Competition is good: Sayers

RON Sayers is applying the ‘Len Buckeridge principle’ in seeking to double the size of Ausdrill’s drilling...

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07 JUNE 2009

The spinning wheel

BIG private investors have positioned themselves for it. The capital intensive mining industry is crying...

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04 JUNE 2009

My name is ERP

ENTERPRISE resource planning systems have attracted the lion’s share of mining IT investment in recent...

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04 JUNE 2009

The usual suspects

THE companies leading the industry’s push to mine data more effectively include Alcoa, BHP Billiton,...

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04 JUNE 2009

Mining IT on investment menu

THE recent mining boom saw the value of mega-mining deals top previous benchmarks in the sector, while...

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04 JUNE 2009

Low hanging fruit

GRAND visions of automated mines and city-based operations centres are meant to impress investors, but...

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04 JUNE 2009

Projects, support slips

NEWCOMERS to the public company arena during the recent mining boom are finding that silence is death...

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02 JUNE 2009

Monadelphous' winning ways

IF WINNING business and staking new ground in a downturn is the hallmark of a sector leader, the GFC-induced...

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29 MAY 2009

Global spread strengthens Cabo drill position

AN interesting company is Cabo Drilling as it has come from nothing to being the third biggest drilling...

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28 MAY 2009

Business as usual

AUSTRALIAN software minnow QMASTOR has seen its share price rebound since the start of the year as it...

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28 MAY 2009

Logical move

CSIRO Exploration & Mining has chosen a seemingly obscure Queensland-based company to take groundbreaking...

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25 MAY 2009

Back to work for Swick

SAT on its backside by the global exploration expenditure shutdown like all of its peers, Swick Mining...

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15 MAY 2009

Leighton to feel mining slowdown

TOUGH times are being forecast for Australia’s largest contract mining group, Leighton Holdings, which...

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15 MAY 2009

KHD to sell coal and minerals business

STRUGGLING engineering group KHD Humboldt Wedag International has confirmed it has entered into a memorandum...

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14 MAY 2009

All abort

CENTURY-old mineral drilling company Boart Longyear (BLY) has been in the public equity space for a fraction...

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14 MAY 2009

Whittle firm targets big opening

GERALD Whittle, whose father Jeff had a paternal hand in development of popular modern mine optimisation...

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14 MAY 2009