Fortescue Metals Group has again contracted Downer to complete works at the Eliwana iron ore mine in Western Australia, this time for early mining and maintenance services.
New Century Resources is set to acquire Vale’s Goro nickel-cobalt mine in New Caledonia, a move that is supported by substantial shareholder IGO.
The South Australian Government has advanced BHP’s proposal to increase copper production at the Olympic Dam mine from 200,000 to 350,000 tonnes per annum.
BHP has briefly paused operations at the Jimblebar iron ore mine in Western Australia after a few weeks of low level safety accidents.
BHP is exploring options with stakeholders to increase its licensed iron ore export capacity from Port Hedland to beyond 290 million tonnes a year.
Bank of America (BofA) has raised its gold price forecast to $US3000 ($4751.10) an ounce over the next 18 months in a report titled, ‘The Fed can’t Print Gold’.
thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions will supply two of its KB 63-130 gyratory crushers — which are set to be the largest in Australia — to Fortescue Metals Group’s Iron Bridge magnetite project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
BHP has tipped that major economies such as the United States, Europe and India will remain dramatically impacted by coronavirus in the June quarter.
Rio Tinto has ramped up its COVID-19 screening measures across Western Australia in an effort to further manage the pandemic.
A BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) employee who tested positive for coronavirus has been cleared of the illness after a follow-up test proved to be negative.
Rio Tinto has reported strong production results in the first quarter of the calendar year 2020, but noted that some of its projects are now being affected by the COVID-19 government restrictions.
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Anglo American has endeavoured to keep its Australian operations running as normal, while continue paying all 47,000 of its employees in South Africa during a 21-day lockdown.
Rio Tinto has introduced strict measures at its Pilbara operations in Western Australia to combat the coronavirus, including redesigned rosters, social distancing and airport health checks.
Rio Tinto has awarded additional contracts to Primero for the Koodaideri and Mesa K projects in the Pilbara, Western Australia for a combined value of $20 million.
Pilbara Minerals has locked in a five-year offtake agreement with Yibin Tianyi to supply spodumene concentrate from the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia.
BHP plans to recruit 1500 people to support the company’s operations in the short term amid a “difficult” time.
BHP will reduce payment terms for small, local and Indigenous businesses to support communities around Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rio Tinto has felt the impact of a 5.7-magnitude earthquake at the Kennecott copper mine near Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States.
Downer EDI has folded the sale process of its mining business due to the “extraordinary market volatility” caused by the coronavirus pandemic.