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  • 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
  • Economics findings released (0) June 22, 2007 Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) releases latest mining economics report
  • Australian Mining breaks new ground online (0) June 21, 2007 AUSTRALIAN Mining has launched a vertical website complementing the print product with frequent news and dynamic media that only the online space can offer.
  • Rockdrill buttons activate gains (0) June 19, 2007 Surprising results gleaned about how rockdrill buttons wear down may influence the next generation of buttons hitting our shores. Sarah Belfield writes for Australian Mining
  • CSIRO mapping the future (0) June 19, 2007 New digital photogrammetry technology has changed rock face mapping. Daniel Hall writes for Australian Mining
  • Coal chain spotlight’s reform (0) June 13, 2007 QUEENSLAND Resources Council (QRC) supports ‘mine to ship’ review of Queensland’s Goonyella coal supply chain.
  • Clean emissions technology (0) June 13, 2007 THE Emissions Trading Task Group (ETTG) Report has released a framework for emissions trading which it says would allow the Australian minerals sector to play a key role in reducing ...
  • NSW clean coal (0) June 13, 2007 THE NSW Minerals Council (NSWMC) and the Australian Coal Association (ACA) have welcomed the NSW Government’s $60 million commitment to carbon capture and storage.
  • Innovators honoured (0) June 13, 2007 SEVEN Australians have been awarded ‘Innovation Hero’ awards for their contribution to Australia.
  • Resources budget boost (0) June 13, 2007 THE Queensland resources sector’s strong performance and outlook will underpin another year of economic growth for Queensland in 2007-08, according to Queensland Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Michael Roche.
  • Staff engineer reunion (0) June 13, 2007 EMPLOYEES from Jaques have celebrated over 120 years of continuous trade with a reunion of more than 160 employees.
  • Engineering success (0) June 8, 2007 In an industry where reputation is everything national engineering group Monadelphous has engineered a successful formula. Twenty years after listing on the ASX the outlook for the company is more ...
  • FMG aims for a cut above the rest (0) June 8, 2007 Emerging iron ore producer Fortescue Metals is preparing for a field trial of the CSIRO-developed SMART*CUT rock-cutting tool. Sarah Belfield writes for Australian Mining
  • Declaration lights up energy (0) June 8, 2007 THE eighth APEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting in Darwin has concluded with the release of the Darwin Declaration, recognising the need to deploy cleaner, more efficient and sustainable energy technologies.
  • Miners protest sacking (0) June 6, 2007 MINERS have protested outside the Chinese Consulate in Sydney against the sacking of 79 coal miners from the Chinese Government owned Austar Colliery.
  • Rock conference (0) June 6, 2007 THE third annual AJM Hot Rock Energy conference will be held from 1 to 2 August in Adelaide.
  • Supreme Court Appeal (0) June 6, 2007 MCARTHUR River Mining (MRM) has lodged an appeal against the Supreme Court decision of late April which found the Northern Territory Government approval of the mine’s open pit development as ...
  • Child care missing (0) June 6, 2007 A RECENTLY released report: Attracting and Retaining Women in the Australian Mining Industry revealed that family was the most common reason for women leaving the industry.
  • Trading scheme approval (0) June 6, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has supported the key recommendation of the Prime Minister’s Task Group on Emissions Trading to establish an Emissions Trading Scheme within Australia.
  • Mining services contract (0) June 6, 2007 INFORMATION systems and mining services provider QMASTOR has announced a contract with Rio Tinto Australia for the provision of its Pit to Port.net and SMS3D.net systems.
  • Environmental award finalists (0) June 6, 2007 FIVE companies from Western Australia’s resources sector are in line to receive a Golden Gecko Award – Western Australia’s Department of Industry and Resources mineral and petroleum industry environmental award.
  • QRC carbon call noted (0) June 4, 2007 QUEENSLAND Resources Council (QRC) chief executive Michael Roche has welcomed the ALP’s Federal support for a national carbon management action plan
  • National women in mining symposium (0) June 4, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) and Federal Government have held the Inaugural Women and Mining Symposium as part of a five year strategy to increase the participation of women ...
  • Rare earths project deal (0) June 4, 2007 RARE Earths processor Lynas has announced the signing of the first supply contract for supply of Mt Weld Rare Earths from the company’s Malaysian processing plant.
  • Coal chain performance review (0) June 4, 2007 THE Queensland Resources Council (QRC) will commission a review of central Queensland’s Goonyella coal chain to address performance and ‘mine to port’ efficiency shortcomings
  • Call for minerals reform (0) June 4, 2007 THE Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has warned that Australia risks not realising the benefits of global minerals market growth, if capacity constraints impeding the further expansion of the minerals ...
  • Journalist fellowship program (0) June 1, 2007 BUDDING journalists from rural and regional Australia visit Canberra under the fifth annual Journalist Fellowship Program (JFP).
  • Energy ministers meeting (0) June 1, 2007 THE Hon Ian Macfarlane MP, Minister for Industry Tourism and Resources has hosted the 8th Meeting of APEC Energy Ministers (EMM8) in Darwin, Northern Territory.
  • New funding for technology (16) May 30, 2007 A NEW generation of wear-resistant materials and environmentally friendly manufacturing technologies have received $720,000
  • Gas generator success (0) May 30, 2007 NITROGEN generator manufacturer Air Liquide has secured three contracts with world leading Mining companies for AMSA series Floxals.
  • Crane leader acquires business (0) May 25, 2007 BRISBANE based crane company James Equipment has acquired crane industry stalwart GM Baden
  • Student’s success at mining games (0) May 25, 2007 University of Queensland (UQ) mining and minerals processing students win the 2007 National Mining Games (NMG’s)
  • Clean coal in WA (0) May 25, 2007 MINING houses BP and Rio Tinto are planning to develop a $2 billion coal-fired power generation project at Kwinana in Western Australia
  • Training solutions conference (0) May 25, 2007 THE 2007 Mining Industry Skills Centre (MISC) Conference and Awards Dinner will take place from 12 to 14 September at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Call for carbon management (0) May 25, 2007 THE Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has called on Federal and State Governments to commit to a national action plan to manage carbon.
  • New Mine Services Launched (0) May 23, 2007 COFFEY Mining has launched a new business, Coffey Mine Development, providing mine-related engineering design and multi-disciplined project implementation services
  • Safety innovation leader (0) May 23, 2007 CENTANNIAL Coal Myuna has won the NSW Minerals Council Mine Safety Innovation of the Year Award
  • BHP drives e-learning technology (0) May 22, 2007 AUSTRALIA’S largest mining companies are driving safety innovation through stringent occupational health and safety strategies.
  • Industry funds clean coal (0) May 18, 2007 QUEENSLAND coal producers will directly fund the development of new clean coal power generation technology.
  • ASCC meets in Melbourne (0) May 18, 2007 THE Australian Safety and Compensation Council (ASCC) has agreed to improve the collection of information on mesothelioma after recently holding its fifth annual meeting in Melbourne.
  • BHP backs Curtin alliance (0) May 16, 2007 BHP Billiton has announced a $5 million in research and education in alliance with Curtin University of Technology
  • Mining safety in Queensland takes a boost (0) May 16, 2007 INNOVATION Underground Transport has received $294,454 to further develop a people carrier for use in underground coal mines.
  • Queensland relaunch of Generic Induction (0) May 16, 2007 THE Mining Industry Skills Centre has released a revitalised Generic Induction (GI) program
  • Macmahon secures $180m in works (0) May 16, 2007 MACMAHON Holdings Limted has been awarded new rail and civil construction contracts with a total value of $180 million.
  • ASX hosts mining seminar (0) May 16, 2007 MINING industry leaders have gathered to discuss the importance of the Joint Ore Reserves Committee’s (JORC) Code in promoting a fair, orderly and transparent capital market.
  • Australians support uranium (0) May 16, 2007 Half of all Australians support the Australian uranium mining industry, according to poll results released by the Australian Uranium Association (AUA).
  • Resources underpin budget growth (0) May 16, 2007 The high performance of the Western Australian economy is directly attributable to the State’s $50 billion resources sector, according to the Chamber of Minerals and Resources Western Australia (CME).
  • EMERST design safety (0) May 16, 2007 The Earth Moving Equipment Safety Round Table (EMESRT) has targeted eight priority design areas that will be targeted to help overcome health and safety risks posed by earth moving equipment. ...
  • Warning on mortar devices (0) May 15, 2007 WESTERN Australian Department of Consumer and Employment Protection releases mine safety alert.
  • MRM works recommence (0) May 15, 2007 MCARTHUR River Mining (MRM) has welcomed the Northern Territory Government’s plan to introduce a Bill amending the McArthur River Project Agreement Ratification Act.
  • New standards for gas emissions (0) May 15, 2007 JOINT Accredited System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ) has announced that it is investigating the introduction of an accreditation program that supports greenhouse gas emission trading schemes in Australia ...
  • CFMEU supports AWA’s in mining (0) May 15, 2007 THE Construction Mining Forestry and Energy Union (CFMEU) has released statistics that show productivity growth, wages, conditions and workforce stability are higher at mines covered by Awards Wage Agreements
  • QRC to research rehabilitation (0) May 15, 2007 THE Queensland Government and the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) have signed an agreement to continue research and technology development in coal mine rehabilitation in Queensland.
  • Engineers Media release salary survey (0) May 15, 2007 ENGINEERS Media release the 2006 Engineers Australia Salary and Benefits Survey.
  • Step towards uranium boom (0) January 1, 1980 Ausenco has executed a contract with Uranium One Australia for the Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) services for the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia.
  • Intrinsically safe computers (17) January 1, 1980 APC Technology has released intrinsically safe devices specifically developed for use in hazardous areas where an explosive mixture of air and gas or vapour is or may be present.
  • Gillard concedes ‘drop dead’ argument (0) January 1, 1980 Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has conceded the Australian Mines and Metals Association’s (AMMA) argument against ‘drop dead’ dates for old workplace agreements.
  • Early works complete at Abbot Point (0) January 1, 1980 QR is continuing to expand the capacity of its coal rail network with the completion of initial works for the second rail balloon loop at the Abbot Point Coal Terminal ...
  • Executive Outlook Series – Michael Catchpole (0) January 1, 1980 The following article has been provided by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (The AusIMM), outlining the policies aimed at sustainability of the mining sector critical in period of ...
  • Yandan gold project (0) January 1, 1980 Drummond Gold has reached agreement with Straits Resources to earn a majority interest in the Yandan gold project, allowing Drummond to increase its gold Resources.
  • DSO targets identified at McCamey’s South (0) January 1, 1980 Pilbara explorer, Warwick Resources has announced that it has identified four new high grade Marra Mamba iron ore targets on its 100% owned McCamey’s South project near Newman.
  • A step closer to clean coal (0) January 1, 1980 The Federal Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, and Queensland’s Minister for Mines and Energy, Geoff Wilson, have attended a ceremony to mark the commencement of works at the ...
  • Miners injured in electrical incident (0) January 1, 1980 Two men have received flash burns at BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal’s West Cliff coal mine in an incident involving an electrical transformer.