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Australian phosphate exports looking likely

Australia’s abundant phosphate reserves could soon be in the hands of European consumers, with final negotiations underway for Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) game-changing mine acquisition in Queensland. Executive Director, Colin Randall, is hopeful that the company’s $12.3 million acquisition of the Korella mine, 150 kilometres south-east of Mount Isa, will service both domestic and international…

31 Aug 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

So much to see and do at Pilbara 2022

-- By Peter Long (City of Karratha Mayor) Welcome to this ancient land, trod by Aboriginal peoples for tens of thousands of years. Welcome to the incredible Pilbara where the earliest evidence of life on Earth occurs in 3.5 billion-year-old rocks and modern machinery extracts nearly half the nation’s export income. Here in the Pilbara…

10 May 2022, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources | Occupational Health & Safety

Managing lifestyle factors for miner health and safety

Health surveillance in the mining industry has historically focussed on the physical aspects of the profession, particularly the threat of occupational diseases from airborne contaminants. In the last decade, this has begun to shift with lifestyle factors, such as obesity, stress, and chronic disease, increasingly coming into focus. Within mining, rates of these conditions are…

14 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources | Occupational Health & Safety

How to balance the science and art of work health and safety

As a director or manager of a mining operation, you might think you have your workplace health and safety (WHS) obligations covered. Team members constantly on high alert for signs of spontaneous combustion; safety alerts in place for the correct selection of PUR products; and stringent review and control measures following gas exceedance. Overlaying this,…

5 Apr 2022, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Outlook for minerals sands – an interview with Reg Adams

The mineral sands sector is well-accustomed to supply shortfalls, having weathered a series of geopolitical setbacks since mid-last decade. An unnerving mix of post-Brexit uncertainty, rising tensions with China, and a string of outages in major global supply hubs, have been stalling - or outright upending - production efforts since 2016. However when the COVID-19…

27 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

How Medallion Resources is improving the mineral sands’ carbon footprint  

Electrified mining fleets, energy efficient crushing and grinding, and renewable power, have all been positively impacting the mining industry’s carbon footprint for a number of years. More recently, increased recovery of value from each tonne mined, reduced transport of bulky materials, and design that incorporates process intensification principles have been looked at for the next…

19 Oct 2021, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure | Mining & Resources | Transport & Logistics

Captain Michael Edwards OAM: ‘Gascoyne Gateway Will Set a Benchmark in Sustainability.’

The sweeping Gascoyne region of Western Australia is vast in its potential. Spanning over 137,000 square kilometres, it boasts more than 600 km of Indian Ocean coastline, stretching more than 500km inland through to the remote outback. It is also the door to the neighbouring Pilbara and Midwest regions. A new development wants to unlock…

8 Sep 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Mining & Resources

Drew Wagner: “A Faster and Broader Vaccine Rollout is Crucial for the Australian Minerals Sector.”

While Australia is still navigating the fallout of COVID-19, some forecasters are pointing to a ‘roaring twenties’ for the Australian economy post-pandemic. There’s certainly an optimistic outlook in the NT mining industry. “This is a really exciting time for the Territory’s minerals sector” says Drew Wagner, Executive Director of the NT Division of the Mineral…

20 Jul 2021, by Skye Rytenskild

Defence & Security | Energy & Utilities | Mining & Resources

Australia needs a military approach to liquid fuel security – John Blackburn AO

Retired Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO has criticised Australia’s approach to ensuring national liquid fuel security ahead of the Australian Liquid Fuel Security Conference, claiming it has been “delayed, reactive, insufficient and out of touch”. Discussions around the preservation of Australia’s few remaining oil refineries began at the turn of the millennium - bolstered by…

7 Oct 2020, by Amy Sarcevic

Mining & Resources

Tectonics and implications for gold prospectivity in Victoria

Victoria’s rich orogenic gold endowment has helped make the State what it is today. But much of its potential is yet to be discovered, with historic goldfields mainly found through surface geochemistry (panning), where mineralised levels are serendipitously exposed. Even the most superficial data supports this belief. Of the all-time ~190,000 tonnes of gold mined,…

22 Jul 2020, by Amy Sarcevic
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