IMARC Mining News

Super Ministry to aggressively grow Ecuador mining industry by 2021

Ecuador’s newly appointed Vice Minister of Mines, Fernando L. Benalcazar, had told delegates at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne that his country has put plans in motion to aggressively grow mining from 1.55 per cent of GDP to 4 per cent of GDP by 2021.

Copper: the real precious metal

What does the glamour of motor racing, renewables and mining have in common? According to Antofagasta’s Chief Executive Officer Ivan Arriagada, quite a bit.

Miners underexplore blockchain

The absence of an effective global mineral data exchange and cumbersome Government bureaucracies for managing tenement rights as two examples of how mining is still stuck in models that have their roots in the nineteenth century according to Grant Lenaarts, CEO of Mineral Assurance – an Australian start-up keen to bringing the power of blockchain to the global mining industry.

Do mid-tier miners do it better?

The gold price has remained relatively stable at around US $1200 and $1400 an ounce since 2013, so why is the GDX Index, which measures the performance of the largest gold producers, currently down 70 per cent?

IMARC 2018: Northern Star’s Beament caps off golden year with Legend Award

Northern Star Resources Executive Chairman Bill Beament has capped of a remarkable period of success for the company by being awarded the Mines and Money Legend in Mining at the International Mines and Resources Conference in Melbourne.

Mine of the future – Ditching Diesel for Electric

Goldcorp’s Borden project is set to transform the mining industry by replacing all diesel mobile equipment with Electric Vehicles, to deliver environmental, health and safety and economic benefits.

Nuclear expert calls out politicians for stalling while carbon burns

While Australia heads to another election cycle grappling with energy and climate policy, the one solution with serious potential to meet our high baseload power needs with zero emissions is being ignored.

Record low costs a necessity for Australia’s international competitiveness

The resources sector is fundamental to Australia’s economic prosperity according to Fortescue Metals Group CEO Elizabeth Gaines during a presentation at the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne today.

Like Silicon Valley? Miners face uphill slog in drive to go digital

The mining industry needs to change the barbecue conversation - Jean-Sebastien Jacques Rio Tinto CEO

New mandate sees Northern investment dollars flow

A new investment mandate for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund (NAIF) is helping more major projects get off the ground sooner, according to NAIF Executive Director Peter Ross.

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.

Sustainable mining is a force for good: Butler

Mining needs to embrace its role as an agent of change for good – and tell the story of how it does this better – if it wants to continue to compete for investment dollars and talent in the future, according to International Council of Mining and Metals CEO Tom Butler.

Automation: 70% change management & 30% technology

While automation is often seen as a silver bullets that can solve a range of mining’s problems, for Roy Hill’s Christine Eriksen automation is actually a holistic approach with the majority of the time, effort and funds to be invested in changing in the people working with the technology on the frontline.

Crowdsourcing platform unearths a gold mine of opportunities

Within the highly competitive and capital-intensive mining sector, crowdsourced technology-driven solutions to some of the industry's most challenging problems are being unearthed.

Investment in innovation still at low end of spectrum

The global mining sector’s comeback signalled great expectations—improved employment, wages and economic wealth. However, the windfall will be short lived according to Peter Bryant, managing partner of Chicago-based strategic growth firm Clareo.

Top spot as best resources nation at risk

“In the last 20 years, we have seen remarkable growth in the resources sector. We have double the number of people working in mining today than we did before the mining boom. The mining sector regularly contributes over $20 billion in corporate taxation, second to only financial services and it is our biggest export industry accounting for 57 per cent of our exports as a nation.

World’s safest construction and mining truck debuts at IMARC

Scania Australia revealed the new XT mining and construction range next-generation trucks at Melbourne’s International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) today, giving the industry the first opportunity to examine the extra-tough truck in the metal.

Maintaining a ‘triple bottom line’ key to responsible investment

To be considered an ethical, investors must weigh up the development impact, sustainability and profitability in equal portion according to Namrata Thapar.

“Who will be running your future mine”

Miners must prepare their workforce today, to meet the demands of tomorrow’s digital age, or risk future growth and innovation.

BHP’s Chief Commercial Officer says relationships are crucial in the supply chain

While average realised prices have been strong for the most recent fiscal year, BHP’s Chief Commercial Officer, Arnoud Balhuizen has warned to not get too caught up with the numbers alone.

Collaborations ensure people remain mining’s greatest resource

Software solutions are inspiring strategic partnerships between the mining industry and education providers as they collaborate to support skills growth across Victoria’s METS sector.

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.

Investors doubling their capital injection at IMARC this year

In only its fifth year, the International Mining and Resources Conference has grown to be one of the largest events of its kind attracting the industry’s biggest operators and investors alike.

Seven billion reasons to visit Australia’s ‘spiritual home of mining’ this October

MELBOURNE - In less than two months, Australia’s largest mining event will attract investors with billions in their pockets to Melbourne for four days of learning, unparalleled networking and deal-making at the 5th annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) taking place in Melbourne from 29th October to 1st November.

International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)

The IMARC 2018 programme covers all aspects of mining, from exploration to investment, production to optimisation through to new technologies.