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High-grade gold discovery for Dacian Gold

Dacian Gold have announced new high-grade drilling results at its Mt Morgans project near Laverton.

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Agnew mine to be powered by renewables

Gold Fields’ Agnew gold mine in Western Australia will become one of Australia’s first mining operations to be predominantly powered by renewable and low-carbon energy.

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Rio Tinto cuts Pilbara shipments forecast

Rio Tinto is experiencing iron ore mine operational problems, particularly in the Greater Brockman hub in the Pilbara, leading the miner to cut its shipments forecast from the area for 2019. 

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Wind to bolster solar at two WA mine sites

Two WA mining companies will add wind turbines as well as solar panels to their energy mix.

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Copper demand to double within 20 years

Copper demand is set to double to 26 million tonnes-a-year over the next two decades, according to International Copper Association Australia Chief Executive John Fennell.

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Clean Mining takes reins for green gold processing

CSIRO has licensed a non-toxic gold mining technique to a Perth company it says could double production for smaller gold producers.

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industry insight

A game of attraction

The announcement of major iron ore projects by the big three miners has been heralded by many as a

Products and Technology

Meeting in the middle

As with any aspect of a mine, generating power each day involves a number of different elements coming together at the right time, notwithstanding possible risks, how power needs

People and Projects

Minesite restoration overlooks fauna: study

In early 2017 the Australian Senate started an inquiry tasked with investigating the rehabilitation of mining and resources

Occupational Health and Safety

Neglect maintenance at your own risk

Mining processes and operations are incredibly intensive and risk prone.


Paying the iron price

As ramifications from the Brumadinho dam disaster continue to shake up global markets, the price of iron ore is being tipped to perform stronger for longer – and Australia’s big players are set to...

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