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Mount Isa Mines: a video tour of the Glencore Mount Isa facility and the Mt Isa mines
Mount Isa Mines is one of the biggest mining operations in Australia. Part of the Glencore group, Mount Isa’s operations and products play vital roles in its local community. Glencore Mt Isa mining is the second largest producer of copper in Australia; our copper mines comprise the largest network of underground mine development in the world. Our operation encompasses underground mines, as well as a copper concentrator, copper smelter and supporting services. Mount Isa Mine is also home to Glencore’s largest source of zinc concentrate, as well as being one of the largest zinc mines in the world. Our zinc assets consist of two underground mines, two open cut mines, a zinc-lead concentrator and filter plant, a lead smelter, and supporting services. Our community development activities are a key part of our commitment to the Mount Isa community. These programmes help us develop partnerships with local community organisations, and give us the opportunity to support local art and culture, education, enterprise and job creation, environment, social and community development, and health initiatives. Since 2005, we have invested about $33 million through our community development projects and initiatives across our north Queensland communities spanning Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Camooweal, Bowen and Townsville. You can find out more about Mount Isa mining at http://www.mountisamines.com.au
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At Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines, Australia: Mike Westerman on creating shared value
Creating shared value. We're proud of our more than 90 year history of successful coexistence in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Hear from Mike Westerman on why creating a successful business is important to the local community and not just shareholders. About Mount Isa Mines We operate two separate mining and processing streams, copper and zinc, to deliver natural resources that have enduring roles in society. With the largest zinc resource base and the biggest underground network of mines in the world, we provide work for almost 4,000 employees and contractors. From the tiny copper connections in our mobile phones to the zinc used to galvanise industrial steel, the minerals we mine play vital roles in our lives every day. As well as the Australian market, our products are exported to 16 countries across Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom, contributing billions of dollars to the Australian economy every year. One of only a handful of Australian mines located on the doorstep of a community, we are dedicated to supporting local people and local businesses and creating strong links between our operations and the city of Mount Isa. We do this through generous contributions to local health, education, cultural and capacity building initiatives and the funding of vital public services and infrastructure development projects. Since 1924, our operations have been at the heart of life in “the Isa”. While we’re part of one of the world’s largest mining companies, we have retained a uniquely decentralised management structure that fosters a sense of responsibility in our people, paves the way for innovation and encourages an entrepreneurial spirit. We strive to preserve the long-term health, function and viability of the natural environments affected by our operations, and to maintain safe and healthy workplaces based on mutual respect, fairness and integrity. http://www.mountisamines.com.au/EN/Pages/default.aspx
Views: 3560 Glencore
Mt Isa lead levels
The Queensland government admits it has made Mt Isa a special case allowing it to pump triple the amount of lead into the atmosphere than national standards allow.
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15,300 abandoned mines in QLD - Tax payers problem
big mining companies, like Rio Tinto, are cutting corners when it comes to the closing down of their hazardous mines. As a result of this, Queensland now has some 15,300 registered abandoned mines, sitting there. Which will now be the Queensland taxpayers responsibility to clean up, due to coal and mining companies finding ways to avoid and delay their land rehabilitation responsibilities. Links: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/lockthegate/pages/3595/attachments/original/1476988533/Abandoned_Mines_in_QLD_11_Oct_FINAL.pdf?1476988533 https://envirojustice.org.au/sites/default/files/files/EJA_Dodging_clean_up_costs.pdf Petition: http://www.lockthegate.org.au/minerehab ANA: https://www.activist-news.com/ https://steemit.com/@activist-news https://www.patreon.com/activistnews Music: Lightless Dawn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100655 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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New Glencore report into lead levels in Mt Isa shows children at most risk
9/02/2017 Small children are the most vulnerable to lead poisoning through ingestion. Officers at Mt Isa's air monitoring system shut down the mine when air emissions reach high levels.
Views: 178 David Marler
Altona Mining  - A clear strategy to build a profitable copper mining business
Altona is the result of a merger of ASX listed base metal companies - Vulcan Resources and Universal Resources. The company has two major copper assets (Outokumpu in Finland and Roseby near Mt Isa in Queensland) and a clear strategy to build a profitable copper business producing from multiple mines in historic major copper mining camps. The Company expects to commence production in 2011 and is targeting production of in excess of 40,000t of copper annually by 2014 with significant additional gold, zinc, nickel and cobalt credits. This interview with Alistair Cowden, Managing Director of Altona, was recorded on the 9th IRC Investor Relations Conference in September 2010 in Zurich.
Views: 1021 GOLDINVEST
New Century Resources (ASX:NCZ) - Century Zinc Mine (Site Trip)
The Sophisticated Investor provides a virtual site trip to New Century Resources (NCZ.ASX) Century Zinc Mine in Queensland. We review the existing infrastructure at site and detail how the company will re-commence production from the substantial tailings zinc resources.
Our network of regional offices across Queensland ensure clients in rural and remote communities have greater access to vital legal assistance and representation. In the great North West Queensland region our team is led by Regional Manager Tim Carberry. In this video Tim highlights the range of legal services we deliver beyond criminal, including family and civil and gives insight into what it's like working in some of our more remote locations across Queensland. Contact our Mt Isa Office Services Provided: Criminal, Family and Civil Law Address: 4 Simpson Street, Mount Isa 4825 (PO Box 2269) Phone: (07) 4744 0900 Fax: (07) 4743 7231 Always remember ATSILS is here for clients 24/7 on our free call legal assistance hotline: 1800 012 255. Web: http://www.atsils.org.au Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atsils Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/atsils LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/6473313
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Outback Queensland, Qld
Each Outback town has its own story to tell, each built around its own piece of Australian history. In the comprehensive listing of Outback towns you will find information on the history, places to stay, facilities in each town such as fuel and shopping, attractions, nearby national parks and tour companies. This information will help you plan your holiday so you don't miss a thing. South West and Channel Country. From amazing spring wildflowers to the Channel Country, this is an area of diverse landscapes. Fossick for opals at Yowah, Cunnamulla and Quilpie, explore the universe's wonders at Charleville's Cosmos Centre, seek out birdlife in saltwater and freshwater habitats and relax at the Great Artisan Spa in Mitchell. Central West and Matilda Country. Australia's most famous song, Waltzing Matilda, was written and first performed in this part of the Outback. Australia's international airline, Qantas, was founded here. The shearer's strike in Barcaldine in 1891 led to the formation of the Australian Labor Party. All this incredible history has been recorded in towns such as Longreach, Winton, Blackall and Barcaldine. North West and Dinosaur, Fossil and Mining Country. One of the oldest areas on earth, the North West has an impressive record of the dinosaur era. Check out the Interpretive Centres in Mount Isa, Richmond and Hughenden. Take a tour of an underground mine in the eye-opening mining city of Mount Isa. Nearby Cloncurry commemorates the ground-breaking work undertaken by Dr John Flynn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Please take me to Australia - find photos, videos, accommodation, sightseeing, tours, car rentals, package holidays and attractions around Australia. A total solution for your holiday, vacation or travel plans. http://pleasetakemeto.com
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Surface Visitors Induction Mining - F.T.I. Pty Ltd
This sample video provides extracts from the Surface Mining Visitors Induction Training Video developed by Future Training Initiatives - F.T.I. Pty Ltd for an underground coal mine. For further information about FTI please visit our web site www.fti.net.au
Glencore and Xstrata: the facts
Glencore and Xstrata have announced merger plans to create one of the largest mining companies in the world.
Views: 4688 ABC News (Australia)
Altona Mining: Copper Exploration and Development Projects in Finland and Australia
Altona is the result of a merger of ASX listed base metal companies - Vulcan Resources and Universal Resources. The company has two major copper assets (Outokumpu in Finland and Roseby near Mt Isa in Queensland) and a clear strategy to build a profitable copper business producing from multiple mines in historic major copper mining camps. The Company expects to commence production in late 2011 and is targeting production of in excess of 40,000t of copper annually by 2014 with significant additional gold, zinc, nickel and cobalt credits. This interview with Dr. Alistair Cowden, Managing Director of Altona Mining, was recorded on the 10th IRC Investor Relations Conference in May 2011 in Zurich.
Views: 1901 GOLDINVEST
Global Zinc Mining to 2020
Australia, China, Peru, Mexico and the US have the largest zinc reserves and together accounted for 152 million tonnes (Mt), or 74.5% of the global total as of January 2016, although zinc ore deposits are found in more than 50 countries.
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Mount isa Bunya fight 2017
Mount Isa bunya fight 2017
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Resources - George Fisher L72 Zinc Mine
A Presentation of Aecom's remarkable George Fisher L72 Zinc Mine. Detailed by SDE Consulting.
Views: 564 SDEConsultingASIA
Mining-Contractors, Mining-Contractor, Townsville-Labour-hire, Labour-hire
https://www.totalfab.com.au/?do=offer-test&tag=Boilermaker Serious About Wanting To Hire a Qualified, Reliable Scaffolder at Affordable rates? Regsiter now to find out how easy it really is, because we will show you a system that works for you. Are you a worker looking for employment or a job in the mining and construction industry in Australia, or maybe you are an employer looking to hire qualified and skilled personnel. By registering with us you increase your chances of finding what you want. Our company have been servicing industry in Australia for more then 8 years, providing Labour Hire and Recruitment solutions that fit our client's needs. With a customer focus we are committed to providing best Quality, Safety and Consistency. Jobs in Mining in Australia, weather it is a professional career in Engineering or working as a Boilermaker or Fitter on a maintenance shutdown at one of the Australian Mines or as a Labourer on a construction site. Our company can assist you in the process and provide the opportunity of being exposed to a job or career that suits your skills and qualifications and your lifestyle needs. Most of the Mines in Australia are in remote locations and required employees to fly to their site on a Fly in Fly out (FIFO) roster rotation basis and usually commuting for major cities like, Townsville, Brisbane, Darwin or Perth. Other Mines may be in close proximity to cities and towns so FIFO is replaced by Drive in Drive out (DIDO) Positions available in Mining are usually on a Labour Hire arrangement with prospects of being offered a permanent position with the host companies. Although employment can not be guaranteed dew to the competitive environment, our company encourages the job seeker to become register so they can be notified of the opportunities when they become available. Opportunities could exist in the Coal Mines around Emerald in central Queensland, to the Copper and Zinc Mines around Mount Isa in North West Queensland to the Iron Ore and Gold Mines in Western Australia. For all your Labour Hire and Recruitment needs I recommend you discuss them with our team of professionals. Sincerely, Marcel McLeod Managing Director Totalfab Group of Companies
Views: 2421 Marcel Mcleod
Edge of Extinction: Mine Tailings
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Xstrata sued over alleged chemical contamination
One of Australia's largest beef companies launches legal action for damages against mining giant Xstrata over chemicals which allegedly overflowed from a Queensland mine.
mining queensland, the downside,  health effects on local people
This man is a retired air traffic controller. Three years after he settled into his idyllic rural home in central Queensland with his wife who is a charge nurse at the local hospital Yang Coal opened their huge open cut coal mine 9 km away from them. He describes the devastation noise and sleep deprivation has caused in their lives
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The Future of the Channel Country
This video is very personal to me. As noted in the video my son has returned to work on the family grazing property. When I was on the land I often questioned the effects of the nearby oil and gas industries. What would happen if a tanker carrying refined hydrocarbons from eromanga went off the road at the grass hut channels: was there an emergency plan set and were there resources in place to stop such a spill should it occur from contaminating an entire creek and channel system that people relied upon to live ? When I first started this project it seemed easy as I was referring to an area of Queensland that I had lived in and love still to this day. The research and questiong of those that might hold answers for me turned into a very complex task indeed. Hours upon hours of searching for maps and reading articles on how things worked in the mining sector, to the scanning of my own photographs to the computer, cropping and labeling each picture that may end up aiding people in the understanding of this issue. The channel country and the artesian basin are such wonderful priceless geographic features of Queensland. Yet my two sons, the one on the land and the younger one in grade 10 here in Brisbane have never studied this part of Queensland in their curriculum at school. Considering the area it covers in Queensland I still ask why are the children not learning about such wonderful natural assets. The rivers of the channel country are some of the last unregulated rivers in Queensland. It is imperative that the two industries of grazing and mining (whether gas, oil, gold, opal etc) work together so that this beautiful land can remain and sustain the original graziers and their families that still reside there. The channel country produces the original organic beef. Cattle are fed on native pasture and rain water in channels or what is still hopefully clean artesian and sub artesian water. Should contamination occur in such a fragile environment with unpredictable seasons of wet and dry, that contaminated beef could end up on our dinner plates here in brisbane. The family graziers have no means or way of possibly knowing if contamination has occurred. And if it does occur: the graziers too would become contaminated and not only their livestock. It worries me to see lack of regulation in an area where my son has chosen to live and work. It seems thoough for every one question answered for me ten more questions came to mind. This video covers a very tiny part of the channel country: what about mining and grazing in other areas of the channel country? It is time that mining companies work together with the graziers to protect such a beautiful landscape for all generations to come and move together safely into the future.
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Trip home from Mt Isa 6 March 2018
Part of my blog Marginal Channel County 10 March 2018 http://www.annbrittonphotography.com.au/marginal-channel-country/ Marginal Country......that's what we live in, meaning, in part, rain is marginal...... we live in a 8-9 inch (200-225mm) rainfall country, so we don't ask for much. You look after the land out here when it dries off, wait for the rain, and the land will respond, green, seeding grasses that dry off, but still full of goodness.
Mine safety standards in Qld; Shell Clyde; Blair Athol and LabourStart Sydney Conference
This week's CFMEU TV4U news broadcast covers the latest news about Queensland's safety inspectors, Shell Clyde Refinery, the Blair Athol mine closure and the recent LabourStart global solidarity Conference held in Sydney.
Queensland Mining (ASX:QMN) Managing Director Howard Renshaw
(ABN Newswire) - FINANCE VIDEO: Queensland Mining Corporation (ASX:QMN) Managing Director and Deputy Chairman, Howard Renshaw, presented live to the Sydney Capital Markets at Investorium.tv, regarding QMC's copper gold play and development activities in the Cloncurry region of north west Queensland. Howard Renshaw founded the Company on 8 July 2004 and has been active in building the Company's business plan and securing the opportunities presented in this website. During the period 1997-2004, Howard acted corporately for international companies in the U.S. A. and Canada in mining, oil and gas, later as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Howard has extensive experience in corporate and capital markets - the funding of mining, oil and gas mergers as well as acquisitions, feasibility studies for major mining projects. He has also been appointed by governments for major restructuring of infrastructure and operations at ports, rail lines and related industries. Howard produced the prefeasibility study for the Burton Downs Coalmine, Goonyella, Queensland then he was subsequently appointed the Project Negotiator. He has raised capital for numerous Australian mining companies to assist in their development and operations. Queensland Mining Corporation,ASX:QMN,Managing Director,Deputy Chairman,Howard Renshaw,Investorium.tv,ABN Newswire,Copper,Gold,Capital Markets,Australia
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Mt Isa rallies against alcohol fueled violence
23/01/2016 Mt Isa rallies against alcohol fueled violence
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Capitalism is Dying a Slow Death
Capitalism is a system which effectively allows rich people to legally rob wealth away from poor people. The wealthiest 62 people in the world have the same amount of wealth as the bottom 50% of the population of the planet (that is, 3.5 billion people) (http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/sixtytwo-people-have-the-same-amount-of-wealth-as-half-the-world-says-oxfam-20160116-gm7h6y.html). That is obscene! How can we allow such a high level of inequality? People who defend this system are either rich themselves, or ignorant of the facts. How Does Capitalism Work? Imagine that somebody owns a factory that manufactures products which are then sold for a profit. In order for those products to be made, staff have to be employed. Just say you get a job producing televisions for $20 an hour. Now we all know, at least in the back of our minds, that if the company is paying you $20 an hour, then they must be earning more than that. If you use profit as a guide, some companies might be getting upward of $150 or $200 an hour for every hour of work you put in. But they only pay you $20! Externalities Externalities, as the name suggests, are external costs or benefits that affect a third party who did not choose to be affected. One common example is pollution. If you go to any big city in China, you’ll soon be breathing in the fresh scent of capitalism. Air pollution is rife, not to mention ground and water pollution. These externalities don’t just affect developing countries like China. Even in my home country, the heavily rules-regulated Australia, coal miners have been coming out with black lung, a potentially fatal disease with no known cure (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-12/coal-miner-disease-resurgence-in-queensland-senate-inquiry/7161694). Children in the small mining city of Mount Isa have been found to have elevated levels of lead in their little bodies – just another price to pay to keep capitalism going (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-06/efforts-to-manage-mount-isa-lead-exposure-questioned/6830098). This is an example of a shared common resource that is abused my many parties until all parties are adversely affected. Overfishing might temporarily give a company increased profits, but ultimately will lead to a collapse of the industry. This is known as the Tragedy of the commons (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons). Other examples include human overpopulation, deforestation, and antibiotic resistance. Excuses Many people, especially rich people, will fight for capitalism tooth and nail. Here are some of the commonly used excuses. I earned my money! This argument suggests that rich people worked hard for their money and therefore shows that capitalism works. If they can become millionaires, then anybody can. But this couldn’t be further from the truth ... In recent years, many rich people could be classified as rentiers (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rentier). That is, they earn a lot of their money just by owning property, factories, and companies. Rentiers do not actually contribute anything to society ... Just look at any CEO salary in Australia or the US – multi-million dollar salaries that are hundreds of times larger than the average wage. Exploitation at its best (https://www.forbes.com/sites/kathryndill/2014/04/15/report-ceos-earn-331-times-as-much-as-average-workers-774-times-as-much-as-minimum-wage-earners/#4c08881e2520). Poor people are lazy! A common myth is that poor people are poor because they don’t know how to work hard. It’s entirely rubbish and constantly regurgitated by rich people so they can defend their wealth. Efficiency. It’s often said that capitalism is extremely efficient. That is, if something is not of any value to anyone, it simply will not be produced as there is no profit involved ... Just look at Martin Shkreli who infamously increased the price of the anti-parasite medication Daraprim from roughly $13.50 to $750 in a single day (https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/09/martin-shkreli-in-the-mirror/406888/). He was not thinking, “How can I help the most people?”, of course not. He was thinking, “How can I squeeze the most money out of people?”. That is capitalism in a nutshell. Exploitation. Alternatives The obvious alternative to capitalism is socialism, that is where people own the means of production. Just imagine if you owned a company with 400 others in your town. You all worked on the floor boxing fresh local produce and shipping it around the country. Not only do you own part of the company – you work there too – as do your friends and family. Here is a link to an episode of the Empire Files titled Marxism 101: How Capitalism is Killing Itself with Dr. Richard Wolff (https://youtu.be/6P97r9Ci5Kg). It outlines many of the points that I have just mentioned. Please enjoy. Originally posted on Daily Rant Australia on March 28, 2016 by Andrew. #dailyrantaustralia #capitalism #debt #greedisbad #greediscurse
Views: 1116 Daily Rant Australia
Why is Glencore a dirty word?
Find out about Glencore Xstrata's global operations and how they are attacking community standards in Collinsville, Queensland.
Xiro Explorer V - Lake Moondarra Mt Isa, QLD Australia
Headed to Lake Moondarra on the outskirts of Mt Isa on our travels to try some Drone flying. Due to the airport being close to town, there is not many legal drone fly zones in town, but the lake is safe. ((CASA 'Can I Fly Here' App)) A bit wary still as I haven't mastered flight and film, and there were a few Raptors flying close by, but the footage I managed to get was nice and showed the size quite well. The Lake was a project of the Mines for the town and is a great picnic area for the town. Met other travellers here, hi to Andrew & Nikki, Robert & Denny. Youtube free music - Talky Beat by Twin Musicom is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://www.twinmusicom.org/song/265/talky-beat Artist: http://www.twinmusicom.org
Views: 54 Brad Cooper
chopper at Ernest Henry Mine
ramp shots blocked access to the sump so chopper were hired to fly the pump crew to the bottom pits to refuel and start pump
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Xstrata sued over alleged chemical contamination
One of Australia's largest beef companies launches legal action for damages against mining giant Xstrata over chemicals which allegedly overflowed from a Queensland mine.
Rio Tinto - The Argyle mine underground
Rio Tinto owns and operates the Argyle Diamond Mine in the remote East Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is the world's largest supplier of natural color diamonds, from exotic champagne diamonds and mysterious greys to brilliant whites and the remarkably rare pink diamonds.
Both LNP & Labor are seeking to unseat Bob Katter in Qld electorate of Kennedy
7/06/2016 Bob Katter intends to build a canal to the coast from the electorate of Kennedy which spans a third of Queensland..
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International Mining for Development Centre
In partnership with the Australian Government, The University of Western Australia and The University of Queensland have established the International Mining for Development Centre to assist in lifting the quality of life in developing nations through a more sustainable use of mineral and energy resources.
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Xstrata's NCA Coal Project
The NCA Project, a mining, processing and exporting partnership that delivers high quality coal, cost effectively to international customers. The NCA Project includes the Newlands open cut and underground longwall operations, the Colllinsville open cut mine and the Abbot Point coal terminal. The project is a joint venture between Xstrata Coal (55%), Itochu Coal Resources (35%) and Sumitomo (10%).
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PPR-TV: Shareholders Sign-off on Altona's (ASX:AOH) A$80 Million Capital Return
Perth, Feb 4, 2015 (ABN Newswire) - Altona Mining Ltd (ASX:AOH) has now received shareholder approval for a A$80.2 million capital return, following the sale of the company's mining and exploration assets in Finland last year for approximately A$112 million. After the capital return, Altona will have nearly A$50 million in cash and no debt with a focus on the development of its remaining asset, the Little Eva Copper Project in the Mt Isa region of Queensland, Australia. "The Board of Altona has a view that companies exist to make money for their shareholders. Our purpose is to return cash," Altona Mining Managing Director Mr Alistair Cowden said, "We've been through a cycle, we've built, financed, paid back debt, sold the project in Finland and shareholders need some reward." "We think it is the right and proper thing to do; put the shareholder first and return some of that wealth to shareholders." "Cash is king in this market. The mining markets have gone through a very difficult time and it's hard for companies to raise money. We have almost $50 million in cash and that is a powerful asset." Cowden said that the $50 million will be used to advance the Little Eva project in a "methodical and sensible way", noting that the recent discovery success at the Turkey Creek prospect had prompted to revisit the feasibility study, mine plan and environmental work for Little Eva's development. However in terms of financing Little Eva's development, Altona is still keeping all options open; discussions are underway to bring in a joint venture partner, but selling the project or merging with another entity is still on the table. Systematic soil sampling and mapping across the Turkey Creek discovery and the proposed plant area is the first priority now as Altona increases its exploration efforts in Q1 2015. Cowden said this will follow onto the definition of targets for a subsequent RAB drilling in the near future in an effort to increase mine-life and scale at Little Eva. Cowden said that copper markets are very simple and there is no demand crisis for copper, with a recovery in copper price to be expected soon. About Altona Mining Limited Altona's core asset is the Cloncurry Copper Project near Mt Isa in Queensland and is one of Australia's largest undeveloped copper projects with a resource containing 1.52 million tonnes of copper and 0.38 million ounces of gold. The first development envisaged is the 7 million tonnes per annum Little Eva open pit copper-gold mine and concentrator. Little Eva’s proposed annual production is 38,800 tonnes of copper and 17,000 ounces of gold for a minimum of 11 years.
Views: 163 PPR Australia
The company was founded in 1926 in Switzerland as Südelektra, an infrastructure and electricity projects concern operating in Latin America. In 1990, Marc Rich + Co AG became its majority shareholder. In the 1990s it diversified into mining and disposed of its non-core businesses. It was first listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2002 at which time it acquired Glencore's coal assets in Australia and South Africa. In 2003, it doubled in size with the A$2.9 billion takeover of Australian copper, zinc and lead miner MIM Holdings. However, it failed in a 2005 bid for another Australian miner, WMC Resources, which was captured by BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company. In 2004 Xstrata closed its recently purchased Windimurra Vanadium plant in Western Australia which had the effect of increasing Vanadium prices received for Xstrata's other Vanadium mines around the world. Many hundreds of people were put out of work and now many Western Australians are not keen to see Xstrata involved in other mining activities in the state because of this action. In August 2005, Xstrata purchased a 19.9% stake in Falconbridge Limited, a diversified Canadian mining company producing copper, nickel, aluminum, lead and zinc. Following a contested take-over battle with Inco Limited, Xstrata successfully acquired the remaining 80.1% of Falconbridge in August 2006. In 2006, The Northern Territory and Australian Governments approved the expansion of the McArthur River zinc mine, near the popular fishing destination of Borrooloola. The expansion involves diversion of the river to a new 5.5 km channel, to allow construction of a massive open-cut pit in the existing river. On behalf of the Traditional Owners of the region -- the Yanyuwa, Mara, Garrawa and Gurdanji peoples -- the Northern Land Council launched a legal challenge to the Northern Territory Government's decision to approve the mining of and diversion of the McArthur River. On 1 May 2007, The Northern Territory Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Northern Land Council to stop the expansion. On 3 May 2007, the Northern Territory government rushed through retrospective legislation to overrule the court decision and allow the open-cut mine to proceed. On 28 May 2012 violent repression of local residents by the police in the province of Espinar, Cuzco, Peru, caused the deaths of two civilians. The inhabitants protested against the pollution of the water sources caused by Xstrata's mining activities. The government has decreed a State of Emergency and suspended civil liberties guaranteed in the Constitution. Since the turn of the millennium it has developed from a small player into one of the world's largest diversified mining groups with the help of a series of large acquisitions. In 2008, its degree of transnationality according to the Transnationality Index was 93.2 percent and ranked first place.It has major operations/projects in eighteen countries (Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Jamaica, New Caledonia, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Peru, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania, the United States and the United Kingdom) and it is a major producer of copper, coking coal, thermal coal, nickel, ferrochrome, vanadium and zinc. It has smaller scale involvement in aluminum, gold, lead and silver. It also has interests in platinum group metals through its 24.9% stake in Lonmin. In July 2012, Xstrata opened its first office in mainland China. China accounts for up to one-third of Xstrata's global sales. The office is located in Shanghai. Bulga Coal Xstrata are currently the operators of the Bulga Coal Mine in NSW, Australia. Xstrata have managed this mine on behalf of the Bulga Coal Pty Ltd shareholders since 2001 when it purchased Enex Resources Limited from Glencore International AG. The Bulga Coal mine site serves as the headquarters for Xstrata Coal's NSW division. In 2007 Xstrata Coal, based in Sydney, bought Anvil Hill Coal Mine from Centennial Coal Company. Since the purchase of the Anvil Hill Coal Mine Xstrata Coal, an Australia-based subsidiary of Xstrata PLC, has come under media scrutiny numerous times in regards to the company's management of the pre-mining stage of the mining project, most notably scrutinised has been the community relations approach of Xstrata Coal towards the local community, with allegations of misleading actions on behalf of the company being cited in the local and regional media, and other regional and local communication channels. This included the setting up of a local action group in opposition to the mine named WAG (Wybong Action Group). Xstrata's A$274 million expansion plan for the George Fisher mine at Mount Isa was approved by the government of Queensland Mindanao, Philippines Xstrata's $5.9-million copper-gold mine in the Philippines' southern island of Mindanao has been delayed three years to 2019 due to security concerns and regulatory obstacles set by the local government.
Views: 470 Brad Longneck
INDUSTREA-mining equipment-behind the scenes photo shoot-ric woods photography
Industrea at Thornton nsw australia creates mining vehicles and equipment of amazing quality.This is a behind the scenes look at a photo shoot by ric woods photography. We documented the 130T Shearer Carrier and a Grader at the thorton workshop.We are proud the capture the team that builds the fantastic BIG BOYS TOYS. ....thanks to Rize for providing the background track "Machine City"...ric woods
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Mary Kathleen Competitive Cash Tender Briefing Session.
Mary Kathleen Competitive Cash Tender Briefing Session. The Queensland Government has released a competitive cash tender for mineral exploration rights to a site in the resource-rich North West Queensland Minerals Province, which encompasses the abandoned Mary Kathleen mine near Mount Isa. For more information visit https://secure.publicworks.qld.gov.au...
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Industry defends coal seam gas mining
Representatives from Australia's resources industry have defended the safety of coal seam gas mining during a Senate meeting in Canberra.
Australia has the largest and heaviest road-legal vehicles in the world: road trains. Road trains are a cost-effective way to transport goods across the vast, remote regions of the Land Down Under. They can carry up to three trailers, and in some cases, four or more. You won't see these behemoths anywhere near Australia's populous areas, but in the bush and Outback, they are more common than kangaroos. In fact, passing these mega trucks on the narrow, two-way highways can be dangerous, especially if another one is approaching from the opposite direction! I filmed all of these metal beasts myself. See more on my website: http://www.epochcatcher.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EpochCatcher Twitter: https://twitter.com/EpochCatcher Tumblr: http://epochcatcher.tumblr.com/ Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/epochcatcher/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/EpochCatcher
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The didgeridoo -- a window into culture and heritage | William Barton | TEDxUVA
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can the sound of a single instrument shape the history of a people? Through a live performance on this ancient instrument (including strings and vocal accompaniment), William Barton offers a taste of the aboriginal culture and history that developed around the traditional music of indigenous Australians. William Barton is one of Australia’s leading didjeridu players. He is committed to educating the public about the rich cultural heritage surrounding this ancient instrument. Born in Mount Isa, William was taught to play the didjeridu by his uncle, an elder of the Waanyi, Lardil and Kalkadunga tribes of northwest Queensland. Touring internationally since he was 15, William played his first classical concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra when he was 17. William has worked with traditional dance groups and fusion/rock jazz bands, orchestras, string quartets and mixed ensembles. He has composed and recorded a number of orchestral works. His recording Kalkadungu won the 2012 ARIA award for best classical album. Barton says, "My passion is to create a journey for people through music and present to them a diversity in musical styles with the didjeridu and engage with audiences about the uniqueness of Australia. It has been a specific passion of mine to work closely with classical music and composers to develop and sustain music for the didgeridoo in this environment." About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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Rehab program eyed for 3 mines affected by closure order
Amid the controversial closure and suspension orders against several mines, the environment department is now preparing its mining rehabilitation program for three mining sites affected by the closure order. - Business Nightly, February 28, 2017
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What's In The News: July 2, 2010
CNOOC (CEO) is reportedly interested in acquiring the 60% stake in Pan American Energy held by BP (BP), the Guardian reports. A stake sale, said to be worth up to $9B, would help BP pay bills from environmental liabilities in the Gulf of Mexico. CNOOC recently bought a 20% stake in Pan American Energy for $3B, and would increase that holding to 80% by buying BP's share...Residential mortgage bonds backed by the U.S. are selling again as investors seek a safe haven from the uncertain global economy, the Wall Street Journal reports...American International Group (AIG) may now sell two Japanese life insurance companies--AIG Star Life Insurance Co. and AIG Edison Life Insurance Co.--for about $5B, reports the Wall Street Journal...Blockbuster (BBI) is reportedly in talks to sell a stake to a strategic investor, the New York Post reports...Xstrata (XSRAY) says it is planning to resume the Ernest Henry mine expansion in Queensland, a key projected suspended following the announcement of the controversial resources super profits tax, The Daily Telegraph reports, and that the decision comes after the mining tax was revised...BHP Billiton (BHP) and Rio Tinto (RTO) may joint Xstrata (XSRAY) in reviving Australia plans, Bloomberg reports.
Views: 323 TradeTheTrend
Mallesons Hunter Valley Coal Mine Tour
A group of lawyers from the Sydney Mallesons office went on a tour of the Xstrata Coal mines in the Hunter Valley in February 2008. This is their adventure...
Views: 1234 Lee McMahon
Eyeson Safety & Training - Australia's largest training site & only replicated mining environment
Eyeson Safety and Training is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia's foremost providers in training programs to the mining, civil and construction industries. Our Perth Training Facility, located only 20 minutes north of Perth boasts Australia's largest training site and only replicated mine site environment. Eyeson Safety and Training is unique in its ability to offer a truly dynamic mix of industry leading services including: - Mobile Plant and High Risk Training & Assessment Services; - Traineeships & Apprenticeships; - Heavy Vehicle Driver Training & Assessments; - Certificate IV Qualifications; - HSEQ and Training consulting, advice and support - Provision of contract and interim HSEQ and Training Professionals Our commitment to small courses sizes and personalised approach, coupled with real machines means Eyeson Safety & Training trainees' gain real experience within a realistic working environment. This provides our organisation with the capacity to deliver effective training solutions to our students far exceeding that of any other training organisation in Australia. For further information please call 08 9240 9242 or email [email protected]
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Explorers Find Abandoned Coastal Mines With Rusty Stalactites
Hey guys, this is part 1 of our weekend explore. We braved sub zero temperatures, hail and snow. After wading through freezing cold water and endless caves we found an old abandoned mine. In part 2 we explore a 'huge' mine for you guys! Music Credits: Days Are Long by Silent Partner
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Doubtful Creek CSG mining blockade
Coal Seam Gas mining blockade. 5th February 2013; Passionate protesters at Doubtful Creek CSG site near Kyogle, NSW Australia. Up to 40 police were on-hand to ensure gravel trucks entered the site. Protesters were enraged and chanted "Leave this place". Heavy drilling gear followed two days later.
Views: 1158 Ron Cahill
Mount Isa buggy kids
you would have done it too!
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Can am maverick Granite Mine Enduro Track 2
Granite Mine Run 2 , Old enduro track Mount Isa Queensland Evolution Power Sports Stage 4 tuned Can am maverick & Re-mapped Polaris RZR XP 1000 with full muzzy exhaust.
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