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New Acland mine expansion clears court hurdle

The New Acland coal mine’s $900 million expansion will not head back to the Queensland Land Court after clearing a major legal hurdle. On September 18 the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal from the Oakey Coal Action Allowance against the expansion of the Darling Downs-based mine but allowed a cross appeal from New Acland Coal, following […]

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Gold Fields opens Agnew renewable project

Gold Fields has opened its $112 million hybrid renewable project at the Agnew gold mine in Goldfields, Western Australia. Global distributed energy producer EDL has switched on its 23 megawatt power station that integrates four megawatts photovoltaic solar with 16 megawatts gas and three megawatts diesel generation, to power the Agnew mine. It will also […]

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MinRes to create hundreds of jobs at Yilgarn project

Mineral Resources (MinRes) expects to build a long-life iron ore export business at its Yilgarn project to bring nearly 200 jobs to the Eastern Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. The company announced a mineral resource totalling 108.6 million tonnes at 56.8 per cent high-value iron at Yilgarn based on feasibility level studies. This includes its […]

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Ausgold unearths seven-year mine potential at Katanning

Ausgold is backing potential to deliver a viable, standalone gold mining and processing operation at the Katanning gold project in Western Australia. A scoping study at Katanning confirms a base case for a 1.25 million tonnes per annum mining operation, capable of producing over 350,000 ounces over an initial seven-year mine life, according to Ausgold […]

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Saracen contracts GR to expand Carosue Dam plant

Saracen Mineral Holdings has contracted GR Engineering Services for the expansion of its Carosue Dam gold mineral processing plant in Western Australia. The $24.5 million contract is for engineering design, procurement and construction of the Carosue Dam plant, which is approximately 120 kilometres north-east of Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields region. The plant upgrade will install […]

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BMA to hand out the highest number of apprenticeships in QLD

BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has given 62 Queenslanders reason to celebrate Christmas early, offering them apprenticeships starting in January 2020. This is the highest number of apprenticeships offered in central Queensland in years, with 15 people coming from the Greater Mackay area, 13 from Moranbah, five from Rockhampton, four from Dysart, Blackwater and Emerald and […]

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Glencore and Peabody clear key approval for United Wambo

Joint venture partners Glencore and Peabody Energy have received a conditional approval for the $381 million United Wambo coal project in New South Wales. The United Collieries JV had sought to integrate and expand open cut mining operations at the existing United Wambo coal mine and United Colliery near Singleton in the Hunter Valley. It […]

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Venture to create up to 100 jobs at Tasmanian mine

Venture Minerals plans to restart operations at the Riley iron ore mine in Tasmania after a pre-feasibility study showed $31 million of potential cash generation. The company previously mined at the project in 2014, but suspended operations the same year due to low iron ore prices. Its pre-production capital expenditure (capex) is estimated at a […]

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BHP builds South Flank accommodation capacity

BHP has upgraded and expanded its Mulla Mulla accommodation village in the Pilbara so it can house five times the number of occupants. The $150 million village expansion included development of an extra 2000 rooms, as well as sports and recreational facilities to support the $US3.4 billion ($4.6 billion) South Flank project. Mulla Mulla, which […]

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Aussie gold production hits record highs again

There appears to be no stopping the juggernaut that is the Australian mining sector as gold production hits another record high for the 2018/2019 financial year, according to Australian gold mining consultants Surbiton Associates. Gold production hit a record high of 321 tonnes or 10.3 million ounces in the 2018/19 fiscal year, the firm said in a […]

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