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Evolution Mining gains approval for Cowal extension

Gold miner Evolution Mining has secured state government approval to start construction of an exploration decline at the Cowal operation in New South Wales. The regulatory approval was granted by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. The Galway-Regal-E46 (GRE46) decline is being developed to expand the company’s existing resource and lead to new discoveries. Evolution announced GRE46’s maiden resource in April 2018. The […]

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Lepidico starts development of L-Max pilot plant

Lepidico has commenced development work for the L-Max pilot plant in Perth in Western Australia, with metallurgical consultancy Strategic Metallurgy at its helm. Commercial premises for the plant have been secured, and a construction manager has commenced work. The L-Max technology extracts battery-grade lithium chemicals and other valuable byproducts such as sodium silicate and sulphate of potash […]

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New wind farm developments bring jobs to Geelong

The Andrews Labor Government will help drive down energy prices for hundreds of Latrobe Valley businesses, as part of Australia’s largest installation of microgrids. Minister for Energy Lily D’Ambrosio was in Morwell today to announce $3 million for the Latrobe Valley Microgrid Program, which will cut energy bills by up to 25 per cent for 750 […]

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Gas industry creates new jobs

Up to 350 jobs, plus contracts for local suppliers, will flow on the Western Downs over the next two years from the latest Queensland natural gas expansion. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has welcomed the Shell QGC venture’s announcement of Project Goog-a-binge, which will see about 250 new wells across Shell’s QGC existing operations near […]

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Komatsu kicks off recruitment drive across Australia

Komatsu has launched its biggest ever recruitment drive to employ technicians in response to improving market conditions. The campaign, which Komatsu believes is the most targeted ever in the industry, plans to identify technicians in Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia who want to be part of the machinery sector and take advantage of global […]

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New mining boom on its way thanks to electric vehicles

Australia could see our biggest mining boom to date within the next ten years, thanks to modern technology in the automotive market that requires lithium, which we are the world’s biggest supplier of. The world’s electric vehicle boom means that there will be a huge demand for batteries in the next ten years. Global electric […]

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Evolution gives Mt Carlton underground development green light

Gold miner Evolution Mining will advance three projects at the Mt Carlton operation in Queensland after approving a $60 million investment. The projects include the underground development, stage four pit cut-back and plant modifications. Evolution will bring forward production from Mt Carlton’s higher-grade Link zone with these projects. It expects to deliver first ore from the underground operation […]

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Rio Tinto to spend $1.5b on new WA deposits

More than $1.5 billion will be invested across Rio Tinto’s Robe Valley and West Angelas iron ore projects in the Pilbara. Rio Tinto and Japanese joint venture partners Mitsui and Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal this morning approved the $1.55 billion investment — Rio will add $820 million for its 53 per cent share — […]

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New mining boom on the horizon?

Although it has not yet been called another boom, where we are right now, looks like a new boom might be well on its way. It’s been five years since the last boom ended abruptly, as over 20,000 people became jobless, but new data shows that new employment in the resources sector is growing rapidly and […]

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Heron grows Woodlawn workforce as underground mining starts

Heron Resources has launched underground mining at the Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales with development now almost three-quarters complete. The company has kept construction on track for commissioning to start by the end of the year. Heron expects a rapid expansion of its on-site workforce in the next few months as recruitment continues […]

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