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  • 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
  • New minerals processing R&D (0) October 19, 2007 THE CSIRO has released its latest issue of Process magazine covering the latest research in minerals processing technology and projects.
  • More land for Kununurra (0) October 19, 2007 THE Western Australian Government is fast tracking the delivery of land to meet high demand for housing in the Kimberley region.
  • Strong demand drives bauxite mining (0) October 19, 2007 GROWTH in the global demand for aluminium and alumina over the period to 2011-12 will support an expansion in Australia’s bauxite production.
  • Articulated dump trucks (0) October 18, 2007 A FLEET of non-underground articulated dump trucks is undergoing performance assessment at Mt Wright gold mine to determine suitability for underground operation.
  • Water quality meter (0) October 18, 2007 A COMPANY that manufactures hand held water monitoring equipment has released the YSI 556 MPS handheld multi-probe water quality monitor system that can be used in groundwater and surface water
  • Hydraulic pumps and valves (0) October 18, 2007 A HYDRAULIC pumps and pipes manufacturer has released an aluminium body gear pump range
  • Adapter ball bearings (0) October 18, 2007 A BALL bearing manufacturer has released wash-down versions of its ball bearing range
  • Maintenance and overhaul kit (0) October 18, 2007 AN ENGINEERING adhesives and sealants manufacturer has released the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) kit
  • Communications cap lamp (0) October 18, 2007 A COMPANY specialising in underground communications equipment has released an Integrated Communications Cap Lamp (ICCL) that incorporates communications and safety technology
  • Clean coal progress (0) October 18, 2007 THE Queensland Government has announced funding commitment for the State’s first low-emission coal-based power generation project.
  • Scissor lift range (0) October 18, 2007 AN UPGRADED electric scissor lift range is available with 76 cm chassis width, and a platform capacity of 450 kg.
  • Fixed wireless terminal (0) October 18, 2007 A communications-company has released a Fixed Wireless Terminal (FWT) that offers wireless users voice, fax and broadband internet communication.
  • New Alcoa managing director (0) October 18, 2007 ALCOA of Australia has appointed Alan Cransberg managing director, effective 1 February 2008
  • Industry Geomechanics partnership (0) October 17, 2007 THE University of Queensland (UQ) has announced a $1.5 million partnership with Golder Associates to address skills shortages and research needs in geotechnical engineering.
  • Environmental data management software (0) October 17, 2007 SOFTWARE to facilitate better management of monitoring data is now operating at a number of mine sites around Australia.
  • Geraldton Port capacity to increase (0) October 17, 2007 THE Geraldton Port’s iron ore export capability is set to increase substantially with the arrival of a new high-capacity iron ore shiploader.
  • Resin firing nozzle (0) October 17, 2007 THE Trajectaflex Resin Firing Nozzle is a steel nozzle designed to shoot a two pack synthetic resin capsule into a pre drilled bolt hole for resin set bolting
  • Portable socket outlet (0) October 17, 2007 A POWER distribution board manufacturer has released a range of portable socket outlet assemblies
  • WA safety codes under review (0) October 16, 2007 THE Mining Industry Advisory Committee (MIAC) has released three mining draft Codes of Practice for public consultation and comment on the Resources Safety Division website:
  • Safety and health conference (0) October 16, 2007 THE 2008 Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia’s (CME) Safety and Health Conference Driving a Safer Future will be held on the 10 and 11 March 2008 at ...
  • Immigration changes (0) October 16, 2007 THE Minister for Immigration and Citizenship has announced changes to the sponsorship, nomination and visa regulations affecting recruitment/labour hire and on-hire industry.
  • Collinsville disaster remembered (0) October 16, 2007 THE Queensland coal mining town of Collinsville held a memorial service recently to commemorate the lives of 26 miners who died on the Collinsville coalfields.
  • New housing for Newman (0) October 16, 2007 HOUSING availability in the Pilbara mining town of Newman is set to expand with civil works starting on Stage 1 of the State Government’s East Newman development.
  • Way forward for Oakajee (0) October 16, 2007 THE WA Government has announced the way forward for the Oakajee port project and associated rail infrastructure.
  • Kimberley skills workshop (0) October 16, 2007 KUNUNURRA TAFE in the Kimberley region of Western Australia has received a $1.25 million trade-training workshop upgrade.
  • Contract win for Thiess (0) October 15, 2007 THIESS has secured two $500 million mining and infrastructure contracts at Tarong Mine and Lake Vermont Coal Mine.
  • QRC applauds Premier’s stand (0) October 15, 2007 THE peak representative body for Queensland minerals and energy sector companies has welcomed the Premier Bligh’s decisive action to provide legislative support for the proposed expansion of Xstrata Coal’s Newlands ...
  • Margins after the resources boom (0) October 15, 2007 NOW is the time to start developing and implementing strategies to insulate from the inevitable margin erosion on the horizon. Inovyse director Victor Keddis writes
  • To heap leach or not to leach (0) October 15, 2007 The Mineral Engineering Technical Services’ (METS) latest newsletter includes an article on heap leaching.
  • Indigenous group wins major contract (0) October 14, 2007 A CONTRACT for drill pad preparation for BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s exploration sites in the Yandi area has been awarded to Indigenous company, Carey Bilyulu.
  • Keeping them rolling (0) October 14, 2007 A more structured approach to roller maintenance is paying big dividends in the crushing area at Nelson Point with a 70% reduction in roller failures saving millions in downtime.
  • Budget in ship shape (0) October 13, 2007 JULY was a good start to the financial year for BHP Billiton Iron Ore with mining (OFR), railing and shipping all finishing above budget for the month.
  • Making decisions at the white house (0) October 13, 2007 In the White House on the Hill, the dispatch team at Whaleback are known for going above and beyond the call of duty.
  • 4000th ore car celebrations (0) October 12, 2007 TWO wagon maintenance employees recently travelled to Ipswich in Queensland to celebrate the making of the 4000th Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) ore car by freight rail specialist Bradken.
  • Rescue plan for Portec Jacks Pit entry (0) October 12, 2007 THE 7-mile Emergency Response Team was asked by the wagon maintenance department to confirm a previously written rescue plan for the confined space entry to the Portec Jacks Pit as ...
  • Big step for Gorgon Project (0) October 12, 2007 THE Australian Government has given environmental approval for the $11 billion Gorgon Project in Western Australia
  • Midwest information session (0) October 12, 2007 One of Australia’s largest hematite iron ore producers will host an event to give industry professionals an insight into the company.
  • More big news for Pilbara housing (0) October 12, 2007 BHP Billiton Iron Ore has recently announced a further investment of $190 million to provide more high-quality employee housing in Newman and Port Hedland.
  • Have a blast at explosives conference (0) October 12, 2007 The International Society of Explosives Engineers will host the 34th Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, from January 27 to ...
  • Positive signal for rail (0) October 11, 2007 THE Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomes Queensland government’s rail investment
  • Alert over crane hoist failure (0) October 11, 2007 A NSW mine safety authority has announced two incidents of crane operators accidentally releasing crane hooks.
  • Coal terminal approved (0) October 10, 2007 THE Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group (NCIG) has received New South Wales Government approval to build and operate a 66 Mtpa capacity coal export terminal for the Port of Newcastle.
  • ‘Lean’ wagons through the workshop (0) October 10, 2007 ‘STANDARDISED Work’, one of the foundations of Lean, has been employed in the Rail Division for the first time – and the positive results are already starting to show.
  • New machine to reduce risk and strain (0) October 10, 2007 A NEW machine to reduce the risk and “manhandling” involved in installing ore car connecting pins will soon be operating at the wagon workshop.
  • IR policy fails resources: AMMA (0) October 10, 2007 A REVISED Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA) analysis of Coalition and ALP workplace relations policies has found ALP IR policy still falls short in several areas.
  • New technology – crystal gazing (0) October 9, 2007 THE need to manage smaller, more highly skilled and more mobile workforces whose abilities are in great demand will require different industrial relations strategies. From the State (Western Australia) Mining ...
  • Safety keeps pace with growth – just (0) October 9, 2007 THE recently released Safety performance in the Western Australian mineral industry – accident and injury statistics 05–06 revealed a 10% increase in the average workforce from the previous year.
  • Fatalities up in Western Australia (0) October 9, 2007 A PROJECT manager, a drill jumbo operator, an electrician, a charge-up operator, and a blast hole drill operator accounted for the five fatalities in the mining industry in Western Australia ...
  • Nickel plant go-ahead (0) October 9, 2007 A NEW nickel concentrate plant will be built at the Cosmic Boy deposit in the Eastern Goldfields of Western Australia.
  • Serious injuries on the rise in WA (1) October 9, 2007 SLIPS, trips, sprains, strains, dislocations, cuts, burns, amputations, breaks, fractures, crushes, tears, and hernias were among the 349 serious injuries reported in WA during 2005-06.
  • Improvement projects at Cape Lambert (0) October 9, 2007 VALUE Driven Product Planning, or VDPP, has given momentum to several business improvement projects at Cape Lambert.
  • New Poke-In delivering results (0) October 9, 2007 THE West Angelas Supplementary Ore Project, also affectionately known as the ‘poke-in’, has delivered an average additional 11,000 t/day since it began in February.
  • New technology powers haul trucks (0) October 9, 2007 YANDI minesite recently introduced Komatsu 830E AC (electric drive) haul trucks, resulting in faster material movement, greater reliability, and reduced maintenance and costs.
  • East Pilbara Remote Operations Centre (0) October 9, 2007 RIO Tinto Iron Ore’s East Pilbara Remote Operations Centre is rapidly taking shape, with walls now up and windows in place.
  • Mines safety review in WA (0) October 8, 2007 THE WA Government has appointed Commissioner Stephen Kenner of the WA Industrial Relations Commission to review the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994.
  • WA short-changed: minister (0) October 8, 2007 WA Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan claims Western Australia is being short-changed by the Federal Government for fails to invest in vital infrastructure such as roads and ports.
  • FIFO service from Busselton (20) October 8, 2007 RIO Tinto Iron Ore will start its new fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) commute roster from Busselton before the end of the year.
  • Optimum plant design (24) October 8, 2007 Technical focus: plant design and equipment. Simon Courtenay writes
  • Isolating vibration (0) October 8, 2007 WHILE air springs have proven extremely robust, environmental factors should be considered when evaluating their suitability for particular tasks. *Simon Agar writes
  • Flexible child care needed (0) October 8, 2007 CHILD care is the key to increasing female participation in the mining industry, according to the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM).
  • Test-rig has loads of potential (0) October 8, 2007 DRILLSTRING failures, the bane of underground and surface drillers everywhere, may one day be less of a problem. Sarah Belfield writes
  • Closing in on stick-slip (0) October 8, 2007 THE old chestnut of stick-slipping drillstrings is back again, but this time around we may come closer to understanding how this problem arises. Sarah Belfield writes for Australian Mining
  • Beware snake hazard (0) October 7, 2007 SNAKES are a daily hazard for Rio Tinto Iron Ore staff and contractors.
  • Ideas to reduce train dumping cycle time (0) October 7, 2007 Up to six minutes could be saved per train dumping cycle thanks to a number of initiatives identified by Rio Tinto Iron Ore staff during Coastal Operations first Quick changeover ...
  • Noise reduction at Dampier (0) October 6, 2007 RIO Tinto Iron Ore recently reduced noise emissions from its Dampier operations.
  • Major shutdown at Cape Lambert (0) October 6, 2007 CAPE Lambert operations recently conducted a $1.75 million major shutdown of Car Dumper One’s primary crusher to change the concave liners and rebuild the spider assembly and apron feeder.
  • Four ships berthed at Parker Point (0) October 5, 2007 A SIGNIFICANT milestone in the Dampier Port upgrade was achieved this July when four ships were simultaneously berthed at Parker Point.
  • Simulator research grant (0) October 5, 2007 MINING industry skills training has received a $5 million dollar boost.
  • Panna payload achieves top accuracy (0) October 5, 2007 RIO Tinto Iron Ore Pannawonica’s efforts to improve truck payloads received high praise recently, with Caterpillar Global Mining saying Pannawonica’s payload accuracy was the best they had seen in Australia ...
  • First pylons arrive at Cape Lambert (0) October 5, 2007 THE first batch of pylons for the Cape Lambert wharf extension arrived on site, with the second batch due shortly.
  • 3200 South African gold miners trapped (0) October 4, 2007 Harmony spokeswoman Amelia Soares said the workers at the Elandsrand mine in South Africa’s Mpumulanga province were trapped after an electrical cable
  • Plastics engineer throws down gauntlet (0) October 4, 2007 Engineering plastics supplier challenges rusted-on traditionalists to lift their game. *Brent Whyte writes for Dotmar Engineering
  • Rock mass modelling capability boost (0) October 4, 2007 A MINING consultancy has gained exclusive access to 3D non-linear rock mass modelling technology and expertise
  • Minerals industry now hiring (0) October 4, 2007 THE Australian minerals industry is Now Hiring.
  • WA Infrastructure Inquiry (0) October 4, 2007 CME recently gave evidence and provided a written submission to the Public Accounts Committee Inquiry into Funding Arrangements for Western Australian Infrastructure Projects.
  • Centenary of the Gold Squad (0) October 3, 2007 THE Gold Stealing Detection Unit (GSDU) or Gold Squad has celebrated 100 years of protecting the integrity and security of the gold industry in Western Australia.
  • Bulk oil filtration (23) October 3, 2007 BULK oil filtration is best done close to the final point of decanting. Val Pavlic writes
  • Clean coal R&D (0) October 3, 2007 A PILOT post-combustion capture trial at the state owned Delta Munmorah power station on the NSW Central Coast has been given the green light.
  • Life study for limestone operation (1) October 3, 2007 A LIMESTONE quarry in South Australia’s Barossa Valley needed a broad 30-year, life-of-mine plan, to replace a 17 year mine life plan.
  • Lube system saves haul operator time (0) October 3, 2007 Alemite Lubrequip has designed heavy-duty lubrication system for drive trucks and triple trailers for a contract coal haulage and ancillary mining support service provider in Queensland and saved the contractor ...
  • Full production at Beaconsfield (0) October 2, 2007 THE Beaconsfield Mine expects to return to full production during the December quarter.
  • Cat wheel loader for tough digging (0) October 2, 2007 Caterpillar introduces new 993K wheel loader for tough digging and fast loading in mining operations
  • Fire in conveyor system (0) October 2, 2007 A FIRE in the conveyor system to the Heavy Medium Plant at Xstrata Zinc’s Mount Isa zinc-lead concentrator on Friday, 28 September resulted in property damage and an interruption to ...
  • Plow system sets record (0) October 2, 2007 A FULLY automated plow system supplied by Bucyrus DBT and commissioned at Jinhuagong Mine in China in 2005 is setting production records.
  • Employee engagement a must (0) October 2, 2007 HIGH levels of employee engagement can support rapid improvements in organisational performance.
  • Youth take jobs over apprenticeships (0) October 2, 2007 ATTRACTING more people into trade apprenticeships could help ease current skill shortages.
  • Alumina prospects shine (0) October 2, 2007 CRUCIAL characterisation work on undeveloped bauxite deposits is unlocking opportunities in alumina production for the Australian industry.
  • Mining better or worse under ALP? (0) October 2, 2007 VOTE on our latest online poll.
  • Extension to move from road to rail (0) October 2, 2007 THE Western Australian Government has granted MidWest Corporation a three-week extension to its permit to haul iron ore by road.
  • Geothermal energy grant (0) October 1, 2007 QUEENSLAND Premier Anna Bligh has announced a $15 million five-year contribution to a new energy research.
  • Ranger extension (0) September 30, 2007 ENERGY Resources of Australia (ERA) has approved a $57 million extension of the Ranger mine in the Northern Territory.
  • All eyes on Aurukun (0) September 29, 2007 A CHINESE mining company is showing interest in developing a Bauxite Mine and 1.8 Mtpa refinery at Aurukun.
  • FIFO operations at risk (0) September 29, 2007 A PILOT strike in Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory may cost the mining industry millions, according to the Australian Mines and Metals Association (AMMA).
  • Conveyor drives power quarry expansion (0) September 28, 2007 Bevel helical geared motors suited to demanding materials handling tasks is powering a supplier of road base products
  • Health and safety action plan for NSW (0) September 28, 2007 THE NSW Mine Safety Advisory Council has released a health and safety action plan.
  • Safety seminar presentations (98) September 28, 2007 A NEW section o the NSW DPI Mine Safety website has presentations from NSW DPI seminars and conferences.
  • Mines Inspectorate modernises (0) September 28, 2007 THE Queensland Government has embarked on a national recruitment drive to attract skilled mines inspectors and safety and health specialists to Queensland.
  • Underground competition at St Ives (0) September 28, 2007 GOLD Fields St Ives will host this year’s underground mine emergency response competition from 2 to 4 November.
  • Coroner highlights contractor safety (0) September 27, 2007 THE recent coronial inquest into the death of a contractor at the Foxleigh Coal Mine in the Bowen Basin, highlights the challenges of the increasing reliance on contractors to provide ...
  • Council rates blunder (0) September 27, 2007 ETHERIDGE Shire Councillors have admitted a mistake was made in setting recent mining rate categories in Etheridge Shire.
  • New skills centre in Mackay (44) September 27, 2007 The Mining Industry Skills Centre (MISC) has opened a new office in Mackay.
  • Alternative to ball milling (41) September 27, 2007 GRINDING technology has taken a major step forward with the first successful commissioning of a 3 MW M10,000 IsaMill in a mainstream coarse grinding duty for Anglo Platinum in South ...
  • Hopetoun wastewater plant approved (0) September 27, 2007 THE Western Australian government has approved the $15million first stage of a new wastewater facility for Hopetoun.
  • Boost for Pilbara planning (0) September 27, 2007 THE Western Australian Planning Commission has appointed two senior strategic planners – Jim and Wanda Kaucz – based in Karratha to help accelerate approvals processes for residential, commercial and industrial ...
  • Mining goes mobile (177) September 27, 2007 A privately owned manufacturer is developing technology that could make below-surface processing feasible, resulting in big savings. By Luke Forrestal
  • Call for national works authority (0) September 26, 2007 HSBC Chief Economist John Edwards has called for a national authority to coordinate infrastructure development to avoid constraints that are hindering exports.
  • Reagent monitoring floated (0) September 26, 2007 A CSIRO-developed on-line reagent monitoring system which measures collector levels within flotation pulps could prove valuable for the mining industry.
  • National safety standards (0) September 26, 2007 THE Australian Safety and Compensation Council has released new national safety standards and codes of practice.
  • Molybdenum green light (0) September 26, 2007 MOLY Mines has announced the completion of the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) of the Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project.
  • Simulators put trucks to the test (0) September 26, 2007 POWER train simulators put new large mining trucks to the test — long before they hit the haul road.
  • Infrastructure headaches (0) September 25, 2007 QUEENSLAND Resources Council CEO Michael Roche projects strong demand for coal will cause headaches for the Queensland coal industry beyond 2010.
  • November editorial opportunity (0) September 25, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is seeking editorial contributions and story ideas for November.
  • Falls, crashes, fires and explosions (0) September 25, 2007 FALLS, rockfalls, vehicle collisions, fires, explosions and electrical incidents are among the latest summary of serious accidents and high potential incidents from the Queensland Mines Inspectorate.
  • Engineering new generation (0) September 24, 2007 A TEACHING resource to promote engineering in Australian high schools has been released.
  • Explosion-proof scanner (0) September 24, 2007 DMT GmbH and Zoller and Fröhlich GmbH, are developing a 3D laser scanner which can be used safely in explosive environments.
  • Automated train driving (0) September 24, 2007 RIO Tinto Iron Ore is investigating the viability of introducing automated train operation at its Pilbara iron ore mining operations in Western Australia.
  • Land release in South Hedland (0) September 23, 2007 FIRST homebuyers and families were the winners in the latest release of residential lots in South Hedland. Seven sites, which could provide 31 new homes, were made available through the ...
  • Alcoa’s environmental excellence (0) September 22, 2007 MINING giant Alcoa has won one of the Western Australian resources sector’s most prestigious environmental excellence awards.
  • Mineral project for Queensland (0) September 21, 2007 A SECOND stage of mineral mapping will begin in north-west Queensland.
  • Awaba mine video clip (0) September 21, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining’s cameras go deep underground at Awaba Colliery.
  • No end to bottlenecks (0) September 21, 2007 Coal supply chain bottlenecks will not be solved by 2010.
  • Pogo thickener testing (0) September 21, 2007 Outotec and Teck Cominco have conducted test-work to determine the best thickening solution for flotation tailings, flotation concentrate, and post CN destruction CIP tailings stages at Pogo mine. Karl Dietz ...
  • Flotation cell recovery (14) September 21, 2007 Endress delivers a two-channel four-wire device Prosonic S system for floatation cell recovery. John Immelman writes
  • Emission reducing technology (0) September 21, 2007 A UNIVERSITY of Queensland researcher is developing technology to trap greenhouse gas emissions in coal mining and power generation.
  • Clean coal centre (0) September 20, 2007 QUEENSLAND’S peak resources sector body is calling on federal parties to support a national clean coal research centre.