Australia, NZ & South Pacific

Companies use crowdsourcing to innovate through downturn

Source: Daily News | 2015-11-20
Mining companies and organizations are increasingly going outside of the industry and using open innovation platforms to find solutions to their challenges.

Big data poised to transform mining industry

Source: Daily News | 2015-11-19
After the excess investment and focus on production volume during the commodities supercycle, the new mantra of the mining sector is all about productivity.

Miners embrace automation to increase productivity

Source: Daily News | 2015-11-16
Leaders in the mining industry are starting to recognize that automation is part of the answer to the sector’s productivity problems, says Michael Murphy, chief engineer, mining technology enabled solutions with leading mining sector...

Editorial: Trans-Pacific Partnership details bring fresh round of scrutiny  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-11
Details of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement have been released by the 12 nations that signed its terms on Oct. 5, 2015, after seven years of negotiation.

AuRico CEO: 'We're well situated for challenging markets' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-09
VANCOUVER — Newly minted AuRico Metals (TSX: AMI; US-OTC: ARCTF) is poised to hit the ground running with a strong capital position and a portfolio of royalty assets that already make it cash flow positive.

Editorial: Do FIFO operations aggravate mental health problems? 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-12
Worldwide, Western Australia could be considered ground zero for fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining operations, with thousands of mining personnel daily making the air commute from home in pleasant cities like Perth to work for long stretches at...

OceanaGold bids $856M for Romarco Minerals 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-05
OceanaGold (TSX: OGC; ASX: OGC) is offering to buy Romarco Minerals (TSX: R) in a friendly all-share, $856-million deal to secure low-cost growth in the form of the junior’s Haile gold mine, which is under construction in South Carolina.

Facts 'n' Figures: Surbiton - Aussie M&A shakes up production rankings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-05
The following is an edited version of a commentary by Surbiton Associates, an independent consulting group based in Melbourne and specializing in Australian gold mining and minerals industries. Visit for more...

Gold stocks that soared in 2015's H1 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Several gold producers have registered strong share price gains during the first half of 2015, despite price pressure on the yellow metal. The spot gold price dipped 0.7% from last year’s close to end June 30 at US$1,174 per oz. It has...

Kaizen to buy Pinaya in Peru 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-08
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