Australian Mine of the Year

MINING DAILY profiles each of the finalists in the 12 categories of the 6th annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

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Australian Mining Prospect Awards for excellence in training and community partnerships.

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Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Pardoo Mine — Atlas Iron

Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its efforts to mitigate methane emissions and increase productivity with new technology.

Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its commitment to providing job opportunities for women.

Australian Mining Prospect Awards for its work towards reducing its carbon footprint.

Bootu Creek — OM Manganese

The Bootu Creek open cut manganese mine is a finalist for the 6th Annual Australian Mining Prospect Awards.

Located 100 kms north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, Bootu Creek commenced mining in November 2005 and produced its first batch of iron ore in April 2006.

In 2008 it set a production level of 700,000 tonnes, and still managed to achieve actual production of 672,000 tonnes despite significant downturn in the world market.

It also achieved 94% of budgeted production in the first quarter of 2009 during the difficult wet season.

Bootu Creek also maintains close relations with the indigenous population, having greater than 15% of indigenous employees on mine site activities.

Bootu Creek is aiming to have an annualised production rate of 900 000 tonnes heading into 2010, due to the recent construction of a $12 million processing plant onsite.

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