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Australia could spawn a new mega gold producer if Barrick and Newmont spin off their Asia-Pacific assets, heating up competition with Newcrest Mining.
Clyde Russell thinks its decision to start cancelling investment treaties with 62 countries may have a greater impact than the recent mineral ore export ban.
The consensus is that iron ore will drop to below $100/t except this isn't reflected in the financial markets, says Clyde Russell.
For Saracen Mineral Holdings, the Golden Orb weaving spiders at its Thunderbox mines in Australia are the first challenge before production can resume next year.
Newmont reported consuming and recycling a combined 700,794,000 kilolitres of water globally in 2013, up from 695,685,000 kilolitres in 2012.
Australian private company QCG Resources has agreed to buy the long-idle Avebury nickel mine in Tasmania from MMG Ltd for A$40 million.
Padbury Mining has promised to reveal the mystery backer of its $6 billion Oakajee rail and port project after a request from the ASX.
Perhaps giving them some attention would be a better idea than hiving them off at a time when commodity assets are going cheap, says Clyde Russell.
Anglo American seeks compromise over a coal mine expansion in Australia that has neighbouring horse breeders up in arms.
Hydrogeologist Matthew Currell discusses the impact of an important court ruling in Australia - more precautionary than in the past.
The world is mining more iron ore than steelmakers need.
The global miner has lost the legal fight to expand its Warkworth mine, which it says is necessary to maintain viability as coal markets weaken.
The Reserve Bank of Australia says it is far too early to know if the country will manage a slowdown in mining investment without suffering a slump.
The major miners’ 20 year focus on Western Australian nickel projects has meant much of the region’s great gold potential was ignored, says a junior gold explorer.
Western Australia accounts for 9.3% of global gold mine output and a proposed royalty increase could have a demonstrably negative impact, says Deloitte.
Australia-based Newcrest returned the most this year among dollar notes of global resource companies as a rebound in gold prices helped it to extend maturities.
Australian software research project aims to bring automated dragline operation nearer to reality.
The global miner sees little improvement in coal prices in the near term as the market is likely to remain oversupplied for some time.
The global miner plans to focus on its large iron ore, copper, coal and petroleum businesses, while selling off smaller, less profitable operations.
Australia's chief resource industry union, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), challenges Rio Tinto on its warning over costs, robotisation.
Indophil is looking to list its shares on the Philippine Stock Exchange to win more local support for its Tampakan copper/gold project.
The move underscores the plight of coal miners operating in Australia, which have recently closed mines and cut staff to combat worsening conditions.
Testwork is under way in Australia on a German ion exchange resin said to offer uranium extraction from a saline solution with unique product purity and lower cost.
Australia’s Minister of Industry says the country’s mining boom is about to get bigger, despite the defeat of efforts to repeal the MRRT in the Senate.
The company is on the cusp of completing a massive debt-funded expansion to an annual production capacity of 155 million tonnes.
Canadian/Australian gold explorer, Rugby Mining, is taking up an option on a Western Australian gold project only 60 km from Port Hedland which it sees as having excellent high grade gold potential.
Two University of Tasmania geologists have challenged orthodox thinking around the formation of the fabulously rich reefs that inspired the famous Australian gold rushes of the 19th century.
Australia’s Labor and Greens parties are fighting the country’s prime minister and his Liberal party in their efforts to repeal the MRRT tax.
Take a look at a six-day haul of a massive escavator on a 230-kilometre road in Western Australia.
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