The Queensland government has approved an $82 million expansion of Stanmore's Isaac Downs metallurgical coal mine.
BHP Group has agreed a deal to buy Noront Resources, trumping a bid by WA mining magnate Andrew Forrest, as the world’s biggest miner accelerates its push into metals of the future.
Rio Tinto will spend $US2.4 billion ($3.3b)building a lithium mine in Serbia, in the latest sign that the biggest miners are pushing into metals poised to benefit from the green-energy transition.
Thomas Biesheuvel and Misha Savic
One of the grand old dames of the WA gold sector is set to get a new life courtesy of a new discovery in the remote East Pilbara.
Aspiring sulphate of potash producer Salt Lake Potash has called a halt on its shares ahead of a production downgrade and likely capital raising for its Lake Way project near Wiluna.
Eddy Haegel who is widely credited with turning around the fortunes of BHP’s WA nickel business is moving on and will be replaced by Jessica Farrell.
Mining services company Aquiran has listed at a 25 per cent premium to its issue price after raising $8m in an IPO.
NRW says it is eyeing new opportunities in the renewables energy sector after securing a $60 million contract to build an integrated solar power project on a Pilbara mine site.
IGO has struck a long-anticipated deal with major shareholder Mark Creasy over his Silver Knight nickel discovery in the Fraser Range.
Nickel rose for a third-straight session, approaching a seven-year high on booming demand for the metal used in stainless steel and electric-vehicle batteries.
Yvonne Yue Li
Geraldton is at the centre of a push to decentralise the WA resource sector’s heavy machinery repair business, with Rio to bring dozers from its Pilbara iron ore mines to the Mid West for rebuilds.
Rare earths miner Lynas Corporation has reported record sales revenue and receipts in the June quarter.
Burgundy Diamond Mines is chasing cash for an ambitious plan to restart the Kimberley operation and seize on a marketing opportunity left vacant by the closure of the Argyle diamond mine.
Bill Beament has taken on a new role at explorer Venturex and brought a former Northern Star Resources board member into the fold.
A former senior resources industry executive and renewable energy advocate says mining giant BHP is looking to divest its petroleum interests to meet emissions targets.
The big iron ore miners will kick off profit reporting season on Wednesday with Rio Tinto providing its half-year results.
It marks a promising start for the new underground drilling campaign at the prospect in the heart of Kambalda’s nickel district
Evolution on Friday squared away a $400m placement to bankroll the deal announced to the market just 24 hours earlier
SPINIFEX: Rarex is continuing to drill out the ore body at its Cummins Range rare earths project near Halls Creek after posting a resource upgrade this week.
“I couldn’t think of anyone better to lead the company into this next chapter as Stu Tonkin who in my opinion is the best-in-class operator”
Diggers & Dealers chairman Jim Walker said 2250 delegates had signed up for the annual talkfest. That is up from the 1968 who attended last year.
The powerhouse mining industry has been poaching staff from other sectors with unbeatable pay packets during the pandemic but it has also been busy cannibalising its own workforce.
Danielle Le Messurier
Investors have cheered Evolution Mining’s $400 million deal to clinch a swag of assets surrounding its Mungari mine west of Kalgoorlie from Northern Star Resources.
Fortescue has called for changes to the law to give mining companies greater freedom to sack workers for sexual harassment.
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