Australia Mining News

Australia coal losses mount

Australia's devastating floods could remove 5 percent or more of steelmaking coal from world markets, a major bank estimated on Wednesday, as signs emerged that damage and disruption to coal infrastructure continued to spread with […]

Rio declares force majeure on Boyne aluminium

Premiums for spot primary aluminium in Asia are unlikely to rise after Rio Tinto declared force majeure on shipments from its Boyne unit, due to weak demand and sufficient supplies. Photo by Patrick Hoesly.

Contract miner Leighton says floods halt activities

Mining Weekly reports: ASX-listed contract miner and construction specialist the Leighton Group on Wednesday reported that a number of its contract mining operations in Queensland had been affected by the severe weather conditions in Queensland.

South Korea's POSCO reluctant to pass rising steel costs to buyers

The chief executive of POSCO, the world's No.3 steelmaker, said it would be difficult to raise steel prices enough to cover rising raw materials costs stemming from flooding in Australia, which has affected coal mines, rail links and ports.

Fortescue Investing $8.4B to Expand Iron Ore Production

Fortescue Metals has approved capital expenditures totaling $8.4 billion to expand its iron ore production in Western Australia from 55 million to 155 million mt/y over a period of 30 months. The expansion and spending […]

Aker Wirth and Rio Tinto sign contract for part of Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future™ program

On November 29 last year Aker Wirth and Rio Tinto signed a contract for the delivery and testing of the first Tunnel Boring System (TBS), which has been developed for Rio’s Mine of the Future program. The TBS embodies Aker Wirth’s innovative Mobile Tunnel Miner concept and will be tested at Northparkes copper mine in Australia. This [...]

Xstrata says it is too early to say when its Blakefield South mine will reopen

The mine, in Australia's New South Wales was closed on Wednesday after a fire broke out in the mine Coal miner Xstrata on Friday said it was too early to say when it could reopen Australia's Blakefield South coal mine, which has been shut down due to a

A meagre upside, admittedly, but Queensland rebuild will boost GDP

IT IS little comfort for those who have lost everything but Queensland's floods could provide some economic growth as communities rebuild, households replace damaged appliances and coal prices increase.

'Significant' heavy rare earths find at Australian copper/cobalt project

China Yunnan Copper reports a significant drill intercept of heavy rare earths at its Mt. Dorothy prospect in north-west Queensland SYDNEY - With a significant heavy rare earth element intercept at the China Yunnan Copper Australia (ASX: CYU) Mount

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