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Pilbara Minerals keeps Ngungaju production ramp-up on track
Pilbara Minerals has achieved first coarse spodumene production from its Ngungaju plant at the Pilgangoora lithium operation in Western Australia.
Pantoro and Tulla get stuck in at Norseman
Pantoro and Tulla Resources have been given the green light to commence construction on a one-million-tonne-per-annum processing plant at the Norseman gold project in Western Australia.
Barrick unable to confirm Porgera restart
Barrick Gold chief executive officer Mark Bristow has shown urgency to restart the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea, ahead of a meeting with the country’s Prime Minister.
Rio Tinto commits to greener pastures in Queensland
Rio Tinto has become the first company to sign a statement of cooperation with the Queensland Government to secure the growth of the state’s future green industries.
Newcrest to upgrade Telfer on road to Havieron
Newcrest Mining is planning infrastructure upgrades at its Telfer processing plant as the company targets first production at the Havieron gold-copper joint venture project in Western Australia.
Rayven announces I4 Mining: a suite of next generation digital mining solutions
Rayven, the combined artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things (IoT) platform, has announced the launch of I4 Mining.
Researchers psyched by metal asteroids
Researchers from the University of Arizona have investigated the mineral compositions of two near-Earth asteroids (NEAs), finding potential iron, nickel and cobalt resources exceeding Earth’s global reserves.
Economy to be restarted with a jab: Deloitte
Deloitte has touted vaccination rates as the economy’s silver bullet, but a removal of lockdowns may even Australia’s playing field while disturbing the Western Australian growth bubble.
CSIRO backs Mount Peake lithium project
The CSIRO is teaming up with Australasian Gold to complete a lithium exploration research project at its Mount Peake pegmatite field in the NT.
Alcoa and FYI kickstart alumina trials at pilot plant
Alcoa of Australia and FYI Resources will begin high-purity alumina trials at FYI’s pilot plant facility in Western Australia this month.
Capricorn up to scratch at Karlawinda gold mine
Capricorn Metals has achieved steady-state production at the Karlawinda gold mine in WA’s Pilbara region after construction was completed in June.
China forced to ease coal-power restrictions
China may begin to clear stockpiled Australian thermal coal imports into its domestic markets as demand ramps up across the country, according to Wood Mackenzie.
DDH1 and Swick set to dig deep with merger
DDH1 and Swick Mining have agreed to merge to become part of a world-leading mineral driller with a combined fleet of more than 170 high-quality rigs.
Pre-apprenticeships to combat mining’s skills shortage
The Queensland Government has revealed an employment-based pre-apprenticeship program set to assist aspirants find their way into mining.
Twiggy, FFI take ‘critical step’ outside iron ore
Fortescue Metals Group has made plans to further diversify outside iron ore with the construction of a manufacturing hub in Queensland for renewable energy and green hydrogen.
Latest resources figures show WA dominance
The Western Australian resources sector carried the national economy through an arduous 12 months to June 30, as minerals and petroleum sales grew to $210 billion.
BHP stays positive despite iron ore price crunch
BHP remains optimistic about the trade tensions between Australia and China, as iron ore miners continue to feel the pinch of reduced commodity prices.
Core library upgrade to aid Queensland exploration
The Queensland Government is working on expanding the Mt Isa rock library to make it easier for explorers to find the next big mining prospect with a $550,0000 upgrade.
Tahmoor receives another tick towards expansion
Tahmoor Coking Coal has received environmental approval from the federal government to expand the Tahmoor coal mine in New South Wales.
More than 90 per cent of miners to boost digital investment
Ninety-one per cent of mining companies surveyed in an Ernst & Young report plan to ramp up their digital investment in the next 12 months.