What we do
We are an information company, working with mining-service companies (suppliers, consultants and contractors).
We report on mining projects in Australia, offering reports that are accurate, timely, comprehensive and moderately priced.
We offer directories of key people in mining in Australia. Our most recent directory covers procurement people working with mining companies.
And we undertake consultancy work, ranging from providing strategic advice on particular markets, to analysing market trends and assisting clients in pursuing specific market opportunities.
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A paper outlining our consultancy experience over the past decade is available on request.
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Projects recently covered include:
KARLAWINDA (gold), Western Australia. Early works are underway, with open-cut mining and processing leading to annual gold production of over 100,000 ounces.
MOUNT WELD PLANT (rare earths), Western Australia. Development of a plant in Kalgoorlie for the processing of rare-earths concentrate from the Mount Weld mine.
IRON BRIDGE (iron ore), Western Australia. A contractor for early works on a new processing plant for this major iron-ore project was appointed in July. First production from Iron Bridge will be in 2022.
BOWDENS (silver-lead-zinc), New South Wales. Open-cut mining and processing, to produce separate silver-lead and zinc concentrates.
ATLAS-CAMPASPE (mineral sands), New South Wales. A new $150-million minerals-sands mine by Tronox, a global player in this sector. Uses of mineral sands include in pigments and ceramics.
SARAJI EAST (coal), Queensland. Early planning is underway for underground expansion of the Saraji metallurgical-coal mine, operated by BHP Mitsubishi Alliance.
SCONI (nickel,cobalt), Queensland. The state government is offering financial support to this $1-billion project for the production of nickel and cobalt products suitable for lithium-ion batteries.
BEACONSFIELD (gold), Tasmania. This mine (closed in 2012) is to be re-opened by NQ Minerals of the UK. Mining will be underground.
A NOTE ON GOLD
Most gold-mining companies in Australia are keen to expand. Why? Because, in Australian dollar terms, prices far exceed costs.
The current gold price is over A$2,800 per ounce. But costs are typically under A$1,500 perounce (as measured by so-called “all-in-sustaining costs”).
Prices have a long way to fall before gold-mining companies feel any serious financial pain.