Monthly Archives: September 2013

World Coal News

Automation earns its stripes

Earlier this year Rio Tinto moved its 100 millionth tonne using automated trucks which have clocked up over one million kilometers.

Olympic Dam expansion too much of a challenge for BHP

A “challenging” resources sector will see BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam mine expansion remain on hold, company chief executive Andrew Mackenzie says.

Fight over Lynas processing plant gets physical

A scuffle broke out between a Malaysian government minister and anti-Lynas protestors yesterday as the battle continues to hamper the company’s rare earth project.