Australia Mining News

Anglo American appoints takeovers expert as new chairman

Stuart Chambers, 61 and former chairman of UK chip designer Arm, will join Anglo as a non-executive director in September, replacing Parker in November.

Rio Tinto diamond encrusted coins worth $1.8 million for sale in Australia

Each of the one-kilogram coins, struck from gold, platinum and rose gold, has a coloured diamond from Rio's Argyle mine.

The problem with our maps

Maps shape our understanding of the world – and in an increasingly interconnected and global economy, this geographic knowledge is more important than ever.

Adani to go ahead with polemic Carmichael coal mine after all

Despite opposition from organizations ranging from the United Nations to green groups and locals, work on the multibillion-dollar mine is expected to begin by September.

BHP to grow potash business to size of iron ore — report

Timeline-wise, the world's largest miner expects to achieve that goal in about 50 years.

The iron ore price also rises

Up 2% on Friday as traders weigh impact of outage at BHP's largest iron ore mine in West Australia.

More iron ore coming Western Australia's way

The global glut in iron ore will not be helped by an investment by Rio Tinto to develop its Koodaideri iron ore deposit in Western Australia.

Is coking coal pricing moving away from quarterly benchmarks?

Metallurgical coal miners could be exposed to more pricing volatility if a move afoot to do away with quarterly pricing comes to anything.

Fire halts production at BHP's largest iron ore mine

43m tonnes per year Mount Whaleback mine in the Pilbara produces the world's number three iron ore miner's highest grade ore.

Iron ore plunge hurting miners — down to fresh 7-month low

Steelmaking material dropped to $57.02 a tonne, marking a fresh seven-month low, as large stockpiles continue to weigh on the market.

SLIDESHOW: The iron ore price wars 2002–2017

Iron ore's transformation from a relic of the industrial age to the driving force behind a commodity supercycle that reshaped the global economy.

Bauxite on the move

Mining will commence in July at the Urquhart bauxite project in far north Queensland.

Western Australia may ask BHP, Rio to cash out iron ore levy

Western Australia may ask Rio Tinto Group and BHP Billiton Ltd. to pay potentially billions of dollars to end a mining rent tax to help patch a budget decimated by lower commodity prices.

Rare earths and gold projects advancing in Australia

A recent report by Edison Investment Research has Alkane Resources back on track at its Tomingley Gold Operations after disruptive rains, and development is continuing at the multi-commodity Dubbo Project.

From Yukon to Patagonia, gold explorers stir after sleep

Outbreaks of gold-rush fever are popping up as bullion markets stage a tentative recovery.

Iron ore crashes again to below $58 a tonne

Ore with 62% content in Qingdao lost $2.33 a tonne to close at $57.91, data from the Metal Bulletin shows, hitting a seven-month low and marking the commodity third consecutive weekly fall.

Super power: Are rechargeable batteries transforming the mining sector?

There are signs of resurgence in the mining industry, driven in large part by the boom in storage technology.

Yancoal seeks expansion in Hunter Valley with $710m bid for Mitsubishi’s mines

Company wants to become Australia’s largest independent coal producer.

Iron ore price drops to 7-month low

Chinese stockpiles at new record high and sovereign debt downgrade worry investors.

Power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Remote mining projects in farming areas could soon access baseload electricity from biomass plants powered by straw.

For these women, working underground is a bright opportunity

Mothers will do everything to ensure a bright future for their children.

BSGR may have to pay $1.2bn for no show at Simandou-related hearing

The company, which could lose the arbitration as a result, will have to pay the amount to former partner Vale.

Rio Tinto says it wants to help Australian small businesses

The change will apply to more than 5,500 Australian suppliers under $1 million of expenditure.

Australia's miners dragging their feet and being swamped by Canada in Mexico's resources upside

Canadian miners are swarming over Mexico and its high level of mineral prospectivity at the expense of Australia’s explorers and miners who have only made a tentative foray into the Latin America isthmus.

Canada’s Trevali picks up Glencore zinc mines in Africa

The deal, worth about $400 million, will make Trevali the first pure zinc producer with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.