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Boss to fast-track Honeymoon uranium restart

Boss Resources could restart production at the Honeymoon uranium project in South Australia in 12 months after delivering an “outstanding” feasibility study (FS). The company is set to seize an anticipated rally in the uranium market, thanks to the positive FS results and conservative uranium prices. Boss is fully permitted to export 3.3 million pounds […]

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FYI Resources receives Cadoux mining approval

FYI Resources has received approval from the Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) for the Cadoux kaolin project. The approval covers FYI’s planned mining, processing, site infrastructure, waste facilities and haul roads. This milestone paves the way for FYI to commence works on-site at Cadoux as FYI works on developing a […]

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What are the top jobs in demand across Australia?

Hays has revealed the top five job hotspots for the first half of 2020 nationally, including mining engineers, geotechnical engineers, drill and blast operators, heavy diesel fitters and dump truck operators. The office of the chief economist predicted that Australia’s resources and energy commodity exports could set a record of $281 billion in 2019–2020. Global […]

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Kalamazoo Resources set to expand exploration

Kalamazoo Resources is set to accelerate and expand exploration at its central Victorian gold projects after receiving an $8 million investment. The investors, Canadian-listed gold explorer Novo Resources, and Novo director and former Kirkland Lake Gold chairman, Eric Sprott have each subscribed for 10 million Kalamazoo shares at $0.40 per share. This gives them each […]

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BHP advances South Flank project construction

BHP contractor Fluor Corporation has commenced the construction of the ore handling plant in the South Flank project in Western Australia. Fluor, which provides engineering, procurement and construction management services on South Flank, has erected the first 1500 tons of modules in the plant. BHP plans to include a 72 million tonne a year crushing […]

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Kurra Village dongas dismantled

Dongas at one of the most prominent and contentious mining camps in Western Australia’s Pilbara are finally being dismantled, more than three years after one of Australia’s major miners announced it would happen. Controversy over the Kurra Village camp, built by BHP to house 500 transient fly-in fly-out workers in Newman during the state’s mining […]

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Shell makes significant gas discovery offshore WA

Shell Australia has revealed a significant gas and condensate discovery offshore Western Australia’s north west coast in the Browse Basin. The company’s drilling of the Bratwurst -1 exploration well, within title AC/P64 (100 per cent Shell equity, operated), was safely and successfully concluded on December 4 last year after a 78-day campaign. Shell’s campaign was […]

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Iron ore could maintain strong prices in new decade

Solid iron ore prices are tipped to continue throughout early 2020, according to Australian iron ore development company Macarthur Minerals. Company executive chairman Cameron McCall said the current iron ore price range was creating momentum globally. The strong iron ore price continues to trade in a spot range of $US80–$US93 ($115.90-$134.72) for 62 per cent […]

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BMW to source lithium from Australian mines

The BMW Group has signed a contract with Ganfeng Lithium to receive its supply for the battery-making ingredient from Australian mines. This entails a projected order volume totalling €540 million ($872.8 million), representing 100 per cent of BMW’s lithium hydroxide needs for fifth-generation battery cells in its high-voltage batteries, according to BMW AG’s board of […]

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OZ Minerals starts production at Carrapateena

OZ Minerals has produced its first saleable copper-gold concentrate at the Carrapateena copper-gold mine in South Australia. Last month’s achievement met the 2019 fourth quarter schedule mapped out by OZ Minerals’ board in 2017. OZ Minerals stockpiled over 280,000 tonnes of development ore on the surface ahead of a plan for the mine to enter […]

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