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'FIFO the way to go'

Tuesday, 5th February, 2013

By Kurtis J Eichler

The Minerals Council of Australia says 'fly-in, fly-out' workers are good for mining towns and that they have the evidence to prove it.

The Council yesterday took its first steps to offset the pending release of a Federal Government report on the pros and cons of flyin, fly-out (FIFO) workers.

It's released a demographic study outlining growth in the population of mining towns over the last five years and points to a higher standard of living in these areas.

Tax to hit CBH hard

Friday, 9th November, 2012

By Andrew Robertson

Perilya isn't the only Broken Hill miner to be hit hard by the carbon tax, with CBH Resources expecting a more than $7 million hit to its operating costs over the next three years.

Chief operating officer, Visko Sulicich, yesterday said the forecast increase in generation charges - for the Rasp mine and the company's Endeavor operation at Cobar - was the direct result of the carbon tax.

"Over our two operations in Broken Hill and Cobar it'll cost us over $7 million over the next three years," Mr Sulicich said.

Perilya blasts tax

Wednesday, 31st October, 2012

By Andrew Robertson

Mining company Perilya has blamed the Federal Government's carbon tax for a more than 50 per cent increase in generation costs at its Broken Hill mine.

The increase, which was revealed in Perilya's activity report for the three months to September 30, coincides with the introduction of the tax on July 1.

Uranium mining inevitable: MP

Thursday, 18th October, 2012

By Erica Visser

There had been no local backlash against a State Government move to allow companies to explore for uranium and it was only a matter of time before it would be mined, according to State MP John Williams.

The comments follow NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell's decision to overturn a 26-year ban on uranium exploration in NSW earlier this year.

Junior miner looks north

Saturday, 26th May, 2012

Silver City Minerals’ Managing Director Chris Torrey at the Resources and Energy Symposium. Silver City Minerals’ Managing Director Chris Torrey at the Resources and Energy Symposium.

By Erica Visser

A small mining company has plans to look for a northern extension of the Line of Lode in pursuit of a hidden ore body.

Following recent good results from drilling at its Allendale project, Silver City Minerals Ltd is turning its attention towards the Razorback West Prospect,  10km north-west of Perilya’s Potosi mine.

The company’s managing director, Chris Torrey, spoke about the potential of the project at this week’s Resources and Energy Symposium.

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