Australia Mining News

Kingsgate may reopen Thai gold mine after recent drill results

KINGSGATE Consolidated said it may consider reopening the D pit at its Chatree mine in Thailand after recent drilling returned positive results…more at The Australian

Toro Energy announced that the Company received approval from the Western Australian Government for a Resource Evaluation Test Pit at the Company’s Wiluna Uranium Project

Toro Energy announced that the Company received approval from the Western Australian Government for a Resource Evaluation Test Pit at the Company’s Wiluna Uranium Project. The test pit is a key component of the Bankable […]

Gunson Resources announced results from the Feasibility Study for the Coburn zircon project located in Western Australia

Gunson Resources announced results from the Feasibility Study for the Coburn zircon project located in Western Australia. Highlights include a total revenue estimated at $2.2 billion, with an operating cash surplus of $879 million, or […]

Riversdale Mining gets go ahead for Mozambique coal project

Mozambique's government has granted permission for the Australian company to proceed with its $800m Benga coal project

Andean to develop significant new gold/silver mine in Patagonia

Argentinian officials have said that Australian miner Andean Resources, which has a TSX quote, will be going ahead with a $200 million gold/silver mining operation with construction starting in the second half of 2010.

Western Australia takes a step closer to becoming an uranium mining State

It is only about 12 months since the then new Liberal Coalition Government in Western Australia lifted a State ban on uranium mining and the race is on to see which company will be first into production.

Hydraulic jaws of life from PT Hydraulics Australia

PT Hydraulics Australia, through its PT Rescue division, supplies a full range of products, training and service to all Emergency Services & Emergency Rescue Response Teams….more at Mining Safety

Preconcentration and agglomeration to enhance heap leaching of nickel laterite Collaboration

Minerals Down Under Flagship Director Peter Lilly has described the Australian nickel sector as a ‘”jewel in the nation’s crown. Demand for nickel has increased by about 5 to 6% per year over the past decade, and despite fluctuating prices, the future outlook is positive,” he said. “Although our reserves of high-grade nickel are depleting, [...]

Botswana copper-silver district holds major promise for Discovery

Australian junior explorer Discovery Metals is currently working on a bankable feasibility for its very promising Boseto copper-silver project in Botswana

CRCMining wins coal R&D cash

THE Cooperative Research Centre for Mining has received $A1.05 million in grants from the Australian Coal Association Research Program……more at International Longwall News

High power drives find myriad uses in Australia’s mining industry

Some of the most powerful drives ever engineered in Australasia by Bonfiglioli are featured in the company’s range of HD Hi-Torque drives in capacities up to 1,155 kW and 1,195,000 Nm of torque. With ratios from 23:1 up to 5000:1, the drives combine new generation HD helical drives now being assembled in Australia with Bonfiglioli’s compact [...]

Xstrata approves $589 million facelift for Ernest Henry Mining

Xstrata Copper has approved a $589 million investment to transform its open-cut Ernest Henry Mining to an underground mine and become Queensland’s first iron ore producer….more at Australian Mining

Hitachi’s Neo-SBR Drill Rig Chain now available from Chain & Drives Australia

Chain & Drives Australia have announced the arrival of the first shipments of Premium Quality Hitachi Roller Neo SBR chain in stock sizes for the drilling industry.

CSIRO to hold minerals processing conference

The CSIRO’s Minerals Down Under Flagship will hold a three-day conference in Melbourne next week focussing on the benefits of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling in minerals processing technology….more at Australian Mining

New guidelines for safer mining

A new safety guide line has been released to assist the mining industry monitor and manage the risk of fatigue….more at Australian Mining

Bringing together mining and agriculture

The Queensland Government has taken what it calls a positive step in realising its Land Access Strategy and improving the often problematic relationship between farmers and resource companies….more at Australian Mining

Major WA contract awarded

One of the most sought after mining services contracts in Western Australia was this week awarded to WA company Doric Constructions….more at Australian Mining

SEW-Eurodrive wins Supplier of the Year Award at Bulk Handling Awards

Leading drives solutions provider , a leading drives solutions provider, has emerged as the winner of the 2009 Supplier of the Year award at the Australian Bulk Handling Awards.

Ground breaking ceremony marks start of new iron ore mine

The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett - known for his keen interest in resource development - joined Australian and Chinese officials Sunday for a ceremony to mark the start of a magnetite-iron ore project that will help open up the Mid West region of the State

Faragher approves Southdown iron ore mine

Australia’s largest magnetite producer, Grange Resources, has received the final all-clear for its Southdown iron ore project from Western Australian Environment Minister Donna Faragher……more at Australian Mining

Leighton new kid on processing block

THE Australian coal processing market has itself a new player with Leighton Mining today announcing it has teamed up with DRA Pacific to offer design, construction, operation and maintenance of coal handling and processing plants……more […]

New high grade underground gold mine to commission in January

The move into underground mining by Ramelius Resources at Wattle Dam in Western Australia is on schedule to begin ramp-up production next month.

Newmont Announces Commercial Production at Boddington

Newmont Mining Corporation has announced that its Boddington operation in Western Australia has achieved commercial production…..more at MEIOnline

Wesfarmers Curragh wins national export award

QUEENSLAND coal mining company Wesfarmers Curragh has taken top honours in the Minerals and Energy category at the 47th Australian Export Awards held last Friday at Parliament House in Canberra…..more at Coal Mining

New IR laws may unbalance pay levels

A new industrial relations system set to come into effect in the new year will mean an uneven playing field for highly skilled trades people, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Western Australia (CCIWA) has […]