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Rio Tinto announces initial investment for its first intelligent mine in Australia 

August 6, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has announced a multimillion-dollar investment to kick-start initial work at what will become the company’s first intelligent mine in the Pilbara. The giant miner will invest $146 million in the Koodaideri iron ore project in Western Australia, with the funding to be used for detailed engineering work on key elements of the project, the

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North Goonyella mine life extension secures 230 local jobs

July 27, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Coal miner Peabody Energy will extend mining operations at its North Goonyella mine until 2026. The company will use advanced longwall technology to extend the life of the mine for a further 7 years, providing job security for more than 230 mine employees.

First sod turned on BHP’s multi-billion South Flank Project

July 27, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The sod has officially been turned on BHP’s $4.88 billion South Flank Project in the Pilbara. The ground breaking ceremony, which was attended by WA Premier Mark McGowan, marked the start of construction on what will become the single largest annual

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.

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’