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Newcrest Mining

Newcrest Mining Overview

Newcrest MiningNewcrest Mining is the leading gold and gold-copper concentrate mining company in Australia. It is also becoming a prominent international corporation since the opening of operations in Indonesia and other countries outside of Australia.

The company`s gold production output exceeds 1.5 million ounces. A recent merger with Lihir Gold in Papua New Guinea increased the output to nearly 3 million ounces and makes the conglomerate the fifth largest gold producer worldwide.

The company headquarters is located in Melbourne. One of the largest and best known of the company`s operations is Cadia Valley (CVO) in New South Wales, 250 kilometers west of Sydney and about 25 kilometers southwest of the city of Orange.

CVO is composed of three mines, one an open pit and two that are underground. The open pit mine is called Cadia Hill. The underground mines are called Cadia East and Ridgeway. Newcrest mining owns 100% of the Cadia Valley operation.

Telfer in Western Australia is one of the company`s gold and copper mines. It is located in the Great Sandy Desert in the East Pilbara region and is a fly-in-fly-out operation. There are two open pits and one underground mine in the Telfer operation.

In addition to the operations in Australia, the company owns fully or partially two operations in Papua New Guinea, one in the Ivory Coast and another in Gosowong Indonesia. Exploration projects are currently underway in the Morobe province of Papua New Guinea and in Namosi on Fiji.

Emerging projects exist in the Tandai Joint Venture of Southwest Sumatra, the Manus Island joint venture of Papua New Guinea and the Mount Andewa/Mount Shrader ventures on the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea.

All of the locations, the exploration and the emerging projects combine to make Newcrest mining a leading employer. There are always numerous employment opportunities for qualified individuals and the company strives to create opportunities for employees to grow within the company.

Company employees are exposed to leading ore production processes, cutting edge technology and advanced equipment. The company`s strategy is to be a low-cost producer. In order to keep production costs to a minimum, there is a great desire for newer processes, safer equipment and newer technology.

Even though there is an understandable desire to keep costs low, the Newcrest mining compensation and benefits package is competitive. There are performance-based rewards. Relocation assistance is available, as is tuition assistance when further study is needed to advance the employee`s career.

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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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