Australia Mining News

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

Ironclad may export special magnetite from late this year

A magnetite project on the central Eyre Peninsula of South Australia may tiptoe into production by sending its maiden consignment of direct shipping ore to China through the State's major port.

EBRD loan to Leighton to help promote contract mining for Mongolia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is making a $35 million loan available to the Mongolian arm of Australian Contractor, Leighton, to help finance the company's ability to offer contract mining services there.

How can technology play a role in dealing with the ever changing mining industry?

CRCMining has issued a call for papers for The 2010 Australian Mining Technology Conference - how can technology play a role in dealing with the ever changing mining industry? The conference will showcase technological solutions for mining effectively and safely in the current resources environment. These technologies cover the full spectrum of mining activities, from [...]

Mine Light Bar Takes Industry by Storm

Known as the Mine Safety IP66 Light Bar, it was designed and developed by Motion Perfection Industries (MPI) – a 12-year-old company with a product range of 2,000 items and more than 500 outlets in […]

More twists in Tahmoor struggle

TAHMOOR workers will strike for three days this week after returning from last week’s lockout yesterday. Meanwhile, Fair Work Australia has found that Xstrata has bargained in good faith over the past months of enterprise […]

Deep drill gold project underway in Victorian goldfields

Victoria has not had a gold mining heyday since it helped populate Australia and dominated national gold production from the mid 1800s until the early 1900s. But now, with the help of a GBM Resources and the Victorian government, that could all be changing.

CPRS heads to the Senate again

THE lower house of Parliament passed the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme for the third time yesterday, with the Australian Labor Party needing seven extra votes to get it passed in the Senate……more at International Longwall […]

SafeEquip relocatable safety stations from Enware Australia put emergency aid where it is needed

Relocatable safety stations that can be customised to the safety needs of specific sites and industries are set to be introduced by Enware Australia…..infolink

Construction, mining equipment sales fell 27% in 2009

The Australian construction and mining equipment market fell by 27% in 2009, according to figures released by the Construction and Mining equipment Industry group (CMEIG) and Datamotive Business Intelligence (DBI)….more at The Earthmover & Civil […]

Allmineral Technology Selected for Iron Ore Beneficiation.

Attached please find a press release on: MSP Engineering (formerly known as McSweeney Partners) is pleased to announce that they have acquired the Australian and New Zealand agencies for allmineral Processing Equipment.

Metso to supply grinding equipment to Newcrest gold mine in Australia

Metso will supply two complete grinding mills and related equipment to Newcrest Cadia Valley gold mine in New South Wales, Australia. The value of these two orders is over EUR 16 million, and the delivery […]

Mozambique approves new coal-fired power station

Australian coal producer Riversdale Mining has received environmental approval from Mozambique for the construction of its Benga power plant. The power station, which would be developed in two stages, would help meet increasing regional demand for

MineWare announces appointment of non executive director

Australian mine monitoring technology firm, MineWare Pty Ltd, has appointed Mr Lyle Bruce to its board as an independent Non Executive Director….more at MineWare

Water Trucks go Aussie

Sydney based road tanker manufacturer and rental business, Water Trucks Direct, have made a decision to standardise on Aussie Quik Prime pumps from Australian Pump Industries ’ product range. The company, operating from a facility at McGraths Hill in Sydney make a complete range of water tankers equipped for both dust suppression and water transport.

Coal expansion sees approval despite dispute

An expansion of a coal mine north of Wollongong has been granted approval after appeals against it have been dismissed in the Land and Environment Court….more at Australian Mining

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.