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Boom wins $100m BHP contract

Crane logistics provider Boom Logistics has signed a five-year deal to provide services to BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam maintenance operation in South Australia.

Forrest faces complaint on sex claims

Mining magnate Andrew Forrest's comment that young Aboriginal girls in the Pilbara are offering men sex for cigarettes has prompted a complaint to Australia's human rights watchdog. Five women from the town of Roebourne have complained to the Human

Scandinavian reports big iron ore jump

Perth-based Scandinavian Resources has announced a dramatic jump in its Swedish iron ore resource from 200-250 million tonnes to 412.1 million tonnes.The company's shares shot up by four cents on the ASX, or 10 per cent, on the news to close on Friday at

Fortescue looks to court over MRRT

Emerging miners and even some states could launch legal action to fight the Mineral Resource Rent Tax, Fortescue Metals Group executive director Andrew Forrest says.The West Australian iron ore miner said the MRRT was unconstitutional because it would

BHP gets nod for Petrohawk takeover

BHP Billiton has received approval from the US competition regulator for its $US15.1 billion ($A14 billion) takeover of shale gas company Petrohawk Energy.

Kagara boosts quarterly zinc production

Zinc and copper producer Kagara posted a 121 per cent jump in zinc production for the June quarter on reduced cash costs of 74 US cents (69.60 Australian cents) per pound.

Australia's Cougar Energy charged over well rupture

The Queensland government has laid charges against a mining company for allegedly contaminating groundwater with cancer-causing chemicals. The state's Department of Environment and Resource Management has laid charges against Cougar Energy after a gas well ruptured at a site south of Kingaroy where the company was trialling underground coal gasification.