Top five mining stories last week

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Stay on top of the most popular stories on Australian Mining over the past week, including Rio Tinto creating an additional 300 jobs to support its Western Australian iron ore business.

Rio Tinto to hire hundreds of skilled workers in WA

Rio Tinto has created more than 300 jobs to support its iron ore business in Western Australia.

They include skilled operational and maintenance roles, apprentices, graduates and Aboriginal trainees. Read more…

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Australia to overtake China as world’s largest gold producer: Resources Monitor

The gold industry is faring well during the coronavirus pandemic that is affecting so many other industries around the world, according to Resources Monitor’s latest report.

Gold prices have been on the rise for the past 18 months and — unlike other commodities — gold is continuing to rise this year with the precious metal is set to ride out the coronavirus storm. Read more…

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BHP CEO zooms in on employees’ capabilities amid tech restructuring

BHP chief executive Mike Henry has expressed his confidence in the company’s employees to deliver “safer, leaner and high performing” operations in all parts of the business.

Speaking at a Bank of America conference on Tuesday, Henry said that a much higher proportion of BHP’s workforce would be BHP employees. Read more…

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Anglo American re-enters Grosvenor after accident

Anglo American has commenced a staged re-entry of the Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland after receiving approval from the state’s mines inspectorate.

The company has sent its 800 workers and contractors at the Bowen Basin mine home on full pay after last week’s explosion. Read more…

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Rio Tinto eyes M&A opportunities amid COVID-19 uncertainties 

Rio Tinto chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques has noted that his company is keeping a close watch on merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in a bid to overcome market uncertainties surrounding COVID-19 with a more diversified portfolio.

Speaking at a virtual presentation at Bank of America, Jacques said part of Rio Tinto’s strategy to adapt to the “new norm” in the business environment was to further expand its portfolio. Read more…

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