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Sector leaders weigh in on mining prospects

Now in its sixteenth year, the Australian Mining Prospect Awards evening is considered the Oscars of the Australian mining industry. Putting the spotlight on the sector’s shining stars, the awards celebrate the achievements and innovations seen in this constantly-evolving industry. The fact that the mining industry is experiencing growth is testament to the diversity and […]

Nominate for the 2019 Prospect Awards

The 2019 Australian Mining Prospect Awards, the annual event celebrating the mining industry’s top talent, is accepting nominations for each category until August 9. The event will take place in Queensland for the first time in 2019, with the awards night to be held at Moda Events in Brisbane on Thursday October 10. Now in […]

Rio Tinto recreates life on coral reef in Western Australia

Rio Tinto’s commitment to environmental sustainability has proven what has never been done before: vibrancy of life can be orchestrated on human-made reef. Rio Tinto’s iron ore business has facilitated coral life on an artificial reef as the first project of its kind in Western Australia. Using over 10,000 tonnes of reconstituted concrete and 24 […]

Kirkland Lake unearths a golden era at Fosterville

The Fosterville underground mine ticks all the boxes for Kirkland Lake Gold, the Canadian company that has put gold mining back on the map in Victoria. Kirkland Lake’s company vision has three key targets: to deliver low-cost production, to advance its exploration and development pipeline, and to maintain a large resource and reserve base. Fosterville, […]

Andrew Forrest’s lifetime of achievement

Andrew Forrest’s optimistic view of the mining industry is undoubtedly one of his most noticeable traits. This optimism has driven the growth of Fortescue Metals Group from an ambitious exploration and development company in 2003 to the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer today. It is what has made ‘Twiggy’ one of the most well-known […]

Winners of the 2018 Prospect Awards: Kirkland Lake scoops top honour

Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville gold mine in Victoria has won the 2018 Australian Mining Prospect Awards Mine of the Year. Fosterville, Victoria’s largest gold operation, has emerged as one of Australia’s standout mines after delivering outstanding performance from a production and exploration perspective in recent years. Kirkland Lake produced 263,845oz of gold at 15.8g/t at […]

Prospect Awards sponsor Flexco transfers productivity increases with FlowFirst design

Productivity improvements are critical for mining companies that want to remain competitive in today’s environment. From a materials handling perspective, two common ways to increase productivity are by raising throughput or removing barriers that affect consistent performance. Materials handling specialist, Flexco regularly delivers transfer chute replacements that aim to lift throughput or eliminate concerns, such […]

Prospect Awards sponsor Epiroc releases high-capacity Minetruck MT2200

Epiroc is rolling out the Minetruck MT2200, which has been developed to boost underground haulage capacity and efficiency of global mining operations. The Minetruck MT2200 shares the same dimensions of its popular Minetruck MT2010 predecessor, according to Epiroc, but can capably transport even heavier loads of up to 22 metric tonnes. “The Minetruck MT2200 is […]

Nominate for the 15th Australian Mining Prospect Awards

The 2018 Australian Mining Prospect Awards is fast approaching, with nominations open to the industry. Last year’s winners range from SMEs and start-up ventures to the biggest in Australia’s mining industry, including Gina Rinehart and BGC Contracting. There are 13 award categories in total – 12 of these are open for public nominations. They are […]

Morris delivers a step up for Indigenous workers

Morris Corporation has always stood out in the world of hospitality and facilities management, having established itself in the six decades since its inception as Australia’s largest privately-owned company in the sector. Morris is dedicated to workplace sustainability at an employee level, serving remote and rural locations, with a particular focus on FIFO workers in […]