Top five mining stories last week

The Spence operation in Chile. Image: BHP.

Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including the BHP strategy for selecting suppliers in the mining marketplace.

What does BHP look for in a supplier?

For suppliers in the mining industry, partnering with a major company like BHP is the ultimate goal.

And now, BHP’s group procurement officer Sundeep Singh has revealed what it takes to be a supplier for the company in today’s marketplace. Read more…


Victoria braces for another gold rush with land release

The Victorian Government will favour mining companies that can demonstrate a commitment to engaging with Traditional Owners and boosting local jobs in a release of ground for gold exploration.

State Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes made the announcement at the International Mining and Resources Conference in Melbourne yesterday. Read more…


Bis unveils grader for underground coal mines

Bis’ underground services team in Tomago, New South Wales has developed an underground grader for the coal sector.

The grader, named Razor, is the first in a pipeline of innovative products that the company has planned for coal mining. Read more…


Pilbara Minerals cuts jobs at Pilgangoora amid lithium market challenges

Pilbara Minerals has adopted a moderation strategy at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia in the midst of market challenges.

The company shipped 20,044 dry metric tonnes of spodumene concentrate for the September quarter, which was at the lower end of its revised guidance. Read more…


Peabody cuts jobs and activity at North Goonyella

Peabody Energy is slashing labour and activity at the North Goonyella mine in Queensland as it continues to re-ventilate zone B.

The Middlemount mine in the Isaac region of Queensland was hit by an underground fire during a longwall move in September 2018, which led to the site’s closure. Read more…

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