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  • PPE statistics for mining (0) January 5, 2008 ARE there any statistics showing improvements in safety in the mining industry resulting from personal protective equipment (PPE) use?
  • Thermal imaging finds strong interest (0) January 5, 2008 THERMAL imaging technology attracted a high level of interest at the underground rescue competition at St Ives gold mine near Kambalda in Western Australia late last year, according to Resources ...
  • Easy care air-motor (0) January 4, 2008 DEPRAG Schulz has released a series of air-motors with 200W, 400W and 600W nominal power
  • Digital measurement loops (0) January 4, 2008 INGOLD has released a range of pH and Oxygen measurement loops with digital sensor management technology
  • New bond calculator for land rehabilitation (0) January 4, 2008 THE Victorian Government has released a new bond calculator for the mining industry that is aimed at cutting red tape while ensuring land rehabilitation works are adequately covered.
  • New exploration licenses in Tasmania (0) January 4, 2008 FOUR new exploration licence applications will be granted in various parts of Tasmania.
  • Timely reminder on natural hazards (0) January 4, 2008 A TIMELY reminder about the potentially hazardous consequences of cyclones and the importance of emergency preparation can be found in the latest edition of MineSafe magazine.
  • Petroleum and gas changes for safety (0) January 3, 2008 CHANGES to Queensland’s petroleum and gas legislation with a view to improving safety and health issues for the industry are now in effect.
  • Keyhole processing (0) January 3, 2008 MINERALS processing equipment supplier Gekko Systems has released an automated modular plant designed to operate in a 5 m x 5 m tunnel and produce a high-grade concentrate for pumping ...
  • Dual bar-graph mount monitor (0) January 3, 2008 AMALGAMATED Instrument Company has released an upgraded dual bar-graph panel mount monitor, with two-32 segment bar-graphs
  • Technology journalist: work for Australian Mining (0) January 3, 2008 A FANTASTIC opportunity exists for a smart, energetic and enthusiastic journalism graduate to join a high energy, fast moving and decisive company.
  • Corrosion resistant flow sensors (0) January 3, 2008 GEORGE Fischer has released two electro-magnetic flow sensors with standard and hot tap configuration
  • Shovel shapes up (0) January 3, 2008 VR Steel has designed a rope shovel dipper with a unique shape that boosts filling capacity.
  • Multi-directional load handling (0) January 3, 2008 P&H Mining Equipment has released a new series of line-up walking draglines.
  • Bench top particle analysis (0) January 3, 2008 JOHN Morris has released a high resolution laser particle sizer, with an optical measuring cell for increased sample resolution
  • Lift your game on safety: minister (0) January 2, 2008 QUEENSLAND Mines and Energy Minister Geoff Wilson has told mining chiefs that as Queensland enters a new era in mining, they must do more to lift the safety standards on ...
  • Boom underpins top Queensland towns (0) January 2, 2008 NINE of the top 10 performing Queensland suburbs over the past year are located in or close to resource-rich areas, according to the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ).
  • Study looks at Hope Downs expansion (0) January 2, 2008 THE Hope Downs Joint Venture (managed by Rio Tinto) has approved a feasibility study to expand the Hope Downs 4 project as part of the Rio Tinto program to reach ...
  • Sir Charles Court honoured (0) January 2, 2008 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has honoured the contribution of former Western Australian Premier, Sir Charles Court AK, KCMG, OBE who recently passed away.
  • The AusIMM honors high achievers (0) December 30, 2007 DR IAN Gould has been awarded the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s (AusIMM) highest honour, the Institute Medal for sustained service to the minerals sector
  • Towards high-fidelity modelling (0) December 29, 2007 In MINERAL processing operations, phenomena that strongly influence the overall outcome of the operation usually function over a very wide range of length scales.
  • Finding the flaw in the flow (0) December 28, 2007 RESEARCHERS using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) have identified a large recirculating vortex as the cause of performance variations in precipitation tanks being used at an alumina refinery.
  • In-depth insight to improve mill design (0) December 27, 2007 A NOVEL program used to model rocks in crushing and grinding mills is helping to improve the energy efficiency and processing capabilities of mills, and at the same time is ...
  • Retrofit lifts slurry tank performance (0) December 26, 2007 A TEAM of CSIRO researchers using a scaled-down model of an alumina slurry mixing tank have succeeded in improving tank productivity without increasing power consumption.
  • Modelling proves no mission is impossible (0) December 24, 2007 CHANGES spurred by advanced computer modelling work on its regenerator are saving BP Bulwer Island Refinery millions of dollars each year in operating costs. Belinda Humphries writes
  • Six support SXT project (0) December 23, 2007 PARKER Centre scientists are taking solvent extraction (SX) modelling work to the next level with a research project launched in May.
  • Crystal gazing brings potential (0) December 22, 2007 A MODELLING method that predicts crystal morphology and growth rates could create new processing possibilities for the minerals industry.
  • Onesteel says no to barge sharing (0) December 21, 2007 ONESTEEL Limited (OneSteel) has decided not to allow Western Plains Resources Ltd to use transhipment barges at the Port of Whyalla for export of its direct shipping iron ore (DSO) ...
  • WA group to tackle ICT skills shortage (0) December 21, 2007 THE WA Government has established a new committee to work on solutions to the skills shortage in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in Western Australia.
  • Insight brings benefits (0) December 21, 2007 It might be physically impossible to peer inside an industrial mixer-settler and see what is going on, but the Parker CRC for Integrated Hydrometallurgy Solutions has developed tools that effectively ...
  • WA business welcomes talks on skills shortage (0) December 21, 2007 WA’s peak business and employer group, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA (CCI), has welcomed talks in the New Year to examine ways to alleviate the burden on ...
  • Designing an effective spare parts program (0) December 21, 2007 WHEN it comes to spare parts two things come to mind: the first one being is the site holding adequate stock levels, the second are they using genuine OEM spares.
  • Miners inhale toxic gases (0) December 21, 2007 ELEVEN miners have been taken to hospital after they were exposed to toxic gases at Fosterville gold mine, 20 km east of Bendigo.
  • Zinifex confirms duress allegations (0) December 21, 2007 ZINIFEX has confirmed a claim from the Workplace Ombudsman alleging undue pressure to four contractors at the then Zinifex Hobart Smelter in 2005.
  • Agreement on NSW coal export plan (0) December 21, 2007 PORT Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) has agreed to an interim coal export plan that will see the so-called ‘Capacity Balancing Scheme’ (CBS) of 2007 extended through to 2008.
  • Get it right and reap the rewards (0) December 20, 2007 INVESTMENT in the minerals industry expanded by 93% over the past year reflecting positive expectations of continued strong global demand and high prices, according to the 2007 Minerals Council of ...
  • New Chief Inspector in Queensland (0) December 20, 2007 THE Queensland Government has appointed Gavin Taylor as the new Chief Inspector of Coal Mines.
  • Zinifex prosecuted for alleged AWA duress (0) December 20, 2007 ZINIFEX is being prosecuted by the workplace regulator in the Federal Court of Australia for allegedly applying duress to four workers.
  • Call to streamline approvals (20) December 20, 2007 STREAMLINING processes for obtaining regulatory approvals in Australia’s oil and gas sector is required, according to the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association.
  • QME 2008 fully booked (0) December 20, 2007 MORE than six months out, the 2008 Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition (QME) in Mackay from July 22-24 – is fully booked, with companies wishing to exhibit now being placed ...
  • Women in mining: more work needed (0) December 20, 2007 The goal of increasing women’s participation in the mining sector is increasingly moving onto the industry’s agenda
  • Kyoto signing opens doors, says law firm (0) December 20, 2007 IF they haven’t already done so, Australian businesses should begin examining buying and banking carbon credits to capitalise on the opportunities Australia’s signing of the Kyoto Protocol presents.
  • Inventory management solution wins (0) December 19, 2007 ONE of Australia’s most successful RFID applications, the ‘Suncat’ Inventory Management solution, has been recognised with a High Commendation in Information Management in the 2007 Australian Supply Chain & Logistics ...
  • What’s happening with commodities? (0) December 19, 2007 Stock market analyst Tom Scollon offers his insights into the price of important commodities and metals.
  • Safety Report: hazard in RC drilling incident (0) December 19, 2007 Exploration companies and drilling companies must review their RC drilling procedures to ensure that employees engaged in RC drilling operations are not exposed to the particular hazard posed by a ...
  • Failure of lifeline cable causing possible fall (0) December 19, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines & Energy has issued an alert following an incident at an underground metalliferous mine where a blast crew member’s retractable lifeline snapped while he was ...
  • Investment in mining expansion soars (0) December 19, 2007 INVESTMENT in the minerals industry expansion rocketed by 93% over the past year reflecting positive expectations of continued strong global demand and high prices.
  • World’s largest wheel loader debuts (0) December 19, 2007 THE world’s biggest front-end rubber-tyred loader has arrived. *Rod Lindblade writes
  • Minerals Industry Survey report launched (0) December 18, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has launched the 2007 Minerals Industry Survey report.
  • The AusIMM announces new CEO (0) December 18, 2007 THE Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM) has appointed its new Chief Executive Officer: Michael Catchpole.
  • Industry sheds light on Green innovation (0) December 18, 2007 A WORLD-FIRST project to capture greenhouse gas emissions and groundbreaking water conservation technology are amongst a startling list of initiatives that are progressively “greening” the State’s mining industry.
  • Lobby group takes out cinema ads (0) December 18, 2007 AN ENVIRONMENTAL lobby group has taken out a series of cinema advertisements against underground coal miners in the Southern Coalfields
  • Indigenous partnerships in Geraldton (0) December 18, 2007 MEMBERS of the Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance participated in Working in Partnership – The Mining Industry and Indigenous Community workshop in Geraldton in November, as part of the Alliance’s commitment ...
  • Atlas Iron joins Geraldton alliance (0) December 18, 2007 THE Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance (GIOA) was boosted during November with the addition of a new member, Atlas Iron, who have two projects within the Mid-West region.
  • Banded Iron Formation mining less than 1% (0) December 18, 2007 RECENT analysis undertaken by the Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance (GIOA) has revealed that less than 1% of the Mid West’s Banded Iron Formation (BIF) ranges will be mined under current ...
  • Fingers severed in drill rig (0) December 18, 2007 THE Western Australian Department of consumer and Employment Protection (DOCEP) has released a safety alert warning of the hazards posed by cyclone draw in Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling. ...
  • Karratha short-term housing ‘motel-like’ (0) December 18, 2007 CONSTRUCTION on a ‘motel-like’ facility for at least 1,400 people will begin next year in a bid to meet Karratha’s demand for short-term accommodation, particularly for building workers.
  • Compendium of Canadian mining suppliers (0) December 18, 2007 THE Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services (CAMESE) has released the 2007-08 CAMESE Compendium of Canadian Mining Suppliers.
  • Record exploration in South Australia (0) December 17, 2007 SOUTH Australia’s mineral exploration expenditure rose for the fifth consecutive quarter in the September quarter of this year, outranking every state and territory except Western Australia, according to the South ...
  • Mines and communities: working together (0) December 17, 2007 FOR the first time, The University of Queensland will offer a postgraduate program aimed at improving the skills of community relations professionals in the minerals industry.
  • Skills strategy report released (0) December 17, 2007 THE Mining Industry Skills Centre (MISC) has launched a skills strategy report providing detailed, strategic solutions to benefit employees, companies and the industry.
  • Postgraduate social competencies (0) December 15, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and the University of Queensland (UQ), has established a postgraduate program to improve the skills of community relations practitioners in the minerals industry.
  • Amendments to Mine Safety Laws (0) December 14, 2007 QUEENSLAND mines, under new legislation, will be required to report all deaths at mines, not just those resulting from accidents, according to the Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME)
  • NSW Minerals Industry Annual (0) December 14, 2007 THE 2006-07 edition of the NSW Minerals Industry Annual is now available.
  • Fatal accident at Olympic Dam (13) December 13, 2007 BHP Billiton reports that a fatality has occurred at the Olympic Dam Operation in northern South Australia.
  • Mentoring void (0) December 13, 2007 YOUNG Metallurgists or Process Engineers and the companies that employ them face a quandary.
  • John’s Law of 10 (0) December 13, 2007 JOHN’S Law states, ‘In any greenfields process plant project the value of the measuring instrumentation equals 10% of 10% of 10% of the capital value of the project’.
  • Housing boost for South Hedland (0) December 13, 2007 A LAND release in South Hedland will provide a much-needed boost for housing in the region and re-vitalise the North-West town, according to the WA Government.
  • Entrant into Queensland rail market welcomed (0) December 12, 2007 THE Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the proposed entry of Asciano’s Pacific National into the Queensland coal rail transport market.
  • Automated calibration planning lowers costs (0) December 12, 2007 CALIBRATION is an essential element of any instrumentation maintenance program. However, sometimes calibration operations can be long and time-consuming. Dirk Kuiper writes
  • Tailings – from concept to closure (0) December 12, 2007 WHAT is best practice on the management and operation of tailings storage facilities? John Phillips writes
  • Latest research looks at interoperability (0) December 11, 2007 THE newly released November/December edition of earthmatters, the magazine of CSIRO Exploration & Mining, takes a close look at a fast-developing new data dimension – interoperability and open source software. ...
  • New structure for Queensland Rail (0) December 11, 2007 THE Queensland Resouces Council (QRC) has welcomed announcement by the Chair of Queensland Rail (QR), John Prescott AC, of a new structure for the state-owned corporation.
  • Innovative survey technique at Appin mine (0) December 11, 2007 ILLAWARRA Coal’s Exploration team has introduced an innovative survey technique which is currently in use in the Menangle residential area.
  • Hydraulic breaker for railway line construction (0) December 11, 2007 AN Atlas Copco HB 10000 ProCare hydraulic breaker is presently involved in the development of the railway line from Sandvika via Oslo City to the Gardemoen airport.
  • Mining showcase in Indonesia (0) December 11, 2007 AN Austrade-organised trade event to be held in Jakarta next year will provide Australian mining supply and servicing companies an insider’s view on market opportunities in Indonesia and chance to ...
  • Easily handled wrenches (0) December 11, 2007 The Century Mine in the Gulf of Carpentaria – the world’s second largest zinc mine – has changed over to steel-bodied Enerpac hydraulic torque wrenches for maintaining its heavy vehicle ...
  • Excavator lays ground work for Games (0) December 11, 2007 A SURFACE excavating attachment is paving the way for an airport in Russia receiving visitors for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
  • Car dumpers for iron ore sites (0) December 11, 2007 PROJECT delivery, engineering and sciences firm, Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), is providing leading technology and project management for new and upgraded car dumpers for mining.
  • Burton mine apprentice shines (0) December 10, 2007 APPRENTICE Luke Single from the Burton mine in the Bowen Basin has been named Thiess Apprentice of the Year.
  • Industrial mega-centre for Ipswich (0) December 10, 2007 NATIONAL private development company Walker Corporation has unveiled its master plan for a billion dollar industrial mega-centre at Ipswich with vital access to a national transportation grid.
  • Rockhampton local named top rookie (0) December 10, 2007 ROCKHAMPTON’S Andrew Duncan from South Walker Creek mine in central Queensland has been named Thiess apprentice Rookie of the Year.
  • SKM implements broad skills strategy (0) December 10, 2007 IN an effort to meet the demand for skilled workers in the mining sector, engineering and project delivery firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has instigated a number of innovative solutions. ...
  • Call for Vocational Education and Training review (0) December 10, 2007 AUSTRALIA’S Vocational Education and Training system should be reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of the rapidly expanding minerals industry for a skilled workforce, according to the Minerals Council ...
  • Olympic Dam personnel tops – again (0) December 10, 2007 FOR the second consecutive year, both a Sandvik Mining and Construction apprentice and a supervisor have picked up apprentice awards at South Australia’s Olympic Dam from specialist training company Career ...
  • Major projects listing update (0) December 10, 2007 THE Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) produce a bi-annual listing of committed and prospective Australian energy and minerals commodities projects.
  • Huge magnetite project in WA (0) December 9, 2007 CITIC Pacific Mining has launched the $5.2 billion Sino iron project at Cape Preston, 100 km south-west of Karratha in the Pilbara of Western Australia
  • Water saving, one drop at a time (0) December 7, 2007 BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal has been awarded the Largest Volume Reduction award at Sydney Water’s Every Drop Counts Business Programme Awards
  • Forecasts down, but mining still booming (0) December 7, 2007 AUSTRALIA has cut its forecast for minerals export earnings for the second time this year as a result of the strengthening Australian dollar, according to a recently released Australian Bureau ...
  • AIMEX judged best industry show (0) December 7, 2007 AIMEX 2007 – Asia Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition, has been judged Australia’s best large trade exhibition for 2007 by the Exhibition and Event Association of Australia (EEAA) at its gala ...
  • Record new mining projects (0) December 7, 2007 THE Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) has announced a record number of new minerals and energy projects in the period from October 2006 to present
  • Bulk materials handling feature (0) December 6, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its bulk materials handling feature in the February 2008 issue.
  • Underground coal mining feature (0) December 6, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its review of underground coal mining operations from 1908-2008 in the February 2008 issue.
  • Quarrying, crushing and screening feature (0) December 6, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its quarrying, crushing and screening feature in the February 2008 issue.
  • Minerals processing feature (0) December 6, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its minerals processing feature in the February 2008 issue.
  • Coal ramps up in NSW (0) December 6, 2007 THE New South Wales (NSW) coal boom is set to continue with several major new coal developments approved
  • Instrumentation and control showcase (0) December 6, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its instrumentation and process control feature in the February 2008 issue.
  • Miners brave the shave (0) December 6, 2007 AUSTRALIAN miners will shed their locks to raise funds for Leukaemia research.
  • Ripper rejects reports on Pilbara rail access (0) December 6, 2007 WESTERN Australian State Development Minister Eric Ripper has refuted television reports that the State Government is preparing to ‘force’ mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP to share rail access rights ...
  • WA riding the boom (0) December 5, 2007 NORTHERN Western Australia (WA) continues to ride the global commodity boom, according to a recently released ANZ report
  • Researchers study free (0) December 5, 2007 THE University of Queensland (UQ) will waive engineering postgraduate research study fees to help fill engineering research gaps in Australia
  • Push to ease housing shortage for miners (0) December 5, 2007 QUEEENSLAND developer Vivendi Homes is aiming to ease the chronic housing shortage facing Australia’s miners.
  • Collision avoidance technology for haul trucks (0) December 5, 2007 TODAY’S mine haul trucks are massive vehicles in which drivers have limited vision and cannot see anything within around 30 metres.
  • QRC president speaks on challenges ahead (0) December 5, 2007 QUEENSLAND Resources Council president John Pegler says the industry body will focus its attention in 2008 on community and stakeholder support for the industry, as well as skills shortages, infrastructure ...
  • Developer on the hunt for Mt Isa land (0) December 5, 2007 QUEENSLAND developer Vivendi Homes is on the prowl for property in the Mt Isa area.
  • Good practice in health and safety (0) December 4, 2007 IN this editorial International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) President Paul Mitchell discusses health and safety.
  • Adopting a zero harm mindset (0) December 4, 2007 ANGLO American has started on a journey, pulling together as a company, moving into new territory for its employees, its divisions, for Anglo as a whole and for the entire ...
  • Global shipping agency expands (36) December 4, 2007 GLOBAL shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group has announced a major expansion plan with the opening of 13 ship agency offices in major ports throughout Australia.
  • Building boost for excavators and shovels (0) December 4, 2007 KOMATSU Ltd is building a new manufacturing plant in Kanazawa, Japan, for the construction of its PC4000 400-tonne class mining excavators and shovels.
  • Mining and Indigenous partnerships (0) December 3, 2007 A NEW publication highlights outstanding partnerships between Western Australia’s resources sector and Indigenous communities.
  • Packages for Gorgon project (0) December 3, 2007 REVISED contracting and procurement opportunities have been listed for the Gorgon liquefied natural gas project off the coast of Western Australia (WA).
  • Project approvals and regulations talks (0) December 2, 2007 RESOURCE industry environment specialists and government regulators have met in Bunbury to discuss project approvals and environmental regulations.
  • Design compeition for engineering students (0) December 1, 2007 THIESS Pty Ltd and BHP Billiton have teamed up in a $250,000 partnership to support a design competition for first year engineering students.
  • Confusion over protective devices (0) November 30, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has warned of confusion in the mining industry with the provision, use and maintenance of operator protective devices on mobile plant equipment ...
  • Busselton to Pilbara weekly FIFO (22) November 30, 2007 MINING workers in the Pilbara have been offered weekly flights from Busselton to Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in the East Pilbara following increasing labour shortages.
  • Rudd Government welcomed (0) November 30, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has welcomed the Rudd Labor party to Federal Government.
  • Action on lead pollution in Esperance (0) November 30, 2007 THE WA Government has responsed to the Parliamentary Inquiry of the Education and Health Standing Committee in relation to the Cause and Extent of Lead Pollution in the Esperance Area. ...
  • ‘Tight gas’ opens up in Western Australia (0) November 30, 2007 THE Western Australian Government has announced the release of the first ‘tight gas’ acreage block.
  • How bad is the skills shortage on your site? (0) November 30, 2007 VOTE in our latest online poll.
  • Telstra talks up new mobile network (10) November 30, 2007 TELSTRA is encouraging the mining industry to enjoy the potential productivity benefits of its Next G network as new preliminary reserach found respondents using thje network received an average 9.3% ...
  • Attracting youth to the workforce (0) November 30, 2007 THOMAS & Coffey, a large local contract maintenance organisation in Unanderra, NSW, has been working with the local MEGT Australian Apprenticeships Centre on a strategy to attract more local young ...
  • Exploration marches on in WA (0) November 29, 2007 THE latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that growth in mineral and petroleum exploration investment in Western Australia is reaching new highs
  • Warning on immigration and the law (0) November 29, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA (CME) is reminding its members of immigration requirements and their obligations under the Migration Act 1958.
  • Victoria office for Minerals Council (0) November 29, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has opened a new office in Queen Street, Melbourne.
  • Efficient station powers Kogan Creek (0) November 29, 2007 AUSTRALIA’S largest single power generating unit at Kogan Creek has been officially opened at the site near Chinchilla, 250 km west of Brisbane.
  • New peak body for lighting industry (0) November 28, 2007 Newly created Lighting Council Australia has appointed former Deputy Chief Executive of AEEMA as its CEO.
  • Mining images 1908-2008 wanted (0) November 28, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is seeking old mining images for publication in a special issue in January celebrating the magazine’s centenary.
  • QR rejects blame for coal bottlenecks (0) November 28, 2007 QRNational Coal’s Group General Manager Mike Scanlan has rejected suggestions that rail is to blame for the current bottlenecks at Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal in Central Queensland.
  • Hand crushed in pinch-point (0) November 27, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a safety bulletin warning of the dangers of pinch points in longwall equipment
  • Mining construction growth (0) November 27, 2007 THE mining boom is driving record growth in the construction sector, according to a recent survey.
  • Rolling out capacity (0) November 26, 2007 MOST mining professionals will be touched in some way by planning and investment decisions made for Australia’s largest coal supply chains.
  • AG mills for Sino Iron Project (0) November 26, 2007 THE Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is supplying gearless drive systems for five 40-foot autogenous grinding mills for the Sino Iron project in the Pillbara.
  • Iluka plans mineral sands project in SA (0) November 26, 2007 ILUKA Resources Limited has lodged a detailed mining lease proposal for its Jacinth-Ambrosia Heavy Mineral Sands Project in South Australia’s West.
  • Call for end to supply chain pain (0) November 26, 2007 LOGISTICS leaders have sent a clear message to the industry on constraints to the coal supply chain: collaborate and move on. Daniel Hall writes
  • Science fact, not science fiction (0) November 25, 2007 THE sky is the limit for automation in the Australian mining industry
  • Out of harms way (0) November 25, 2007 COLLISION avoidance technology is the next best thing to keep miners out of harms way.
  • Caving pioneers (0) November 24, 2007 A BETTER way to mine Australia’s thick coal seams is coming to a mine near you.
  • Stabilising the SAG at St Ives (0) November 24, 2007 AN automation platform joins forces with advanced process control algorithm, ‘Manta Cube’, to achieve operational stability on a closed-loop single-stage SAG mill at Western Australia’s Gold Fields St Ives gold ...
  • Huge demand for simulators (0) November 23, 2007 A BOOMING mining industry has seen huge global demand for Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment (AE) Simulators.
  • Wear bend kills driller’s offsider (0) November 23, 2007 A DRILLER’S offsider was fatally injured when he was struck by a “wear bend” that became detached from the cyclone at an exploration drilling site.
  • Smart automated safety control (0) November 23, 2007 Automated safety PLC achieves integrated global and local control at the Hunter Valley’s 6.5 km Antiene Coal unloader
  • Free tickets to Making Australia’s Future! (0) November 22, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Made is giving away 50 free tickets to the Making Australia’s Future Conference at Melbourne University this November 29 – but you’ll have to get in quick!
  • HWE wins $600m contract for Yandi extension (0) November 22, 2007 HWE Mining has won a three-year contract extension worth $600 million at BHP Billiton’s Yandi mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara.
  • WA Mining Club luncheon (17) November 22, 2007 THE WA Mining Club will hold a gala lunch from noon on Friday, 30 November at the Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom featuring guest speaker Kerry Harmanis from Jubilee Mines.
  • SKM wins Bulk Handling Award (0) November 22, 2007 SINCLAIR Knight Merz (SKM) has been awarded for its bulk handling expertise at the recent Australian Bulk Handling Awards held in Sydney.
  • Aussie mining expertise on show in south Asia (0) November 22, 2007 AUSTRALIAN expertise in mining technology and services was recently showcased to industry leaders from India and Indonesia.
  • Grants bring drilling rigs to North West (0) November 22, 2007 FOUR exploration companies will be given Queensland Government grants to help shoulder the cost of bringing drilling rigs to mineral exploration sites in the north-west.
  • Call for more action on labour shortage (0) November 22, 2007 A MAJOR report by Western Australia’s peak employer group has called for urgent government action to boost the population and the workforce which it says will see WA require as ...
  • Two-way radio gets tough (0) November 22, 2007 MOTOROLA has released a radio for harsh environments.
  • Paddle-wheel flow meter (0) November 21, 2007 Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has released the latest in paddle-wheel flow meters for continuous flow measurement and control.
  • The boom behind the boom (0) November 21, 2007 IN a global market where metal stocks are shining brightly not-so-sexy iron ore has come of age – a golden age, and the euphoria is set to continue.
  • Alarming study on skin cancer (0) November 21, 2007 A NEW report into the sunsafe behaviour of Australian workers highlights an increasing need for better educating outdoor workers on the dangers of skin cancer.
  • Workshop on acid and metalliferous drainage (0) November 21, 2007 THE Sixth Australian Workshop on Acid and Metalliferous Drainage will be held from 15 to 18 April 2008 in Burnie, Tasmania Australia.
  • Drill surpasses million metre mark (0) November 20, 2007 A DIESEL-hydraulic P&H 250XP hard rock production drill has surpassed 1 million metres of cumulative blast hole depth in service to a remote diamond mine operated by Argyle Diamonds Limited ...
  • Differential piston gauge (0) November 20, 2007 GE SENSING has introduced a differential piston gauge in response to a market demand for an accurate and easy-to-use differential pressure standard for use at high static line pressures.
  • Don’t blow the budget fixing HVAC/R units (0) November 20, 2007 DO not throw out that malfunctioning HVAC or refrigeration unit this summer – or blow the maintenance budget fixing it.
  • Deregulation of safety threatens lives: AWU (0) November 20, 2007 THE Australian Workers Union (AWU) has used the recent rescue of mine workers in the Ballarat goldfields to voice its concerns about the Government’s WorkChoice laws.
  • Hazards of stored energy (0) November 19, 2007 IN Queensland in the past five years, at least five fatal accidents in mining or mining related industries have been due to an uncontrolled release of stored energy.
  • Earth fault current limiter parameters (0) November 19, 2007 THE Queensland Mines Inspectorate says mining community, including manufacturers and suppliers, must be aware of earth fault current limiter parameters in underground coal mines, and the requirements of the Australian ...
  • Ballarat miners freed (0) November 19, 2007 RESCUERS have successfully brought to the surface the last of 27 miners trapped hundreds of metres underground by a cave-in at a gold mine in Ballarat early today.
  • BHP COO killed in chopper crash (0) November 19, 2007 AUSTRALIAN David Hopgood was among the five people killed in a helicopter crash in Angola.
  • SA establishes resources taskforce (0) November 19, 2007 A HIGH level taskforce has been set up to ensure South Australia capitalises on a resource sector that is moving rapidly from exploration to extraction.
  • Huge rise in exploration in WA (0) November 19, 2007 Western Australia is experiencing phenomenal growth in mineral and petroleum exploration investment, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Pioneering geologist recognised (0) November 19, 2007 AFTER 50 years in an unmarked grave, a new memorial has been unveiled in Nannup, Western Australia commemorating the life of pioneer geologist Henry William Beamish Talbot.
  • Mining slow to energy efficiency (0) November 19, 2007 THE mining and metals sector has been alarmingly slow to adopt sustained energy management practices with 42.9% of companies still not having implemented an official energy policy, according to a ...
  • 2008 Safety & Health Conference (0) November 17, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals & Energy (CME) has released the registration brochure and program for the 2008 Safety & Health Conference on 10 and 11 March 2008 at the Sheraton ...
  • Innovation Awards 2008 (0) November 17, 2007 ENTRIES to the 2008 Chamber of Minerals & Energy of Western Australia’s (CME) Safety and Health Innovation Awards are now open.
  • Wine helps find new mineral deposits (0) November 16, 2007 THE key to finding new mineral deposits in Australia could be to start looking with a glass of wine or a soft drink.
  • Outstanding leadership (0) November 16, 2007 THE inaugural Queensland Resources Council (QRC) medal has been awarded to Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI) director Professor Don McKee
  • More women in mining (0) November 16, 2007 THE resources industry is becoming more attractive to women, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC)
  • After the resources boom (0) November 16, 2007 By allocating resources to their pricing competencies and systems, forward-thinking suppliers will achieve above-average margins. Victor Keddis writes
  • Trade teachers awarded (0) November 16, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia has awarded three vocational education and training teachers for excellence in ensuring the mining, quarrying and drilling industries of Australia have access to highly skilled ...
  • Isocyanates and resin alert (0) November 16, 2007 THE Department of Mines and Energy (DME) warns of the dangers of two-pack paints and isocyanate-based Polyurethane Resins (PUR)
  • Vector drives (0) November 15, 2007 A DRIVE manufacturer has released a series of selectable vector drives for industrial process applications
  • CD couplings (0) November 15, 2007 A COUPLING manufacturer has introduced a new range of CD couplings
  • Variable speed drives (0) November 15, 2007 AN AUTOMATION technology supplier has released a new range of variable-speed drives
  • Motor management system (0) November 15, 2007 AN ELECTRONICS manufacturer has released a new motor management system
  • Servo motor and amplifier (0) November 15, 2007 A SERVO motors and amplifier manufacturer has released a new series of motion controllers
  • PLC and motion control (0) November 15, 2007 A POWER transmission and drive manufacturer has released a series of PLC and motion controllers
  • Exploration boom biggest in 25 years (0) November 15, 2007 IN 2006-07, exploration in Australia’s minerals and energy sector was around $4 billion, the highest level in real terms (2006-07) since 1981-82 and 73% higher than the average over the ...
  • Queensland safety summary (0) November 14, 2007 VEHICLE collision has been reported as the number one cause of serious accidents and high potential mining incidents in Queensland
  • WA staffing nightmare (0) November 14, 2007 SALARIES are high in Western Australian (WA), but one in three employers experience staff retention problems, according to a recent report.
  • Explorers to come clean (0) November 14, 2007 MINERAL explorers have been warned to abide by the conditions in their Program of Work (POW) approvals, or lose their tenements
  • NT opens door to China (0) November 14, 2007 THE Northern Territory Government is pushing for foreign investment in the mining sector
  • Mining giant worth $400b (0) November 13, 2007 THE mining industry has been on the lips of economic forecasters and shareholders this week, as BHP Billiton revealed it wants to buy Rio Tinto
  • Gold ore mining outlook (0) November 12, 2007 THE performance of the Gold Ore Mining Industry will continue to follow broad trends in production and Australian dollar prices, according to IBISWorld.
  • Metal ore mining nec (0) November 12, 2007 INDUSTRY performance will continue to be driven by trends in the output and price of this industry’s key commodities
  • Mineral sand mining (0) November 12, 2007 THE output of mineral sands is expected to expand over the period to 2011-12, reflecting, rising demand and the start-up of new operations
  • Ball valve (0) November 11, 2007 A PNEUMATIC equipment manufacturer has released a microprocessor operated ball valve
  • Hydraulic tester (0) November 10, 2007 A HYDRAULIC equipment manufacturer has released a reversible hydraulic tester
  • Dump valves (0) November 9, 2007 A PNEUMATIC valve manufacturer has released a series of soft-start air isolation and dump valves
  • Precision slide (0) November 9, 2007 A PNEUMATIC equipment manufacturer has released a precision slide with double-acting cylinder
  • Progressive start valve (0) November 9, 2007 A PNEUMATIC equipment manufacturer has released a progressive start valve
  • Australia to rethink mining: report (0) November 9, 2007 A REPORT on the long-term sustainability of mining in Australia has found that a radical rethink is needed for the industry to remain viable
  • Piston gauge (0) November 8, 2007 AN INSTRUMENTATION manufacturer has released a differential piston gauge
  • Air filter (0) November 8, 2007 AN AIR filter manufacturer has released a new range of compressed air filters.
  • Dr Karl withdraws comments (0) November 8, 2007 DR KARL Kruszelnicki has corrected comments that he made about the daily amount of carbon dioxide emitted from burning coal
  • Fire ball engulfs workers (0) November 8, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has issued a safety bulletin after two mine workers received serious burns in an underground mine
  • Linear actuators (0) November 8, 2007 A PNEUMATIC equipment manufacturer has introduced a new series of High-Performance Linear Actuators (HLA)
  • Stored energy hazard (14) November 7, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has issued a safety bulletin warning of uncontrolled release of stored energy