Boral test focus shifts to new Shell mine - Part 1

The contractor is pressing ahead with its bid to spread the word about shotcreting benefits to the coal...

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30 MARCH 1999

BHP's Mitchell: life at the margins - Part 1

IN recent years cost cutting has become the clarion call of coal producers looking to bolster profit...

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30 MARCH 1999

Tahmoor's future heads north

Favourable conclusions from the NSW Commission of Inquiry on Tahmoor North mean that Austral Coal should...

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30 MARCH 1999

Shell gears mine for coal sales surges

Quality coal, flexible work practices and low-cost output have positioned Moranbah North to exploit windows...

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30 MARCH 1999

Mines count costs of IS power supply bungle - Part 1

An alert over equipment which failed a standard safety test has sparked a review of testing and regulatory...

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30 MARCH 1999

When IS is not safe - Part 2

This is evident from the DMR’s information circular explaining the background to the December power supply...

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30 MARCH 1999

Mines count cost of IS power supply bungle - Part 2

Despite the lost production, Reece was reluctant to criticise the DMR. “I can understand why they responded...

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30 MARCH 1999

BHP's Mitchell: life at the margins - Part 2

“My focus has always been one of change management. I try to make people understand that because times...

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30 MARCH 1999

Kenmare gets on top of early fault troubles

WHEN longwall mining began at Kenmare in 1996 fault negotiation was always going to be the main challenge...

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30 MARCH 1999

When IS is not safe - Part 1

Questions raised about varying testing procedures and industry safety remain unanswered. On the day...

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30 MARCH 1999

High-capacity mines point to industry's future

Bigger, new generation longwalls continue to improve the economic argument for underground coal mining....

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30 MARCH 1999

MMS cleans up in Queensland

MACKAY-BASED MMS Fluid Filtration continues to enjoy strong market acceptance of its longwall fluid filtration...

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30 MARCH 1999