Keep up to date with what is happening in the world surrounding the minerals and energy sector.
Posted on 02 Jul 2014
Mining is a big player in our economy so it’s important we use the most innovative and sustainable practices where possible. This is where we come in.
CSIRO have created a new environmentally-friendly treatment to turn mining wastewater into rainwater at a Queensland mine site – one...
Posted on 12 May 2014
A deep-ocean exploration company in Florida says it has recovered nearly 1,000 ounces of gold, worth $1.4 million at current gold prices, on a reconnaissance dive to an historic Atlantic Ocean shipwreck.
The dive confirmed that the ship, SS Central America, had not been disturbed since 1991 when...
Posted on 28 Apr 2014
The three iron ore heavyweights in the Pilbara have launched into the new world of automated mining, where the people are leaving the dirty work to the mechanical monsters in the pit.
With the decade-long mining boom pushing up wages and costs to unrealistic heights and ongoing scrutiny of safety...
Posted on 20 Apr 2014
The Peter Doherty Awards for Excellence in Science and Science Education, which commenced in 2004, recognise students, teachers, support officers, schools, volunteers, mentors and organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to science and science education in...
Posted on 05 Feb 2014
Just how dangerous is texting or making calls on your mobile phone while driving?
Thanks to 14-year-old Conroy Cheers from Melbourne we may all soon know.
Conroy was named as one of the winners of the BHP Billiton Science and Engineering Awards in Melbourne today.
Conroy's first place in the...
Posted on 05 Dec 2013
The South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) is proud to announce a new initiative: Dirt TV – what mining means to me.
Dirt TV is a competition aimed at high school students, requiring applicants to produce a short video clip for the chance to share in $10,000 cash prizes.
Posted on 03 Dec 2013
A record $37.9 billion was spent by minerals and energy companies in Queensland last financial year.
The 2012-13 postcode analysis of wages and salaries paid, goods and services purchased and community contributions from 40 of the state’s leading minerals and energy companies was released...
Posted on 21 Oct 2013
The Australian Geoscience Tertiary Education Profile 2012 (AGTEP 2012) reports the results of a survey of geoscience at Australian universities. It complements similar surveys undertaken in 2007 and 2010. It provides a stocktake for the end of 2012 of Tertiary geoscience education in Australia and...