The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has appointed its first mental health and wellbeing inspector of mines, Amy Douglas-Martens.
Panoramic Resources could potentially extend the mine life of its Savannah nickel operations by up to 10 years, following the release of the project’s feasibility study.
Gascoyne Resources has completed the purchase of the Dalgaranga gold project in Western Australia, moving to 100 per cent ownership of the operations.
The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has granted Echo Resources a mining lease for the Julius gold project.
Vimy Resources’ Mulga Rock uranium project has been approved by Western Australian environment minister Albert Jacob, the state’s final primary approval for the project.
Rio Tinto will be cutting more jobs from it iron ore division in WA, with positions at its head office in Perth to be targeted first.
A mine rehabilitation reform campaign has recommended the introduction of an independent authority to rehabilitate abandoned mine sites, which could create thousands of jobs in mining precincts that were badly affected by the downturn. According to a leaked Queensland Government report, tax payers will be forced to pay $3.2 billion in coal mine rehabilitation costs … Continue reading Mine rehabilitation could create thousands of jobs
Western Australian mining companies could cost the state government up to $2.4 billion if they decide to fight the proposed $5-a-tonne ‘levy’ on iron ore exports. The fee, which up until now has been $0.25-a-tonne, could be successfully challenged in a court of law, Murdoch University law lecturer Lorraine Finlay told the ABC. If the … Continue reading Mine companies could cost WA Govt $2.4 billion
Galaxy Resources has received key approvals from the Department of Environment Regulations and the Southern Ports Authority to export spodumene, produced at its Mt Cattlin Project, from SPA Port of Esperance, Western Australia. A condition of the approvals includes the reduction of mica content in the spodumene. Galaxy has now achieved a product specification below … Continue reading Galaxy receives approvals to export from Esperance Port
Proponents of uranium mines in Western Australia are racing to gain environmental approvals ahead of the state election, according to the Conservation Council of Western Australia.
Western Australia has been named the nation’s destination of choice for mining investment according to statistics from the state’s Department of Mines and Petroleu
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) together with the Chamber of Minerals & Energy have launched an Iron Ore Facts website in response to Brendon Grylls’ proposed tax.
BHP head of minerals in Australia, Mike Henry, has hit back against WA Nationals leader Brendon Grylls’ mining tax proposal which would make WA the highest iron ore tax region in the world.
A new sea creature discovered off Western Australia’s Dampier coast has been named after FIFO workers.
The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has recommended the approval of Vimy Resources’ Mulga Rock uranium project in WA.
A Western Australian initiative to refund mine rehabilitation funds has backfired, critics say.
BHP Billiton has withdrawn from its Kurra Village FIFO camp in Newman, WA, securing a win for Nationals leader Terry Redman over the camp’s license extension.
With gold mining in good financial shape, some historic mines in the Kalgoorlie-Laverton-Leonora region in Western Australia are being revived or expanded.
The Pilbara coastline is under threat from a potential category 2 cyclone, likely to hit WA shores with gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour sometime on Friday night or Saturday morning.
Western Australian lithium is building interest in line with strengthening prices, with Lithium Australia (LIT) set to commence exploration near Ravensthorpe next week.