Australia Mining News

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 […]

Gemcom to Speak at the Caving 2010 Second International Symposium on Block and Sublevel Caving

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – April 12, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialized mining productivity solutions, today announced that company executives Dr. Tony Diering, vice president of advanced technologies, and Daniel […]

ABB Unveils Conveyor Control Software

MEIOnline reports that ABB Australia has developed the Mining Conveyor Control Program (MCCP) which is a software package designed for bulk materials handling and conveyor applications…..more at MEIOnline

Australia prime minister worries about Rio Tinto verdict

Australia's prime minister said March 30 that secrecy surrounding China's trial of four Rio Tinto workers for commercial spying leaves room for doubt about the convictions and a major Australian commerce group said the result could harm business confidence.

AECOM wins Kestrel mine extension contract

International Longwall News reports that AECOM Technology Corporation has won a $US12 million design contract from Rio Tinto Coal Australia as part of its Kestrel mine extension project in Queensland….more at International Longwall News

TWP Australia awarded EPCM contract for Siana gold project

The Australian arm of South African engineering company, TWP, has been awarded the EPCM contract for Red 5's Siana gold project

Moolarben to tap into Ulan water

International Longwall News YANCOAL Australia plans to amend the stage 1 development of its Moolarben project in the Upper Hunter Valley of New South Wales to establish a dewatering borefield in preparation for longwall mining […]

NL Technologies Australia Can Now Sell Polaris Cap Lamps with Group II Certification for Surface Industries with Explosive Environments

Brisbane, Australia – NL Technologies (NLT), manufacturer of The Northern LightTM range of cap lamps, including Polaris, Eclipse, GII, and GIIIR announces today an approval that goes well beyond mining.  The all new Polaris cordless, […]

Gladstone coal terminal move is welcome

International Longwall News reports that A DRAFT decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to close the Gladstone coal terminal is welcome and expected, industry insiders have told International Longwall News….more at International Longwall […]

King of the Pit

Arctic cold to Australian heat, the Hitachi EX8000-6 is proving to be the hardest-working, most dependable mining excavator available today.

Sustainable development of coal seam gas projects

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), an engineering and project delivery firm, says an upfront investment in environmentally and socially sensitive design is likely to pay dividends for the coal seam gas (CSG) sector. SKM: “CSG is an important growth industry for Australia and Asia, particularly China, India, and Indonesia. It has the potential to underpin significant [...]

3M Australia introduces speciality particulate respirators

the 9042AUS particulate respirators include foundry operations, mining, metal processing, printing, light duty welding, agricultural

Largest mining motor in the world on Joy AFC for Xstrata Coal in Australia

ATB Morley says the 11 kV motor it recently supplied to Xstrata Coal “is the very first of its kind; historically most large electrical motors supplied for underground coal mining have been manufactured suitable for a maximum voltage of 3,300 V. [This] motor weighing in at 10 t currently stands as the largest underground mining [...]

Eurotire selects Australian software “enTIRE” for its Global Data Collection and Analysis Requirements

Mining & Quarry WorldVehicle  reports that management Corporation (VMC) a Perth Software developer announce that their Tyre Management product enTIRE has been selected by Eurotire, an emerging international mining tyre manufacturer, for its global data […]

Protecting equipment, tools and machinery with innovative packaging

Intercept Technology has been wrapping equipment, tools, machines, and parts with packaging products for Australian and US mining companies for many years. The protective layer keeps moisture out and neutralises damaging corrosive gases. Items can then be stored indoors or outdoors in parts of the world where there are harsh pollutants, with items as clean [...]

Review of contractual arrangements between Australian Aboriginal enterprises and the resource industry

The Pilbara Aboriginal Contractors Association Inc. (PACA), has compiled a report  which details a distinct lack of opportunities for Aboriginal contractors in our rich mining region. PACA has begun pressuring the State Government to respond […]

Silver Lake opens up new gold hopes in Murchison

The successful mid-tier, high-grade gold producer near Kalgoorlie, Silver Lake Resources, has found a new lead in an old mining camp in the Murchison goldfield in the mid north of Western Australia.

Ivernia Restarts Processing at Magellan Mine

Ivernia said its Magellan mine in Western Australia resumed its processing operations on 22 February…..more at MEIOnline

China orders bring some joy

STRONG underground original equipment orders from China were not enough to offset decreases in the United States and Australia for Joy Global in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, but the OEM’s results were […]