides advanced flexibility (0) September 4, 2008 A new hauler has given one minesite advanced flexibility.
  • Female engineer wins Smart Woman award (0) September 3, 2008 Melanie Gordon, a Project Manager for Dragline Shutdown with BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), has won the Queensland Government’s Smart Women Smart State Award.
  • Mining & Energy South Australia exhibition coming soon (0) September 3, 2008 International attention will be focused on South Australia’s burgeoning mining sector during a major exhibition in Adelaide next year.
  • WA ‘wishlist’ announced (0) September 3, 2008 The Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (AMEC) has released its ‘wishlist’ for the Western Australian 2008 elections, calling for the State Government to redress the decline in the State’s ...
  • Label printers (0) September 3, 2008 Panduit will unveil two thermal transfer printers for label production on Stand 1115 during the 2008 Goldfields Mining Expo (GME).
  • Helical rotor pumps (0) September 3, 2008 Mono Pumps will demonstrate the inner workings of a helical rotor pump from its Compact range on Stand 2300 during the 2008 Goldfields Mining Expo (GME).
  • Innovation results in greater safety (0) September 3, 2008 The self-locking Heavy Equipment Jack, designed by the engineering and maintenance teams at Mt Thorley Warkworth Coal Mine, has won the 2008 NSW Minerals Council Safety Innovation Award.
  • Promise of stronger resources communities (0) September 2, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed today’s state government announcement of a new three-year $100 million funding package to strengthen resource industry-based communities.
  • Fists fly in Golden West meeting (0) September 2, 2008 A bitter dispute between shareholders of West Australian company Golden West Resources and Portman has culminated in a fist-fight after a proposed board spill was all but rejected.
  • Govt. kills off Mackay terminal (0) September 2, 2008 The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says the Queensland Government has allowed resources sector policy to be hijacked by sectional interests after killing off the Mackay coal terminal expansion.
  • Australia launches biggest rail research program (0) September 1, 2008 The Federal Government has launched a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for rail innovation.
  • Carbon capture to take world stage (0) September 1, 2008 Carbon capture and storage technology is well established in Australia, however, its effects will not be felt unless it is used on a global scale, CEO of the NSW Minerals ...
  • Land contamination law to have major impact (0) September 1, 2008 South Australia’s construction, mining and petroleum industries are facing a new regime which will require the review and possible testing of fill before it is moved from site to site.
  • Correspondents get job ready (0) September 1, 2008 Bunbury South West Regional College of TAFE in Western Australia is aiming to engage the local Indigenous community in an e-learning project that aims at making all participants ready for ...
  • Pilbara set for further growth (0) August 28, 2008 Unprecedented growth in the Pilbara region looks set to continue according to new population projections from the Pilbara Industry’s Community Council (PICC).
  • Rail duplication to boost capacity (0) August 28, 2008 A seven kilometre track duplication will boost capacity to carry coal in the Blackwater system in central Queensland, according to Queensland Rail (QR).
  • Equipment wear parts (0) August 28, 2008 Excel Undercarriage will feature replacement wear parts for hydraulic, electric and rope mining shovels, excavators, drills and drag lines on Stand 4000 during the Goldfields Mining Expo (GME) 2008.
  • Chemical dust suppressant (0) August 28, 2008 Vital Chemical will exhibit a cost-effective, fully biodegradable, water-conserving dust suppressant on Stand 1030 during the Goldfields Mining Expo (GME) 2008.
  • Build up the north, or bust (0) August 27, 2008 The northern half of Australia and remote mining communities of the Pilbara are fundamentally underdeveloped. Daniel Hall writes
  • Safety08 Conference and Exhibition (24) August 26, 2008 IFAP will run the seventh annual Occupational Safety and Health Conference from 23 to 24 September 2008 at the Sheraton Perth Hotel.
  • Fatal accident at Yandi (0) August 26, 2008 BHP Billiton Iron Ore has announced that an incident occurred recently at its Yandi mine site, which resulted in the death of an HWE Mining employee.
  • $10 m portable power solution (0) August 26, 2008 ABB Australia has won a $10-million contract from United Group Resources to help provide reliable power for Incitec Pivot Limited’s new ammonium nitrate plant at Moranbah in Queensland.
  • Campaign to target copper thieves (0) August 26, 2008 An alarming rise in the incidence of copper theft has sparked a national campaign, according to the Queensland Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson.
  • Queensland shares expertise with US (0) August 26, 2008 Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson has recently declared Queensland’s methods of monitoring mine gas as being among the best in the world.
  • Managing the fleet for higher profits (0) August 26, 2008 The fundamental elements of fleet management. Coffey Mining Chief Mining Engineer Linton Kirk writes.
  • Resources Council slams oil shale decision (0) August 25, 2008 Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche has slammed the Queensland Government over its declaration of a 20-year moratorium over the development of the McFarlane oil shale deposit.
  • Training commitment rewarded (0) August 25, 2008 A Western Australian diamond producer has been awarded top honours for its commitment to Indigenous training and workforce development, by the Chairman of national industry skills council SkillsDMC.
  • Bright future with China: Minister (0) August 25, 2008 The Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson AM MP, has declared Australia’s strong future with China in a speech to the Australia-China Mining and Minerals Industry Dinner in Beijing.
  • Motor gearbox combination (0) August 22, 2008 Dunkermotoren has launched a combined DC-motor and planetary gearbox that is said to produce peak torques of up to 400 Ncm.
  • $300 m exploration licence for Gunnedah (0) August 22, 2008 The NSW Government will grant an exploration licence for the Watermark area near Gunnedah for a period of five years following a rigorous tender process, Minister for Mineral Resources Ian ...
  • Call for single focus Minister (0) August 22, 2008 The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) has called for both major political parties in Western Australia (WA) to dedicate a Minister to a sole resources portfolio.
  • All in the timing: Hays (0) August 21, 2008 Employers are being forced to act quickly in order to attract and retain the best candidates for jobs in the mining industry.