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- Australian Pacific Coal mulls over Dartbrook’s future
Australian Pacific Coal (AQC) has extended a strategic review of the Dartbrook coal mine in New South Wales after the company was unable to finalise a board decision on a capital raising.
- Salt Lake begins commissioning of potash process plant
Salt Lake Potash has launched commissioning of Australia’s first sulphate of potash (SOP) processing plant at Wiluna in Western Australia ahead of first production later this year.
- Lucapa ramps up expanded Mothae plant
Lucapa Diamond Company has completed an expansion project at the Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho, Africa, as part of a bid to increase group production by 200 per cent.
- PNG travel ban won’t interrupt Lihir production: Newcrest
Newcrest Mining expects the Lihir gold operation in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to face no repercussions from the Australian Government’s ban on incoming and outgoing travel between the neighbouring countries.
- Anglo American hires Mastermyne as Aquila production nears
Anglo American has extended its services contract with Mastermyne at the Aquila metallurgical coal project in Queensland for a further 12 months.
- Mining reforms rejection sparks concern
Key mining-related reforms in the federal government’s industrial relations bill, such as life extension of greenfield agreements, have not passed the Senate.
- Sedgman wins additional QCoal work at Byerwen
QCoal has awarded Sedgman with a contract for the design and construction of a tailings dewatering facility at its Byerwen coal mine in central Queensland.
- Glencore inks QLD bauxite deal with Mitsubishi
Glencore and Mitsubishi Development have struck a joint venture (JV) deal to develop the Aurukun bauxite project in western Cape York, Queensland.
- NSW survey discovers untapped groundwater and resources
An airborne electromagnetic survey undertaken above central New South Wales has returned positive results on the prospect of hidden water and resources below the surface.
- Pilbara Minerals to sell spodumene through digital platform
Pilbara Minerals is trialling a sales and trading software platform for battery materials from the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
- Red 5 fully funded to advance King of the Hills
Red 5 has declared the King of the Hills (KOTH) gold project fully funded after it confirmed that $175 million has been secured for the Western Australian operation.
- Northern Star eyes gold near Carosue Dam
Northern Star Resources has agreed to acquire the Kurnalpi gold project in the Kalgoorlie region of Western Australia from KalNorth Gold Mines for $18 million.
- Follow the leaders: This week’s executive appointments
Keep up with the latest executive movements across the mining sector, including at International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM), Bellevue Gold, Chalice Mining and more.
- Fortescue hands out contracts to Monadelphous, Vysarn
Fortescue Metals Group has signed a $150 million crane services contract with Monadelphous and extended a drilling and construction agreement with Vysarn at Western Australian iron ore operations.
- Australia urged to expand mining export markets
Australia’s mining industry is being encouraged to diversify its export markets beyond key commodities such as iron ore and gold.
- BHP expands EV research with Chinese think tank
BHP has agreed to support Automotive Data of China in a two-year partnership to develop the research of electrified transport.
- Fifty-seven major tailings disasters since 2000
Body tailings are the waste materials created as part of the Mining and Refining process and they are stored in large embankments – tailings storage facilities (TSFs).
- Northern Star sells out of Venturex
Northern Star Resources has sold its entire 17.5 per cent stake in exploration and development company Venturex.
- Fortescue to build second hydrogen plant
Fortescue Metals Group is set to develop a green hydrogen plant in Brazil as part of a company plan to remove diesel reliance from mining equipment.
- Australia restricts travel to Papua New Guinea
Australia’s mining industry is bracing for travel interruptions after Prime Minister Scott Morrison barred fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workers from travelling to and from Papua New Guinea.