• Feasibility planning for Ularring

    Drilling at the Macarthur Iron Ore Projects in the Yilgarn region of Western Australia.MACARTHUR Minerals is continuing with feasibility study planning for the Ularring Hematite Project in the Yilgarn iron ore district of Western Australia. The company is also continuing a process with the assistance of external advisors to secure a strategic investment partner to facilitate development of the project.

  • Survey reveals attitudes

    MINING plays a big part of life in Australia, but the relationship between mining and society is not an easy one. A national survey reveals the importance of mining to Australia and Australians and uncovers a wealth of information on benefits and impacts of mining that contribute to public acceptance and the industry’s ‘social licence to operate’.MINING plays a big part of life in Australia, but the relationship between mining and society is not an easy one. A national survey reveals the importance of mining to Australia and Australians and uncovers a wealth of information on benefits and impacts of mining that contribute to public acceptance and the industry’s ‘social licence to operate’.

  • Volatility not an open door to govt

    A KEY mining lobby group says the current resources commodity cycle in Australia is essentially little different than those experienced previously – except for the volatility of it. Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) chief executive Simon Bennison says Australia had been there before in terms of commodity cycles.

  • SUPPLIERS - Weir to manufacture manifold trailers

    Weir Oil & Gas, a leader in the design, manufacture and support of equipment for hydraulic fracturing and part of the UK-listed Weir Group, has established the first manifold trailer manufacturing capability in Australia. The investment in Adelaide, South Australia, will provide cost-effective hydraulic fracturing technology as the industry develops.

  • TECHNOLOGY – CRC ORE and Austmine in partnership

    The CRC for the Optimisation of Resource Extraction (CRC ORE) and Austmine have launched a new partnership to deliver the next wave of innovation in mining and create new export opportunities for Australia’s Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector.

  • EVENTS - Austmine insights into Indonesia

    In October Austmine was excited to be part of Ozmine 2014, the leading event for Australian METS and mining companies operating, or looking to do business, in Indonesia and South East Asia. 2014 saw a revamp of the event after 8 years as Ozmine linked with M&E Indonesia and the ASEAN 10th Annual Asia Pacific Mining Conference, introducing a series of topical seminars forming an interesting 3-day conference.

  • COAL - Adani hires Parsons Brinckerhoff

    Adani Mining has named US-based project management and infrastructure consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff as its project management contractor (PMC) for the $15 billion Carmichael mine, rail and port project in Queensland, Australia.

  • BAUXITE – ABx and Noble in alliance

    ABx4 Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Australian Bauxite (ABx), has concluded a binding term sheet with Noble Resources International granting Noble the exclusive global marketing rights in respect to the company’s Tasmanian bauxite project. This agreement is in consideration for Noble agreeing to enter into the loan facility and supportive marketing offtake agreements.

  • SUPPLIERS – MICROMINE founder named export hero

    Provider of intuitive software solutions and services to the international mining sector, MICROMINE, announces that the company’s executive director and founder Graeme Tuder has been named an Australian Export Hero by the Export Council of Australia (ECA).

  • SUPPLIERS - RDG completes Centrals acquisition

    Resource Development Group Limited (RDG) has completed the transaction to purchase Perth-based Central Systems Pty Ltd, a multi-disciplined, self-performing construction contractor and provider of remedial and maintenance services to the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors in Australia.

  • M&A - Metallica sells MetroCoal stake

    Metallica Minerals has sold its holding of 64.3 million ordinary shares in MetroCoal for gross proceeds of approximately Aus$2.06 million. The sale improves Metallica’s cash-in-bank position at September 30 to approximately $2.5 million.

  • EXPORTS - Indonesia Now program launched

    Now is the time for Australian businesses to capitalize on trading with Indonesia. ‘Indonesia Now’, a program funded through the Asian Business Engagement Plan and aimed at demystifying exporting to Indonesia, is set to give Australian businesses in the FMCG sector their best chance at success in this important market.

  • Australian Uranium

    AUSTRALIAN URANIUM – BUSY PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE • RECORD GRADES AT MILLIPEDE DEPOSIT • EMA SECURES FUNDS FOR MULGA ROCK • CHINESE INVEST IN CAULDRON ENERGY

  • EVENTS - Ozmine at M&E Indonesia

    The Ozmine 2014 conference, organized by Austrade and with the support of Austmine and the Melbourne Mining Club, will this year be run in conjunction with the M&E Indonesia and Ozmine exhibition managed by REEDMININGEVENTS. It will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia, from October 29-31.

  • ON THE MOVE - New DuPont ANZ appointment

    DuPont has announced a strategic shift with the appointment of Rod Nelson as head of DuPont Sustainable Solutions for Australia and New Zealand. For the first time, DuPont’s ANZ lead will be based in Perth in a bid to capitalize on the huge growth in Western Australia.

  • M & A - RDG to acquire Central Systems

    Resource Development Group Ltd (RDG) has entered into a conditional Share Sale Agreement (SSA) to acquire Perth-based Central Systems, a multi-disciplined, self-performing construction contractor and provider of remedial and maintenance services to the mining, energy and infrastructure sectors in Australia.

  • Panoramic to acquire Thundelarra interests

    PANORAMIC Resources has agreed to acquire Thundelarra Exploration’s approximate 22% interest in the Copernicus Joint Venture (JV) and its approximate 31% interest in the East Kimberley Exploration JV for a total cash consideration of $800,000. The acquisition will allow for simplified management of strategic assets located near Panoramic’s Savannah Nickel Project in northern Western Australia (WA).

  • Drilling improves Savannah North potential

    Underground drilling at the Savannah project of Panoramic Resources in Western Australia.UNDERGROUND drilling by Panoramic Resources at the Savannah North Nickel Project in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia has identified additional mineralized zones while additional surface drilling has opened up an entirely new exploration front.

  • Proto in Barnes Hill offtake discussions

    DISCUSSIONS are progressing positively with a potential off-taker in regards to Proto Resources and Investments’ Barnes Hill iron ore and nickel mining licence in Tasmania. Through these discussions Tianjin Tai Jiang International Trade Co will explore the potential of working with Proto for the mining potential in iron and nickel production from Barnes Hill.

  • MLEM survey completed at Fraser Range East

    A regional aeromagnetic image showing the location of Mining Projects Group’s tenements in Western Australia.THE first stage Moving Loop Electro Magnetic Survey (MLEM) has been completed at Mining Project Group’s Fraser Range East project, southeast of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia. The MLEM program has been designed to test for the presence of bedrock conductors which may be associated with nickel mineralization in magnetic rocks paralleling the Camelwood/Musket Nickel trend.

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