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Apr 02, 2020
Coal quality tampering probe finds high rate of breaches

Coal quality tampering probe finds high rate of breaches

About half of the coal sample analysis certificates issued by ALS laboratories in Queensland and NSW since 2007 were manually amended ‘without justification’, an investigation has found. The company today said an independent forensic investigation had been completed into the Coal Superintending and Certification Unit within the ALS coal business. “The investigation has ide...

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Mar 17, 2020
New safety authority to kick off from July

New safety authority to kick off from July

Queensland’s 66,000 resources workers will have their own health and safety ‘champion’ after Parliament passed legislation supporting a new independent body. The Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) statutory body will kick off from July 1. The new authority will regulate the safety and health of the state’s minerals, coal, petroleum and gas, quarry, small-scale mining ...

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Mar 17, 2020
Gladstone alumina project ‘financially compelling’

Gladstone alumina project ‘financially compelling’

Alpha HPA says plans for high-purity alumina industrial plant in Gladstone have proven technically robust and financially compelling. The company today released results from a definitive feasibility study into the HPA First Project, which would cost $308 million to develop. The cost estimate has increased compared to the prefeasibility study projection of about $200 million. The DFS is b...

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Mar 13, 2020
‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

Australia’s BHP has retained the title of the world’s most valuable mining, iron and steel brand, according to the latest report by consultancy Brand Finance. The ‘Big Australian’ topped the list despite recording a 3 per cent drop in brand value to $US5.8 billion. “BHP, along with all mining, iron and steel brands, is having to negotiate the increasing intolerance of new minin...

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Mar 02, 2020
Strategic gauges processing options for Woolgar

Strategic gauges processing options for Woolgar

Strategic Minerals has completed the comprehensive metallurgical testwork program for its Woolgar gold project, north of Richmond. The results will be incorporated into the process engineering program which will feed into a prefeasibility assessment, the company says. It comes after Strategic Minerals last month lodged a Mining Lease Application for the Southern Star area at the Woolgar...

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Jan 31, 2020
Glencore announces IsaMill tweaks and a new model

Glencore announces IsaMill tweaks and a new model

Glencore Technology has revealed new developments in its IsaMill line that cut costs and fill a gap in its range. The fine grinding mill has been redesigned to reduce civil infrastructure costs up to 28 per cent. And a new 1600-2200 kW ‘M7500’ IsaMill has been introduced to sit between the M5000 and the M10000. Engineering manager Nick van Heerden said the smaller plant configuration had...

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