Australia Mining News

Gavin's Magic Table displays gold/silver data to good effect

Australian gold/silver junior, Kingsgate Consolidated, is utilising Canadian software to present its mining programme in Thailand in a novel manner at this year's Diggers and Dealers. Read more

Mining rights application accepted for planned Waterberg coal mine

Australian mining company Firestone Energy says the application by Sekoko Coal, its black economic-empowerment partner, for coal-mining rights on the Waterberg Joint Venture coal project, has been accepted by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). […]

Contracts secured despite tough competition

The competition to secure contracts in the African mining industry has become increasingly stiff from Australian and Canadian companies, reports process engineering and project management company Bateman Engineering sub-Saharan Africa MD Tollie Nel. Read more

Bucyrus reveals developments for underground and surface mining at QME

At the QME exhibition, the biennial Queensland Mining & Engineering exhibition held in Mackay, QLD, Australia from July 27 – 29, 2010, Bucyrus will exhibit its latest developments for underground and surface mining operations. In […]

NLT Australia to Supply Xstrata Coal’s West Wallsend Mine with IS-Approved Communications and Tracking Solution

Brisbane, Australia- NLT Australia, a subsidiary of NL Technologies (NLT) in Canada and known throughout the mining industry for their product innovation, was recently awarded the contract to supply a complete tracking and two-way messaging cap lamp […]

Atlantic to raise A$55m for WA vanadium project

Diversified resources developer Atlantic was looking to raise A$55-million through a share placement to fund its part of the recommissioning of the Windimurra vanadium project, in Western Australia. Read more

ANALYSIS – Mining wages to leap as sector hunts for skills

A shortage of skilled mine workers over the next couple of years could mean industry wages rising by as much as 20 percent in Australia, and above inflation in some developing countries. E&M Journal reports

New Sandvik underground loader

Sandvik Mining and Construction has released the LS151, a 6t payload capacity underground coal mining loader. It is the first in a new generation of low-emission Sandvik LS series underground coal loaders, designed and manufactured […]

Rio launches Pilbara operations centre

Rio Tinto has announced the opening of its new operations centre, a key part of the ‘Mine of the Future’, in Perth, Western Australia. After six months’ ramping up to full capacity, the operations centre […]

Australia gets new Prime Minister, opens door for RSPT rethink

Kevin Rudd quit as head of the country's ruling labour party ahead of a leadership vote, handing power to deputy, Julia Gillard. Read more

Gemcom Opens New Office in Indonesia

PERTH, Australia and JAKARTA, Indonesia – June 22, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that it will open an office in Jakarta, Indonesia on […]

BHP, Rio strike royalty agreement with W. Australian government

The long awaited new agreement on iron ore royalties from the Pilbara for the Western Australian Government has now been agreed to by the two mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.  Read more

Banro ships gold plant from Australia and signs milestone agreements with Luhwindja Community and the artisanal miners at Twangiza

TORONTO, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Banro Corporation is pleased to announce that the reconditioned gold processing plant, which the Company acquired in 2009 for re-assembly at its wholly-owned Twangiza gold project in the Democratic Republic of the […]

Mincor Confirms New Nickel Discoveries at Miitel

Australian nickel producer Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR) is pleased to report further strong results from the intensive exploration drilling underway at its re-opening Miitel Nickel Mine at Kambalda in Western Australia, with the latest […]

NL Technologies Announces IS Approval on Reverse Tracking Product

NLT Australia, a subsidiary of NL Technologies (NLT) in Canada, has introduced intrinsically safe reverse tracking cap lamp – a world first.  The IEC Exia approval adds to their many approvals including: – 802.11 a,b,g WAP – Compact […]

QMASTOR lands major contract to improve management of Hunter Valley

Australian listed QMASTOR has signed a major contract with Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator (HVCCC). The contract is for the provision and support of QMASTOR’s Horizon advanced planning and scheduling software for the Hunter Valley […]

QMASTOR Awarded Major Contract to Improve Management of the Hunter Valley Coal Chain

June 10, 2010 Australian listed QMASTOR Limited (ASX:QML) announced that it has signed a major contract with Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator Limited (HVCCC). The contract is for the provision and support of QMASTOR's Horizon […]

Benga feasibility study being accelerated following 84% reserve increase

The joint venture (JV) between Australian miner Riversdale Mining and Indian steel giant Tata Steel, which is developing the Benga coal project, in Mozambique, has fast-tracked the feasibility study to develop the project as a […]

Integra says Randalls gold project on track for Sep commissioning

One of Australia's new significant gold projects, 60 kilometres south east of the gold capital of Kalgoorlie, is on target to begin production in September.

Australian government could soften mining tax blows – Reports

A government spokesman declined to comment directly on newspaper reports it could water down its proposed 40% tax, but stocks reacted positively.

Altered economics could put Munni Munni platinum group metals project back on track

The great white metal hope for Australia – developing a platinum group metals mine – is still an elusive dream but Platina Resources is hoping it can break that deadlock.

Altered economics could put Munni Munni platinum group metals project back on track

The great white metal hope for Australia – developing a platinum group metals mine – is still an elusive dream but Platina Resources is hoping it can break that deadlock.

Small Australian iron ore miners face some big challenges

Some analysts are concerned that many of these producers are too reliant on Chinese demand, especially as China begins to build its own mines.

Reduction of risk in the management of tailings and mine waste

The ACG is holding the first international conference on this subject September 29-October 1 2010, Perth, Western Australia. Mine Waste 2010 will tackle the full range of issues that constitute risks in the management of mining wastes, particularly tailings and waste rock. It will provide a forum where practitioners, researchers and regulators can debate key shortcomings in [...]

Haydn Roberts appointed new president of Hexagon Machine Control Mining

Haydn Roberts has commenced in the role of President, Hexagon Machine Control, Mining, leading Hexagon Geosystems’ mining business unit including subsidiaries Leica Geosystems Mining and Jigsaw Technologies. Roberts  was previously employed as General Manager Global Operations with the […]