Pilbara Mining News

Rio's now mining iron ore for $14.30 a tonne

It's newly approved Silvergrass mine will make its margins even fatter.

Rio Tinto, Sinosteel extend Australian iron ore joint venture

The partnership dates back to 1987, in the early stages of the development of the Chinese steel industry.

Western Australia puts around $2bn in state-owned assets on chopping block

The iron ore-rich state is the latest of Australia's debt-laden regional governments to announce a selloff of state-owned infrastructure.

Make way for more driverless trucks: BHP

The autonomous trucks cut costs by reducing the need to house, feed and employ four drivers.

Fortescue profit up 260% in second half of 2013

As a result, the Australian company announced an interim dividend of 10 Australian cents per share - last year the company didn't offer this payout.