Tax breaks for real-world research: the R&D tax incentive What if, as active participants in the mining industry, we could be encouraged to spend money solving real-world problems and undertaking serious research into issues that impact us? The Research and development (R&D) tax incentive might be an effective pathway to recover or offset some…Details
Principal Mining Engineer Geoff Watson’s second VBlog on Value Driver Trees for Underground Coal.
Undergound Coal Mineability Assessements
Principal Mining Engineer Geoff Watson’s VBlog series discusses three aspects of underground coal. In his first VBlog Geoff talks about Mineability Assessements in both Longwall and Development.
Pit Optimisation: Benefits in review Pit optimisation is a quick and cost effective way of narrowing down options and evaluating various strategies. The optimisation process has the following benefits/capabilities: Easily able to evaluate using the current geologic model Quickly able to apply aggregation, loss and dilution Can apply complex geotechnical constraints Evaluation of various mining,…Details
MEC joins Austmine MEC Mining has become a member of leading industry body Austmine. Austmine has over 450 corporate members from the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector Australia-wide. A not-for-profit industry association, it develops, promotes and supports the METS sector by providing growth opportunities to its network of members. MEC joins Austmine members…Details
Is there a fortune hidden in your tailings? Since the start of large-scale mining operations, mineral processing techniques have seen huge improvements. Because of this, tailings from older operations can contain mineral quantities high enough to make reprocessing of these tailings economical. Several large mining companies have realised this and have started reprocessing tailings. De…Details
Top 5 Silver Uses – The World’s Most Versatile Metal? Silver – that precious, shiny white metal – has traditionally been highly prized for its symbolism of wealth and prestige and its associated use in jewellery and coins. However, silver is currently much more commonly used for industrial, medical and electrical purposes, such as in…Details
How Bitcoin is Helping Coal Miners Bitcoin is all the rage these days. Everyone from hairdressers to Wall Street tycoons are purchasing this form of digital currency. I have no idea whether this asset will continue its meteoric rise or fade like a pair of old jeans but one thing it has been doing is…Details
Our top 10 posts of 2017 MEC Mining’s news is jam packed with up-to-date mining news, trends and tips. If you’ve ever wondered which posts our readers find most interesting, here are our top ten posts of 2017. 1.Conveying vs Trucking: Truck and shovel operation make up the majority of the surface operations worldwide, this is…Details
Networking that works: where to go and what to do Ready to connect with others in your industry and see where it takes you? Here’s a rundown on some worthwhile types of networking functions – and what you should do while you’re there. Where to go Breakfasts Remember the saying about the early bird getting…Details