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Legend unearths massive nickel-copper discovery

Legend Mining has uncovered a significant nickel-copper discovery at the Rockford project in the Fraser Range, Western Australia. The results from the third diamond drill hole at area D, which has been renamed Mawson, was 14.9 metres at 1.07 per cent nickel, 0.75 per cent copper and 0.06 per cent cobalt from 115 metres. Legend managing […]

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Mincor gets government clearance for Cassini

Mincor Resources has received the key state government approvals it needs to restart the Cassini nickel project at Kambalda in Western Australia. With its northern Kambalda operations Durkin North and Long already fully permitted, Mincor is in a development-ready position for its nickel restart. The company has obtained a clearing permit, mining proposal and mine […]

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Lynas erects rare earths plant in Kalgoorlie

Lynas Corporation has selected Kalgoorlie, Western Australia as the home for its cracking and leaching plant for rare earth minerals processing. This is the first step to making the historic mining town, which is known as the gold capital of Australia, a critical minerals hub. The Goldfields city was one of two finalists being considered […]

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Half of Super Pit gold mine sells for a billion dollars

Australian gold miner Saracen Mineral Holdings has struck a $1.1 billion deal for a 50 per cent stake in Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s famous Super Pit operation. The deal with Canada’s Barrick Gold finalised in Toronto over the weekend, two months after Saracen privately entered a “competitive” sale process, and was announced to the Australian Securities Exchange on […]

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Beacon boosts WA gold sector with Jaurdi mine

Beacon Minerals has opened the Jaurdi gold mine near Coolgardie in Western Australia. The mine is expected to process 500,000 tonnes per annum and will add about 25,000 ounces to WA’s annual gold sales. Jaurdi has progressed rapidly, with initial exploration drilling beginning in January 2017 and final project approvals received in September 2018. The […]

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Australia’s biggest gold mine opens

Australia’s biggest new gold mine is officially open, bringing with it a new golden frontier in the West Australian outback. The $621 million Gruyere mine in the Great Victoria Desert is 650 kilometres north-east of the historic gold rush town of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. Until the deposit was discovered beneath the desert sands in October 2013, the […]

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Pink plant to power Roy Hill expansion

Roy Hill is on the verge of commissioning a processing plant that will help boost shipping of iron ore from the Pilbara site to 60 million tonnes a year. The bright pink wet high intensity magnetic separator (WHIMS) plant will be a key contributor to Roy Hill’s production target once it is operational. Roy Hill […]

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Mincor gains momentum for nickel restart

Mincor Resources is set to revive its Western Australian nickel operations next year after launching a $35 million capital raising to fund its 2020 restart strategy. The company plans to raise the funds to start early works at its Kambalda based Cassini and Long-Durkin production hubs, which have been suspended since 2015. Mincor’s planned works […]

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Rio Tinto commits to $1bn Tom Price iron ore expansion

Rio Tinto will sustain the production capacity of its Pilbara iron ore business in Western Australia after approving a $US749 million ($1 billion) investment in the Greater Tom Price operations. The investment in the Western Turner Syncline Phase 2 (WTS2) mine will facilitate mining of existing and new deposits, including the construction of a new […]

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Kalium Lakes receives state backing for potash venture

The Western Australian Government has supported Kalium Lakes’ development of the Beyondie sulphate of potash project (BSOPP). WA Premier Mark McGowan signed off on a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan to assist Kalium Lakes, recognising the company as a frontrunner in the emerging industry. The BSOPP is on its way to becoming Australia’s first […]

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