Latest Mining News

Adani's mine gets a coal freight breakthrough, but it's no speeding locomotive

October 10 2019

One of Australia's leading rail freight companies says it is willing to service Adani's Carmichael mine, despite an intense campaign by environmentalists aimed at dissuading companies from dealing with Adani.

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Mine trucks

October 10 2019

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Sonoma Mine

October 10 2019

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Mel Poole

October 10 2019

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North Queensland's coal mining heartland turns 100

October 10 2019

One of the original mining towns in the famous Bowen Basin, Collinsville, marks 100 years of coal dominating the local economy.

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'It's up in your news feed': Miner's family learns of inquest news via social media

October 10 2019

Almost six years after her father died in a mining accident on Tasmania's west coast, Tameka Sylvester is still waiting for answers — with the family learning of inquest news via social media.

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Historic gold rush town divided over plans to explore beneath their streets

October 10 2019

Residents in one of Australia's most famous gold rush towns are divided over plans to explore for the precious metal beneath its streets, amid record prices for gold which have injected new life into Coolgardie.

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Community learns about coal mine plans through US press release

October 10 2019

Tasmanian farmer Richard Headlam says he was reassured a proposed coal mine on his land would not go ahead. Two years later, the plan by Midland Energy has been revived.

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'Very embarrassing' blunder sees NSW mine lease announced before approval

October 10 2019

The Independent Planning Commission will be reviewed after a 21-year mining lease near Singleton was approved before public submissions closed — a blunder the Opposition says will call the system's integrity into question.

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Gold concentrate

October 10 2019

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Steven James Paskov

October 10 2019

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Country's first potash mine could shave down a $250m bill for Australian farmers

October 10 2019

Australian farmers consume a quarter of a million tonnes of it a year, but as yet there is no domestic production of potash. However, that looks set to change, with the country's first SOP mine set to open next year.

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Super Pit gold mine

October 10 2019

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