Australia Mining News

BHP Billiton Foundation launches two new transparency projects

BHP Billiton Foundation announced Tuesday its financial support for two new global projects launched at an event held in Washington DC.

BHP’s shareholders to vote whether firm should leave Australia’s top mining lobby group

Investors to vote on the two resolutions submitted ethical investing group ACCR at BHP’s annual general meeting in London in October.

Innovation Comes Full Circle

Kal Tire’s new tyre management innovation program—created to help improve mine site productivity and safety—is only a few years old, but already the company is sending an ever-growing number of products and tools into the […]

Aussie consortium to spend $12m in research to boost copper production

Initiative is part of South Australia’s government strategy that aims to triple the state's copper production to one-million tonnes a year by 2030.

Rio Tinto's chief financial officer Chris Lynch to retire in 2018

He joined the company's board in September 2011 and was appointed chief financial officer in April 2013.

Pitram the focus at Underground Operators Conference

The annual event is celebrating its 40th year and is shaping up as one of the largest programs the conference has ever presented.

Australia's Newcrest restarts output at part of quake-damaged gold mine

Cadia - the company's biggest and lowest-cost source of gold - led to a 55-percent fall in gold output at the mine in the June quarter.

Mineral exploration in Australia: Good News

Mineral exploration spending (excluding petroleum), which rose 9.9 per cent in the June quarter to an estimated $437.7 million on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Eriez boosts mining efficiency with CEEC sponsorship deal

Leading mineral processing technology company Eriez has joined forces with energy efficient mining and processing champion CEEC, to continue to drive improvements across the global mining industry. The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) is […]

‘Built to last’ – Striker appoints Onetrak as the dealer for Australia

The company is privately owned, Australian built and bred, and encompasses the core values of a ‘can do’ attitude and specialises in crushers and screens that are ‘built to last’.

Underground Operators Conference 2017 to Celebrate its 40th Year

From October 16–18 the Gold Coast will host the AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference 2017 (UGOPS2017). The inaugural conference was held in Broken Hill, 17–18  October 1977.   The conference dinner taking place at Jupiters on 17 […]

Raising the bar for safety and tyre life in the Pilbara

Two years before the greenfield Roy Hill mine site began hauling iron ore with one of the largest fleets in Australia’s Pilbara region, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group.

New WA nickel mine hoping to cash in on battery demand

A new nickel mine that just opened in Western Australia is pinning its hopes on the use of nickel in electric vehicle batteries.

Australia state raises gold royalty, other mining fees to repair budget

Gold miners in Western Australia state are being hit with an increase in royalty payments under measures released on Thursday that are designed to return the one-time "economic engine of a nation" to fiscal health via revenue from the mining sector.

Argentina to ramp up exploration

Mining Development sub-secretary expects exploration activities to rise by 2 per cent in 2017

Kal Tire proving itself in Australia

“Some of the most sophisticated miners in the world are in Australia so we’ve needed to prove ourselves here,” says Dan Allan, senior vice president, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group.

Conservative radio personality takes on Adani

A TV ad featuring a famous radio broadcaster is pushing to ‘stop the taxpayer loan’ to the Indian group

Australia’s Blair Athol coal mine ramps up production

The company announced the appointment of Wallace Macarthur King as non-executive chairman of its board

Macquarie says iron ore, coal prices to remain strong into 2018

Prices for iron ore and coking coal, the two key ingredients for steelmaking, are set to remain buoyant for the remainder of the year, Macquarie Bank predicted in a recent report.

Newmont begins production at Tanami expansion project in Australia

Company expects to increase gold production at Tanami by 80,000 ounces annually, reaching between 425,000-475,000 ounces a year.

Globe 24-7 launches new consultancy division: Globe Competency Assurance

Perth, Western Australia – September 1st, 2017 – Lachlan Spicer, Globe 24-7’s CEO is pleased to announce today the launch of Globe Competency Assurance (Globe CA), a consultancy division that will manage the end-to-end process to assess, select, train […]

Regulation and policy excellence a key focus

Promoting best practice regulation and policy excellence will be a key focus at the 4th annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC). Each year, with the support of the Victorian Government, IMARC attracts senior level […]

Canada’s Trevali among world’s top zinc producers with Glencore mines buy

Acquisition makes of the Canadian miner one of the few multi-asset, low-cost global zinc producers.

SolGold on a roll in Ecuador, extends mineralization at Cascabel

Shares in Ecuador-focused miner SolGold (LON:SOLG) (TSX:SOLG) got a fresh boost Thursday after the company announced it has further extended the mineralized footprint of its 85%-owned Cascabel copper-gold project, 180 km north of the country’s capital Quito. The […]

BHP hires Barclays, Citi for US shale gas divestment — sources

The business could fetch around $10 billion, two banking sources said.