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BHP’s proposed Olympic Dam expansion declared ‘major development’

February 19, 2019 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The South Australian Government has declared BHP’s Olympic Dam’s growth plans ‘a major development’ – an important first step in a comprehensive State and Federal process that includes assessment of potential social, economic and environmental impacts associated with an increase in mining and production at the site. Laura Tyler,

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Queensland’s resources sector goes from strength to strength

February 8, 2019 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Queensland’s resources sector has enjoyed a resurgent 2018, going up in value by more than 16% on the prior year. Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) highlighted

Government okays new lithium mine in the Northern Territory

February 1, 2019 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Emerging Australian lithium developer, Core Lithium has announced the granting of a Mineral Lease for the Grants Deposit, a key component of the Company’s 100%-owned Finniss Lithium Project in the Northern Territory. Located near Darwin, the Finniss Project

$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

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