Newcrest Receives Approvals for Cadia East Project

Newcrest Mining has received planning approval from the New South Wales government to proceed with its A$2-billion Cadia East underground panel caving project at its Cadia Valley gold-copper operations 20 km southwest of Orange, NSW, and 250 km west of Sydney.

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Ivernia Restarting Magellan Lead Mine

Ivernia Inc. is working toward a February 2010 restart of mining and processing operations at its Magellan open-cut lead carbonate mine and concentrator located about 30 km west of Wiluna in the Midwest region of Western Australia.

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Shaft Accident to Impact Olympic Dam Production

On October 6, 2009, a loaded ore skip dropped in the main hoisting shaft at BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine in South Australia. The falling skip heavily damaged shaft infrastructure, and an empty, counter-balanced skip shot into the headframe, damaging the headframe and hoisting equipment.

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Rio Tinto Reaches 3 Billion Ton Iron Ore Shipment Mark

Rio Tinto announced recently it had reached the historic milestone of exporting 3 billion mt of iron ore from Australia, highlighting the exponential growth of the nation’s iron ore industry since its first shipment in 1966.

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