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  • 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.
  • Coal supply feature (0) September 20, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is seeking expressions of interest from mining executives linked to the Australian coal supply chains.
  • Latin American Mining (0) September 20, 2007 THIRTY six Australian companies have participated in one of Latin America’s largest mining trade shows, Peru’s Extemin 2007.
  • Miners hit out at rate hike (0) September 20, 2007 PROTESTS have taken place in northern Queensland as miners face local government rate increases.
  • A buzz in the air in SA (0) September 20, 2007 Minerals exploration expenditure in South Australia has smashed the $200 million mark, with annual spending in the minerals sector hitting an all-time high.
  • Mining thanks a legend (0) September 19, 2007 JEFF Whittle wins the Prospect Awards Outstanding Contribution to Mining Award.
  • Strong employment in 2007 (0) September 19, 2007 A NATIONAL employment survey has released statistics results that show employment prospects for Australians are expected to remain strong.
  • Local network works with desert knowledge (0) September 19, 2007 A network of small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the Northern Territory is maximising work opportunities for local suppliers. Jamie Wade writes
  • Port Pirie bracing for boom (0) September 19, 2007 WITH expenditure on mining exploration in South Australia reaching a new record high, and with several major projects poised to commence, moves are underway to promote the Southern Flinders as ...
  • Automation breakthrough (0) September 18, 2007 RIDGEWAY copper-gold mine’s mechanised bit changing system is a breakthrough for drilling automation in underground operations
  • Sustainable development must endure (0) September 18, 2007 A new-found enthusiasm for mining will be tempered by the extent of the industry’s enduring commitment to social and environmental stewardship responsibilities. Minerals Council CEO Mitch Hooke addressed these issues ...
  • Online recruitment forum (0) September 18, 2007 ENGINEERS and scientists from Queensland are taking it to a new level launching their own blogs and producing You Tube videos to increase interest in the profession.
  • Small mine wins big (0) September 17, 2007 Awaba Colliery has won the Coal Mine of the Year Award sponsored by NLT Australia
  • EPA okay for Mesa A, Warramboo (0) September 17, 2007 RIO Tinto Iron Ore has welcomed the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) decision to endorse the proposed Mesa A/Warramboo mine as environmentally acceptable.
  • New life for traditional lands (0) September 17, 2007 ALCAN’s comprehensive rehabilitation technique shows excellent environmental management
  • Illawarra mining spotlight (0) September 14, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its Illawarra mining spotlight in the November 2007 issue.
  • Consulting, testing and analysis feature (0) September 14, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its consulting, testing and analysis feature in the November 2007 issue.
  • Computer hardware and software feature (0) September 14, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its computer hardware and software feature in the November 2007 issue.
  • Pumps, pipes, valves and compressors (0) September 14, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is inviting editorial contributions for its pumps, pipes, valves and compressors showcase in the November 2007 issue.
  • Thumbs up for belt replacement (0) September 14, 2007 DAMPIER costal operation’s 6 km long C208 belt, was replaced recently following three months of work.
  • CQU tackling skills shortage (0) September 14, 2007 CENTRAL Queensland University has been working with the Queensland Resources Council and mining companies to implement and support work integrated learning.
  • Byrnecut sets pace in drilling (137) September 14, 2007 SLASHING world records in underground drilling is becoming a way of life for leading Australian contractor, Byrnecut Mining.
  • Digging deep for success (0) September 14, 2007 AVOCA Resources is the Australia Mining Prospect Awards Explorer of the Year
  • Wheel loader fatality (0) September 14, 2007 THE Queensland Department of Mines and Energy (DME) Mines Inspectorate has reported the death of a loader driver.
  • True leadership (1) September 14, 2007 THIESS’ Simone Wetzlar has won the Mine Manager of the Year Award sponsored by Hella Australia. Daniel Hall writes
  • West Cliff to slash CO2 (0) September 14, 2007 BHP Billiton has launched a world-first greenhouse gas reduction initiative.
  • Underground drilling feature (0) September 14, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining is inviting editorial contributions and story ideas for its drilling feature in the November 2007 issue.
  • Mixing with the best (0) September 13, 2007 JS MELBOURNE Control’s Hydro De Wetter has won the Prospect Awards Innovative Mining Solution Award.
  • Shelter from the storm (0) September 13, 2007 WA-BASED engineering firm, Ridwest Engineering, has launched the first of their new cyclone shelters.
  • AIMEX attracts global visitors (0) September 13, 2007 FOUR solid days of business for exhibitors and visitors and a record number of visitors – including a big jump in the number of international visitors – have cemented AIMEX ...
  • Boom a bust for local councils (0) September 13, 2007 THE resources boom has soured for Queensland’s rural and regional councils facing higher infrastructure costs, less economic benefits than in previous booms and widespread community disruption, delegates to the Local ...
  • New life for Awaba (0) September 13, 2007 AWABA Colliery wins the Australian Mine of the Year Award sponsored by MMD Australia. Daniel Hall writes
  • Think outside the box (0) September 13, 2007 AVKO Mining’s approach to innovation has been rewarded in the 4th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Community respect equals business sense (0) September 12, 2007 AN OXIANA partnership wins Community Partnership of the Year.
  • Outokumpu now Outotec (0) September 12, 2007 OUTOKUMPU Technology’s global business name has changed to Outotec.
  • Thickeners fast-tracked for nickel project (0) September 12, 2007 OUTOTEC, formerly Outokumpu Technology, has delivered a pair of paste and high rate concentrate thickeners, for rapid installation to Allegiance Mining’s new $77 million Avebury nickel project in Tasmania.
  • Employer of choice (0) September 12, 2007 ARGYLE Diamond mine is the inaugural Australian Mining Prospect Awards Employer of Choice.
  • Coming together to save lives (0) September 12, 2007 THE Cornwall Coal Mine Rescue Team has won the Prospect Awards Excellence in Mine OH&S Award. Daniel Hall writes
  • Asset management council (0) September 11, 2007 THE Asset Management Council and Maintenance Engineering Society of Australia have launched a publication to support physical asset management education.
  • Kwinana wins from sustainability (0) September 11, 2007 ENVIRONMENTAL initiatives, high productivity, and a commitment to safety have seen Alcoa’s Kwinana Refinery recognised as the Minerals Processing Plant of the Year.
  • Bulk handling problems solved (0) September 11, 2007 ESS which exhibited at AIMEX 2007 provides solutions to common bulk handling problems such as spillage, carryback, blockages and dust control through custom designed systems.
  • New life for Eastern Goldfields (0) September 10, 2007 THE $13.62 million Kambalda Community and Recreation Centre is soon to become a reality.
  • Indigenous jobs make business sense (0) September 10, 2007 WITH the availability of skilled workers an ongoing issue contract mining companies in remote locations are looking to increase the number of indigenous employees in the workforce.
  • Folly in federal free ride says QRC (0) September 10, 2007 QUEENSLAND’S $25 billion a year resources sector has released a federal election policy agenda alerting political parties to the folly of assuming a free ride for the Australian economy on ...
  • Coal industry welcomes support for FutureGen (0) September 10, 2007 THE Australian Coal Association has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Australian Government would become a member of the FutureGen International Partnership.
  • Australia’s largest indigenous contract (0) September 10, 2007 WA Premier Alan Carpenter has welcomed Australia’s largest indigenous contract between BHP Billiton Iron Ore and Ngarda Civil and Mining.
  • Alliance to attack regional skills shortage (0) September 10, 2007 KEY regional stakeholders in the Goldfields-Esperance region have formed an alliance with the aim of tackling the region’s critical workforce and skill shortage.
  • Balmoral port development (0) September 10, 2007 CITIC Pacific (CITIC) is planning to develop a second 1 billion tonne project at Balmoral, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Dust control in the Pilbara (0) September 10, 2007 DUST management was often viewed entirely from an engineering perspective, before considering site management and procedural opportunities for dust reductions
  • Ground imaging technology (0) September 10, 2007 A NEW ground imaging system developed by Canadian technology supplier MicroMentis was launched in Australia this week
  • Safety alert on asbestos gaskets (0) September 10, 2007 A WESTERN Australian safety authority is concerned about gaskets containing asbestos imported into Western Australia.
  • Mt Whaleback drilling innovation (0) September 10, 2007 THE 4th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards, Metalliferous Mine of the Year
  • Big lift for Goldfields (0) September 10, 2007 GOLDFIELDS Crane Hire has added a 70 t GR-700EXL Tadano rough-terrain crane to their Tadano fleet.
  • Export deal worth millions (0) September 7, 2007 AGREEMENTS signed between China and Western Australian resource companies could produce millions of dollars of export income, according to the Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources.
  • Canada export potential (0) September 6, 2007 THE Australian Government’s export development agency says Canada is offering significant export opportunities for Australian businesses, especially in the resources and infrastructure sectors.
  • Awaba is mine of the year (0) September 5, 2007 AWABA Colliery, an underground Centennial Coal Company mine south of Newcastle, has been awarded Australian Mine of the Year at the 4th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards gala ceremony last ...
  • QRC meets ALP (0) September 5, 2007 QUEENSLAND’S peak mining industry association has met with the Australian Labor Party to discuss industrial relations policy.
  • Boost to training benefits (0) September 5, 2007 THE Australian Government has announced a new list for determining the eligibility of employers and their Australian Apprentices for a range of Australian Government incentives.
  • Exploration grants (0) September 4, 2007 TWENTY exploration companies will share in grants worth about $2 million for joint industry-government drilling projects throughout Queensland.
  • Serious accidents report (0) September 4, 2007 THE Queensland Government Department of Mines and Energy mines inspectorate has released a Serious Accidents and High Potential Incidents Report.
  • IR policy falls short (0) September 3, 2007 THE ALP’s revised industrial relations policy is an important shift, but falls short on real flexibility and choice, according to Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) chief executive Mitchell Hooke.
  • Greenfields Agreements costing employees (0) September 3, 2007 A REPORT commissioned by the Fair Employment Advocate has highlighted the high use of Employer Greenfields Agreements in the Western Australian mining and construction industries, resulting in lost entitlements for ...
  • Digging deep on coal crises (0) August 31, 2007 COAL mining supply chains in Australia’s major coal mining regions are in crises, and Australian Mining is profiling the issues in a special December edition of the magazine.
  • Power tools warning (0) August 31, 2007 THE New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSWDPI) has released a safety warning following a number of electric shock incidents
  • Boost for science skills (0) August 31, 2007 THE Queensland Resources Council and the CSIRO have joined forces to develop minerals and energy sciences education, careers and skills initiatives
  • Resources sector applauds smart women (0) August 30, 2007 QUEENSLAND’S peak minerals and energy sector body says the quality of winners in this year’s Smart Women Smart State Awards augers well for attracting women into non-traditional career paths such ...
  • Resource sector teaching aid (0) August 29, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CME) has developed new secondary science teaching resources in partnership with the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), and Perth’s Presbyterian Ladies ...
  • Indigenous community support (0) August 29, 2007 PILBARA based industries, governments and local communities are attempting to increase Indigenous participation in the local economy.
  • Rio Tinto welcomes Shovelanna decision (0) August 29, 2007 THE Western Australian Court of Appeal has endorsed the retention of its interest in the Shovelanna deposit in the Pilbara.
  • Treading safely at Blackwater (0) August 29, 2007 CHANGING the huge earthmoving equipment tyres weighing up to 10 tonnes is now a much safer task since the delivery of two new purpose-built OMEGA tyre handlers at the BMA ...
  • Coal supply chain crisis – have your say (0) August 29, 2007 WILL supply chain problems in Australia’s major coal producing regions be solved by 2010? Vote yes or no at www.miningaustralia.com.au.
  • Queensland fatalities still too high (0) August 27, 2007 THE latest bulletin from the Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit (QISU) at the Mater has revealed that despite progressive safety efforts, mining remains an industry where the potential for serious injury ...
  • Dispute resolution in danger (0) August 26, 2007 QUEENSLAND expertise in resolving disputes over resource development proposals was in danger of being diluted by legislation for the merger of the Land and Resources Tribunal with the Land Court, ...
  • What about the weather (0) August 24, 2007 WEATHER stations which allow accurate monitoring of wind speed and direction, barometric pressure, air temperature and relative humidity can help mine managers control dust.
  • Tall order for CEO (0) August 24, 2007 NORTH American BlueScope Steel president Lance Hockridge has been announced CEO of the embattled Queensland Rail (QR) in a climate of blame and mistrust.
  • Look beyond the bucket (0) August 24, 2007 AUSTRALIAN mines are lagging in the uptake of fusion cladding products, according to Alloy Steel International regional manager Greg Muller
  • Big business gets smart (0) August 24, 2007 THE 2007 Australian Mining Prospect Awards will showcase a whole-of-mine approach to innovation, safety and optimisation.
  • Born to be worn (0) August 24, 2007 WEAR components manufacturer Davies Wear Plate Systems Australia is attempting to solve the problems of maintenance and down time caused from worn components.
  • Unwind with hydraulic bolting technology (0) August 24, 2007 THE introduction of hydraulic bolting technology into the maintenance workshop of Queensland Bulk Handling (QBH) at the Port of Brisbane is said to have made bolting tasks easier, safer and ...
  • Housing boom for Kalgoorlie-Boulder (0) August 24, 2007 HOUSING shortages in the Eastern Goldfields have received a boost with new housing estates planned for the region.
  • Russian nickel producer gains foothold in Western Australia (0) August 24, 2007 THE latest issue of the Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources Prospect magazine has reported a rise in Russian investment in Western Australia.
  • Back long-term coal growth: QRC (0) August 22, 2007 THE peak representative body for minerals and energy companies in Queensland says regional communities can look forward to continuing growth in the coal industry despite recent setbacks.
  • The Prospects are booming (0) August 22, 2007 NEVER mind that we’re in a resources boom; we’re in a technology and innovation boom!
  • Redundancies at Coppabella Mine (0) August 21, 2007 MACARTHUR Coal has confirmed that the Coppabella mining contractor, Downer EDI Mining, will be reducing its staff and subcontractor numbers at the Coppabella Mine.
  • Mining skills conference (0) August 21, 2007 THE 2007 Mining Industry Skills Centre Conference and Awards Dinner will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13 to 14 September.
  • Limited tickets for awards dinner (0) August 20, 2007 LIMITED free tickets are available for the 4th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards presentation dinner on Tuesday evening 4 September 2007 at Waterview Convention Centre, Bicentennial Park, Olympic Park in ...
  • Electrical fuse safety alert (0) August 19, 2007 A NUMBER of incidents have occurred where fuses have failed, resulting in arc blast damage to electrical enclosures in a motor control centre, according to NSW Department Of Primary Industries ...
  • Northparkes, Cadia Valley saluted (0) August 18, 2007 NORTHPARKES Mines (Rio Tinto) has won the NSW Minerals Council’s Environmental Excellence Award for its Floating Module, an initiative to improve water efficiency by reducing evaporation losses through technology innovation.
  • Tyre muffler a quiet achiever (0) August 16, 2007 A TYRE deflating muffler developed by Alcoa is a finalist in the 4th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.
  • Fortescue commits to housing boost (0) August 16, 2007 CONSTRUCTION of the initial 100 homes for Fortescue Metals Group Ltd has come to fruition with the signing of a Heads of Agreement with HFN Housing Group (HFN) to build ...
  • Green light for Mount Gibson Iron Ore project (0) August 16, 2007 THE Western Australian Government has approved approved the Mt Gibson Iron Ore and Infrastructure Project.
  • Matthew Gill appointed Monarch MD (0) August 15, 2007 MONARCH Gold Mining Company has appointed Matthew Gill – former manager at Beaconsfield Gold Mine in Tasmania, and three-time consecutive recipient of the Australian Mining Prospect Awards Mine Manager of ...
  • Derby-Gibb River Road upgrade (0) August 15, 2007 THE Western Australian Government will spend $1.75million towards a $6.5million Derby-Gibb River Road project.
  • New mapping technology (0) August 15, 2007 THE Queensland mining industry is assessing the first reports and maps from an infrared mapping project between the Department of Mines and Energy’s Geological Survey of Queensland and CSIRO.
  • APEC disruption minimal: AIMEX organisers (0) August 15, 2007 DESPITE concerns over the holding of the APEC conference – with its high security plans in place – on the Friday and weekend immediately following AIMEX, it appears that disruption ...
  • Iron ore supply strategies (0) August 15, 2007 DRIVEN by China’s burgeoning iron and steel industries, iron ore exports increased for the fifth year in a row in 2006, as international trade in the commodity reached record levels.
  • Allegiance is prospector of the year (0) August 15, 2007 THE Association of Mining & Exploration Companies (AMEC) has awarded its 2007 Prospector of the Year award to Tony Howland-Rose, Lindsay Newnham and David Deitz of Allegiance Resources NL for ...
  • Mining and exploration conference (0) August 14, 2007 THE Excellence in Mining and Exploration conference will be held at the Hilton in Sydney from the 9 to 11 September 2007.
  • New CEO for Queensland Rail (0) August 14, 2007 GLOBAL steel executive Lance Hockridge is the new CEO for Queensland Rail (QR).
  • Back with a blast (9) August 14, 2007 A MINE drilling company thought it had the answer to dangerous explosives underground – until its global ambitions exploded in the face of reality. By *Tim Treadgold
  • Concrete repair solutions that stack up (0) August 14, 2007 WHEN the maintenance engineers from Loy Yang Power began working on solutions to repair the plant’s concrete chimney stacks they sought Henkel Australia’s expertise in Loctite Composite solutions. *Samantha Wright ...
  • Eliminating brittleness (0) August 14, 2007 Research has markedly improved the toughness of high carbon hypereutectic high chromium white irons. *Dr Graham Powell writes
  • A new tool makes reporting easier (0) August 13, 2007 A NEW Management Reporting System is on its way to BHP Billiton Iron Ore.
  • Port Hedland to receive further dust busting (0) August 13, 2007 APPROVAL of the new conditions for BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Port Operations under Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act is in the final stage in a review process to ...
  • Substation power for Hope Downs (0) August 13, 2007 ABB will install a $13.5 million substation for Rio Tinto which will provide power to the Hope Downs iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • Zinifex receives Diggers Award (0) August 13, 2007 INTEGRATED zinc and lead company Zinifex has been awarded the prestigious “Diggers” award at the 15th Diggers and Dealers Forum recently held in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
  • Editorial open for October 2007 issue (0) August 13, 2007 EDITORIAL contributions are open for the October 2007 issue of Australian Mining.
  • Sorting out lumpy issues (0) August 13, 2007 SOME of the best examples of gains in BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Shipping Challenge have come from people taking a closer look at their own areas to se if they ...
  • Drilling efficiency boosted, costs cut (0) August 13, 2007 A WHALEBACK Mining Six Sigma Business Excellence team has made blast hole drilling a more efficient and less costly task.
  • Industrial and earthmoving tyres (0) August 12, 2007 BEARCAT Tyres will display the new Solideal Loadmaster L-3 17.5 – 25 20 ply hard rock lug loader tyre for the first time on Stand R096 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Conveyors on the road (0) August 11, 2007 MATERIALS hanlding equipment supplier Kinder & Co is running a conveyor road show.
  • Dust under control (0) August 10, 2007 DUST filtration supplier Donaldson Australasia is assisting the quarrying and mining industries to maximise profits significantly by trapping – and later reclaiming – the fine dusts that are normally lost ...
  • Get sharp or get out (0) August 10, 2007 DRILLING Technology Innovation Group (DTIWG) chairman and BHP Billiton operations team leader John Emerson warns that shrinking lead times and poor standards in drilling will continue to undermine the industry ...
  • Rotary blast-hole drilling rig (0) August 10, 2007 ADVANCED drilling technology, training systems and rock-bolting products will take centre stage at Atlas Copco’s Stand 316 at the show.
  • Magnetic services attraction (0) August 10, 2007 AN Australian magnetic separation provider has moved to a new facility in Victoria to meet increasing customer demand in Australia.
  • Bespoke downtime cut at uranium mine (0) August 9, 2007 SPECIALIST on-site machining including bespoke developed equipment by Furmanite has enabled downtime of a ball mill at an Australian uranium mine to be minimised by machining a trunnion journal in-situ, ...
  • Infrastructure talks derailed (0) August 9, 2007 THE Queensland infrastructure crisis has reached a new low, with Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Michael Roche announcing “new wave of industry activism” at an Australian Rail Summit in ...
  • A boom in technology (0) August 9, 2007 MINE operators across Australia and the entire Pacific region will descend on Homebush in early September, for the biggest exhibition of mining technology, equipment and services in Australia.
  • Multi-pass blasthole drill rig (0) August 9, 2007 ATLAS Copco Construction and Mining Australia will showcase the Pit Viper PV-275 multi-pass blasthole drill rig, high-productivity COP3038 rock drill and ROC D9 Silenced SmartRig, on Stand 316 at AIMEX ...
  • At the coal face (0) August 8, 2007 The first of its kind in Australia, the Hunter Valley Coal Chain Logistics Team (HVCCLT) plans all the region’s coal industry exports. Anna Game-Lopata writes
  • Fluor JV wins $1.8b project (0) August 8, 2007 BHP Billiton has awarded the Mine & Port Development JV (MPDJV) a contract to provide engineering, procurement, construction management and commissioning services for an iron ore expansion project in Western ...
  • BHP metals for Olympic medals (0) August 8, 2007 RAW materials mined in Australia and Chile will be used to produce the medals for the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.
  • More borers, conveyors for underground ops (0) August 7, 2007 THE underground mine of the future will use huge hard rock borers with extensive use of conveyors linked to the borer, instead of the blast-and-clear method used today.
  • Inside the future mine (0) August 7, 2007 Scientists are developing technology that will allow hard rock mining to be carried out efficiently by smart machines controlled from outside areas of elevated risk
  • Safe and sound (0) August 7, 2007 CUTTING edge technology is limiting the risk underground, says Matthew Brace
  • Stawell wins mine rescue comp (0) August 7, 2007 THE Stawell Gold Mine Rescue Team narrowly defeated nine other teams from across the country to win the prestigious Annual Victorian Underground Mine Rescue Competition, held in Bendigo recently.
  • MCA welcomes new Victorian premier (0) August 6, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia, Victoria Division, is confident of a continuing constructive working relationship with Victoria’s new Premier John Brumby and with his Cabinet.
  • Documentary reinforces disaster lessons (0) August 6, 2007 A DOCUMENTARY on Queensland’s worst mining disasters and the lessons learned from them was the centrepiece of the industry’s 2007 Health and Safety Conference in Townsville.
  • Boost for Alcoa’s Green R&D (0) August 6, 2007 THE Federal Government has awarded $6.2m in Australia Research Council (ARC) grants to three environmental projects.
  • Gender pay gap belies boom (0) August 6, 2007 In a time of booming commodity prices, salaries in the resources sector have risen at a faster rate than for any other industry, but there is a large pay gap ...
  • Full buckets at Mt Keith (0) August 5, 2007 AUSTIN Engineering Ltd with its project partners has played a key role in assisting production improvements at BHP Billiton’s West Australian Mount Keith nickel mine operated in alliance with Thiess.
  • Bright future for Mid west (0) August 5, 2007 THE Geraldton Iron Ore Alliance (GIOA) paints a positive picture for Mid West.
  • Crawler-mounted rig debuts at Mt Keith (0) August 4, 2007 NATIONAL drilling contractor Rock Engineering has set a new industry benchmark by selecting a Sandvik T600 DTH drill to achieve higher standards of accuracy in the drilling of pre-split holes ...
  • East coast coal contract (0) August 3, 2007 A LARGE mining house has awarded a $75 million dollar contract for a Queensland open cut coal mine.
  • Setting the pace in underground drilling (0) August 3, 2007 SLASHING world records in underground drilling is becoming a way of life for leading Australian contractor, Byrnecut Mining. Jim Ward writes
  • CME chief steps down (0) August 3, 2007 CHAMBER of Minerals and Energy (CME) of Western Australia chief executive officer Tim Shanahan has resigned to take up a position as Director of an energy and minerals initiative at ...
  • Boom times for Kalgoorlie nickel (0) August 3, 2007 THE AJM Kalgoorlie Nickel Fields Conference in Kalgoorlie from 18 to 20 September will offer delegates three mine visits: Heron’s Jump-up Dam Mine, LionOre’s Black Swan Mine and Mincor’s Kambalda ...
  • Capital equipment acquisition (0) August 3, 2007 A QUEENSLAND based mining services company has acquired a capital equipment business in a deal worth $10.1 million dollars.
  • New coal appointment (0) August 3, 2007 THE Australian Coal Association (ACA) has announced the appointment of a new executive director of the organisation
  • Manual handling safety alert (0) August 2, 2007 THE Department of Mines and Energy (DME) has released a manual handling safety report following an incident on a wire towing sling.
  • Delivery time slashed for big wheel loaders (0) August 2, 2007 Halving the time for the delivery of big wheel loaders was at the head of the list of good news items for mining companies when Australian Mining interviewed David Farrar, ...
  • Alert over clamp bolt failure (0) August 2, 2007 Clamp bolts used to connect the pipe work had failed for no apparent reason after recent pipe installation work, according to the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (Mining & ...
  • Skills shortage solution (0) August 2, 2007 RIO Tinto and The University of Queensland (UQ) have signed a five-year $2 million partnership to address skills shortages in the mining engineering sector within Queensland.
  • UQ graduate water wise (0) August 1, 2007 A UNIVERSITY of Queensland engineering and business graduate hopes to work on water conservation and sustainability in Australia’s booming mining industry.
  • Liquefied Natural Gas project (0) August 1, 2007 WOODSIDE Petroleum has approved development of the Pluto Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project, subject to receipt of final environmental and other regulatory approvals.
  • Skills shortage television (0) August 1, 2007 THE Institute for Trade Skills Excellence (ITSE) has launched a new approach to the skills shortages with SkillsOne Television on the Aurora Community Channel.
  • Traversing the OHS minefield (0) August 1, 2007 MOST employers these days understand they must provide a safe workplace, but how do you know what’s acceptable OHS practice when even the experts and guideline creators don’t always agree? ...
  • Appointments (0) July 31, 2007 David Grant has been appointed Trimble’s Regional Sales Manager Australasia for the Construction Division. In this role Grant will be responsible for all Construction Division sales in Australia, New ...
  • More coal wagons on the way (0) July 31, 2007 THE Queensland Government has approved a $113 million investment from Queensland Rail to purchase 510 new coal wagons.
  • Report into coal chain capacity (0) July 31, 2007 RECENT release of a review into the Goonyella Coal Chain capacity provides a number of recommendations aimed at delivering immediate and near-term gains in system capacity, according to Premier Peter ...
  • Back to blasthole basics (10) July 30, 2007 SOMETHING as simple as good drilling training could make all the difference for blasting productivity. Sarah Belfield writes
  • Privatise Queensland Rail (0) July 30, 2007 TO say the Beattie Government has dropped the ball on infrastructure needs for its coal industry would be an understatement. Jamie Wade writes
  • Wealth leaching from communities (0) July 30, 2007 A COLLABORATIVE approach within the mining industry is needed to stem the flow of profit leaking from communities, Executive director for the Institute of Sustainable and Regional Development Professor Bob ...
  • Miners welcome rail review (0) July 30, 2007 THE Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement of a major structural review of Queensland Rail (QR).
  • Better communication needed: CMEIG chief (0) July 30, 2007 MINING companies must communicate with equipment suppliers to better meet hardware needs, according to Construction & Mining Equipment Industry Group (CMEIG) CEO John Reid.
  • Lubrication equipment and service (0) July 27, 2007 ALEMITE Lubrequip will display its latest technology in lubrication equipment and centralised lubrication systems on Stand H1111 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Replacement parts supplier (0) July 27, 2007 CUTTING Edges will be demonstrating its capability in supplying replacement parts for a wide range of equipment makes on Stand 1711 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Strata control (0) July 27, 2007 SPECIALISED Mining Services (SMS) will be launching a number of Strata Control products developed specifically for mining, tunnelling and construction work on Stand B1105 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Air and power generation (0) July 27, 2007 CAPS Australia will be displaying its full range of air and power generation products on Stand 2016 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Wear plate products (0) July 27, 2007 DAVIES Wear Plate Systems will be showcasing its wear plate products, based around a combination of a fastening system and manufacturing method, on Stand 5205 during AIMEX 2007.
  • Drilling teeth (0) July 27, 2007 HARD Metal Industries will display the Betek Dragon Tooth for drilling in compact rock on Stand 4908 at AIMEX 2007
  • Huck fasteners (0) July 27, 2007 ALCOA Fastening Systems will show a number of developments in its Huck fastener range on Stand H1049 at AIMEX 2007
  • Hydraulic components (0) July 27, 2007 AAMS will be displaying a range of Chinese-manufactured hydraulic components and other engineering machinery accessories widely used in mining, construction and agricultural industries on Stand 141 at AIMEX 2007
  • Machinery seating (0) July 27, 2007 KAB Performance Seating will show machinery seating including the new 600 series seat, on Stand 5405 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Fire fighting nozzles (0) July 27, 2007 AKRON Brass will be releasing a new range of manual, remote-controlled and PLC controlled water cannons and fire fighting nozzles on Stand S131 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Stud welding products (0) July 27, 2007 EPITECH Products will display and demonstrate its new range of ARCFIX Capacitor Discharge and Arc stud welding products on Stand B1082 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Motor protection technology (0) July 27, 2007 CSE-UNISERVE will showcase recent advances in motor protection technology from GE Multilin on Stand 4225 during AIMEX 2007
  • Instrument supplier opens in Bowen (0) July 26, 2007 INSTRUMENTATION supplier Endress+Hauser has opened a regional sales office in Gladstone.
  • Bang for your buck (0) July 26, 2007 MINE managers need to be more strategic when looking at drill and blast services, according to Orica’s blast based services manager Angelo Labriola.
  • Safe driver checklist (0) July 26, 2007 Central Queensland coal mining companies and vehicle rental groups have joined forces to promote improved road safety on regional highways.
  • Youths shortlisted for awards (0) July 26, 2007 FOUR young people in Western Australia’s resources sector have been selected as finalists in the Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) sponsored 2007 WA Resource Apprentice or Trainee of the ...
  • Path forward for indigenous (0) July 25, 2007 QUEENSLAND resource sector companies have committed to an ambitious program aimed at improving the economic sustainability of indigenous communities in regional Queensland.
  • Regional skills shortages move (0) July 25, 2007 INDUSTRY groups have entered into an Agreement with the Australian Government to collaboratively establish the basis to build a pool of skilled workers capable of meeting the needs of both ...
  • Low, medium and high voltage motors (0) July 25, 2007 WEG Australia will be releasing its new range of permanent magnet synchronous inverter motors, a new roller table motor and a new range of generators on Stand H1075 at AIMEX ...
  • Explosive tracking (0) July 24, 2007 A company that develops explosives tracking and management systems has developed a solution to detonator tracking by placing a RFID device within the detonator.
  • Automation: the future of mining (0) July 24, 2007 With ever increasing pressure on mine operators to dig more ore out of the ground and ship it, automation and control technology is rapidly finding a home in the mining ...
  • Mining equipment auction (931) July 24, 2007 A TOTAL of 24 rock trucks and dozens of other late-model heavy equipment items will be sold to the highestBidders – regardless of price-when Ritchie Bros Auctioneers conducts a large ...
  • Hammer rock drills (0) July 24, 2007 FURUKAWA will be releasing a new range of hammer rock drills on Stand 305 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Wear-resistant fused alloy steel plate (0) July 24, 2007 ALLOY Steel International will highlight the benefits of Arcoplate, which it claims to be the world’s most wear-resistant fused alloy steel plate, on Stand S139b at AIMEX 2007.
  • Abigroup hits WA market (0) July 23, 2007 ABIGROUP Contractors Pty Ltd has expanded its operations by launching in Western Australia.
  • Wheel separations prompt alert (0) July 23, 2007 QUEENSLAND Chief Inspector of Explosives Robert Sheridan has issued a safety alert following incidents where wheels have separated from vehicles carrying explosives.
  • Capitalising on your MWD data (0) July 23, 2007 WHEN it comes to combining different monitoring data, it appears the sum is greater than the individual parts. Sarah Belfield writes
  • Emphasis on plant stability to increase (0) July 22, 2007 THE mine of the future will have to contend with lower head grade as the higher grade ores become depleted, according to Pieter De Waal executive director of South African ...
  • Safety behaviour conference (0) July 21, 2007 A CONFERENCE on Behavioural Based Safety in Heavy Industries will be held in Melbourne from 20-21 November 2007.
  • Consumables management (0) July 20, 2007 WURTH Australia will show the ORSY (ORganised SYstem) system for managing consumables on Stand B1035 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Closer look at iron ore (0) July 20, 2007 CSIRO and Rio Tinto have begun to jointly operate CSIRO’s Fe HyLogger™ technology in the Hamersley Ranges in the Pilbara.
  • Modelling and mine planning software (0) July 20, 2007 MAPTEK will promote all of its products – VULCAN, I-SiTE and MineSuite – on Stand 6108 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Mineral mapping boost for QLD explorers (0) July 20, 2007 QUEENSLAND’S mineral explorers are about to benefit from new advances in mineral mapping technologies.
  • Online elemental analysers (0) July 20, 2007 SCANTECH will showcase its online elemental analysers on Stand B1047 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Village lifestyle living (0) July 20, 2007 THE MAC Services Group Ltd, will showcase its latest village lifestyle concept on Stand 6912 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Carbon brushes and brush holders (0) July 20, 2007 MORGAN Industrial Carbon will display a range of carbon brushes and brush holders suited for use on GE and Westinghouse dragline generators and motors on Stand 6925 at AIMEX 2007.
  • High-pressure hot water cleaner (0) July 20, 2007 SPITWATER will launch a hot water pressure cleaner on Stand SL124d at AIMEX 2007.
  • Lubrication equipment (0) July 20, 2007 TECALEMIT will be exhibiting its latest innovations in centralised lubrication and lubrication equipment on Stand H1025 at AIMEX 2007.