The University of Queensland has developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based scanner, which can identify valuable minerals and waste rock in a mine face and unlock further potential for autonomous mining vehicles.
Galaxy Resources has put its ore sorters into operation at the Mt Cattlin spodumene project in Western Australia.
Fortescue Metals Group has welcomed a record number of ore shipments in its latest half yearly report.
This week we look at further iron ore production increases, gold mining jobs on the rise in Western Australia, and activists charged over Whitehaven coal protests.
The irascible Clive Palmer has raised eyebrows higher than ever by saying the Chinese government is trying to steal our nation’s natural resources.
BHP Billiton has reiterated its focus on portfolio simplification, with the board meeting this week to discuss strategies.
MACA has won a contract for Karara Mining’s Hinge iron ore project in Western Australia as it appoints a new CEO.
GlencoreXstrata chief Ivan Glasenberg has blamed mine expansions for the drop in iron ore prices, not for the first time schooling the majors in supply and demand.
Alliance Aviation Services have won a five year FIFO contract for BHP’s iron ore operations.
Padbury Mining’s plan to develop the Oakajee port and rail project with the help of Roland Bleyer’s companies has collapsed.
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett said there is “very little prospect” Padbury Mining’s $6 billion plan to develop the Oakajee rail and port project would gain his government’s backing.
The announcement comes in the wake of plunging iron ore prices, investors fleeing the bear market on the commodity, and analyst fears of a gap between supply and global demand.
Mining contractor NRW Holdings announced a profit slump and said it has lost more than 2300 employees over the last year as a result of the mining slump and contract termination.
Pilbara iron ore junior Iron Ore Holdings has been given the go-ahead for its Iron Valley Project mining proposal.
Shree Minerals could start its $20 million iron-ore mine in the Tarkine in the next few days after new Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler re-approved the project.
The new Federal Environment Minister will visit the Tarkine region in Tasmania this week to re-assess Shree Minerals’ iron ore mine which was rejected in the Federal Court.
Shree Minerals’ contentious Circular Head mine has been rejected in a Melbourne court.
Iron ore producer Arrium could soon expand to gold and copper production, new CEO Andrew Roberts said on Thursday.
A judge has declared mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting must go to court to settle a mine ownership conflict with the family of her father’s previous partner.
BC Iron is looking to grow and the company’s chief is eyeing good deals in the Pilbara as iron ore prices fall.