Technological innovation has emerged as a necessity in the Australian mining industry. Most mining companies have committed to initiatives that add technological innovation to their operations, and the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry is helping them achieve this strategy.
Newcrest Mining expects to restart production at the earthquake-hit Cadia East mine in New South Wales by the end of September.
The outlook for mining in the Northern Territory is rising, with three operations receiving project facilitation agreements, helping them progress development.
Carbine Resources is a step closer to development of the Mount Morgan gold-copper project in Queensland after starting key engineering and design work.
Heron Resources has secured an offtake agreement for the zinc, copper and lead production from its Woodlawn project near Tarago in New South Wales.
Heron Resources has awarded a $107 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract at the Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales to Sedgman.
FLSmidth’s Rapid Oxidative Leaching (ROL) technology is facilitating and maximising clean copper production from hard-to-process and arsenic-heavy concentrates.
The Queensland Government has granted a prescribed project status to Capricorn copper mine, allowing it to reopen and bring more jobs to the state.
Poor weather conditions have disrupted Rio Tinto’s performance at its Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia during the first quarter of 2017.
A new copper find in South Australia has the potential to easily boost production.
OZ Minerals has entered an earn-in agreement with Canadian-listed exploration company Avrupa Minerals on its Alvito copper-gold exploration project in Portugal.
A natural extraction technique for low-grade copper is being tested for its potential to maximise recovery rates and extend mine life.
Artemis Resources plans to deliver first copper production at the Whundo mine in Western Australia next week.
Heron Resources has received its environmental protection licence from the New South Wales environmental protection authority (EPA) for proposed construction, mining and processing activities at the Woodlawn zinc-copper project.
The Takeover Panel has decided not to become involved in Cimic’s proposed acquisition of Macmahon Holdings.
Mining contractor Pybar applies innovative technologies at Oz Minerals’ Carrapateena project in South Australia.
Mining private equity manager EMR Capital has completed its acquisition of MMG’s Golden Grove mine in Western Australia.
South32 and AusQuest have formed an alliance to develop exploration opportunities in Australia and internationally.
Exploration activity in Australia has been noticeably lower for the past five years, but there are signs of optimism.
Copper miner Tiger Resources has appointed Brad Sampson as the company’s chief executive officer and managing director.