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NRW to strengthen presence in critical minerals
NRW chief executive and managing director Jules Pemberton is anticipating further growth to its minerals, energy and technologies (MET) capabilities following the takeover of Primero Group.
Bellevue plots construction of WA gold mine
Bellevue Gold has completed a stage one feasibility study (FS) for its namesake project in Western Australia, with the first gold pour targeted towards the end of 2022.
Wesfarmers, SQM commit to $1.8bn Mt Holland project
Wesfarmers and Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) have pulled the trigger on the $US1.4 billion ($1.8 billion) Mt Holland lithium project in Western Australia.
Nickel prices rocket to six-year high
Nickel prices on the London Metal Exchange have reached their highest point since September 2014 off the back of battery demand predictions in 2021.
Liebherr, ThoroughTec ink training simulator agreement
Liebherr Mining has teamed up with ThoroughTec Simulation to provide operators with advanced training stimulators to safely enhance their skills with heavy mining equipment.
Tight supply and demand of iron ore to stay: BHP
BHP expects iron ore demand will remain strong due to increases in Chinese steelmaker activity.
Whitehaven renews sales contracts despite soft market
Whitehaven Coal has reported a 79 per cent decline in its earnings during the second half of last year on the prior corresponding period due to the pressures of low seaborne coal prices.
St Barbara prepares Gwalia comeback
St Barbara is plotting a strategy to increase production at the Gwalia gold mine in Western Australia after output fell in 2020 due to a series of challenges.
Fortescue leadership cull amid Iron Bridge fallout
Fortescue Metals Group has confirmed that its chief operating officer and two company directors have resigned following a review of the Iron Bridge magnetite project in Western Australia.
Evolution pursues Cowal, Red Lake expansion
Evolution Mining has boosted its ore reserves by nearly 50 per cent year-on-year following expansion of its inventory at the Cowal underground gold mine in New South Wales.
Gruyere JV to raise gold production
Gold Road Resources expects gold production at the Gruyere mine in Western Australia to reach up to 300,000 ounces this year.
Maximus webs out Redback gold plans
Maximus Resources has unearthed gold grades as high as 48.4 grams per tonne at the Redback deposit near Western Australian gold and nickel mining district, Kambalda.
Victorian mining industry value climbs
Victoria’s gold industry production value has jumped by almost $1 billion in the past year, according to Earth Resources Regulation Statistical Report 2019-2020.
Image flags lower Boonanarring production
Image Resources has set a lower production target at the Boonanarring mineral sands project in Western Australia in 2021 despite hitting last year’s guidance.
BHP to strengthen iron ore assets amid price uncertainty
BHP has constructed 90 per cent of the South Flank iron ore project in Western Australia, keeping the development on track to start production by mid 2021.
SRG Global locks in $150m Fortescue contract
Fortescue Metals Group has awarded a five-year, $150 million contract for maintenance and shutdown services across its rail and port sites in Western Australia to SRG Global.
Fortescue drives Chichester Hub autonomous light vehicles forward
Fortescue Metals Group has advanced its futuristic mining mobility plans, deploying four autonomous Ford Ranger light vehicles at the Chichester Hub mining operations in Western Australia.
Atlas Iron hits Sanjiv Ridge crushing milestone
Atlas Iron has crushed first direct shipping ore at the Sanjiv Ridge (formerly Corunna Downs) mine in the Pilbara region in Western Australia.
Aurizon anticipates coal export growth
Aurizon Holdings is confident of the long-term demand for Australian coal from international markets despite a 10 per cent drop in exports during the second half of last year.
Anglo American to halve Aquila water consumption
Anglo American has commissioned a reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment plant at the Aquila metallurgical coal project in the Bowen Basin, Queensland.