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The next mining boom? Rare earths and the rise of Australia’s ‘other’ minerals

Coal and iron ore are the heavy hitters of minerals in Australia. They’re our two top mining commodities by far, together accounting for 30 percent of national exports. But a handful of other minerals have become rather fashionable in recent times. They account for a small fraction of our export earnings and it’s mostly small […]

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Shutdowns Australia: Looking back on 2019

As 2019 enters its final few weeks, we wanted to look back on the year that’s been and share some of the highlights from the Shutdowns Australia community. This year we changed our approach to how we try and bring value to you, the workers, focusing in on the three areas of jobs, news & […]

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Aus Tin plots restart to mining at Granville

Aus Tin Mining plans to resume operations at the Granville tin project in Tasmania’s Heemskirk tin field during the March 2020 quarter. The company has agreed to non-binding indicative terms and conditions for a funding package comprising loans of up to $1.5 million to be converted into shares in the company’s subsidiary Ten Star Mining […]

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Multicom vanadium prospect secures major project status in QLD

Multicom Resources has earned a major project status for the Saint Elmo vanadium project in north west Queensland. This signifies the Australian Government’s move to advance the country’s position as a critical minerals powerhouse globally. Multicom plans to develop an open cut mine for the production of vanadium, a key material in manufacturing batteries. The […]

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Australian Bauxite sets Binjour project in motion

Australian Bauxite’s board has approved the lodgement of a mining lease application and project strategy for the Binjour bauxite project in central Queensland. Project partner, India’s Rawmin Mining, has agreed to fund all pre-production and working capital costs for the Binjour project and will be entitled to a 50 per cent joint venture interest in […]

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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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