22 – 24 May 2017 | Workshops 22 May 2017 | Conference 23 – 24 May 2017 | Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Interview with Barry Fitzgerald, CEO, Roy Hill

December 12, 2016 3:18 pm

The global mining landscape is relying on innovation and technology to drive it forwards. The Austmine 2017 Conference and Exhibition will focus on the most advanced mining projects around the world and showcase the latest cutting-edge technology. Technology and innovation is at the front of the mind in Australia right now,…

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Austmine Welcomes Platinum Sponsor

September 20, 2016 11:09 am

MiningIot is a collaboration involving some of the world’s leading mining consultants and technology vendors, delivering innovative and pragmatic Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to the global mining industry that help address common industry challenges. They are the result of feedback from mining companies requesting complete end-to-end technology solutions backed…

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Downer secures mining contracts worth $250m

September 19, 2016 10:00 am

Downer has secured five contracts worth more than $250 million for mining services at several operations sites. The company was awarded three contracts to supply, manufacture and deliver explosives and down-the-hole blasting services, which included an up to five-year contract at Newmont Asia Pacific’s Boddington Gold mine in WA; a…

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How to successfully navigate volatility in mining

September 1, 2016 5:08 pm

Mining companies must adopt a different mindset to manage volatility – their survival depends on it. Ernst & Young’s Paul Mitchell explains why in his recent blog. Click here to play the video. Source: Australian Mining

The top ten trends for mining in 2016

August 18, 2016 12:09 pm

Mining is changing. We are currently in an era of extreme volatility in terms of commodities, where we can experience the swiftest growth in value, and one of the sharp drops, all within a few weeks of one another. Up to this point, it has been a tale of decline…

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RCR win Rio Tinto iron ore contract

August 18, 2016 12:05 pm

RCR Tomlinson has been awarded a contract to provide materials handling systems at Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass mine. The contract, valued at $120 million, sees RCR provides a crusher and conveyor systems. It includes the engineering, procurement and construction of a new primary crusher, nine kilometres of overland conveyors and associated…

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Mining services to target high value technologies to streamline ops and cut costs

August 18, 2016 11:54 am

A report by BMI Research shows that mine equipment, technology and services companies (METS) will adjust their strategies to reflect a structurally lower mineral price environment over the coming years. The analysts expect firms to prioritize higher profit margin minerals, such as precious metals, over bulk commodities. Firms will do this…

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Asteroid miner Deep Space to launch first commercial mission by 2020

August 18, 2016 11:44 am

US-based asteroid mining firm Deep Space Industries (DSI) is planning to send a prospecting spacecraft before the end of the decade to search for resources in celestial bodies, which would become the first commercial mission beyond Earth’s orbit. The company, based in Mountain View, California, said its Prospector-1 — a…

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Rio’s half yearly report delivers strong iron ore performance

August 8, 2016 12:40 pm

Rio Tinto’s latest half yearly report has indicated a $3.2 billion net cash generation from their operations in their latest half-year financial report. Rio’s Pilbara operations produced 160.8 million tonnes in this first half, ten per cent higher than the same time in 2015. This was attributed to low weather…

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Do mining companies need marketing?

August 8, 2016 12:13 pm

Mining companies and marketing? Why would an average mining company ever need to market itself?  Isn’t there a persistent market for their products, and aren’t those products undifferentiated anyway?  That’s why they’re called “commodities,” right? Let’s be honest, one pile of copper ore looks very similar to another pile of…

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