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FIFO camp to open doors soon at Agnew gold mine

Construction is under way on a new 800-bed village at the Agnew gold mine near Leinster, a development its South African owner says will improve the health and safety of its staff.

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FMG auto haul truck crash ‘no failure’

Fortescue Metals Group insists a crash between two driverless dump trucks at its Christmas Creek iron ore mine in the Pilbara this week was not a failure of its autonomous haulage system.

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Flinders to try win over delisting dissidents

The Takeovers Panel has accepted a range of undertakings by Flinders Mines aimed at making its proposed delisting fairer on minority shareholders of the company.

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Newcrest profit doubles on record Cadia result

Australia’s top gold miner Newcrest has more than doubled its first-half profit, buoyed by record gold and copper production at its Cadia operations.

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Better commodity prices boost South32 profit

South32 has posted an 18 per cent rise in half-year underlying profit as a surge in metallurgical coal output and stronger commodity prices helped boost its bottom-line.

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Tend your STEMs for a future in mining

Almost all jobs in mining in future will require skills in science, technology, engineering and maths, said Rio Tinto’s Iron Ore Boss Chris Salisbury.

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industry insight

Light at the end of the tunnel for drillers

The skills shortage in the drilling industry has been caused by a rise in drill rig utilisation

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Products and Technology

New grinders improve efficiency

There has been an influx of new grinding equipment and technology to hit the market in recent times and it can sometimes be difficult for mining producers to keep up with

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People and Projects

New pact signals deeper trade ties

Despite Indonesia being Australia’s closest northern neighbour, the trade and investment relationship between the two counties is relatively undeveloped and presents

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Occupational Health and Safety

Evolving into a modern, professional industry

The drilling sector is a far cry from what it used to be.

interview

Planning for the whole life of mine

Mining has been a big part of Australia’s history and economic development since the mid-1800s, with the regulatory landscape only beginning to catch up relatively recently, especially when it...

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