Expansions on LNG, iron ore, and thermal coal developments are set to underpin record breaking resources earnings in 2016-17, according to Government data.
TriAusMin says 400 mining jobs could be on offer if its plans to recommence operations at the abandoned Woodlawn mine near Tarago in NSW are successful.
The majority of Kagara’s 325 workers look set to lose their jobs after the company’s move into voluntary administration.
BHP has seen a drop in production for all of its metals apart from alumina and iron ore.
The development of the Ernest Henry mine has added another 12 years onto its life.
GR Engineering has won an EPCM contract at Sandfire Resources’ DeGrussa copper gold project.
The former owners of the Lady Annie mine have been fined for an uncontrolled contaminated water release in 2009.
A “very unusual” crusher fault at Hillgrove Resources’ Kanmantoo copper mine is set to slow the project’s March production by around 20 per cent.
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Incitec Pivot’s sulphuric acid plant has restarted, which will lead to a cut in emissions from Xstrata’s copper smelter in Mount Isa.
The Queensland Environment Department is investigating the Baal Gammon copper mine in north Queensland following the contamination of a local waterway.
Rio Tinto Northparkes Mines has created a professorial chair in geotechnical engineering at the University of NSW.
Rio Tinto has announced that it will shut the Lynemouth aluminium smelter in the UK, but reassured workers that it has no plans to do the same at the Bell Bay smelter in Tasmania.
The extended closure of Incitec Pivot’s acid plant in Queensland has resulted in Xstrata’s copper smelter’s increasing sulphur dioxide emission levels.
BHP Billiton have announced that the Olympic Dam project has moved into the feasibility study.
Rio Tinto has produced new drilling results in the Pilbara, revealing a 2 billion tonnes addition the Mineral Resource base.