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IMAGE GALLERY: Gorgeous satellite photos of mining and shipping

Michael Allan McCrae | October 20, 2014
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Warning, the extension looks great but it is not conducive to productivity.

Australia, Brazil to control 90% of global iron ore trade by 2020

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 15, 2014
Australia, Brazil to control 90% of global iron ore trade by 2020

Despite iron ore prices touching rock bottom, the top three producers have no plans to slowdown production. Quite the contrary.

Rio Tinto: what other consolidation options are there in the mining sector?

IG | October 14, 2014

Amongst the swathe of comment, reaction and analysis surrounding Glencore’s attempted takeover of Rio Tinto – revealed recently but rebuffed back in August – there was little surprise that Glencore would attempt such a move.

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Inside Australia's graphite boom

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2014 has seen graphite stocks in Australia take-off with the value of ASX-listed companies topping $1bn

PM Tony Abbott's 'coal is good for humanity' remarks derided

Michael Allan McCrae | October 13, 2014
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The Guardian and ABC News led with the remarks in its coverage.

Over 30,000 job applicants for newly-opened coal mine in Queensland

Michael Allan McCrae | October 13, 2014
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The US$3.4 billion project is expected to produce up to 5.5 million tonnes metallurgical coal per year and create 500 jobs in Queensland.

Ten companies Adrian Day sees as stable in a world that is not

The Gold Report | October 13, 2014
Ten companies Adrian Day sees as stable in a world that is not

Is there any hope on the horizon for the gold funds?

Cecilia Jamasmie

China's new coal import tax a disaster for Australian miners

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
China's new coal import tax a disaster for Australian miners

The sudden reversion to protectionism is designed to save the local coal industry.

Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 10, 2014
Former Xstrata boss tried buying BHP’s coal division: report

It is unclear whether Mick Davis bid for all the assets that BHP ended up including in the new to-be listed firm.

Glencore considered Australia listing: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Glencore considered Australia listing: report

The commodities trader and miner explored a stock-exchange listing Down Under.

Iron ore war: Rio Tinto ‘not standing still’ over BHP’s production boost

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 9, 2014
Iron ore war: Rio Tinto ‘not standing still’ over BHP’s production boost

The head of the iron ore division, Andrew Harding, defens Rio's own plans to ramp up ore production.

Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Cutifani says tough decisions needed to restore credibility

Anglo's chief warned the company plans to take severe measures over the next two years.

Glencore doesn't give up on Rio Tinto, seeks to create largest mining company

New York Times | October 8, 2014

It’s good to be Ivan Glasenberg’s neighbour.

Queensland wants coal waste to be dumped onshore, not near reef

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Queensland wants coal waste to be dumped onshore, not near reef

The state government submitted an application to the federal government for 3mn m³ of dredging material to be disposed on land.

Port Hedland's iron ore shipments to China fall in Sept

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Port Hedland's iron ore shipments to China fall in Sept

But with BHP Billiton's announced production boost the port is likely to recover quickly.

'No discussion taking place with Glencore': Rio Tinto

Michael Allan McCrae | October 6, 2014
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Preferring to "successfully execute" alone.

Rio Tinto faces day of defiance by thousands of workers

IndustriALL Global Union | October 6, 2014
Rio Tinto faces day of defiance by thousands of workers

Mining giant Rio Tinto will face protests around the world on Oct. 7, in a coordinated day of defiance by thousands of its employees.

Iron ore war: BHP to be cheapest supplier, Glencore says it’ll hurt Africa

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 6, 2014
Iron ore war: BHP to be cheapest supplier, Glencore says it’ll hurt Africa

While BHP gets ready to further expand iron ore output, Glencore's Glasenberg warns the move will make investing in African iron ore a less appealing prospect.

Macmines pushes China Stone mine in Galilee Basin despite price fall

The Australian | October 5, 2014

The $6 billion China Stone thermal coal project slated for Queensland is pushing on, despite sliding prices and other mine clos­ures, with the proponents submitting a plan to export 38 million tonnes of thermal coal a year.

BHP Billiton Donates US$400,000 to Ebola Response in West Africa

BHP Billiton | October 3, 2014
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In response to the widespread devastation caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities has donated US$400,000 to the Pooled World Health Organisation (WHO) Ebola Response fund.

Anglo American to start mining at massive iron ore project in Brazil

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 1, 2014
Anglo American to start mining at massive iron ore project in Brazil

The company was granted final permits for its long-delayed and three times more expensive than originally expected Minas Rio iron ore project.

Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Rio Tinto, Glencore could save $500m by joining coal businesses

It would also create a a 15-kilometre long ‘‘super pit’’ from the union of Rio’s Mount Thorley Warkworth and Glencore’s Bulga open-pit mines.

Argyle pink diamond ring worth $577k stolen in Australia

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 29, 2014
Argyle pink diamond ring worth $577k stolen in Australia

Each of the diamonds in the ring is laser inscribed with a serial number.

Coal mining revival in Canada's Alberta eyed by Australian company

CBC Ottawa | September 29, 2014

The Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta hasn't seen a working coal mine in decades, but an Australian company has a plan to change that.

Uranium exploration deal for Northern Territory

Australian Mining | September 29, 2014

Uranium mining hopeful Toro Energy has signed a farm-in joint venture deal with nuclear powerhouse AREVA Resources.

Vale and Sumitomo have decided to close their Isaac Plains coalmine in Queenslands Bowen Basin

Sydney Morning Herald | September 29, 2014

The Australian coal sector continues to contract sharply, with hundreds of workers at another Queensland mine set to be told of imminent job losses on Tuesday morning.

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