Tasmania Mining News

Tasmania govt wants to restart Australia's oldest mine

In commercial production since 1896, the Mount Lyell copper and gold mine on Tasmania's west coast was put on care and maintenance two years ago.

World's best coal shovellers hail from Tasmania

VIDEO: 'Macho' points are at stake in brawny competition.

BHP Billiton to restart manganese operations in Tasmania by the end of August

BHP Billiton (NYSE:BHP) surprised the market this morning with good news by announcing it will restart its TEMCO manganese operations in Tasmania by the end of August.

Tungsten resurgence

The steel-gray metal – one known for its high melting point, which makes it ideal for use as a filament, superalloy or in military applications – is making a resurgence as market machinations in China restrict exports and western miners scramble to meet demand.