A coalfield with an estimated deposit of dozens of millions of tons has recently been found in the northern part of South Phyongan Province in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Exploration & development
Resource exploration spending in Queensland increased by almost AUS$130 million or 23% in 2020, according to new data released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics.
Exploration activity across coal, petroleum, gold and copper deposits in Queensland continues to rise despite COVID and a drop in coal and petroleum prices, Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) Chair, Kim Wainwright, has said.
Following the completion of a £4 million second phase, the Coal Authority’s Lynemouth mine water treatment scheme in Northumberland can now treat the equivalent of 2400 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water every year.
Last month the £1.5 billion A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon scheme was completed six months ahead of schedule, providing improved links between the East of England, the Midlands and the North.
Wollongong Coal has announced that CEO Mitchell Jakeman will resign from his employment effective 31 May 2020 for personal reasons.
Brokk has added to its aftermarket service capabilities, including machine refurbishment and repair, with the addition of its new Demonstration and Service Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA.
Anglo American and Komatsu have announced a new mine rehabilitation partnership that will see more than 9000 trees planted at Anglo American’s Dawson Mine in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin, Australia.
Teck Resources Limited has announced the creation of a US$20 million fund to support COVID-19 response and future recovery efforts.
Earlier in 2020 representatives from Maptek South Africa, Europe/UK and Russia undertook an extensive mine measurement training course in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Doosan Infracore received large orders for medium-sized excavators from China, as the Chinese construction machinery markets began showing positive signs of recovery.