Mining news round-up: mining operations & more

This week in Mining Digital, we looked at the mining skills crisis in Australia and Brazil's phosphate project

Aguia gets construction licence for Brazil phosphate project

Aguia Resources, the Australian multi-commodity company, has announced that it has been granted the construction licence for the development of a phosphate project in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

 

High-grade gold intersected at Kelly’s Ridge, Thor confirms

Thor Mining, the Australian mining exploration company, has said that it has intersected high-grade gold at the Kelly’s Ridge prospect in Ragged Range, which is located in the Eastern Pilbara, Western Australia.

Australian mining industry facing worst-ever skills crisis

In a newly released report, the Australian Resources and Energy Employer Association (AREEA) said that over the next five years, the mining industry will need 24,000 new workers to uphold projects across the country. The projects most at risk include coal, gold, and critical minerals, it added.

The association is battling a staff shortage, which is making it difficult to maintain current operations at their full productivity level, Steve Knott, the chief executive of the association stated in the report.

“This is threatening the continuity of existing operations, resulting in temporary or permanent production downgrades, and driving other workforce issues, including historic levels of staff turnover,” he continued.

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