Australia Mining News

Gemcom to Speak at the Caving 2010 Second International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – April 12, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialized mining productivity solutions, today announced that company executives Dr. Tony Diering, vice president of advanced technologies, and Daniel […]

ABB Unveils Conveyor Control Software

MEIOnline reports that ABB Australia has developed the Mining Conveyor Control Program (MCCP) which is a software package designed for bulk materials handling and conveyor applications…..more at MEIOnline

Australia prime minister worries about Rio Tinto verdict

Australia's prime minister said March 30 that secrecy surrounding China's trial of four Rio Tinto workers for commercial spying leaves room for doubt about the convictions and a major Australian commerce group said the result could harm business confidence.

AECOM wins Kestrel mine extension contract

International Longwall News reports that AECOM Technology Corporation has won a $US12 million design contract from Rio Tinto Coal Australia as part of its Kestrel mine extension project in Queensland….more at International Longwall News

TWP Australia awarded EPCM contract for Siana gold project

The Australian arm of South African engineering company, TWP, has been awarded the EPCM contract for Red 5's Siana gold project

Moolarben to tap into Ulan water

International Longwall News YANCOAL Australia plans to amend the stage 1 development of its Moolarben project in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales to establish a dewatering borefield in preparation for longwall mining […]

NL Technologies Australia Can Now Sell Polaris Cap Lamps with Group II Certification for Surface Industries with Explosive Environments

Brisbane, Australia – NL Technologies (NLT), manufacturer of The Northern LightTM range of cap lamps, including Polaris, Eclipse, GII, and GIIIR announces today an approval that goes well beyond mining.  The all new Polaris cordless, […]

Gladstone coal terminal move is welcome

International Longwall News reports that A DRAFT decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to close the Gladstone coal terminal is welcome and expected, industry insiders have told International Longwall News….more at International Longwall […]

King of the Pit

Arctic cold to Australian heat, the Hitachi EX8000-6 is proving to be the hardest-working, most dependable mining excavator available today.

Sustainable development of coal seam gas projects

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), an engineering and project delivery firm, says an upfront investment in environmentally and socially sensitive design is likely to pay dividends for the coal seam gas (CSG) sector. SKM: “CSG is an important growth industry for Australia and Asia, particularly China, India, and Indonesia. It has the potential to underpin significant [...]

3M Australia introduces speciality particulate respirators

the 9042AUS particulate respirators include foundry operations, mining, metal processing, printing, light duty welding, agricultural

Largest mining motor in the world on Joy AFC for Xstrata Coal in Australia

ATB Morley says the 11 kV motor it recently supplied to Xstrata Coal “is the very first of its kind; historically most large electrical motors supplied for underground coal mining have been manufactured suitable for a maximum voltage of 3,300 V. [This] motor weighing in at 10 t currently stands as the largest underground mining [...]

Eurotire selects Australian software “enTIRE” for its Global Data Collection and Analysis Requirements

Mining & Quarry WorldVehicle  reports that management Corporation (VMC) a Perth Software developer announce that their Tyre Management product enTIRE has been selected by Eurotire, an emerging international mining tyre manufacturer, for its global data […]

Protecting equipment, tools and machinery with innovative packaging

Intercept Technology has been wrapping equipment, tools, machines, and parts with packaging products for Australian and US mining companies for many years. The protective layer keeps moisture out and neutralises damaging corrosive gases. Items can then be stored indoors or outdoors in parts of the world where there are harsh pollutants, with items as clean [...]

Review of contractual arrangements between Australian Aboriginal enterprises and the resource industry

The Pilbara Aboriginal Contractors Association Inc. (PACA), has compiled a report  which details a distinct lack of opportunities for Aboriginal contractors in our rich mining region. PACA has begun pressuring the State Government to respond […]

Silver Lake opens up new gold hopes in Murchison

The successful mid-tier, high-grade gold producer near Kalgoorlie, Silver Lake Resources, has found a new lead in an old mining camp in the Murchison goldfield in the mid north of Western Australia.

Ivernia Restarts Processing at Magellan Mine

Ivernia said its Magellan mine in Western Australia resumed its processing operations on 22 February…..more at MEIOnline

China orders bring some joy

STRONG underground original equipment orders from China were not enough to offset decreases in the United States and Australia for Joy Global in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, but the OEM’s results were […]

Mineral resources and mine development under discussion at AIMS forum

This year’s Aachen International Mining Symposia (AIMS), to be held on May 26-27 in Germany, will provide a forum for presentation, discussion and evaluation of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in the field of mineral resources and mine development. About 50 presentations by experts from Europe, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Papua New Guinea and the [...]

Weba Chute Systems wins BHP Billiton manganese port expansion contract in Australia

Following successful commissioning of 19 Weba Chute Systems at BHP Billiton’s Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) in Australia, Weba Chute Systems has been commissioned to carry out the FEL 3 Level chute design work for the port expansion. Alwin Nienaber, Operations/Technical Director at Weba, says that this equates to about 40% of the engineering [...]

World’s largest HPGR drive system for Boddington gold mine

ABB has successfully commissioned the world’s largest high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) drive system for the Boddington gold mine expansion project in Western Australia. The delivery comprised 2 x 2,800 kW HPGR units of two converter transformers, two medium voltage frequency converters and two squirrel cage induction motors. By optimising the grinding process, ABB’s ACS1000 [...]

Lack of centralised power planning could be devastating to Australia – Plimer

Author and leading academic Professor Ian Plimer said the lack of a cohesive long-term energy policy in Australia at both Federal and State levels will hold back development of one of the world's most energy rich nations.

Australian coal projects threaten agricultural land

Farmers say planned mines could damage water aquifiers that sustain the Gunnedah Basin

Mining industry set to double over next few years: RBA

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) expects the size of the mining industry to double over the next few years in an effort to satisfy Asia's vast appetite for energy and resources…..more at Industry Search

Victaulic unveils SC77

PIPE-joining systems maker Victaulic has released a new shouldered coupling, the SC77, with several Australian longwall mines already placing orders……more at International Longwall News