The future of mining

John Welborn on what he sees as the future of mining.

25 MAR 2019

Innovation

The future of mining
The future of mining
The future of mining

 

Rexx put through its paces

Mettle tested at the Murrin Murrin nickel laterite mine.

Rexx put through its paces
Rexx put through its paces
Rexx put through its paces

Another autonomous truck crash

Another two autonomous trucks have crashed in the Pilbara.

Another autonomous truck crash
Another autonomous truck crash
Another autonomous truck crash

Hastings happy with Yangibana shine

The Yangibana rare earths project will cost Hastings around $427 million to build.

12 MAR 2019

Development

Hastings happy with Yangibana shine
Hastings happy with Yangibana shine

Mincor nickel restart closer

Term sheet signing moves miner closer to restarting its nickel operations.

19 MAR 2019

Development

Mincor nickel restart closer
Mincor nickel restart closer
Mincor nickel restart closer
Mincor nickel restart closer

A breath of fresh air

Secondary vent fans offer power savings and greater control.

A breath of fresh air
A breath of fresh air
A breath of fresh air

One operator to control them all

Lets one operator control several machines at once.

One operator to control them all
One operator to control them all

Far West on track for Red River

Thalanga's second underground deposit on track to start production in third quarter.

11 FEB 2019

Development

Far West on track for Red River

LIDAR spots lost Misima gold pile

Old gold pile uncovered at Misima

25 MAR 2019

Design / Build

LIDAR spots lost Misima gold pile
LIDAR spots lost Misima gold pile
LIDAR spots lost Misima gold pile
LIDAR spots lost Misima gold pile

Port gas drama

The incident involved an ammonia tanker vessel that was piping anhydrous ammonia to a process plant

Port gas drama
Port gas drama
Port gas drama

Speewah scopes sulphur path

Leaning towards agitaged tank leaching instead of static flooded vat leaching.

22 MAR 2019

Design / Build

Speewah scopes sulphur path
Speewah scopes sulphur path

Ore sorting results encouraging

Tests resulted in the sorter rejecting 37% of the mass and keeping 92.2% of the TREO.

Ore sorting results encouraging
Ore sorting results encouraging
Ore sorting results encouraging

Norseman studies continue

Plant to use agitated leach tank technology instead of more expensive HPAL.

21 MAR 2019

Design / Build

Norseman studies continue
Norseman studies continue
Norseman studies continue

Pilbara Minerals takes downstream step

Posco technology called electrodyalisis.

18 MAR 2019

Plant

Pilbara Minerals takes downstream step
Pilbara Minerals takes downstream step

Getting computers to talk to each other can save maintenance costs

A 'digital thread' using ontology will enable computers to talk to each other.

26 MAR 2019

Maintenance

Getting computers to talk to each other can save maintenance costs
Getting computers to talk to each other can save maintenance costs
Getting computers to talk to each other can save maintenance costs
Getting computers to talk to each other can save maintenance costs

Mint joins with marker maker

Mint gold mark to keep an eye on gold

Mint joins with marker maker
Mint joins with marker maker
Mint joins with marker maker

Port gas drama

The incident involved an ammonia tanker vessel that was piping anhydrous ammonia to a process plant

Port gas drama
Port gas drama

Avoiding the cut

Cut-resistant compound to help truck tyres withstand sharp gravel, rocks and stones.

21 MAR 2019

Maintenance

Avoiding the cut

Enemy of the state

Baal Gammon seizure slammed by owner.

Enemy of the state
Enemy of the state

End of days for blue sky mine town

In the end the rain comes down and washes clean the streets of a blue sky town.

End of days for blue sky mine town
End of days for blue sky mine town

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Cannington taking LTE route

Installing the world's largest 4G underground network.

25 MAR 2019

Communications

Cannington taking LTE route
Cannington taking LTE route
Cannington taking LTE route
Cannington taking LTE route

Carrapateena chopper crash

Helicopter crash claims the life of pilot working at remote SA mine.

Carrapateena chopper crash
Carrapateena chopper crash
Carrapateena chopper crash
Carrapateena chopper crash

Heat on after stacker fail

Corrosion blamed for a WA fixed conveyor stacker failure.

22 MAR 2019

Logistics

Heat on after stacker fail
Heat on after stacker fail
Heat on after stacker fail

GRES on hand for Mardie DFS

BCI hopes to reach a final investment decision by the first quarter of 2020.

19 MAR 2019

Development

GRES on hand for Mardie DFS
GRES on hand for Mardie DFS
GRES on hand for Mardie DFS

Shipping steel

Come on and join the trucking convoy.

19 MAR 2019

Transport

Shipping steel
Shipping steel
Shipping steel

Here comes the sun

The road works are nearly complete and Laneway is expected to start mining in early April.

18 MAR 2019

Logistics

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun

Digitisation can be boost to company culture

Decisions could be made on real time data.

26 MAR 2019

Innovation

Digitisation can be boost to company culture
Digitisation can be boost to company culture
Digitisation can be boost to company culture
Digitisation can be boost to company culture

News Wrap

Fossil fuel companies 'out of line' on Paris target.

26 MAR 2019

Investment

News Wrap
News Wrap
News Wrap
News Wrap

The billion tonne mark

Milestone passed as demand for the payload monitoring system grows.

The billion tonne mark
The billion tonne mark
The billion tonne mark

And the winners are …

Winners of the Future of Mining Awards announced.

25 MAR 2019

Events

And the winners are …
And the winners are …
And the winners are …

Higher met coal prices to deliver govt a $1.2B bonanza

The average metallurgical coal price this year has been US$204 per tonne.

25 MAR 2019

Sustainability

Higher met coal prices to deliver govt a $1.2B bonanza
Higher met coal prices to deliver govt a $1.2B bonanza
Higher met coal prices to deliver govt a $1.2B bonanza

Collaborate on data and the benefits will flow for mining

You get out of collaboration what you put in.

25 MAR 2019

Innovation

Collaborate on data and the benefits will flow for mining
Collaborate on data and the benefits will flow for mining

Come together to grow like renewables

Compared to renewable energy and clean tech, mining does not collaborate.

25 MAR 2019

Sustainability

Come together to grow like renewables
Come together to grow like renewables

Is Adani Shorten's Tasmanian forest?

Could Adani trip up Bill Shorten?

07 MAR 2019
Is Adani Shorten's Tasmanian forest?
Is Adani Shorten's Tasmanian forest?
Is Adani Shorten's Tasmanian forest?
Is Adani Shorten's Tasmanian forest?

Peak gold again?

Are we at peak gold?

25 JUN 2018
Peak gold again?
Peak gold again?
Peak gold again?

An existential crisis

Skills shortage starting to bite again.

25 JUN 2018
An existential crisis
An existential crisis

The next Cadia

Drilling for the next Cadia.

25 JUN 2018
The next Cadia
The next Cadia

The Australian way

Miners, it turns out, have a lot to be happy about.

03 MAY 2018
The Australian way
The Australian way