Monthly Archives: June 2013

World Coal News

Gold slump leads to more job losses

Kingsgate Consolidated has announced it will cut staff at its Challenger gold mine as the company implements a new mine plan aimed at reducing costs as gold prices continue to tumble.

Body count: 1000 mine jobs gone in a week

A slew of mining job cuts in Queensland coalfields this week has seen the tally exceed 1000.

Pike River safety laws pass first reading

Legislation to tighten New Zealand’s mining health and safety controls has passed its first reading in Parliament.