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Smelter shutdown will not hurt production: BHP

BHP said a shutdown at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter caused by a highly publicised fire will not lead to a drop in annual production for its Nickel West division.

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BHP sees no impact from trade tensions

BHP Billiton said it has not seen a material impact from current global trade tensions on its business but remains cautious in the near term.

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More jobs go at KCGM’s Super Pit

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines will axe 45 jobs and reposition a further 140 roles at the Kalgoorlie Super Pit in a bid to reduce costs after two rock falls in May reduced production.

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Blackham shifts open pit focus from Matilda

Blackham Resources have re-fired open pit mining at the Wiluna gold mine for the first time in a decade in a plan the recovering producer hopes will secure the long-term future of the operations.

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China demand gives BHP iron ore exports lift

BHP’s first-quarter iron ore production has risen eight per cent on the back of strong Chinese demand for high-grade ore, but the world’s biggest miner has cut its fiscal 2019 guidance for copper production, citing outages at key mines.

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Saracen Minerals sticks to local-first approach

Saracen Mineral Holdings boss Raleigh Finlayson says the gold miner is unashamedly a growth stock but that organic extensions and exploration will remain its expansion priorities.

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industry insight

Red tape continues to constrict EPA approvals, experts say

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) plays an integral role in ensuring Western

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Products & Technology

Sorting sensor drives efficiencies

A new ore-sorting solution using magnetic resonance technology is set to deliver dramatic gains globally by identifying waste rock prior to being sent to a

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People & Projects

Forging future leaders

Australia’s global leadership and innovation in mining is increasingly recognised beyond its borders, with local expertise in high demand abroad, according to the Australian Mines

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Occupational Health and Safety

Upping its Teck game

With an innovative and creative approach, Western Australian manufacturing company Teck Global has developed a design solution to overcome the major drawbacks of traditional

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interview

Slow uptake could leave future industry weaker

Australian mining sits at a crossroads when it comes to innovation and efficiency improvement, according to Schneider Electric Pacific Zone President and Managing Director Gareth O’Reilly.

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