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US$530 ($700) million contract win for BGC at NW...

BGC Contracting has snared a US$530 ($700) million mining and equipment maintenance services contract lost by Downer EDI at a NSW coal mine.

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Eastern Goldfields is Fotios’ top focus

Veteran Perth dealmaker Michael Fotios is looking forward to getting back to his true passion — exploration.

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Rejection of Mineral Resources’ iron ore mine...

One of Western Australia’s richest men is on a collision course with the State Government over plans for an iron ore mine in the Goldfields after the environment watchdog gave the proposal a red light.

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BHP begins early work at US$3.2 ($4.2) billion...

BHP has begun early work on its US$3.2 ($4.2) billion South Flank project which is expected to create several hundred construction jobs.

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Strings attached to Brierty rescue deal

Brierty’s bank has given the embattled company a lifeline that depends on getting its biggest contract reinstated. 

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Iluka flags shutdown charge, zircon mine restart

Iluka Resources plans to put its Hamilton mineral separation plant in Victoria on care and maintenance status resulting in an $150 million pre-tax impairment charge in its half-year accounts. 

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Innovation Nation

A report commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia and released by Deloitte Access

Products and Technology

Gap delivers on GET detection

A new technology developed by Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (Gap EOD) is helping organisations detect deep buried material in magnetite stockpiles, a solution to a

People & Projects

Mine rehabilitation and closure made easier

Mine rehabilitations and closures command significant industry attention, yet despite this, the task of accessing knowledge relating to the two has

Occupational Health & Safety

New helmets offer protection, comfort

Welding Industries of Australia (WIA) has released two auto-darkening welding helmets.


Friction key to safe haul road operations

When the lifeblood of a mine is an ever-changing and potentially hazardous network of unsealed haul roads, how do you provide a safe working environment and maintain an efficient and prosperous...

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