Author Archives: Support Staff

Myuna Colliery’s strata-spheric comeback

Centennial Coal’s Myuna Colliery, winner of the Austmine Innovative Mining Solution at the 2017 Prospect Awards, was facing an uncertain future. An underground mine at Wangi Wangi on the western shores of Lake Macquarie, Myuna, which uniquely mines three coal seams, has supplied Eraring Power Station, and currently employs 200 people. The Myuna operation was […]

Grange upgrades Savage River mill to drive efficiencies

Grange Resources has successfully reduced costs and boosted the efficiency of its Savage River iron ore operation in Tasmania through a mill upgrade project. The miner, winner of the 2017 Vega Minerals Processing of the Year award, owns and operates Australia’s largest integrated iron ore mining and pellet production facility on the state’s west coast. […]

YUMARR Automation improves underground safety

Bolstering the frontline of an underground mine is a critical part of every operation. The risk of inadvertent contact with moving booms and entanglement in rotating drill steels continues to be an industry-wide problem for people working underground with drill rigs. Safety procedures have been implemented to manage this hazard, but due to human factors, […]

Collaborative contractor BGC wins second straight award

BGC Contracting’s reputation for delivering substantial and sustainable operating efficiencies for mining companies continues to grow. The Perth-based, privately-owned company, a back-to-back winner of the Atlas Copco Contract Miner of the Year, has been awarded six mining contracts worth a combined $1.5 billion since July 2016. BGC is an attractive partner for mining companies because […]

Carob fuel solution secures environmental award for Columbus Group

Australian engineer Columbus Group is no stranger to the Prospect Awards; this storied industry innovator won an Innovative Mining Solution award in 2014 for its high-pressure, positional jet drilling system. Columbus Group’s 3-D ‘down-the-hole’ drilling system is not the first water drill, but innovated greatly for its precisely manoeuvrable, digitally controlled head, conferring great freedom […]

Rinehart ramps up contribution to mining at Roy Hill

Gina Rinehart’s contribution to mining spans decades. The recipient of the 2017 Prospect Awards BGC Contracting Contribution to Mining award has become one of the most well-known mining identities in Australia for her relentless commitment to growing the industry over this time. Rinehart, as the chair of Hancock Prospecting, has led the development of major […]

Gwalia gold mine grows old gracefully

The Gwalia mine in Western Australia, winner of the Atlas Copco Hard Rock Mine of the Year at the 2017 Prosepect Awards, is a gold operation that keeps on giving. Since Gwalia was established in 1897 by Herbert Hoover, who later became the 31st President of the United States, the mine has produced 4 million […]

Moranbah North scoops top Australian mine honours

There has been no room for complacency at Anglo American’s Moranbah North metallurgical coal mine in the Bowen Basin of Queensland. Anglo American has focused heavily on improving the safety and productivity at Moranbah North for the past six years. This constant focus has led to the operation being named the MMD Australian Mine of […]

All the winners from the 2017 Prospect Awards

It was a big night for the industry as the winners of the 2017 Australian Mining Prospect Awards took to the stage at Ivy in Sydney. An annual celebration of the best and brightest of the Australian mining industry, the Prospect Awards is now in its 14th year. There was a general sense from the […]