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2 September 2014
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Axed by text: Thiess says sorry


CONTRACTOR Thiess has apologised for reportedly informing more than 100 Burton coal mine workers that they were made redundant – via text message.
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Bathurst weathers impairment hit


BATHURST Resources has flagged a $NZ450 million ($A403.6 million) impairment on its Buller coking coal project in New Zealand.
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Lessons learnt from shocking tragedy


ON AUGUST 20 a 41-year-old maintenance supervisor with 19 years of mining experience was killed when he came into contact with an energised component inside an explosion-proof enclosure.
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US coal prep industry shoots for quality

Low-maintenance float monitor launched





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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Consortium scraps plans to dump waste in Great Barrier Reef; fine for pollution from Dargues gold mine at Majors Creek; and A J Lucas eyes drilling, pipe options.
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India reheats thermal coal market


DIRE thermal coal shortages in India are helping to improve Australia’s coal exporting outlook.
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Sunrise sets on coal deal


HALLADOR Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary Sunrise Coal has closed its $US320 million ($A343 million) acquisition of Vectren Fuels.
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Dryblower on the next phase of the great clean-up


BHP Billiton, the world’s biggest mining company, is not alone in cleaning up a messy corporate structure, with Dryblower noting that the small end of the industry is also starting to be reshaped by tough “after-boom” conditions.
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US coal prep industry shoots for quality


QUALITY was the overriding theme at the Penton’s International Coal Preparation Conference & Expo event held in Kentucky earlier this year.
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International delegates to spice up IMARC


DELEGATES from more than 30 countries – including China, India, the United States and Canada – will be joining some of the world’s largest mining companies like MMG, Vale and Rio Tinto at the upcoming International Mining and Resources Conference.
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CSG well hissing near Sydney homes


THERE are reports of an AGL CSG well hissing leaking gas next to homes at Spring Farm near Campbelltown in western Sydney.
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Qld prepares for cyclone season with specialist training


QUEENSLAND mining operations and communities will be better prepared to deal with cyclones and floods with the help of a new specialised disaster management training program taking place at the Regional College of Disaster Management in Cairns.
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Conflow secures first Colombian coal contract


DUST and fire suppression systems manufacturer for the mining industry Conflow has won a major new contract with Colombian producer of coking coal, C I Milpa.
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Strategy deliberations – take CARE


THIS week Allan Trench looks at mineral sector strategy – and advises companies to take CARE.
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Heavy duty starter motor for tough conditions


BOSCH’s HEF109-L heavy-duty starter motor for commercial vehicles and off-highway applications is a new addition to its 24 volt starter motor portfolio.
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Coaltram to target China, South Africa


PPK Group is closer to targeting Chinese and South African mining markets with the innovative Coaltram load haul dump multi-purpose vehicles after acquiring the MONex electronic management system technology used in the machines.
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Explorers to fund land access arbitration


THE New South Wales government has reformed the arbitration process used for land access disputes between resource explorers and landholders in the state to make it faster and fairer.
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Engineering JV wins Rolleston contract


THE construction joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and McConnell Dowell Constructors has won the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the fifth coal valve project of the Glencore-operated Rolleston thermal coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Union vows to derail Collinsville agreement; MUA says Teekay tug boat deal close; and Aussie annual gold output lifts 9% to 282t.
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Key people rewarded with bonuses and benefits, says survey


BONUSES and job perks to attract and keep key mining staff are prevalent with nearly half of the workforce getting cash rewards or benefits, according to a survey by mining services recruiter SouthTech.
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Low-maintenance float monitor launched


A SELF-cleaning flotation level transmitter that offers a simple, low-maintenance device for difficult environments – such as flotation cells – has been launched.
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Carbon draws nearer commercial dream


CARBON Energy is hopeful that it will receive Queensland Government approval for its commercial scale keyseam gas project.
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Pennsylvania contamination stats released


PENNSYLVANIA’s environment department has unveiled details of 248 cases from 2008 to 2014 where unconventional wells were found to have contaminated private drinking water wells.
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Energy sector welcomes asset sales


IN AN attempt to regain its triple-A credit rating, the Western Australian government is planning to sell two ports and a major produce market – a move that has been welcomed by the energy sector.
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HOGSBACK 
More evidence of the positive turn in coal


IT HAS been a few years since anyone thought of the coal industry as a reasonable profit generator but when Hogsback saw the latest investment in coal by a pair of canny billionaires he was sure he caught a whiff of rising profits in the air.
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MORE HOGSBACK

BHP Billiton’s coal-heavy spin-off has a whiff of Excel to it


The coal debate deserves a chapter in Alice in Wonderland


Hogsback explores the Beijing coal-fired power decision


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PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENTS 
SENIOR GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER
Golder Associates are seeking a Senior Geotechnical Engineer to work within our Newcastle team specializing in Coal Mining.This is a rare opportunity to join an established and highly skilled team with a stable and long lasting client base within NSW, and opportunities to expand both domestically and internationally.
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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Bathurst weathers impairment hit


BATHURST Resources has flagged a $NZ450 million ($A403.6 million) impairment on its Buller coking coal project in New Zealand.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Sunrise sets on coal deal


Dryblower on the next phase of the great clean-up


Strategy deliberations – take CARE


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Axed by text: Thiess says sorry


CONTRACTOR Thiess has apologised for reportedly informing more than 100 Burton coal mine workers that they were made redundant – via text message.
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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

US coal prep industry shoots for quality


Conflow secures first Colombian coal contract


Heavy duty starter motor for tough conditions


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COAL MARKETS 
India reheats thermal coal market


DIRE thermal coal shortages in India are helping to improve Australia’s coal exporting outlook.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Energy sector welcomes asset sales


Africa hot topic for show-goers


Australia outguns coking coal rivals


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Lessons learnt from shocking tragedy


ON AUGUST 20 a 41-year-old maintenance supervisor with 19 years of mining experience was killed when he came into contact with an energised component inside an explosion-proof enclosure.
Full Story...


MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

CSG well hissing near Sydney homes


Qld prepares for cyclone season with specialist training


Pennsylvania contamination stats released


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ENVIRONMENT 
CSG well hissing near Sydney homes


THERE are reports of an AGL CSG well hissing leaking gas next to homes at Spring Farm near Campbelltown in western Sydney.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Explorers to fund land access arbitration


Boggabri mine fined


Shining a light on new technology


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EDUCATION 
International delegates to spice up IMARC


DELEGATES from more than 30 countries – including China, India, the United States and Canada – will be joining some of the world’s largest mining companies like MMG, Vale and Rio Tinto at the upcoming International Mining and Resources Conference.
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MORE EDUCATION

Wide range of BMT courses on offer


How to train your algorithm


IMARC to facilitate Chinese investment


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