South32 and AusQuest have formed an alliance to develop exploration opportunities in Australia and internationally.
Exploration activity in Australia has been noticeably lower for the past five years, but there are signs of optimism.
Copper miner Tiger Resources has appointed Brad Sampson as the company’s chief executive officer and managing director.
Newcrest Mining has reported a slight drop in gold production during the December quarter after selling a mine and lowering output at one of its key mines.
Oz Minerals has lifted its copper production target for the next two years as the company’s focus continues to shift towards the base metal ahead of gold.
Sandfire Resources will use a strong cash position to repay the remaining debt it owes for a $380 million facility it secured for development of the DeGrussa copper-gold project in Western Australia.
BHP Billiton is making the most of higher iron ore prices, lifting output at its Pilbara mines in Western Australia to a record during the December 2016 half year.
Rio Tinto and Aluminium Corp of China (Chinalco) have reportedly terminated their joint venture set up to explore for copper.
Rio Tinto subsidiary, Kennecott Exploration, has walked away from a potential joint venture with Azure Minerals at the Promontorio copper-gold project in Mexico.
Australian Mining attended the opening of Cudeco’s Rocklands copper mine in Queensland.
The Queensland Government has made a $15 million offer of support for rebricking of Glencore’s Mount Isa Mines copper smelter.
A contractor has died at MMG’s majority-owned Las Bambas copper mine in Peru.
The Melbourne-based company has secured a $30 million share placement to fund the restart of production at the Thalanga zinc mine in Queensland.
The Brisbane-based company has launched a $6.5 million initial public offering (IPO) as it prepares to list on the ASX.
Queensland copper producer CuDeco has announced a milestone for its Rocklands Copper Mine, sending its first shipment of sulphide copper concentrate to China.
Evolution has acquired a major stake in Glencore’s Ernest Henry copper gold mine.
Metso has signed a deal with Codelco to aid the transformation of the enormous Chuquicamata mine from open cut to underground.
BHP has recorded a drop in first half production levels across the board.
Thiess has been awarded the first underground decline project at the Mongolian Oyu Tolgoi mine.
Rio Tinto has changed its organisational structure, with iron ore head Andrew Harding to leave the business.