Canadian Mining Journal


Australia, NZ & South Pacific


  • News

    TRAINING: Immersive Technologies simulators build remote operator skills

    September 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA  – Freeport McMoRan (FMI) in Indonesia is using training simulators from Immersive Technologies to prepare operators for Caterpillar’s semi-autonomous load-haul-dump operations with Cat Command for Underground. Command for Underground automates the tramming and dumping component of an underground loader’s load-haul-dump cycle.

  • News

    GOLD: New find at Beta Hunt yields 9,000 oz. for RNC

    September 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Toronto-based RNC Minerals recently made a new high grade gold discovery at its Beta Hunt gold-nickel mine 600 km from Perth. Last week the company recovered 9,250 oz. of gold from a 130 tonnes of ore from the

  • News

    SOFTWARE: RCT makes mining in challenging environments possible

    September 4, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PAPUA NEW GUINEA – RCT’s smart technology solutions are helping to improve safety at Newcrest’s Lihir open cut gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The company’s ControlMaster tele-remote solutions were installed on two Cat 6050 (Terex RH200) hydraulic shovels and

  • News

    GOLD: CSIRO recovers gold without using cyanide

    August 29, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – For the first time in Australia, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has poured gold that was recovered without the use of cyanide. A non-toxic method of gold recovery is good news for the precious metals

  • News

    COMMUNICATIONS: Inmarsat, Auxilium to deliver IIoT satellite solutions

    August 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite communications provider and Auxilium, a leading Australian mining technology solutions company, have established a formal partnership to deliver the most effective Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and communications solutions for Australian mining companies.

  • Feature

    Orexplore launches digital core scanner

    August 1, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    GeoCore X10 allows 3-D core analysis in near real-time

  • News

    GOLD: Rock falls cut mining rate for Kalgoorlie Super Pit

    July 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Two rock falls within 12 hours last May at the Kalgoorlie Super Pit 700 km east of Perth are going to put a dent in both owners 2018 gold guidance. The mine is a 50:50 joint venture of

  • Technology Metals Snapshot: Eight juniors step up to meet the tech-metal challenge

    July 18, 2018 by Trish Saywell, The Northern Miner

    The wider use globally of advanced technologies such as electric vehicles has led to a boom in juniors developing technology-metal assets, with an emphasis on lithium, cobalt, vanadium and rare earths. Here is a look at eight such juniors active

  • COPPER: Inalum said close to acquiring Rio interest in Grasberg mine

    July 5, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    INDONESIA – The rumours are flying this week concerning who might buy out Rio Tinto’s share of the giant Grasberg copper mine in the province of Papua. Rio let it be known several weeks ago that it wanted to sell

  • News

    CleanTeQ preps Sunrise project for construction

    June 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CleanTeQ’s (TSX: CLQ; US-OTC: CTEQF) Sunrise nickel, cobalt and scandium project in Australia is one step closer to becoming a significant producer of nickel and cobalt sulphate for the lithium-ion battery market. A definitive feasibility study modeling only the first

  • AWARD: 2018 CEEC Medal win to Nippon Eirich and Karara mine circuit boost

    June 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – An outstanding collaboration between Karara Mining and Nippon Eirich to implement grinding circuit process improvements at Karara Mine has been awarded the 2018 CEEC Medal. The medal was awarded by the Coalition for Eco-Efficient Comminution. The 2018 CEEC

  • News

    IRON ORE: BHP finds $2.9B for South Flank project

    June 18, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    AUSTRALIA – Last week the board of BHP Billiton approved an expenditure of US$2.9 billion for the South Flank iron ore project in the Central Pilbara region of Western Australia. BHP’s contribution reflects 85% of the project cost, which totals