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  • 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.
  • In-situ measurement and modelling (0) July 20, 2007 SCANALYSE will display its world-first MillMapper system that provides in-situ measurement, modelling and management of mill liner maintenance on Stand B1002 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Tyre monitoring system (0) July 20, 2007 RIMEX Australia introduces the TyreSense tyre monitoring system on Stand 5425 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Wheel and tyre protection (0) July 20, 2007 MARATHON Tyres will launch a puncture-resistant rubber tyre lining, and a new range of rims and wheels, on Stand 4318 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Welding machine tools (0) July 20, 2007 SIR Meccanica will display its new patented portable in-line boring/overlay welding machine tools for restoring worn pivot points to their original dimensions on Stand 620 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Planning, optimisation and analysis (0) July 20, 2007 RUNGE will present its range of mining technology and services on Stand S148 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Power cables for coal mining (0) July 20, 2007 DRAKA Cableteq Australia will exhibit the TENAX power cables for coal mining on Stand H1098 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Resin capsule range (13) July 20, 2007 MINOVA Australia will display a new range of resin capsules aimed at significantly improving the installation quality of resin bolts on Stand 3416 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Electronic detonator system (26) July 20, 2007 DYNO Nobel will feature its new SmartShot electronic detonator system on Stand 6112 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Diesel-electric wheel dozer (0) July 20, 2007 LETOURNEAU Technologies Australia will show its 1050 hp diesel-electric D-950 wheel dozer with 27m3 blade capacity on Stand 108 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Design and manufacturing (0) July 20, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Diversified Engineering will highlight its design and manufacturing capabilities on Stand SL122c at AIMEX 2007.
  • Probes for harsh environs (0) July 20, 2007 INDUSTRIAL Precision Instruments will show a range of probes specially designed for mining applications, which it guarantees to outlast any sensor, on Stand S147 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Tools, tooling and bits (0) July 20, 2007 DIAMONTEX will display its range of diamond tools on Stand H1026 at AIMEX 2007.
  • South Australian Government (0) July 20, 2007 THE Government of South Australia (Department of Trade & Economic Development) will promote opportunities in South Australia for both miners and mining industry suppliers on Stand B1047 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Open-cut mine at Wandoan proposed (0) July 19, 2007 XSTRATA coal is considering developing a 20 million tonnes-a-year coal mine near Wandoan in the Taroom Shire, Queensland.
  • Towards an automated electric rope shovel (3) July 19, 2007 CSIRO research is pointing the way towards fully autonomous excavation and loading of trucks using an electric rope shovel
  • New wave of industry activism (0) July 19, 2007 QUEENSLAND Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche announced “new wave of industry activism” at the Australian Rail Summit in Sydney, accusing Queensland’s rail and port operators of being less than ...
  • On-site machining (0) July 19, 2007 FURMANITE Australia will highlight its specialist on-site machining expertise on Stand H1084 at AIMEX 2007.
  • HR issues challenge Bowen Basin growth (0) July 19, 2007 A STUDY into people management issues in the Bowen Basin’s coalmines has identified a series of resource management challenges facing the region.
  • Researchers keen to avoid ‘Dutch disease’ in Queensland (0) July 19, 2007 CQU researchers are keen to help Queensland avoid ‘Dutch disease’ in the wake of a coal boom which could almost double in intensity over the next five years.
  • Green light for zinc-lead mine (0) July 19, 2007 XSTRATA Zinc has announced approval of the Handlebar Hill open cut zinc-lead mine north of Mount Isa at a capital cost of $79 million.
  • New team to oversee mine safety (0) July 18, 2007 SAFEWORK SA is forming a new team to specifically address safety in South Australia’s booming mining industry.
  • Exploration and investment conference (0) July 18, 2007 THE NSW Mineral Exploration & Investment Conference 2007 will be held on Thursday and Friday, 23 to 24 August 2007 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney.
  • Blast off with a better image (0) July 18, 2007 BLAST specialists are now in a position to define what they want in 3D image analysis software. Sarah Belfield writes
  • No more lost and diluted ore (0) July 18, 2007 ELECTRONIC monitoring of ore block movement came to the rescue at one iron ore operation. Sarah Belfield writes
  • Staying in charge of your blasting costs (0) July 18, 2007 ONE speaker keeping delegates on the edge of their seats during a recent three-day conference in Perth was AngloGold Ashanti’s explosives and drilling commodity manager Andre Oberholzer.
  • Ethernet-based protocol (0) July 18, 2007 AMPCONTROL will be exhibiting their new IEC Ex ia Group 1 Intrinsically Safe Ethernet Switch and Protocol Converter on Stand 916 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Quarry blasts its way to productivity (0) July 18, 2007 JKMRC consultants did some soul searching to help the Pittsboro quarry blast its way to productivity improvements. Sarah Belfield writes
  • Hang-up delays banished with non-explosives (0) July 18, 2007 Establishing non-explosive secondary rock-breaking at South Africa’s Finsch mine was worth the effort. Sarah Belfield writes
  • The future of mining (0) July 18, 2007 ENVIRONMENTAL issues feature heavily on the agenda of a two-day conference alongside AIMEX themed around the future of mining.
  • Engineering DVD Launch (0) July 17, 2007 THE Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) has launched the Engineering: Design Your World DVD in Darwin.
  • Monitoring for powered plant (0) July 17, 2007 THE mining industry is now being presented with the next generation of operational monitoring systems for engine-powered plant.
  • Tree clearing safety report (0) July 17, 2007 THE Western Australian Department of Consumer and Employment Protection has released a safety report following a near miss involving the operator of a D11 dozer during tree clearing operations.
  • Northern Queensland air services (0) July 17, 2007 A DOMESTIC flight provider has announced that Rockhampton, Mackay and the Gold Coast would be included in their domestic flight network, with flights to and from Melbourne available from November ...
  • Visualising properties of solids (0) July 16, 2007 MicroMentis will have the world release of its Surface Wave Intelligent Profiling System (SWIPS) for visualising the mechanical and physical properties of solids at a range exceeding 100m on Stand ...
  • Ceramic bonding process (0) July 16, 2007 HALLEY & Mellowes will unveil the AeroTech ceramic bonding process developed by its Greenbank Terotech division on Stand 4905 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Safe refuge chamber (0) July 16, 2007 MINEARC Systems will display underground safety solutions specialising in the mining and tunneling industries on stand 2507 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Pneumatic torque multiplier (0) July 16, 2007 NORBAR Torque Tools Pty Ltd will display its newly released Pneutorque PTM 72-2000 pneumatic torque multiplier on Stand 4705 during AIMEX 2007.
  • Successful underground mine planning (24) July 16, 2007 The move to underground mining is not without its challenges, acutely illustrating the impact that several pressing factors are having on the mining industry. *Matthew Peursum writes
  • Cast lip for buckets (0) July 16, 2007 HITACHI Mining will unveil a new cast lip for buckets fitted to its class-leading 500-tonne EX5500-6 excavators on Stand 0310 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Transmittal planetary drives (0) July 16, 2007 BONFIGLIOLI Transmission (Australia) will highlight the torque density of its Transmittal planetary drives on Stand 5716 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Planetary drive starter motors (0) July 16, 2007 PJL Diesel Electric will display the new VG386 alternator and Iskra Planetary Drive starter motors on Stand 2805 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Safety, welding and gas solutions (0) July 16, 2007 BOC will be displaying a wide range of products designed specifically for the mining industry on Stand 2820 AIMEX 2007.
  • Tubeless tyre management (0) July 16, 2007 RAVENTECH will display a tubeless tyre management system that monitors the temperature and pressure of each tyre, and displays a colour code warning when falling outside acceptable limits, on Stand ...
  • Portable sanitation products (0) July 16, 2007 Chem-Loo will display new products aimed at the mining industry on Stand SL139A at AIMEX 2007.
  • Czech underground mining (0) July 16, 2007 CZECH mining equipment producer OSTROJ will display its underground mining equipment on Stand 0425 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Stainless strapping system (0) July 16, 2007 PANDUIT will display its updated stainless steel strapping system on Stand H1140 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Quick disconnect couplings (0) July 16, 2007 DIXON (Asia Pacific) will release the Quick Disconnect couplings range on Stand 2816 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Modular blasting software (0) July 16, 2007 Soft-Blast will display the award-winning JKSimBlast modular blasting software system on Stand 805 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Manual torque multipliers (0) July 16, 2007 ENERPAC will show its E Series Manual Torque Multipliers on Stand H1104 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Conveyor idler roll assembly (0) July 16, 2007 Tamec Services will highlight its Conveyor Idler Roll Assembly on Stand 2020 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Idler changing system (0) July 16, 2007 COVE Engineering will be showcasing the new Smart Frame conveyor idler changing system on Stand B1031 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Corrosion and abrasion resistant roller (0) July 16, 2007 RULMECA Group will display the Melco Supreme Heavy Duty Corrosion and Abrasion Resistant Roller on Stand 0210 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Nationally accredited business management (0) July 16, 2007 FARTHING West will highlight its nationally accredited Advanced Diploma in Business Management (Lean Six Sigma) for leaders in the mining industry on Stand H1056 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Gas monitoring system (0) July 16, 2007 Simtars will be demonstrating their Gas monitoring system for underground coal mines on Stand B1106 at AMIEX 2007.
  • Piping solutions (0) July 16, 2007 VICTAULIC will be launching two piping solutions new to the Australian market on stand SL133 at AIMEX 2007
  • Corporate merchandise (0) July 16, 2007 GOODRIDGE Australia will display a large range of new corporate merchandise on Stand H1069 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Packaging foam solutions (91) July 16, 2007 SEALED Air Australia will demonstrate its new Instapak packaging foam solutions on Stand H1134 during AIMEX 2007.
  • Stainless water valve (0) July 16, 2007 Hydraulic Controls will display its new stainless steel water valve on Stand H1067 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Macmahon wins Queensland rail contract (0) July 14, 2007 MACMAHON Holdings Limited announced that it is Queensland Rail’s (QR) preferred alliance contractor for the Jilalan Rail Yard Upgrade Project
  • Industry leaders recognised (0) July 13, 2007 THE Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has recognised individuals in the resources community with commitment, drive and professional excellence
  • Mining services acquisition (0) July 13, 2007 RUNGE Limited has acquired Fractal Technologies – the third mining services acquisition for the company this year
  • Overhead filling safety innovation (1) July 13, 2007 A Boyup Brook farmer has won prestigious national occupational health and safety awards, for an innovation that has potential applications in the minerals industry.
  • North West Province forum (0) July 12, 2007 A QUEENSLAND Resources Council (QRC) working group will meet in Townsville to recommend long-term policies for industrial development of the North West Minerals Province
  • Sound back-up alarm (0) July 12, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Warning Systems will display its new SVX focused sound back-up alarm on Stand H1029 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Correction (0) July 11, 2007 ON Wednesday, 4 July Australian Mining posted an article titled Boomlift kills rigger in Pilbara reporting that a rigger had been killed while working on the Camp Lambert Upgrade.
  • Duty of care – not just for employers and employees (0) July 11, 2007 WE are all (or should be) reasonably familiar with the duty of care cast on employers and employees by provisions under the Mines Safety and Inspection Act 1994
  • Drill safety innovation (0) July 10, 2007 A CONTRACT mining company has designed a rig with features that would eliminate many of the hazards often associated with surface reverse circulation drilling
  • Dust problems solved (0) July 10, 2007 Community pressure to fix dust problems in the inner-Brisbane suburb of Mt Cooth-tha has led to design of an innovative dust collection and disposal system.
  • Pressure pipes offer improved fire safety (0) July 10, 2007 CALAIR Pipe Systems Pty Ltd has released a high safety pressure pipe system said to be eight times lighter than steel.
  • Skilled workers from overseas (0) July 10, 2007 THE Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) is assisting employers in sourcing skilled overseas workers
  • Green light for $1.8b Yarwun expansion (0) July 10, 2007 RIO Tinto has approved a US$1.8 billion expansion of the Yarwun Alumina Refinery in Gladstone, Queensland.
  • Mining robots closer to reality (0) July 10, 2007 RIO Tinto has announced major funding for one of the world’s largest civilian robotics research centres, a centre for mining automation, which will be based at The University of Sydney.
  • Compact grader (0) July 10, 2007 CLARK Equipment has launched a compact motor grader with a turning radius of only 5.8 metres.
  • Auto-prime pump (0) July 9, 2007 SYKES Group will display an auto-prime pump on Stand R122 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Oil analysis test package (0) July 9, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Laboratory Services Pty Ltd (ALS) will be displaying a new oil analysis test package from its Tribology division on Stand 5105 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Eco Village underway (0) July 9, 2007 BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Eco Village projects are in full swing, with the first eco units complete and civil works well underway
  • Earthmover wheels and mount system (0) July 9, 2007 TITAN Wheels Australia will display mining and earthmover wheels on Stand 1316 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Longwall innovations to debut (0) July 9, 2007 AT AIMEX 2007 DBT will highlight its innovative new Compact Loader, which is making its world debut at AIMEX 2007.
  • Injuries from high-pressure hydraulic fluids (0) July 6, 2007 THE Queensland government has issued a safety bulletin following serious injuries from the uncontrolled release of high-pressure hydraulic fluids.
  • Model of a plan for Olympic Dam (0) July 6, 2007 BHP Billiton has adopted VULCAN for the Olympic Dam Expansion project (ODX) in South Australia’s far north. This project will be the largest open pit mining operation in Australia, rivalling ...
  • Contractor wins $250m deal (0) July 6, 2007 MACMAHON Holdings Limited has won the contract for Queensland Rails (QR) Jilalan Rail Yard Upgrade Project
  • Strata support failure (0) July 6, 2007 AN underground mine has identified numerous strata support roof bolts that appear to have manufacturing defects, according to Queensland Regional Inspector of Mines – Central Michael Downs.
  • Construction starts on $15.4m terminal (0) July 5, 2007 Brisbane based transport and logistics leader, the ST Group has started construction on a $15.4million terminal, its third in Brisbane
  • Behavioural based safety (0) July 5, 2007 THIS conference promises delegates a full picture towards safety at work places and how behavioural based safety can reduce “Lost Time Incidents”
  • Fleet and mine management software (0) July 5, 2007 MODULAR Mining Systems will display their latest advancements in mining technology, including new modules for the ProVision NextGen GPS-guided fleet management software, and DISPATCH NextGen mine management software, on Stand ...
  • Large dump body manufacturing facility (0) July 5, 2007 JAWS Buckets & Attachments will be displaying information about its new large dump body manufacturing facility on Stand 6918 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Power transmission systems (0) July 5, 2007 GATES Australia will display its range of industrial power transmission systems, transfer hoses and hydraulic hoses and couplings on Stand H1115 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Conveyor products and equipment (0) July 5, 2007 FMC Technologies will be displaying the new FMC 2000 Series conveyor idler rolls, which exceed CEMA load ratings, on Stand 2020 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Tungsten carbide and PCD tools (15) July 5, 2007 HARD Metal Industries Pty Ltd (HMI) will display tungsten carbide and PCD tools on Stand 4908 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Driveline component handling (0) July 5, 2007 HEDWELD Engineering will launch its new ATACH project for safely handling all driveline components, from tyre to hub and strut, on Stand 5707 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Radio controlled demolition robot (0) July 5, 2007 KIWI Operation Downunder Pty Ltd will be displaying the latest BROKK radio controlled demolition robot on Stand R100 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Emeco acquires business (0) July 5, 2007 EMECO International, a subsidiary of Emeco Holdings, has acquired the assets of JK Mining for $13 million
  • Underground digital communication (0) July 5, 2007 MINE SITE TECHNOLOGIES (NSW) will show a number of new technologies, including its ImPact underground digital communication network, ICCL cap lamp with radio and 802.11b RFID tag, and Proximity Detection ...
  • Hardfaced bucket adaptors (0) July 5, 2007 ABRASION Resistant Materials Pty Ltd (A.R.M*) will display its recently patented hardfaced bucket adaptors and grader blades on Stand 4307 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Lifts for hazardous areas (0) July 5, 2007 ALIMAK Hek will promote its SE Ex range of lifts designed for hazardous areas on Stand B1006 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Online conveyor belt monitoring systems (0) July 4, 2007 CBM International will release its third generation online conveyor belt monitoring systems on Stand S114 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Diesel-electric haul trucks save fuel (0) July 4, 2007 DIESEL-electric haul trucks help save fuel and reduce emissions at Rössing Uranium in Namibia
  • Water reform and mining (0) July 4, 2007 THE implications of recent water reforms on the mining industry are explored in the latest edition of Distilled
  • Mobile poly pipe fusion technology (0) July 4, 2007 McELROY Manufacturing Inc will combine with Fast Fusion LLC and Australian distributor ISCO to display the latest technology in polyethylene pipe fusion on Stand SL127 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Vertical transfer bucket elevator system (0) July 4, 2007 RUD Chains Pty Ltd (Australasia) will be displaying new tyre protection chain, lifting and bulk materials handling products on Stand 4716 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Power solutions (0) July 4, 2007 VICTRON ENERGY BV will introduce its power solutions for stand-alone, standby and back-up power systems to Australia on Stand B1070.
  • Take oil samples safely and cleanly (0) July 4, 2007 BARD Engineering will be displaying its new Tru-Kleen oil sampler on Stand 5711 at AIMEX.
  • Safe use of electric welders (0) July 4, 2007 THE NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has released a bulletin on the safe use of electric welders
  • Roof bolter and cabin hydraulic jumbo (0) July 4, 2007 SANDVIK, a supplier of equipment, tools and services across hard and soft rock underground mining and open-cut mining, as well as construction and quarrying, will be showcasing its range of ...
  • Mine haulage systems (0) July 4, 2007 BRISBANE-BASED mining haulage system manufacturer Powertrans will release its own-design prime mover “tractor unit” for its unique mine haulage systems on Stand B1111 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Lighting solutions (0) July 4, 2007 BURN BRITE Lights will showcase its wide range of total lighting solutions on Stand 2425 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Conveyor systems (0) July 4, 2007 AUSTDAC will display rated conveyor systems at AIMEX 2007.
  • Reinvented cutable rockbolt (0) July 4, 2007 APPLIED Research of Australia Pty Ltd (AROA) will be displaying its new “Like Steel” cutable rockbolts on Stand B1057 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Mining software (0) July 4, 2007 GIJIMAAST will release two new software products, mineMarkup and EPS Viz, on Stand B1030 at AIMEX 2007.
  • High hope for Pilbara blend (0) July 3, 2007 THE first shipment of what will shortly represent 15% of traded world seaborne iron ore has been loaded at Dampier in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
  • We’re not a crutch for Govt: industry (0) July 3, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) says the mining industry should not be a surrogate for Governments’ responsibilities
  • Contract for synthetic rutile technology (0) July 3, 2007 AUSTPAC has signed with BHP Billiton for the commercialisation of its ERMS SR synthetic rutile technology
  • Coffey enters rail works market (0) July 3, 2007 Coffey International Limited has acquired a railway engineering consultancy, and a project and contract management consultancy
  • Hunter forum to debate open cut coal (0) July 3, 2007 THE Open Cut Coal Operations 2007 conference next week at the Crowne Plaza, in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine country, will address vital issues affecting coal mining operations
  • Shocks prompt safety alert (0) July 3, 2007 Electric shocks at voltages above 50 volts AC at underground coal operations has risen during the past three years
  • Forum for mine safety blueprint (0) July 2, 2007 THE WA Government has launched a forum aimed at addressing mine safety in Australia
  • NSW joins push for safety reform (0) July 2, 2007 NSW has launched the National Mine Safety Framework (NMSF) Public consultation process
  • Buffer zones for QLD quarries (0) July 2, 2007 NEW policy in Queensland to introduce buffer zones between new residential developments and quarries and resource areas
  • Call to retain compliance system (0) July 2, 2007 AMMA research paper argues for retention of current compliance system
  • Boost for drill chip technology (0) July 2, 2007 MARKET access to CSIRO’s innovative HyChips systems have received a boost with a services agreement
  • Torque-graduation steps up a gear (0) July 2, 2007 AT AIMEX 2007 SEW-Eurodrive, will introduce the Australian mining industry to the company’s sophisticated new industrial gear solution–the SEW-Eurodrive X series.
  • Electrical contact refurbishing (0) July 2, 2007 SBA Amalgamated Pty Ltd will highlight its electrical contact refurbishing and remanufacturing capabilities on Stand 3125 at AIMEX 2007.
  • Twin-turbocharged diesel engine (0) July 2, 2007 MTU Detroit Diesel Australia Pty Ltd will be displaying the new 2800kW (3500hp) 20V4000 twin-turbocharged diesel engine on Stand 411 at AIMEX 2007.
  • AusIMM CEO awarded (0) June 29, 2007 THE Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM) has presented a special award to the AusIMM CEO Don Larkin
  • Ridgeway Deeps approval (0) June 29, 2007 NEWCREST Mining approves development of the Ridgeway Deeps copper and gold deposit
  • National mining centre launched (0) June 29, 2007 UNSW is supporting a new national effort to increase the supply of high quality mining engineer graduates
  • Low emissions commitment (0) June 29, 2007 NSW coal producers make up to $400 million to support clean coal technology demonstration projects in NSW
  • Social landscape report (0) June 29, 2007 The CSIRO’s releases Social dimensions of mining in Australia – understanding the minerals industry as a social landscape, through the Minerals Down Under Flagship
  • Mincor approves $28M Carnilya Hill (0) June 28, 2007 MINCOR Resources NL has announced formal approval for a new $28 million nickel mine development at its 70%-owned Carnilya Hill Project in WA
  • Decmil awarded FMG contract (0) June 28, 2007 DECMIL Australia has been awarded the rail workshops facility at Port Hedland for Fortescue Metals Group Limited (FMG)
  • Russian ambassador visit (0) June 27, 2007 THE Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) will host the Russian Ambassador Alexander Blokhin in a visit to Kalgoorlie-Boulder
  • Uranium explorer expands (0) June 27, 2007 URANIUM explorer Xstate Resources plans to expand its assets
  • Well paid, but happy? (0) June 26, 2007 IT’S ironic that the wealthiest workers in Australia are also some of the unhappiest
  • Pilbara report available (0) June 26, 2007 AN ABRIDGED version of the Western Australian Government commissioned Pilbara Ports Study, prepared by Worley Parsons, is available online
  • Resources quarter goes online (0) June 26, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) is providing free Internet access to anyone in the Perth CBD
  • Mobile crane adapted for Rio Tinto (0) June 26, 2007 IDEAL mobile crane for Weipa site further improved with special adaptions specified by Rio Tinto, Rod Linblade writes
  • Resource publication launch (0) June 25, 2007 THE Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia launches a new publication showcasing the resources sector through a focus on science, technology R&D
  • Green biodiesel trial (0) June 25, 2007 ALCOA operations in Western Australia are trialling biodiesel blended with diesel at Alcoa’s Willowdale mine site
  • Coal services upgrade (0) June 22, 2007 PORT Waratah Coal Services announces long-term commercial framework