Bounty sets sights on projects beyond Cook colliery

Bounty sets sights on projects beyond Cook colliery

Bounty intends to begin a pre-feasibility study for Minyango this year.

Development

11 JUL 2018
Newcrest gets $209 million Cadia insurance payout

Newcrest gets $209 million Cadia insurance payout

Insurance payout for last year's seismic incident.

Whitehaven margins to come under pressure

Whitehaven margins to come under pressure

The company's two main operations will be facing cost pressures.

Wollongong planning to make Russell Vale a bord and pillar operation

Wollongong planning to make Russell Vale a bord and pillar operation

Wollongong Coal is working on a revised mining plan for Russell Vale.

Sensors for mining's future

Sensors for mining's future

Lab using drones to take environmental and safety monitoring to a new level.

Innovation

08 JUN 2018
Qld firm pioneering recycled plastic mesh

Qld firm pioneering recycled plastic mesh

Recycled plastic is being used as mesh.

Coal burst leads to Austar suspension

Coal burst leads to Austar suspension

The regulator had previously prohibited cutting at the longwall because of an earlier coal burst.

ACARP studies reasons for roof failure

ACARP studies reasons for roof failure

Under low stress deformation conditions, the roof is essentially self-supporting.

Development

22 MAY 2018
Cadia tailings pit bound

Cadia tailings pit bound

Allowing Cadia to ramp up to full production.

Orica hit by operational issues

Orica hit by operational issues

Burrup TAN plant core to Orica's issues.

Maintenance

07 MAY 2018
Wongawilli ramp-up stymied by rib fall

Wongawilli ramp-up stymied by rib fall

Wongawilli's plans for the N3 panel have been stalled.

Underground mining operations prohibited at Wongawilli colliery

Underground mining operations prohibited at Wongawilli colliery

The performance of fibreglass bolts at the mine will come under scrutiny.

Broadmeadow fault zone slows BHP production

Broadmeadow fault zone slows BHP production

Broadmeadow has been hampered by challenging roof conditions.

Coal clearance at Appin to help South32 reach 8Mtpa

Coal clearance at Appin to help South32 reach 8Mtpa

The company is working through its problems at Appin.

Kestrel longwall changeover hits Rio coal production

Kestrel longwall changeover hits Rio coal production

Changeover at Kestrel hits production.

Shield convergence data the key to longwall shield performance

Shield convergence data the key to longwall shield performance

Additional convergence and leg pressure data were obtained from Narrabri.

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