A little fine tuning for new Glencore pick-up

WEST Wallsend colliery in the Newcastle coalfield, New South Wales, has already been targeted as a strategically

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31 MAR 2000

Brakes on the behemoth

BY May this year and only 12 weeks into commercial production the Moranbah North longwall operation in

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31 MAR 2000

A broad band of options

Technology advances are giving coal mine operators a wider range of communication channels to choose

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31 MAR 2000

Longwall production reaches new peak

TOTAL production from Australia’s longwall mines climbed 13% in calendar 1999, reflecting contributions

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31 MAR 2000

New thinking in the new century - Part 1

Mine planning for longwall operations will never be the same again. Dogged by depressed coal prices,

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31 MAR 2000

Flight bar design recognised

THE success of Advanced Conveyor Technologies’ local manufacturing push has been further underlined by

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31 MAR 2000

Newlands the stand-out mine of 1999 - Part 2

Newlands assesses production hourly against pre-negotiated internal benchmarks. “We sat the guys down

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31 MAR 2000

Bailey sets new mark

WHAT is perhaps most remarkable about the day-to-day operations of the Bailey mine of Consol Energy in

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31 MAR 2000

A way forward

More than most new-generation longwall operations in Australia, North Goonyella has been plagued by inefficient

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31 MAR 2000

Long-Airdox gets jump on major rival: Menzies - Part 2

Not only does this decentralisation allow the company to offer rebuild and refurbishing facilities to

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31 MAR 2000

In-seam drilling feasible from surface says expert

In-seam drilling from underground for methane drainage and exploration has served Australian mines extremely

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31 MAR 2000

Long-Airdox gets jump on major rival: Menzies - Part 1

A decade of upheaval in the world’s longwall equipment manufacturing industry has seen America’s Long-Airdox

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31 MAR 2000

Long-Airdox AFC breakthrough

LONG-AIRDOX has described its sale of AFC equipment to the Baal Bone and Southland collieries in New

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31 MAR 2000

Gretley makes a comeback

SINCE mining operations recommenced in June 1999 at the old Gretley mine, in the New South Wales Hunter

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31 MAR 2000

Newlands the stand-out mine of 1999

Once a struggling operation, the Newlands coal mine in central Queensland is the new record- holder of

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27 MAR 2000

BHP weighing up Elouera/Cordeaux options

In the next 12 to 18 months, BHP Coal Illawarra will determine the development route to access additional

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27 MAR 2000