Australia Mining News

Canadian miner eyes New Zealand’s gold

Full Metal Minerals wants to buy the Puhipuhi Gold Project.

How gold is improving cancer treatment

Gold particles are helping researchers track the diversity of individual cancer cells circulating in the body.

Canada’s Copper Mountain grabs Altona Mining in $72-million deal

Merger creates a mid-sized copper miner, with an expected annual production of about 73,000 tonnes of the metal.

Australia's South32 sees brighter manganese outlook, shares soar

The Perth-based miner plans to raise its Australian manganese production by 6 percent to 3.3 million wet metric tonnes.

Australia's Pilbara Minerals to ship first spodumene cargo to China in Aug

Spodumene is a mineral mined as a source of lithium, a key ingredient in electric vehicle batteries, for which China is the world's biggest market.

BHP to produce nickel sulphate next year, eyeing cobalt on battery boom

It expects to have sold 90% of its nickel sulphate supply by the end of 2019, two years earlier than anticipated.

Australian miner reports maiden potash resource in Germany

Davenport Resources reported a maiden Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource of 576.6-million tonnes at 12.1% potassium oxide at its Ebeleben mining licence.

Rio Tinto first-quarter shipments rise 4.7 pct

The Anglo-Australian miner maintained its guidance for this year of 330 million to 340 million tonnes.

Developer of lithium project in Canada placed in trading halt in Australia

Sayona is expected to make an announcement regarding the capital it needs to raise to complete a definitive feasibility study for the Authier Lithium Project.

Australian miner sells nickel tenements for $1.55 million

The tenements are within the Leinster Nickel Project, located in granites and greenstones of the Achaean Kalgoorlie Terrane.

Global bauxite production to grow: BMI

A new report issued by BMI research states that global bauxite production growth will accelerate over the coming years.

Mining billionaire backs outback gas pipeline to ease power woes

The project, being considered by the federal government, may cost as much as A$5 billion ($3.9 billion), according to one industry estimate.

Rio to call force majeure on some Rusal-linked contracts

Almost all of Rio's aluminium production comes from a joint venture with Rusal in Australia.

Winners Announced: Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards

A key feature of the annual Mines and Money Asia conference, which took place in Hong Kong last week, was the announcement of the official winners of the Mines and Money Asia Outstanding Achievement Awards […]

Last hurrah for the zinc price

The price of zinc fell to a four month low on Thursday – there's much more pain to come says new report.

Impact of electric cars in medium-term copper demand ‘overrated’, experts say

Increasing disposable income in emerging economies and the adoption of greener technologies, are the two factors to drive most of the expected increased demand in copper during the next five years.

Rio Tinto defends executive bonus structure

Proxy adviser Glass Lewis criticised the firm for paying out bonuses in 2017, a year when two employees died at work.

Australia's South32 to appeal damages ruling in Colombia

The court accepted as valid arguments and evidence presented by community leaders who claimed that waste emissions from South32’s Cerro Matoso nickel mine caused skin, lung and heart problems to people in the nearby towns.

Canadian miner sells cobalt assets in Ontario

The claims are located in the Cobalt-Gowganda mining district.

Qld coal, minerals exports propels Palaszczuk Government to trade target

Queensland coal and mineral exports grew by $5.6 billion over the last 12 months.

Copper pipeline lowest in a century

While appetite for copper-mining assets is picking up, a supply crunch is imminent, experts say.

Veolia Water Technologies selected to deliver the Greenbushes Lithium Mine Water Treatment Plant in Western Australia

Located in Greenbushes, Western Australia, the Talison Lithium mine is a leading producer of lithium in Western Australia. The lithium mined is used in batteries for consumer electronics, electric bicycles, buses and passenger vehicles. It is also used in aerospace alloys, wind turbines, glass and ceramics.

Solar power drew $161 billion in 2017, more than any other technology

Solar made up 57% of last year's total for all renewables (excluding large hydro) of $279.8 billion. It also towered above new investment in coal and gas generation capacity, estimated at $103 billion.

World’s top miner BHP quits global coal group over climate stance

The miner is withdrawing from the World Coal Association over a clash of views on how to fight climate change, with BHP saying it’ll reap little benefit from staying on as a member.

The international lithium race

All that can be said with confidence is that, for the next few years, both supply and demand will grow strongly.