Australia Mining News

Xstrata says a fire has shut down its Blakefield South Coal mine

The miner says no miners were caught underground and no injuries have been reported from the fire that erupted on Wednesday afternoon at the mine in New South Wales SYDNEY (Reuters) - A fire has caused Australia's Blakefield South coal mine in New South

FLSmidth makes offer for the acquisition of ESSA Australia

FLSmidth has announced an offer to acquire Australian-listed company ESSA Australia Limited (ESSA). FLSmidth's offer corresponds to an enterprise value of approximately DKK 170m. The offer was unanimously recommended by the Board of Directors of […]

Howden Screw Compressors Chosen for Major Coal Bed Methane Project in Australia

Leading Scottish engineering company, Howden Compressors Ltd., part of the Howden group of companies, announces that is has received a multi-million pound order to manufacture and supply a substantial number of its largest screw compressors, […]

Anglo sells steel units to Australia’s OneSteel for $932m

Mining major Anglo American (Anglo) would sell its Moly-Cop and AltaSteel to Australian company OneSteel for $932-million. The two businesses, which are part of Anglo's Scaw Metals, make steel balls and rods that are used […]

Green light for big new Australian gold project

The two companies proposing to develop Australia's biggest grass roots gold project, Tropicana, today jointly approved the project's development. Read more

Metso makes assembled crushers attractive to iron ore customer

Metso Minerals assembled crushers save time and improve safety for iron ore concentrator in Western Australia at the Karara project. This is an integrated development of a magnetite deposit, to produce both high grade magnetite concentrate on-site and […]

Polaris Receives ANZEx Certificate for Use in Coal Mines in Queensland, Australia

NL Technologies, which designs and markets underground digital communications solutions for the mining and tunneling industries, announced today that they received the ANZEx approval certificate from Simtars for the Polaris cap lamp. Read the press release

ABB wins $47 million power orders to support mining expansion in Australia

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $47 million to supply power substations to help Rio Tinto increase production capacity at iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western […]

10 tph Modular Plant for Morning Star Gold

In early 2010, Gekko Systems was contracted to design and manufacture a 10 ton-per-hour pre-concentration modular gold plant for Morning Star Gold to install at its  Woods Point Gold Project, located in Victoria’s historic eastern […]

Peabody Coal Moves Ahead of the Safety Curve

Peabody has become the first underground coal miner in Australia to install a long-term entrapment refuge, after purchasing a 14 person CoalSAFE refuge from MineARC Systems in August. Read more

New possibilities for effective process automation via partnership of weighing technology leader and material analysis innovator

Schenck Process of Germany and FCT-ACTech of Australia have signed a Sales Representation Agreement for the promotion of FCT’s unique Continuous On-Stream Mineral Analyser (COSMA) by Schenck Process in multiple territories. Read more

Metso to supply mining equipment to the Karara iron ore project in Australia

Metso will supply mining equipment to Gindalbie Metals Limited for their Karara iron ore project situated in the Midwest region of Western Australia. The delivery will be completed during the second quarter of 2011. Read […]

NLT NetPort-able IS Node Receives Approval by IECex in Australia for Use in Coal Mines

Brisbane, Australia- NL Technologies (NLT) announces the approval by IECex for the newest addition to their IS-approved family of Wi-Fi access points and network client devices supporting communications and tracking solutions for Australian coal mines, NetPort-able IS […]

Clark Equipment represents Doosan Portable Power at Drill 2010 in Australia

STATESVILLE, N.C., USA — Doosan Portable Power dealer Clark Equipment will showcase the newest Ingersoll Rand-branded air compressor for the drilling industry at DRILL 2010 inAdelaide, South Australia, September 22 to 25. The Clark Equipment […]

Australian PM Tours Bucyrus

With only days until the Australian election, Prime Minister Julia Gillard toured a Bucyrus workshop in northern Queensland, reported the AP.

Australia, Nevada and Quebec ratings plunge in Fraser mining survey

The Fraser Institute says Alberta is the world’s most attractive jurisdiction for mining exploration and development, no thanks to new or proposed mining tax hikes in Australia, Nevada and Quebec. Read more

Xstrata Board Approves US$1.1bn Ulan West Coal Project

The Xstrata Plc Board has approved the investment of US$1.1 billion to develop the Ulan West underground thermal coal mine in the central west of New South Wales, Australia. Read more

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 […]