The Australian Mining Cities Alliance (AMCA), a coalition between the mining towns of Broken Hill, Mount Isa and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, has been formally launched today in Canberra by minister for resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan.
Cobalt Blue and Castillo Copper are both making progress on cobalt projects in the Broken Hill region of New South Wales; the former has raised $2.5 million through Korean and Japanese investment for the Thackaringa project, while the latter is finalising strategy for its recent cobalt zone discoveries.
The towns of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Western Australia, Broken Hill, New South Wales, and Mount Isa, Queensland, have formed the Australian Mining Cities Alliance (AMCA) to strengthen mining ties across regional Australia.
BHP Billiton has unveiled a rebranding campaign that will see its name revert to BHP.
Broken Hill’s Perilya’s Southern Operations will cut between 90 and 100 positions from the historic silver, lead and zinc mine.
Around 120 jobs are expected to be cut from Perilya’s Southern Operations mine at Broken Hill.
BHP has gone back to its roots with a donation of $5.7 million to the Broken Hill City Council.
Management of mining company Perilya is pushing for its board to approve the reopening of Broken Hill North mine after being closed for more than 20 years.
CBH Resources has been given approval to develop a new silver, lead and zinc deposit near its existing Rasp mine in Broken Hill.
Executives from BHP Billiton have visited Broken Hill to have talks with Mayor Wincen Cuy about the city’s National Heritage listing.
Broken Hill’s rich mining history helped to name it as the first city on the National Heritage List.
Paddy O’Neill, the grandfather of Rio Tinto’s chief financial officer, will tonight be inducted to the Mining Hall of Fame.
New South Wales has moved a step closer to developing its first uranium mine, with six companies invited to apply for exploration licences.
A production cut at Cristal Mining’s Ginkgo mineral sands mine has resulted in 27 job cuts.
Perilya has welcomed the abolishment of the mining tax stating the measure will save the company more than $3.5 million a year.
Twenty workers have lost their jobs at Perilya mine in Broken Hill after a maintenance contract being carried out by Macmahon was handed to a smaller contractor.
Broken Hill’s Perilya mine will end its shotcrete contract with MacMahon in a move set to lead to job losses at the site.
Broken Hill’s Miners’ Memorial has been reopened to the public after being closed for more than two weeks.
Employees at Broken Hill’s Perilya mine have rejected a proposed freeze on pay rises.
Employees at Broken Hill’s Perilya mine will start voting on whether to accept a company proposal which will see workers sacrifice $1.8 million in wage increases promised for 2014.