R/€ = 14.58 Change: -0.01
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Technology imperative to improve operations, safety in deep mines

By: Donald Makhafola     6th April 2018 Advancing and applying smart technology is improving miners' ability to delineate geological structures more accurately, which is important because a key aspect that affects safety in the sector is the variability of rock mass characteristics over time and space, says consulting engineers and... 

A$4.8m for projects to boost innovation in resources sector

30th November 2017 Eight projects that will boost cross-industry innovation, collaboration and sustainability in the resources sector will receive A$4.8-million in funding through the Australian government’s industry growth centres initiative, acting Industry, Innovation and Science Minister Michaelia Cash... 

Evolution’s Klein expresses concern as young Australians shun mining as career option

By: Mariaan Webb     23rd November 2017 The mining industry has to pull together to make it an attractive career option for young people if the industry is to sustain itself, Evolution Mining chairperson Jake Klein said on Thursday, expressing concern about the low number of mining engineering enrolments and graduates at two Australian... 

Australia’s monitoring of overseas mining investments inadequate – report

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th August 2016 A new report by the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) has found that Australia is lagging behind its main competitor nation, Canada, in the strategic use of economic diplomacy involving mining interests, and has found that there is a strong case for closer collaboration between the... 

Remote operations, automation and use of analytics among the mining shifts highlighted in new report

By: Dylan Slater     24th June 2016 Global management consulting company VCI released its third edition of its yearly report on innovation in the global resource industry during the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s New Technology and Innovation in the Mining Industry colloquium, which was held from June 9 to 10... 

Energy sector gets ARC funding

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th April 2016 The competitiveness of Australia’s oil and gas sector has been given a boost with federal funding for research. The Australian Research Council (ARC) on Monday announced that it would spend A$4.9-million and A$4.5-million respectively to fund the ARC Research Hub for Offshore Floating Facilities... 

Bacteria may lead explorers to new platinum deposits – Australian research

24th March 2016 Australian scientists have discovered a potentially new way of exploring for platinum, after linking specialist bacterial communities found in biofilms on the grains of platinum-group metals (PGMs) at three separate locations around the world. Senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Dr... 

WA govt supports research to improve gold exploration

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th September 2015 The Western Australian state government on Wednesday announced plans for a research programme to map sulphur concentrations to make gold exploration more efficient and productive. The project, funded through a A$90 000 Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) scholarship, was... 

New chair named for EPA

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     9th July 2015 The Western Australian state government has appointed environmental scientist and researcher Dr Tom Hatton as the new chairperson of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The appointment would run for an initial five-year period, and would start on November 5. 

Louw Smith

By: Martin Creamer     1st August 2014 Main Activity of the Company: Nordgold is a pure-play emerging-markets gold producer established in 2007. In 2013, Nordgold’s nine mines, located in the Commonwealth of Independent States and West Africa, produced 924 400 oz of gold Date and Place of Birth: August 22, 1966, Paarl, South Africa... 

New Australia exploration figures highlight need for incentive

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     3rd June 2014 Companies are spending significantly less on mineral exploration, especially in Western Australia, new figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show. Exploration expenditure during the three months to March fell by 8.3% quarter-on-quarter and by 34.1% year-on-year to A$487.7-million.... 

Australia mineral expenditure decrease concerning – Amec

By: Leandi Kolver     5th March 2014 Australia’s total mineral expenditure decreased significantly during the three months ended December 2013, the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have shown. This was of concern to the exploration and mining sector, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies... 

Australian university receives funding for new technology

By: David Oliveira     13th September 2013 Australian federal Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Minister Kim Carr announced, on August 8, that the University of Western Australia (UWA) has doubled its capacity to help find new mineral ore deposits through funding for a new nano-secondary ion mass spectrometer (NanoSIMS) imaging... 

Company Announcement: GeoForum, Africa’s premier geological exchange takes place at the Turbine Hall in Newtown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th June 2013 This conference provides a platform for those involved in the geosciences to interact and share information on commodity explorations, developments in current mineral deposits and gain additional insight in Geoscience techniques from both academic and industry points of view. The geological... 

Noble gets new CEO

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     26th April 2013 Gold miner Noble Mineral Resources has appointed Craig Dawson as it CEO, effective from July 22. A mining engineer by profession, Dawson also holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia and is member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a Graduate Member of the... 

WA gets CCS facility

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     27th September 2012 The Australian government would be investing some A$48-million into the development of the National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL), in Western Australia. The facility would look to advance carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies. 

Company Announcement: Elemental Minerals Announces Appointment of Robert Franklyn as Non-Executive Director

17th July 2012 Elemental Minerals Ltd. is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Geoffrey Franklyn as an independent non-executive director of the Company, effective immediately 

Company Announcement: Balamara Appoints New London-Based Director

15th May 2012 Experienced mining executive and former Bannerman Resources Chairman Alastair Clayton appointed as non-executive Director ahead of London AIM listing 

Greens back ‘deeply flawed’ MRRT, but call for review

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     19th March 2012 Greens leader Bob Brown on Monday said that the party would support the passing of the minerals resource rent tax (MRRT) through Parliament later in the day, despite suggesting changes to the legislation. In a letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Brown called on the government to review the... 

Company Announcement: Mr Alastair Clayton, a highly experienced uranium executive, joins Uranex Board

15th March 2012 Australian based Uranex Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Alastair Clayton to the Board as a Non-Executive Director, with immediate effect.  


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