Cracking Carrapateena's cave

Cracking Carrapateena's cave

Staff disruptions due to COVID-19 meant additional underground mining resources had to be deployed.

Development

31 JANUARY 2022
Epiroc buys all of Mobilaris MCE

Epiroc buys all of Mobilaris MCE

Strengthens Epiroc's IoT and 6th Sense offerings.

Technology / innovation

02 NOVEMBER 2021
Caterpillar buying Minetec for US$14M

Caterpillar buying Minetec for US$14M

Caterpillar seen as the best way forward for Minetec's development.

Culture crucial in mining's brave new world

Culture crucial in mining's brave new world

Culture could be an even more important factor in Mining 4.0.

Innovation

18 MARCH 2021
Removing the reamer

Removing the reamer

Device makes the task safer, quicker and cheaper.

Bogging from home

Bogging from home

Trial being conducted in which boggers are being operated from home.

Technology / innovation

25 FEBRUARY 2021
Carrapateena block cave is go

Carrapateena block cave is go

Block cave plan expected to take mine's gold output to about 120,000oz per annum.

Development

29 JANUARY 2021
Downer exits underground

Downer exits underground

Transitioning its $660 million Carrapateena contract to Byrnecut.

Development

20 JANUARY 2021
Polymathian lands grant for OZ work

Polymathian lands grant for OZ work

Looking to automate short interval control.

Technology / innovation

26 NOVEMBER 2020
OZ Minerals signs Whyalla port contract

OZ Minerals signs Whyalla port contract

Port to be used to ship Carrapateena copper concentrate.

Transport

16 JUNE 2020
OZ deferring $150M in growth spending

OZ deferring $150M in growth spending

Company focusing on low-cost metal production and jobs preservation.

Covid-19

31 MARCH 2020
Carrapateena gets cracking

Carrapateena gets cracking

Processing plant hits nameplate throughput rate.

Plant

04 MARCH 2020