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Queensland Coal breaks record

Queensland’s coal industry has stayed true to form by again revealing its significance to the State’s economy, according to new data from the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).

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Union rages over axed BHP shipping contracts

BHP and Bluescope Steel have axed an historic domestic shipping contract, leaving nearly 80 Australian maritime workers without a job.

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Kerry Stokes sells out major holding in Saracen

Businessman Kerry Stokes has taken advantage of the recent strong run of Saracen Mineral Holdings to cash out nearly a quarter of his holding in the mid-tier gold miner, netting more than US$21 ($30) million.

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Report details 13m sink hole at WA mine site

Four workers were lucky to escape serious injury when a massive sinkhole swallowed two vehicles — including an explosives truck — and equipment at a WA mine site late last year.

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Altura aiming for Pilgangoora capacity

Altura Mining is continuing its endeavour to reach a nameplate capacity of 220,000 tonnes per annum as part of the Stage 1 target at its lithium project at Pilgangoora in Western Australia.

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Ausdrill CFO to resign

Ausdrill today announced Chief Financial Officer Theresa Mlikota will resign and is set to leave the company within the coming months.

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industry insight

From high vis to health monitoring?

The impact of recent technological advancement on mining processes and efficiencies is well

Products & Technology

Automation to suit the operator

When it comes to better drilling efficiencies, it’s all about going the extra mile; something Cat’s latest rotary blasthole drills have taken to heart.

People & Projects

Optimism returning as industry picks up pace

It has been a big 12 months for the Western Australian mining sector.

Occupational Health and Safety

The new benchmark in safety

When it comes to building trust and transparency, identifying and implanting safety standards is paramount to any mining business.


A greenfield renaissance?

Ongoing and sophisticated greenfield mineral exploration is vital to the longevity of the mining industry, yet nationally Australia’s mining sector is experiencing a chronic shortage in greenfield...

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