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Australian Mining

Booming industry results in project delays

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th August 2021 The Australian mining industry is flourishing and is the core of the Australian economy, despite the ongoing pandemic. However, the sheer amount of work being done in Australia’s exploration and mining industries has impacted on laboratory processing times, resulting in long turnarounds.... 

Partner deemed fundamental for operator training

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th August 2021 Australia-headquartered global mining simulation technology solutions provider Immersive Technologies has been deemed fundamental in assisting Portuguese mining and construction firm Mota-Engil to fulfil its commitment to implement development programmes to upskill Gamsberg Black Mountain... 

Integrated mining, beneficiation approach to optimise production

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th August 2021 The parallel development of the Ngualla rare earth project and the Teesside Refinery project positions ASX-listed, Australia-headquartered Peak Resources to become one of the world’s lowest cost integrated rare earth producers, says Peak Resources MD Bardin Davis. Global decarbonisation... 

An image of Ngualle Hill location of the Ngualla Rare-earth project
NGUALLA HILL The Ngualla project is one of the world’s largest and highest-grade rare earth deposits

Increased demand strains resources supply

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th August 2021 While the Australian mining industry is doing very well on a macroeconomic scale, increased demand and Covid-19-related restrictions have made it challenging to acquire the resources needed to explore and develop mining projects. The mining industry has had difficulty in the supply and acquiring... 

An image of Thor Mining MD Nicole Galloway Warland
NICOLE GALLOWAY WARLAND Increased demand make it challenging for acquiring needed resources

Telecoms solutions solve connectivity challenges

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th August 2021 Mobile satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat aims to solve some of the Australian mining industry’s biggest connectivity challenges. Inmarsat products and services have been used across Australian mines for a long time, at every stage of the mining lifecycle, explains Inmarsat global... 

An images of a connected mining operation vehicle
CONNECTED VEHICLES Connected vehicles many advantages to mining operations

Battery minerals demand unlocks exploration

By: Nadine Ramdass     13th August 2021 Increased interest in the development of electric vehicles (EVs) and battery storage has created demand for the minerals required for their development. This, in turn, provides opportunities to explore such minerals, which ASX-listed exploration and development company Celsius Resources is... 

An image of drilling at Celsius Resources' Opuwo project
DRILLING AT OPUWO Opuwo project is in a politically stable region

New service offering can help plug skills gap

16th October 2020 Australian engineering consultancy firm MEC Mining last month launched a new geotechnical engineering division, as part of the company’s in-house services, to cater for industry demand in the mining sector. The division will be led by MEC Mining technical services and Western Australia manager... 

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
With several Perth-based gold explorers, the company’s presence in Perth and expertise in gold will allow the company to better access and support these companies
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY With several Perth-based gold explorers, the company’s presence in Perth and expertise in gold will allow the company to better access and support these companies

SA company aims for preferred supplier status in Australia

By: Cameron Mackay     16th October 2020 Australia is abundant in minerals, with more mines being established every year; this results in more mined ore having to be processed, says local foundry company Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes. He states that the company’s goal is to be the preferred supplier of components for... 

SCM21 PROJECT SUPPLIER
Thos Begbie will manufacture and supply new and improved components to
BHP’s Olympic Dam underground copper mine’s flash and electric furnace
SCM21 PROJECT SUPPLIER Thos Begbie will manufacture and supply new and improved components to BHP’s Olympic Dam underground copper mine’s flash and electric furnace

SkyTEM

16th October 2020 Unmatched airborne electromagnetic (EM) technology! SkyTEM is the leader in innovative airborne electromagnetic geophysical surveying services. We engineer advanced data collection systems to meet the high-data-density and high-data-quality requirements of earth scientists for a wide range of... 

SkyTEM

Company supplies excavator to gold mine

16th October 2020 Australian mining group National Group, through its earthmoving equipment supplier subsidiary National Plant & Equipment, continues to be a key supplier to the mining industry, including its supplying the multinational equipment manufacturer Liebherr R 9200 Excavator to an opencut gold mine in... 

ROBUST MARKET RESPONSE 
National Group and Liebherr have received positive feedback on the R 9200 from users, who are impressed by its operator-friendly features
ROBUST MARKET RESPONSE National Group and Liebherr have received positive feedback on the R 9200 from users, who are impressed by its operator-friendly features

Key market for fatigue monitoring technology

By: Cameron Mackay     16th October 2020 The Australian mining industry has been a key contributor to the growth of fatigue-monitoring technology provider SmartCap Technologies. SmartCap CEO Tim Ekert says that Covid-19’s impact on other key markets has further reinforced Australia’s importance to the company’s growth. “SmartCap has... 

FIGHTING FATIGUE
A key benefit of the Life product is the elimination of incidents caused by fatigue, enhancing safety and overall productivity
FIGHTING FATIGUE A key benefit of the Life product is the elimination of incidents caused by fatigue, enhancing safety and overall productivity

New software provides diverse equipment supply options

By: Cameron Mackay     16th October 2020 Australian mining and heavy equipment trader ComponentsONLY is aiming to broaden its product offering as it begins to incorporate new supply solutions. This includes the commercialisation of an asset manager and customer relationship software package for the heavy earthmoving and mining industry,... 

BEN HAILES
With about 70% of our revenue generated from Australian mining, we have broadened our relationship with existing customers through providing efficient, timely and cost-effective solutions
BEN HAILES With about 70% of our revenue generated from Australian mining, we have broadened our relationship with existing customers through providing efficient, timely and cost-effective solutions

Walkabout projects on course in Tanzania

By: Cameron Mackay     16th October 2020 In spite of the 2017 Tanzanian Mining Act Amendments, Tanzania remains a “premium mining investment destination” for Australian energy minerals developer Walkabout Resources, says Walkabout Resources director Allan Mulligan. “Our relations with government and ministries in Tanzania is excellent,... 

FULLY PERMITTED EXPLORATION
Front-end construction and manufacturing for the Lindo Jumbo graphite project is imminent. The project’s expected on-stream date is December next year
FULLY PERMITTED EXPLORATION Front-end construction and manufacturing for the Lindo Jumbo graphite project is imminent. The project’s expected on-stream date is December next year

Diverse offering key for Australian mines

By: Mamaili Mamaila     16th October 2020 Conveyor roller technology specialist Conveyor Products & Solutions (CPS) first sought to change the bulk materials handling market by introducing all-polymer rollers – the Yeloroll product range – to the conventional and stagnant roller industry. 

GLOBAL FOOTPRINT 
From its humble beginnings in Perth, CPS now ships its products internationally, reinforcing the brand in the global mining industry
GLOBAL FOOTPRINT From its humble beginnings in Perth, CPS now ships its products internationally, reinforcing the brand in the global mining industry

Murray & Roberts Cementation

3rd September 2019 South Africa-based Murray & Roberts Cementation forms part of the Murray & Roberts Group which is recognised internationally as a leading mining contracting organisation with operations in Africa, Australia and the Americas. Murray & Roberts Cementation has served the mining industry for more... 

Murray & Roberts Cementation

Airborne tech allows for deep geological exploration in Australia

By: Cameron Mackay     9th August 2019 Continuous development and improvement in airborne geophysics technology provider Spectrem Air’s geophysical survey technology makes the company’s SPECTREM plus system platform ideal for exploration and mapping of deep geology in difficult conditions in Australia, says Spectrem Air GM Louis... 

SOARING AMBITIONS

Spectrem Air will keep the SPECTREM plus system in Africa for about two years, but will most likely return to Australia to meet the demand for airborne geophysics
SOARING AMBITIONS Spectrem Air will keep the SPECTREM plus system in Africa for about two years, but will most likely return to Australia to meet the demand for airborne geophysics

Australian miner receives funding for Guinea bauxite drilling programme

9th August 2019 Australian mineral exploration company Lindian Resources has received binding commitments in a placement to investors to raise up to $1.3-million for the company’s inaugural drilling programme at the Gaoual bauxite project, in Guinea. The $1.3-million raised, which includes $200 000 from Lindian... 

EAGER TO DRILL

With Lindian Resources now funded for the Gaoual drilling programme, the company is looking forward to drilling as soon as possible
Photo by Bloomberg
EAGER TO DRILL With Lindian Resources now funded for the Gaoual drilling programme, the company is looking forward to drilling as soon as possible

Australian mining, automation important for company’s growth

By: Cameron Mackay     9th August 2019 The strong and sustainable state of the Australian mining market, as well as the increasing prevalence of automation in mining operations and processes, is contributing to consistent business and involvement for global mining technology and workforce optimisation firm Immersive Technologies.... 

IDEAL MINING MARKET

During positive market conditions, Immersive Technologies will mostly receive requests focusing on pre-screening, accelerated onboarding and cross training
IDEAL MINING MARKET During positive market conditions, Immersive Technologies will mostly receive requests focusing on pre-screening, accelerated onboarding and cross training

Australian presence in Africa allows company to strengthen footprint

By: Cameron Mackay     9th August 2019 The strong presence of Australian mining companies active in Africa has enabled power generation equipment manufacturer and energy services provider HIMOINSA to strengthen its focus on the African mining sector. “Australian companies have been active on the continent, but we’re seeing a strong... 

 HYBRID GRIDS

Hybrid off-grid systems are becoming more common in Australia, particularly in the mining sector, which HIMOINSA aims to replicate in Africa
HYBRID GRIDS Hybrid off-grid systems are becoming more common in Australia, particularly in the mining sector, which HIMOINSA aims to replicate in Africa

Coal miner improves exploration capability with Geobank system

9th August 2019 Mining software solutions provider MICROMINE’s geological data management system, Geobank, has increased its presence in Australia’s coal mining sector by securing a contract with Australian coal miner Whitehaven Coal. This contract comes as global demand for Australian coal continues to increase. 

CUSTOMISABLE SOLUTIONS

Geobank has been modified to suit Whitehaven’s work flow requirements, providing them with functionality designed for mining and exploration needs
CUSTOMISABLE SOLUTIONS Geobank has been modified to suit Whitehaven’s work flow requirements, providing them with functionality designed for mining and exploration needs

Exploration company seeks to develop heavy mineral sands portfolio

9th August 2019 Owing to strong prices for mineral sands, Australian exploration company Broken Hill Prospecting has been actively promoting and seeking partners to assist in the development of the company’s Murray basin heavy mineral sands (HMS) portfolio. The company has secured extensive tenements in the last... 

HMS PRIORITISATION
Broken Hill Prospecting has identified a number of targets as priorities for drilling to develop the company’s Murray Basin Heavy Mineral Sands portfolio
HMS PRIORITISATION Broken Hill Prospecting has identified a number of targets as priorities for drilling to develop the company’s Murray Basin Heavy Mineral Sands portfolio

Further gold mineralisation confirmed at Australian gold mine

9th August 2019 London-based precious and base metals exploration and development company Greatland Gold confirms the presence of mineralisation over several kilometres of strike at the company’s fully owned Panorama gold project, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Field reconnaissance activities, which... 

Gruyere gold project delivers first gold pour

9th August 2019 Australian gold miner Gold Road Resources’ Gruyere gold project in the eastern Yilgran in Western Australia delivered its first gold pour from the carbon-in-leach (CIL) circuit in the June quarter of this year, containing 1 138 oz of gold. This milestone, which was achieved safely and in line... 

READY, SET, GOLD

Gold Road Resources' focus now turns to commissioning of the final components of the gold process plant, which is expected to be in the September quarter
Photo by Reuters
READY, SET, GOLD Gold Road Resources' focus now turns to commissioning of the final components of the gold process plant, which is expected to be in the September quarter

Infill drilling confirms resource robustness

9th August 2019 Gold-focused exploration and development company Cardinal Resources’ close spaced infill drill pattern has showed the continued presence of mineralised zones within the infill drilling area of the company’s flagship Namdini gold project, in Ghana. The positive results were from the selected area... 

CONFIDENCE-BOOSTING DRILLING
The infill drill programme displays the robust nature of Cardinal Resources' current mineral resource and also supports the company’s project finance plans
Photo by Bloomberg
CONFIDENCE-BOOSTING DRILLING The infill drill programme displays the robust nature of Cardinal Resources' current mineral resource and also supports the company’s project finance plans

New Australian office to roll out mineral sample optimiser

By: Cameron Mackay     9th August 2019 Mineral analyser equipment provider Blue Cube Systems will open a new office in Perth, Australia, in the third quarter of this year to roll out its new Blue Cube Sample Optimiser system on the continent. This system will be used in conjunction with Blue Cube’s sampling cabinet for the company’s... 

CAREFUL CALIBRATION 

The MQi range includes models appropriate for slurry applications such as flotation and leach operations; and wet or dry magnetic, electrostatic and gravity separation
CAREFUL CALIBRATION The MQi range includes models appropriate for slurry applications such as flotation and leach operations; and wet or dry magnetic, electrostatic and gravity separation

Trash pumps suitable for water transfer

9th August 2019 Industrial equipment supplier Australian Pumps Industries highlights industry experts’ recommendations that heavy duty wet prime trash pumps be used in the transfer of site tailings water, silt, as well as slurries. This is owing to the pumps’ wide open impellers, non-clog design, and suitability... 

FIRE FIGHTING BOSS 

Aussie’s Pumps' new Mine Boss version of the Fire Chief fire fighting pump is vital for mine sites where combustion hazards occur
FIRE FIGHTING BOSS Aussie’s Pumps' new Mine Boss version of the Fire Chief fire fighting pump is vital for mine sites where combustion hazards occur

Australia remains competitive in drillhole technology use

By: Donald Makhafola     10th August 2018 Australia is often regarded as the battleground for new technologies, and is well recognised as an early adopter, says Australia-based supplier of drill-hole navigation and measurement equipment Axis Mining Technology director Paul Wilkie. “Following the post-boom gloom, we are now seeing... 

DRILLING SOLUTION Mining and drilling companies regard Axis' high-end north-seeking Champ Gyro technology as essential for their drilling projects
DRILLING SOLUTION Mining and drilling companies regard Axis' high-end north-seeking Champ Gyro technology as essential for their drilling projects

Australian gold exploration progressing

By: Donald Makhafola     10th August 2018 Exploration and development company West Wits Mining’s (WWI’s) Australian projects, which show similarity to South Africa’s Witwatersrand (Wits) gold deposits, plans to leverage its geology team’s experience of South Africa’s Wits basin to rapidly understand the geology of its two Pilbara assets... 

SMALL-SCALE MINING West Wits Mining is expecting to start its mining operations at the Tambina project before the end of this year
SMALL-SCALE MINING West Wits Mining is expecting to start its mining operations at the Tambina project before the end of this year

Australian rare earths producer starts production

10th August 2018 The commissioning process of Australian heavy rare earths producer Northern Minerals’ Browns Range rare earths project is progressing well, with various parts of the pilot process plant, in both the beneficiation plant and the hydrometallurgical plant, having been commissioned as part of the... 

RARE EARTH Northern Minerals reports that about 1 000 t of ore has been crushed and first ore has been processed through the beneficiation plant
Photo by Bloomberg
RARE EARTH Northern Minerals reports that about 1 000 t of ore has been crushed and first ore has been processed through the beneficiation plant

Explorer pursues manganese opportunities

10th August 2018 Perth-based explorer Bryah Resources is looking towards mining manganese in Western Australia, as it assesses development opportunities at the Horseshoe South manganese mine. The company has locked in an exclusive one-year option to purchase the mining lease covering the historical Horseshoe... 

EXPLORATION INTEREST Bryah Resources MD Neil Marston at Horseshoe South mine near Meekatharra in Western Australia
EXPLORATION INTEREST Bryah Resources MD Neil Marston at Horseshoe South mine near Meekatharra in Western Australia

Feasibility study supports nickel project restart

10th August 2018 Nickel sulphide development company Poseidon Nickel has completed the feasibility study for its Black Swan nickel operations located about 600 km east of Perth and 50 km northeast of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia which confirms that the operations can be brought back into operation. The... 

OPTIMISTIC Poseidon believes that the positive market outlook for nickel will improve and Black Swan mine will offer attractive returns
OPTIMISTIC Poseidon believes that the positive market outlook for nickel will improve and Black Swan mine will offer attractive returns
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