Steers moved to Grazing Study sites at Mount Arthur Coal

Steers moved to Grazing Study sites at Mount Arthur Coal

July 31, 2014

Cattle have been moved onto rehabilitated mine land near Muswellbrook in a new study that is investigating whether rehabilitated mine land can sustainably support productive cattle grazing in the Upper Hunter.

NSW Minerals Council welcomes new member China Molybdenum

NSW Minerals Council welcomes new member China Molybdenum

July 30, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council welcomes its new member China Molybdenum (CMOC), majority owner and manager of Northparkes Mines, a copper and gold mining operation located near Parkes in Central West NSW.

Thousands of miners hard at work while a handful protest

Thousands of miners hard at work while a handful protest

July 30, 2014

Today, while a handful of the usual protesters try to score political points in Sydney, tens of thousands of NSW miners are hard at work at mines across NSW, providing an essential service that keeps the lights on and generates significant economic activity for the state.

Mining Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

Mining Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games

July 29, 2014

There’s mining fever at the Commonwealth games this year, after two notable competitors brought home gold this week in Glasgow, Scotland.

Northparkes Mines extended until 2032

Northparkes Mines extended until 2032

July 24, 2014

There is good news this week for jobs and economic activity in the state’s Central West with confirmation that the majority CMOC owned Northparkes Mines has been given the green light to continue operations until at least 2032.

Cowal Gold Mine granted five year extension

Cowal Gold Mine granted five year extension

July 24, 2014

A five year extension has been granted to the Cowal Gold Mine, near West Wyalong in central west NSW, by the Department of Planning and Environment.

Festival to celebrate Hunter Mining set for 2015

Festival to celebrate Hunter Mining set for 2015

July 23, 2014

A new festival is being launched to showcase the benefits of mining and the community support for the industry in the Hunter Valley.

“Positive step” for 500 jobs as Dept of Planning recommends Drayton South approval

“Positive step” for 500 jobs as Dept of Planning recommends Drayton South approval

July 21, 2014

Anglo American’s Drayton South extension is being referred to the Planning Assessment Commission for a final decision on whether the project proceeds, after the Department of Planning and Environment advised that the project could be approved with strict environmental conditions.

Rise for Alex round raises over $1 million

Rise for Alex round raises over $1 million

July 21, 2014

Alex McKinnon was full of emotion as he made his much publicised return to Newcastle’s Hunter Stadium. The huge crowd of supporters turned out as the Newcastle Knights, proudly sponsored by the NSW Minerals Council, took on Gold Coast Titans for the main game of the Rise for Alex round.

Repeal of mining tax needed for jobs and investment

Repeal of mining tax needed for jobs and investment

July 18, 2014

NSW miners are urging the Federal Parliament to immediately repeal the Minerals Resource Rent Tax (MRRT) which is a dead weight on our state’s largest commodity export industry.

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