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Peabody Energy coal

Microwaving coal produces surprising results

Scientists have discovered that exposing ordinary coal powder to electromagnetic radiation can turn it into a valuable crystalline conductor. The University of Wyoming recently discovered heating up...

Anglo American workers

Contract awarded for multiple Central Qld coal mines

A mining services company has won a tender for a number of coal operations across Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. Ventia recently secured the facility and asset management contract for Anglo...

BMA Hay Point Coal Terminal

Contract awarded for Central Qld operation

A multi-disciplinary engineering and construction company has won the tender for a major resources infrastructure project in Central Queensland’s Mackay region. Civmec recently secured the...

BMA Saraji Coal Mine

Coal mine worker reluctantly accepts promotion

A Central Queensland coal operation employee has been elevated to a management position despite her initial hesitation. BMA electrical contractor Karla was not actively looking for a promotion at the...

Glencore coal mine

Coal downturn prompts mining giant to axe staff

A significant fall in commodity prices has forced a multinational coal producer to downsize its workforce. The Glencore-Yancoal Joint Venture has confirmed it will retrench several contract workers...

Mader Contracting

Employer offers big incentives to FIFO jobseekers

A mining services company is offering a choice of attractive packages to entice more fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers. Mader Contracting is promising new applicants a job offer on the same day...