Tropical Cyclone Penny slammed into the far north coast near Rio Tinto Group’s Weipa bauxite mine, triggering warnings of flash flooding and damaging winds.
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This will mean Geoscience Australia and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) will work closely on exploration, extraction, processing and research and development.
The 135-kilometer (84-mile) railway, which will link mining operations to a river terminal, will cost an estimated $1.2 billion and is expected to start operations in 2022.
Mining vast untapped reserves of bauxite, phosphate, gold, copper and uranium is key to the Saudi Arabia's efforts to diversify its economy away from hydrocarbons.
King Salman inaugurated the Waad Al-Shamaal mining project, which is expected to boost the kingdom's GDP by $6.4 billion and its non-oil GDP by 3%.
The project is part of an industrial scheme aimed at opening up Saudi's north to development that will boost job creation.
A congressional commission assembled to look into the incident blamed both the company and regulators, and called for civil and criminal investigations to continue.
Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines.
"Screamingly bullish" is how analysts at Citi described the Shanghai Zinc market earlier this month.
No one will be taking alumina for granted any more.
Norsk Hydro said on Tuesday it has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart operations at half capacity at its Alunorte alumina refinery.
Norsk Hydro has won permits from Brazilian authorities to restart half the capacity of its Alunorte, the world's largest alumina refinery.
Mining companies are upending rural communities and undermining air and water quality while government authorities fail to rein in abuses.
Kazakhstan is an “overlooked powerhouse” and one of the world’s next big investment destinations was the message delivered.
The union at Alcoa's aluminium operations said it was meeting with the company again on Wednesday to try to resolve a strike that has lasted more than six weeks.
Two major shareholders of Brazilian mining company Vale SA are likely to reach an agreement on Wednesday to pay 2.82 billion reais ($692 million) to Eletron to settle a dispute over Vale shares.
In the United States, old aluminium smelters are being brought back to life.
Fitch Solutions Macro Research states that bauxite production growth will remain high over the coming years, as new projects come online in Australia, Indonesia expands exports, India’s production ramps up, and existing projects in Guinea drive growth.
China alumina, aluminium output set for repeat curbs this winter.
Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.
Europe warns Trump vehicle tariffs likely lead to counter-measures by its trading partners on $294 billion of US exports.
Thyssenkrupp's supervisory board on Friday gave the green light for a steel joint venture with Tata Steel, paving the way for the European steel sector's biggest shake-up in more than a decade.
Canada struck back at the Trump administration on Friday over U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, vowing to impose punitive measures on C$16.6 billion ($12.63 billion) worth of American goods until Washington relents.
Rusal commissions bauxite mine at Dian Dian.
Neighboring Guinea is now China’s largest supplier of bauxite after overtaking Australia in 2017.