Top five mining stories last week


Image: Fortescue Metals Group.

Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including the Western Australian Government granting a construction licence for Fortescue Metal Group’s Eliwana project.

WA gives Fortescue green light for Eliwana rail construction

The Western Australian Government has granted a special rail licence for the construction and operation of Fortescue Metal Group’s Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in the Pilbara region.

Fortescue chief executive officer Elizabeth Gaines, chief operating officer Greg Lilleyman and Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan visited Pacific Industrial Company (PIC) in Kwinana where the premier made the announcement. Read more…


Emeco finds takeover target in Pit N Portal

Emeco plans to acquire hard rock underground mining services company Pit N Portal in a deal worth $72 million.

The company was previously rumoured to be showing interest in acquiring Downer EDI’s mining business and NRW Contracting (formerly BGC Contracting), but the companied denied both assumptions. Read more…


OZ Minerals to ramp up Carrapateena this year

OZ Minerals is set to enter a ramp up phase at the Carrapateena copper-gold mine in South Australia after delivering first saleable concentrate late last year.

The company is targeting a shorter 12-month ramp up to 4.25 million tonnes a year run rates by the end of this year. Read more…


Fortescue registers record iron ore shipments

Fortescue Metals Group has achieved a record shipment of iron ore in the December 2019 quarter with 46.4 million tonnes.

This led to record shipments for the first half of the 2020 financial year with 88.6 million tonnes. Read more…


Roy Hill contract worker involved in serious accident

An investigation has been launched into a tragic incident involving a contract worker at the Roy Hill iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

A DIAB Engineering employee who sustained serious injuries after the accident has passed away due to his injuries. Read more… 

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