Peel Mining and Talisman Mining today announced that rock-chip sampling and reconnaissance field mapping has commenced at their joint Lachlan copper-gold project in New South Wales.
BHP is weighing up several options in a plan to offload its onshore petroleum assets in the United States.
OZ Minerals is planning to exploit the potential of the broader Carrapateena province in South Australia as its progresses construction of its copper-gold development in 2018.
Rio Tinto has met its 2017 Pilbara iron ore shipments target after delivering a 3 per cent year-on-year increase during the December quarter.
The number of committed mining and energy projects in Australia has increased by 21 per cent over the past year.
Queensland copper producer CuDeco has resumed process plant operations and production at its Rocklands mine after work was suspended by the state’s mines department for safety reasons.
Leading miners Glencore and Rio Tinto have sent job seekers in Queensland’s mining industry into a frenzy over the past week.
Joint venture partners Downer EDI and Ausenco have been awarded a $312 million contract at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia.
According to the latest BIS Oxford Economics report, mining exploration, production and maintenance are all expected to lift significantly through 2018.
The Queensland Government has awarded $1.13 million of exploration grants, helping nine companies find new deposits of copper, gold and base metals in the state’s north west.
The Western Australian Government has announced that 44 projects will benefit from its Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) co-funded drilling program.
Copper producer CuDeco has temporarily suspended operations at its Rocklands mine process plant in Queensland.
Western Australia-based Celsius Resources has recovered notable levels of cobalt during testing at its Opuwo project in Namibia.
Aeris Resources’ exploration program for the Torrens project in South Australia has been approved by the state government.
BHP expects to deliver $US1.6 billion ($2.1 billion) in productivity gains from its Australian operations over the next two years through projects like the expansion of Olympic Dam.
Underground contractor Pybar Mining Services has been awarded a contract by Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) for the rehabilitation of the main decline at the Mt Lyell copper mine in Tasmania.
Aurelia Mines has secured a deal to acquire the Peak Mines operations in New South Wales from Toronto-listed New Gold for $US58 million ($76.7 million).
OZ Minerals has extended the mine life at the Prominent Hill copper-gold mine in South Australia to 2029 by making another addition to its underground reserves.
The refurbished Capricorn copper mine in north-west Queensland has reached production with prices for the base metal improving.
Toronto-listed Copper Mountain Mining Corp will acquire Australian copper aspirant Altona Mining to gain access to the Cloncurry project in Queensland.