Canadian Mining Journal

Australia, NZ & South Pacific

  • News

    TAILINGS: Inmarsat, Glass Terra team up on monitoring solution

    October 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    LONDON, U.K. – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, will collaborate with geo-spatial internet of things (IoT) specialist Glass Terra to integrate Inmarsat’s tailings dam monitoring solution with Glass Terra’s IoT light detection and ranging (Lidar) capabilities. The combined

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    SOFTWARE: RPMGlobal delivers intelligent underground mine design

    October 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – RPMGlobal has delivered on its commitment to release an innovative design solution to the market before the end of the year, unveiling its Underground Metals Solution (UGMS) Optimiser edition for mine planning customers. UGMS Optimiser marks the first edition

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    RNC bets Higginsville worth cost of dilution

    October 16, 2019 by Brian Sylvester

    RNC Minerals (RNX-TSX; US-OTC: RNKLF) Chairman and CEO Paul Huet is like the hockey coach who takes over midseason because the team is underperforming. The Toronto-based company brought Huet in as chairman of the board in February to try to turn

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    NICKEL: Fate of Black Swan nickel project to be decided before year-end

    October 16, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    AUSTRALIA – Poseidon Nickel’s interim CEO, David Riekie, announced this week that a final investment decision can be expected in the current quarter on the proposed A$30-million restart of the Black Swan nickel mine in Western Australia. Talking at the

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    GOLD: Golden Point drilling delivers new high grade for OceanaGold

    October 3, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Drilling at the Golden Point exploration target at the Macraes gold mine in New Zealand is intersecting high grade gold for OceanaGold. The company released results from the 2019 drill program at Golden Point, including highlights of 29 metres grading

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    OceanaGold expands exploration target at Martha in New Zealand

    September 30, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Since picking up the Waihi property in New Zealand from Newmont for US$100 million four years ago, OceanaGold (TSX: OCG) has extended the mine life of its Correnso underground gold mine by three years generating US$200 million of free cash flow. It

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    Odds ‘n’ Sods: Surviving Soviet-style exploration

    September 23, 2019 by Ralph Rushton

    After the collapse of the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe was a rich hunting ground for mineral exploration companies. In the mid-1990s, I was part of a small, enthusiastic team assembled by Anglo American under the banner of its subsidiary, Minorco.

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    Indonesia to ban nickel ore in 2020

    September 19, 2019 by Trish Saywell

    Indonesia has confirmed it will ban exports of nickel ore from January 2020 – two years earlier than expected. The Southeast Asian nation is the world’s largest nickel ore producer, and the news unleashed a torrent of speculation about supply

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    COAL: Kepco Bylong’s mine denied development consent

    September 19, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    AUSTRALIA – The New South Wales government’s Independent Planning Commission refused development consent for Kepco Bylong Australia’s coal mine near Mudgee, in the Australian state’s central west region. The Commission cited concerns about long lasting environmental, agricultural and heritage impacts

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    INNOVATION: CEMI collaborates with Australian counterpart

    September 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    SUDBURY, Ont. – The Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (Canada) and METS Ignited Australia have signed a memorandum of understanding to promote a collaborative and strategic approach to commercialization of mining innovations in the two countries.The MOU is being

  • ENVIRONMENT: 10-year moratorium on deep sea mining not enough – activists

    September 5, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Prime minister James Marape has agreed to support a 10-year moratorium on deep sea mining, first proposed by Fiji at the recent Pacific Islands Forum. The news was welcomed by a number of environmental groups, including

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    Mystery nickel buyer could bring First Quantum’s Ravensthorpe back online

    September 4, 2019 by Brian Sylvester

    First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM; LSE: FQM) management says it could have a buyer for any nickel produced from a restart of the venerable Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine at Bandalup Hill in Western Australia, but on a second quarter earnings call, the