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Clive Palmer has apologised to China's ambassador to Australia for a tirade in which he referred to the Chinese government as "bastards”.
Metallica has appointed the Australian arm of South Africa’s Consulmet as the Preferred Engineering Contractor for its Urquhart Point zircon/rutile/ilmenite project.
BHP Billiton believes prospective partners for its proposed Jansen potash mine may be deterred by current market conditions.
The iron ore miner reported Wednesday its net profit for the year ending June 30, 2014 rose 57% to $2.7 billion.
Clive Palmer was rebuked for a tirade against China, in which he said its government wants to take over Australia’s resources.
The global miner will spin off a roughly $14 billion company to shareholders, mostly offloading assets it acquired in its 2001 merger with Billiton.
The company expects iron ore prices to improve as stocks of lower quality ore that have come on to the market are absorbed.
OZ Minerals says its Carrapateena project could generate $20.58 billion in revenue over more than 20 years, but will require a partner to proceed.
Melbourne-based Newcrest posted a full-year loss after a $2.2 billion writedown on the value of four of its mines.
Political headaches involving the Bougainville Government have Rio Tinto reconsidering its options for the big Panguna copper/gold mine, shut down some 25 years ago.
The miner declared its preference for a demerger of its unwanted aluminium, manganese and nickel assets on Friday.
“It’s about what’s happening inside the gates that is the key to arresting the industry’s productivity decline,” says a new PwC report.
Australian headquartered global explosives specialists, Orica, have been awarded the 2014 CEEC Medal for use of the chemical energy in explosives to improve ore fragmentation and deliver a step change in mine processing efficiency.
Indonesia’s ban on nickel ore exports is resonating globally, prompting producers to restart operations at idled mines.
BC Iron will pay about A$229 million in cash and shares for Iron Ore Holdings to add mine and port development projects in the Pilbara region.
Australian mining software specialist RPM has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with MineRP to use the latter’s Mine 2-4D code in developing its own mine design software products.
Morgan Stanley still expects global seaborne supply to top 1.3 billion metric tons in 2014 for the first time ever.
Metso has linked with Queensland’s JK Tech in a research program to develop next generation technologies for minerals concentration specifically aimed at the Chilean mining sector.
The global miner topped market forecasts with a 21 percent rise in first-half profit on Thursday.
For one Brazilian focused-miner, Beadell Resources, it’s worth the risk of crossing paths with jaguars.
"It will reduce exports of tin ingot," Timah Corporate Secretary Agung Nugroho told Reuters.
Tug boat engineers at Port Hedland plan to stop work for four hours on August 9, 11 and 13 over a pay dispute.
There’s no sign of a let up in gold industry takeovers as a surge in acquisitions has pushed deals to a three-year high.
Around the year 2000, Australian control of its gold mining operations fell below 30%. But it has slowly climbed back, says Surbiton Associates’ Dr. Sandra Close.
BHP Billiton has been examining ways to cut costs in the proposed massive expansion of its huge Olympic Dam mine and has applied to construct a heap leach demo plant to test this option.
"People are finally saying to me they are ready to get their toes wet again in this end of the market," a junior promoter said.
'We're confident in our arbitration case,' Nemont's CEO says.
"Where I’m focused is to get those costs down, and get the tons up, as Lihir has a lot of potential," Newcrest CEO says.
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