Australia Mining News

Eden and Deakin University finalise agreement for ARC-funded research project into use of EdenCrete™ in ultra-high strength concrete to reduce or eliminate steel reinforcing

The ARC grant, funded by the Commonwealth of Australia, will provide a total of A$300,000 over the three year life of the research project.

Brexit: Gold, metals, markets react as Britain chooses to leave the EU

Gold climbs the most in eight years, while copper and oil fall.

China's nuclear war on coal

Beijing's already cut coal miners working hours by 16% and plans to eliminate 500 million tonnes of coal capacity within just 3–5 years.

Australian gold mining’s Fifth Avenue.

Today, with the gold-mining sector in good financial shape, some historic mines in the region are being revived or expanded.

Molten salt technology to reduce mining industry costs

The University of South Australia has formed a collaborative research funding partnership with Centrex Metals Limited in a bid to use the cutting-edge technology to significantly reduce energy and water usage, and therefore the cost of mineral processing using molten salts.

Waking up groggy truck drivers from 17,000 KM away

"The shift schedules are demanding. The work is repetitive. There are issues trying to keep people engaged in the work that they are doing."

The world's 50 most valuable mining companies

Combined these mining and metal giants are worth $700 billion with operations in every corner of the world.

Rio Tinto may be planning a $9bn spinoff a la BHP

Rumours follow Rio's decision to group its least loved units — coal, uranium salt, borates and its Iron Ore Co. of Canada — under a new umbrella branded as the “energy and minerals” business.

Hazer further progresses towards commercialization of low-emission hydrogen and graphite production process

Hazer Group Ltd (ASX:HZR, HZRO) is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr Andrew Harris as a Non-Executive Director of the Company and Dr Andrew Minett as the Chairman of Hazer’s newly created Science Advisory Committee.

BHP just forecast ‘another 10 years’ of iron ore glut

Chief executive Andrew Mackenzie believes the iron ore market will take longer to balance out than other commodities due to an excess of supply coming on stream in the next few years.

Rio Tinto to boot iron ore chief in fresh management shake-up

Andrew Harding, once tipped as the most likely person to take the company’s reins, is being replaced by Chris Salisbury, currently leading the copper and coal division.

Broons' dump research, hardly a waste

Broons is ramping up their commitment to the resources sector by celebrating the official opening of their dedicated research facility at Gillman in South Australia aimed squarely at waste dumps.

Australian mining industry cautioned to protect their assets

Despite only taking several minutes online, and costing less than the morning newspaper and cup of coffee, many Australian businesses are failing to protect their legal rights of ownership.

Canada’s Erdene Resource sees bright future after striking gold in Mongolia

The company's Bayan Khundii project went from greenfield prospect to the company’s flagship asset in roughly nine months.

These are the world's 40 biggest mining companies

A lithium miner joins top ranks of listed mining firms for the first time as the price of the battery ingredient skyrockets.

Glencore: Massive investment in coal mines needed

Up to 1 billion tonne annual supply gap in seaborne coal by 2030 if no new mines are built according to climate change report by Swiss mining, trading giant.

Turquoise Hill soars on Rio Tinto increasing stake rumours

The mining giant is said to have hired Goldman Sachs as an adviser to look at a two-step wrap-up of the Vancouver-based firm.

Major mining assets change hands after commodity rout

Large mining companies are selling off some of their prized assets after the prolonged global commodities markets rout left some with high levels of debt.

Police investigation finds BHP-Vale Brazilian venture at fault for dam collapse

Eight executives will also face charges, although the police did not disclose their names.

BHP's South Flank to go up against S11D, Silvergrass

Number three iron ore miner looking at options to replace 80 million tonnes capacity on its way to 290 million tonnes annually.

Australia recovers lost ground, named world’s top mining investment destination

Canada slipped in the Fraser Institute’s global ranking, while Chile remains the most attractive jurisdiction in Latin America.

Study of private investors shows how risky mining can be

For private capital mining and metals is the riskiest natural resources sector – but only energy beats the returns.

China on track to import 1 billion tonnes of iron ore this year

Chinese import volumes jumped 22% in May compared to last year giving support to iron ore price back above $50 a tonne.

Rare Argyle pink diamond jewellery exhibition sparkles in Copenhagen

Rio Tinto’s Argyle Pink Diamonds has partnered with premier Danish luxury jeweller Hartmann’s to showcase the finest in beauty and design from Australia and Denmark.

Gold firms gear up for growth as cost of mining the metal falls

Early signs of activity include Kinross Gold's March decision to expand its Mauritanian gold mine and Goldcorp acquisition of junior Kaminak for $520 million in May.