Rio Tinto has joined forces with the Western Australian Government and South Metropolitan TAFE to pioneer a curriculum required for the mining industry’s jobs of the future.
The value of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in Australia during the first three quarters of 2017 is already close to doubling what was recorded throughout last year.
The global mining automation market is expected to grow in value by almost 50 per cent by 2023, according to a report.
A Western Australian Department of Mines Industry Regulation and Safety report has revealed that the state’s exports reached nearly $105 billion over the past year, an 18 per cent increase over 2015–16 figures.
The Australia Institute, a Canberra-based think tank that covers a wide range of subjects, has announced that the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is overzealous in its promotion of the coal industry.
Rio Tinto and two former leading executives, including Tom Albanese, have been charged with fraud in the United States over the company’s dealings in Mozambique earlier this decade.
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.
Talks between Aussie investors and the Papua New Guinean Government have slowed over plans to reopen the Bougainsville gold mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainsville, closed since 1989 due to local conflicts.
Rio Tinto is a step closer to its goal of having a network of driverless trains in the Pilbara after undertaking the first fully autonomous rail journey at the Western Australian iron ore operations.
Seven regional Queensland industry groups and economic development bodies have requested major mining houses review their payment terms for suppliers.
Monadelphous has secured new maintenance and construction work in the resources industry worth $220 million.
Rio Tinto will implement a new global minimum standard for paid parental leave for its entire workforce from next month.
Metals company TNG is on track to sell its Melville Island exploration licence application (ELA) in the Northern Territory to Rio Tinto Exploration.
Rio Tinto plans to buy back another $US2.5 billion ($3.1 billion) worth of shares, returning the proceeds from the sale of Coal & Allied to shareholders.
Rio Tinto chief financial officer Chris Lynch will retire from the role by the end of September 2018.
Collapsed contractor Brierty has been stripped of its major mining contracts, including a $300 million job it was awarded by Rio Tinto in the Pilbara three years ago.
Rio Tinto has increased its coal reserves at the Kestrel underground coal mine in the Bowen Basin in Queensland by almost 50 per cent.
Western Australian based company South East Asia Resources has entered an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of private company Centralist, which includes five exploration licences in emerging lithium producing country Serbia.
Rio Tinto has completed the $2.69 billion sale of its thermal coal business Coal & Allied in the New South Wales Hunter Valley to Yancoal Australia.
Rio Tinto has officially opened its $US338 million ($427.2 million) Silvergrass iron ore mine in Western Australia. The project is the 16th mine at Rio Tinto’s iron ore operations and will produce low-phosphorous ore crucial to maintaining Rio Tinto’s premium Pilbara Blend product. “Silvergrass is a great example of our value-over-volume approach in action as … Continue reading Rio Tinto opens $US338 million Silvergrass iron ore mine