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Mayor hopeful on Super Pit cuts

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Mayor John Bowler is confident vacancies in the local mining industry will be able to absorb workers laid off by Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines in the wake of a second round of redundancies in less than four months.

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OZ Minerals secures stake

Australian mid-tier OZ Minerals remains positive about the chance of opening a new nickel province in the remote Goldfields after securing the majority stake in Cassini Resources’ Nebo-Babel nickel-copper project.

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Gwalia pours its 2 millionth ounce

St Barbara has poured its two millionth ounce from the evergreen Gwalia operation near Leonora in the northern Goldfields, Western Australia, as new drill results give hope the ultra-deep gold mine extends even further beneath the surface.

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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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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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