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  • 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.
  • Plugging in for power (0) February 11, 2008 NHP Electrical Engineering Products has secured distribution rights of plugs and sockets for the Australian and New Zealand market.
  • Feature on mining in the Hunter Valley (0) February 8, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its centenary feature in the April 2008 issue: Mining in the Hunter Valley 1908 to 2008.
  • Feature on environmental management (0) February 8, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its environmental management feature in the April 2008 issue.
  • Electrical equipment and cables feature (0) February 8, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its electrical equipment and cables feature in the April 2008 issue.
  • Feature on contract mining and services (0) February 8, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its contract mining and services feature in the April 2008 issue.
  • Motors and drives feature (0) February 8, 2008 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its motors and drives feature in the April 2008 issue.
  • Plan to increase mine safety in NSW (0) February 8, 2008 THE Mine Safety Advisory Council has released an Action Plan aimed at enhancing mine safety across NSW.
  • Detective work solves zink smelter puzzle (0) February 8, 2008 THOROUGH detective work by CSIRO researchers has helped identify the cause of unusual brick degradation in a Tasmanian zinc smelter.
  • Flood recovery in mines (0) February 8, 2008 THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate has reminded mine operators to consider the hazards created by the recent rains, flooding and the resultant disruption, while attempting to restore operations.
  • CME President Dr David Smith resigns (0) February 7, 2008 CHAMBER of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) President Dr David Smith has resigned from the CME Presidency following his assignment to a new role within Rio Tinto.
  • Late model trucks at auction (0) February 7, 2008 RITCHIE Bros. Auctioneers will be holding its first 2008 unreserved auction in Australia on Tuesday March 18 in Brisbane.
  • Groundwater holds key to metal detection (0) February 7, 2008 SCIENTISTS are using groundwater to locate gold and other high value resources.
  • Industries united on skills shortage (0) February 7, 2008 SKILLS shortages in the mining and agriculture industries were tackled head on recently at the launch of a pilot project directed at building the pool of skilled workers available to ...
  • Minister surveys flood clean-up in Ensham (0) February 7, 2008 QUEENSLAND Minister for Mines and Energy Geoff Wilson has paid a flying visit to Ensham coal mine to see first hand the recovery efforts being undertaken by Ensham following inundation ...
  • SA Minister backs 2008 Mine Challenge (0) February 6, 2008 SA Minister for Mineral Resources Development Paul Holloway has endorsed this year’s World’s Greatest Shave Mine Challenge.
  • Symposium on earth modelling (0) February 6, 2008 CSIRO will host a symposium in May as a step toward a breakthrough in Earth System modelling, a new area of science requiring collaboration among many disciplines.
  • Leaner, greener trains for Rio Tinto (0) February 6, 2008 LEADING Australian end-to-end rail technology solutions provider United Group Rail has just delivered 10 of the latest GE –Transportation Evolution Series locomotives to Pilbara Iron – a member of the ...
  • Clearing the air on dust control (0) February 6, 2008 TODAY’S dust monitoring technology provides greater versatility in sampling routines, enhanced precision in particulate analysis and less machine maintenance.
  • Gladiator rumbles with slurry (0) February 6, 2008 HAWK Measurement Systems has launched a device that detects the level of liquid, slurry or powder in a tank or vessel.
  • A brand new approach to attracting staff (0) February 6, 2008 WHY should someone work for your company? HR specialist Michael Minns offers insight on ‘employer branding’.
  • Compressors on show at NMW (0) February 6, 2008 BOGE compressors will showcase at National Manufacturing Week its range of oil lubricated and oil free screw and piston compressors.
  • Sampling event hits town (0) February 5, 2008 THE Sampling 2008 Conference, supported by the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy will be held in Perth from the 27 to 29 May 2008.
  • BHP approves funding for iron ore growth (0) February 5, 2008 BHP Billiton has approved US$1.094 billion of capital expenditure to underpin accelerated growth of its Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) business.
  • Top level talks on clean coal (0) February 5, 2008 A HIGH-LEVEL delegation from Germany’s leading energy state is visiting Queensland to discuss clean energy technology, renewable energy, and joint global responses to climate change.
  • Mining takes leads on drug-safe workplaces (0) February 5, 2008 THE mining industry is at the forefront of Australian workplace safety with about 70% of Australia’s 380 mines with a drug-safe workplace program in place, according to drug and alcohol ...
  • Self-priming centrifugal pump (0) February 5, 2008 EPG Pumps has launched into the Australian market what is said to be a rugged, dependable self-priming end suction centrifugal pump suitable for a range of solids handling jobs.
  • Metal prices undervalued: report (0) February 5, 2008 METAL analysts’ predictions of metal prices have consistently and significantly lagged behind the actual spot market, and mining and metals equities have been undervalued, according to Ernst & Young’s report ...
  • Latest research turns every stone (0) February 5, 2008 A NEW non-entry technology can improve mine safety and efficiency, according to the Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT) and CSIRO’s annual report.
  • Indonesia awarded for health and safety (0) February 4, 2008 THIESS Contractors Indonesia (TCI) has been recognised for working two years, the equivalent of 45 million man hours without a lost time injury.
  • RAW awards entry deadline extended (0) February 4, 2008 THE closing date for entries in this year’s Resources Awards for Women has been extended.
  • Alcoa employees reap cost savings (0) February 4, 2008 AS employee retention becomes a major issue for Australian businesses, Alcoa is leading the charge in employee engagement by offering cash incentives to those who come up with smart ideas. ...
  • Damaged gasket proves costly (0) February 4, 2008 THE NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released a safety alert after a manifold gasket in an underground coal mine was damaged.
  • Wanted: sustainable benefits from boom (0) February 1, 2008 AUSTRALIA will only secure sustainable benefits from the current resources boom if the Rudd Government’s first Budget implements a range of policy recommendations proposed by the mining sector’s professional body.
  • Perth briefing on Sino Iron Project (0) February 1, 2008 CITIC Pacific Mining Chief Executive Officer Barry Fitzgerald will deliver on 19 March 2008 a presentation at the Burswood Entertainment Complex on the $5.2 billion Sino Iron project.
  • Torque wrenches save time and boost safety (0) February 1, 2008 AUSTRALIA’S largest hydraulic hammer maintenance and repair organisation has more than halved the time taken for bolting tasks while improving safety and precision by introducing Enerpac torque wrenches.
  • Compressors breathe life into coal project (0) February 1, 2008 A CLEAN coal technology provider has been impressed with the performance of screw compressors new to the local market
  • View blueprints in the field (0) February 1, 2008 POSITIONING solutions provider Trimble has introduced new wireless capabilities for a popular communications device.
  • Driller crushed to death in Cooper Basin (0) January 31, 2008 A 36-year-old Queensland man was killed while operating a drilling rig in the Cooper Basin in South Australia in late January.
  • Macmahon wins work for Nickel Project (0) January 31, 2008 MACMAHON Holdings Limited has won a long term mining contract for the new Sinclair Nickel Project owned by Jubilee Mines, and an extension to its existing Olympic Dam underground development ...
  • Junior explorers win innovation grants (0) January 31, 2008 FOUR junior mineral explorers have received a total of $145,000 in grants for innovative research projects, Queensland Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson said.
  • Incident response unsatisfactory: minister (0) January 31, 2008 NEW laws may be needed to ensure an adequate level of co-operation from mine management and their contractors when mines inspectors investigate serious safety incidents, Queensland Mines and Energy Minister ...
  • Leases approved for Narrabri coal mine (0) January 31, 2008 THE NSW Government has granted a lease for mining to commence at a new underground coal mine near Narrabri.
  • More power to Mount Isa (0) January 30, 2008 AN ambitious $800 million to $900 million project to plug Mount Isa’s mining hub into the national electricity grid could double the lifespan of some of the country’s biggest mines, ...
  • Greyhound to move for Olympic Dam (0) January 30, 2008 GREYHOUND Australia has become the sole carrier for miners at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine.
  • Macmahon drives safety with Big Five (0) January 30, 2008 MAJOR mining and civil construction company Macmahon Holdings has developed a program whereby employees identify their personal drivers for encouraging occupational health and safety in the workplace.
  • Leadership call in pre-budget submission (0) January 30, 2008 QUEENSLAND’S minerals and energy sector is maintaining its push for federal leadership in key areas essential to the long-term success of the resources sector and the national economy.
  • Fume arms for gas extraction (0) January 30, 2008 EXIMO has released a line of fume arms for safe extraction of dangerous gases and other substances at workstations and manufacturing points.
  • BHP under fire over death investigation (0) January 29, 2008 QUEENSLAND Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson has demanded an explanation from mining companies involved in a fatal incident recently after reports that critical information was withheld from mines inspectors ...
  • TAFE training expanding in regional SA (0) January 29, 2008 TAFE SA has been expanding education and training opportunities in regional South Australia over the last two years, as demand grows from regional people wanting to acquire or update their ...
  • High-visibility earmuff (0) January 29, 2008 SPERIAN Protection Australia has released a high-visibility earmuff with AM/FM radio
  • Australian Mining podcast on skills strategy (0) January 29, 2008 IN this Unearthed Report interview Australian Mining editor Jamie Wade speaks with Mining Industry Skills Centre chief executive Derek Hunter and Manager and the Centre’s Manager of Strategic Development Jenny ...
  • Multiple function spray truck (0) January 29, 2008 COATES has released a range of water trucks with multiple spray options
  • Safety compliant switches (0) January 29, 2008 FLUID Components International has released a switch series rated Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 2 compliant
  • Skills strategy interview transcript (0) January 29, 2008 THE following is a transcript of an interview with Australian Mining editor Jamie Wade, Mining Industry Skill Centre (MISC) chief executive Derek Hunter and MISC manager of strategic development Jenny ...
  • Ensham emerges from flood crisis (10) January 29, 2008 THE worst has passed for Ensham coal mine as the floodwaters in the Nogoa River downstream of Emerald begin receding.
  • NW power proposal welcomed (0) January 29, 2008 THE global competitiveness of mining and minerals processing industries in North West Queensland has been given a boost with the announcement by Premier Bligh that a proposal to upgrade power ...
  • High-power air nozzle (0) January 27, 2008 EXAIR has released a 5.08 cm high-power air nozzle that produces a flat 5.08 cm wide airstream
  • Is on the job training at your site sufficient? (0) January 27, 2008 VOTE in Australian Mining’s latest online poll at www.miningaustralia.com.au.
  • Land release for Karratha (0) January 25, 2008 THE Western Australian Government announced the release of 81 residential lots to be sold by public ballot in Karratha on 22 February.
  • New report on NSW minerals industry (0) January 25, 2008 THE minerals industry and investors are being encouraged to read the NSW Minerals Industry Annual 2006-07.
  • Womens Day Breakfast and awards (0) January 25, 2008 MULTI-award-winning ABC science writer and broadcaster Bernie Hobbs will compere QRC’s International Womens Day Breakfast and Resources Awards for Women (RAW) on Friday, 7 March 2008.
  • Metalliferous Mining Competencies updated (0) January 25, 2008 THE Queensland Department of Mines & Energy has released an updated list of Metalliferous Mining Competencies.
  • Rail innovation for Goonyella Coal Upgrade (0) January 25, 2008 UPGRADES to the rail capacity infrastructure of one of central Queensland’s major coal systems, Goonyella, has been completed in response to increases in production volumes forecast for the next five ...
  • Programmable pressure sensor (0) January 25, 2008 TURCK has released a programmable output pressure sensor with programmable PNP/NPN switch points
  • Hands free radio (0) January 25, 2008 MOTOROLA has released a two-way radio with 1 watt transmitter power
  • Thermal dispersion flow switches (0) January 24, 2008 FINETEK has released a series of thermal dispersion flow switches that calculate velocity based on the heat-loss of a heated probe
  • Site-to-ship, and not a soul in sight (0) January 24, 2008 RIO Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) and Komatsu are making the mine of the future a reality.
  • Bilfinger acquires Clough business (0) January 24, 2008 CONTRACTOR Bilfinger Berger Services has acquired engineering and construction company Clough Limited’s wholly owned subsidiary, Clough Engineering & Maintenance Pty Ltd (CEM).
  • Gas cleaning system for Yarwun refinery (0) January 24, 2008 THE Environmental Group Limited has been awarded a $2.2m contract to supply a Flue Gas Desulphurisation system for Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun alumina refinery expansion project at Gladstone, Queensland.
  • Estimating underground excavation costs (0) January 24, 2008 LARGE excavations are required in underground mines for facilities such as crushing stations, loading stations, workshops and pump stations. This note may be of interest to engineers who need to ...
  • LGL’s Ballarat mine reopens (0) January 24, 2008 LIHIR Gold Ltd’s Ballarat gold mine has been reopened following successful restoration of the main Woolshed Gully access decline.
  • Newcastle’s Third Coal Terminal underway (0) January 24, 2008 CONSTRUCTION of the first stage of a third coal export terminal for the Port of Newcastle will begin immediately following completion of finance arrangements.
  • Geothermal energy potential in WA (0) January 23, 2008 THE race is on to develop Western Australia’s geothermal energy potential, following the historic first release of acreage for geothermal exploration.
  • BHP invests in Newcastle Port Project (0) January 23, 2008 BHP Billiton has approved the Newcastle Third Port Project with a capital investment of US$390 million.
  • Iron ore expertise exported to Brazil (0) January 23, 2008 IN an example of how Australian expertise is being utilised overseas, Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has applied its extensive iron ore experience gained in the Pilbara to Brazil.
  • Big wheels keep on turning (0) January 23, 2008 THE world’s biggest contract miner Thiess Pty Ltd, is turning the wheels on tyre wastage by increasing the average tyre life of their $168,000 per vehicle Off Highway Truck (OHT) ...
  • Skills Strategy a worthy approach (14) January 23, 2008 WITH a chronic skills shortage in the mining industry many things have been said and written, but outcomes have been few and far between.
  • Bowen Basin lost production costs mount (0) January 23, 2008 HEAVY rain and record floods across central Queensland’s Bowen Basin are now expected to translate into hundreds of millions of dollars in lost coal production, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive ...
  • Wheel dozer with cooling system (0) January 22, 2008 CATERPILLAR has released a wheel dozer with new radiator and improved heat transfer
  • Housing opportunity for Port Hedland (0) January 22, 2008 SUBMISSIONS are open for the construction of a residential development in the heart of Port Hedland.
  • Tens of millions lost to CQ floods (0) January 22, 2008 THE damage bill from floods and wet weather in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin appears certain to cost the export coal industry and the State’s economy tens of millions of dollars, ...
  • FMG pushes for Robe River railway access (0) January 22, 2008 FORTESCUE Metals Group (FMG) has applied to declare Rio’s Robe River railway open to third parties.
  • Clough poised for Pluto LNG jetty berth (0) January 22, 2008 CLOUGH has a Letter of Intent from Woodside approving the initial expenditure of up to $30m for preliminary works for the LNG jetty berth for the Pluto LNG Project.
  • Macarthur Coal suspends mining (0) January 22, 2008 MACARTHUR Coal Limited has suspended coal mining activities at its Coppabella Mine where more than 233 mm in rain has fallen in the last two days.
  • I/O-link enabled proximity switch (0) January 22, 2008 SICK has released a photoelectric proximity switch with electronic adjustment of background suppression, and an I/O link
  • Mantle head nuts with brains (0) January 22, 2008 NEW mantle head nuts make changing-out head nuts a safer, shorter operation.
  • SA to get tough on mining conditions (0) January 22, 2008 ACTING Minister for Mineral Resources Development Michael Atkinson said the South Australian Government imposes stringent environmental conditions on all exploration and mining tenements.
  • Contractor killed at BHP’s Cannington mine (0) January 21, 2008 A TEAM of Queensland Department of Mines and Energy Mines Inspectorate officers are continuing to investigate a fatality last week at BHP Billiton’s Cannington mine south-east of Mount Isa.
  • FMG defends refusal of union access (0) January 21, 2008 FORTESCUE Metals Group Limited (FMG) has defended its decision to refuse representatives from the AWU and the CFMEU access to its Cloudbreak construction site in the Pilbara following the fatal ...
  • Hydraulic live swivels (0) January 21, 2008 SPRAY Nozzle Engineering has released a range of inline and 90° hydraulic live swivels for fluid, air and gas applications
  • Non-invasive gas sensor (0) January 21, 2008 FLEXIM has released a gas measurement sensor that can be clamped onto pipes without interrupting flow
  • Queensland flood sinks dragline (0) January 21, 2008 QUEENSLAND coal producer Ensham Resources has used helicopters to evacuate employees stranded at the flooded central Queensland mine
  • Above-deck compressor (0) January 21, 2008 VMAC has released an above-deck hydraulic air compressor delivering up to 150 PSI
  • Environmentally friendly hydraulic excavator (0) January 18, 2008 HITACHI has released a hydraulic excavator with environmentally friendly ISO 14001 Certification
  • LED safety warning lamp (0) January 18, 2008 NARVA has released a LED safety warning lamp powered by D-size dry cell batteries.
  • Autonomous haulage program in Pilbara (0) January 18, 2008 RIO Tinto has embarked on a ground-breaking program to develop a world-leading system to automate its Pilbara iron ore operations.
  • Oakajee Port and Rail Project a step closer (0) January 18, 2008 THE Federal Government has given the green light to investment agreements signed late last year between Yilgarn Infrastructure and five major Chinese companies.
  • Floating dock at marine complex on track (0) January 18, 2008 CONSTRUCTION of the local component of a $60million floating dock at the Australian Marine Complex (AMC) in Henderson began today, two months ahead of the original schedule.
  • Top 10 pump tips (0) January 17, 2008 PUMPS are found on every mining and minerals processing site and on just about every one of these sites the engineering and maintenance teams report pump problems.
  • High-speed infrared linescanner (0) January 17, 2008 RAYTEK has released a high-speed infrared linescanner with scan speed up to 150 Hz
  • Portable air conditioning (0) January 16, 2008 KENNARDS Hire has expanded its range of portable air conditioners with 10 kW and 20 kW models
  • Advertise on www.miningaustralia.com.au (0) January 16, 2008 WITH more 30,000 page views a month and more than 10,000 people visiting the site each month www.miningaustralia.com.au is rapidly becoming a regular source of information for mining professionals.
  • Advice on Emergency Management Act (0) January 16, 2008 RESOURCES Safety – a division of the WA Department of Consumer and Employment Protection – has issued a Mines Safety Bulletin with advice on the Emergency Management Act 2005.
  • Honeymoon uranium mine approved (0) January 16, 2008 THE South Australian Government has approved construction of South Australia’s third uranium mine: Uranium One Australia’s Honeymoon Project.
  • Modular nitrogen generators (0) January 16, 2008 ATLAS Copco Compressor Technique has launched a range of nitrogen generators that provides flexible on-site nitrogen generation