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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

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

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

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



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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