Industry welcomes overhaul of exploration approval process in Queensland

The Queensland government has announced an overhaul of the coal and minerals exploration approvals process in the State, a move that could reduce the...

Mining News Update

BHP Billiton has approved the investment of US$845 million to sustain operations at Illawarra Coal, in southern New South Wales, Australia. Establishing a replacement mining area...

New ultra high-intensity blasting method to improve mine productivity

A team of researchers led By Orica’s Dr Geoff Brent has been awarded the 2014 CEEC Medal by the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution (CEEC)...

ABB’s “next level mining” technology transforms Boliden AB’s Garpenberg mine in central Sweden

ABB has announced that it has delivered power and automation solutions for grinding mills and mine hoists, as well as hundreds of motors and...

Australia’s Super Pit gold mine given an 8-year life extension

Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines (KCGM) has extended the life of its Super Pit gold mine by an additional eight years, thus delaying its closure...

ABB introduces high-tech electrical control system for mines of the future

Leading power and automation group ABB has launched the new System 800xA MIDAS Library, an application that enables engineers who operate automated mines to...

BHP Billiton and partner Mitsubishi open Caval Ridge Metallurgical coal mine in Queensland

Mining giant BHP Billiton and joint venture partner Mitsubishi yesterday opened the new US$3.4 billion Caval Ridge Mine in Queensland which is expected to ...

Bridgestone opens centre for tyre excellence in Australia to support global mining industry

The Bridgestone Group, the world's largest manufacturer of tyre and rubber products, has opened a global centre for tyre excellence in Australia to better...

Thiess wins $760m contract to operate Glencore’s Mt Owen Mine

CIMIC Group’s global mining contractor Thiess has extended its long-standing business relationship with Glencore with the signing of a $760 million agreement to operate...

Volvo’s self-driving truck goes deep underground (VIDEO)

Volvo’s fully autonomous truck has become the world’s first self-driving truck to be tested in real-life deep underground operations, as part of an R&D project with...