Iron Ore Mining News

Xstrata approves $589 million facelift for Ernest Henry Mining

Xstrata Copper has approved a $589 million investment to transform its open-cut Ernest Henry Mining to an underground mine and become Queensland’s first iron ore producer….more at Australian Mining

The 2009 Quarry Academy: Go Beyond the Iron

'Counting each ton and making each ton count' is a mindset required in today's difficult economy to minimize costs and maximize profits. With the radical shift of the market environment, special emphasis at this year's […]

Ground breaking ceremony marks start of new iron ore mine

The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett - known for his keen interest in resource development - joined Australian and Chinese officials Sunday for a ceremony to mark the start of a magnetite-iron ore project that will help open up the Mid West region of the State

Faragher approves Southdown iron ore mine

Australia’s largest magnetite producer, Grange Resources, has received the final all-clear for its Southdown iron ore project from Western Australian Environment Minister Donna Faragher……more at Australian Mining

Kumba's Iron ore output and exports to rise in 2009 – CEO

The group said it will produce 38m tones of the steel making ingredient

Smart wireless network helps boost iron ore production by 12% at Samarco’s Germano mine

Brazil’s Samarco, one of the world’s largest exporters of iron ore pellets, has seen a 12% in production at its Germano mine in Mariana, with the application of Smart Wireless technology to improve plant availability and protect key assets. Emerson’s WirelessHARTTM standard network uses Rosemount® wireless flow and pressure transmitters to reliably monitor the seal water injection [...]

Uralmash shovel delivery

Uralmash has successfully delivered and commissioned a rope shovel at a Karelsky okatysh iron ore mine in Northwest Russia

Rösler starts own retreading facility in Australia and becomes supplier for Rio Tinto

Rösler has signed a one-year supply contract with Rio Tinto to deliver Schelkmann Precured Retreaded (SPR) tyres to Rio Tinto’s iron ore mines in Western Australia. There is also potential for Rösler to supply Rio […]

Sandvik supplies major mine restart

Sandvik has announced that it has been selected to supply a range of mining equipment to Northern Iron Ltd’s Sydvaranger Gruve open-pit iron mine which is due to reopen soon.

Much iron ore news but burgeoning metal prices allow projects to blossom generally

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (September 11): There has been an influx of iron ore news in the last fortnight with this issue covering reports from 15 prospective projects. Gindalbie Metals has received final state environmental approval for its Karara project in Western Australia; FerrAus has executed two binding agreements with China [...]

China' next round of ore talks in jeopardy

China's next iron ore pricing negotiation is now in jeopardy after Rio Tinto suspended this year's talks with Chinese steel mills without agreement just two months before the 2010 round was due to begin.

Prime Power supported by Olympian Generator Sets

Australia recently won orders worth $60 million for power projects to help the international mining group, Rio Tinto,  at their iron-ore mines in the Pilbara region of north-west Western Australia.According to Saju Pothen, ABB Australia’s

First order for new maintenance workshop in China: Siemens provides maintenance service for continuous slab casters of Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.

Linz, Austria, Aug 13, 2009 For the trade press Siemens VAI (Taicang) Manufacturing Co. (SVMC) and the Chinese steel manufacturer Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (NISCO) have signed a roller refurbishment contract for two continuous […]

Project News paints a diverse metals and minerals picture

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (July 17): This issue we cover a wide variety of minerals and metals ranging from the usual batch of iron ore, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, zinc and nickel projects to oil sands, fluorspar, potash, tin and chromium projects. We also have reports from two diamond projects (one in [...]

China expected to raise investment in Australia

Mining Journal (June 10, 2009) - China is set to accelerate investment in iron-ore projects in Australia, the world’s biggest exporter, after the collapse of its deal to buy stakes in mines owned by Rio Tinto.

Eriez® Flocculators Speed Settling of Magnetic Solids from Slurries and Liquid Lines

Erie, Pa. – New, efficient Magnetic Flocculators developed by Eriez® are helping the iron and steel industries achieve cleaner water faster and more economically by increasing the settling rates in liquids and slurries. Eriez' line […]

Iron Ore Company of Canada averts long layoffs

Rumors of a lengthy shutdown of Iron Ore of Canada have evaporated as the company announced it would limit its closure of its Labrador City operations to five weeks. Author: Dorothy Kosich Posted:  Monday , 18 […]

Pacific Sensor Technologies PAT-7021 water-proof pen tester measures electrical conductivity

Chemical Semi-conductor Power generation Hospitals Textile Iron and steel Food and beverage Mining Electroplating Pulp and paper Petroleum and marine industries Pacific Sensor Technologies’ PAT-7021 water proof

Monadelphous bags new contracts

ENGINEERING firm Monadelphous Group has been awarded coal, alumina and iron ore contracts worth a combined $A100 million….more at International Longwall News

FEED package for Karara Iron Ore

An AUD12 million contract has been awarded by Karara Mining Ltd to Bateman Engineering to carry out the front end engineering design (FEED) for the Karara iron-ore project in Western Australia. The project, awarded in […]

Chinese Iron Ore Imports Hit Record High for Third Month

Record imports could mean a healthy steel demand or risk saturating the market if a recovery in steel demand fails to meet expectations.

Iron Ore Company of Canada Further Integrates Modular Products

Modular Mining Systems, Inc., the world leader in powerful information management systems for maximizing mine productivity, announces that the Iron Ore Company of Canada (IOC), a Rio Tinto operation in Labrador City, has renewed their […]

Callidan Instruments breaks into Russian market with MoistScan

Callidan Instruments, with help from Moscow based Instrumentation Company Konvels, has introduced its MoistScan® online microwave moisture technology to a wide range of industries in Russia. Many gauges have been purchased for online moisture analysis and control, with applications including iron ore, coal concentrate and mineral salts.

China may require Rio Tinto to lower iron ore price by 82%

An official with China Iron and Steel Association said late Monday China might require Rio Tinto Group and its rivals to cut iron ore prices to meet 1994 levels steel prices had plunged to.