Sunday, 20 October 2019
Brisbane End of Year Networking Event Brisbane End of Year Networking Event

Brisbane End of Year Networking Event

27/11/2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Austmine 30 Year Anniversary Dinner Austmine 30 Year Anniversary Dinner

Austmine 30 Year Anniversary Dinner

21/11/2019 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sydney End of Year Networking Event Sydney End of Year Networking Event

Sydney End of Year Networking Event

12/11/2019 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Meet the Miners at IMARC 2019 - EVENT FULL Meet the Miners at IMARC 2019 - EVENT FULL

Meet the Miners at IMARC 2019 - EVENT FULL

30/10/2019 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Austmine VIP Drinks at IMARC Austmine VIP Drinks at IMARC

Austmine VIP Drinks at IMARC

29/10/2019 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)

International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)

28/10/2019 8:00 AM - 31/10/2019 5:00 PM
Contractors Panel Smart Mining Networking Event Contractors Panel Smart Mining Networking Event

Contractors Panel Smart Mining Networking Event

23/10/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Innovation has been the driving force behind RCT’s success with the company going from strength to strength in the past 45 years. As a result, the company now spans five proven sub-brands comprising of numerous proven solutions.

RCT continues to advance its products and technology through formal market-driven Roadmaps, however, to remain at the forefront of innovation the company realised a need for a dedicated team to test new technologies, ideas and...

Real time data from the entire fleet

Provision of comprehensive data in real time will enhance the fluid management services of Techenomics and allow customers to obtain even better productivity from oils and lubricants.

The innovative and independent supplier is embracing the digital age by implementing real time data, which CEO Chris Adsett says will...

Crushers operate at high power, force and capacity in order to produce the required materials. This puts a great deal of strain on the crusher and its wear parts, which operators must be aware of when carrying out maintenance. Failure to do so may have a high impact, both in terms of financial cost and potential loss of production.

The maintenance plan

Performing regular maintenance on crushers is integral to the...

Carahuacra, Yauli, Perú - August 2017 — Newtrax Technologies Inc. (‘Newtrax’) – the leading provider of safety and operations management systems for underground hard rock mines – has been selected by Volcán Compañia Minera for the deployment of safety and productivity solutions at its Carahuacra underground mine, including proximity detection, collision avoidance, mobile gas detection, and personnel and mobile equipment tracking.

Volcán is the...

The practice of providing a safe workplace and implementing Lean production systems have been kept separate in most manufacturing sites. It is not uncommon to find these two essential functions being slightly out of alignment due to the (mistaken) perception that improving the objectives of improving safety and reducing waste may actually be in opposition with each other. The new complexities of regulatory safety compliance have demanded the need for specialists. Similarly the...

Many mining companies are investing immense resources in technological solutions that provide greater data collection and analysis. This data has enabled companies to monitor what is happening on-site and generate insights that can improve results, cut costs and advance capital flexibility for growth opportunities.

Airobotics’ concept paper, Automated Drone Applications in Mining, gives an in-depth look into various drone...

Applications are now open for the METS Ignited Collaboration Award.

The Collaboration Award recognises and celebrates the successful outcomes occurring from METS companies, miners and researchers working together on products and services to benefit the sector.

Organisations have until 29 September 2017 to enter, with the winner announced at the annual IMARC gala dinner in Melbourne on 1 November 2017.

The 2016 Award was...

RCT has successfully delivered a custom Teleremote project to the civil contracting sector in the US.

The milestone RCT Custom project was for Western Contracting Corporation’s work at Fort Wingate Depot Activity – a former army munitions facility near Gallup, New Mexico. The project required the excavation and off-site disposal of buried unexploded ordnance.

The Iowa-based construction firm subcontracted with AECOM Technical Services...

MST Global (MST) is proud to announce the release of FUSION Voice, representing a world-first for underground mining and tunnelling communications. FUSION Voice offers an in-vehicle radio that can operate in VoIP mode from the underground Wi-Fi network and, at the push of a button, operate via the UHF or VHF radio system that may be in place. Developed in partnership with Tait, the unique platform is a powerful communication device to work on sites with mixed...

Cavex® hydrocyclone outperforms the competition and achieves a 36% improvement in mill circuit production performance

The Tharisa Mine in North West province of South Africa was operating 510mm flat bottom competitor cyclones fitted onto their secondary mill circuit clusters. The competitor’s cyclones were cutting too coarse, were inefficient and experiencing a low mass...

What is mineAlloy?

mineAlloy is one of the Industrial Transformation Training Centres funded by the Australian Research Council. The Centre is dedicated to alloy innovation for mining efficiency, and it aims to train scientists and engineers in transforming Australia into a producer of world-class equipment and wear resistant components.


Extending the life of...

Ran Krauss, Airobotics Co-founder and CEO

The Australian government is currently running the ruler over the regulatory framework that dictates the safe use of drones across the country with a final Senate committee report due in December. Preliminary recommendations released in May have highlighted the committee’s concerns that safety regulations regarding drone use have not kept pace with a rapidly growing industry and that immediate action is...

As of 1st December, Emerson Network Power became Vertiv Co. To understand more about how this came about, the implications of the change for their mining clients and what's next for this exciting company, Austmine caught up with Robert Linsdell, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand at Vertiv Co.

What inspired the re-brand for Vertiv Co? What...

It is an unavoidable aspect of the mining industry that not everything that can go wrong is preventable. However, these incidents provide an ideal opportunity for learnings, and are important to share. Traditional means of escapeways such as the use of steel ladders have played their part in the past. However, as the mining industry grows and innovative thinking steers the industry in a new direction, designs like steel ladderways are replaced with systems that are built specifically for the...

Committing to our Russian clients

During the past few years, AMC’s Russian workload has continued to increase. This is not a coincidence. The Russian resource industry is changing as a response to factors at play in the country, including general operating cost reductions, improved oversight of operations, maturing mines requiring increased technical input for reconciliation, geotechnical monitoring, and plant performance. And crucially, there is increased awareness by Russian professionals that operations in other countries...
Gekko Systems (Gekko) and CSIRO have signed a series of agreements to commercialise a new technology to allow gold plant operators to determine the gold content in mineral processing slurries in real time.
The agreement signals a new level of collaboration between the two organisations who have previously worked together on a number of initiatives.
The OnLine Gold Analyser (OLGA) is built upon new X-ray fluorescence techniques...

METS Ignited welcomes new staff

Three members join the team

As you are aware, METS Ignited is an industry-led body funded by the Australian Government to work with industry and grow the competitiveness and productivity of the world-class Australian METS sector. This means fostering collaboration between METS companies, miners and researchers, helping to fast-track the commercialisation of the sector's many great ideas, enhancing our engagement with international markets, and enhancing...

With anxiety in the workplace growing and issues spilling over into the workplace, we examine the role that software can take. Our aim is to help business manage this complex and growing problem.

New research shows that young women are most at risk of experiencing anxiety in the workplace. The Jean Hailes Women’s Health Survey...

The Swedish-developed Minalyzer Core Scanner technology will be available to the resources sector exclusively from CSIRO, which is the first research organization in the world with access to a Minalyzer Core Scanner in-house.

The Minalyzer Core Scanner provides rapid and non-destructive analysis of drill core in trays and other geological samples such as chips, pulps and pressed pellets using an X–ray fluorescence (XRF) scanner which gives multi-elemental...

The Minerals Research Institute Western Australia (MRIWA) has partnered with the Cooperative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) in the QA4UAV project to develop an assisted ‘best practice’ process for the capture and automated quality assurance of imagery and photogrammetry data acquired from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or Drones) and other airborne platforms.

The UAV sector has expanded rapidly in recent years, the QA4UAV project is a...

A revolutionary new beltweigher (belt scale) product has just been released by Control Systems Technology Pty Ltd. Called the IntelliRoll, this wireless ‘Weigher in a Roller’ can be placed directly into a conveyor belt idler frame in place of a normal roll. It looks like a normal roll, but is an amazing ‘microbot’, containing all the usual belt weigher electronics, load cells, highly efficient energy harvesting generator and a battery so it can still work when the belt is not...

The METS and mining industries are regularly faced with skills challenges. Whether it’s in relation to diversity, skills shortages, unsustainable wage wars or competition with other sectors, our biggest resource challenge remains that of people.

Nic Clark, General Manager, East Coast at Resource Super has over a decade’s recruitment and talent management experience, with most of that in the mining sector, so Austmine decided to catch up...

On 1 September 2017 Yancoal Australia Ltd acquired Rio Tinto's Coal & Allied Hunter Valley thermal coal business and with Glencore will dominate exports of Australian thermal coal used primarily for electricity generation. The US$2.69billion acquisition included:  

  • 67.6% of Hunter Valley Operations (HVO),
  • 80% of Mount Thorley mine,
  • 55.6% of Warkworth mine,
  • ...

RCT is joining channel partner Linindo Pacific International (LPI) in Jakarta for Mining Indonesia, from September 13 – 16. 

The 18th International Mining and Minerals Recovery Exhibition is Asia’s largest mining equipment exhibition; providing a professional platform for the industry to do business. The well-known and respected show attracts key players in the mining industry.

LPI is South East Asia’s largest...

Minerals & Energy Research: Outcomes with Impact

Sustainable use and development of the world’s mineral and energy resources relies on challenge-based interdisciplinary research partnerships. This is our strength.

Highlights of our innovative work over the last 12 months is featured in our latest publication, the Institute...

Australian METS companies have just over three weeks remaining to apply for the annual METS Ignited Collaboration Award.

The Collaboration Award is an opportunity to recognise organisations that have worked with you to achieve mutual business success.

It will be presented to the winners at the gala dinner for the IMARC conference in Melbourne in November.

Reasons to...

Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Mine, found just outside Salt Lake City in Utah, USA, is one of the world’s most exciting mining operations. It comprises the Bingham Canyon Mine, Copperton Concentrator, Garfield Smelter, refinery and power plant, and produces copper, molybdenum, gold, silver and sulphuric acid. It is an open pit mine and one of the biggest suppliers of copper in the USA.

However, what Kennecott is really known for is their embracing of innovation, as is...

Goldcorp’s Porcupine Gold Mines (PGM) have long been a key pillar of the mining industry in Timmins, Ontario, one of the most prospective jurisdictions in the world for mineral extraction and reserves. The project is the longest continually operating gold site in North America, with 2017 marking its 107th year of operations, with over 67 million ounces of gold extracted in that time.

During this time, like many mine sites in Canada,...


TurboGuide is a web based platform for easy management online of Voith Turbo Couplings. It leads customers through the whole handling process, commissioning, coupling filling to maintenance planning. All activities around the coupling can be supported by TurboGuide.

An individual QR code sticker is placed on each fluid coupling. After scan operation with a common mobile device the coupling is listed automatically on the so called dashboard. For installed base...

What is the best solution when constructing a new tailings storage facility? Download the white paper for a detailed comparison between thickened tailings disposal and conventional lean tailings disposal.

A European producer of copper required a new solution for their tailings storage as their existing facility was approaching its maximum capacity. They decided to construct a new tailings storage facility, but instead of selecting a conventional lean...

The phrase ‘information is power’ is a widely used term. However, RCT believes its relevant information that empowers customers; which is why for the past 10 years, the company has been providing exactly that.

This information journey began in 2005 when RCT saw the opportunity to expand into a new market following feedback received from customers about the demand for information in the logistics market.

“There was definitely a gap in the...

Cyber security is an ever-growing issue in the mining sector, with our move into the digital age of mining. Austmine caught up with Michael Rundus, Global Mining & Metals Robotic Process Automation Leader and Oceania Advisory M&M for EY, to get his insights into some of the most pressing challenges and risks about cyber security.

Is cyber security high up enough on the agendas of mining companies yet? How about for the METS...

Tap into Safety were today announced as finalists in the Emerging Business Excellence Category of the Australian Institute of Management in Western Australia (AIM WA) West Business Pinnacle Awards. The awards recognise the exemplary business leadership of individuals, teams and organisations in the Western Australian community.

We are really...

The University of Western Australia Centre for Energy director Professor Dongke Zhang is a leading energy expert and passionate about improving efficiencies and lessening environmental impact for large Australian industries.

Professor Zhang stated that research proving a combustion catalyst named FPC - manufactured by Australian company Fuel Technology - had produced impressive results.

When added to diesel fuel, FPC enhances the combustion...

Control Systems Technology has long been a leader in belt weighing systems for the minerals and resources industry. Last week at AIMEX, they launched an exciting new product that is set to change the game in the belt weighing space and deliver a number of improvements for their clients. Following on from this, Austmine caught up with their Managing Director, Ian Burrell, who discussed how...

CEEC Leader Recognised in Award

The Chief Executive of CEEC (the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution), Alison Keogh, has been awarded a prestigious industry scholarship.

Alison was one of four recipients of the 2017 AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) scholarships for Exceptional Women in Mining. The scholarships, supported by the Minerals Council of Australia in partnership with BHP and Downer, provide funding to complete the world class AICD Company Director’s...

This article was published by Austrade on 7 September, 2017.

Recent developments in the Ghanaian mining industry have opened up opportunities for METS organisations, making it a fortuitous time to join Austrade and Austmine’s mission to Ghana, Africa’s second largest gold producer, from 13–17 November.

During this mission, delegates will have the opportunity to undertake three mine site visits and meet key...

Airobotics, a global leader in fully automated industrial drones, has raised US$32.5 million in funding led by new investors including BlueRun Ventures China, as well as Microsoft Ventures, and

Existing investors increasing their shareholding include CRV, BRV, Noam Bardin (CEO and Co-Founder of Waze), Richard Wooldridge (former COO/GTM of building 8 at Facebook and former COO of Google...

What is Industry 4.0?

We invite you to hear from industry experts on what the fourth industrial revolution means in the context of the resources industry. Learn about the history and future of Industry 4.0, how it differs from IoT and what Roy Hill is currently working on with SAP.

Also, hear from Unearthed on why we are connecting resource companies to the Berlin startup ecosystem and how we are building a...

Leading mineral processing technology company Eriez has joined forces with energy efficient mining and processing champion CEEC, to continue to drive improvements across the global mining industry.

The Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution (CEEC) is an international, not-for-profit company, entirely funded by sponsorship from the minerals industry. Its mission is to share energy efficient, productive mining processes to help reduce costs, lower footprint and...


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2/10/2019 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Austmine Networking Breakfast with SLN - EVENT FULL

Location: Interlate Office, 1/143 Coronation Drive, Milton QLD, Australia

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3/10/2019 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Adelaide Mining Innovation Roadshow

Location: Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide, 65 Hindley Street, Adelaide SA, Australia

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15/10/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

South32 Smart Mining Networking Event

Location: Ocean Room Level 2 Central Building, Innovation Campus Wollongong Squires Way, North Wollongong

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17/10/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Rio Tinto Smart Mining Networking Event

Location: Pullman King George Square, Corner Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane

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23/10/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Contractors Panel Smart Mining Networking Event

Location: Mercure Perth, Irwin Street, Perth WA, Australia

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28/10/2019 8:00 AM - 31/10/2019 5:00 PM

International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC, Australia

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