COVID-19 has greatly impacted the Australian mining sector and the wider capital equipment industry. State lockdowns and the threat of COVID-19 forced many mining companies to make tough decisions regarding health screening and sanitisation, as well as face external pressures such as travel restrictions, fieldwork interruptions and contractual or joint venture obligations.
Ok Tedi Mining has commissioned a mass COVID-19 testing program for its employees after announcing a two-week suspension of the Papua New Guinean operation.
Ok Tedi Mining has temporarily shut its copper-gold operations in Papua New Guinea following the country’s surge in COVID-19 cases and the ban on fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) travel between Australia.
Newcrest Mining expects the Lihir gold operation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to face no repercussions from the Australian Government’s ban on incoming and outgoing travel between the neighbouring countries.
Australia’s mining industry is bracing for travel interruptions after Prime Minister Scott Morrison barred fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers from travelling to and from Papua New Guinea.
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Syrah Resources is set to restart production at the Balama graphite operation in Mozambique as local COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease.
Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange have reached their highest point since September 2014 off the back of battery demand predictions in 2021.
Rio Tinto has introduced antigen screening at its Perth Airport operations control centre in response to last week’s COVID-19 lockdown in Western Australia.
BHP and Fortescue Metals Group are among mining companies that have cancelled fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) flights to and from Perth during this week’s lockdown in Western Australia.
Fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers in Western Australia have been impacted by the state government’s decision to impose a snap five-day lockdown on three regions last night.
The world continues to struggle under the social strain and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many industries negatively impacted and some devastated.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is mulling over quarantining overseas travellers returning to the state at mining camps to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in the state.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has forecast a 60 per cent reduction in fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers at the state’s resources projects this week due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Austin Engineering’s order book has moved by $35 million in revenue after it received orders for more than 100 products in the past few weeks.
Resolute Mining has confirmed that a number of its workers have instigated a strike at the Syama gold mine in Mali, Africa.
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The Queensland government is encouraging the state’s resources industry to discover new economy minerals including nickel, cobalt, copper and gold as part of its exploration funding in the 2020-21 state budget.
In June this year National Group managing director Mark Ackroyd spoke about the impact the pandemic will have on the industry and how mining will help lead the charge and stimulate the economy as we come out the other end of the coronavirus pandemic.
Northern Star Resources and Saracen Mineral Holdings’ announcement of a $16 billion merger has brought anticipation for the rise of a new top 10 global gold producer, with signs there may be more mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the gold sector.