China Mining News

A heavy-duty mining success in China

During a long, well-planned process, Anshan's iron ore mine in Qidashan, China, has built and completely restructured its mining process. After two remodeling phases, completed together with Metso, the mine today produces over 10 million […]

Enerpac Strand Lift safely hoists massive iron ore mills from China

An Enerpac (A Division of Actuant Corp) Strand Lift system capable of safely positioning huge loads to accuracies within fractions of a millimeter is being employed by VDM Group in constructing Australia’s largest-ever magnetite mining and […]

Small Australian iron ore miners face some big challenges

Some analysts are concerned that many of these producers are too reliant on Chinese demand, especially as China begins to build its own mines.

Bateman Beijing Axis – a China-focused global procurement house

Bateman Engineering and The Beijing Axis China Sourcing Unit have formalised the Bateman Beijing Axis, a  procurement business that will assist firms on a global basis benefit from the optimised cost-effectiveness, delivery times and quality available when sourcing from China for capital projects, equipment and commodities. At the same time, the company also supports Chinese firms [...]

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.

Industrea wins another Chinese customer

Global mining products and services provider Industrea Limited (ASX:IDL) through its China-based subsidiary Wadam Industries has signed a $2.7m contract for the supply of two Industrea Mining Equipment (IME) 50 tonne longwall roof support carriers […]

Norphonic to showcase robust SIP-based telecom solutions at Mining Exhibition in Moscow

Norphonic will showcase the very latest robust sub-surface mining communication telephone technology at the Mining World Exhibition in Moscow, Russia on the 14-16th April. Mining World is the largest mining exhibition in Russia. This year, […]

Five more bodies found one day after ‘miracle' Chinese mine rescue

A day after 115 miners were rescued from a coal mine in China, a week after the accident, more bodies are still being discovered

World Gold Council signs agreement to develop China market

The World Gold Council (WGC) and the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for strategic co-operation within China’s gold market. This agreement will enhance the exchange of market information between WGC and ICBC to promote domestic demand for gold, encourage investment into the Chinese market, as well [...]

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.

China coal mine rescue 'miracle' – 114 miners saved

Rescuers have saved 114 miners from a flooded coal mine under development after a week - and are still looking for another 39.

World Gold Council, China's biggest bank to join forces to promote gold investments in China

ICBC and the WGC will share gold market resources, promote domestic demand and market new products in the country.

WGC: significant untapped growth potential exists in the Chinese gold market

Chinese demand for gold is set to double in tonnage terms within just ten years according to the latest World Gold Council (WGC) publication, Gold in the Year of the Tiger. Chinese gold consumption was worth more than $14 billion in 2009 - equivalent to 11% of global demand. The report shows that over the [...]

Rescue crews search for 153 workers trapped in Chinese coal project flooding accident

For the second time this month, workers are trapped underground as a result of accidental flooding in state-sanctioned Chinese coal projects now under construction.

Zambia's Munali nickel mine back in production

Albidon's now Chinese-controlled Munali nickel mine in Zambia is back in production after low nickel prices last year forced a halt to operations.

Big hurdles still before China

International Longwall News reports that THE Chinese steel industry still needs to overcome some big structural demand hurdles and while the supply side can still surprise on the upside, demand is questionable, according to London-based […]

Cutting-edge technology – Cat engines power IHC Merwede dredger for Tianjin Shunhang

Since establishing a preferred supplier status with China-based IHC Merwede, the global leader in the design, fabrication and supply of equipment for the dredging industry, Cat® engines have powered dozens of dredgers supplied for the […]

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 [...]

Volvo to establish BRIC technology centre in China

Volvo Construction Equipment plans to build a design and technology centre that will concentrate on the development of products and components targeted at the needs of customers in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, as well as devising appropriate areas for co-operation between Volvo’s SDLG and Volvo brands. The approximately $40 million investment [...]

Gold less important to China than base metals – Hallgarten's Ecclestone

Despite the popular belief China needs western mining technology, Hallgarten's Christopher Ecclestone argues China has been a mining power for centuries that isn't dependent on foreign mining for advancement.

Rio staff trial a test for China

THE trial of four Rio Tinto employees next week will be widely watched as a test of whether China is willing to honour commitments to foreign investors and be a responsible member of the world community.

Gloomy picture for Chinese steel mills this year – CISA

The mills, which already face excessive output, have been asked to accept a doubling of prices from their top supplier, Vale, a Chinese official said.

China’s biggest coal mine goes diesel with Bucyrus CL10C compact loaders

Bucyrus has delivered five CL10C compact loaders to China Shenhua Energy Co for operation in the longwall mines managed by Shenhua Shenfu-Dongsheng Coal Co. The 10 t capacity loaders are the first electronically controlled diesel vehicles supplied to the Chinese underground coal mining industry. They are designed to raise loads to a height of 1 [...]

Rio Tinto says India will match China's demand for key commodities soon

Australian News.Net Tuesday 16th March, 2010 Global miner Rio Tinto has predicted that while China's demand for iron ore, copper, coal and aluminium will grow during the next 15 years, India will soon take the lead for further demand.

Komatsu expects record sales in mining equipment

Macquarie Commodities reports that Japan’s Komatsu, which has a 35% share of the world’s mining equipment market, expects global sales to rise by 10% to near-record levels in FY2010/11, driven by strong demand for commodities. In China, sales are expected to see even stronger growth of 40-50%. Komatsu also reports a progressive trend toward more [...]