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Rio Tinto Australia autonomous hauling program improves mining operations

April 26, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Global mining and metals company Rio Tinto has reached a significant milestone this week: to date they have moved 100 million tonnes of rock by autonomous haul truck (AHT) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The company’s ‘Mine of the Future’ program, which began as a trial back in 2008, is performing well, with …

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BHP Billiton maintains its production guidance for 2013 financial year

April 18, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has maintained its production guidance for its biggest businesses following another quarter of strong operating performance, as reported in data released by the company for the nine month period ending March 31, 2013. The third largest iron ore

BHP Billiton and Dominion Diamond complete $553M diamond business transaction

April 15, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has completed the sale of its diamond business, including its interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine and Diamonds Marketing operations, to Canadian diamond miner Dominion Diamond Corporation (formerly Harry Winston Diamond Corporation) for a total

WA Government announces royalty incentive for magnetite producers

April 11, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Western Australia Premiere Colin Barnett has announced on Tuesday a new three-year policy that will help boost the developing iron ore industry in the State, according to a media statement. Speaking after attending the opening of the Karara Iron Ore Project,

Mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure breaks $600m for first time in South Australia

March 7, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Minister for Minerals Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis has announced figures published yesterday, that show the combined minerals and petroleum exploration expenditure for 2012 reaching a record $602.6 million. “This is the first time the

Job Market for engineers reshapes as mining requirements shift focus

February 28, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Mature aged engineers are returning to work and professionals are leaving the West and heading back home to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. These are the information that were gathered based on the latest Clarius Skills Index, which  indicated that the

Marius Kloppers to Retire as CEO of BHP Billiton, Andrew Mackenzie to Take on the Role

February 21, 2013 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Board of BHP Billiton yesterday announced that Marius Kloppers will retire as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of BHP Billiton on 10 May 2013 , with Andrew Mackenzie to succeed him and join the Board on that date. Marius will retire from the Group