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26/11/2020 5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Anglo American Smart Mining Networking Event Anglo American Smart Mining Networking Event

Anglo American Smart Mining Networking Event

18/11/2020 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
METS Tech Talk: Ensuring Asset Health – Optimising Maintenance Measures METS Tech Talk: Ensuring Asset Health – Optimising Maintenance Measures

METS Tech Talk: Ensuring Asset Health – Optimising Maintenance Measures

5/11/2020 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
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Webinar: Supplier Innovation Program Challenge Process

30/10/2020 12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

Maptek will showcase its innovative through-seam blast technology at the annual conference on explosives and blasting techniques, ISEE, in Las Vegas next week.

Maptek BlastLogic easily handles critical design factors to ensure that coal seams remain intact even during complicated blasts where there is minimal room for error.

Extracting a desired grade ore from a complex ore body is a multifaceted task. A fine balance must be struck between achieving desired throughput and product size with a unique mix of ore and grinding media. Working closely with a grinding media partner is key to accomplishing improved grinding outcomes. Donhad, the most recent company to sponsor
Image to the right: Dr. Moser and Michael Freyny in front of the $5 million specialised test-bed for electric motors
  • $20 million investment - state-of-the-art Siemens Perth Service Centre open for business
  • $5 million Specialised Test-bed - most sophisticated of its kind in Australia – new capability for WA ensures...

Leading provider of software solutions and services to the exploration and mining sector, MICROMINE, will preview the latest version of its namesake exploration and mine design solution, Micromine 2016, at the SME Annual Conference & Expo, 21 – 24 February 2016, Arizona, PHOENIX.

Dallas Araneda, MICROMINE North America Regional Manager, explains “The North American team is excited to be exhibiting at this year’s SME for the 8th...

ROOBUCK™ has announced final certifications which allow its BUCKLITE™ to be used in Ex (Group I, Group IIC, Group IIIC) environments.

The ROOBUCK™ BUCKLITE™, 3 years in the making, offers cool operating underground mine and tunnel machine headlights. It can also be used for machine side lights, when passing branch tunnels, etc., and as a stand-alone portable unit.

ROOBUCK™ Company Spokesman, Mr Brent Percy, retired coalmine Electrical Engineer...

Mining software company stays resilient despite boom and bust cycles

It’s been 20 years since Geoscientific Information Management (GIM) software was first launched. The GIM Suite from acQuire Technology Solutions provides a single source of truth for resources companies all over the world. Despite regular volatility in the resources industry and technology sectors, the values-based company behind the GIM Solution has paved the way for a...

Atlas Copco has unveiled its latest handheld pneumatic break, the lighter RTEX.

According to Atlas Copco the RTEX slashes energy consumption by half, while at the same time being lighter and more ergonomic.

“Thanks to the invention of a new operating principle – Constant Pressure Control, improved energy transfer within the breaker and the new RHEX Power Chisel – the RTEX achieves record high breaking efficiency,” Atlas Copco...

As demand for technology increases, RCT is responding to the growing interest in mining automation, and releasing the latest Automation solution - the ControlMaster® Independent Guidance (Point-2-Point) system.

The ControlMaster® Independent Guidance is the ultimate underground automation mining solution in the market today. The only input required from the operator is the press of a button to activate the system....

What does an investor need to know about permits, environmental, and social aspects of a project or operation, before making an investment decision?

Ernst and Young’s 2015 report entitled “Tomorrow’s Investment Rules 2.0”[1], involving a survey of more than 200 institutional investors from...

In a weekend full of talented university students from both Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland, it was the former who can lay claim to two winners at the Unearthed Brisbane Hackathon.  Over 14 QUT students made up the winners Team Principle Kinect and the Young Innovator Award winners: Team Best Code...

Romteck Australia Pty Ltd (Romteck), provider of the OSPAT, Fit for Work, Fit for Life system, is pleased to announce a new distribution partnership with Vantaz, a leading business improvement service provider with a strong focus on mining and HSE in Chile, Peru and Australia.

The new partnership means more mining companies in Chile and Peru will have greater access to ensuring all persons entering the workplace are fit for work and unlikely to present a risk...

Off-line analysis is an extra service provided by Techenomics that allows for additional checks to be made on the same fluid sample. It provides further detailed examination of the debris found during regular oil and fluid analysis, thereby allowing equipment operators to make more informed decisions about maintenance programs.

The PQ90 or PQM figures on oil...

BUSINESSNEWS hosted the fourteenth Annual Gala Dinner, announcing all winners of the 2016 40 Under 40 Awards last week, among them MICROMINE’s General Manager, Claire Tuder.

Established in 2002 by BUSINESSNEWS, the 40under40 Awards programme is designed to recognise and celebrate Western Australia's 40 leading business entrepreneurs under the age of 40. Nominees are judged...

Centric Mining Systems announces the pending release of the first free, cloud based drill hole and sample management system early this spring. With the goal of empowering explorers to have confidence in their resource related data, Centric Explore delivers a secure, accountable, scalable, and accessible geological data management solution.

Now geologists and...

The following discussion and guidance focuses on areas to which, in AMC’s experience, regulators pay particular attention when reviewing Technical Reports prepared under NI 43-101. It is not intended as a replacement for guidance contained in NI 43-101 and its companion documents, to which those preparing Technical...

Economic Background and Outlook:

Iran has undergone a turbulent time within the International community in recent years. Sanctions imposed upon Iran have isolated it from trade and investment with the western world and contributed to social instability and domestic unemployment and inflation. It is estimated that Iran lost $17.1 billion in export revenue from 2012 to 2014 and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) stagnated to a complete...

Deswik announces today the launch of new survey functionality with their latest software release, Deswik.Suite 2016.1. Integrating seamlessly with Leica instruments, Deswik.CAD now features in-built survey functions commonly used by underground surveyors internationally. Built on the powerful CAD and plotting engine, the new functionality includes: survey job management, in-built stations database,...

Rockwell Automation and OSIsoft have reached an agreement with BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified mining company, for the installation of an enterprise historian, a production intelligence platform, at the company’s iron ore operations in Australia. Design is underway with installation to be completed by the end of 2016.
The enterprise historian will...

New and enhanced tools in Vulcan 10 will value-add to technical data across critical modelling, design and planning processes. Highlights of the software release include new automated pit designer, variogram analysis, implicit modelling and grade control.

Vulcan 10 heralds a new era in user experience with the introduction of the Maptek Workbench as an...

Now in its 30th year, MICROMINE has maintained its leading reputation by regularly releasing new software versions that build upon the strengths of its solutions. This ensures MICROMINE’s software continues to meet evolving user needs and industry conditions.

Established in 1986, in Perth, Western Australia, MICROMINE has cultivated a reputation as a leading provider of...


First off it must be stressed, that though the following case study is about a coal mine, the principles behind it are applicable to optimizing the daily processes in a hard rock mine.

Tracking systems have been installed for a number of years at mines around the world.  Providing location data on personnel and equipment has given mines a useful tool to help manage their assets and to...

Brisbane, Australia – April 15, 2016.  Today, Modular Mining Systems (Modular) and RungePincockMinarco (RPM) announced a strategic alliance to deliver an integrated solution to bridge the gap between planning and operations for elevated precision and optimised efficiencies to enhance mine productivity. The alliance builds on RPM’s expertise in planning and...

The oil and gas industry has entered a period of transition as it faces the onset of a low carbon world. Against this backdrop, there are many other trends that will impact the sector and oil and gas companies will need to rapidly evolve their business models and become more responsive to emerging trends if they are to thrive in a challenging new global marketplace.

PwC's latest report, New Energy Futures has been designed to help consider the potential...

GLOBAL FREIGHT rates – while still at loss making levels for many carriers – have shown signs of bottoming out in recent months, with both the Shanghai Containerised Freight Index and Baltic Dry Index recovering from the record lows of mid-March.

We continue to note a wide variance in quotes received for both Ocean and Air Freight consignments on the CargoHound platform, as carriers and freight forwarders adjust to the changing dynamics at...

SRK Consulting (Australasia) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeames McKibben as a principal consultant to their Brisbane office. Jeames has over 20 years of combined industry and consulting experience. This covers multi-disciplinary projects across various commodities and project development stages in the areas of project evaluation, mineral asset expert reports and valuations, corporate...

Mine Site Technologies (MST) has been working with mine managers in both coal and hard rock mines to identify ways to increase worker productivity and output.

An Australian underground hard rock customer had implemented a solution to track workers when they entered and left the mine in order to understand the hours that each worker spent in the...

The annual recognition for mining companies using simulation for operator training and business improvement from Immersive Technologies was awarded to Australia’s Rio Tinto Marandoo. The award recognizes the achievements of mine sites focused on improving operational safety, efficiency and productivity through strategic and focused simulator based training...

MICROMINE’s Academic Licence Scheme (ALS) works with more than 115 college and university partners around the world to help attract and develop talented students and teachers who can help achieve a more technically proficient global mining workforce. MICROMINE’s ALS partnership continues to grow with a new agreement being signed with the University of Nevada Reno (UNR), the Mackay School of Earth...

Malfunctioning machinery may be a warning sign for subsidence issues on mine sites, according to ground engineering specialist Mainmark. Often overlooked yet easy to address, subsidence can cause costly downtime and production bottlenecks if not identified early.

“Minor variances in ground level caused by subsidence can have a significant and costly impact on the smooth running...

MICROMINE, leading provider of intuitive software solutions to the global exploration and mining industry, continues to strengthen its partnership with Carlson Software Inc. after a recent week-long visit at MICROMINE’s Perth HQ. 

Pitram, MICROMINE’s leading Fleet Management and Mine Operations Solution for underground mines will be integrated with Carlson’s machine...

This webinar on ‘Finding and eliminating bottlenecks in flotation plants’ focuses on:

  • How to identify areas in your plant that offer potential for improvement
  • Basic understanding of the parts of the flotation machine and their roles in the process
  • Recognising how the arrangement of your flotation device affects your plant performance

The webinar will also...

The Southern Thomson Project

The Geological Survey of New South Wales (GSNSW) at Maitand and collaborative partners Geoscience Australia (GA) and the Geol Survey of Queensland have this week commenced the tender process to carry out a short drilling program in the northwest border region of NSW/Qld.

Please see the attached documents below for information on the project: 


With a resurgent economy and a weaker Aussie dollar, the United States is well and truly back on the radar of Australian exporters as the world’s largest economy and by far the largest consumer market. And exporters to the market received a major shot in the arm recently with the passing of the US Customs Reauthorisation Bill – which allows for shipments of non-restricted commodities valued at under US$800 to be passed free of duties and taxes into the...

Papua New Guinea (PNG) has long been one of Australia’s closest partners in regional trade and politics due to the close geographical proximity between the nations. Australia is by far PNG’s largest trading partner, with Australia exporting over $2 billion in goods and services to the country in 2015 and importing about $3.5 billion in return. PNG’s top exports include gold, copper ore and crude petroleum, whilst it is a substantial importer of refined petroleum, excavation...

The image to the right shows Elizabeth Lewis-Gray, Chair, METS Ignited and Alexander Kachellek, Chair, Austmine, signing the agreement.

The Australian METS sector has been strengthened by the signing of a collaboration agreement between the two key organisations committed to improving the competitive positioning of the Australian mining equipment, technology and services (METS)...

This webinar on ‘Optimizing froth area of your flotation cell’ focuses on flotation cell froth crowding and launder design, and its influence on overall flotation performance.

We discuss what froth crowding is and why it is important in flotation applications. You will also learn about the factors that affect froth behaviour and the different design options in launder and froth crowding.

By the end of the webinar you will be able to identify...

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29/09/2020 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

CEO Leadership Luncheon: Chris Walsh, Chief Commercial Officer, Idemitsu (EVENT FULL)

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CEO Leadership Luncheon: Penny Dent, Head of Technology WAIO, BHP (EVENT FULL)

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