All mine articles
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.
Run of the mill
Thursday, 19th April, 2012
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.
Planets align for the city
Saturday, 3rd December, 2011
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.
High hopes for iron ore mine
Monday, 28th November, 2011
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.
Uranium mines blocked
Friday, 18th November, 2011
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.