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Empire studying diamond core

Emerging gold producer Empire Resources (ASX: ERL) is now busily logging six diamond drill cores as it moves closer to turning its Penny’s Find open pit gold mine into an underground operation.  ...

Historical living: mining Coober Pedy #blog

Around 850km from Adelaide in South Australia’s outback sits the mining town of Coober Pedy. The fields of opal were discovered in 1913 and there were 70 individual opal fields, which produced more...

Black lung disease detected in open cut mine

The first confirmed case of black lung disease in a Queensland open cut mine has been revealed. The diagnosis has sparked widespread concern in the mining industry, with the potentially fatal lung...

Underground worker crushed in IT work basket

A worker received serious head injuries after being crushed between an integrated tool carrier (IT) work basket and the roof of excavation. Two servicemen were in the work basket removing pipe...

Peabody wants to expand Wambo mine

Peabody Energy has put in an application to modify it’s South Wambo underground coal mine in New South Wales, just a week after the mining giant filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The...

Underground coal gasification banned in Queensland

The Palaszczuk Government has moved to ban underground coal gasification because of its environmental impact. State Development Minister and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham...