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  • 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
  • Rescue training pays off (0) November 7, 2007 WESTERN Australian mine rescue teams have put there skills to test in real-life scenarios recently
  • CME appoints chief executive (0) November 7, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) has appointed Reg Howard-Smith as chief executive officer.
  • Reducing underground error (23) November 7, 2007 THE right information about the success of drilling and blasting patterns can be attained with the latest surveying and in-hole data capture technology.
  • Boost for North-West Province (0) November 7, 2007 The QRC and the Queensland Government will commence formal discussions on the development of the Mount Isa-Townsville rail link
  • Exporters win big (0) November 6, 2007 MINING companies have been recognised as Queensland best exporters
  • Clean coal a furphy, says Dr Karl (0) November 6, 2007 DR KARL has had a Microsleep on clean coal, according to Australia’s largest mining industry associations
  • Wireless system a blast (0) November 5, 2007 A PYROTECHNIC initiation company has developed what is said to be the first underground wireless remote blasting system in a big boost for underground blasting safety.
  • West Cliff powers up (0) November 5, 2007 BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal is reducing greenhouse gas emissions by converting discarded mine exhaust into fuel for a sophisticated power plant.
  • Bringing science to subsidence (24) November 5, 2007 MINE subsidence research in the Southern Coalfields of New South Wales has established that UK subsidence standards are inappropriate for Australian conditions.
  • Research ignites explosives production (57) November 5, 2007 LONG waiting periods for a key group of explosives will be a thing of the past with state of the art testing facilities in Australia.
  • Power supply alert (0) November 5, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has issued a safety alert after a shuttle car ran over and damaged its own power supply cable.
  • Podcast: CFMEU district vice-president Stuart Vaccaneo (0) November 4, 2007 Australian Mining journalist Daniel Hall speaks with CFMEU district vice-president Stuart Vaccaneo about the recent review of the Queensland Mines and Quarries Annual Safety Performance and Health Report
  • Podcast: QRC chief executive Michael Roche (0) November 3, 2007 Australian Mining journalist Daniel Hall speaks with Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche about the recent review of the Queensland Mines and Quarries Annual Safety Performance and Health Report. ...
  • Crib hut blown over (0) November 3, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has issued a safety alert following an incident where a crib hut was blown over in a storm.
  • Health and safety a winner (0) November 2, 2007 A WESTERN Australian (WA) Alumina and bauxite miner has won the National Minerals Industry Safety and Health Excellence Award
  • Rubber tyre alert (0) November 2, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has issued a safety alert following an incident where a wheel has fallen off a dump truck.
  • Rock fall safety alert (0) November 2, 2007 THE Department of Mines and Energy (DME) Mines inspectorate safety alert has warned of the dangers of rock-fall from unsupported ground.
  • Worker hits powerline (0) November 2, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has issued a safety alert after a mine worker struck an overhead powerline.
  • Workshop safety alert (0) November 1, 2007 A DEPARTMENT of Mines and Energy (DME) safety alert warns maintenance workers to be aware of workshop hazards.
  • Climate change success (0) November 1, 2007 ALCOA has been awarded the Clean Air Achievement Award for leadership in clean air technology
  • Gold star training (0) November 1, 2007 THE Institute for Trade Skills Excellence (ITSE) has launched a star rating scheme that recognises excellence in trade skills training.
  • Water on the boil in Illawarra (0) November 1, 2007 SYDNEY Catchment Authority concerns over mining induced subsidence have been questioned by the industry
  • New direction for Mid-West iron (0) October 31, 2007 THE Western Australian Government has endorsed a framework for the sustainable development of the Mid-West iron industry
  • Industry releases policy agenda (0) October 31, 2007 AUSTRALIA’S minerals industry associations have gone on the offensive, with the 2007 Federal election drawing near.
  • Resources commitment rewarded (0) October 30, 2007 NORTH West Shelf Gas (NWSG) and the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) have announced Tim Shanahan as the recipient of the 2007 WA Gas Industry Development ...
  • Superpit even bigger (0) October 30, 2007 THE biggest open pit goldmine in Australia is set to grow
  • Mining for data (0) October 30, 2007 THE demand for increased reliability and optimisation in the industry is driving technology to capture real-time data.
  • Community consultation a success (0) October 30, 2007 DENDROBIUM coal mine has overcome community concerns to develop a new $6 million coal sizer
  • Review slams QLD safety reporting (0) October 30, 2007 A DEPARTMENT of Mines and Energy (DME) review has shown a lot of work needs to be done to improve safety reporting in Queensland Mines and Quarries
  • International mining school (0) October 30, 2007 SANDVIK Mining and Construction and six international universities are developing a post-graduate university course on mining engineering.
  • Big bucket wheel reclaimer saves time (0) October 29, 2007 WITH the help of a lifting solutions company engineers at ThyssenKrupp reduced the assembly time of building an urgently needed big bucket wheel reclaimer. *Rod Lindblade writes
  • New PIRSA Chief Executive (0) October 29, 2007 SOUTH Australian Agriculture Food and Fisheries Minister Rory McEwen has welcomed the appointment of Geoff Knight as the new Chief Executive of Primary Industries and Resources SA (PIRSA).
  • Metal and rock detection system (0) October 29, 2007 THE Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has received an order from RWE Power to install a metal and rock detection system on bucket-wheel excavators for open-casting mining.
  • Safety: the good, the bad and the ugly (0) October 29, 2007 A RECENTLY released report commissioned by the Safety Institute of Australia (SIA), has found that Australian industry’s reactive approach to OHS is leaving thousands of workers at risk
  • Flexibility and choice preferred (0) October 29, 2007 BY all accounts, the choice is clear what mining professionals prefer: real flexibility and choice in workplace agreements. Jamie Wade writes
  • Federal ALP – industry says NO (0) October 29, 2007 DESPITE concessions the ALP has failed to win the hearts and minds of the mining industry. Jamie Wade writes
  • Nickel ore mining outlook (0) October 26, 2007 TRENDS in US dollar nickel prices, the value of the Australian dollar and in the volume of nickel production will continue to drive industry performance during the outlook period.
  • Silver, lead and zinc Ore mining outlook (0) October 26, 2007 PLANNED and prospective increases in zinc mine capacity are expected to boost zinc output to about 1.73 million tonnes by 2012-13.
  • Uranium mining outlook (0) October 26, 2007 INDUSTRY performance will continue to be driven by trends in the output and price of uranium.
  • Long-term strategic plan for Mid-West (0) October 26, 2007 THE WA Government has backed a strategic framework for the long-term sustainable development of the Mid-West iron-ore industry.
  • Call for a pastoralist-mining code in SA (0) October 26, 2007 WITH the mining boom in South Australia showing no signs of slowing, pastoralists and miners should consider creating a formal Code of Conduct to reduce potential conflict between the two ...
  • Central Queensland miner awarded (0) October 26, 2007 A SENIOR mining executive from central Queensland has been awarded Thiess’ highest leadership award at a ceremony held in Brisbane last night.
  • WA mine fire rescue praised (0) October 25, 2007 The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) was relieved to see all 54 miners at the WA Goldfields Kanowna Belle Gold Mine safely rescued last night after being trapped underground for over ...
  • Mineral sand mining outlook (0) October 25, 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.
  • Podcast: mapping a grinding mill (0) October 25, 2007 THE Unearthed Report on Australian Mining: editor Jamie Wade interviews Scanalyse CEO Peter Clarke about his company’s specially calibrated 3D laser scanner that collects superior data on grinding mill liners. ...
  • Podcast: detecting equipment faults (0) October 25, 2007 THE Unearthed Report on Australian Mining: editor Jamie Wade interviews CT&E Group managing director Terry McConnell on how thermal imaging or infrared technology can locate faults without any disruption to ...
  • Iron ore mining outlook (0) October 24, 2007 THE outlook for the Iron Ore Mining Industry will be heavily influenced by trends in steel demand and production, price negotiations with Japanese steel producers and the value of the ...
  • Metal ore mining outlook strong (0) October 24, 2007 INDUSTRY performance will continue to be driven by trends in the output and price of this industry’s key commodities.
  • Lady Annie Copper Mine opens (0) October 24, 2007 THE $95 million Lady Annie Copper Mine north in north west Queensland has officially opened.
  • New standards for employers (1) October 24, 2007 THE Business Council of Australia (BCA) has released a paper outlining the need for employers to re-think standards of employment to increase workforce participation
  • 3D laser scanning (1) October 24, 2007 A UK based laser scanning specialist has signed an agreement with an Australian distributor of surveying equipment to supply a new laser measurement system
  • Green light for $225m berth at Port Hedland (0) October 24, 2007 THE WA Government has approved development of a new $225million multi-user public berth at Port Hedland.
  • International explosives training (38) October 23, 2007 AN INTERNATIONAL body for explosives professionals has released a new training program.
  • Boom structural not cyclical: report (0) October 23, 2007 WESTERN Australia’s economic expansion is structural not cyclical, according to the WA Department of Industry and Resources (DoIR) Annual Report 2006-07.
  • Iluka tops emergency response (0) October 23, 2007 ILUKA Resources ‘Sandstormers’ emergency response team won the overall best at the South West Emergency Response Skills Challenge at Australind Senior High School over the weekend.
  • Copper mining outlook (0) October 23, 2007 THE outlook for the Copper Ore Mining industry points to falling revenue for the five year period to 2012-13, as US dollar copper prices retreat from the extraordinarily high levels ...
  • Power shovel with AC drive (0) October 23, 2007 A MINING equipment supplier has introduced a new power shovel with AC drive technology to the oil sands region of Alberta, Canada.
  • Opportunities for local suppliers (0) October 22, 2007 A BONANZA in oil and gas projects is opening up a wealth of opportunity for local suppliers.
  • Mill mapping technology a winner (0) October 22, 2007 A WESTERN Australian-owned company delivering technology-based wear management solutions has won the WA Inventor of the Year 2007 for a revolutionary device that maps the inner workings of a grinding ...
  • Download report into QLD mine safety (0) October 22, 2007 THE Queensland Government has released an independent review of safety statistics in Queensland mines
  • Warts-and-all report on QLD safety (0) October 22, 2007 THE Queensland Government is releasing today a ‘warts-and-all’ report on the way in which mine safety performance is being reported.
  • Australian mining powers on (0) October 20, 2007 THE major factor affecting the performance of the mining industry will continue to be the pace of world economic growth, the competitiveness of Australian producers and the value of the ...
  • Mines inspectors begin investigation (0) October 20, 2007 QUEENSLAND Department of Mines and Energy Mines Inspectors have begun a formal investigation into the above-ground fire late Thursday at Boundary Hill open cut mine, which injured two men.
  • Site to ship: have your say (0) October 19, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining invites delegates to attend a coal supply chain roundtable on 8 November
  • Mining industry on show (0) October 19, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) is holding its inaugural ResourCity open day in Perth CBD on Friday 26 October 2007.
  • Mine explosion injures two (0) October 19, 2007 TWO men have received serious burns after an explosion at a Queensland coalmine caused a fire that burned for more than four hours.
  • $2.2 million safety grant (0) October 19, 2007 A MINING products and services company has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the Australian Government to develop a driver safety management system