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  • 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 ...
  • Queensland miners remembered (0) March 11, 2008 THE Queensland Government has launched a collection of essays that describe life for coalminers and their families from the early 1960s to the mid-1980s: The Coalminers of Queensland, Vol. 2: ...
  • Explosive controls debated in Tasmania (0) March 10, 2008 INCREASING the security requirements for explosives in Tasmania will be debated in State Parliament this week.
  • Three-boom drill debuts (0) March 10, 2008 SANDVIK has just launched its new three-boom DD530 development/construction drill to the Australian market.
  • Shock tactics pay double dividend (0) March 10, 2008 Switchboards are one of those vital pieces of industrial and commercial technology that no-one notices unless something goes wrong.
  • Float cell breakthrough (0) March 10, 2008 A Wemco Smartcell has been integrated into the tailings line at Stratford Coal.
  • Feature on mine ventilation and dust control (0) March 10, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its mine ventilation and dust control feature in the May 2008 issue.
  • Conveying systems that stack up (0) March 10, 2008 THE importance of capital savings in all areas of heavy industries can never be understated – especially when it concerns conveying systems.
  • Magnesia plant alight (0) March 10, 2008 A POWER and control specialist has shed light on Queensland Magnesia’s Rockhampton plant.
  • Expert to lead new R&D centre (0) March 10, 2008 HIGHLY respected minerals resource expert Mark Woffenden has been appointed Executive Director of Curtin University of Technology’s new Resources and Chemistry Centre.
  • Ball mill back in action (0) March 10, 2008 A DAMAGED ball mill causing unscheduled outage and lost production at one of the world’s largest gold mines was rapidly restored to operation with minimal delays, thanks to technical services ...
  • Supporting flotation cells (0) March 10, 2008 THE ever-increasing size of mineral processing operations has lead to the development of ever-larger flotation cells, the largest of which now hold over 300m3 of slurry.
  • High accuracy reduces wastage (0) March 10, 2008 IMPROVING accuracy in flow measurement is of paramount importance for process companies that seek to minimise waste and improve efficiency.
  • NSW strengthens environmental measures (0) March 7, 2008 THE NSW Government is introducing new measures to strengthen the management of environmental impacts of mining in NSW.
  • RAW inspiration from Goonyella (0) March 7, 2008 A YOUNG female senior engineer who has been an inspiration to other women working in the resources sector is this year’s winner of the Queensland Resources Council’s Resources Awards for ...
  • Melanie’s job larger than life (0) March 7, 2008 MELANIE Gordon is a young engineer who loves working in the resources sector and will take any opportunity to tell others how fantastic a career in the industry can be.
  • Exploration grants welcomed (0) March 7, 2008 THE Minerals Council of Australia has welcomed the announcement of the first round of Victorian Government grants under the $2.5 million Rediscover Victoria Drilling project.
  • Contractor fined for negligence (0) March 7, 2008 Central Queensland contracting company CQE Hire was fined a total of $44,000 in the Mackay Magistrates Court in relation to an incident at Broadmeadow coal mine in February 2006.
  • Measuring bed levels (0) March 7, 2008 ENDRESS+HAUSER has launched an electromechanical system that optimises bed level measurement in thickeners, settlers and clarifiers.
  • Mackay receives boost (0) March 7, 2008 MACKAY’S mining services sector received a $118,000 boost from the Queensland Government who launched the Mining Services and Technologies Industry Action Plan.
  • Cause and effect (0) March 7, 2008 THE shortcomings of Queensland’s mining export infrastructure are easy targets for criticism, but there is nothing more fundamental to their resolution than the continuing commitment of all the stakeholders. Queensland ...
  • Big plans for coal transport (0) March 7, 2008 THE Queensland Government has developed a plan for coal transport infrastructure worth $5.4 billion.
  • Joint study to prevent accidents (0) March 7, 2008 A US researcher will work with the Queensland Government in a study into how changing human behaviour could help prevent accidents in the state’s mining and quarrying industries.
  • New inspectors in Queensland (0) March 7, 2008 THE Queensland Government has appointed four new mines inspectors.
  • Philamec gets distribution rights (0) March 6, 2008 PHILAMEC as been appointed as the Australian distributor of Friatec electrofusion fittings and equipment.
  • Drilling for rapid declines (0) March 6, 2008 SANDVIK has launched a drill that is designed for use in rapid decline development in hard-rock mining, civil construction tunnelling operations, and for drilling 12 to 75 m² cross sections.
  • Companies unite over infrastructure (0) March 6, 2008 FOUR mining companies have formed the Port Bonython Bulk Users Group to advance the development of a common user export facility at Port Bonython in the northern end of South ...
  • Partnership to tackle skills shortage (0) March 6, 2008 A NEW partnership between Curtin University and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) will help to develop the capacity of the minerals and energy sector to respond to the ...
  • Clean coal deal with China (0) March 6, 2008 IN an important step towards a greener global future, Australia and China signed a formal international agreement for clean coal research today in Beijing.
  • Native title DVD shows hope (0) March 6, 2008 THE National Native Title Tribunal has released a new DVD documenting a turbulent history and hopeful future for native title in Australia.
  • Homes for sale in Port Hedland (0) March 6, 2008 THE Western Australian Government has announced the sale of the first six of 187 homes to be sold under the South Hedland New Living project.
  • Energy issues in the North West (0) March 6, 2008 THE Queensland Resources Council’s (QRC) North West Working Group is continuing discussions of the key energy issues in the North West Minerals Province.
  • Details of QR restructure emerge (0) March 6, 2008 RECENT discussion with government has revealed further detail surrounding the ongoing restructuring of Queensland Rail (QR).
  • Unique minerals deliver the goods (0) March 5, 2008 ONE of biggest success stories in Western Australia’s mining sector is in the sleepy South-West town of Greenbushes – and it doesn’t involve iron ore, gold or nickel.
  • Mining brings in the bucks (0) March 5, 2008 MINING accounts for 7% of Australia’s gross domestic product, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
  • Digital linear actuators (0) March 5, 2008 M RUTTY & Co has introduced Portescap’s digital linear actuator.
  • Ironless rotor dc motors (0) March 4, 2008 PORTESCAP has released an ironless rotor dc motor.
  • Queensland urges policy overhaul (0) March 4, 2008 QUEENSLAND’S resources sector has urged a sweeping overhaul of State Government policies to capitalise on the ‘supercycle’ of global demand for minerals and energy.
  • Eye protection (0) March 4, 2008 RS COMPONENTS has launched a series of scratch resistant safety spectacles to protect the eyes of Australian miners.
  • Simulated training (0) March 3, 2008 LIEBHERR International has signed an exclusive agreement with Australia’s Immersive Technologies for the development of training simulators for the Liebherr line of hydraulic excavators and shovels.
  • Purpose built pumps (0) March 3, 2008 GIW has launched a purpose built pump line.
  • Cylinder moulds cut to the core (0) March 3, 2008 UCSOLUTIONS has designed a cylinder mould for paste plant core testing.
  • Tafe: leader of the pack (0) March 3, 2008 TAFE NSW Western Institute has been recognised as a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) with a three gold star rating for its mining program.
  • Environmentally friendly oil (0) February 29, 2008 ISUZU has released a diesel engine oil that works with clean diesel technology to reduce exhaust emissions.
  • Planet of the gears (0) February 29, 2008 PORTESCAP has released a series of planetary gearboxes available in six ratios.
  • Drill rig drilling deep (0) February 29, 2008 SANDVIK has launched a diesel powered, self-propelled crawler mounted rotary drill rig.
  • Deepwater project gets go ahead (0) February 29, 2008 THE Western Australia government has given the green light to build a deepwater port at Oakajee in the mid west region.
  • Analysing the bulk of it (0) February 29, 2008 THERMO Fisher Scientific has introduced a bulk materials composition analyser.
  • Bullet proof glass breaks through (0) February 29, 2008 DOTMAR EPP has released a bullet proof, clear optical grade safety shielding as an alternative to metal shielding.
  • Queensland mine uncovers deposits (0) February 28, 2008 HIGH grade scheelite mineralisation has been found at Vital Metals Watershed tungsten deposit in north Queensland.
  • A safe drive system (0) February 28, 2008 DEPRAG has developed a drive system made out of stainless steel, consisting of motor, brake assembly and gears.
  • Safety harness gives lifeline (0) February 28, 2008 CAPITAL Safety and DBI-SALA have launched a 100 % tie-off talon self retracting lifeline.
  • Fluid coupling applications (0) February 28, 2008 FLUIDOMAT has appointed Naismith Engineering to supply its fluid couplings to Australia and New Zealand.
  • Industrial gear solutions (0) February 27, 2008 SEW-Eurodrive has launched a series of industrial gear solution models.
  • Gearing up for drives (0) February 27, 2008 BONFIGLIOLI are combining a series of gearmotors to produce drives for heavy feeder and conveyor applications.
  • Australia takes up emission challenge (0) February 27, 2008 THE Queensland Energy Summit this month highlighted the Australian black coal industry and governments commitment to the development of low-emission electricity technology.
  • cleaning up spills (0) February 27, 2008 SPILL Station Australia has launched a general purpose spill kit.
  • Brushless DC Motors (0) February 26, 2008 PORTESCAP has launched a slotted brushless DC motor.
  • Safety shovels dig deep (0) February 26, 2008 NAYLA has launched a series of safety shovels that are rust and rot proof, UV stabilised and weigh between one and two kg depending on the blade and handle length.
  • Gearboxes cater to market (0) February 26, 2008 BONFIGLIOLI has announced the expansion of its range of bevel helical gearboxes.
  • Queensland mine in business (0) February 26, 2008 DESPITE heavy rainfall in Queensland, construction in the area is continuing as planned.
  • Water recycling relocates (0) February 25, 2008 DEMAND for desalination plants is on the rise with water shortages across Australia.
  • Minerals sands project near Ouyen (0) February 25, 2008 ILUKA Resources has announced a $209 million commitment for a mineral sands project near Ouyen, in north-west Victoria.
  • Simulator technology alliance with Liebherr (0) February 25, 2008 LIEBHERR has chosen to expand its exclusive licensing and technical information alliance with Immersive Technologies to include the company’s range of hydraulic mining excavators and shovels.
  • Victorian exploration grants welcomed (0) February 25, 2008 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed announcement of the first round of Victorian Government grants under the $2.5 million Rediscover Victoria Drilling project.
  • Brushless ac motors (0) February 25, 2008 BALDOR has introduced a range of brushless ac servo motors offering machine builders an alternative to stepper motors and dc servos.
  • Truck driver escapes injury (0) February 25, 2008 A MINER narrowly escaped serious injury when his dump truck rolled onto its roof at a Queensland quarry in early January.
  • Wind halts drilling off WA coast (0) February 22, 2008 HEAVY swells caused by cyclone Nicholas off the WA coast have forced Yilgarn Infrastructure to suspend its drilling programme at Oakajee Port.
  • Microstepping driver ramps up safety (0) February 22, 2008 LIN Engineering has relaunched the R208 microstepping driver.
  • ITSE rewards Tafe courses (0) February 22, 2008 THE Hunter Institute of Tafe NSW, Western Australia’s Central Tafe and Richard’s Mining Services (RMS) have been recognised as leading Registered Training Organisations (RTO).
  • Jacinth-Ambrosia project a step closer (0) February 22, 2008 ILUKA Resources has moved a step closer to approving the $450 million development in South Australia’s far west of one of the world’s major new zircon mines.
  • Collie coal suited for low-emission energy (0) February 22, 2008 THE development of clean coal technology has taken a major step forward in Western Australia following the successful international testing of the gasification of Collie coal.
  • Midwest iron ore from road to rail (0) February 22, 2008 A PLANNING appeal decision has cleared the way for Midwest Corporation (MWC) to move its iron ore from road to rail.
  • Green light for uranium exploration in NT (0) February 21, 2008 THE Northern Territory Government has welcomed the successful application by joint venture Cameco/Paladin to explore proven uranium deposits in Central Australia.
  • Victorian Govt grants exploration (0) February 21, 2008 THE Victorian Government has granted $375,000 to six projects in Victoria.
  • Checking compatibility online (0) February 21, 2008 TOLOMATIC has introduced an online database that checks in-line motor-to-actuator mounting compatibility and makes the match for customers.
  • A quick escape for miners (0) February 21, 2008 A NEW escape tower will allow miners at the Carborough Downs Coal mine in Mackay a quick exit in the event of an explosion.
  • Skills centre appoints chairman (0) February 20, 2008 THE Mining Industry Skills Centre has appointed a new chairman Ian Craig.
  • Sandvik opens Mt Isa facility (0) February 20, 2008 SANDVIK Mining and Construction will open a purpose-built facility in Mount Isa by May.
  • Cash for cost-saving ideas (0) February 20, 2008 PROGRAMS that reward employees for costs saving ideas and better safety performance are not just proving popular – they’re reaping big dividends for mining companies and mine contractors.
  • Skilled migrants on the move (0) February 20, 2008 THE Australian skilled labour drought may soon ease.
  • New course in WA taps into resources (0) February 20, 2008 YEAR 11 and 12 students in Western Australia can now learn about minerals, petroleum and hydrogeology while they study environmental science issues as part of a new course.
  • Drilling contractor beats skills shortage (0) February 20, 2008 DRILLING contractor Ausdrill has flagged its strategy of investing in high-performance equipment to overcome the current shortage of skilled operators.
  • Mine on track with real-time feedback (0) February 19, 2008 DAWSON mine in Queensland Australia is a shining example of how a real-time machine production monitoring and integrated fleet management solution can be implemented successfully across a 117km mine site, ...
  • Austin plans for tyre handler upgrade (0) February 19, 2008 AUSTIN Engineering is powering ahead in the pursuit of safer tyre maintenance equipment with plans to upgrade its range of tyre handlers in 2008.
  • SA braces for mining boom (0) February 19, 2008 SOUTH Australian Premier Mike Rann says Adelaide as a prime investment destination is about to get front-page treatment.
  • Survey work to help mineral explorers (0) February 19, 2008 THE WA Government has released geoscience information to assist explorers find new mineral deposits and develop the mines of the future.
  • A vision of the future is here (0) February 19, 2008 THERE’S a buzz in the air at Rio Tinto with talk of remotely controlled mines, intelligent drills and driverless trains and trucks.
  • Wide load for Ranger uranium (0) February 19, 2008 DRIVERS manoeuvring along the Arnhem Highway were privy to a rather peculiar sight in late January.
  • Training the key to workforce stability (0) February 19, 2008 Stabilise a workforce through quality training and an organisation will be at the forefront of its industry. *Warren Willson writes.
  • An alternative motion (0) February 19, 2008 NEXEN has introduced an alternative linear motion technology.
  • $1.1 billion Moly Mines contract (0) February 18, 2008 MACMAHON Holdings Limited has been awarded a $1.1 billion, seven year contract for the new Moly Mines Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum project about 140 km south east of Port Hedland in ...
  • Biofuels making in-roads (0) February 18, 2008 BioMax, the biofuels arm of the Victor Smorgon Group, is making in-roads into the Australian mining sector with strong sales of its quality biodiesel to mining companies looking to meet ...
  • Ensham mine making quick recovery (0) February 18, 2008 CENTRAL Queensland coal producer Ensham Resources is making a quick recovery from recent flooding with the continuation of operations at its mine near Emerald.
  • Flameproof headlights are scorching (0) February 18, 2008 FLAMEPROOF headlights can exceed a surface temperature of 150 degree Celsius, according to a New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (DPI) safety bulletin.
  • Fleet management systems on show (0) February 18, 2008 LEICA Geosystems will showcase its enhanced fleet management system at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s meeting in Salt Lake City Utah from 24 February 2008.
  • Clues to Eucla Basin resource (0) February 18, 2008 CHARACTERISATION of heavy mineral sands deposits in the South Australian portion of the Eucla Basin shows that the region has the potential to be Australia’s next big mineral sands resource.
  • Raking in the benefits (0) February 18, 2008 ALTHOUGH a rake may appear to be a fairly straightforward piece of technology, when used in mineral processing facilities, the difference between a well-designed or poorly-designed rake can mean millions ...
  • Promising new survey data in Queensland (0) February 18, 2008 DATA from two new geophysical surveys will help stimulate mineral and energy exploration activity across Queensland and ultimately lead to more jobs in the industry, according to the Queensland Government.
  • Queensland’s clean coal solutions (0) February 18, 2008 THE Queensland Government said drilling was well underway, deep in the Denison Trough in Central Queensland, in the search for clean coal solutions.
  • Research project in full swing (0) February 15, 2008 Maptek will join other suppliers in co-sponsoring an AMIRA research project focusing on mine design and schedule optimisation tools.
  • Quieter gaseous noise trim (0) February 15, 2008 FLOWSERVE Corporation has released a patented gaseous noise trim that reduces sound pressure levels in the most demanding applications.
  • Safety record in the Pilbara (0) February 15, 2008 SINCLAIR Knight Merz (SKM) and Rio Tinto personnel and contractors have set a safety record in the Pilbara region.
  • Software gives life to contractor (0) February 15, 2008 GEMCOM Insite will provide Malcolm Holdings with a software system.
  • FIFO a key strategy: report (0) February 15, 2008 THE Fly-In, Fly-Out (FIFO) work arrangement has become a key strategy in attracting skilled workers into the Western Australian resources sector, according to a new report.
  • Certified Profibus training (0) February 14, 2008 THE Australian Profibus Association will host certified training courses in Brisbane and Perth from 31 March 2008.
  • Nip equipment failure in the bud (0) February 14, 2008 Condition Monitoring provides critical information to optimise scheduling of downtime, labour and materials while boosting productivity and reducing costs. Simon Lovegrove writes
  • No efforts wasted for top exporter (0) February 14, 2008 AN ability to diversity its business in tough times, and an outstanding ability to seek new markets has earned GRD Minproc high praise. Jamie Wade writes
  • Innovative recruitment and training (0) February 14, 2008 ATLAS Copco has launched an extensive in-house recruitment and training program in the face of increasing labour shortages in the mining industry.
  • Recognised training partnership (0) February 14, 2008 A PILOT program with a Perth Technical and Further Education (TAFE) college will develop a new framework for competence based training of Atlas Copco Certificate IV qualified trainers and product ...
  • Core efficiencies (0) February 14, 2008 CERTAINTY in core sampling for drilling rig operators is now a reality. Jamie Wade writes
  • Three machines in one (0) February 14, 2008 THE features and benefits of a skid-steer loader, articulated wheel loader and telehandler are now available in one machine.
  • Caterpillar paves the way (0) February 14, 2008 Caterpillar Inc. and Claycrete Ltd. have entered a marking agreement to provide a roadway and pad construction solution to operators of mines and oil and gas sites as well as ...
  • New induction program set to launch (0) February 14, 2008 THE Mining Industry Skills Centre’s new Heavy Industry Generic Induction Program will start Thursday 21 February at the New Horizons Safety and Training Services Centre in Rockhampton.
  • A safety first (0) February 14, 2008 ROCKWELL Automation has released a series of safety modules said to streamline network architectures.
  • Look out for old explosives (0) February 13, 2008 QUEENSLAND property owners are reminded to look out for explosives and detonators during clean-up and rebuilding activities following the recent floods.
  • Warden investigates Yallourn collapse (177) February 13, 2008 INTERNATIONALLY recognised geotechnical specialist Tim Sullivan has been appointed as the Mining Warden leading the independent inquiry into the cause of the Yallourn mine wall collapse in November last year.
  • Resources Victoria Conference 2008 (0) February 13, 2008 THE Resources Victoria Conference 2008 from 25 to 27 August at Hilton on The Park in Melbourne will showcase opportunities in Victoria for investment in gold, gas, oil, coal, mineral ...
  • CME releases first newsletter for ’08 (0) February 13, 2008 THE Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia (CME) has released its latest Discovery newsletter featuring announcements such as the resignation of its president Dr David Smith.
  • Drilling operations suspended (0) February 13, 2008 THE South Australian Government has suspended indefinitely the drilling operations by Marathon Resources in Mount Gee at Arkaroola in the wake of a significant breach of the exploration conditions of ...
  • BMA Coal settles on prosecution (0) February 13, 2008 BMA Coal Operations will pay $300,000 toward coal mine safety research in Queensland, following an out of court settlement in the Industrial Magistrates Court in Brisbane on 30 January 2008. ...
  • Mid West alliance works on sustainability (0) February 13, 2008 THE Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance has engaged consultants, the Conan Group, to assist in developing a Sustainability Model covering the social, economic and environmental aspects of mining, specifically relevant to ...
  • Stamping goes wrong (0) February 13, 2008 STAMPING a fire extinguisher incorrectly can adversely affect the extinguisher, according to safety authorities.
  • An explosive event (0) February 13, 2008 THE International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) will hold the 35th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique in Denver, Colorado from 8 February 2009.
  • Vehicle rollover injures man (0) February 13, 2008 THE Royal Flying Doctor Service helped save the life of a miner who was thrown from the truck he was driving after it overturned South of Cosmic Bay minesite in ...
  • WOW! That’s a great photo (0) February 13, 2008 HAVE you got a great mining image or images? – Why not share them with the mining community.
  • Cause of mine collapse unresolved (0) February 12, 2008 VICTORIAN safety investigators have yet to identify what caused the batter in an open cut coal mine in the Latrobe Valley to collapse last year.
  • Investigation confirms CO poisoning (0) February 12, 2008 VICTORIAN safety investigators have confirmed that carbon monoxide poisoned several contract employees at an underground mine in the State last year after they re-entered the mine following a production blast.
  • Supervisor raises alarm on mobile (0) February 12, 2008 A SHIFT supervisor at the Wollshed Gully underground gold mine in Ballarat made his way to the bottom of a ventilation shaft and used his mobile telephone to raise the ...
  • Free falling protection (0) February 12, 2008 AN innovative system provides unparalleled levels of freedom and safety for its users. Jamie Wade writes
  • Zinc smelter fire (0) February 12, 2008 A FIRE at the Nyrstar zinc smelter in Hobart on 9 February 2008 caused about $15,000 worth of damage, with quick response preventing a potential explosion.
  • Desoldering solutions (0) February 12, 2008 RS COMPONENTS has launched a desoldering tool that removes solder from circuit boards and components.
  • Conviction for mining company (0) February 11, 2008 THE Industrial Court of NSW has convicted a coal mining company and fined it $175,000, highlighting the importance of establishing safe work procedures for non-routine tasks and when equipment fails. ...
  • Ensham bouncing back from floods (0) February 11, 2008 CENTRAL Queensland thermal coal producer, Ensham Resources, is bouncing back from recent flooding with the progressive resumption of mine operations.
  • AMMA forums on new IR reforms (0) February 11, 2008 THE Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) will host special Members Forums on 14 February in Perth and 15 February in Melbourne highlighting the introduction of the Federal Government’s new ...
  • SA awards $2.3m in drilling grants (0) February 11, 2008 THE South Australian Government has awarded drilling grants of $2.3 million to 29 mineral, petroleum and geothermal exploration projects.
  • WorkSafe advertises for new inspectors (0) February 11, 2008 WORKSAFE WA is advertising for its latest intake of new inspectors, and is encouraging interested candidates to seek further information.
  • Safety alert calls for order (0) February 11, 2008 THE NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released a safety bulletin urging workers to be more cautious in the workplace.
  • Serious wrench injury (0) February 11, 2008 A FITTER has been seriously injured after a hydraulic torque wrench struck him in the head.