Australia Mining News

Seequent merges Geosoft and Leapfrog brands

Seequent is known for its Leapfrog 3D geological modelling solutions.

Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America

In the past two years, Cat  has  been  working  on  growing  its  offering,  particularly  in  the  underground  segment,  as  well  as  filling  up  some  gaps  in  terms  of  trucks  sizes.

Gold production up 60% over last year at RNC Minerals’ Beta Hunt mine

Year-to-date October 31, 2018 mined gold ounces was 71,957.

Second Australian iron-ore train derailed in less than a week

Thirty empty ore wagons ran off the tracks in the southern part of Western Australia on Sunday.

Rio’s Argyle pink diamonds tender breaks record

The 2018 collection of the finest pink, red and violet diamonds continued its trajectory of double-digit price growth.

BHP to meet iron ore commitments despite train derailment – CEO

The miner suspended its rail operations after the incident that wrecked track and left a locomotive and wagons upturned nearly 120 km south of Port Hedland.

Australia state to roll out new mine rehabilitation rules

Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines.

BHP says Port Hedland iron ore reserves not expected to cover derailment disruption

The global miner expects to have partial rail operations back up and running in about one week.

3D visualization to ramp up speed, accuracy on drilling projects

Seequent and IMDEX are collaborating to integrate IMDEX HUB-IQ, which provides access to sub-surface data.

Australia's Port Hedland iron ore shipments to China fall 12% in October

The October figure was also down 7 percent from the same month a year earlier, according to port figures.

BHP suspends Western Australia rail operations after runaway train incident

BHP suspended all its iron ore rail operations on Monday after a train ran away at high speed for nearly 100 kilometres before being forcibly derailed.

How to find mineral deposits at the edges of ancient continents

Hint: you just need to chart the life cycle of sulphur.

Australian Mines shares soar after partnering with Indian firm to produce key battery metal

Second major R&D collaboration this year to examine the use of scandium in next-generation battery storage technology.

BHP to return $10.4 billion in buyback, special dividend bonanza

BHP had promised to return all of the net proceeds from the $10.8 billion sale of its U.S. shale business to shareholders when the deal was announced in July.

BHP announces $5.2B share buyback, keeps promise to return US Onshore asset sale proceeds

The world's biggest miner promised in July to return the $10.5 billion in sale proceeds to shareholders.

Glencore is going to get crazy rich on coal next year

Glencore expected to achieve annual cash savings of more than $300 million in its coal business by the end of 2018, but now it expects savings of more than $450 million by year-end.

Australia’s world-class minerals industry shows global leadership on sustainability

Sustainability in Action: Australian Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals, produced in partnership with Cardno, outlines the work of seven MCA member companies and the Minerals Tertiary Education Council to deliver improved environmental, economic and social outcomes for Australians.

Biggest infrastructure play since the Roman Empire presents upside for Australian business

With $350 billion to spend in the next five years, China’s One Belt One Road – the massive push for a new ‘Silk Road’ – offers huge opportunities for the Australian resources sector.

ICMM introduces innovation roadmap for cleaner mining vehicles

Following two innovation summits between ICMM members and suppliers, a governance model for collaboration has been designed.

Are miners on the path to sustainable profit?

Companies need to manage the cost of failure, not the rate of failure.

Lynas jumps after winning temporary extension for Malaysia rare earth plant

The Australian rare earths miner has been granted an extension to a temporary permit to store residue at its Malaysian site.

Rare earths in the cross-hairs of new high-tech arms race

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.

Spend don't splurge, investors tell miners as M&A, capex surges

Capital expenditure among the 10 largest metals and mining companies is forecast to advance to about $35 billion this year, the first annual rise since 2013.

MOU signing solidifies relations between Australia and Mauritius

The Australia-Africa Chamber of Commerce (AACC) and the Australian Chamber of Commerce Mauritius (AustCham) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Monday 29th October 2018.

Yanzhou Coal's Australia bet wins over Goldman on price gain

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co.’s high-profile acquisition of assets in Australia last year is set to pay dividends