Author Archives: Support Staff

Rio Tinto wins environmental award for turtle monitoring

Rio Tinto, which shares its Pilbara ports with some of Australia’s most important turtle breeding grounds, is making efforts to ensure its flippered friends have the best chance at making it to adulthood. Cape Lambert Port runs adjacent to Bells Beach, which is recognised throughout the Pilbara region as a significant mainland rookery for the […]

The spotlight shines on landmark MMD invention

Mining Machinery Developments (MMD) has developed a mobile feeder solution that transforms traditional truck and shovel operations to deliver productivity and safety benefits. The project took two years to develop, but this time has paid off for MMD, as the fully mobile surge loader has earned its maker the CDE Global Minerals Processing of the […]

Community goals shaped by real needs

New Century Resources has turned the Century zinc operation in Queensland into an award-winning mine since acquiring it in 2016 while also benefitting local communities. When it comes to fulfilling social responsibilities, New Century Resources doesn’t set its own agenda at the Century zinc operation in Queensland. Instead, the company goes out and seeks the […]

Hegarty receives reward for a lifetime of achievement

Despite having won the Liebherr Lifetime Achievement Award, EMR Capital chairman Owen Hegarty is not done multiplying the benefits of Australia’s mining industry. EMR Capital chairman Owen Hegarty may have been honoured with the Liebherr Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, but it is clear he still has a lot left […]

Century mine enters next phase of operations

New Century Resources head of corporate affairs and social responsibility Shane Goodwin recalls the surprise of a phone call in the weeks leading up to the 2019 Australian Mining Prospect Awards. Surprising, because the company’s Century zinc operation in Queensland was named as a nominee for the Epiroc Hard Rock Mine of the Year honour. […]

Mangoola leaves mark on mining with awards triple treat

Glencore has created a culture of excellence across the safety and operational performance at the Mangoola CHPP (coal handling and preparation plant), this year’s National Group Mine of the Year. Ben Creagh writes. Mangoola CHPP manager Chris March fondly regards the facility at the Glencore thermal coal mine in New South Wales as the second-best […]

Paul Cuthbert and BHP lead charge towards diversity

Paul Cuthbert is today the general manager mine at Olympic Dam, one of the world’s most significant deposits of copper, gold, silver and uranium, located 560 kilometres north of Adelaide in South Australia. Olympic Dam is made up of underground and surface operations, including a fully integrated facility for processing from ore to metal. Cuthbert […]

Safety, expansion the key for Mitchell Services

It is a good time to be at Mitchell Services – the company has been named Epiroc Contract Miner of the Year at the 2019 Prospect Awards in the same year the brand turned 50. Four months after celebrating its 50-year milestone, Mitchell Services took out the honour of Epiroc Contract Miner of the Year […]

Explorer Challenge crowdsources innovative approaches to exploration

In an era when economic mineral deposits have become increasingly difficult to find, OZ Minerals and Unearthed have partnered to put the challenge to the crowd. Making new mineral discoveries in modern mining requires innovative approaches, something OZ Minerals and Unearthed called upon for the Explorer Challenge – a global, online crowdsourcing competition. OZ Minerals […]

Remembering John Emerson’s contribution to mining

John Emerson, who sadly passed away unexpectedly in August, has been recognised for his achievements in mining with the BGC Contracting Contribution to Mining honour. Salomae Haselgrove writes. Mining stalwart John Emerson is already sorely missed in the Australian mining industry. His passing was notably commemorated at the DRILL2019 event in Darwin that he had […]