- Nevada replaces WA as top investment destinationby Henry Ballard (Australian Mining) on February 25, 2021 at 11:05 am
Western Australia has been removed from its top position in investment attractiveness, falling to fourth position, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual global survey of mining and exploration companies for 2020. Australian Mining.
- A futuristic mining method for a mineral of the futureby Henry Ballard (Australian Mining) on February 25, 2021 at 10:58 am
As an essential component for technologies such as electric vehicles and wind power turbines, copper is a critical element of the future. Salomae Haselgrove finds out how methods for mining copper are changing to match its green potential. Two years ago, copper miner OZ Minerals turned heads when it released data from the Mt Woods … Continue reading A futuristic mining method for a mineral of the future → Australian Mining.
- Coates Hire kicks off Clontarf commitmentby Vanessa Zhou (Australian Mining) on February 25, 2021 at 10:35 am
Coates Hire, Australia’s leading equipment hire and solutions company, has launched its investment into The Clontarf Foundation with a visit to Clontarf’s Endeavour Academy, part of Endeavour Sports High in Caringbah, New South Wales. Australian Mining.
- Horizon pours first gold in Boorara trialby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on February 25, 2021 at 10:27 am
Horizon Minerals has completed its final milling campaign from trial mining at the Boorara gold mine in Western Australia, with an updated mineral resource estimate to be released this year. Australian Mining.
- Sandfire praises DeGrussa performance during copper surgeby Nickolas Zakharia (Australian Mining) on February 25, 2021 at 10:16 am
Sandfire Resources has welcomed rising copper prices amid its transition towards becoming an international miner. Australian Mining.
- Iron ore spill turns popular creek red, alarming residentsby Ted O'Connor (Latest mining articles) on February 24, 2021 at 9:29 pm
Residents in the East Kimberley community of Doon Doon raise the alarm after a popular creek for swimming and fishing turns red from an iron ore spill.
- Council slams Adani's treatment of landholders, says it has 'lost patience' with companyby Tobi Loftus (Latest mining articles) on February 24, 2021 at 8:09 am
A Central Queensland Council, known for supporting mining and its economic impact, says they have "lost patience with the behaviour" of Adani's Australian arm, Bravus.
- WA Government investigates possible breach of Aboriginal heritage laws by FMGon February 24, 2021 at 7:39 am
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt confirms the WA Government is "officially investigating" a breach of Section 18 of the Aboriginal Heritage Act by iron ore miner Fortescue Metals Group, as the company's CEO says she is "deeply sorry" about the incident.
- 'Tidal wave' of renewables could force early coal power closuresby Ben Millington (Latest mining articles) on February 24, 2021 at 1:07 am
An analysis of Australia's energy market has found a number of the nation's coal-fired power stations could be financially unviable by 2025 and at least one may be forced to close early.
- Farmers call for national fund to protect against coal seam gasby Kath Sullivan And Nathan Morris (Latest mining articles) on February 23, 2021 at 7:36 pm
A group of Queensland farmers calls for federal government intervention to ensure landholders are protected against future impacts of coal seam gas.
- Ahmed Zaki Yamani, symbol of 'the new age of oil', dies aged 90on February 23, 2021 at 9:13 am
Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the former long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia who led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis, reportedly dies aged 90.
- Aboriginal heritage site damaged near Pilbara BHP iron ore mineon February 23, 2021 at 8:02 am
Mining giant BHP are investigating damage to a culturally significant Aboriginal site in Western Australia's iron ore-rich Pilbara region.
- Inquest finds fatal 2017 Goonyella Riverside Mine death a 'tragic accident'by Holly Richardson (Latest mining articles) on February 23, 2021 at 6:06 am
An inquest into the death of Daniel Springer, killed in an incident at a central Queensland mine in 2017, finds it was unlikely the event could have been predicted.
- Rio Tinto executive got big pay rise after review of Juukan cave blastby David Taylor (Latest mining articles) on February 22, 2021 at 6:38 pm
The man who led the internal inquiry into the blasting of the Juukan Gorge caves was paid an extra 46 per cent on top of his annual director fees.
- Three people face court over alleged roles in million-dollar gold theftby Jarrod Lucas (Latest mining articles) on February 22, 2021 at 8:07 am
Three of the five people charged over an alleged million-dollar gold theft in WA's Goldfields appear in the Kalgoorlie Magistrate's Court.
- Mine shut after gas levels spark fears for workers' safetyby Myles Houlbrook-Walk And Melissa Maddison (Latest mining articles) on February 22, 2021 at 5:15 am
A mining union representative calls for "real action" to protect coal miners' safety after increased gas levels close the Moranbah North mine in Queensland.
- Lead levels in two-year-olds hit 10-year high in SA smelter cityby Gabriella Marchant And Luke Radford (Latest mining articles) on February 22, 2021 at 4:29 am
Smelter owner Nyrstar had promised a multi-million-dollar upgrade would halve the smelter's lead emissions, but they increased in the second half of last year.
- Mining skills shortage worsens with sustained closures of international bordersby Eric Barker (Latest mining articles) on February 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
As Australia's multi-billion-dollar metal mining industry aims to capitalise on strong prices, companies have become locked in a battle to attract professionals.
- Dam big mural boosts economy, attracts tourism to small WA coal townby Georgia Loney And Anthony Pancia (Latest mining articles) on February 19, 2021 at 11:50 pm
The artist behind the 8,000-square-metre mural in the south-west WA town of Collie says it's not just about the size of the art work, it's how well it was executed that matters.
- Woodside CEO slammed for 'cynical' move to press ahead with Myanmar energy projects after coupby Stephen Dziedzic (Latest mining articles) on February 19, 2021 at 6:14 am
Human Rights Watch accuses the Australian energy giant of sitting back and hedging its bets in its own self-interest instead of joining several Western governments in condemning the junta and its coup.
- Could this tiny shrimp stall the Federal Government's plans to frack the Beetaloo Basin?by Jane Bardon (Latest mining articles) on February 16, 2021 at 8:46 pm
Scientists warn the discovery of a tiny, blind, predatory shrimp throughout a key aquifer underlying the rich Northern Territory gas reserve could have significant ramifications for plans to frack the area.
- Barnaby Joyce pushes his own government to allow 'green bank' to invest in coalby Anna Henderson (Latest mining articles) on February 16, 2021 at 12:46 pm
Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce moves to change his own government's legislation to allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which invests in Australia's transition to lower emissions, to invest in coal-fired power.
- Ivanhoe community welcomes mining company's plan to repurpose former jailby Callum Marshall And Saskia Mabin (Latest mining articles) on February 16, 2021 at 6:49 am
Tronox Australia's plan to repurpose the jail in far west NSW has the support of many residents, although a senior figure at the local council has some concerns.
- MP denies his opposition to coal mine expansion is being driven by 'interests of developers'by Ainslie Drewitt-Smith (Latest mining articles) on February 15, 2021 at 6:53 am
Liberal MP Nathaniel Smith tells the IPC he's the victim of a "whispering campaign" as a mining boss argues that extending the life of the Tahmoor colliery is "critical" for the transition to green steel.
- Barilaro pushes to overturn Dendrobium mine rejection, Premier backs IPCby Kelly Fuller (Latest mining articles) on February 15, 2021 at 6:29 am
A bipartisan coalition of politicians, miners, unions and manufacturers are working to overturn the Independent Planning Commission's rejection of South32's Dendrobium expansion under the Sydney water catchment.
- 'Final nail in the coffin': Petroleum company's bid to extend Great Australian Bight work rejectedby Evelyn Leckie (Latest mining articles) on February 13, 2021 at 6:19 am
The national petroleum titles administrator knocks back an oil and gas exploration company from extending its work program in the Great Australian Bight.
- Traditional owners take NT Government to court over controversial mineby Sowaibah Hanifie (Latest mining articles) on February 13, 2021 at 2:10 am
Residents of Borroloola launch legal action against the Northern Territory Government, arguing its decision to slash the environmental security bond paid by a massive lead and zinc mine was unlawful.
- Coal mine expansion stokes families' fears they could lose their home twiceby Timothy Fernandez And Kelly Fuller (Latest mining articles) on February 12, 2021 at 9:54 pm
The Web family are rebuilding their home after it was destroyed in the Black Summer bushfires, but now fear their home could be threatened a second time by a proposed mine expansion under their property.
- 'Size of a dining table': Minister dismisses fears over NSW offshore gas wellby Liz Farquhar And Bindi Bryce (Latest mining articles) on February 12, 2021 at 3:16 am
The Federal Resources Minister Keith Pitt has given a strong indication he will be supporting an application to extend a gas exploration licence, known as PEP-11, off the NSW coast.
- Alumina plant approved in central Queensland, 300 construction jobs expectedon February 11, 2021 at 3:22 am
The Queensland Coordinator-General gives approval to a Sydney-based industrial-tech company to build an alumina plant in Gladstone.