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  • A trainee’s pathway to success (0) May 9, 2008 Several Moranbah-based apprentices have graduated from the Mining Industry Skills Centre’s Work Readiness Program, which provides first-year apprentices from BMA’s Broadmeadow and Peak Downs Mines with an accelerated pathway into ...
  • Environmentally friendly company soaks up atmosphere (0) May 9, 2008 The recent Restoration Ecology Journal has focused on Alcoa’s environmental research and management programs.
  • Mapping and Surveying Feature (0) May 9, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Mapping and Surveying feature in the July issue 2008.
  • Diggers and Dumpers Feature (0) May 9, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Diggers and Dumpers (Earthmoving)feature in the July 2008 issue. This issue will be the biggest Australian Mining magazine so far ...
  • New Product Focus: Cranes and Lifting (0) May 9, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its product focus on cranes and lifting equipment in the July 2008 issue. This issue will be the biggest Australian Mining ...
  • Measuring gas-shielded welding processes (0) May 8, 2008 A recent survey by gases and engineering company BOC has identified that only 18% of users measure the productivity of their gas-shielded welding processes.
  • Software company supplies pit to port management (0) May 8, 2008 QMASTOR has signed a contract with an Australian iron ore producer for the provision of their Pit to Port.net, SMS3D.net and iFuse systems across the group.
  • Diggers and dealers get an overview (0) May 7, 2008 The annual Diggers and Dealers forum will be held in Kalgoorlie from 4 to 6 August 2008.
  • Crushing and screening in NZ (0) May 7, 2008 Sandvik Mining and Construction has appointed Rocktec as its New Zealand dealer for the Sandvik-branded range of fixed and mobile crushing, screening and feeding products, with responsibility for sales, service, ...
  • Working for the Pilbara (0) May 7, 2008 Organising a mine shutdown in the remote Pilbara region can be a challenge at the best of times. However, one company is creating a name for themselves for shutdowns, maintenance ...
  • The air apparent (0) May 7, 2008 More scientific approaches are helping solve the challenges of mine ventilation. Michael Sheffield writes for Australian Mining.
  • Xstrata receives process control (0) May 6, 2008 MIPAC is working with Xstrata to improve operations in its Mt Isa Zinc Concentrator.
  • Komatsu simulator joins fleet (0) May 6, 2008 The Mining Industry Skills Centre has added to its fleet of simulators with the purchase of a simulator from South African-based company Thoroughtec.
  • Motors and drives expand in WA (0) May 6, 2008 Industrial motors and drives innovator Bonfiglioli is expanding again with the opening of a new office and warehouse in Perth.
  • Power on for tunnel projects (0) May 6, 2008 With its ability to supply fully integrated packages Ampcontrol has recently been selected to supply temporary power distribution and short term hire systems for a number of major tunnelling projects.
  • Concern over shuttle cars (0) May 6, 2008 The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has conducted a review of unplanned movements of shuttle cars, where the shuttle car has moved in either a forward or reverse direction ...
  • Topic is catering (905) May 6, 2008 ISS Facility Services Australia (ISS) has acquired one of Western Australia’s largest catering companies Topic Caterers.
  • Zinifex to become owner-operated (0) May 5, 2008 The management of Zinifex Century Mine and Downer EDI Mining has announced the dissolution of Century Mining Alliance.
  • IsaMill ramps up production (0) May 5, 2008 Xstrata Technology’s is on track to have 100MW of installed IsaMill power operating by the end of 2008, with two more orders for M10,000 IsaMills bound for the lead/zinc ...
  • The essence of maintenance (0) May 2, 2008 Premature failures and breakdowns of equipment subjected to high demand and low maintenance leads to higher repair costs and low equipment availability over prolonged periods.
  • Groundbreaking system launched in South Africa (0) May 2, 2008 Australian measurement systems company, GroundProbe, will launch a ground-breaking mine safety and alarm system at the Rustenburg Platinum Mine Ltd (previously known as Potgietersrus Platinums Ltd.) in South Africa next ...
  • Rosebery receives funding boost (0) May 2, 2008 Zinifex has announced that it will invest almost $35 million in its operations at Rosebery to improve both efficiency and capacity at the company’s west coast Tasmania mine.
  • Software evaluates safety (23) May 2, 2008 In a step beyond traditional processes, Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA is being used to enhance mine design and engineering simulation at a number of mines around ...
  • Drilling deep (0) May 2, 2008 As the mining industry seeks to improve extraction rates, the need has grown for improved drilling methods. Michael Sheffield writes for Australian Mining.
  • A world apart in underground drilling (0) May 2, 2008 A new breed of remote controlled, real-time underground mining machines is being developed with an eye to a wide range of workplace and cost-saving benefits. Michael Sheffield writes for Australian ...
  • Uplifting work on pipeline (0) May 2, 2008 Nacap is helping to ensure safety and security in Australia by using an innovative method of de-stressing piplines as they are shifted and lifted to overcome and circumvent obstacles, obviating ...
  • Zinifex moved by dump trucks (0) May 2, 2008 A fleet of 42 Komatsu 830E dump trucks – including 12 new trucks added in the past year – has been giving exceptional performance and availability at Zinifex Century Mine ...
  • Climate change creates money worries (0) May 1, 2008 Queensland’s resource sector industries have submitted a six-point checklist to the federal government’s Garnaut Climate Change Review.
  • KCGM employs fail-safe network (0) May 1, 2008 Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM), located in the remote mining town of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, has replaced its data network with a network from Nortel to improve security and ...
  • Automated plow system (0) May 1, 2008 Bucyrus has exchanged contracts with Poland’s largest coking coal mining company to supply the country’s first automated plow system.
  • QME exhibitor preview in July issue (0) May 1, 2008 Australian Mining will present a comprehensive preview in the July issue of exhibitors at the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) in Mackay.
  • Consulting firm backs scheelite mine (0) April 30, 2008 Consulting engineering and environmental solutions company, SEMF, has played a crucial role in securing the go-ahead from Local, State and Commonwealth governments in the redevelopment of the King Island Scheelite ...
  • A holy hydraulic boost (0) April 30, 2008 The refurbishment of one of Western Australia’s oldest Catholic Cathedrals received a hydraulic boost recently from Enerpac’s 700 bar technology and Onsite Engineering (OSE).
  • Maintenance services for mines and utilities (0) April 29, 2008 SPECIALISED Reline Services (SRS) is offering a range of maintenance services for the mining and mineral processing industries.
  • Cairns company joins a Champion (0) April 29, 2008 QUEENSLAND Air Compressors has joined Champion Compressors’ air compressor service and maintenance network.
  • Electronic ear guides mining drill (0) April 29, 2008 CSIRO scientists with the Minerals Down Under National Research Flagship have successfully used an electronic listening post to track and control a drill operating more than 300 metres below the ...
  • Call for skills, emission strategy (0) April 28, 2008 The Western Australia Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CMEWA) has called for highly engaged governments and regulators to reduce the skills shortage crisis and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Wireless condition monitoring (8) April 28, 2008 Wireless technology can aid preventative maintenance in plants. Jim Ralston writes.
  • Infrastructure, skills critical for SA (0) April 28, 2008 A key industry consortium has described as “staggering” the impending demand for infrastructure in South Australia and deemed essential that its early development proceeds if the State is to fuel ...
  • The dragline is the bottom line (0) April 28, 2008 THE Australian coal mining industry has gained at least a 10% improvement in dragline productivity since “bottom line” research and development began in 1994 according to ACARP.
  • Contract win for collision technology (0) April 28, 2008 Industrea’s wholly owned subsidiary Advanced Mining Technologies (AMT) has been awarded a contract by BHP Billiton in Chile to supply and install collision avoidance technology.
  • Desperate for maintenance workers (0) April 24, 2008 AN annual survey of nearly 43,000 employers in 32 countries has found companies are increasingly desperate for plumbers, welders and other maintenance staff.
  • Mining and processing equipment repair services (0) April 24, 2008 KEY Solutions Group is offering refurbishment and repair services for mining and processing machinery and their sub-components.
  • Mine equipment test service (0) April 24, 2008 TESTSAFE Australia has highlighted the need for their equipment testing and certificate programs due to laws requiring certification for machine exportation into the EU and US markets.
  • Injured miner left for three hours (0) April 23, 2008 A seriously injured miner went unnoticed for three hours after falling off an elevated platform.
  • A 3D image of growth (0) April 22, 2008 The expansion of Olympic Dam has helped put the South Australian mining industry on the map.
  • Conveying the site (0) April 22, 2008 A flexible conveyor belt can reduce transportation costs and environmental hazards . Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • Excavator debuts at Mt Keith (0) April 22, 2008 BHP Billiton’s Mt Keith operation has received the first of two Hitachi 800 tonne excavators.
  • Judges wanted for Prospect Awards (0) April 22, 2008 Australian Mining is currently looking for judges to join the elite panel responsible for judging the 2008 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Iron ore projects in development (0) April 21, 2008 GERALDTON Iron Ore Alliance member companies’ mining projects are contributing to major infrastructure development in the Mid West region.
  • South Australia or bust (0) April 21, 2008 South Australia is expected to play host to 40 mines by 2020. Infrastructure tops the agenda as the State tries to implement a strategy for the future.
  • Industry fuels up for global challenge (0) April 21, 2008 The go-ahead for construction of the world’s first ‘oxyfuel’ power plant at Callide Power Station in central Queensland has reinforced Australia’s lead role in developing breakthrough technology to address global ...
  • Water trucks on the move (0) April 21, 2008 Carrying on from the CITIC Pacific Mining load and haul fleet contact signed in late 2007, Terex Mining Australia have just delivered its first of four Terex Unit Rig MT3300AC ...
  • When the dust settles (0) April 21, 2008 Dust suppression techniques have come a long way from turning a hose on a dusty process.
  • Driver avoids fatal crash (0) April 21, 2008 The Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety alert urging miners to be careful when operating large vehicles after a driver narrowly avoided a serious head-on ...
  • Safety record on port upgrade (0) April 19, 2008 SEVERAL safety initiatives were used on the recently completed $2 billion Rio Tinto Iron Ore Dampier Port Upgrade (DPU), which helped it to set a new benchmark in the Pilbara ...
  • Search for great community partnerships (0) April 18, 2008 CAPS Australia Pty Ltd has announced its support of the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards as sponsor of the Community Partnership of the Year category.
  • Heavy duty weighbridge for quarry (0) April 18, 2008 ACCUWEIGH will supply an extra heavy duty weighbridge to Rocla’s Sand Quarry in Ellenbrook WA which will weigh vehicles that cannot be handled by a standard weighbridge
  • FIFO from Carnarvon (0) April 18, 2008 RIO Tinto Iron Ore has announced it will start a fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) commute roster from Carnarvon.
  • Strong demand for engineers continues (0) April 18, 2008 Western Australia’s resources boom shows no sign of abating in 2008, according to the latest Hays Resources & Mining report (April 2008) on salaries and employment in the industry.
  • Nominate an outstanding contributor (0) April 17, 2008 Siemens is again sponsoring the Most Outstanding Contribution to Mining category in the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Turnkey solution to bulk handling (0) April 16, 2008 WITH the ever increasing mechanisation of bulk handling, large-scale manufacturers, processors and logistics providers can have their feet so hard on the pedal they fail to step back and take ...
  • Emergency training promotes safety (0) April 16, 2008 Large, heavy equipment, gases and dust all combine to make a minesite a dangerous place to work.
  • Profits beyond daily deadlines (0) April 16, 2008 Optimization audits can seek out profits beyond the rush of daily production deadlines. Jamie Wade writes.
  • Leighton wins Mesa A iron ore contract (0) April 15, 2008 HWE Mining, a wholly owned subsidiary of Leighton Contractors Pty Limited, has been awarded a $344 million contract to provide mine development services at Rio Tinto’s Mesa A iron ore ...
  • South West emergency skills challenge (0) April 15, 2008 The 2008 South West Emergency Response Skills Challenge will be held on 18 and 19 October at Australind Senior High School.
  • Gold mine scales up (0) April 15, 2008 NEWCREST Mining’s Ridgeway Deeps project in Cadia Valley NSW will soon become part of one of Australia’s largest underground gold mines.
  • Smooth sailing (0) April 15, 2008 An Australian technology is helping ports and ships’ captains choose the best departure times and cargo capacity for heavily laden carriers. Jamie Wade writes.
  • Managing the skills shortage (0) April 14, 2008 The mining industry skills shortage, how are you managing it or is it managing you? James Walsh writes for Australian Mining.
  • Centenary Feature: Hard Rock Mining 1908 – 2008 (0) April 14, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Centenary Feature: Hard Rock Mining 1908 to 2008 in the June 2008 issue
  • Pilbara Spotlight in June ’08 issue (0) April 14, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Pilbara Spotlight in the June 2008 issue.
  • Mine maintenance feature (0) April 14, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Maintenance Management feature in the June 2008 issue.
  • New Product Focus: Materials Handling (0) April 14, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its product focus on materials handling equipment in the June 2008 issue.
  • GPS guidance system (0) April 14, 2008 AUTOMATED Positioning Systems (APS) has launched a GPS-based guidance systems for dozers and other equipment working on stockpiles.
  • Alarm over vehicle support stands (0) April 14, 2008 A recent incident related to vehicle support stands at a Queensland coal mine has highlighted the need for fit-for purpose equipment.
  • Infrastructure plan for Territory (0) April 14, 2008 The Northern Territory’s infrastructure needs for the next decade will be the focus of an independent report to Government.
  • Unzipping the secrets of the mind (0) April 11, 2008 A fascinating new training program from BHP Billiton Iron Ore is putting extra ZIP into safety management.
  • Hooked on safety (0) April 11, 2008 Production Technician with BHP Billiton Iron Ore, Lenny Smith, recently came up with a simple, flexible and effective way to reduce risk at Iron Ore’s Port Operations.
  • Electronic cleaner (0) April 11, 2008 CRC Industries has launched an electronic cleaner for cleaning electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Ultrasonic sensor (0) April 11, 2008 SICK has launched an ultrasonic sensor with a scanning distance of 20 to 250 or 50 to 350 mm.
  • Remote communications seminar (0) April 10, 2008 Optus is holding a free breakfast seminar in early May where the Optus Satellite team will demonstrate equipment and share experience of how they have worked with mining companies in ...
  • ‘Big picture’ conference in July (0) April 10, 2008 A major mining conference will be held alongside the Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition in Mackay in late July.
  • Electronic chair reduces injuries (0) April 10, 2008 CAVOTEC has introduced a product that addresses lower back and shoulder injuries experienced by dragline operators.
  • Spill containment solutions (0) April 10, 2008 ACTISAFE has released a line of products contain spills by lifting metal drums off the ground.
  • Petroleum exploration bids open (0) April 10, 2008 The South Australian Government has opened bidding for three new onshore petroleum exploration licences in the Otway Basin in the southeast of South Australia.
  • Forum on Indigenous in mining (0) April 10, 2008 The Greater Mount Isa Region Mining Industry Forum begins today.
  • Skills conference and training awards (0) April 10, 2008 Registrations are now open for the 2008 Mining Industry Skills Centre Conference and Training Awards.
  • Bacteria for cleaner energy (0) April 9, 2008 CSIRO scientists are investigating whether injecting coal seams with certain kinds of bacteria and carbon dioxide can produce commercially viable quantities of methane gas.
  • Contracts and works at Dalrymple Bay (0) April 9, 2008 Electrical engineering group O’Donnell Griffin (ODG) has won two new contracts totalling almost $23 million for the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal redevelopment.
  • Hearing protection device (0) April 9, 2008 HEARLINK has launched a two-way communication and hearing protection device.
  • High visibility jackets (0) April 9, 2008 BOC has launched a range of high visibility jackets that cater to wide range of climates.
  • Crinum wins gas monitoring award (0) April 9, 2008 BMA’s Crinum mine has taken out the 2007 Peter Dent Simtars Gas Chromatographer of the Year award.
  • Coal industry firing on all cylinders (0) April 9, 2008 Queensland’s coal industry continues to power the State, with production, exports and employment increasing significantly over the 12 months to November 2007.
  • Intrinsically safe cap lamps (0) April 8, 2008 NLT Australia has launched a world first intrinsically safe Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) that addresses the IECex standard.
  • Dust control nozzles (0) April 8, 2008 SPRAY Nozzle Engineering has launched a series of dust control nozzles that suppress dust in air-handling ducts, conveyer transfer points, dump pits and loading hoppers.
  • Billion-dollar port details released (0) April 8, 2008 Port Waratah Coal Services has released details of a one billion dollar post-2010 expansion plan that would enable coal output from its Newcastle operation to be boosted by 40%.
  • Customised safety platforms (0) April 7, 2008 ADFORM Products have released the maxiskaff system which custom designs and builds safety platforms.
  • Big year for Port of Darwin (0) April 7, 2008 As the Top End terminus of the AustralAsian Rail link, the Port of Darwin has, in the past twelve months, seen an impressive number of new developments and trading ‘firsts’. ...
  • Building for the boom (0) April 7, 2008 Whether living in Roxby Downs or the southern coastal town of Robe, South Australia’s approaching mining boom is going to surround you, according to Michael Colling from South Australian company ...
  • Guide to Workplace Safety (0) April 7, 2008 The eleventh edition of the annual Mining Industry Guide to Workplace Safety has released with more than 3,100 copies delivered to mine sites and mining operations.
  • FMG’s first ore on track (0) April 7, 2008 The rolling of Fortescue Metal Group’s first train load of iron out of the Pilbara and its automated unloading in the now commissioning new port, named the Fortescue Herb Elliot ...
  • Alert over pipe failure (0) April 7, 2008 Safety authorities have issued a Safety Alert after a basalt-lined steel ‘Y’ piece pipe failed under pressure during clearing of a blocked co-disposal pipe line at a mine preparation plant.
  • Miners Memorial Day in Queensland (0) April 7, 2008 The Queensland Government will hold a Miners Memorial Day to commemorate the lives of more than 1450 miners who died in mining tragedies that touch on three different centuries of ...
  • Coloured traffic cones (0) April 7, 2008 PREMIER Workplace Solutions (PWS) has launched new coloured traffic cones that highlight dangerous hazards.
  • Energy efficient compressors (0) April 4, 2008 Atlas Copco has released a range of energy efficient oil-injected compressors.
  • Reflective Hazard Striped tape (0) April 4, 2008 FLOORSAFE International has launched a range of self adhesive vinyl reflective tapes.
  • Cushions lift extreme weight (0) April 4, 2008 PRONAL has launched a range of seamless inflatable lifting cushions that can operate in confined spaces.
  • Quicker, safer tyre changes (0) April 4, 2008 Changing heavy industrial tyres and wheels has always been a tough and demanding job with obvious physical risks to the tyre maintenance crew and the machine itself.
  • Government reneges on grant (0) April 4, 2008 The Federal Government has reneged on a $5 million grant to the Mining Industry Skills Centre for the Simulation Research Development and Training Centre awarded by the previous Federal Government ...
  • Turning the tide (0) April 4, 2008 The Northern Territory Industry Capability Network (NTICN) has signed a Framework Agreement aimed at assisting BOC and its sub-contractors in identifying and providing NT and Australian industry with full, fair ...
  • Service provider shortlisted (0) April 4, 2008 Rio Tinto has selected ISS Facility Services Australia as the preferred bidder for a multimillion dollar services contract at Wickham Village, Pannawonica Village and Dampier, located in the Pilbara region ...
  • Simulator training acquisition (0) April 4, 2008 Immersive Technologies has acquired Perth-based Mining Training Services (MTS) to help address the Australian mining and civil industries shortage of operators.
  • Fitter avoids injury from plug failure (0) April 3, 2008 A maintenance fitter at a longwall operation has avoided serious injury after a tailgate Armoured Face Conveyor (AFC) feeder cable was blown out of the back of a 3.3 kV ...
  • Maintenance at a new level (0) April 3, 2008 An initiative developed by Worsley Alumina employees has revolutionised the way maintenance is carried out on the 52km overland conveyor used to transport bauxite from the Boddington mine to the ...
  • Darwin-Broome express (0) April 3, 2008 Long-haul freight specialist Northline today launches the first express freight service between Darwin and Broome, opening up the booming Kimberley region to fast freight deliveries from northern Australia.
  • Silver flows from Andes (0) April 3, 2008 Hochschild’s Ares Mine in Peru is expanding the size of its plant and has ordered five additional Gekko Systems’ InLine Leach Reactors (ILR5000 Batch Manual) to add to its two ...
  • Mining events for 2008 (0) April 3, 2008 A LIST of mining conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • CO2 storage plant opens in Victoria (0) April 3, 2008 Australia’s first carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plant has opened in the Otway Basin near Nirranda South in southwestern Victoria.
  • North Rankin 2 Project approved (0) April 3, 2008 Woodside, as operator of the North West Shelf Venture, announces that North West Shelf Venture participants have taken a final investment decision for the development of the North Rankin 2 ...
  • Flameproof safety conduits (0) April 3, 2008 EVCCO has launched a new series of enviro-friendly HFT (Halogen Free Tubing) safety conduits.
  • Mineral sands exports exceeded (0) April 3, 2008 Mineral sands exports from Iluka’s Hamilton processing plant have exceeded expectations in their first 12 months of operation.
  • Explosion proof exhaust fan (0) April 2, 2008 STOKES Synertec has launched an explosion proof exhaust fan that removes dangerous fumes.
  • Power plant for Sino Project (23) April 2, 2008 Austrian Energy & Environment (Australia) has secured a turnkey EPC design, supply and erection contract for CITIC Pacific Mining for a nominal 450MW Combined Cycle Power Plant.
  • Keeping alert is an eyeful (0) April 2, 2008 OPTALERT has released a world-first range of driving glasses that are scientifically proven to alert a driver of impending drowsiness.
  • Infrastructure demand staggering (0) April 2, 2008 A key industry consortium has described as “staggering” the impending demand for infrastructure in South Australia and deemed essential that its early development proceeds if the State is to fuel ...
  • UQ goes back to nature (0) April 2, 2008 The University of Queensland is rediscovering elements of a native rainforest at its 7.5 hectare Indooroopilly Experimental Mine site and staff are observing with delight the return of native fauna.
  • Pilbara rail contracts awarded (0) April 1, 2008 Macmahon Holdings Limited and its subsidiary MVM Rail Pty Ltd (MVM Rail) have been awarded approximately $42 million of contracts to provide seven kilometres of rail track servicing BHP Billiton ...
  • Mesa A Mine rail contract (0) April 1, 2008 Macmahon Holdings Limited has been awarded a $65 million contract to construct approximately 50 km of rail to the Mesa A mine for Robe River Mining Co Pty Ltd (a ...
  • Coal analysis for greener power (0) April 1, 2008 Minerals analysis company Intellection has sold a system that uses coal analysis technology to provide efficient, greener electricity to South African power utility, Eskom.
  • New areas open for exploration (0) April 1, 2008 The Queensland Government has announced four new areas for mineral exploration.
  • Skills program for oil and gas industry (0) April 1, 2008 Western Australia’s engineers and oil and gas specialists will develop better skills for more efficient drilling and production operations through a new program launched in Perth recently.
  • Minara approves $300m expansion (0) March 31, 2008 MINARA Resources has approved expenditure of $300 million for a heap leach expansion project at Murrin Murrin.
  • Mineral resources estimation workshop (0) March 31, 2008 AMC Consultants is conducting a five day workshop – Excellence in Mineral Resources Estimation: The role and responsibility of Competent Persons – in Brisbane from 1 to 5 September 2008.
  • A head above the rest (0) March 31, 2008 MINE Site Technologies has launched an Integrated Cap Lamp that has communication and personal protective equipment.
  • Shipment nears for FMG’s first ore (0) March 31, 2008 Fortescue Metals Group’s (FMG) Pilbara Iron Ore and Infrastructure Project is on track for first ore shipment in mid-May, according to the company’s Monthly Construction Report – February 2008.
  • Barrick Gold on the move (0) March 28, 2008 BARRICK Gold is upgrading its underground load and haul fleet at Darlot, one of six mines in Western Australia, with the aim of increasing overall output from fewer, more efficient, ...
  • Typical mistakes with compressed air systems (0) March 28, 2008 AIR system innovator John McNab offers tips for getting the best from our new or existing compressed air systems, by identifying 10 common misconceptions about compressed air.
  • Working to the code (0) March 28, 2008 THE Department of Consumer and Employment Protection (DOCEP) in Western Australia recently released a code of practice on the prevention and management of violence, aggression and bullying at work.
  • Eye protection increases worker safety (0) March 28, 2008 ACCORDING to the latest Resources Safety MineSafe magazine, the amount of lost time eye injuries has decreased by more than 66%.
  • Green light for metals mine (0) March 28, 2008 CONSULTING engineer and environmental solutions company, SEMF, has been instrumental in securing planning environmental approvals for the redevelopment of the historical tin and sapphire Scotia Mine in Tasmania.
  • Training for the future (0) March 28, 2008 MINING and construction giant Thiess is providing its future workforce with quality training centres to complete theory and practical training.
  • Safer saver sub removal (0) March 28, 2008 HWE Mining has won the highest accolade at this year’s Safety & Health Innovation Awards for developing a new, safe way of removing a worn down saver sub from the ...
  • Modified steering commended (0) March 28, 2008 ALCOA’S two Western Australian bauxite mines, Huntly and Willowdale, operate a fleet of Komatsu 730E electric drive haul trucks.
  • Bearing lifting jig commended (0) March 28, 2008 FOR many years, Alcoa’s fixed plant maintenance personnel have utilised webbed or wire slings wrapped around the circumference of large bearings to lift them into position, or remove them from ...
  • Safe vehicle monitoring is choice (0) March 28, 2008 A vehicle safety and speed monitoring system has earned Dampier Bunbury Pipeline (DBP) and WestNet Energy the Industry Choice Award at this year’s Safety & Health Innovation Awards.
  • Social dimensions of exploration and mining (0) March 27, 2008 The March/April edition of earthmatters – the magazine of CSIRO Exploration & Mining – explores the recent significant expansion of research into social dimensions of the industry.
  • Miner’s arm amputated (0) March 27, 2008 A MINER’S arm was amputated recently after becoming entangled in a steel rib mesh and rotating drill steel.
  • Mackay gears up for QME (0) March 27, 2008 VISITORS to the 2008 Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) in July will get a first-hand experience of the booming mining market.
  • Lycopodium wins process plant work (0) March 27, 2008 VITAL Metals Ltd has commissioned Lycopodium Engineering Pty Ltd to undertake the process plant design work for the Watershed Project in far north Queensland as part of the feasibility study ...
  • Entries open for Prospect Awards (0) March 27, 2008 Entries are now open for the 5th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Mining embraces Earth Hour (0) March 27, 2008 THE Queensland minerals and energy sector’s embrace of Saturday’s Earth Hour event is more than a symbolic gesture, according to peak representative body, the Queensland Resources Council.
  • Workwear worn well (0) March 26, 2008 PROSKILL has launched a workwear range direct from Sweden that is comfortable and durable.
  • Brake diagnostic tool (0) March 26, 2008 A DIESEL fitter has invented a brake diagnostic tool with the potential to slash machine downtime and increase safety.
  • Record spend on exploration in WA (0) March 25, 2008 SPENDING on mineral exploration in Western Australia last year topped a record $1billion and accounted for half of Australia’s exploration expenditure.
  • Emergency calls for mat attack (0) March 25, 2008 GAAM Emergency Products has launched two new staging mats from Avon Manufacturing that will save time in emergency situations by getting makeshift rigs into order
  • For the love of minesite trucks (0) March 25, 2008 GOLDILOCKS was missing in action when PJL Diesel Electric manager Scott Montgomery spied mama, papa and baby Caterpillar trucks at the Irian Jaya Freeport minesite in Indonesia.
  • Minerals Council elects new chairman (0) March 20, 2008 MANAGING Director and Chief Executive Officer of Newcrest Mining Ltd Ian Smith has been elected the new Chairman of the Minerals Council of Australia.
  • Monadelphous wins electrical contract (0) March 20, 2008 Monadelphous Group has secured its first significant electrical and instrumentation contract in the Western Australian resources market.
  • Mining a catalyst for infrastructure (0) March 20, 2008 GERALDTON Iron Ore Alliance member companies’ planned mining projects are providing a catalyst for major infrastructure development that will drive long term growth of the region.
  • Buyer beware: safety authorities (0) March 20, 2008 THE Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety report urging mine operators to be scrupulous when purchasing equipment for their minesite.
  • Supplier lends technology an ear (0) March 20, 2008 A SUPPLIER of an award-winning exhaust air recycling system is keen to promote the technology to the mining industry.
  • Winning ideas from the West (0) March 20, 2008 THERE’S much lip service paid to innovation and it’s usually tied to the bottom line, but when it comes to safety and health: innovation is priceless.
  • Uni forms bond with resources (0) March 19, 2008 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Curtin University of Technology to foster collaboration in education and research programs.
  • Supply opportunities for Gorgon (0) March 19, 2008 THE Industry Capability Network of Western Australia (ICNWA) has listed supply opportunities for construction of the Gorgon Gas Project off the Pilbara coast.
  • Project strengthens Whyalla steelworks (0) March 19, 2008 A FORMAL ceremony has marked OneSteel’s $400 million Project Magnet, which is expected to extend the life of the Whyalla Steelworks until 2027.
  • Backing for conveyor belt plant in WA (0) March 19, 2008 Conveyor-belt manufacturer Fenner Dunlop Australia has received backing from the WA Government for its new $70million plant in Western Australia.
  • Victoria takes stock of coal (0) March 19, 2008 THE Victorian Government has released an inventory report on the State’s coal resources to attract investment.
  • High visibility safety vest (0) March 18, 2008 EXELITE has released a high visibility self-illuminating work safety vest with an electro-luminescent light that can be seen from 800 m away.
  • Sullair joins forces with EPSA (0) March 18, 2008 SULLAIR Australia, has announced a long-term agreement to supply the rental division of Energy Power Systems Australia (EPSA) with a range of Sullair diesel air compressors.
  • Miners breathe easy (0) March 18, 2008 WORMALD has launched a constant flow escape breathing apparatus to aid escape from hazardous atmospheres such as fires or asphyxiating fumes that can arise in mines.
  • WA is top State for jobs (0) March 17, 2008 WESTERN Australia continues its reign as the jobs capital of Australia, with record low unemployment according to the latest employment figures released this morning.
  • Call for low emission technologies (0) March 17, 2008 The NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) has called on the Federal Government to accelerate funding support for research into low emission technologies in its Pre-Budget Submission.
  • Exploration up in Victoria (0) March 17, 2008 ABS figures recently released show mineral exploration expenditure in Victoria reached its highest level on record in the December 2007 quarter.
  • Remote water hero (0) March 17, 2008 Water facilities have taken a giant leap forward, saving staff and costs through remote operation.
  • Devastation, disasters and coal deposits (0) March 17, 2008 The Hunter Valley has seen its fair shares of ups and downs over the last century, Jessica Darnbrough writes.
  • A contract for times ahead (0) March 17, 2008 The skill shortage has put increased pressure on contractors which are currently enjoying a boom of their own, writes Jessica Darnbrough.
  • Connecting the mine (0) March 17, 2008 Reliable cables and cabling equipment is imperative to the smooth running of a mine site writes Jessica Darnbrough.
  • Dubbo to swim in skill pool (0) March 17, 2008 SKILLS shortages in the mining and agriculture industries were tackled head on at the launch of a pilot project directed at building the pool of skilled workers available to both ...
  • Clients have Coffey taste (0) March 17, 2008 COFFEY International has been awarded the 2008 BRW Client Choice Award for the best consulting engineering firm (revenue over $200 million) at an event in Sydney this month.
  • Sensing explosive powders (0) March 17, 2008 HAWK Measurement Systems has launched a new level, positioning and flow measurement device for level sensing of low density and potentially-explosive powders.
  • Belting up for better service (22) March 17, 2008 USING high quality conveyor belts to move increasing volumes of ore has not just become important, it is now critical. Jamie Wade writes.
  • Brierty wins contract in Mid West (0) March 13, 2008 CIVIL construction company Brierty Limited has won a contract by Midwest Corporation to provide civil works services for the construction of the Tilley Siding Project in Morawa, Western Australia.
  • Exploration on a roll in SA (0) March 13, 2008 SOUTH Australia’s mineral exploration expenditure rose for the sixth consecutive quarter in the December quarter of 2007, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
  • Thiess calls for girl power (0) March 13, 2008 Mining contractor Thiess has marked International Women’s Day by calling on its employees to come up with plans and ideas on how to create a more attractive and flexible work ...
  • Loosen bulk solids (0) March 12, 2008 A NEW bulk bag conditioner-unloader system from Flexicon Corporation (Australia) Pty Ltd loosens bulk solid material that has solidified during storage and shipment, allowing the material to discharge through a ...
  • Action plan for NSW mine safety (0) March 12, 2008 A NSW industry council seeking to improve mine safety has issued an action plan on how the State’s mining industry can achieve world class safety standards.
  • Rio and Curtin form R&D partnership (0) March 12, 2008 CURTIN University of Technology and Rio Tinto have entered into a $10.5 million partnership to develop a world class innovation centre for strategic research and development in materials and sensing ...
  • SA suppliers wanted for Olympic Dam (0) March 12, 2008 BHP Billiton is inviting South Australian suppliers to learn how they can bid for contracts with the Olympic Dam Expansion Project.
  • AusIMM to hold students night (12) March 12, 2008 THE Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (The AusIMM) annual Students Meet Industry Night will be held at the Sofitel Melbourne hotel on Tuesday 1 April.
  • ABB launches graduate program (0) March 12, 2008 ABB Australia has re-launched its Graduate Program in order to recruit and develop the future leaders of ABB.
  • Earthly management matters (0) March 12, 2008 CLIMATE change and the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emission rates are huge environmental challenges.
  • Exposed terminals electrocute (0) March 11, 2008 THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued a safety bulletin after an electrician was electrocuted from contact with exposed 240 volt to earth cable terminals on the back of a voltmeter.
  • Shock from electrostatic discharge (0) March 11, 2008 THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate has issued a safety bulletin after a drill rig operator in the Bowen Basin coalfields suffered sever electrostatic shock after contacting an electrostatically-charged PVC pipe.
  • CFMEU’s diesel claims refuted (0) March 11, 2008 THE NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) has refuted union claims about the off-road diesel fuel exemption.
  • Direct-to-drive whitepaper (0) March 11, 2008 ROCKWELL Automation has released a white paper, which describes a drive design which can eliminate the use of isolation transformers in drill rig operations and platforms.
  • Feature on minesite vehicles (0) March 11, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its Centenary Feature: Minesite Vehicles 1908 to 2008 in the May 2008 issue.
  • Feature on site-to-ship infrastructure (0) March 11, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its infrastructure – site-to-ship feature in the May 2008 issue.
  • Spotlight on South Australia and NT (0) March 11, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its South Australia and Northern Territory Spotlight in the May 2008 issue.
  • Product focus on safety equipment (0) March 11, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its product focus on safety equipment in the May 2008 issue.
  • Safety the winner at CME awards (0) March 11, 2008 A MODIFICATION to drilling equipment, a new method of removing oil filter housings, and a lifting jig for bearings, have received accolades from judges in the 2008 Chamber of Minerals ...