Innovation

Glencore team’s innovation drastically reduces water consumption
Glencore team’s innovation drastically reduces water consumption
October 15, 2014
Glencore’s Tahmoor Coal is conserving around one million litres of fresh drinking water per day by treating and reusing waste water from the mine.
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Listening in with 26 microphones to limit noise
Listening in with 26 microphones to limit noise
January 16, 2014
Miners are using cutting edge Australian technology to monitor and reduce the impact of noise from a Hunter Valley mine site.
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Planes used in new technique to minimise dust
Planes used in new technique to minimise dust
March 22, 2013
When open cut mining begins, the top layer of soil is removed and stored on site so that it can be returned to the land as part of the rehabilitation process after mining is complete.
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World-first practices to monitor mining under the Hume Highway
World-first practices to monitor mining under the Hume Highway
March 06, 2013
A mine south of Sydney has been commended by the NSW Premier for successfully mining under major infrastructure without impacting the road above it.
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World-first training centre opened at NSW copper mine
World-first training centre opened at NSW copper mine
February 15, 2013
Rio Tinto’s Northparkes Mine, located near Parkes in the state’s central west, was Australia’s first underground mine to use the block caving technique fifteen years ago. Unlike traditional open-pit mining, block caving is an innovative way to extract copper by collapsing mineral deposits under their own weight.
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World’s quietest trucks at Mt Arthur Coal
World’s quietest trucks at Mt Arthur Coal
July 31, 2012
The equipment, including haul trucks and excavators, was developed by Mt Arthur Coal in collaboration with equipment manufacturers to help reduce the impact of operational noise from the mine site on nearby residents and landowners.
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