Australia Mining News

This Australia-based lithium-boron developer could become major US producer

A PFS supports the development of a new Australian-backed US$599 million lithium and boron mining and processing operation in Nevada.

Ava Group announces strategic partnership with Mining3 to deliver innovative predictive asset maintenance solutions to the global mining sector

va Group is at the forefront of a digital revolution within the mining industry. Mining companies are striving to realise the full benefits of evolving digital capabilities to sustain and enhance improvements in productivity, including looking at ways of using data more effectively to enhance asset management, improve reliability and introduce predictive capability. Ava Group’s products provide insights that can help mining companies reduce cost, streamline equipment maintenance and prevent safety incidents.

Lucapa secures $7m loan to boost Lesotho mine development

First commercial diamonds from the company's 70%-owned Mothae mine expected in early November.

Australia's Fortescue Q1 shipments fall 8.6%

The company shipped 40.2 million tonnes in the September quarter, compared with 44 million tonnes a year ago

Quantifying drilling efficiencies – Why drilling metrics matter

Focus; safety performance, schedule, price, and quality core recovery.

Australia's Newcrest mining Q1 gold output rises 5%

Despite 5% rise in output, Newcrests stock has fallen more than 9% this year.

Toronto miner’s gold production spikes 199%

RNC Minerals reported 58,460 ounces of gold production for the first nine months of 2018.

CITIC goes after Palmer’s Mineralogy over iron ore project claims

Aussie mining tycoon Clive Palmer is being sued by China’s largest conglomerate, CITIC, over his alleged “refusal” to co-operate in making more land available on a major iron ore project in Western Australia.

China's alumina exports in September surged to their highest level this year

Figure is fivefold increase from August, up 3,400% y/y

Greatland finds copper, silver and gold at Australia project’s Scallywag target

Precious metal minersaid the target represents "a high priority" for further exploration given its large size.

China's winter pollution cuts may boost high-grade iron ore

The logic is sound: If steel mills are given pollution restrictions, they will use the best possible quality iron ore to maximise the amount of steel produced relative to the energy consumed.

RNC kicks off gold exploration drilling program at Australian project

Objective is to expand upon the Father's Day Vein high grade gold discovery at the A Zone area of the Beta Hunt mine, near Kambalda, Western Australia.

Glencore boss Ivan Glasenberg to retire in 3-5 years — report

He is said to have already begun training three to four people to succeed him in the job.

Coronado to list in Australia after country's biggest coal IPO

Coronado Global Resources Inc. raised $550 million in Australia’s biggest coal initial public offering after selling securities at the bottom end of the marketed range.

World's top miner embracing the boom in electric car batteries

BHP Billiton Ltd. is boosting sales of the top-quality nickel that’s needed for electric vehicle batteries, another sign that the world’s biggest miner is targeting more opportunities in the booming sector.

These ten mines will make money – even if gold price falls to $550

Nevada gold mines keep "rocking the boat."

Australians find extremely rare mineral in meteorite impact crater

Researchers from Curtin University discovered reidite, one of the rarest minerals on Earth buried deep within an ancient meteorite crater in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto delays start of Oyu Tolgoi expansion due to technical issues

First production from the $5.3 billion underground expansion of Oyu Tolgoi was originally scheduled for early 2020.

Rio Tinto Says Q3 production falls on planned maintenance and safety pauses

Iron shipments fell about 5 percent, hurt by planned maintenance and safety pauses across all operations following a fatality.

BHP raises stake in promising Ecuador copper project

BHP has agreed to pay 45 pence per SolGold share.

Mineral industry needs to change its exploration and financing model if dearth of green fields discoveries to be overcome

Australia’s chronic shortage of Greenfields mineral discoveries can only be overcome by changing the sector’s exploration, financing and training models, according to a keynote speaker at a major international geoscience forum.

Australia's Atlas Iron names ex-Hancock executive CEO in board overhaul

Sanjiv Manchanda replaces Cliff Lawrenson as named CEO in overhaul.

Alumina wake-up call for the aluminium supply chain

No one will be taking alumina for granted any more.

Mining at Gold Road and Gold Fields JV in Australia to start next month

Overall project engineering at the 270,000 ounce-a-year Guyere gold project, which is already more than A$100 million over its original budget of A$507 million, is now 96 percent complete

Australia wrestles with saving the Great Barrier Reef

Ask four Australians why the Great Barrier Reef is bleaching, and you’ll hear four different answers.