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29 July 2014
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Adani’s $16.5B Carmichael approved


AFTER a greentape journey lasting more than 3.5 years, Adani has finally received federal environmental approval to develop its vast 60 million tonnes per annum, $16.5 billion Carmichael thermal coal project in Queensland’s unharnessed Galilee Basin.
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Glencore pays tax: Fairfax fesses up


AFTER several weeks of negotiations, Fairfax Media publications have started publishing corrections over its recent reports which claimed that mining giant Glencore somehow paid zero corporate tax over the past three years.
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Galilee calms early peak qualms


NEW South Wales Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee has countered a claim that Chinese demand for the state’s coal may peak by 2016.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: more uranium on way for WA; Galilee coalmine approval sparks carbon fears; and high costs hurting mine investment, says Gina Rinehart.
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Anglo profits soar


ANGLO American’s half-year profit has surged by 263% and CEO Mark Cutifani said he was happy with the company’s turnaround but there was more to do.
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Datong orders five more Eickhoff shearers


EICKHOFF’s mining technology division has obtained orders for an additional five shearer loaders from one of its key customers, Datong Coal Mine Group in China.
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Buy Plimer’s new book


THIS week Allan Trench reviews Ian Plimer’s new book Not for Greens – which is a must-read for all in the minerals industry – and for Greens too.
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US union to rally against EPA greenhouse action


THE United Mine Workers of America plans to hold a rally of union members and their families in Pittsburgh on July 31 to protest a rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency to cut greenhouse emissions that it claims will slash tens of thousands of jobs for coal miners.
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Rethinking approach to greenfields


TIGHTER budgets are making greenfields exploration work more complicated.
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NLT releases new software


NORTHERN Light Technologies released Digital Mine 5.0 software at the Queensland Mining Expo.
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Cutting costs with equipment rebuilds


MINING supply company Sandvik said it had answered industry calls for reduced operating costs by providing a rebuilt drill rig at 70% of the cost of a new one.
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Half-year growth sets stage for Leighton strategic review


LEIGHTON Holdings has reported a 2.7% net margin increase for the six months to June 30, 2014.
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WorleyParsons targeted in class action


ACA Lawyers has secured funding to mount a class action suit against engineering giant WorleyParsons relating to its earnings downgrade last year.
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Elgin agrees on reclamation obligations


ELGIN Mining has now reached a resolution of all outstanding reclamation obligations relating to its former coal operations in Kentucky to the satisfaction of Mandalay Resources, which is in the process of acquiring the company.
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Brutal Ashton accident revisited


A state investigation unit has blamed risk management failures for an accident at the surface of the Ashton longwall mine in 2012 which left a 26-year-old driller with permanent spinal injuries.
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Chinese coal crunch


The prospects of China-led coal market recovery are sinking, with an industry official warning that more than 70% of Chinese coal firms were losing money.
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Griffin dispute may threaten WA power


THERE are concerns that Western Australian electricity supplies could be impacted as work stalls at the Griffin coal mine near Collie over a pay dispute.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Anglo American underperformers for sale; Caymans court lambastes former BHP chief Brian Gilbertson; and Palmer credentials under scrutiny after native title sidestep.
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Moylan walks free for Whitehaven hoax


THE environmentalist and prankster behind a fake press release on ANZ’s funding of Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek coal project, Jonathan Moylan, has been found guilty in a Sydney court but has walked away free after being ordered to pay a $1000 two-year good behaviour bond.
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Sounding the flotation levels


A MINING solutions company has launched an acoustic level interface transmitter for flotation cells aimed at optimising the recovery from the cells.
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FIFO goes digital


OCULUS Rift may hold the key to connecting FIFO families and training Australia’s miners. Supply Side, by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith
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Greens challenge CSG study


THE Australian Greens have disputed a study by the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that coal seam gas and shale gas have “environmental benefits”.
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CSG, shale’s green benefits


THE environmental benefits of shale gas and CSG have been highlighted in a report published in the US Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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HOGSBACK 
A new hope or just a case of premature speculation?


IT HAS been a long time since an Australian coal company could claim to have been the best performer on the stock exchange but when Hogsback took a look at the ASX earlier this week he was bowled over to see that two coal stocks were leading the way up.
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The rising demand for coal


Hogsback and the saga of Wilkie Creek


Hogsback and the Great Irony (also known as the Great Delusion)


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MINE ACTIVITY 
In the recovery room


SIGNAL Peak Energy has set a pre-driven recovery room record. By Ry Stone.
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MORE MINE ACTIVITY

Foresight unfazed


Arch idles Cumberland River complex


West Cliff fire scare


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COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY 
Adani’s $16.5B Carmichael approved


AFTER a greentape journey lasting more than 3.5 years, Adani has finally received federal environmental approval to develop its vast 60 million tonnes per annum, $16.5 billion Carmichael thermal coal project in Queensland’s unharnessed Galilee Basin.
Full Story...


MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Glencore pays tax: Fairfax fesses up


Anglo profits soar


Rethinking approach to greenfields


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
Datong orders five more Eickhoff shearers


EICKHOFF’s mining technology division has obtained orders for an additional five shearer loaders from one of its key customers, Datong Coal Mine Group in China.
Full Story...


MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

NLT releases new software


Cutting costs with equipment rebuilds


Half-year growth sets stage for Leighton strategic review


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COAL MARKETS 
Galilee calms early peak qualms


NEW South Wales Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee has countered a claim that Chinese demand for the state’s coal may peak by 2016.
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MORE COAL MARKETS

Buy Plimer’s new book


FIFO goes digital


Work-ready apprentices


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EQUIPMENT 
Cutting costs with equipment rebuilds


MINING supply company Sandvik said it had answered industry calls for reduced operating costs by providing a rebuilt drill rig at 70% of the cost of a new one.
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MORE EQUIPMENT

Nowhere to hide


Cat to supply two LTCC units to Turkish mine


Clean Coal Technologies gains momentum


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R & D 
Backing for a robot dust-up


A LARGE-scale dust suppression maker from Illinois is backing a team of high school students dedicated to building working robots for the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics competitions.
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MORE R & D

Mining tech underestimated: Court


Coal has more uses than fuel: IEA


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SAFETY AND HEALTH 
Brutal Ashton accident revisited


A state investigation unit has blamed risk management failures for an accident at the surface of the Ashton longwall mine in 2012 which left a 26-year-old driller with permanent spinal injuries.
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MORE SAFETY AND HEALTH

Respirator workshop in Washington


Blast haunts closed Indian coal mine


No one hurt in train coal spill


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ENVIRONMENT 
Buy Plimer’s new book


THIS week Allan Trench reviews Ian Plimer’s new book Not for Greens – which is a must-read for all in the minerals industry – and for Greens too.
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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Moylan walks free for Whitehaven hoax


Greens challenge CSG study


CSG, shale’s green benefits


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EDUCATION 
Hunter mining show has focus on community


THE Hunter Mining Show 2015, a new trade exhibition developed for the New South Wales Hunter region mining industry, will take place in Singleton from March 12 to 14 next year.
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MORE EDUCATION

Companies team up for QME offering


Deputy Premier backs IMARC


How QME benefits Mackay


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