OZ Minerals will proceed to the next stage of a farm-in agreement with Cassini Resources at the West Musgrave nickel-copper project in Western Australia by investing $19 million.
BHP is getting set for a recruitment drive that will increase diversity and support the growth of the Olympic Dam mine in South Australia.
BHP wants to add more copper resources to its global portfolio to capitalise on an expectation that there will be an upsurge in demand in the coming years.
Digital effectiveness has emerged as the number one risk for the mining and metals industry, according to Ernst & Young’s (EY) latest Top 10 business risks facing mining and metals report.
BHP has released its September 2017 quarterly report and it shows positive growth across most of the company’s operations.
Rio Tinto’s AutoHaul project has ramped up to a stage where it is now autonomously completing more than half of its train journeys in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The Iron ore price has fallen below $US60 a tonne for the first time since late June.
ASX-listed MMG has reported a mine death at its Las Bambas copper operation.
ASX-listed Finders Resources has received an off-market takeover bid from Eastern Field Developments, valuing the Perth-based Indonesian copper miner at around $178 million.
Heron Resources is buoyant about the spike in zinc prices as it progresses development of the Woodlawn project in New South Wales.
OZ Minerals has launched work on phase one of the Carrapateena copper-gold project in South Australia.
The University of Adelaide will lead a $14.6 million research consortium to develop technologies designed to increase copper production in South Australia.
KGL Resources plans to raise up to $12.4 million to accelerate its exploration program at the Jervois copper project in the Northern Territory.
Copper prices have rebounded following an advantageous sell-off last Friday that saw copper fall 3 per cent and zinc 3.1 per cent respectively on the London Metal Exchange.
Red River Resources has launched production at the Thalanga zinc operation in Queensland as prices for the metal have risen by about 20 per cent this year.
Western Australian miner Sandfire Resources has continued its strong performance at the DeGrussa copper-gold operation a year on from winning the coveted Mine of the Year accolade at the 2016 Prospect Awards.
Australia’s mining industry continues to spend more on exploration after several years in the doldrums for the sector.
BHP is confident the heap leach extraction technology it is testing at Olympic Dam has the potential to help lift the mine’s annual copper production to more than 450,000 tonnes, three times its guidance for the 2018 financial year.
MOD Resources plans to double its exploration budget at the Botswana copper project to $10 million.
The Northern Territory Government has granted KGL Resources an additional mining lease for it Jervois copper project, extending its production area.