Australia Mining News

Iron ore dangerously close to $60 a tonne

Ongoing concerns that looming steel production cuts in China on environmental grounds will sap steel mill demand continue to weigh on prices.

Australia state kills plan to hike gold mining tax over job fears

Proposal sought to raise hundreds of million of dollars in additional taxes on gold mining, but industry warned the step would spark job losses.

A world first at Roy Hill

RCT and Roy Hill have joined forces to ensure safety at the prominent mine site.

Mercury from the northern hemisphere reaches Australia

By tracing the air backwards in time, the scientists found that high-mercury air travelled over the Indonesian archipelago before arriving in Australia.

Newcrest Mining looks to solar at Cadia mine as power prices soar

Newcrest Mining chief executive Sandeep Biswas says the gold miner is examining whether a solar farm could be installed at it flagship Cadia mine in NSW to help insulate the operation from soaring electricity prices.

New program in Queensland aims to attract 3,000 new mining jobs

The Queensland Government is getting behind a pilot program that, together with an industry group, is hoping to bring thousands of mining equipment and services positions to the Bowen Basin within the next decade.

Australians protest Carmichael coal mine in 'national day of action'

Australians opposed to the Adani Group's Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin of Queensland expressed their displeasure at the project on Saturday.

Russia takes advantage of China's North Korea coal ban

As North Korean imports of anthracite coal have waned with sanctions, those from Russia have soared.

Top iron ore exporter sees price dipping below $50 a tonne by 2019

Australia’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science sees iron ore prices averaging $50 a tonne next year, and dropping to $49 a tonne in 2019.

Barrick to pay $20 million to settle Pascua-Lama arbitration case

Lawsuit was filed last year after the miner halted payments due to a local group.

Australia's Port Hedland China iron ore exports up 2.8 pct in Sept — port

Overall, September iron ore shipments from the world's biggest export terminal for the steelmaking raw material increased to 43.4 million tonnes from 42.8 million in August.

Robots under Swedish forest breathe life into ancient mines

Mining ihas been one of the last sectors to use a surge in computer processing power, cloud data storage and complex algorithms to make sense of huge amounts of scattered information - routine in today’s retail and manufacturing businesses.

Adani aims to wrap-up Australia project funding by March

India's Adani Enterprises Ltd aims to tie-up financing for its Carmichael coal mine project in Australia by March 2018, a senior company executive told Reuters, adding it would look to sell a minority stake in the project to help raise funds.

Infrastructure critical to mining success

AECOM’s Technical Director Maneesh Gupta joins the roster of speakers that will present at the 2017 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)

Why lithium, why now?

A global energy transition is underway, with lithium-ion as one of the leading energy storage technologies for both handheld technology and electric cars.

Rio Tinto back on track to haul iron ore in driverless trains in 2018

Staff sitting hundreds of km away oversaw successful pilot run.

Chinese carmaker to take $28m stake in Australian lithium company

Great Wall will be involved in what seems to be the first direct investment in a lithium supplier by an automaker.

Novo Lítio to start drilling at Sweden's Spodumenberget site

Mapping of the area has shown presence of pegmatite outcrops over a strike length of 340m, up to 100m wide, with surrounding areas masked by glacial cover.

More opposition to Berkeley's uranium mine in Spain

Nuclear energy experts from a variety of countries expressed their support to the protest actions carried out by Stop Uranio against Berkeley Minera España

Innovation & Collaboration at IMARC 2017

MICROMINE will be exhibiting at the annual International Mining and Resource Conference 2017 in Melbourne.

Caterpillar advances latest machines and technology at AusIMM underground operators’ conference

Caterpillar Global Mining is participating in the AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference as an exhibitor, conference sponsor and presenter.

Announcement of ISR Symposium at ALTA 2018

ALTA are pleased to announce a focussed one-day ISR Symposium, organised in cooperation with CSIRO Minerals, will be included in ALTA 2018.

Rio Tinto adopts global paid parental leave standard

The new standard was announced Sept. 21 and will provide employees with job security, 18 weeks' leave for primary caregivers, and more.

China to revoke over 1,000 iron ore mining licences amid pollution crackdown

Figure represents about a third of the country's iron ore mines currently in operations.

Australia's Roy Hill says can expand iron ore capacity beyond target

Iron ore miner says it has the ability to expand its production capacity beyond the 55 million tonnes it has targeted.