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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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Respirator workshop in Washington


THE US National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory is supporting the Institute of Medicine’s public workshop on powered air-purifying respirators.
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Manitowoc wins round one against Sany


THE US International Trade Commission has issued an initial determination in a patent infringement and trade secrets lawsuit filed by Manitowoc against Sany Heavy Industries and Sany America.
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Geothermal company branches out


HOT Rock Ltd is set to acquire environmental consulting and hazardous materials analytical company OCTIEF through a share sale agreement with the company’s owner Integrated Holdings Group.
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Work-ready apprentices


THE Northern Territory government is taking a different approach to first-year apprenticeship training in order to offer Katherine employers second-year, work-ready apprentices.
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Hardox adds edge


GILLETTE Steel Centre has been appointed a Swedish Steel AB Hardox Wearparts Centre, creating a partnership that will bring solutions to where 40% of the coal in the US is mined.
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Coal mines must go, says Goldman


GOLDMAN Sachs believes more Australian mine closures are needed to usher in more sustainable metallurgical coal prices.
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Cliffs posts loss amid boardroom stoush


EMBATTLED miner Cliffs Natural Resources has reported a 26% drop in consolidated revenues, year on year, for the second quarter to $US1.1 billion ($A1.16 billion) and net loss of $2 million.
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Malabar clears a greentape hurdle


MALABAR Coal has taken another step in the greentape journey to get its Spur Hill longwall project, near BHP Billiton’s vast Mt Arthur mine in the Hunter Valley, approved.
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News Wrap


IN THIS morning’s News Wrap: Cascade Coal to appeal cancellation of licences; ANZ hoax emailer’s defence blames journalists; and BHP to exit manganese in ‘four pillars’ strategy.
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SMW wins Qld contractor award


SMW Group is Queensland’s first Mining Contractor of the Year for an innovative hydraulic lift system as part of its 797 tray rebuilds project, which has been hailed as a major breakthrough that enhances quality, safety and speed, leading to customer savings of 25%.
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Blast haunts closed Indian coal mine


AN EXPLOSION recently rocked an eastern Indian open cut coal mine, which was closed down 10 years ago.
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Resource sales crawl for Caterpillar


THE general mining gloom has caught up with Caterpillar too, which posted a 29% downturn, year-on-year, for its resource industries segment sales.
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SunCoke coal disposal follows impairment


SUNCOKE Energy directors have authorised the sale or other disposal of its coal mining business. The board expects a transaction will take place by the end of 2014.
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No peanuts in Kingaroy JORC upgrade


MORETON Resources has announced a 200% increase in the indicated and inferred resource at its Kingaroy coal project in Queensland to a collective 98.9 million tonnes, while its measured resource is 122.3Mt.
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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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MORE HOGSBACK

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 
Cliffs posts loss amid boardroom stoush


EMBATTLED miner Cliffs Natural Resources has reported a 26% drop in consolidated revenues, year on year, for the second quarter to $US1.1 billion ($A1.16 billion) and net loss of $2 million.
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MORE COAL COMPANY ACTIVITY

Malabar clears a greentape hurdle


SunCoke coal disposal follows impairment


No peanuts in Kingaroy JORC upgrade


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OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY 
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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MORE OEM/SUPPLIER ACTIVITY

Manitowoc wins round one against Sany


Geothermal company branches out


Hardox adds edge


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COAL MARKETS 
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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MORE COAL MARKETS

Work-ready apprentices


ACCC passes on MacGen appeal


US to spend $4B on shale refining


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EQUIPMENT 
Nowhere to hide


THE latest tracking technology can pinpoint the exact location of a miner throughout an entire shift; and it has also become a lot smarter. Supply Side, by Australia’s Mining Monthly editor Thomas Smith
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MORE EQUIPMENT

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 
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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MORE ENVIRONMENT

Greens challenge CSG study


CSG, shale’s green benefits


Bandanna gets another Springsure break


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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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