Higher commodity exports delivered a record trade surplus of $3.5 billion in December, the second monthly trade surplus Australia has recorded in nearly three years.
Hancock Prospecting Mining News
Ecuador began last month granting licences for new exploration areas, with over 300 of them to be awarded by the year-end.
Sirius Minerals’ York mine is expected to be one of the world’s largest in terms of the amount of resources extracted, generating an initial 10 million tonnes of polyhalite per year.
The move comes about 17 months after her children — John Hancock and Bianca Rinehart — won control of the family fund.
BHP Billiton began evacuating workers from its Port Hedland export facilities early Friday.
The mining giant will have to pay her more than $200 million in royalties and court fees.
She lost control of the family trust, which holds almost 25% of iron ore miner Hancock Prospecting.
The country's richest woman has decided to back a junior miners' joint venture in Victoria.
The state government submitted an application to the federal government for 3mn m³ of dredging material to be disposed on land.
When Australia's richest person launched the ambitious $10 billion, 55m tonnes a year project iron ore was trading at more than $130 a tonne.