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Fortescue awards five-year contract to Indigenous business
Fortescue has contracted Indigenous business Bugarrba to provide engineered scaffold services at its port operations and facilities in WA.
Pilbara Minerals locks in Pilgangoora solar power
Pilbara Minerals has signed Contract Power to construct, operate and maintain a six-megawatt solar farm for 15 years at the Pilgangoora lithium mine in Western Australia.
Panoramic produces first concentrate at Savannah
Panoramic Resources has arrived with its first nickel-copper-cobalt at the Savannah nickel project in Western Australia.
KCGM to drive Northern Star to 2Moz
Northern Star Resources is confident of the role the Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mine (KCGM) operations will play in its goal to become a two million ounce per year gold producer.
Ahrens strike gold with various works for Gruyere Mine
A trusted partner for Australian mining companies, Ahrens has completed valuable works for leading WA gold mine
Deflector mine sees silver lining of mill upgrades
Silver Lake Resources has reaped the rewards of an upgraded mill circuit at the Deflector gold mine in Western Australia, setting a new quarterly throughput record.
Juukan Gorge report highlights need for legislative change
Rio Tinto has welcomed the final report of the Joint Standing Committee on Northern Australia following its inquiry into the destruction of rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.
Metals exploration spend jumps 35 per cent in 2021
The global metals industry is bouncing back hard from the COVID-19 pandemic, enjoying major exploration budget increases in 2021.
Kalgoorlie TAFE upgrades to boost Goldfields’ workforce
The Western Australian Government has put $10 million towards upgrading the Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus, expanding training capacities for plant mechanics and engineers.
Major miners take Civmec coast to coast
Civmec has welcomed $130 million in maintenance and construction contracts with BHP, Roy Hill and Rio Tinto, bringing its order book past $1 billion.
BHP production decreases as planned maintenance hits
BHP reported reduced production across most of its Australian operations for the September quarter as the company underwent planned maintenance.
South Korea, Japan drive booming met coal demand
Interest in Australia’s metallurgical coal (met coal) has enjoyed a significant increase in recent times, as South Korea, Japan and Europe pounce on the popular resource.
WA resources confidence contradicts skills concerns
The Western Australian resources sector is more concerned about skilled labour shortages than any other sector, according to the CCIWA.
South32 continues chasing Dendrobium mine approval
South32 is working on alterations to its Dendrobium Next Domain (DND) mine plan to get the mine extension approved.
Tyre Stewardship improves with latest members
Tyre Stewardship Australia has welcomed a number of major tyre manufacturers to its Tyre Product Stewardships Scheme, including Bridgestone Mining Solutions.
Queensland legislation maintains mining lease validity
The Queensland Parliament has passed legislation that ensures 900 of the state’s historic mining tenures remain valid.
BHP considers coking coal alternatives in steelmaking
BHP has teamed up with South Korea’s POSCO to explore greenhouse gas emissions reduction technologies in integrated steelmaking.
Fortescue flights cut FIFO commute
Fortescue Metals Group is trialling the expansion of its Western Australian fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) flight service network, with new charter flights departing Busselton in the state’s southwest.
An open-access portal to Queensland minerals
The Queensland Government has partnered with the University of Queensland (UQ) to develop a digital tool for mining exploration, uncovering almost 600 mineral and rare earth deposits.
Northern Star and Emesent working on inspired innovation
Northern Star has joined forces with technology innovator Emesent to enhance data capture and processing at its operations.