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$1.4bn Sconi mine declared Prescribed Project

January 28, 2019 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

ASX-listed Australian Mines has announced that its $1.4 billion Sconi project in North Queensland has been declared a Prescribed Project by the Government of Queensland. Located in the historic mining town of Greenvale, the Sconi project aims to produce nickel, cobalt and scandium for use in battery manufacturing, electric vehicles and similar high

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Sedgman wins $155m EPC contract from QCoal Group

January 10, 2019 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

CIMIC’s mineral processing arm Sedgman has secured a contract from the QCoal Group to deliver engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services at the company’s Byerwen Coal Mine in Central Queensland. The EPC contract will see Sedgman

BMA confirms fatality in Saraji Mine incident

January 3, 2019 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

The BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has confirmed reports of one fatality at its Saraji Mine near Moranbah in Queensland. The company said 49 year-old Allan Houston from the Rockhampton Region died during an incident where the dozer he was operating

Rio Tinto wraps up $3.5bn sale of interest in Grasberg mine

December 24, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has completed the sale of its entire interest in the Grasberg mine in Indonesia for $3.5 billion, bringing the total divestment proceeds received across the last two years to over $11 billion. The agreement, which was announced in September and was

Rio Tinto, China Baowu enter into joint venture extension talks

December 21, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto and China Baowu Group have entered into discussions for extending the Bao-HI iron ore joint venture in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The joint venture, which pertains to the Eastern Ranges mine and Western Range project in the Pilbara,

Rio Tinto restarts potline at New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter

December 10, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern has joined Rio Tinto Aluminium chief operating officer Kellie Parker to officially re-open Potline 4 at New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter (NZAS), which was shut down in 2012 due to historically low aluminium prices

Rio Tinto ships first cargo from world-class Amrun bauxite project

December 5, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has shipped its first cargo from the $2.6 billion Amrun project in Queensland, with a shipment of about 80,000 tonnes of bauxite departing the Western Cape York Peninsula on Monday. The shipment was loaded on to the RTM Weipa and is now on its