Australia Mining News

AbraPlata hires Canadians and Australians to undertake PEA at Diablillos

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

Lithium processors prepare to meet demand in era of electric car

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.

Iron ore soars at $76 a tonne

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

Mining industry can now predict opposition to projects before it's too late

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.

BHP presses for cheaper power ahead of Olympic Dam mine expansion

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.

South Africa's Gold Fields sells Darlot mine in Australia for $15 million

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

Gekko exec on the challenges of working in the Arctic

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

Yancoal seeks $2.5bn from investors to pay for Rio’s Aussie coal mines

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

Rio Tinto’s first-half profit soars 93%, investors getting $3bn back

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

Caterpillar in search of new CFO as Halverson to retire next year

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

BHP denies it has agreed to sell Samarco stake to Vale

Brazilian newspaper had claimed BHP was selling its stake in the Samarco iron ore mine to its partner Vale.

Upbeat China data sends iron ore soaring, climbs the most in 8 months

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.

Glencore acquires half of former Rio coal mine in Australia

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

Australian Mines creates COO role to advance cobalt-scandium-nickel projects

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

Rio Tinto unveils its largest red diamond

The Argyle Everglow is a 2.11 carat polished radiant cut diamond

ADU 2017 Conference: Globe to Host Panel ‘Africa’s People Puzzle’…

From 6-8 September in Perth, WA.

Mining leaders connect with technology, finance and the future

Some of the biggest names in mining and resources will share their knowledge and experience with delegates at the 2017 International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC) in Melbourne from October 30 to 2 November. Whether […]

Religious leaders occupy Australia’s environment minister's office to protest Adani’s coal mine

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

Here’s how to avoid being caught in mining scams

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

Batteries and renewables to start displacing gas in South Australia by 2025

Battery costs to fall 50% - beginning to compete with gas.

Caterpillar earnings beat estimates, shares hit five-year high

It now expects adjusted earnings per share to come in at $5, significantly higher than the $3.75 it had forecast just three months ago and almost doubled the $2.90 it had originally projected for the year.

Mosaic joins chorus calling BHP’s Jansen potash mine plan unwise

Mosaic chief Joc O’Rourke also said BHP’s target of 2023 for first production looks unachievable.

BHP $2.5bn expansion of Spence copper mine in Chile approved

Company will make a decision on the plan in August.

Australian court rules against Fortescue in mining land case

While the decision doesn’t ban Fortescue from continuing to operate the mines, it paves the way for the group to sue the company for hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation claims.

Activist investor Elliott calls BHP potash plans ‘disastrous’

Hedge fund manager says expanding into the currently over-supplied fertilizer market is just a bad idea.