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Metallurgical coal

Mar 19, 2020
Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Virus presents challenges for junior miners

Junior miners chasing greenfield discoveries continued to both struggle for funding and brace for the impact of coronavirus on equity markets, according to Mitchell Services CEO, Andrew Elf. Mitchell Services generates approximately 90 per cent of revenue from drilling for Tier 1 producers with long life, low-cost mines who are focused on resource definition, development… ...

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Mar 17, 2020
New safety authority to kick off from July

New safety authority to kick off from July

Queensland’s 66,000 resources workers will have their own health and safety ‘champion’ after Parliament passed legislation supporting a new independent body. The Resources Safety and Health Queensland (RSHQ) statutory body will kick off from July 1. The new authority will regulate the safety and health of the state’s minerals, coal, petroleum and gas, quarry, small-scale… ...

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Mar 13, 2020
‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

‘Big Australian’ still the most valuable mining brand

Australia’s BHP has retained the title of the world’s most valuable mining, iron and steel brand, according to the latest report by consultancy Brand Finance. The ‘Big Australian’ topped the list despite recording a 3 per cent drop in brand value to $US5.8 billion. “BHP, along with all mining, iron and steel brands, is having… ...

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Jan 13, 2020
Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Major extension project planned for Lake Vermont

Bowen Basin Coal has launched into the approvals process for a Lake Vermont mine extension project expected to generate 400 ongoing jobs. ...

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Dec 18, 2019
Bounty Mining collapse costs 170 coal jobs at Christmas

Bounty Mining collapse costs 170 coal jobs at Christmas

About 170 contract workers have been left without a job a week before Christmas after the collapse of Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining. Bounty has gone into voluntary administration after a string of setbacks including rockfalls at the Blackwater district mine in October. And newly appointed receivers and managers of the business, PWC, are putting… ...

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Dec 18, 2019
Cook Colliery owner Bounty  in pre-Christmas collapse

Cook Colliery owner Bounty in pre-Christmas collapse

Cook Colliery operator Bounty Mining has gone into voluntary administration after a string of setbacks, including rockfalls at the Blackwater district mine in October. The company has appointed Robert Hutson and Jarrod Villani of KordaMentha as administrators and PWC has taken the reins as receivers and managers of the business. A spokesman or PWC said… ...

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Dec 16, 2019
Coal mining resumes at Carborough Downs

Coal mining resumes at Carborough Downs

Fitzroy Australia Resources has resumed coal mining operations at the company’s Carborough Downs mine today, three weeks after a fatal accident underground. Chief executive officer Grant Polwarth said the company’s own internal processes, including a range of risk assessments, had been followed to allow operations to safely resume. Ipswich man Brad Duxbury, 57, was killed… ...

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Dec 11, 2019
Coal operation remains on hold after recent death

Coal operation remains on hold after recent death

Mining operations remain suspended at Carborough Downs, about 20km east of Moranbah, where an employee was killed on November 25. Ipswich man Brad Duxbury, 57, was killed underground at the coal mine – becoming the seventh person to die within 18 months in a workplace incident in Queensland’s mines and quarries. A spokesman for mine… ...

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Nov 27, 2019
Statewide safety notice on coal fall dangers

Statewide safety notice on coal fall dangers

Preliminary investigations indicate a fall of coal from the longwall face fatally injured Carborough Downs worker Brad Duxbury late on Monday, the Queensland Mines Inspectorate says. And it has issued a notification on the matter to Site Senior Executives (SSE’s) at coal mines throughout Queensland. “In light of this latest tragic incident QMI is encouraging… ...

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