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Adani commits to invest Abbot Point water monitoring equipment

By: Esmarie Iannucci     21st May 2019 The Queensland government has ceased court proceedings against Indian major Adani relating to stormwater release during Cyclone Debbie in 2017, with Adani agreeing to invest in water monitoring equipment at the Abbot Point Operations. The Department of Environment previously claimed at the Abbot... 

New numbers impart shine to BCI’s Mardie SoP and salt project

By: Esmarie Iannucci     17th May 2019 An optimisation of the prefeasibility study (PFS) for the Mardie salt and potash project, in Western Australia, has improved the project economics, with a definitive feasibility study (DFS) now targeted for late 2019. ASX-listed BCI Minerals on Friday reported that the optimised PFS estimated a... 

Confidence and investment returning to British Columbia’s mining industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th May 2019 The performance of British Columbia mining companies are mirroring the return of confidence to the global industry, with the mining sector of Canada’s westernmost province posting positive results for the second consecutive year. PricewaterhouseCooper (PwC) Canada’s ‘BC Mine’ report states that... 

Even Trudeau’s Canada, gripped in carbon fight, won’t ditch coal

By: Bloomberg     10th May 2019 Set against lush hills, deep inlets and snow-kissed mountain peaks, Vancouver is the wellspring of Canadian environmentalism—and the heart of its climate dilemma. British Columbia’s premier city prides itself on its green bona fides. The province is the birthplace of Greenpeace, ushered in... 

Rio awards landmark contract

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th May 2019 Mining major Rio Tinto has awarded a A$20-million, five-year contract with Yurra Pty Ltd to provide civil maintenance services around the company’s Pilbara rail network. Yurra is majority owned by the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC), the appointed representative of the Yindjibarndi... 

Australia's Pilbara Ports throughput drops 1% in April

By: Reuters     8th May 2019 Australia's Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) said on Wednesday that throughput slipped 1% in April from year earlier. April's throughput was 58.8-million tonnes, the PPA said in a statement. 

Dolphin's economics prove positive

By: Esmarie Iannucci     7th May 2019 An economic analysis of the Dolphin tungsten mine, in Tasmania, has estimated that the project would cost some A$65-million to bring into development. ASX-listed King Island Scheelite on Tuesday reported that based on the currently planned opencut operation, which is projected to produce some 20... 

Kumba maintains 2019 guidance, despite first-quarter production dip

By: Rebecca Campbell     3rd May 2019 With the release of its “Production and Sales Report” for the first quarter of this year (Q1 2019), Kumba Iron Ore Limited, part of the Anglo American plc group, has reaffirmed its guidance for total 2019 production and sales, issued in February (when it announced its annual results for 2018).... 

Indian eastern states prepare to face Cyclone Fani

By: Ajoy K Das     2nd May 2019 Indian oil and natural gas exploration and production major ONGC has shifted rigs and personnel operating in the Bay of Bengal as a precautionary measure ahead of Cyclone Fani, which is expected to make landfall along the coastline of the eastern state of Odisha within the next 24 hours.... 

Australia's Mt Isa zinc railway reopens to freight after February floods

By: Reuters     29th April 2019 A railway that carries zinc from major producers such as Glencore across Australia's outback has reopened to freight trains, the line's owner Queensland Rail said on Monday. The 1, 00-km (620-mile) rail line was cut by floods in February and is used by miners including Glencore, MMG Ltd and... 

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