Australia Mining News

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 […]

Allison transmissions deployed to outback mining operation

Allison transmissions prove to be more than a match for some of the harshest conditions in the world. After more than 25 years, two of these tough automatic transmissions are logging amazing performance in Steiger […]

Outotec technology for First Quantum nickel, copper, cobalt and gold projects

Outotec has agreed with the First Quantum Minerals Limited Projects Office based in Perth, Australia, for the delivery of flotation, thickening and automation technologies for several of its operations around the world.  Read more at

Galaxy Resources to use solar and wind energy at Australian lithium mine

Galaxy Resources has placed an order with Swan Energy to install 15 large solar panels and two wind turbines generating a total 214 MWh/y of clean green energy at its lithium operation in Ravensthorpe. The company will be the first mine site in Australia to install the state-of-the-art solar generation tracking technology which will supplement [...]

Xstrata Copper rethinks exploration program in light of Australian resource tax plan

Xstrata Copper’s North Queensland Division has suspended its regional exploration program in light of the Australian Government’s proposed 40% resource super profits tax (RSPT). Read more at

SIHIcompact standardised vacuum system, from RuhRPump SIHI Australia

Now available from RuhRPump SIHI Australia , the SIHIcompact is a standardised new vacuum system for handling dry and saturated forms of gases for industrial applications.

Projects progress, despite Australian resource tax plans and Colombian mining code changes

Both big and small miners with interests in Australia have been speaking out against the proposed resource tax plans. Mincor Resources is one company that has already released calculations on the new tax’s effect on the […]

Mincor to Re-open Miitel Nickel Mine

Australian nickel producer Mincor Resources NL (ASX: MCR) announce that it would move rapidly to recommence production from its flagship Miitel Nickel Mine in Kambalda, Western Australia, creating 100 new jobs and injecting over $130 […]

Austmine board denounces resource rent tax

Australia risks rapid erosion of its world-leading mining knowledge and skills base, the foundation of a $A40 billion technology and services (MTS) sector, by selectively targeting the mining industry with new tax measures.

UXA now the global leader in direct uranium logging technology

Uranium Exploration Australia (UXA) has completed the transfer of all of the assets and intellectual property of the Prompt Fission Neutron (PFN) borehole logging tool manufacturing and service business previously agreed with GeoInstruments. The purchase further strengthens UXA’s fully-owned borehole logging business, Geoscience Associated Australia, which prior to this agreement was the sole Australian licensed distributor [...]

Exploration mobility with underground coring rig

Boart Longyear Drilling Services has developed and tested a new mobile drill rig (MDR) in Australia and North America. Based on proven LM® underground technology, “this powerful and robust rig excels in demanding conditions,” the […]

Diemme Filtration makes foray into India

After setting its base in Chile, Australia, Russia and France, Diemme Filtration is now ready for the Asian market. Read the full press release here:

Business picking up Down Under

Things are beginning to look up for the Australian subsidiary of South African multidisciplinary project house TWP Holdings, Mining Weekly reports. Read the full story here:

Minmetals could restart Avebury nickel mine

The Chinese firm is conducting a review that could lead it to restart the Australian mine it shut because of the financial crisis.

ABB commissions world’s largest high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) drive system

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group has successfully commissioned the world’s largest high pressure grinding roll (HPGR) drive system for the Boddington Gold Mine Expansion project in western Australia.Newmont Mining Corp., America’s biggest […]