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Miners Life

Mar 05, 2021
Picture this – Carmichael’s star snappers on show

Picture this – Carmichael’s star snappers on show

Inspired by images contractors and staff posted on social media, Bravus Mining and Resources recently laid out a challenge for keen photographers at its Carmichael coal project in Central Queensland. This page shares some of the entries submitted to the Carmichael photo competition. The first prize winners were Troy Fenech (best overall) and Joe Hayes (best scenery shot), but all of the ent...

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Mar 05, 2021
Anglo to approach mine safety incidents separately

Anglo to approach mine safety incidents separately

Anglo American says there is no correlation between incidents that shut down its two Queensland mines in the last 12 months. Moranbah North was shut down last month on elevated gas readings. An incident at Grosvenor Mine in May last year resulted in an underground explosion which left five men seriously injured. CEO of Anglo American’s Metallurgical Coal business, Tyler Mitchelson, ...

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Mar 05, 2021
Moranbah North re-entry risk assessed

Moranbah North re-entry risk assessed

Anglo American is starting procedures to re-enter its Moranbah North underground mine with a risk assessment. It follows evidence of elevated gas levels detected on the weekend of February 20. A senior executive at the time referred to a ‘coal heating event’. The company said it has had internal and external experts working to determine the cause. Methane levels within standa...

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Mar 04, 2021
Electric Mine Consortium mission to cut emissions

Electric Mine Consortium mission to cut emissions

Key resource industry players have formed an Electric Mine Consortium to help decarbonise mine sites. Fourteen companies including Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions, Epiroc, South32, and Barminco have established the consortium to help reduce their scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions in line with global objectives. The group, led by research organisation State of Play, describes electrificatio...

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Mar 04, 2021
Cooling vest solution for deadly heatstroke

Cooling vest solution for deadly heatstroke

A new medical and military-grade cooling vest is being hailed as a much-needed solution to immediately treat heatstroke in high risk industries such as mining and construction. Developed by CoolVest, the ERVest is able to cool a body from a fatal 42 degrees Celsius to the safe core temperature of 37 degrees in under an hour. Ambulance Victoria medical director Professor Stephen Bernard R...

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Mar 03, 2021
Resources to shine in Women’s Week

Resources to shine in Women’s Week

Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) are planning to make an impact during Queensland Women’s Week next week. The Queensland Resources Council/WIMARQ International Women’s Day breakfast features the presentation of the annual Resources Awards for Women. Brisbane is hosting around a group of around 1000 supporters at the Royal International Convention Centre in Bowen Hills ...

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Mar 03, 2021
Initiative to enhance mining accountability

Initiative to enhance mining accountability

Australia’s minerals industry will introduce the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) system developed by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and implemented worldwide among key mining nations. The Minerals Council of Australia said the system would further improve site-level performance through regular and transparent reporting on safety, environmental and social indicators. TSM would also sho...

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Mar 03, 2021
Major shutdown project  for Moranbah plant

Major shutdown project for Moranbah plant

A major shutdown project at Moranbah’s Dyno Nobel ammonium nitrate plant is set to swell local workforce numbers by about 550. Parent company Incitec Pivot said the turnaround of the Moranbah plant was set to run for about seven weeks from early May, with on-site preparations beginning next month. Incitec Pivot managing director and chief executive officer Jeanne Johns said Monadelpho...

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Mar 02, 2021
Mine Pitch brings together innovators and industry

Mine Pitch brings together innovators and industry

Queensland entrepreneurs will have better access to commercial opportunities within the mining and resource sector with the launch of Mine Pitch. The Split Spaces initiative, in collaboration with the Resource Industry Network and supported by innovation centres across Queensland, is in response to the growing appetite for innovation and local procurement of solutions from ...

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