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Mine worker badly hurt in fall

Saturday, 9th June, 2012

A mine worker was seriously injured after falling down the main shaft at Perilya’s Southern Operations yesterday morning.

Perilya’s managing director, Paul Arndt, said the man was working underground on the 25 level when he fell about 15 to 20 metres.

He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery before being flown to Adelaide.

Mr Arndt said the man, whom he described as an experienced mine worker, suffered significant injuries from the fall which happened shortly before 10am.

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Run of the mill

Thursday, 19th April, 2012

NEW HORIZONS: With a budget of $75 million and excitement amongst its founders, CBH’s processing mill is about to be commissioned.  PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt NEW HORIZONS: With a budget of $75 million and excitement amongst its founders, CBH’s processing mill is about to be commissioned. PICTURE: Gavin Schmidt

CBH infrastructure commissioning days away

 By Paula Doran

Broken Hill’s newest mine will begin the integral commissioning process of key infrastructure within days. 

Despite a last minute hitch with a water pump, which has delayed the launch of CBH Resource’s Rasp Mine mill by a few days, chief operating officer Visko Sulicich told local media the decade-long journey to commissioning would soon be complete. 

CBH bought the disused lease over the central part of the Line of Lode, (around 3.8 kilometres worth) in 2001.

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Planets align for the city

Saturday, 3rd December, 2011

PROCESSING FUTURE: Looking across the horizon between the old North Mine in the distance and the new CBH processing plant under construction. PROCESSING FUTURE: Looking across the horizon between the old North Mine in the distance and the new CBH processing plant under construction.

 By John Casey - BDT Managing Editor

If the people of Broken Hill are looking for a boost as we head toward 2012 then it comes in the form of what is advancing atop our world famous line of lode.

The feverish activity being undertaken by CBH Resources may be largely hidden from public view, but its benefits are resonating loudly and building excitement for all those involved.

BDT reporter Paula Doran was this week given exclusive access to the historic mine site, which is about to again burst into action after lying dormant for the past few years.

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High hopes for iron ore mine

Monday, 28th November, 2011

THE DRILL: Results so far at Hawson’s Well show a robust project, according to Carpentaria Resources. THE DRILL: Results so far at Hawson’s Well show a robust project, according to Carpentaria Resources.

By Paula Doran

An iron project south of Broken Hill could have a mine life of up to 70 years, according to the chairman of Carpentaria Exploration Ltd.

The company is about to begin a full feasibility study on the Hawsons Iron Project and according to executive chairman Nick Sheard, results of pre-feasibility costings have increased confidence that the project will go ahead.

“I have full confidence that this will happen; we’re looking at a strong, robust project with very high grade ore,” he said.

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Uranium mines blocked

Friday, 18th November, 2011

ALL GO IN SA: The Beverley Uranium Mine in South Australia. ALL GO IN SA: The Beverley Uranium Mine in South Australia.

 The NSW Government will not rethink its ban on uranium mining in the near future.

Despite the Federal Government’s u-turn on the sale of uranium to India, a State Government source confirmed this week that it would uphold its ban, meaning any potential resources surrounding Broken Hill would remain untapped.

Speculation has abounded this year on the State Government’s ban on mining and exploration of uranium, following a call by Federal Resources Minister, Martin Ferguson, for Victoria and NSW to rethink their position.

Local mining experts say there could be an abundance of uranium deposits in the Callabonna sub-basin, stretching across from the Honeymoon uranium mine on the SA border.

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