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QRC encourages workers to apply for ‘well-paid’ resource jobs

July 18, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has reported a significant shortage of workers in the State’s resources sector, from Townsville and Mt Isa in the North, to Toowoomba and Roma in the South and in Brisbane, the nation’s biggest mining town. QRC Chief Executive Ian McFarlane said the employment website SEEK currently lists close to 1,400

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Rio Tinto agrees to sell its interest in Grasberg

July 17, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has signed a non-binding agreement with PT Indonesia Asahan Aluminium (Persero) (Inalum), and Freeport McMoran Inc. (FCX) in relation to the future ownership of the Grasberg mine in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines in

World’s largest robot completes inaugural delivery of iron ore in the Pilbara

July 16, 2018 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Rio Tinto has completed the first delivery of iron ore by autonomous train as part of its $940 million AutoHaul programme. The autonomous train, which carried 28,000 tonnes of iron ore, travelled over 280 kilometres from Rio Tinto’s mining operations in

Thiess wins $112m mining services contract from Oz Minerals

July 13, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, has secured a new $112 million contract from OZ Minerals for work at its Prominent Hill mine in South Australia. Thiess, which has been providing open pit mining services at Oz Minerals’

Sheffield Resources opens new office in Derby to support the development of a world class mineral sands project

July 10, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Mineral sands-focused company Sheffield Resources has officially opened its new office facility in Derby, Western Australia. The office will play a pivotal role in supporting the development of the Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project, one of the largest and

Eight innovative mining projects awarded $7m in funding from METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds

July 6, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Eight METS companies will share in 7.14 million in innovation funding from METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds to deliver highly-advanced solutions to a variety of mining challenges and contribute to the growth and capability of the METS sector. Among

Fortescue’s seventh ore carrier docks at Port Hedland

July 5, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Fortescue has taken delivery of the seventh ore carrier at Port Hedland last week at an event attended by the company’s Founder and Chairman, Andrew Forrest and Fortescue’s latest Vocational Training and Employment Centre (VTEC) team. FMG Amanda is