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Metallurgical coal

Apr 15, 2021
Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore in plans to restart mothballed Peabody mine

Stanmore Coal plans to restart mining at the Millennium and Mavis Downs mine complex within months after reaching a deal to buy the site from Peabody Energy Australia. Stanmore, in joint venture with M Resources, has executed agreements to acquire the assets for an upfront payment of $1.25 million plus royalties. It said the restart… ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Winchester South advances to feasibility phase

Whitehaven Coal is moving to the feasibility phase for its proposed Winchester South open-cut metallurgical coal mine, 30km south-east of Moranbah. The company said the project was continuing to progress through the Queensland Government’s Coordinated Project approval process, with the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) having been submitted to Queensland’s Office of Coordinator General in...

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Apr 08, 2021
Inquiry hears of ongoing issues,  methane ‘bubbling up’

Inquiry hears of ongoing issues, methane ‘bubbling up’

Workers’ concerns about issues at the longwall face involved in the May 6 explosion at Grosvenor were not always dealt with satisfactorily by mine management, injured miner Wayne Sellars has told a safety inquiry. The Queensland Coal Mining Board of Inquiry heard that the Bowen Basin longwall operation was mining into a significant fault in the… ...

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Apr 07, 2021
Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Mine worker shares account of horror underground blast

Injured mine worker Wayne Sellars has told of a pressure wave that felt ‘like standing in a cyclone’ before the underground blast at Grosvenor that left him fleeing the scene ‘on fire’. Mr Sellars received burns to 70 per cent of his body in the May 6 incident, which also left four of his fellow… ...

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Apr 06, 2021
Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine 21 prepares for all outcomes

Austmine is preparing for the Western Australian government’s hair trigger COVID protocols by organising a foolproof conference next month. The not-for-profit mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry organisation, is hosting its Austmine21 conference and exhibition in Perth from May 25-27. Be there or not, everyone can participate. Austmine chief executive officer Chris...

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Apr 06, 2021
CoalLog standard updated

CoalLog standard updated

A new CoalLog standard for exploration has been presented to coal industry professionals. The Australian Institute of Geoscientists is reporting that CoalLog has been developed with financial assistance from the Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) by a number of committees with representatives from most major mining, consulting and software companies in the Australian coal… ...

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Apr 05, 2021
Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Why water sucks when it comes to dust suppression

Partner supplied editorial Leading dust suppression specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) are launching their latest dust control initiative as they seek to mitigate air pollution caused by mining activity in Australia. GRT: Drill and Blast Dust Control, is a two-pronged attack on the hazardous, respirable dust generated from drill and blast activities. The first product, GR...

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Mar 30, 2021
Dawson South deal adds $200m to Macmahon order book

Dawson South deal adds $200m to Macmahon order book

Macmahon Holdings is finalising a contract worth about $200 million to provide surface mining services for Dawson South mine near Moura in Central Queensland. Dawson South is part of the Dawson metallurgical coal operation, which is a joint venture between Anglo American and Japan’s Mitsui Group. Macmahon’s contract starts in July 2021 and runs for… ...

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Mar 29, 2021
Golding wins $120m work extension at Baralaba North

Golding wins $120m work extension at Baralaba North

Golding Contractors has secured a 12-month extension to its contract at Baralaba North mine, adding about $120 million and taking the work through to June 2022. Golding has provided the contract mining services at the Wonbindi Coal-owned mine since 2018. This includes maintaining and operating a client-owned fleet of equipment. Baralaba North is an open-cut… ...

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