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QUT researchers develop new positioning system for underground mining vehicles

December 13, 2017 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

QUT researchers have developed a new technology that could enable underground mining vehicles to navigate autonomously through dust, camera blur and bad lighting. Autonomous vehicles are increasingly used in the underground mining industry and often face situations that require them to navigate through harsh environment and maze of tunnels. At present,

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SA Government okays Campoona graphite project

December 12, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

South Australian Mineral Resources Minister Tom Koutsantonis has announced that Archer Exploration has been granted approval for its Campoona graphite project, located north of Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula. The proposed graphite project, which includes an

New mine investment to generate 500 jobs in Victoria

December 11, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

A new multi-million dollar investment in the Stockman zinc-copper mine project near Benambra is expected to create more than 500 jobs in East Gippsland, Victoria. Australian mining company CopperChem, which recently purchased the project from Independence

Kibaran announces plan to construct graphite manufacturing plant in Germany

December 8, 2017 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

ASX-listed exploration company Kibaran Resources has unveiled plans to build a pilot plant in Germany for producing battery-grade graphite. The announcement follows the successful completion of the feasibility study on downstream processing of graphite from

Rio Tinto names new Chairman

December 5, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has announced the appointment of Simon Thompson as chairman, effective 5 March 2018. Mr Thompson will succeed Jan du Plessis, who will step down after serving almost nine years as chairman and on the Rio Tinto Board. Mr Thomson, who joined the Rio

Altona signs offtake contract with Glencore

December 1, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian copper producer Altona Mining has signed an offtake agreement with Glencore International for the sale of copper-gold concentrates to be produced from its Cloncurry Copper Project in Queensland. Under the agreement, Glencore will purchase the whole

Rio Tinto and Sinosteel ink Channar Mining JV extension

November 28, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto and China’s Sinosteel Corporation have agreed to extend their historic Channar Mining Joint Venture that owns the Channar mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Rio Tinto Iron Ore chief executive Chris Salisbury said the move represents