Australia Mining News

Slipping hard hats a thing of the past with Safe-Mate protective head wear accessories

Mining, electrical and construction workers often struggle with with slipping hard hats, which can be an unwelcome distraction from their job. An Australian designer has been commissioned to fix this problem and has come up with the Safe-Mate hard hat and welding helmet accessory.

Rösler starts own retreading facility in Australia and becomes supplier for Rio Tinto

Rösler has signed a one-year supply contract with Rio Tinto to deliver Schelkmann Precured Retreaded (SPR) tyres to Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in Western Australia. There is also potential for Rösler to supply Rio […]

New tensioner eases hydraulic worries

JENNMAR Australia has released a new tensioning device for cable bolts that uses no hydraulics, reducing manual handling and removing high-pressure hydraulic safety issues……more at International Longwall News

Kubota lends an ‘earthmoving’ hand

KUBOTA Tractor Australia (KTA) has donated a tractor with front end loader to The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) to aid in a Bushfire Recovery Fencing Project as a part of the major clean up the […]

Lucky country feels luckier as economy grows

Earlier this year, finance broker Finlease (Australia) predicted that the economy was never in as bad a shape as many analysts were suggesting. So we looked at the world through the eyes of a small business operator, we called him ‘Barry the Builder’ and his family. What we now find is that for Barry, his wife Betty and the two children, as predicted things, are looking much brighter than others had anticipated.

New Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters shrug off dust and water and float

Fluke Australia , known for its durable handheld electronic test and measurement tools, has introduced its toughest tools yet. The Fluke 27 II and 28 II digital multimeters are designed to survive water, dust and rough handling.

RR Fisher & Co Ltd presents new safety couplings with damage mitigation up to 160,000 Nm

R+W Coupling Technology, represented in Australia by RR Fisher & Co Ltd ., has released a new range of safety couplings, the Series ST Torque Limiters available from RR Fisher & Co Ltd.

Sellick rough terrain and truck mounted forklifts from Flexilift Australia

Sellick S160 Series rough terrain and truck mounted forklifts from Flexilift Australia provide extreme lift capability and power with control and handling comparable to that of a smaller lift truck.


FOR SALE – NEW/UNUSED – PERTH, AUSTRALIA MAJOR PROJECT & UPGRADE OPPORTUNITY (1) Thyssen Krupp 63-89 Semi-Mobile Primary Gyratory Crusher – 4000 TPH, 1000kW EMD (1) 14 MW Polysius 7.3 x 12.5m (24’ x 41’) […]

Much iron ore news but burgeoning metal prices allow projects to blossom generally

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (September 11): There has been an influx of iron ore news in the last fortnight with this issue covering reports from 15 prospective projects. Gindalbie Metals has received final state environmental approval for its Karara project in Western Australia; FerrAus has executed two binding agreements with China [...]

Prime Power supported by Olympian Generator Sets

Australia recently won orders worth $60 million for power projects to help the international mining group, Rio Tinto,  at their iron-ore mines in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia.According to Saju Pothen, ABB Australia’s

Inventive miners help improve mine safety

Mine workers have been recognised for their innovations to help improve safety on Queensland (Australia) mine sites. BMA Coal’s Gregory Crinum mine took the 2009 Queensland Mining Industry Health and Safety Innovations Award for a safety guard to prevent falls onto exposed longwall miner conveyor belts. And, in a clean sweep, BMA’s Saraji mine won [...]

AWU says OZ should embrace nuclear power because clean coal is too uncertain

AUSTRALIAN Workers Union (AWU) national secretary Paul Howes says that Australia should back nuclear energy because there is too much uncertainty surrounding clean coal. The Rudd Government supports uranium mining but not nuclear power for […]

Xstrata Mine Sets Records with Bucyrus Shearer

Newlands Northern underground mine – in the Bowen basin, Queensland, Australia – is the new record-holder for weekly and monthly production from longwall operations.

Newlands Northern underground mine breaks weekly and monthly longwall production records

Newlands Northern underground mine - located in the Bowen basin of Queensland, Australia - is the new record holder for weekly and monthly production from longwall operations. In May 2009, it extracted 961,891 t from the longwall, beating Beltana’s previous record of 955,049 t set in November 2005, and also broke the weekly record, with [...]

Ausdrill and Brandrill to form combined mining services group

Ausdrill and Brandrill have announced a proposed merger of the two companies. The combined mining services group will have a strong and complementary range of Australian and international business operations. It is intended that Brandrill’s drilling businesses will use drilling consumables manufactured by Ausdrill’s Drilling Tools Australia business and benefit from the increased buying power of the [...]

The Noah Family of fail-safe electric actuators for Quarter-turn application.

operation for over a decade in Australia serving Core sector industries such as Power, Water & Effluent treatment, Mining, Ship building and other Process Industries.It’s compact rugged design, proven reliable performance, economically price

SRK poised to grow with the Argentinian mining industry

The Argentinian mining industry may still be small compared with Australia, Canada and Chile, but SRK Consulting believes it has huge potential. VS Consultores (VSC), a Buenos Aires-based consultancy that has been working with SRK’s […]

Bucyrus signs on to LASC

BUCYRUS Australia has signed a non-exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with CSIRO Exploration and Mining today, giving the original equipment manufacturer access to CSIRO’s LASC longwall automation technology……more at International Longwall News

Blair Athol chooses Maptek™ 3D Scanning technology

Blair Athol Mine has chosen Maptek™ I-Site™ 4400LR laser scanning technology for survey applications. The coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin is the 5th Rio Tinto site on the East Coast of Australia to adopt […]

Minerals Council of Australia proposes changes to Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is calling on the Australian Senate to set the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation aside so that “fundamental flaws in its design can be addressed - aligning the CPRS with a US scheme, principally, and the outcome of December’s Copenhagen climate change talks on a global emissions protocol.”

Fenner Dunlop: latest plant in July

REPRESENTING the largest single investment in the company’s 100-year manufacturing history, conveyor belt producer Fenner Dunlop will officially open its manufacturing facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, on July 2….more at International Longwall News

World’s Biggest Open Pit Operation Could be a Reality

BHP has issued the long awaited Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Olympic Dam project in South Australia. Industry experts have guessed the proposed expansion could cost between AU$10 and 15 billion.

China expected to raise investment in Australia

Mining Journal (June 10, 2009) - China is set to accelerate investment in iron-ore projects in Australia, the world’s biggest exporter, after the collapse of its deal to buy stakes in mines owned by Rio Tinto.

Metso and KCGM benefit from life-cycle partnership

Metso has been involved with KCGM (Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines) since 2001 as the preferred contractor for servicing and maintenance of the crushing and materials handling facility at Fimiston plant in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Metso […]