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Australia News Digest
Thursday 17 August 2017
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Lithium needed for rechargeable batteries used in high tech devices and electric cars might soon be extracted from calderas surrounding dormant supervolcanoes.

Trans-Tasman is now allowed to recover resources from the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone

Researchers worked out a way for a canola oil polymer to trap mercury metal, mercury vapour and organo-mercury compounds

The Anglo–Swiss multinational secured the first mining leases for its $7 billion Wandoan coal project in Queensland’s Surat Basin

The junior miner wants Toronto’s Roscoe Postle Associates and Perth’s GR Engineering Services to undertake a Preliminary Economic Assessment of its Diablillos silver-gold project

The steelmaking raw material hit its highest level since April driven by the demand of China’s steel industry

Chalkstone was born out of counter-insurgency tactics used by troops in Afghanistan, but its unique methodology is now being used by miners, which can map-out power structures and counter the potentially crippling risk of strikes and political opposition.

The buyer, Perth-based Red 5, is also acquiring Saracen Mineral Holdings' King of the Hills mine.

Former rival bidder Glencore will subscribe to $300 million worth of the rights offer.

The company will return a total of $3 billion to shareholders: $2 billion on the dividend side and $1 billion of share buybacks.

Brad Halverson has spent nearly three decades with the mining and construction equipment maker.

Ore with 62% content in Qingdao jumped 7.2% to $73.70 a tonne, according to the Metal Bulletin, the highest price since April 11 and the largest one-day percentage gain since December 1, 2016.

The Anglo–Swiss multinational announced that it signed agreements with Yancoal Australia regarding the acquisition of a 49 per cent interest in Rio Tinto’s former coal assets in Australia's Hunter Valley

The move is aimed at advancing the Sconi cobalt-nickel-scandium project in Queensland

The Argyle Everglow is a 2.11 carat polished radiant cut diamond

A rabbi, a Uniting church reverend, a former Catholic priest and a Buddhist leader occupied Australia's environment minister's office

These courses can help you identify and evaluate the risks involved in mining investments before it’s too late.

This is the second time this year the equipment giant boosts sales and profits forecast.

First Quantum Minerals Ltd said on Wednesday it plans to suspend operations at its Ravensthorpe nickel mine in Western Australia at the beginning of next month due to persistently weak nickel prices, sending its shares lower.

The rise of electric vehicles is driving the world's biggest mining house, BHP , to switch gears and invest heavily in its long-suffering nickel business.

Producers of processed lithium – an essential element for batteries used in electric cars – are agreeing long-term contracts with their customers to fund the investments needed to address a looming shortfall.

BHP Billiton is looking for ways to shore up power supply and bring down power costs at its Olympic Dam copper mine in Australia, as it plans to expand following a string of electrical outages, the mine's head said on Friday.

Gekko's Technical Director talks about the challenges of working at TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay Project

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