In 2018, Australia’s mineral exploration expenditure totalled US$2.2 billion, with gold attracting most of this investment.
Exploration & development
Resources exploration figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics demonstrate the need for investment certainty.
Expansion of the Metso Park production facility in Alwar, India, has been completed following demand for crushing and screening solutions.
Location-based analytics and enhanced 3D mine visualisation among new technology unveiled by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.
The 12-month contract will employ a team of 37 personnel and comprises portal development, decline development, level development and diamond drilling.
Coeur Mining, Inc. reports its year-end 2018 proven and probable reserves, with a key highlight being a significant increase in inferred resource growth for both gold and silver.
Klondike Gold Corp. reports its final results from its 2018 regional exploration programmes across the company’s Yukon Territory, with a key highlight being the identification of nine extensive gold soil anomalies.
EPC-UK has purchased an Epiroc SmartROC D65 ‘down the hole’ hammer drill rig, the first of its kind in the UK.
An airborne VTEM survey of the Rawdon property in Nova Scotia, Canada, late last year discovered four conductive responses of primary interest.
Trilogy Metals is to launch a new regional exploration budget of US$2 million as well as the previously announced 2019 programmes and budgets of US$16.2 million.
Thor Explorations Ltd announces positive results for its independent definitive feasibility study at its Segilola Gold Project.
OceanaGold Corporation receives permits for the Martha Underground project and mine life extension at Waihi (New Zealand).
Aluminium production at the Kazakhstan Aluminium Smelter was increased 1.4% year-on-year to reach 258 400 t.