Top five mining stories last week

The Super Pit.

Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including an update on Barrick Gold’s plans to sell its share in the Super Pit gold mine in Western Australia.

Barrick reveals Northern Star as Super Pit bidder

Barrick Gold has come clean about the bidding for its stake in the Super Pit gold mine in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, revealing that Northern Star Resources is amongst the frontrunners.

The Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) Super Pit joint venture between Barrick and Newmont Goldcorp has been the topic of M&A discussions since at least 2015. Read more…

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BHP growth to rely on technology and transformation

BHP has revealed details surrounding its ambitious growth plans, sharing the technology and transformation agenda being undertaken in response to changing work conditions.

Vice president of technology, global transformation Rag Udd highlighted how BHP plans to stay ahead of competitors through enhanced skills and capabilities, safer operations and faster movement of resources to market. Read more…

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Diesel engine oil: Which one to choose?

Within the mining, construction and transportation industries, heavy equipment owners are faced with different designs of diesel engines requiring different oil performance specifications.

The real dilemma stems from having different API specification oils and ensuring that the correct oil specification is utilised in the correct engine-emission tier-type. Read more…

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Civmec contract with Fortescue to create 300 jobs

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded Civmec a contract for the delivery of the primary crushing and ore processing facility at its Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.

Civmec will be responsible for the full vertical delivery of Eliwana’s iron ore loading, primary, secondary and tertiary crushing, ore screening and associated conveyor systems, up to no load commissioning. Read more…

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Turning used mining tyres into a resource

Tyres are one of the final frontiers of waste management at mine sites. Somewhere at every mine there will likely be dozens, if not hundreds of tyres piled up in a waste dump after reaching the end of their operating lives.

Imagine if mining companies had no need for these piles of waste and they could instead convert them into a resource for reuse. Read more…

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