Thursday 6th Aug, 2020
Copper has slumped in price.

Despite soft copper market, EMR picks up closed Qld mine

A private equity firm backed by former mining heavy-hitter Owen Hegarty has acquired the mothballed Mt Gordon copper mine. Despite…
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Erection of Schade stacker at the Vietnamese steel plant.

Vietnamese steel plant commissions Schade machines

A giant new steel plant in Vietnam is commissioning bulk handling machines it ordered from German heavy equipment supplier Schade…
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Ricardo Garib.

New boss for Weir’s minerals division

Weir Group, a major provider of slurry handling mineral processing equipment, has appointed Ricardo Garib as managing director of its…
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ChAFTA legislation hits Parliament

The Australian Minerals Council and Australian Dairy Industry Council are among the industry bodies to have welcomed the introduction of…
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Winter gets Indonesian backer in battle for Rio’s coal assets

Indonesia’s biggest conglomerate the Salim Group is rumoured to be the financial backer for former Tinkler executive Scott Winter, in…
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Coal. Photo: Shutterstock

Adani on front foot despite Carmichael critics

Indian conglomerate Adani remains confident in its embattled Carmichael coal project, despite growing pessimism from the banking sector and continued…
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Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Veni Markovski / Creative Commons

Turnbull urged to work on mining reform

The mining industry has urged new prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to focus on economic and productivity reforms to help Australia’s…
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Coal train. Photo: ARTC

Inland Rail to add $22.5bn to economy: Truss

The proposed Inland Rail connection between Brisbane and Melbourne will cost around $10bn, “but not building it will cost us…
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