Western Australia Mining News

Exploration spending in Australia finally on its way up

A 3.4% increase in the December quarter seems to indicate that the downward trend of the past five years has been finally reversed.

Mount Gibson’s new iron ore mine in Australia closer to final approval

The approval of Iron Hill mine would the iron ore producer to remain in business for another two to three years.

Greenfield exploration in Australia picks up

Total area drilled (in metres) climbed by 6.9% during the December quarter, with activity in areas of new deposits increasing by 29.6%.

Up to 20,000 mining jobs gone in Australia by 2018 — report

Mining investment in Australia is forecast to fall a further 58% the next three years.

Worker dies after truck rolls at Chinese-owned Hanking Gold Mining WA mine

The death of the Australian worker at Cornishman Pit gold mine will be investigated by the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum.

Mining exploration spending in Australia hits decade-low

The dramatic fall was led mainly by the iron ore and coal sectors.

Iron ore plunge to blow $3.6B hole in WA budget

Iron ore producers and investors aren't the only ones getting hurt by the continuing weakness in the iron ore price.

Rio Tinto, Alcoa step aside for Australia’s largest national park

They'll hand back more than 175,000 hectares of prime conservation land they have held since 1971 to West Australia, ditching plans to build a bauxite mine and an alumina refinery in the area.

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.

New rare earth mine coming to Western Australia

The proposed mine straddles the West Australian and Northern Territory border on the Browns Range Dome and is expected to produce 279,000 kg of dysprosium a year over its 10-year mine life.

Newmont steps up pressure against W. Australia’s royalty hike

Company argues a royalty hike would jeopardize the profitability of Australia's two largest gold mines.

BHP vows to fight planned Aussie port strike

More than half country's iron ore shipped via export hub.

AngloGold Ashanti signs gas deal for Aussie mines

Pipeline seen saving miner millions.

Australian gold miners join forces to stop royalty hike

They say an increase in the royalty rate for gold could destroy Western Australia’s precious metals industry.

Western Australia's gold sector in jeopardy

High exploration costs are to blame.

Australian miners find new ways of getting buzzed

Australian miners in the western part of the country are allegedly turning to a new version of the synthetic drug known as Venom, which is made with chemicals imported from China.

Sex infections and mental health problems trouble Australian FIFO workers

Sexually transmitted infections, relationship breakdowns, and parenting difficulties are the most common issues for doctors treating fly-in fly-out workers, according to the Australian Medical Association of WA.

Reports: Western Australia hikes iron-ore royalties, angers miners

The Western Australian government on Thursday introduced a phased increase on its royalty rates applying to iron-ore mines, a move it says will create A$1.9bn in additional revenue. Australia’s Association of Mining & Exploration Companies […]

Paladin Energy Ltd-Mark Chalmers takes on role of executive general manager-production, on departure of Wyatt Buck

Paladin Energy Ltd. (TSX:PDN)(ASX:PDN) ("Paladin" or the "Company") advises that Wyatt Buck, Executive General Manager – Production will be leaving Paladin in May. He has decided to change direction and depart the uranium sector, taking a senior role with a company focussed on other commodities. We wish Wyatt all the best in his new venture and, on behalf of myself, management and the Board, sincerely thank him for his contribution and dedication over the past 5 years during a time of great growth for the Company.

Laconia to acquire Lennons Find Base Metal Project and Yandicoogina Project

Laconia Resources, a Perth-based exploration company, purchased Jabiru Metals Limited (ASX: JML) equity in the Lennons Find Base Metal project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Laconia made the announcement on Wednesday in a statement. Laconia also agreed to purchase Shaw River Resources (ASX: SRR) 100% interest in the nearby Yandicoogina project, located less than 10km along strike from the Lennons Find project.

High grade gold discovery at King Brown – Southern Cross

Southern Cross Goldfields says it has picked up high-grade, near-surface gold mineralisation at its King Brown prospect in W. Australia's Yilgarn goldfield