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Bubble Pit bursts old mine design theory

The University of Melbourne has been sponsored by AMIRA Global, Newcrest Mining and Newmont to develop an open pit mine design based on the physical properties of soap bubbles. The atypical ‘Bubble Pit’ approach used an algorithm to develop a software which solves operational issues found in traditional mine designs. “For decades, the industry has been trying to find a

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Spotlight on lower carbon

Chevron Australia are using there unique assets and expertise to advance a lower carbon future. Together with there local business partners, Chevron are working to minimise there footprint and drive better environmental outcomes. On Barrow Island – a Class A Nature Reserve home to the Chevron-operated Gorgon natural gas facility – 25 mobile solar lighting towers (MSLTs) will see almost

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Australian mineral facts

Australian mineral facts Major mining and mineral deposits in Australia. Source Geoscience Australia. Australia produces 19 useful minerals in significant amounts, from over 350 operating mines. From these minerals, useful materials such as metals can be extracted. Australia is one of the world’s leading producers of bauxite (aluminium ore), iron ore, lithium, gold, lead, diamond, rare earth elements, uranium, and zinc. Australia also has large mineral sand

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Iron Bridge project shoots up once again in costs

Fortescue Metals Group (ASX: FMG), the world’s fourth-largest iron ore producer, raised the cost estimate for its Iron Bridge magnetite project to between $3.3 billion and $3.5 billion, the second time this year. Initially, Iron Bridge was expected to cost $2.6 billion and, prior to this recent hike, its price tag had already risen to around $3 billion. In February

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NRW wins $123m Roper Bar contract

Nathan River Resources has contracted NRW Holdings at the Roper Bar iron ore project in the Northern Territory. The contract will see NRW cover stage one operations at Roper Bar, including drilling and blasting, loading and hauling, clearing and grubbing, top-soil and subsoil removal and rehandling ore stockpiles. The stage one of Roper Bar project is expected to produce 4.6

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