Canadian Mining Journal

Australia, NZ & South Pacific

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    EXPLORATION: Australian scientists developing tool capable of delving deeper into Earth’s rock layers

    March 20, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – Researchers at Australia’s Curtin University announced that they are working on a project to develop a new fingerprinting tool capable of delving deeper into the Earth’s rock layers. In a press release, the scientists said the mechanism promises

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    IRON ORE: BHP reports autonomous truck collision at Jimblebar mine

    March 19, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – BHP Group reported a collision between two autonomous trucks on March 16 at the Jimblebar iron ore mine in the Pilbara. The company blamed the accident on heavy rainfall. The company said the wet and soft ground caused

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    EXPLORATION: OZ Minerals asks – can open data and A$1M change exploration?

    March 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SOUTH AUSTRALIA – The Explorer Challenge is on for explorationists from around the world to find new exploration targets at the Mount Woods tenements of the Prominent Hill copper-gold project. This is a crowdsourced challenge offered by OZ Minerals to

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    EXPLORATION: The Americas, West Africa and Australasia remain popular

    March 5, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    While gold miners have been making substantial profits in recent quarters thanks to rising gold prices and better operational and financial discipline, they continue to seek new ounces via the drill bit to fill their production pipeline. Below is look

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    GOLD: OceanaGold tables resource at WKP prospect

    February 25, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    NEW ZEALAND – OceanaGold of Melbourne, Australia, has tabled a maiden resource at its WKP gold prospect, 10 km north of its Waihi gold mine in New Zealand. WKP’s East Graben vein contains 410,000 indicated tonnes grading 18 g/t gold and

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    GOLD: Kirkland Lake expects a million ounces in 2019

    February 21, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    TORONTO – Canada’s Kirkland Lake Gold announced on Feb. 21 that management increased its consolidated three-year production guidance and improved its unit cost guidance for 2019. In a press release, the miner explained that there is potential for a million

  • AUTOMATION: FLSmidth completes IMP buyout

    February 13, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    DENMARK – FLSmidth announced this week that it has completed the buyout of Australia’s IMP Automation Group. According to the Danish firm, the decision to acquire IMP arose from the need to have a more complete portfolio of automated laboratory

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    GOLD: Gold Fields plans mega solar power plant at Grannie Smith

    February 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    WESTERN AUSTRALIA – South African-based Gold Fields has announced plans to build one of the world’s largest solar power and battery facilities at its Granny Smith gold mine 400 km northeast of Kalgoorlie. The system will be powered by more

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    GOLD: OceanaGold forecasts similar production, slightly higher costs for 2019

    February 5, 2019 by Northern Miner Staff

    AUSTRALIA – OceanaGold says its mines in the Philippines, New Zealand and the U.S. will produce a total of between 500,000 and 550,000 oz. of gold and 14,000 to 15,000 tonnes of copper this year at all-in sustaining costs (AISC) ranging

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    SOFTWARE: Software updates as vital as machine servicing

    January 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – As the New Year begins, leading mining software solutions provider Micromine is reminding mining companies to update their software to avoid potential cyber security breaches, data loss, system integration issues and operational downtime in 2019. The reminder comes

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    LEAD-ZINC: Canada’s Vendetta receives positive PEA for Australian lead-zinc project

    January 29, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    QUEENSLAND – Vendetta Mining announced that it has just received the results from an independent preliminary economic assessment or PEA for its Pegmont lead-zinc project located in Queensland, northeastern Australia In a press release, Vendetta explained that the PEA was developed

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    GOLD: Lion One buys Geodrill drill assets

    January 15, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    FIJI – Lion One Metals announced has just bought the drilling assets of drilling company Geodrill, which is located in Fiji’s main island. The purchase would allow Lion One to prepare for drilling at its 100% owned Tuvatu gold project,