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Chinese mine owner kills himself after fatal collapse

An owner of a Chinese gypsum mine has committed suicide two days after the mine collapsed, killing one worker and trapping 17. The mine owner, Ma Congbo, was assisting rescue efforts when he jumped...

Stanmore announces re-opening of Isaac Plains coal mine

Stanmore Coal Limited have announced the re-opening of the Isaac Plains coking coal mine in Central Queensland, which will create about 150 news jobs.   The company has awarded a three year...

Glencore to cut 180 jobs from Collinsville mine

Glencore has announced they will cut 180 jobs at Collinsville coal mine by March next year The company said they commenced consultation last week with its Collinsville workforce over further steps to...

Minerals Council launches “amazing” coal campaign

The Minerals Council of Australia, together with Australian Coal Association Low Emission Technology, has launched The Little Black Rock Campaign. The campaign is aimed at providing information about...

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Stanmore acquires Isaac Plains Coal mine

  A subsidiary of Stanmore Coal Limited has agreed to purchase the Isaac Plains Coal Mine from Vale, South Australia, and Sumitomo Corporation for $1 consideration. The acquisition includes all...

BHP Billiton set to close Crinum mine in CQ

BHP Billiton has announced it’s Crinum mine in central Queensland will close next year. In the mining giant’s annual operational review, the company said record production and sales...

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BHP Billiton signs deal with Barbados

BHP Billiton has obtained oil exploration licences from the government of Barbados. The Australian mining, oil and gas giant said it plans to explore an area of 5000 square kilometres about 40km...

Indonesian coal production to slow as cash runs out

INDONESIAN coal miners are diversifying into other businesses to offset a collapse in demand from China, which has slashed their cash flows to the lowest levels in months. Data from Thompson Reuters...

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BHP Submits Improvement Ideas For Workplace Relations

BHP Billiton has welcomed the opportunity to provide a submission to the Productivity Commission as it considers improvements to Australia’s workplace relations framework. BHP Billiton’s...