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Mine refund shock

Tuesday, 20th November, 2012

By Erica Visser

City Council might have to hike rates to reimburse Perilya for millions of dollars after its land was dramatically overvalued unless the State Government intervenes.

The NSW Valuer-General in its 2007 determination set the land value of Perilya's North, South and Potosi mines at $20.9 million.

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.

Fire on mine lease

Friday, 28th September, 2012

Station Officer Steve Evans working to contain a blaze at Perilya’s Argent Street mine lease yesterday. Station Officer Steve Evans working to contain a blaze at Perilya’s Argent Street mine lease yesterday.

By Kurtis J Eichler

A scrub fire that broke out on Perilya's North Mine lease yesterday didn't appear to have been deliberately lit, fire crews said.

Ten firef ighters worked to contain the grass fire which was billowing smoke and catching the attention of passing motorists along Argent Street.

Perilya rescue team claims overall prize

Thursday, 3rd May, 2012

TEAM: (Back from left) Tom Smith, Robert Fazulla (Coach), Daniel Bell, Anthony Guthrie, (Front from left) Nick Pascoe (Vice Captain), Jamie McConnell, George Adams (Captain) and Brenton Oldsen. TEAM: (Back from left) Tom Smith, Robert Fazulla (Coach), Daniel Bell, Anthony Guthrie, (Front from left) Nick Pascoe (Vice Captain), Jamie McConnell, George Adams (Captain) and Brenton Oldsen.

Perilya’s miners can feel safe knowing their mine rescue team is up to scratch after taking out the overall prize in a recent SA Competition.

Seven of Perilya’s Mine Rescue volunteers won the award at the SA Commission of Minerals and Energy competition.

The rescuers travelled to Strathalbyn over the weekend to compete in the nine sections of the competition.

Perilya embraces changing technology

Tuesday, 21st February, 2012

ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY: Perilya projects superintendent Dean Johnstone with one of the control sets used for remote mining. ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY: Perilya projects superintendent Dean Johnstone with one of the control sets used for remote mining.

They may be plumbing the historic depths in one of Australia’s most historic mine leases, but Perilya’s miners are riding a wave of technological advances which would make their forefathers gasp.

The picture of the miner with pick and shovel, laboring at the face of an ore body must now be relegated to folklore and history, because in the caverns deep underneath Broken Hill there’s a whole new world opening up.

Picture a massive loader worth a few million dollars deep in the dark belly of the earth, then add to that picture a miner with almost video-game like controls and two television screens - now put that miner in a clean, air conditioned office above ground and you have the miner of the not-too-distant future.

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