- Atlas Iron
- BHP Billiton
- Fortescue Metals Group
- Hancock Prospecting
- iron ore
- mining safety
- mining services
- Newcrest Mining
- New Hope
- Olympic Dam
- Origin Energy
- OZ Minerals
- Pilbara Minerals
- Port Hedland
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- South Africa
- takeover bid
- Utah Point
- Gina Rinehart ups ante with $390m Atlas Iron bid
Atlas Iron has received a $390 million off-market takeover bid from Redstone Corporation, a subsidiary of Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting.
- Altura to announce first lithium shipment ‘in coming weeks’
Altura has announced that the first shipment from its 100 per cent-owned Altura lithium project in Pilgangoora, Western Australia, will be announced in the coming weeks.
- Mining safety showing global improvement
The amount of mining fatalities among 28 of the world’s 40 largest miners which disclosed their safety statistics has reduced by 37 per cent.
- OHS rules have gone ‘too far’: survey
More than half (53 per cent) of mining workers believed that OHS rules are “over the top”, a recent Mining People Polling and Media Centre survey showed.
- Roy Hill, Fortescue execute trapping trials in Pilbara
Roy Hill and Fortescue are working to improve operations and reduce environmental footprint by deploying one of the first national trials to protect threatened native species in the Pilbara region.
- Ausdrill names new MD/CEO
Mark Norwell has been appointed as Ausdrill’s next managing director and chief executive officer to replace Ron Sayers.
- South32 to acquire Arizona Mining for $US1.3bn
South32 is acquiring the 83 per cent it does not already own of US-focused Canadian zinc-lead-silver miner Arizona Mining for $US1.3 billion ($1.75 billion) via an all-cash offer.
- Atlas ships first lithium DSO from Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora
The first shipment of direct shipping ore (DSO) from Pilbara Minerals’ Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia has left Port Hedland bound for China.
- Queensland Mining Awards 2018 finalists announced
The Queensland Mining Awards has announced its cohort of finalists, ranging from small, locally owned companies such as Mackay-based QCCS and HMA Wear Solutions, to large contractors such as Downer, McLanahan and Wolff and producers Rio Tinto.
- Aurizon rail dispute a potential $2bn threat to QLD state coffers
Rail operator Aurizon’s dispute with the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) over the latter’s draft ruling is threatening up to $2 billion in lost royalties for Queensland over the next four years, according to the Queensland Resources Council (QRC).
- Rock crusher measuring is made safer with VEGA’s VEGAPULS 69 sensor
VEGA’s non-contact, continuous level measurement system VEGAPULS 69 continues to prove its versatility in bulk solid measuring, being utilised for the purpose of rock crusher level control, a suitably high-risk operation.
- WA Government claims Atlas Iron has no port rights
Western Australian transport minister Rita Saffioti says Atlas Iron does not have a priority right to a potentially lucrative berth development at Port Hedland.
- BHP’s $4.5bn South Flank mine to create 3100 jobs
BHP will spend $US2.9 billion ($3.9 billion) to develop the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
- Mining exhibits strong female board representation
Fortescue Metals Group boasts 50 per cent female representation on their board, while major players BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto and OZ Minerals all seat multiple female board members.
- Kalgoorlie-Boulder celebrates 125th anniversary of gold discovery
Western Australian gold hub Kalgoorlie-Boulder yesterday celebrated the 125th anniversary of its first gold discovery by Irish trio Paddy Hannan, Thomas Flanagan and Daniel Shea in 1893 by kicking off a weekend of activities and events.
- BHP scores mining win at Women in Industry 2018
The 2018 Women in Industry Awards took place in Sydney last night in a celebration of female achievement across a host of industries, including traditionally male-dominated industries such as mining.
- DDH1 buys Strike Drilling to bolster mining services
Deep directional drilling contractor DDH1 has acquired Strike Drilling to combine their complementary services for the mining industry.
- CPB Contractors wins $260m contract for BHP’s South Flank
Contracts are already being awarded for BHP’s South Flank iron ore project following today’s announcement the miner has approved development of the $4.5 billion mine in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
- Sandvik delivers innovation through DTH hammer RH560
Finnish mining equipment manufacturer Sandvik this week released its simplest and most productive DTH hammer model yet — RH560 down-the-hole hammer — designed for durable, low-cost, high-impact drills.
- Glencore accepts OZ Minerals’ Avanco offer, shares now stand at 73.9%
OZ Minerals this week reached acceptances in its bid for Brazilian copper-gold miner Avanco totalling 73.9 per cent of company shares.