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LHD clips high voltage cables | Mine shuts down

In a somewhat bizarre but frightening incident, a Load Haul Dumper (LHD) operator has shut down an underground coal mine when a raised bucket clipped high voltage cables in a roadway. The NSW...

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CSIRO Data61 robots tested in underground mine

Robotics researchers from CSIRO’s Data61 are testing the capability of their robot’s in an abandoned gold mine in the US as part of a challenge run by the acclaimed US Defense Advanced Research...

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Corrosion and Prevention 2019

Corrosion and Prevention 2019 will bring together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion daily. Diverse technical streams will showcase the latest developments in...

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BMA Saraji focuses on shift flexibility for local mums

The ‘local crib relief’ program at the BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) Saraji coal mine in Dysart, Queensland is a great illustration of how thinking inclusively can deliver for a workplace, business...

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Two mineworkers missing following mudflow incident

Two mine workers from  PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PTFI) gold and copper miner remain missing following a mining incident involving a mudflow on Wednesday afternoon at the company’s Grasberg...

Securing adequate cash flow

From exploration to planning to extraction, adequate cash flow is vital to the mining process. Sometimes, yields don’t come as quick as expected and funding for repairing plant or paying employee...