Saracen's golden web

Saracen's golden web

The good news for new owner Saracen Mineral Holdings is that the spiders and Russians have long departed,

Development

06 MAR 2015
First gold at Southern Cross

First gold at Southern Cross

The inaugural pour was held on Friday and produced two gold bars of 14kg and 6kg – both of which were

Precious metals

05 MAR 2015
Well shafted

Well shafted

Oh, and they had little more than four weeks to do it. The team was cutting a ventilation shaft for

Development

27 FEB 2015
Commodity prices slam services

Commodity prices slam services

The combined market capitalisation of the 50 companies on the Deloitte mining services index dropped

Development

26 FEB 2015
Ausdrill sinks to loss

Ausdrill sinks to loss

Impairment charges for the December half totalled $197.3 million. However, revenue for the period was

Development

26 FEB 2015
Getting it right down there

Getting it right down there

The electrically powered MD6640 is Caterpillar’s largest rotary drill, capable of hole diameters up to

Development

24 FEB 2015
Boart narrows loss

Boart narrows loss

The result compared to a $620 million loss in 2013. Adjusted NPAT was $142 million. The company recognised

Development

24 FEB 2015
All-time low for Macmahon

All-time low for Macmahon

The $A260 million per annum contract, one of Macmahon’s largest, will end in late April. FMG says it

Development

23 FEB 2015
Tough times for Ausdrill

Tough times for Ausdrill

Ausdrill’s profitability took a further hit with the loss of two big underground contracts as producers

Development

23 FEB 2015
Let's get something straight ...

Let's get something straight ...

The patented system should answer one of those perennial drilling questions – where does the hole end.

Development

18 FEB 2015
A Ravenswood record

A Ravenswood record

Macmahon Contractors drilled 20,722m, bettering the previous world record of 15,206.9m, using an Atlas

Development

12 FEB 2015
Simulated drilling demand

Simulated drilling demand

At least that is the experience of South African simulator maker Thoroughtec. It has noticed increased

Development

12 FEB 2015
A change a'coming

A change a'coming

The simplest is best methodology made a lot of sense for contractors because they were responsible for

Development

11 FEB 2015
Hey charger

Hey charger

The ammonium nitrate-fuel oil mix has been the charging standard for underground hard rock mines for

Logistics

11 FEB 2015
Quality control

Quality control

Traditionally underground contractors have relied on their clients to check into the quality of their

Development

11 FEB 2015
Good as gold

Good as gold

A good relationship between owner and contractor at the Cosmos Deeps gold mine in the Northern Territory

Development

11 FEB 2015

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