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Rio Tinto delivers local jobs in Cape York

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has congratulated Rio Tinto after its Indigenous workforce reached 574 across its Cape York bauxite sites in the Far North.  QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the $2.6 billion Amrun Project continued to deliver on its targets to employ locally and give back to the surrounding communities. “This is a […]

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Manufacturer Supashock to create more than 60 jobs in Adelaide

Suspension engineering and manufacturing company Supashock will transform and relocate its operations from Magill to northern Adelaide, creating more than 60 new jobs in the process. The company, which started off as a supplier of suspension products for Formula One cars, is now a supplier for V8 supercars, commercial vehicles, defence vehicles and medical devices, […]

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Northern Star’s Jundee operation set for additional 10-year mine life

Northern Star has posted its half-year results, and while profits were down slightly the feeling is positive overall due in part to exciting exploration results. Operating cash flow was up 14 percent from the previous half-year period, for example, with the company posting revenues of $435.3 million. Overall half-year profits were down seven per cent on the previous […]

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Millenium Minerals to launch underground mine

Millennium Minerals has awarded an underground mining contract at its Nullagine gold project in Western Australia to GBF Underground Mining. The contract will focus on mining services for the Bartons mine development, which is Millennium’s first underground mine at Nullagine. Millennium plans to launch the Bartons underground mine next month. The development will access high-grade, […]

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Aeris gains final approval on Torrens copper-gold project

Aeris Resources has received approval from the South Australian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, meaning its Torrens copper-gold joint venture (JV) in the Stuart Shelf region can go ahead. Aeris is primarily known for its Tritton copper mine, which reached 10 years of production in 2015. The Minister’s approval related to Section 23 of the Aboriginal […]

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TerraCom extends Blair Athol mine life

TerraCom Ltd has extended the life of the Blair Athol mine in Queensland by a year after upgrading thermal coal reserves. The mine’s life now totals nine years with the potential to add a further two to three years through further reserve increases. TerraCom and independent experts Deswik Mining Consultants have upgraded total Blair Athol JORC-compliant reserves […]

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Pilbara Minerals plans Pilgangoora lithium expansion in 2018

Pilbara Minerals says it can more than double the capacity of its Pilgangoora lithium tantalum project south of Port Hedland by spending just $207 million. The Ken Brinsden-led company this morning released the findings of a pre-feasibility study on boosting the mine’s production rate from 2Mtpa to 5Mtpa and improving the overall economics of the […]

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NT iron ore mine set for a revival

A Northern Territory mining project is set to be revived after its Mining Management Plan was approved. Britmar (Aus) Pty Ltd, a private Victorian company, has taken over the former Western Desert Resources Roper Bar Mine Project, which went into liquidation in April 2015. The iron ore mine is located 55km south-east of Ngukurr and has been […]

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Growth in job opportunities for Australian mining industry

Job opportunities in the Australian mining industry have continued to grow significantly in 2018. According to online recruitment portal SEEK, job advertising in its mining, resources and energy category was 54 percent higher across the country in January 2018 compared to 12 months earlier. Related sector categories, including trades and services (31 percent), engineering (25 […]

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Northern Minerals ramps up Browns Range recruitment

Northern Minerals has made “steady progress” on the installation of a pilot plant for its Browns Range heavy rare earths project in the East Kimberley of Western Australia. The company today reported that construction of the pilot plant remained on track for completion by June 30 this year. Northern, which recently raised $10 million through […]

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