Wongawilli a strain on Wollongong

Wongawilli a strain on Wollongong

Ongoing roof failures in old roadways increased the risk levels.

Comment sought on changing geotech engineer status to statutory function

Comment sought on changing geotech engineer status to statutory function

The Mining & Petroleum Competence board agreed that the proposal should be subject to consultation.

Sustainability

23 SEP 2019
Inrush at Queensland underground coal mine

Inrush at Queensland underground coal mine

Water and mud was still contained in the shaft, above the level of the drain holes.

Sustainability

03 SEP 2019
Orica positions itself in centralised mine data battle

Orica positions itself in centralised mine data battle

Explosives company introduces multi-sensor data analyser

Wollongong Coal's changes for Wongawilli

Wollongong Coal's changes for Wongawilli

Currently all environmental management plans are under review.

Lucas clinches Kestrel contract

Lucas clinches Kestrel contract

The drilling division has an order book which should deliver more than $200 million in revenues.

Fleet

21 AUG 2019
Moolarben longwall free of intrusions

Moolarben longwall free of intrusions

The end of the current panel should occur in the September quarter leading to a second planned move.

Wollongong Coal pursuing new entries at Wongawilli

Wollongong Coal pursuing new entries at Wongawilli

A decision was made by the company to withdraw from using the current mine entries.

Development

12 AUG 2019
Pumpable resin system launched for underground rock bolting

Pumpable resin system launched for underground rock bolting

Two-component resin system to help improve bolting in tough ground conditions.

North Goonyella suffered roof falls after fire

North Goonyella suffered roof falls after fire

The North Goonyella project team is assessing prospective paths, timetables and costs.

Qld Mines Inspectorate to work closely with Peabody at North Goonyella

Qld Mines Inspectorate to work closely with Peabody at North Goonyella

The Mines Inspectorate team will also re-enter the mine as part of its ongoing investigation.

Flexible mining methods needed at Dartbrook, says AusPac

Flexible mining methods needed at Dartbrook, says AusPac

Mining conditions in the Kayuga seam are noted as low gas content.

Development

06 JUN 2019
Faulty gas monitoring tube delays Pike River re-entry

Faulty gas monitoring tube delays Pike River re-entry

The agency was focused on fixing the borehole 51 issue and checking the integrity of gas monitoring.

Fleet

10 MAY 2019
Gold mine roof fall left worker shaken

Gold mine roof fall left worker shaken

Mandalay faces the music for roof fall at Costerfield that shook up worker.

Ground stabilisers unite

Ground stabilisers unite

Collaboration should give ground control engineers better information.

SRG on the rocks in Super Pit award

SRG on the rocks in Super Pit award

SRG heads underground for a five-year spell in Kalgoorlie with KCGM.

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