South32’s production of manganese reached a record 5.5 million wet metric tonnes (Mwmt) in the 2018 financial year, a 10 per cent year-on-year increase.
There are a series of stakeholders that mining companies need to deliver social outcomes to. Deloitte’s Ian Sanders tells Australian Mining how they can achieve this.
Eight mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies have received a total of $7.14 million from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science to tackle METS sector priorities.
South32 is acquiring the 83 per cent it does not already own of US-focused Canadian zinc-lead-silver miner Arizona Mining for $US1.3 billion ($1.75 billion) via an all-cash offer.
South32 has secured an option to form a 70/30 joint venture with Silver Bull Resources at the Sierra Mojada zinc-silver project in Mexico.
South32 plans to acquire a 50 per cent interest in the Eagle Down metallurgical coal project in Queensland’s Bowen Basin from China BaoWu Steep Group (BaoWu).
South32 and AusQuest have decided on the Parcoy iron-oxide-copper-gold prospect in Peru as the fourth exploration project under their strategic alliance agreement (SAA).
Curtin University is among several partners that will play a key role in developing the Mineral Exploration Cooperative Research Centre (MinEx CRC), which has received $215 million in funding from mining companies and the federal government.
Organisers of the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) have revealed the first set of confirmed speakers for the 2018 event.
South32 now owns one-eighth of Trilogy Metals after investing further in the Canadian exploration company as part of a bought deal financing.
South32 has released its March quarterly report, detailing extensive plans and figures from its operations, including increased manganese and aluminium production estimates and significantly lowered annual metallurgical coal production.
South32 has extended Energy Developments’ electricity supply contract at the Cannington silver-lead-zinc mine in North Queensland by 14 years to 2032.
South32 plans to use solar energy to power key infrastructure at its Cannington lead-silver operation in Queensland.
South32 is to fund a geophysical survey at Inca Minerals’ ambitious Greater Riqueza zinc-silver-lead project in Peru in return for a 60 per cent earn-in on the project.
How the industry can ‘bring digital to life’ is the opening topic in Deloitte’s 2018 Tracking the Trends report, and one that remains a constant theme for Australian mining companies.
South32 is expanding its exploration partnership with AusQuest by providing funding for an additional four opportunities.
BHP demerger South32 has just posted its half-year (HY) financial results up to December 2017, posting a 14 per cent jump in profits to $US544 million ($685 million), up from the previous half’s $US479 million ($603 million) but down 12 per cent from the same time last year.
South32 has made changes to the responsibilities of its two chief operating officers that will guide the company towards its planned South Africa Energy Coal (SAEC) spin-off.
Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) in New South Wales has locked out 60 workers due to an ongoing industrial dispute.
Paul Harvey, chief operating officer of South32, has stated that community and environmental impact assessments have begun at its Dendrobium coking coal mine in New South Wales.