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Overcoming mining oversize problems
Supplier news
18/06/14 - New approaches to hard rock mine stopes are increasing efficiency.
Protesters arrested at Maules Creek coal mine, again
24/04/14 - Protesters have “immobilised” a drill rig at the Maules Creek coal mine, early this morning.
AGL and Santos: We will not go where we’re not wanted
02/04/14 - AGL and Santos have agreed to stay off farmers properties that don’t want them there, signing a historic deal.
Origin restarts CSG drilling after asbestos scare
19/03/14 - Origin has recommenced drilling at five rig sites in Queensland after asbestos was found in its supplier’s drilling mud.
Boart launches new underground drill rig
05/03/14 - Boart Longyear has launched a new underground diamond coring drill rig - the LM 110.
Cat launches new track drills
Supplier news
25/02/14 - Caterpillar has launched the new MD5150C track drill, the first in its C series drills.
Joy Global launch new hard rock blasthole drill rig
18/02/14 - Joy Global has released a new high powered rotary blasthole drill rig.
Atlas Copco acquires geotechnical drilling company
Supplier news
21/01/14 - Atlas Copco has acquired Geawelltech, a Swedish manufacturer of geotechnical drilling equipment.
Sandvik to launch mining’s first ROPS acid-proof cabins
Supplier news
21/01/14 - Sandvik will soon launch what it calls the industry’s first ROPS compliant acid-proof underground drilling cabins.
Mining contractor trialling first 'green drill rig' in Australia
Supplier news
13/11/13 - Watpac is trialling the first Atlas Copco SmartROC T45 surface drill rigs in Australia.
Slashing exploration early harms global mining sector
13/11/13 - The knee jerk reaction of the mining sector to cut exploration was a short-sighted move by the industry, but exploration may be picking up again.
New compact drill: Narrow vein, more options
Supplier news
28/10/13 - The release of a new narrow vein drill rig is opening up mining.

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