Lithium – Doing you a power of good!

Lithium is a chemical element with the symbol Li. It is not found in nature in its pure form but most commonly in igneous rock as well as lithium rich brine in salt lakes.  It was first discovered in 1817 by Swedish chemist Johan August Arfwedson when he analysed petalite ore, but it took a number of scientists to work out how to extract this soft, grey-white, alkaline metal.  Australia is the world’s leading producer of lithium, followed by Chile and Argentina.

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MEC joins leaders at QEC and EY event

MEC Mining’s Kylie Smith and Andrew Dittmann had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by the Queensland Exploration Council and Ernst & Young (EY) last week in Brisbane.

The event focused on the findings of Ernst & Young’s latest report  “Top 10 Business Risks Facing Mining and Metals in 2019 -2020” and featured a panel discussion around the key talking topics of the report.

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Reduce Operating Costs through Effective Bulk Dozer Push

In an open cut mine, bulk dozer push can be one of the most cost-effective methods of moving overburden. Under the right application, the unit cost of dozer push sits somewhere between a dragline and truck/shovel excavation. So, if geotechnical conditions are favourable and the dozer fleet is sufficient, dozer push should be considered to replace some of the truck/shovel prime. Dozer push can also be used to replace dragline prime. This is because it can speed up the linear progression of the dragline – which in many cases will lower the dragline unit cost rate and increase coal uncovery.

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MEC Mining attends Queensland Resource Council’s State of the Sector Forum

Team members from MEC Mining had the opportunity to attend the Queensland Resource Council’s State of the Sector Forum today.

The forum featured a panel of industry leaders who discussed the future of Australia’s energy production with a focus on Queensland as the primary contributor of energy for the east coast.

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MEC’s Maria Joyce makes top 100 global list

Although we’d expect nothing less of our MEC Mining powerhouse Maria Joyce, we’re delighted to share that she has been named one of the world’s top 100 women in mining.

Non-profit UK organisation Women in Mining (WIM) has named Maria, MEC’s General Manager – Strategy and Business Development, as one of its ‘Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’. Their search extended across the entire mining sector, including related and supporting industries, and all roles, ‘from mine to office, from explorers to C-Suite, from finance to compliance and ESG to government/non-government agencies’.

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Queensland Resources Council membership for MEC

We’re pleased to share that MEC Mining has become a member of independent industry body the Queensland Resources Council (QRC). A non-government organisation representing the interests of companies involved in exploration, mining, minerals processing and energy production, the QRC works to secure an environment that supports the long-term sustainability of minerals and energy sectors in Queensland.

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What does the future of Australia’s energy look like? MEC panel discussion tackles complex questions

A diverse panel of leaders from the resources sector discussed the future of energy at MEC Mining’s breakfast forum on 9 November.

As the world faces increasing threats from the effects of climate change, discussions around the transition to greener energy are of crucial global significance. This event brought together high-profile panellists who are passionate about the future of the world’s energy supply:

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MEC joins leaders at International Mining and Resources Conference 2018

MEC Mining will be in attendance at the 5th annual International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne from 29 October to 1 November 2018. The conference, held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, connects global mining leaders with technology and finance as they look to the future of mining.

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