Rio Tinto reports new gold discovery at Winu mine in Western Australia
Rio Tinto has made a maiden discovery at its 100%-owned Winu copper-gold deposit in the Paterson Province of Western Australia (WA).
Pandemic exacts toll on iron-ore sector, but prognosis for recovery is good
The iron-ore sector has been considerably affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, with the worst of the repercussions expected this year; however, there are signs of recovery moving forward.
Australian iron ore production potentially to grow in 2020 despite Cyclone Damian and Covid-19
Australia, which is the world’s leading producer and exporter of iron ore, experienced slower production growth in 2019 of 1.2%, versus 2.8% in 2018, partly due to the effect of Cyclone Veronica. The
Mitsui Mining resumes operation of two zinc mines in Peru
Japan-based Mitsui Mining and Smelting has restarted operations at its Huanzala and Palka zinc mines in Peru following a closure.
Understanding charging and blasting solutions for mines and tunnels
Before the invention of Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs), drilling and blasting was the only cost-efficient way of creating long tunnels through harder rock types. Today it is often used in situations in
Olive Downs mine approval to create more than 1000 new jobs
The Australian government approval of the Olive Downs metallurgical coal mine project near Moranbah in central Queensland will create more than 1000 new jobs in the region at a time when they were nee