- Australian miner reveals heart-shaped gem cut from record pink diamondby Alicia Nally (Latest mining articles) on December 4, 2020 at 11:35 pm
A stunning 15.2 carat heart-shaped pink diamond has been cut from the biggest gem discovered by an Australian mining company in Africa.
- Hummingbird audio alert system keeps vehicles rolling, safelyby Salomae Haselgrove (Australian Mining) on December 4, 2020 at 3:23 pm
Vehicle collisions and rollaways are a worrying cause of workplace injuries or fatalities in Australia. Australian Mining speaks with Hummingbird about how its 16-channel audio alert system is helping to prevent vehicle accidents on mine sites. Australian Mining.
- Pilbara Ports Authority enhancements improve iron ore exportsby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on December 4, 2020 at 10:36 am
Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) has credited upgrades in infrastructure and technology for growing iron ore shipments from its ports. Australian Mining.
- Hastings Deering technology enriches asset managementby Salomae Haselgrove (Australian Mining) on December 4, 2020 at 10:29 am
To enhance its standing as a leading Australian supplier of Cat equipment, Hastings Deering has developed an asset performance management platform to unlock the full potential of a mine. Australian Mining.
- Surging iron ore drives Australia to trade surplusby Vanessa Zhou (Australian Mining) on December 4, 2020 at 10:22 am
Resources exports are guiding Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with iron ore continuing to set new highs as prices reach lucrative levels. Australian Mining.
- OZ Minerals completes Carrapateena ramp upby Salomae Haselgrove (Australian Mining) on December 4, 2020 at 10:08 am
OZ Minerals has increased the production rate at the Carrapateena copper-gold mine in South Australia, achieving a planned ramp up ahead of schedule. Australian Mining.
- North Queensland teens write letter to Indian bank urging them to reject Adani loanby Myles Houlbrook-Walk (Latest mining articles) on December 4, 2020 at 1:01 am
Two teenagers from north Queensland are urging one of the biggest banks in India to reject a mining company's request for a $1 billion loan for the Carmichael mine.
- Scientist Tim Flannery warns of climate impacts if South32 coal mine expansion approvedby Ainslie Drewitt-Smith (Latest mining articles) on December 3, 2020 at 4:31 am
South32 is seeking to expand its Dendrobium mine to extract 78 million tonnes of coal over nearly 30 more years, a development Professor Flannery says poses an "extreme risk" for all.
- NT's new economic strategy will further industrialise Darwin Harbour — but not everyone's happyby Felicity James (Latest mining articles) on December 2, 2020 at 8:22 pm
Larrakia man Nigel Browne fondly remembers catching fish and mud crabs in the little-known pockets of Darwin Harbour as a boy. He says it is a "different place now".
- BlueScope says South32 coal mine expansion 'critical' to its survivalby Ainslie Drewitt-Smith (Latest mining articles) on December 2, 2020 at 6:30 am
The steelmaker tells NSW's Independent Planning Commission that it supports plans to extend the life of the Dendrobium colliery, west of Wollongong, until 2048.
- Peabody to pause Helensburgh's Metropolitan Mine due to 'challenging' coal marketby Jessica Clifford (Latest mining articles) on December 2, 2020 at 3:45 am
Mining giant Peabody will temporarily close its Metropolitan Mine on the Illawarra Coast for eight weeks starting January 4 due to "intense pressure" on coal demand and pricing.
- Mining company Adani fined by Federal Environment Departmentby Lily Nothling (Latest mining articles) on December 2, 2020 at 2:18 am
Mining company Adani pays a $26,000 fine for "misinterpreting" environmental approval conditions at its Carmichael coal mine in central Queensland.
- It was a 'no surprises' Budget but the tensions with China might deal another blow to Queensland's bottom lineby Matt Wordsworth (Latest mining articles) on December 1, 2020 at 10:45 pm
The Palaszczuk Government promised a "no surprises" Budget, and it delivered it, but there might be one surprise beyond its control — China.
- 'No choice but to oppose': Victorian council says no to controversial mineral sands mineby Jarrod Whittaker (Latest mining articles) on December 1, 2020 at 10:22 pm
East Gippsland Shire Council rejects a proposed mineral sands mine east of Melbourne, but the final decision rests with the Planning Minister.
- Less than 10pc of mining companies mention Aboriginal engagement, study findsby Gabriella Marchant (Latest mining articles) on December 1, 2020 at 8:54 pm
A Uni SA evaluation of more than 400 public reports by mining companies in Australia finds fewer than 36 policy mentions relating to Indigenous Australians.
- The NT's economy was battling even before the pandemic. Now its government has a planby Jesse Thompson (Latest mining articles) on December 1, 2020 at 8:48 am
After six months of meetings in which hundreds of ideas were pitched and pondered, the Northern Territory Government unveils its blueprint for post-coronavirus economic recovery.
- WA Premier calls for 'cool heads' in row with China amid fears iron ore exports could be at riskby Nicolas Perpitch (Latest mining articles) on December 1, 2020 at 4:35 am
Mark McGowan is concerned the state's multi-billion dollar iron ore industry will be next on China's tariff hit list as Australia's relationship with Beijing deteriorates further, calling for "discussion and not confrontation".
- Chinese submarine sends video from Earth's deepest ocean trench in world firston November 29, 2020 at 3:24 am
As part of the mission, scientists will collect samples of organisms as well as other "deep-sea materials" as China further explores the potential of harvesting resources from the ocean floor.
- How this living gold-and-blood museum survived its own internal rebellion to turn 50by Rhiannon Stevens (Latest mining articles) on November 28, 2020 at 10:44 pm
Sovereign Hill, where boiled lollies, gold panning, horse poo — and nation-defining history — have become a rite of passage for generations of schoolchildren, is turning 50. But what of its future?
- Why are cancer rates in this part of Kakadu almost double other parts of the NT?by Steve Vivian (Latest mining articles) on November 27, 2020 at 5:38 am
In the Kakadu region surrounding the Ranger Uranium Mine, cancer rates are almost double that of other Aboriginal populations in the NT. A six-year investigation found no link to radiation from the mine, so what's causing it?
- Labor senator criticises NT Government over handling of mine approvalby Cameron Gooley (Latest mining articles) on November 26, 2020 at 8:52 pm
Northern Territory senator Malarndirri McCarthy questions the NT Government's processes after the approval of a large expansion of the McArthur River Mine — a development the sacred sites authority warns could end up like WA's Juukan Gorge disaster.
- Firefighters pursue mine owner for $18m to cover cost of tackling 45-day infernoby Jarrod Whittaker (Latest mining articles) on November 26, 2020 at 6:45 am
The Country Fire Authority's efforts to recover the cost of putting out the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire in eastern Victoria will be considered at a Supreme Court trial starting next year.
- Economic losses from Solomon Islands' oil spill disaster near World Heritage site could reach $50mby Liam Fox (Latest mining articles) on November 26, 2020 at 5:45 am
Documents leaked to the ABC estimate the economic losses caused by an oil spill near a world heritage-listed area of Solomon Islands last year could be as high as $50 million.
- China claims 'quality' problem with Australian coal as $700 million worth sits idle off portsby Bill Birtles (Latest mining articles) on November 25, 2020 at 2:11 pm
China suggests almost $700 million worth of Australian coal is being held up at ports due to "environmental quality" problems.
- A PowerPoint in coal country: Deputy PM gets a lecture on energyby Jake Lapham (Latest mining articles) on November 25, 2020 at 4:31 am
Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack receives a lecture on the sustainability of the coal industry by a local mayor on a tour through the Hunter Valley.
- Clive Palmer suffers major blow in $30 billion damages claim against WA over iron ore projectby Jacob Kagi (Latest mining articles) on November 25, 2020 at 3:30 am
The WA Government records a victory in its legal fight with Clive Palmer over the development of a Pilbara iron ore project, with a court ruling in favour of legislation terminating the mining billionaire's massive compensation claim.
- 'They're not welcome in Gomeroi': Farmers, Aboriginal leaders condemn federal approval of gas projectby Amelia Bernasconi, Lucy Thackray And Haley Craig (Latest mining articles) on November 25, 2020 at 1:03 am
Opposition flares up in the wake of the contentious Narrabri Gas Project clearing its final regulatory hurdle and securing environmental approval from the Federal Government.
- Narrabri gas project clears final hurdle, work to begin in the new yearby Amelia Bernasconi (Latest mining articles) on November 24, 2020 at 8:11 am
A controversial multi-billion-dollar coal seam gas project in north-west NSW, which has been touted to meet half the state's gas needs, has cleared its final hurdle and work will commence in 2021.
- 'Inept' thief sentenced to four years' jail over multi-million-dollar gold heistby Zalika Rizmal (Latest mining articles) on November 23, 2020 at 5:21 am
Karl Kachami got away from the heist with more than $700,000 in cash and gold worth $2.5 million, but failed to realise his accomplice in the elaborate inside job had been gesturing him to another safe containing goods worth $4 million.
- Data shows Port Pirie toddlers have highest blood lead levels in nearly a decadeby Gabriella Marchant (Latest mining articles) on November 23, 2020 at 4:16 am
New SA Health data shows lead levels in Port Pirie toddlers have not decreased, despite promises new clean technology would halve lead smelter emissions.