Broken Hill Prospecting has announced a $2 million exploration joint venture that will target heavy mineral sand deposits in western NSW.
Hughes Drilling has won a contract for overburden drilling services at BHP’s Mt Arthur coal mine.
PPK has acquired an underground drilling and boring equipment company, Firefly International.
Exploration investment has continued the steady downward trend in the September quarter, with Queensland statistically the worst hit according to the ABS.
Gas industry slowdowns have led Saxon Energy Services to offer voluntary redundancy packages to staff in Queensland.
Mineral exploration could be done at a fraction of the cost thanks to researchers at Curtin University who have developed a new coiled tube drilling rig.
New drilling data management software has been developed for the exploration industry.
Rockmore International has released a new series of DTH hammer drills – the ROK 600T.
For making drilling more productive the Columbus group have won the Innovative Mining Solution award.
Hughes Drilling has won an extension to its contract at Anglo American’s Callide coal mine.
Hastings Deering is launching Caterpillar’s ‘autonomous ready’ MD6420B rotary blasthole drill rig this month.
A gas drilling rig manager has told a coronial inquest yesterday that in regard to the safety the industry “has gone back to the bad old days”.
Mining service company Ausdrill has downgraded its profit forecast, causing shares to plummet.
New drill designs are taking the difficulty out of, and adding safety to, drilling in compact areas.
The construction of Coretracks’s Ecopropp pilot-scale proppant manufacturing plant should be completed on time and within budget.
The latest JUMEX report outlines a rocky position for many junior miners and explorers, however they remain positive about the future of the industry.
Drilling results at the Ranger 3 Deeps project have returned results in line with recent interpretations, according to Energy Resources Australia.
The NSW state government will dish out up to $2 million in funds to assist companies looking to undertake exploration drilling programs.
Resource exploration spending has dropped to seven-year lows with concerns cost-cutting measures may delay Australia’s next generation of mines.
The continued future of Boart Longyear is cloudy following the driller’s latest negative financial results.