- Riley mine to Venture into production next quarterby Salomae Haselgrove (Australian Mining) on January 20, 2021 at 11:08 am
Venture Minerals has set a pathway for iron ore production at the Riley mine in Tasmania by next quarter after completing construction of the wet screening plant. Australian Mining.
- New Century cuts Century rehabilitation billsby Vanessa Zhou (Australian Mining) on January 20, 2021 at 11:04 am
New Century Resources has secured a $14 million cost reduction for the rehabilitation of the Century zinc mine in Queensland. Australian Mining.
- Temporary structure hire relieving storage headaches for miningby Salomae Haselgrove (Australian Mining) on January 20, 2021 at 10:59 am
In what will come as welcome news in the mining sector, Western Australia’s largest marquee supply company is now providing industrial grade temporary shelters for hire with a promise to install at any location within the state. Australian Mining.
- Major miners grant $100m in contracts to Civmecby Vanessa Zhou (Australian Mining) on January 20, 2021 at 10:54 am
Civmec has won contracts with BHP, Rio Tinto, Roy Hill and Alcoa of Australia across Western Australia worth a combined value of more than $100 million. Australian Mining.
- Alkane amps up gold production guidanceby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on January 20, 2021 at 10:49 am
Alkane Resources is finalising feasibility plans for the Roswell and San Antonio underground mines in New South Wales in the coming months after increasing its gold production guidance by 2000 ounces. Australian Mining.
- This library of ancient rocks hides a treasure trove of minerals crucial to the futureby Fiona Breen (Latest mining articles) on January 19, 2021 at 3:05 am
Inside a nondescript shed in a Hobart suburb sit shelves upon shelves of rocks and core samples that could reveal the mineral riches of the future.
- BHP, Glencore and Anglo American face OECD investigation over Colombian coal mineby Sue Lannin (Latest mining articles) on January 19, 2021 at 12:01 am
The OECD is set to investigate alleged human rights abuses and serious environmental pollution at Cerrejon, one of the world's biggest coal mines.
- 'We wish the rescuers won't stop': miners trapped underground for more than a week send note to surfaceon January 18, 2021 at 10:07 pm
After days without signs of life, rescuers hear knocking sounds and later receive a hand-written note from the gold miners trapped underground in China, who ask for medication and warn they are surround by water.
- Port town a step closer to actually having a port for the first time 50 yearsby Gary-Jon Lysaght (Latest mining articles) on January 18, 2021 at 8:54 pm
Port Augusta hasn't had a working port in half a century, but that's set to change now that the SA Government has approved a development on the site of a demolished power station.
- 'I'll just have some Australian, thanks': Coal exports remain strong despite China banby Ben Millington (Latest mining articles) on January 15, 2021 at 3:58 am
Despite China's ban on Australian coal, exports from Australia's busiest port of Newcastle have seen only a slight dip with a cold northern winter driving up global demand.
- Merger of Super Pit co-owners approved creating world's eighth-biggest gold minerby Jarrod Lucas (Latest mining articles) on January 14, 2021 at 9:25 pm
Shareholders have approved a $16 billion merger between the co-owners of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Super Pit gold mine, consolidating it under one owner for the first time since mining began there 128 years ago.
- Federal Government tips another $173 million into Top End gas reserveby Steve Vivian (Latest mining articles) on January 14, 2021 at 6:36 am
The Federal Government accelerates plans to develop the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory, investing a further $173 million dollars into a gas reserve its own strategy says could face "serious challenges".
- Secret emails reveal mine plan for 'Australia's largest untouched deposit of uranium' approved before 2019 electionby Michael Slezak (Latest mining articles) on January 13, 2021 at 5:27 pm
Secret documents accessed by the ABC show a massive uranium mine planned for a remote part of WA — which experts say will cause the extinction of a species — was approved just days before the 2019 election after relentless pressure from the foreign mining company.
- Home-grown urea plant aims to Strike while iron's hotby Tara de Landgrafft (Latest mining articles) on January 12, 2021 at 5:56 am
Strike Energy unveils plans for a new fertiliser project in WA, capable of manufacturing three-quarters of Australia's current urea demand.
- Elevated dust levels lead to review of BHP mining licence in Pilbaraby Laura Birch And Karen Michelmore (Latest mining articles) on January 12, 2021 at 1:44 am
Newman in Western Australia's Pilbara is described as a "dome of dust" by some of its residents because of emissions from mining giant BHP.
- New $13k levy to be charged for each shipload of Australia's most important exportby Karen Michelmore (Latest mining articles) on January 10, 2021 at 8:04 pm
A buyback of dust-affected home in the Pilbara town of Port Hedland will be funded through a levy on every iron ore export out of the town.
- Heather Jones is the truck driver on Australia's longest sewage run — and she hates germsby Karen Michelmore (Latest mining articles) on January 9, 2021 at 10:33 pm
Pilbara haulage driver Heather Jones reluctantly traverses a 1,260-kilometre sewage run every two days. It's a tough gig, specially if you're a germophobe.
- 'Woefully inadequate': Indigenous group demands extension to Kakadu mine clean-upby Matt Garrick (Latest mining articles) on January 8, 2021 at 10:46 pm
An Aboriginal corporation in Kakadu National Park calls for the rehabilitation timeline for a newly decommissioned uranium mine near Jabiru to be extended by more than a quarter of a century.
- There could be another mining boom, but it all hangs in the success of COVID-19 vaccinesby Sue Lannin (Latest mining articles) on January 8, 2021 at 7:05 pm
The future performance of commodities this year will be driven by the success or failure of coronavirus vaccines, analysts say, with some predicting a new mining boom as the global economy improves. This is what 2021 has in store for Australia's most lucrative exports.
- 'We get heavy rain events often, so why was this one different?': Questions linger over dam spillby Nick McLaren (Latest mining articles) on January 8, 2021 at 2:46 am
A report released under freedom of information doesn't fully explain why a Wollongong coal mine's sediment dam collapsed in heavy rain, a Greens member says.
- Call for urgent action to prevent further dieback of Adelaide mangrovesby Sara Tomevska (Latest mining articles) on January 6, 2021 at 6:27 am
Nearby brine ponds are believed to be leaking hypersaline water into the St Kilda mangroves ecosystem — threatening not only their existence, but that of several fish and migratory bird species.
- It's a pan-demic: New gold rush at Gympie as fossicking licences boomby Amy Sheehan (Latest mining articles) on January 6, 2021 at 4:14 am
As Australians reel from COVID-created uncertainty, the number of people trying to make their own luck by panning for gold in one Queensland town has leapt by 40 per cent.
- Permission to 'damage, disturb or interfere': SA Government approves drilling on sacred Lake Torrensby Gary-Jon Lysaght (Latest mining articles) on January 5, 2021 at 1:36 am
The South Australian Premier has approved an exploration company to "damage, disturb or interfere" with Lake Torrens, saying he is confident the company will minimise disturbance to Aboriginal heritage.
- Mount Isa power station winds down for the last time after 60 yearsby Zara Margolis And Kelly Butterworth (Latest mining articles) on December 30, 2020 at 8:24 pm
The Mica Creek Power Station near Mount Isa will shut down early New Year's Day after commencing operations in the 1960s.
- Port Pirie smelter to narrowly exceed new annual lead emissions limit, Nyrstar sayson December 29, 2020 at 9:28 am
Port Pirie's smelter will exceed its lowered annual lead emissions limit, Nyrstar admits, but the region's mayor says he is comfortable the company is "tracking well" towards achieving the lower figure.
- Mother remembers 'fearless' miner daughter's 'fighting spirit' ahead of funeralby Jarrod Lucas (Latest mining articles) on December 29, 2020 at 4:58 am
The mother of Paige Taylor Counsell pays tribute to her daughter who left a career in childcare to become a miner and died after being struck by a truck just before Christmas.
- Mussels found to contain 90 times the permissible amount of lead in Port Pirieby Evelyn Leckie And Lucas Forbes (Latest mining articles) on December 23, 2020 at 3:40 am
Recent samples tests on Port Pirie's aquatic species taken from the town's waters causes the State Government to keep its recreational fishing ban firmly in place.
- Gas project will cause 'more hardship' for communities, NSW farmers to argue in courtby Michael Slezak (Latest mining articles) on December 23, 2020 at 12:41 am
A controversial coal seam gas project in regional New South Wales faces a new legal challenge, after farmers file papers alleging the State Government's approval didn't properly consider the impacts the project would have on climate change.
- 'Machines are moving in': An Aussie company is drilling on Mannar Island and locals say they weren't informedby Nick Kilvert (Latest mining articles) on December 22, 2020 at 7:28 pm
An Australian company is planning to mine mineral sands on an island still recovering from decades of war. But locals say they've been kept in the dark — and they fear for their island's fragile ecology.
- How mining companies attracted workers before FIFO work was an optionby Eric Barker (Latest mining articles) on December 22, 2020 at 7:18 pm
Mount Isa Mines has faced some serious challenges over the years to bring workers to the region — decades ago they did it differently.