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Australian minerals shine on global stage

Geoscience Australia has released the latest report on Australia’s Identified Mineral Resources (AIMR) during the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention in Toronto. AIMR...

Autonomous: Is It The Best Option?

There has been a lot of conversation surrounding the use of driverless trucks in mining. It was in 2015 that two Pilbara mines started using them to move iron ore. The workers control the trucks from...

Explorers Spend Big In Western Australia

WA the nation’s top mining investment destination

Western Australia remains the dominant destination for mining investment in Australia, attracting 66 per cent of the nation’s total mining investment in 2015-16, increasing its share from 60...

Pilbara iron ore development to create jobs

The WA Government has approved development of iron ore deposits at Rio Tinto’s Western Turner Syncline mine, near Tom Price in the Pilbara. State Development Minister Bill Marmion said capital...

Silvergrass mine expansion to create 500 jobs

Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass iron ore mine, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, has been approved for an expansion. State Development Minister Bill Marmion said capital expenditure on the...

Minerals Council of Australia slams iron ore tax

The Minerals Council of Australia has spoken out against a proposed $7.2 billion iron ore tax hike for Western Australia. National Party leader Brendan Grylls wants mining giants BHP and Rio Tinto to...

DMP releases report into first fatality of 2016

The Department of Mines and Petroleum have released a significant incident report into the death of a 32-year-old worker at a Rio Tinto mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Lee Buzzard...