The University of Queensland has installed a new experimental chamber backed by BHP to validate and test modelling tools to provide more efficient mining techniques.
Coda Minerals and Torrens Mining have uncovered intense iron oxide copper gold (IOCG) from its first deep diamond drill hole at the Elizabeth Creek joint venture (JV) project, located in the Olympic Copper province of South Australia.
Five Australian mining companies have been named among the world’s Top 40 miners in Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ (PwC) annual Mine 2021 report, with early forecasts suggesting the industry will record the second highest net profits in 18 years.
BHP has contributed to a $US50 million ($64 million) investment in Jetti Resources, which has developed a new copper extraction technology.
Iron ore prices reached $US208.67 ($268.72) per tonne on Tuesday after reports flagged a potential easing of production cuts at Chinese steel mills.
BHP, Emesent, Gekko Systems and Maptek founder Bob Johnson claimed the four major industry awards at the Austmine Conference in Perth last week.
Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has increased tonnage charges by 25 per cent at the Port of Port Hedland in Western Australia as part of the 2021-2022 state budget.
The Western Australian Government invited nine of its regional mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies to the 2021 Austmine conference, ensuring small to medium businesses keep connected to the mining sector.
BHP Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) asset president Brandon Craig has emphasised the importance of technology for advancing the company’s productivity in the future.
BHP has thanked Fluor’s mining and metals business for completing works at the South Flank iron ore mine in Western Australia on time and budget, which allowed for first ore to be produced this month.
BHP has formed a joint venture with Encounter Resources to develop the Elliot copper project in the Northern Territory.
BHP has delivered first ore at the South Flank iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia after $4.65 billion and 9000 jobs made it possible.
BHP has high expectations for the future, as first production at the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara coincides with continued government stimulus and soaring commodity prices.
Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) has extended its contract with K2fly for infoscope land management solutions, adding three years to an already long-term partnership.
An analyst has described last week as the most volatile in history for the iron ore price as it dropped almost $US29/tonne only to then regain more than $US18/tonne to maintain its bright outlook.
While gold mergers and acquisitions were the talk of the town last year, copper activity has been spiralling upwards in the background. Nickolas Zakharia writes.
BHP, Rio Tinto and Vale have collaborated with Austmine to introduce the Charge On Innovation Challenge, an electrification competition for mine truck fleets.
Iron ore prices have hit another record mark, surpassing $US200 ($259) per tonne to outdo last month’s historic high.
BHP has awarded a $15 million smelter maintenance contract at the Olympic Dam operation in South Australia to Boom Logistics.
Copper has reached $US10,008 ($12,868) per tonne on the London Metal Exchange as the red metal inches closer to its highest price since 2011.