Anglo American has taken control of the Star Mountains copper-gold project in Papua New Guinea.
BHP plans to spend $350 million revamping its Olympic Dam smelter operations in a move that will see the South Australian mine’s copper production fall.
BHP increased production at its Western Australian Iron Ore (WAIO) operations by 4 per cent in the 2017 financial year.
Engineering company Monadelphous has been awarded several contracts in the mining and resources industries worth a combined value of around $55 million.
Capricorn Copper has locked in a $45 million funding agreement to restart its mine in northwest Queensland.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have identified the proper temperature and chemical mixture to selectively separate pure copper and other metallic trace elements from sulphur-based minerals using molten electrolysis.
BHP is on the verge of producing first ore from the Southern Mine area (SMA) at the massive Olympic Dam operation in South Australia.
Evolution Mining has secured an earn-in joint venture agreement with Terramin subsidiary, Menninnie Metals, at the South Gawler gold-copper project in South Australia.
Independence Group plans to sell its Stockman copper-zinc project in Victoria to CopperChem for $47.2 million, clearing the way for it to focus on advancing the Nova operation in Western Australia.
Red River Resources has secured an off-take agreement with Glencore for copper production from the Thalanga zinc project in Queensland.
Technological innovation has emerged as a necessity in the Australian mining industry. Most mining companies have committed to initiatives that add technological innovation to their operations, and the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) industry is helping them achieve this strategy.
Newcrest Mining expects to restart production at the earthquake-hit Cadia East mine in New South Wales by the end of September.
The outlook for mining in the Northern Territory is rising, with three operations receiving project facilitation agreements, helping them progress development.
Carbine Resources is a step closer to development of the Mount Morgan gold-copper project in Queensland after starting key engineering and design work.
Heron Resources has secured an offtake agreement for the zinc, copper and lead production from its Woodlawn project near Tarago in New South Wales.
Heron Resources has awarded a $107 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract at the Woodlawn zinc-copper project in New South Wales to Sedgman.
FLSmidth’s Rapid Oxidative Leaching (ROL) technology is facilitating and maximising clean copper production from hard-to-process and arsenic-heavy concentrates.
The Queensland Government has granted a prescribed project status to Capricorn copper mine, allowing it to reopen and bring more jobs to the state.
Poor weather conditions have disrupted Rio Tinto’s performance at its Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia during the first quarter of 2017.
A new copper find in South Australia has the potential to easily boost production.