- Atlas Iron
- coal mining
- haul trucks
- Ian Macfarlane
- mining equipment
- Newcrest Mining
- oil and gas
- Pilbara Minerals
- Port Hedland
- renewable energy
- Rio Tinto
- South Australia
- thermal coal
- Western Australia
- Resources industry recovery to gather momentum in 2018: analysts
According to the latest BIS Oxford Economics report, mining exploration, production and maintenance are all expected to lift significantly through 2018.
- Locals launch legal action against PNG Gov’t over Nautilus deep sea project
Nautilus Minerals’ long-in-development Solwara 1 deep sea mining project, located in offshore Papua New Guinea, has fond itself the topic of local legal action against the PNG Government.
- Queensland exploration grants to boost north-west activity
The Queensland Government has awarded $1.13 million of exploration grants, helping nine companies find new deposits of copper, gold and base metals in the state’s north west.
- Kin to mine Leonora project
Gold developer Kin Mining has officially decided to mine its Leonora project in Western Australia.
- A sea change for mining
Deep-sea mining has a storied history; people have been attempting to tap the mineral potential of the Earth’s oceans for decades, with mixed results. As far back as the 1960s, interested parties have explored the concept with research vessels; the discovery of hydrothermal vents, which spew mineral-rich deposits from fissures in the earth’s surface.
- Glencore seeks 200 workers for North Queensland projects
Glencore is to fill over 200 jobs for various copper and zinc operations in North Queensland, including operations in or near major mining towns such as Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Townsville.
- Tropicana JV to boost production, extend mine life with $46m expansion
Joint venture partners AngloGold Ashanti and Independence Group have unveiled a $46 million plan to lift production and extend the life of the Tropicana gold mine in Western Australia.
- Boss banks on bull uranium market with Honeymoon acquisition
Uranium developer Boss Resources has secured a deal to acquire Wattle Mining, giving it 100 per cent ownership of the Honeymoon project in South Australia.
- Australian Mining Cities Alliance launched
The Australian Mining Cities Alliance (AMCA), a coalition between the mining towns of Broken Hill, Mount Isa and Kalgoorlie-Boulder, has been formally launched today in Canberra by minister for resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan.
- Genesis Minerals commences drilling at Barimaia gold project in WA
A 2500-metre reverse circulation drilling program has commenced at the highly prospective Barimaia gold project in Western Australia.
- BHP ends Pilbara contract with Incitec Pivot
Incitec Pivot’s contract to supply ammonium nitrate prill to BHP’s iron ore operations in the Pilbara will end in late 2019.
- Major Finders shareholder rejects Eastern Field takeover offer
Finders Resources, the target of a recent takeover bid by Indonesian investment consortium Eastern Field Developments that the former has cited as “opportunistic”, has received the support of a major shareholder, Taurus Funds Management.
- WA Government to help fund 44 drilling projects
The Western Australian Government has announced that 44 projects will benefit from its Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program.
- Sprott backs Kin with $35m funding package
Gold aspirant Kin Mining has secured $35 million in financial backing from Canada’s Sprott Private Resources Lending to advance development of its Leonora gold project in Western Australia.
- Atlas Copco to acquire Rockdrill Services
Atlas Copco has agreed to acquire Australian mining services company, Rockdrill Services.
- Gascoyne Resources gain funding for Dalgaranga gold project with $60 million bank loan
Gascoyne Resources has entered into an agreement with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) and National Australia Bank (NAB) for $60 million in funding for its Dalgaranga gold project in Western Australia.
- Fortescue awards Port Hedland contract
Fortescue Metals Group has appointed Kotug Australia as its towage services operator at Port Hedland.
- South32 expects Dendrobium report by Q1 2018, Appin enters restart phase two
Paul Harvey, chief operating officer of South32, has stated that community and environmental impact assessments have begun at its Dendrobium coking coal mine in New South Wales.
- BHP chief says mining must rise to challenge of environmental change
BHP chief executive Andrew Mackenzie delivered a speech at the Melbourne Mining Club’s 100th Luncheon yesterday, touching on topics as diverse as the unpredictable future of mining and China’s Belt and Road initiative, to public erosion in government trust.
- Renewables help cut energy bills in half: Deloitte
Miners could drive down energy costs by up to 50 per cent through the implementation of effective energy management programs, according to a Deloitte paper.