Stay on top of the most read articles on the Australian Mining website over the past week, including the approval of new mine development in Queensland.
BHP has indicated it will keep the Nickel West business in Western Australia as the company looks to capitalise on the emerging global battery market.
Fortescue Metals Group’s ambition for a fully autonomous fleet of haul trucks is a step closer after the first Cat 789D trucks fitted with the technology started operating at Cloudbreak.
Caterpillar will supply machinery and autonomous technology for Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia.
Wesfarmers’ hunt for access to metals needed for electric vehicles (EVs) has accelerated with a $776 million takeover offer for Australian lithium company, Kidman Resources.
Cameco Australia has secured federal environmental approval for the Yeelirrie uranium project in Western Australia after a “complex” two-year process.
Rio Tinto has revealed one of the largest gem-quality white diamonds in the 35-year history of its Argyle mine in the Kimberley, Western Australia.
Whitehaven Coal has reached a milestone in the proposed development of the Winchester South metallurgical coal site, with the Queensland Government declaring it a coordinated project.
Pilbara Minerals has declared commercial production at its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia and is looking for partners to support its stage three offtake.
Sojitz is plotting the restart of the Gregory Crinum coking coal mine in Queensland after completing a $100 million acquisition of the site from BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).
Wesfarmers has set its sights on Lynas Corporation with a $1.5 billion takeover bid.
Aeris Resources could acquire Glencore’s CSA copper mine in Cobar, New South Wales, for a combined value of $US625 million ($878 million).
The Northern Territory and Queensland have shown potential for mineral deposits including gold, copper, nickel, lead, zinc and manganese.
Bis-designed and constructed mining haul truck has come back with outstanding results after going through trials at Glencore’s Murrin Murrin nickel-cobalt mine in the north eastern Goldfields in Western Australia.
The major miner has completed commissioning of the Amrun mine in Far North Queensland ahead of schedule and as global supply of the higher-grade bauxite produced at the site becomes scarcer.
BGC Contracting has won its first Western Australian gold contract in 10 years as part of Northern Star Resources’ development of the Ramone project.
Rio Tinto has released long-awaited details of a promising copper-gold discovery at the Winu project in the Yeneena Basin of the Paterson Province in Western Australia.
Barrick Gold has officially unveiled an offer to merge with Newmont Mining after several days of anticipation it would make a tilt for the gold rival.
Kirkland Lake Gold could complete its rapid rise towards becoming a one million ounce a year gold producer sooner than the company previously expected.
BGC Contracting has diversified into Western Australia’s ‘Lithium Valley’ for the first time with an earthworks construction contract at Albemarle’s Kemerton lithium project.