- Alliance Aviation
- Clermont mine
- Eastern Goldfields
- Incitec Pivot
- iron ore
- joint venture
- kirkland lake gold
- New South Wales
- OZ Minerals
- Rio Tinto
- Roy Hill
- South Australia
- thermal coal
- West Africa
- Western Australia
- AIMEX boosts business for the METS sector
Australia’s most extensive mining exhibition – Asia-Pacific’s International Mining Exhibition (AIMEX) has energised the next era of mining professionals, with early reports recording more than 4,900 attendees for the event.
- Lithium Australia on track to acquire lithium battery developer
Lithium Australia (LIT) is set to acquire Brisbane based battery cathode developer Very Small Particle company (VSPC) as it expands in the lithium battery market.
- Ausgold capitalises on WA exploration scheme
Ausgold has secured a $150,000 grant through the Western Australian Government’s Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS), which will be used to conduct drilling activities at its Katanning gold project.
- Drug use a growing concern in mining: survey
Drug use is a growing issue in Australia’s mining industry, according to a survey from Mining People International (MPi).
- Thiess secures $437m coal contract
Thiess has been awarded a $437 million contract at the Gunung Bara Utama (GBU) coal mine in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
- PM Turnbull offers $100m for mineral exploration
The Australian Government plans to revive greenfields exploration through a new scheme.
- MOD to ramp up exploration as copper price rises
MOD Resources plans to double its exploration budget at the Botswana copper project to $10 million.
- Geopacific to advance Woodlark gold project following Kula takeover
Geopacific Resources has raised $10.5 million through a share placement to help it advance development of the Woodlark gold project in Papua New Guinea.
- Newmont launches production at Tanami expansion project
Newmont Mining is on track to increase production at the Tanami gold operation by 80,000 ounces a year after completing an expansion project at the Northern Territory site.
- Kingston Resources to form new gold, lithium group
Australian-listed Kingston Resources (KSN) is set to merge with Canadian-listed WCB Resources (WCB) to create a new Australasian focused gold and lithium development and exploration group.
- Rio Tinto waves goodbye to Coal & Allied
Rio Tinto has completed the $2.69 billion sale of its thermal coal business Coal & Allied in the New South Wales Hunter Valley to Yancoal Australia.
- Arrium sale to GFG Alliance complete
KordaMentha Restructuring has completed the sale of Arrium Group companies to Britain’s GFG Alliance after it secured the deal to acquire the business.
- Ausdrill secures funds for African expansion
Ausdrill has raised $100 million through a share placement to help fund its growth plans in Africa.
- Thiess bags $300m contract extension
Thiess, CIMIC’s mining services provider, has secured a $300 million contract extension at Harum Energy’s Mahakam Sumber Jaya (MSJ) coal mine in Indonesia.
- Construction starts at Woodlawn Zinc-Copper mine
Heron Resources has marked the start of works at its wholly owned Woodlawn Zinc-Copper project Construction of the 1.5Mtpa processing plant and associated infrastructure is expected to take approximately 15 months with commissioning in late 2018 ahead of first production in early 2019. Both the lead construction contractor, Sedgman, and the earthworks contractor, Ertech, have commenced mobilisation … Continue reading Construction starts at Woodlawn Zinc-Copper mine
- Rio Tinto opens $US338 million Silvergrass iron ore mine
Rio Tinto has officially opened its $US338 million ($427.2 million) Silvergrass iron ore mine in Western Australia. The project is the 16th mine at Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations and will produce low-phosphorous ore crucial to maintaining Rio Tinto’s premium Pilbara Blend product. “Silvergrass is a great example of our value-over-volume approach in action as … Continue reading Rio Tinto opens $US338 million Silvergrass iron ore mine
- WA heavy earths developer gets $38m New Yorker backing
Australian heavy rare earths developer Northern Minerals has secured a US$30 million (A$37.9 million) loan from a New York financier to further its research and development (R&D) operations. Innovation Structured Finance (ISF) will complete the loan over a two-and-a-half-year period, accelerating tax offsets that apply to Northern Minerals’ R&D activities at the Browns Range pilot plant … Continue reading WA heavy earths developer gets $38m New Yorker backing
- More than one million ounces of gold defined at Leonora mine
Kin Mining has announced an upward revision of its mineral resources for the Leonora gold project in Western Australia. Gold resources have risen by 42 per cent on their previous estimate, exceeding one million ounces of gold at 22.3 Mt @ 1.43 g/t for 1.02 Moz Au. The resources will form the basis of the … Continue reading More than one million ounces of gold defined at Leonora mine
- Search for Realm replacement underway as MD resigns
Australian mining company Realm Resources has announced that its managing director Glen Lewis has resigned for personal reasons. Lewis will support Realm for a short period while the company’s management searches for his replacement. “I have worked with Glen for over 20 years and have appreciated his concern for those he has led, his dedication and … Continue reading Search for Realm replacement underway as MD resigns
- Experts to speak at safety forum for mine managers
Mines and petroleum minister Bill Johnston has opened the Registered Managers Forum at the Pan Pacific Perth. The forum gives mine managers and key decision makers the opportunity to work together to drive safer outcomes for workers at Western Australian mining operations. Safety consultant Deb Grubbe, who has served on a NASA advisory panel and is … Continue reading Experts to speak at safety forum for mine managers