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NSW groundwater monitoring framework welcomed

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has welcomed the New South Wales government’s announcement of a framework to map, monitor and protect the region’s groundwater resources. Natural Resources, Lands and...
20th August 2014

BHP profit increases to $13.4bn in 2014

Diversified miner BHP Billiton has reported a 10% increase in profit for the full year ended June, driven by $2.9-billion productivity-led volume and cost efficiencies. The miner, which on Tuesday also announced the demerger of its aluminium,...
19th August 2014

Richland starts refurbishment work on Queensland sapphire plant

Gemstone producer Richland Resources on Monday announced that it had started work on the refurbishment of the plant at its newly acquired sapphire project in Queensland, Australia. The company had also changed the name of its Australian operating...
18th August 2014

Demand for resource staff continues to decline - recruiter

Specialist resources recruiter DFP Resources has reported the third consecutive month of decline in its job index. The index dropped 2.5% in July, to 72.77, showing a total decline of 9.8% for the quarter.
18th August 2014

Adani’s A$2.2bn North Galilee basin rail project approved

he Queensland state government on Thursday gave the nod to India’s Adani Mining to construct a 300-km rail line linking its proposed A$16.5-billion Carmichael coal mine to the Port of Abbot Point. Deputy Premier and Minister for State...
14th August 2014

Cape Alumina eyes DSO operation at Bauxite Hills

Bauxite developer Cape Alumina has reported a 19.85-million tonne direct shipping ore (DSO) inferred resource at its Bauxite Hills project, in Queensland. The inferred DSO resource was in addition to the previously announced beneficiated bauxite...
11th August 2014

Suitable assets not easy to find, says Evolution chair

Despite the notion that high value assets were available for purchase, given the current market conditions, Australian gold miner Evolution Mining on Tuesday inferred that it was finding it difficult to secure a suitable asset. “We have looked...
5th August 2014

Peabody reduces output from Qld mine

US coal major Peabody Energy on Tuesday announced that it would reduce its metallurgical coal production at its Burton mine, in Queensland, by about 1.5-million tonnes a year. The Burton mine is Peabody's highest unit-cost operation, and...
5th August 2014

Guildford sells Oz coal assets

ASX-listed Guildford Coal has signed reached an agreement with Singapore-listed Sino Construction to divest of its Queensland coal assets in a deal worth $25-million. The assets would include the Clyde Park project, as well as the Pentlant,...
4th August 2014

Queensland uranium mines to adhere to strict standards – Minister

The Australian resources industry on Friday welcomed the Queensland state government’s call for applications for uranium mining in the state. Mines Minister Andrew Cripps on Friday released a framework to ensure Queensland’s future uranium...
1st August 2014

Cockatoo hits record production in June

Coal miner Cockatoo Coal has reported a record monthly production from its Baralaba project, in Queensland, during June this year, which assisted in its quarterly production reaching 231 384 t. This was compared with the 119 906 t run-of-mine...
1st August 2014

Metallica ropes in Chinese partner for HMS operation

ASX-listed Metallica Minerals on Friday executed a joint venture (JV) agreement with a private Chinese investor to develop its Urquhart Point heavy mineral sands (HMS) project, in Queensland, and to explore for other HMS and bauxite deposits on...
1st August 2014
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