BHP’s ramp-up of operations at Olympic Dam following a maintenance program has been slower than expected, forcing the miner to lower its copper production guidance at the South Australian mine.
Rio Tinto has released solid results for its 2018 first quarter (Q1), buoyed by year-over-year Pilbara iron ore production growth of 8 per cent, though quarterly growth was down 5 per cent when compared with the previous quarter.
Artemis Resources’ plan to launch an exploration program on the 47K Patch gold-bearing conglomerates in the Pilbara has been approved by the Western Australian mines department.
Fortescue Metals Group’s first haul trucks fitted with Autonomous Haulage Technology (AHS) as part of its current expansion are now operating at the Christmas Creek site in the Pilbara.
Mineral Resources (MinRes) has secured a deal to acquire iron ore company Atlas Iron through a scheme of arrangement that values the target at around $280 million.
Arrow Minerals has made an agreement with TSXV-listed Canadian junior Pacton Gold for the latter to acquire an 80 per cent interest in Arrow Minerals’ subsidiary Arrow Pilbara.
Mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc has chartered one of the world’s largest cargo planes to ensure it does not hold up a Pilbara iron ore miner’s activities in Western Australia.
Komatsu’s aggressive expansion of its autonomous haulage system (AHS) is set to continue, 10 years after the first commercial deployment of the mining automation solution.
Artemis Resources has received approvals to explore land covering a site where it plans to drill a 3300m super-deep hole in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
De Grey Mining has announced the upgrade of conglomerate-style gold hosting at its Pilbara gold project near Port Hedland, Western Australia following the discovery of nuggets during orientation sampling.
Lithium aspirant Altura Mining has confirmed that it has been in discussions with a Chinese company in regards to a potential takeover.
Gold hopeful Artemis Resources has been granted two exploration licences in the Pilbara that surround the company’s Radio Hill operations and link its tenements to joint venture partner Novo Resources’ Comet Well project.
Lord Sebastian Coe, winner of two Olympic Games gold medals, will re-join Fortescue Metals Group as a non-executive director.
Altura Mining has announced it is the critical plant commissioning phase of its Pilbara lithium project, with a stage two definitive feasibility study (target: 400,000 tonnes per annum) on course for completion in April 2018.
Fortescue Metals Group has suffered a 44 per cent drop in half year profit due to lower prices for its Pilbara iron ore.
Gold aspirant De Grey Mining has executed a deal to acquire the Indee Gold project in the Pilbara from Northwest Non-Ferrous Australian Mining (NNAM) for $15 million.
Artemis Resources will team up with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) to investigate gold mineralisation at the explorer’s Karratha mining tenement in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
MinRex Resources has announced gold assay results of up to 17.1 grams per tonne from rock chip sampling at its Marble Bar project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Mining services company Ausdrill has received a letter of intent from miner Mineral Resources for a three-year contract at the Wodgina lithium operation in the Pilbara of Western Australia.
Junior explorer Artemis Resources has received commitments to raise $6.5 million in capital to fast track its planned mining and exploration activities in Western Australia.