Australian Mining

Kimberly Diamonds shifts to Africa

Kimberley Diamonds is shifting focus to the Lerala mine in Bostwana, which will be its key source of revenue.

Poland struggles to restructure largest coal miner in Europe

Polish coal mining giant Kompania Weglowa will be restructured in an attempt to cut costs and rescue the company from a second year of losses.

Rio and BHP should team up: analysts

Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton could have more success selling their diamond assets if they team up, according to analysts from Nomura.

Australian miners face explosions, acid sprays, gassings

Acid sprays, gassings, venomous snakes, and lightning strikes are just some of the risks faced by Queensland miners atop the threat of mine collapse and violent explosions.

Mine closed as more workers exposed to hazardous coal gas

Following the exposure of 25 miners to hazardous gases, Thiess has shut down dangerous sections of the Collinsville coal mine.

Workers for rival miners brawl at pubs

A Port Hedland pub has banned patrons from wearing work uniforms due to rising tensions between the workers of rival Pilbara mining companies.

American reality TV Show "Black Gold" sparks anger in Australia

An American reality TV show following a Texas drill rig and its workers has drawn the ire of some in Australia’s drilling industry.

CIA rejects Palmer's claims they're funding protestors

The CIA has rejected claims by Clive Palmer that it's helping fund anti-coal protests in Australia.

Hitachi launches latest dump truck generation

Hitachi has released the latest generation of its D Series articulated dump trucks. The newest incarnations, the MkVII generation, sees the B40D and B50D modesl fitted with new engines to provide increased power and better driveline.

AusGroup wins Karara iron ore contract

AusGroup subsidiary AGC Industries has formalised its construction contract with Gindalbie Metals for its Karara iron ore project.

Centennial's Springvale coal mine extension approved

Centennial Coal's Springvale longwall coal mine extension has been approved.

Anti-coal mining activists received Australia's taxpayer funds

Several groups named in a secret Greenpeace-led coalition to destroy the coal industry have received almost $750,000 in federal funding.

Health Safety and amp; Training Superintendent

Victoria's largest gold producer is looking to appoint a respected Health, Safety & Training professional. This is an opportunity to join an organisation that offers a tremendous work/life balance whilst placing great importance on working as a...

Mobile training

Training has always been a bit of a nightmare in mining. On the job training, classes, workshops, and conferences on top of trying to get everything done makes it difficult. Add to this the remoteness of much of the industry and it makes for a logistic...

Zimbabwe mining fees up 5,000 per cent

The Zimbabwe Government has raised mining and licence fees by between 500 and 5,000 per cent, according to state-controlled local media the Sunday Mail.

Strikes to continue at BMA coal mines

The CFMEU has vowed to continue rolling strikes at BMA's coal mines in the Bowen Basin. It comes after the mining unions and BHP Billiton, the joint venture operator of BMA coal mines, believed they had taken a step forward in negotiations.

Underground fire forces miners into rescue chambers

About 30 miners were forced into rescue chambers after an underground fire broke out in the Fosterville Gold Mine in central Victoria on the weekend.

Indonesia revokes Australian miner's licence following violent protests, fatalities

The Indonesian Government has revoked the exploration licence of the partner of Arc Exploration following violent protests by locals that have left two people dead. Locals have been protesting the development of Sumber Mineral Nusantara, Arc Exploration's local partner, for around two years over its gold mining development.

EPA gives BHP Port Hedland development approval

The West Australian EPA has given conditional approval to BHP Billiton's plans for an outer harbour development at Port Hedland.

Industrea wins coal mine contract

Industrea has renewed its mining contract at the Baralaba South mine in the Bowen Basin.

WA Labor softens stance on uranium mining

New West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan has announced a major policy shift on uranium mining in an effort to boost the party’s poor polling numbers.

Massive Muresk mining education program planned

Curtin University's agricultural campus Muresk will soon open its doors to the mining industry. Part of a new program designed to addressed the industry skills shortage; it aims to train up to 5000 miners a year, according to In My Community. The p...

Chinese miner has no chance of exploring Perth: Moore

The chances of a Chinese mining company exploring for gold and other minerals in Perth’s eastern suburbs are slim, according to WA mines minister Norman Moore. HD Mining and Investment, a subsidiary of the Chinese state-owned Shandong Provincial Bureau of Geology, has applied for an exploration licence over 150sqkm of Perth.

LogiCamms wins $8.3 million Rio iron ore contract

LogiCamms has been awarded two design contracts for the upgrade of electrical infrastructure at Rio Tinto's iron ore ports.

Ventilation shaft drilling using blind boring methods

Mine ventilation planning is becoming critical to the production and safety of coal mine operations in Australia.