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BHP Billiton suspends mining operations at Perseverance Underground

December 18, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has suspended production at Nickel West Leinster Perseverance Underground mine due to safety concerns after a seismic event which occurred on October 31st, 2013. Nickel West technical and operational teams, with the help of independent experts, have been evaluating the technical data and risks on the sub-level cave operations and all the

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Tasmanian mine workers’ names released following accident in Mt Lyell copper mine

December 10, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

The names of the miners who were killed in Monday’s tragic mine accident in western Tasmania have been released. Forty-five year-old Craig Nigel Gleeson and 25 year-old Alistair Michael Lucas fell while doing maintenance work in a shaft at the Mt Lyell

Minister Robb says first shipment from Sino Iron marks a major investment milestone

December 3, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

The substantial benefits foreign investments bring to Australia are becoming clear with the first iron ore concentrate shipment from the multi-billion-dollar Sino Iron project in Western Australia’s Pilbara. Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb issued

BHP Billiton advises lower nickel output following suspension of operations due to earthquake

November 15, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

BHP Billiton was forced to shut down its nickel production operations at the Perseverance mine in Western Australia as a result of a minor earthquake on October 31. Following the 3.7 magnitude earthquake, all of the company’s employees were immediately

Industry welcomes overhaul of exploration approval process in Queensland

October 15, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (1)

The Queensland government has announced an overhaul of the coal and minerals exploration approvals process in the State, a move that could reduce the permit wait times to half. The overhaul was announced on Monday by Minister for Natural Resources and Mines

ABB launches new Australian-designed motor control centre that improves safety in mining industry

September 26, 2013 • Mining & Resources, News, TechnologyComments (0)

Automation technology group ABB has launched a new Australian-designed motor control centre for mining and industrial applications, addressing the key needs of operators and owners of local mine sites. The new range of SafeStart low-range motor control centre

Japanese gas giant Nippon Gas invests in Australian energy management firm COzero

September 18, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Japan’s Nippon Gas Co. Ltd has made a significant investment in Australian energy management company COzero Holdings Ltd, as the Japanese energy sector moves toward deregulation in order to manage energy shortages. According to a media release Nippon Gas