Maintaining trust the key to improved results

The uneasy alliance between mine operators and maintenance providers is in need of an overhaul. Perhaps...

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31 MARCH 2000

Jennmar flags further expansion

JENNMAR has signalled an aggressive expansion of its Australian operation, which will kick off within...

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31 MARCH 2000

US mine is miles in front - Part 2

One of the most impressive creations is the mine’s culture of continuous improvement. “We believe that...

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31 MARCH 2000

Newlands the stand-out mine of 1999 - Part 2

Newlands assesses production hourly against pre-negotiated internal benchmarks. “We sat the guys down...

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31 MARCH 2000

Early objectives met a new MIM mine

ESTABLISHING and maintaining a healthy development lead, careful management of roof conditions and implementation...

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31 MARCH 2000

A way forward

More than most new-generation longwall operations in Australia, North Goonyella has been plagued by inefficient...

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31 MARCH 2000

Tail drives are normally the tensionable type, especially where long faces and/or high horsepowers are installed. The tensionable tail drive normally

Germany’s leading longwall equipment manufacturer Deutsche Bergbau Technik continues to refine its AFCs...

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31 MARCH 2000

Final roll of the dice for Queensland mine - Part 1

One of the country’s highly-credentialled new longwalls has failed to meet performance expectations....

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31 MARCH 2000

Masterseal interest grows

STRONG interest in a new sprayable, elastic sealant from MBT is now being converted into product deliveries...

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31 MARCH 2000

US mine is miles in front - Part 1

A visiting American mine boss says doing the “little things” well can produce a better big picture. ...

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31 MARCH 2000

Newlands the stand-out mine of 1999 - Part 1

A sound vision has enabled the Newlands underground operation in the Bowen Basin to map out a clear path...

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31 MARCH 2000

'Silent' decisions must be the right ones

Retiring Queensland district union inspector Bill Allison says industry’s tough times must evoke extra...

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31 MARCH 2000