Keep up to date with what is happening in the world surrounding the minerals and energy sector.
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...
Posted on 06 Aug 2013
First, the bad news: because of climate change and worsening water pollution, algae, the world's fastest-growing photosynthetic organisms, are proliferating worldwide. A few of these are of the toxic blue-green variety.
The good news is that some strains of algae can be converted into an...
Posted on 05 Aug 2013
A Queensland, Australia, technology company has invented a simple, yet sophisticated, plastic ball that helps miners track down lost gold.
Brisbane-based Blast Movement Technologies produces blast-movement monitors (BMMs) — plastic balls that are installed near valuable mineral resources in...
Posted on 28 Jul 2013
The Minerals Downunder iPad app is now available for download from the app store.
Minerals Downunder provides an overview of:Mineral formation
How valuable mineral deposits are discovered
Where they are found in Australia
How rich ore is retrieved from the ground
How minerals are extracted...
Posted on 26 Jul 2013
The 2013 Australian Energy Update outlines some of the major trends observed in the 2013 Australian Energy Statistics, the authoritative and official source of energy data for Australia. The 2013 Australian Energy Statistics is updated annually and includes historical revisions back to...