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How Queensland’s resource dollars turbocharge state economy

century2_wideweb__470x2960.jpg A$707 a second is how much the Queensland minerals and energy resources sector spends on goods and services from Queensland businesses; wages and salaries paid to its Queensland employees, and voluntary community contributions to Queensland communities. This is just a sample of the data available from a new website www. Queenslandeconomy.com.au

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.

Geosoft hosts open house and client appreciation event at its new corporate headquarters

November 12, 2009 – Geosoft welcomed more than 100 guests at an open house and client appreciation event held at its new corporate headquarters located in the historical Queens Quay Terminal in Toronto, Canada. "We're […]

Embedding sustainability for enduring project value

Susanne Cooper and Nick Fleming* of SKM note that “sustainability is not just a political buzz word used to satisfy the concerns of stakeholders or environmentalists; it is critical to the success and longevity of […]

Rio Tinto Alcan inaugurates breakthrough US$225 million potlining treatment pilot plant in Quebec

MONTREAL, June 12 /PRNewswire/ – Rio Tinto Alcan officially inaugurated its newly commissioned pilot plant for the treatment of spent potlining, in Saguenay, Quebec. The event was attended by over 200 representatives of the regional […]

NEW POLL – Would you mind living near a mine?

In response to polls we have run recently, one reader suggested that a community's acceptance of a mine may depend ... [Full Story]

Xstrata gains global recognition for HIV/AIDS community program in South Africa

Xstrata Coal South Africa has won a prestigious Business Excellence Award from the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC). The GBC Award for Business Excellence in HIV/AIDS Expanded Community Initiatives recognises Xstrata Coal’s innovative public-private partnership which has strengthened local health services and extended HIV/AIDS and TB testing, counselling and treatment in two health districts [...]

Xstrata gains global recognition for HIV/AIDS community program in South Africa

Xstrata Coal South Africa has won a prestigious Business Excellence Award from the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria (GBC). The GBC Award for Business Excellence in HIV/AIDS Expanded Community Initiatives recognises Xstrata Coal’s innovative public-private partnership which has strengthened local health services and extended HIV/AIDS and TB testing, counselling and treatment in two health districts [...]

Kenya: Community Poor Yet Blessed With a Variety of Minerals

For years, pastoralists have grazed animals in the vast, hilly and dry land of Pokot, Turkana and Marakwet districts, oblivious of what lies beneath the soil. The harsh climate has hampered agricultural activities, but the […]

Environmental concerns and increasing electricity demand are boosting the nuclear energy market

Supplying over 31% of electricity demand, nuclear energy plays a key role in the EU’s generation structure, and emerges as a comprehensive and cost-effective generating option. In fact, it has the potential to reduce carbon […]

First Dinotshi trucks arrive at Lonmin's Marikana

Lonmin is pleased to announce that the first Dinothsi trucks have arrived at the Group's Marikana operations to begin ore transportation. In August 2007, Lonmin signed a five year ore transport contract with Dinotshi Transport […]

Active control unveils breakthrough “starfish™” feature for ActiveMine wireless communications system

TORONTO, May 6, 2008 – Active Control Technology Inc. (TSX-V:ACT) announced today a major enhancement of ActiveMineTM, the premier wireless communications and locating system for mines, that represents a breakthrough in underground mining communications. The […]

Terex Names Laura Kiernan As Director Of Investor Relations

WESTPORT, CT, May 5, 2008 — Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) today announced that Laura Kiernan has been appointed to the position of Director, Investor Relations. Ms. Kiernan will have responsibility for all Terex Corporation investor […]

Diavik supports much-needed health care facility

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – As part of its continuing approach to partner to support local community projects, DIAVIK DIAMOND MINES is supporting construction of a new Territorial Dementia Facility in Yellowknife…more at Canadian Mining Journal

New by name but by tradition an old acquaintance

Formerly it was called Rammer, and everyone in the industry knows the company, at least by name. Also by products it is a household name all over the world and truly one of the leaders […]

Timberock International signing up distributors in Mexico and Chile

BY HEIDI ULRICHSEN Timberock International's participation in recent trade missions to Central and South America has paid off. Don Michaluk, sales manager at the Elliot Lake-based company, accompanied Ontario government trade officials and representatives of […]

Silver recovery

The section on processing silver ores also had to go. This noted that Hochschild’s Ares mine is expanding the size of its plant and has ordered five additional Gekko Systems’ InLine Leach Reactors (ILR5000 Batch […]

US coal community calls on congress to advance CCS technology deployment

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts have called on Congress to support a technology solution to climate change.  Their joint letter to key Members of Congress underscores the high priority the entire coal community assigns to the development and deployment of [...]

Leveling the Playing Field

Most stone quarries are created by starting at ground level and excavating down into the earth. Nonetheless, there are a small number of quarries that are started high above ground level on a mountain or […]