The Group is an ASX listed diversified global mining services group headquartered in Australia.
From our meagre beginning as a one-drill operation in Kalgoorlie, the Group has become one of the largest diversified global mining services companies.
The Group has built a portfolio of companies designed to provide a complete mining value chain throughout Australia, Africa and around the world.
The Mount Newman open cut iron ore mine in Western Australia is also known as Mount Whaleback Iron Ore Mine. The mine is majority owned by BHP Billiton and was developed more than 50 years ago. Mount Whaleback has been the backbone of BHP’s Pilbara operations producing millions of tonnes of high grade iron ore every year.
Ausdrill supplies a range of RC drill rigs for the purpose of drilling both in pit grade control and exploration reverse circulation drill holes. We also use specialist diamond rigs for the deep diamond holes and all plant, equipment, and personnel are supplied by Ausdrill to ensure successful completion the exploration drilling program.
The Mungari gold operation is located 600km east of Perth and 20km west of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia on the traditional land of the Maduwongga People. The operation consists of underground mining at Frog’s Leg, open pit mining at White Foil and a strategically located 1.6Mtpa process plant.
The Ensham Coal Mine is a coal mine located 40 km east of Emerald in Central Queensland, Australia. The mine has coal reserves amounting to 1.48 billion tonnes of coking coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Asia and the world. The Ensham mine has an annual production capacity of 7 million tonnes of coal. Ensham consists of six pits on either side of the Nogoa River. Operations currently utilise the open-cut method of mining.
The Blair Athol Coal Mine is a coal mine located in the Bowen Basin of Central Queensland, Australia. It is located over the former site of the township of Blair Athol. The mine has coal reserves amounting to 195 million tonnes of coking coal, one of the largest coal reserves in Asia and the world. The mine has an annual production capacity of 12.9 million tonnes of coal. Coal was first discovered at this location in 1864 and has been mined from this area since this time by different companies. TerraCom, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orion Mining, recommissioned the site in 2017.
The Tropicana Gold Mine project is located 330 km northeast of Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. Since 2002, it has been jointly owned by AngloGold Ashanti (70% – manager) and Independence Group (30%). The Tropicana tenements consist of 12,500 km2 of land. It is located at the junction of the Yilgarn Craton and the Fraser Range Mobile Belt.
The Tropicana deposit was discovered in 2005. The nearby Havana deposit was discovered in 2006. Mining commenced in July 2012 and first ore was sent to the crushing circuit in July 2013. The first gold was poured on 26 September 2013. The area has been seen as a new major Australian gold province, previously unexplored due to its remoteness, and dubbed the “Tropicana Gold Belt”.