Australia Mining News

Improving safety and productivity with the world’s first wireless electronic blasting system

Orica's Chief Commercial Officer described the technology as being a game-changer for the industry.

SLIDESHOW: Paulson hedge fund in blistering attack on top gold miners

“If we don’t do anything we will continually be disappointed and the industry will slowly dig itself into a hole of irrelevance and oblivion.”

BHP says 2017 a ‘tipping point’ for electric cars

Arnoud Balhuizen, head of marketing at BHP, said the impact of the looming electric vehicle boom for raw materials producers would be felt first in the metals markets and only later in oil.

Hon. Barnaby Joyce confirmed for IMARC

Deputy Prime Minister the Honourable Barnaby Joyce has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne.

Caterpillar and Fortescue moving forward with expansion of autonomous truck fleet in Australia

Companies have reached agreement for the expansion of Cat® Command for Hauling at Fortescue’s iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

New Talisman Gold buys 80% of New Zealand’s Rahu Project

The New Zealand-listed company acquired 100 per cent of Newcrest NZ Exploration, a Newcrest Mining subsidiary

Iron ore sheds almost 4 pct more — worst week since May 2016

The commodity has fallen every week so far in September.

Iron ore price craters

Benchmark price down 7.4% on Thursday.

Iron ore's recent reversal likely the start of longer slide: Russell

As always when prices start to decline after a surge that appeared unrelated to supply-demand fundamentals, the question is will the reverse become a rout and where exactly does fair value lie?

Indian billionaire Agarwal to be Anglo American’s top shareholder

He intends to buy as much as 1.5 billion pounds (about$2 billion) worth of additional Anglo American shares.

BHP Olympic Dam produces first copper cathode from heap leach pilot plan

Bureau Veritas’ state-of-the art mineral testing facility in Adelaide is supporting BHP and South Australia to achieve their Copper Growth Strategies.

BHP Billiton Foundation launches two new transparency projects

BHP Billiton Foundation announced Tuesday its financial support for two new global projects launched at an event held in Washington DC.

BHP’s shareholders to vote whether firm should leave Australia’s top mining lobby group

Investors to vote on the two resolutions submitted ethical investing group ACCR at BHP’s annual general meeting in London in October.

Innovation comes full circle

Kal Tire’s new tyre management innovation program was created to help improve mine site productivity and safety.

Aussie consortium to spend $12m in research to boost copper production

Initiative is part of South Australia’s government strategy that aims to triple the state's copper production to one-million tonnes a year by 2030.

Rio Tinto's chief financial officer Chris Lynch to retire in 2018

He joined the company's board in September 2011 and was appointed chief financial officer in April 2013.

Pitram the focus at Underground Operators Conference

The annual event is celebrating its 40th year and is shaping up as one of the largest programs the conference has ever presented.

Australia's Newcrest restarts output at part of quake-damaged gold mine

Cadia - the company's biggest and lowest-cost source of gold - led to a 55-percent fall in gold output at the mine in the June quarter.

Mineral exploration in Australia: Good News

Mineral exploration spending (excluding petroleum), which rose 9.9 per cent in the June quarter to an estimated $437.7 million on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Eriez boosts mining efficiency with CEEC sponsorship deal

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) is an international, not-for-profit company entirely funded by sponsorship from the minerals industry.

‘Built to last’ – Striker appoints Onetrak as the dealer for Australia

The company is privately owned, Australian built and bred, and encompasses the core values of a ‘can do’ attitude and specialises in crushers and screens that are ‘built to last’.

Underground Operators Conference 2017 to celebrate its 40th year

From October 16–18 the Gold Coast will host the AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference 2017 (UGOPS2017).

Raising the bar for safety and tyre life in the Pilbara

Two years before the greenfield Roy Hill mine site began hauling iron ore with one of the largest fleets in Australia’s Pilbara region, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group.

New WA nickel mine hoping to cash in on battery demand

A new nickel mine that just opened in Western Australia is pinning its hopes on the use of nickel in electric vehicle batteries.

Australia state raises gold royalty, other mining fees to repair budget

Gold miners in Western Australia state are being hit with an increase in royalty payments under measures released on Thursday that are designed to return the one-time "economic engine of a nation" to fiscal health via revenue from the mining sector.