- Severe tonnages no match for heavy-duty impact bedsby Henry Ballard (Australian Mining) on July 27, 2021 at 3:02 pm
Read how Flexco helped this mine eradicate the need for a 12-hour shutdown every single week, by installing an impact bed. Australian Mining.
- Handheld Fluke ii900 industrial acoustic imagerby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on July 27, 2021 at 1:24 pm
Air leaks cause up to 50 per cent of energy waste in compressed air systems, resulting in significant energy losses worth up to thousands of dollars per year in manufacturing plants, mines, and more. Australian Mining.
- NRW secures Gudai-Darri solar contractby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on July 27, 2021 at 11:27 am
Rio Tinto has awarded NRW Holdings with a contract to deliver a 34-megawatt solar energy system at the Gudai-Darri mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Australian Mining.
- Burgundy expects Ellendale diamond mine to shineby Michael Philipps (Australian Mining) on July 27, 2021 at 11:08 am
Burgundy Diamond Mines plans to return the Ellendale mine to production as early as next year after securing funding for the resumption of operations. Australian Mining.
- M stands for momentum at Millennium mineby Henry Ballard (Australian Mining) on July 27, 2021 at 11:01 am
M Mining has contracted Australian Mining Rehabilitation (AMR) and MCC Group for mining and site services, respectively, at the Millennium and Mavis Downs coal mine in Queensland. Australian Mining.
- Deal to service mining equipment boost for Geraldton jobsby Cecile O'Connor (Latest mining articles) on July 27, 2021 at 3:09 am
WesTrac and Rio Tinto agree to a deal to rebuild machinery in Geraldton that will create new jobs and training opportunities.
- How surviving an underground explosion changed this man’s lifeby Melanie Groves (Latest mining articles) on July 23, 2021 at 10:00 pm
A near-miss in an underground mine a year ago was the catalyst for Mackay man Sean Farquhar to turn his back on the coal industry and become a farmer.
- Scientists 'surprised' to find no evidence of impact on fish behaviour from oil and gas seismic surveysby Ben Collins (Latest mining articles) on July 21, 2021 at 11:38 pm
Marine scientists given access to a petroleum industry survey vessel find fish behaviour and health are unaffected by seismic air guns.
- NSW region celebrates victory in keeping coal seam gas exploration out of its backyardby Bill Ormonde (Latest mining articles) on July 21, 2021 at 11:32 pm
It was a hard-fought battle, but now residents of far west NSW are celebrating the news that their region will not be included in a plan for fracking and gas exploration.
- The winners and losers of the NSW government's gas industry planby Jake Lapham (Latest mining articles) on July 20, 2021 at 9:49 pm
The long-awaited Future of Gas Statement reveals large swathes of NSW will be off limits, but some say the plan does not go far enough to protect the environment.
- Chevron criticised for failing to meet emissions targetby Verity Gorman and Amelia Searson (Latest mining articles) on July 20, 2021 at 2:43 am
An environmental group says the failure of energy giant Chevron to meet emissions targets at a Pilbara gas plant will undermine public confidence in carbon capture and storage technology.
- NT government hands fracking research contract to group partly funded by oil and gas firmsby Kate Ashton and Jesse Thompson (Latest mining articles) on July 19, 2021 at 8:27 pm
The Northern Territory government gives a contract for fracking research to an interstate university centre with ties to the oil and gas industry, sparking questions around a perceived conflict of interest.
- Horse breeders granted limited involvement over Hunter Valley coal mine extensionby Jake Lapham (Latest mining articles) on July 19, 2021 at 2:37 am
A Land and Environment Court decision is the latest in a prolonged legal battle over the future of the mothballed Dartbrook coal mine and the Hunter Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
- Fears of China 'monopoly' spark rush for supplies of critical minerals from Australiaby Daniel Mercer (Latest mining articles) on July 18, 2021 at 9:29 pm
A race between the world's superpowers puts Australia firmly in focus as an alternative to China for minerals crucial to the development of essential technologies.
- 'Unacceptable, shocking': Spate of alleged rapes at WA mine sites to be probed by Senateby Eliza Borrello (Latest mining articles) on July 18, 2021 at 8:51 pm
A Senate committee is looking into numerous reports of alleged sexual assault made by employees and contractors of BHP, FMG and Newcrest.
- '300 trucks a day': Residents say quarry traffic affecting their physical, mental healthby Meg Bolton and Amy Sheehan (Latest mining articles) on July 16, 2021 at 10:49 pm
Noosa Shire Council is considering legal action against a quarry operator after issuing the company with $160,000 in fines, as residents say truck traffic is ruining their lives.
- Santos surrenders right to explore for oil in the Great Australian Bightby Rebecca Opie (Latest mining articles) on July 16, 2021 at 9:49 am
Santos and Murphy Oil surrender the right to explore for drilling potential in the Great Australian Bight.
- EU's 'bold move' could spell trouble for Australian commoditiesby Jake Lapham (Latest mining articles) on July 16, 2021 at 5:41 am
Cement, iron, steel and aluminium are in the crosshairs of a "bold" new climate plan by the European Union, according to industry experts.
- Northern Star begins voluntary relocation process for nearby residentsby Sean Tarek Goodwin (Latest mining articles) on July 16, 2021 at 3:46 am
The owners of the KCGM Super Pit on the edge of Kalgoorlie-Boulder have begun the consultation process on the voluntary relocation of 137 Williamstown residents.
- 'Bum-breathing turtles can breathe a little easier'… for nowby Jasmine Hines (Latest mining articles) on July 15, 2021 at 9:38 pm
The federal government rules Santos cannot release uncontrolled amounts of coal seam gas wastewater into a Queensland river system due to "unacceptable" risks to the environment.
- Are mining's labour-hire schemes creating 'pandemic' of issues?by Tobi Loftus, Melanie Groves, and Meecham Philpott (Latest mining articles) on July 15, 2021 at 6:47 am
While mining industry defends use of labour-hire schemes at a Senate inquiry, Central Queensland community leaders, unions and workers are slamming their overuse at the region's coal mines.
- Coal jobs, millions in wages against 'green' wineries and cow paddocks: Southern Highlands coal mine decision loomsby Kelly Fuller (Latest mining articles) on July 14, 2021 at 6:00 am
After more than a decade caught up in the New South Wales planning process a decision is expected within weeks on the controversial Hume Coal project at Berrima in Southern Highlands.
- Victorian alpine residents say it's time mining activities were halted in the regionby Erin Somerville (Latest mining articles) on July 14, 2021 at 5:14 am
A group of north-east Victorian residents say the tourism-reliant alpine region is not suitable for mineral exploration following a series of recent licence applications.
- Miner and wife describe what it's like being COVID-positive in hotel quarantine with four kids under 10by Alina Eacott (Latest mining articles) on July 13, 2021 at 6:35 am
The Adelaide family that has spent almost two-and-a-half weeks in hotel quarantine after testing positive to coronavirus is counting down the days until they are free to leave.
- Chinese company Shenhua to sell huge stake in northern New South Wales food bowlby Kristy Reading, Haley Craig, and Lara Webster (Latest mining articles) on July 13, 2021 at 1:52 am
More than 16,000 hectares of land is on the market, as the mining giants cuts ties with the region and its failed plan to mine for coal on the fertile Liverpool Plains.
- Emotional homecoming for 700 mine workers confined to fortnight of desert isolationby Jesse Thompson (Latest mining articles) on July 10, 2021 at 5:16 am
Hundreds of workers who have spent two weeks in remote lockdown begin their journeys home, after being cleared to leave the Central Australian mine at the centre of a recent COVID-19 outbreak.
- Findings released into bulldozer collision death of miner at Snapper Mineby Bill Ormonde (Latest mining articles) on July 9, 2021 at 10:30 pm
Father of two Andrew Bray could not have known when he went into work on August 12, 2019, he would never return home. The 47-year-old was killed when a dozer collided with his stationary white utility at the Snapper Mine in Pooncarie just after 4:50pm that Monday afternoon.
- Botswana unearths second huge diamond in weeks, becoming the third largest ever foundby Latest mining articles on July 8, 2021 at 5:42 am
A 1,174-carat diamond unearthed in Botswana trumps another huge precious stone found in the country only a month before.
- Activists call for probe into impact of Gulf of Mexico fire as lightning blamedby Latest mining articles on July 7, 2021 at 6:20 am
Environmental activists in Mexico are demanding an investigation into marine damage to the Gulf of Mexico following last Friday's underwater fireball.
- SEQ motorists warned to avoid record-high petrol pricesby Antonia O'Flaherty (Latest mining articles) on July 7, 2021 at 1:55 am
South-east Queensland motorists, fed up by wildly swinging petrol costs, are being warned to avoid record-high bowser prices.