Project Monitor

Australian exploration spending increasing

Gold remains the dominant sector, accounting for approximately 45% of total exploration expenditure.

Mineral exploration in Australia: Good News

Mineral exploration spending (excluding petroleum), which rose 9.9 per cent in the June quarter to an estimated $437.7 million on a seasonally adjusted basis.

Mining in Australia is looking better

There are several encouraging signs for the mining outlook in Australia.

Bauxite on the move

Mining will commence in July at the Urquhart bauxite project in far north Queensland.

Yancoal poised to become one of Australia’s top three coal producers

By the end of 2017, Yancoal Australia may become one of the top three coal producers in this country.

Australian coal: turning the corner, but battle ahead

Things are looking up for the Australian coal industry.

Mining production increases spell good news for suppliers

For companies servicing the mining sector, project opportunities have declined significantly in the past few years.

Mineral sands on the move

Australia’s largest mineral-sands producer, Iluka Resources, is seeing a turnaround in prices for its products.

Australian gold mining’s Fifth Avenue.

Today, with the gold-mining sector in good financial shape, some historic mines in the region are being revived or expanded.

This is the next major copper-gold project in South Australia

Construction at Carrapateena will commence next year, with first production in 2019.

Who's heard of Scandium?

Scandium promises to be a future wonder metal. And Australia is likely to become its major source of supply.

Australian gold sector ahead of the pack

“It’s a good time to be an Australian gold producer.”

Indonesian mining – attractive, not always easy

The Tujuh Bukit project reflects both the attractions and difficulties facing foreign companies working in Indonesia's mining sector.