Future of Mining Jobs In WA - iMINCO Mining Training Information

Future of Mining Jobs In WA

Exploration incentives to create more jobs

WA mines and petroleum minister Norman Moore explained that this drilling program encourages exploration in greenfields and underexplored areas.

The West Australian Government`s latest drilling program has attracted 60 applications from companies eager to explore.

“Gold and base metals exploration targets featured in many of the applications, with iron ore, nickel and the platinum group elements the next most popular commodities.

$80 million incentive scheme

Moore went on to say that the drilling program is the main part of the $80 million Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), which is funded by the Royalties for Regions program and “helps to ensure the security of  WA`s resources sector by helping explorers find the mines of tomorrow today.”ť

To date, the program has supported a number of new discoveries over the past two years, including iron ore, uranium and copper as well as new gold discoveries near Warburton and within the Tropicana belt.

Another round of application will be announced in the second half of the year around August and September for drilling projects carried out between January and December 2012.

Learn more about the Bowen Basin mining location.

The Bowen Basin contains the largest coal reserves in Australia. This major coal producing region contains one of the world’s largest deposits of bituminous coal.

The Basin contains much of the known Permian coal resources in Queensland including virtually all of the known mineable prime coking coal. It was named for the Bowen River, itself named after Queensland’s first Governor, Sir George Bowen.

The Bowen Basin covers an area of over 60,000 square kilometres in Central Queensland running from Collinsville to Theodore and is dotted with many coal mines operated by multiple mining companies.

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

Caterpillar Haul truck 793

The 793F has a load cpacityof 226.8 ton (US) and a top speed of 60 kilometres an hour. It's a turbocharged air-to-air aftercooled diesel engine that has enhanced power management capability for maximum hauling performance. The C175-16 is a 16-cylinder, four-stroke design that uses long, effective power strokes for optimum efficiency.

The 793F, is an autonomous-driven truck. Over 100 793F trucks are now operating via Command for hauling, the Cat autonomous truck operations system, which is a part of Cat MineStar™

Read more about the CAT 793 automomous mining dump truck on our website.

Resources and Infrastructure Industry (RII)

Commonly refered to as Black Coal Competency (BCC), the RII competency is one that can be attained by an operator who has previously worked in the industry and has completed a number of operating hours on various types of machinery.

RII competency is granted to prove correct and safe operation of mine site machinery. It is a very useful qualification to have, as it confirms the operator has the required experience and expertise.

Find out more about RII Competencies here

You can transfer your nationally recognised civil Excavator, Front End Loader or Dozer tickets only to RII Black Coal Competencies.

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