Mining

Alcoa hands contract to Worley

Alcoa of Australia has awarded a three-year services contract to Worley for its mining, refining and smelting operations.Under the contract, Worley will provide engineering and delivery serv...... [continue reading]

BMD wins Adani Carmichael contract

Adani Australia has awarded BMD a $350 million contract for civil construction works for the Carmichael rail network in Queensland.This is the largest Carmichael contract to date and takes t...... [continue reading]

Gascoyne puts Dalgaranga back on track

Gascoyne has produced more than six thousand ounces of gold at record grades for the fourth consecutive month at the Dalgaranga gold mine in Western Australia.The company produced 6506 ounce...... [continue reading]

Kerman wins work at Koodaideri

Kerman Contracting have been awarded a significant contract by Scott Technology Limited for the design and construction of an automated iron-ore sample processing laboratory building at R...... [continue reading]

Chalice reaches major discovery at Julimar

Chalice Gold Mines has reported significant new drilling results at its Julimar nickel-copper-PGE project 70 kilometres northeast of Perth in Western Australia.The discovery is a shallow, hi...... [continue reading]

Roy Hill expands fleet with third Pentium Hydro rig

Roy Hill Iron Ore plans to deploy the eighth rig for its company fleet at the Pilbara mine, Western Australia through an additional purchase order to Vysarn.This mobilises a third rig from V...... [continue reading]

BHP throws lifeline to Australian suppliers

BHP will reduce payment terms for small, local and Indigenous businesses to support communities around Australia during the coronavirus pandemic.The major miner will immediately pay outstand...... [continue reading]

Rio to build $98-million solar plant at Koodaideri

Rio Tinto has approved a $98-million investment to build a solar plant, Western Australia’s first, which will power the company’s new Koodaideri iron ore mine, in the resource-rich Pilbara region.... [continue reading]

Roy Hill plots new path for end-to-end automation

Roy Hill has signed a contract with Epiroc to deliver their automated haul truck solution.Leading global mining equipment and services provider Epiroc, in partnership with automation sp...... [continue reading]

Gem Diamonds recovers 183 carat diamond from Letseng mine

Gem Diamonds has recovered an exceptional 183 carat white Type IIa diamond from its Letseng mine in Lesotho.The company has also recovered two different high-quality diamonds, one of 89 cara...... [continue reading]

Barminco awarded Savannah contract

Panoramic Resources has selected Barminco as its preferred contractor for the Savannah project in the Kimberley region, Western Australia.The contract, which is worth around $200 million wil...... [continue reading]

Fortescue given green light for Eliwana rail construction

The Western Australian Government has granted a special rail licence for the construction and operation of Fortescue Metal Group’s Eliwana iron ore mine and rail project in the Pilbara region.... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto ramps up bauxite production

Rio Tinto has executed its ramp up of the Amrun project in Far North Queensland as planned, with the operations driving strong performance in the company’s bauxite division.The company’s ove...... [continue reading]

Copper Mountain meets 2019 guidance; expects to grow production

Copper Mountain Mining has released 2019 operating results and provided three-year production guidance for its 75% owned Copper Mountain mine. The company’s total production of 87.2 million lb. cop...... [continue reading]

Gruyere JV opens gold mine

Joint venture partners Gold Fields and Gold Road Resources have officially opened the Gruyere gold mine in Western Australia.Estimated to ramp up an average production of 300,000 ounces of g...... [continue reading]

Kalium Lakes awards contracts for Beyondie project

Kalium Lakes has been on a contract spree, announcing the award of four contracts in the past week that will move its Beyondie sulphate of potash project, in Western Australia, closer to production...... [continue reading]

Australian gold production hits record high

Australian gold production has reached an all-time record of 321 tonnes (10.3 million ounces) in the past financial year, according to gold mining consultants, Surbiton Associates.With the g...... [continue reading]

Komatsu signs deal with DHL in Australia

Komatsu, a manufacturer and supplier of construction and mining equipment, has signed a new multi-year agreement with DHL Express and DHL Global Forwarding, two divisions under Deutsche Post DHL Gr...... [continue reading]

Ausdrill wins $235m Africa contract

Gold developer West African Resources Limited has appointed Ausdrill as the preferred tenderer for the open-pit mining contract for the Sanbrado Gold Project in Burkino Faso. West Af...... [continue reading]

Caterpillar to supply autonomous machinery to Rio Tinto

Caterpillar has signed an agreement to supply Rio Tinto with mining machinery, including autonomous trucks and blast drills, to improve operational safety and performance at the company’s Koodaider...... [continue reading]

Metso awarded major contract at Kemerton lithium plant

Metso has won a contract to supply pyro-processing and comminution equipment to Albemarle Corp’s Kemerton lithium plant near Bunbury, Western Australia.Metso will supply calciner and acid ro...... [continue reading]

Fortescue awards $35m worth of contracts to Pilbara businesses

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded a major component overhaul and replacement services contract to three contractors based in Port Hedland in Western Australia.Force Equipment, Wes...... [continue reading]

BHP awards Monadelphous two contracts worth $212m at South Flank project

BHP has awarded a second construction contract at the South Flank iron ore project in the Pilbara, Western Australia to Monadelphous.The $104 million contract includes structural, mechanical...... [continue reading]

Tropicana underground expansion receives approval

The Tropicana joint venture has cemented the Western Australian gold mine’s future by approving the Boston Shaker underground development.JV partners AngloGold Ashanti and Independence Group...... [continue reading]

Westgold to sell Higginsville gold operation to Canada's RNC

RNC Minerals has agreed to purchase Westgold Resources’ Higginsville gold operation near Norseman, Western Australia, for $50 million.Canada-based RNC plans to consolidate Higginsville and t...... [continue reading]

Australia and Indonesia sign trade deal to promote METS sector

Australia and Indonesia have signed a trade agreement that will bring greater opportunities for Australia’s mining equipment, technology and services (METS) companies.The inked Indonesia-Aus...... [continue reading]

Australian miners achieve record gold production in 2018

Australia’s gold producers have capitalised on a surging price for the precious metal by delivering an all-time production record last year.With 317 tonnes of gold in 2018, the companies bro...... [continue reading]

Major contracts push Decmil to strong start in 2019

Decmil has secured several Tier 1 mining contracts to set up the engineering contractor for a profitable 2019.The Western Australia-based company won a $65 million contract extension with BH...... [continue reading]

UNSW proposes moon mining for rocket fuel

A research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) plans to investigate the prospect of mining water from the moon to help produce rocket fuel.The research team announced tha...... [continue reading]

President Ramaphosa confirmed to speak at Mining Indaba 2019

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address mining industry stakeholders at the Investing in African Mining Indaba event. The event which will also celebrate 25 years o...... [continue reading]

Syrah begins commercial production at Balama

Syrah Resources has started commercial production at the Balama graphite operation in Mozambique, southeast Africa, following a review of its monthly metrics. The Melbourne-based com...... [continue reading]

Construction begins on WA's largest lithium plant

Albemarle Corporation has started the new year by launching construction of its Kemerton lithium hydroxide conversion site in Western Australia.Site earthworks at Kemerton have started in li...... [continue reading]

Scania & Rio Tinto trial autonomous truck at Dampier Salt mine

Scania is testing a new generation autonomous transport system at Rio Tinto’s Dampier Salt operations in Western Australia. The first phase of the trial started in August 2018 and in...... [continue reading]

Ausdrill set to buy Barminco

Ausdrill is set to purchase mining services contractor Barminco in a cash and scrip deal worth $271.5 million, while also announcing a $250 million capital raising. Under the deal, A...... [continue reading]

Gold Road starts work on $23m greenfields campaign

Gold development and exploration company Gold Road Resources Limited has commenced drilling on its $23 million 2018 greenfields exploration drilling campaign at Yamarna. Four drill rigs operated by...... [continue reading]

TNG appoints Contractors

Australian strategic metals company TNG Limited has signed a strategic co-operation agreement with the leading construction companies McMahon Services and Clough Proje...... [continue reading]

Northern Star Resources to acquire South Kalgoorlie Gold Mine

Northern Star Resources has agreed to acquire Westgold Resources’ South Kalgoorlie Operations for a total consideration of A$80 million. The acquisition comprise...... [continue reading]

Millennium awards underground mining contract to GBF

Millennium Minerals has awarded an underground mining contract for the new Bartons Underground mine development, part of its Nullagine Gold Project in WA, to highly experienced WA based mining serv...... [continue reading]

Ausdrill MD announces retirement

Ausdrill have announced that its Managing Director, Ron Sayers, who at the age of 65 has decided to retire after successfully leading the Company for 30 years. Sayers has given 12 mo...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto’s autonomous haul trucks achieve one billion tonne milestone

Rio Tinto’s fleet of autonomous haul trucks achieved a significant milestone at the company’s world-class operations in Australia by moving their one-billionth tonne of material.Since commen...... [continue reading]

Confidence returning to the mining sector

The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) has announced a 40% increase in the number of Program of Works received by DMIRS in 2017 compared to 2016.The Department...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto receives offer for Aluminium Dunkerque

Rio Tinto has received a binding offer from Liberty House to acquire Rio Tinto’s Aluminium Dunkerque smelter in northern France for $500 million. In accordance with French law, Rio Tinto will launc...... [continue reading]

Centrals awarded $9m contract for concrete works

Centrals, a subsidiary of Resource Development Group have been awarded a contract for concrete and civil works package by Crushing Services International, a subsidiary of Mineral Resources Limited....... [continue reading]

Tropicana JV partners commit to Long Island strategy

Partners in the Tropicana Joint Venture have approved Phase One of the Long Island strategy, increasing production from the mine in the medium term and extending mine life. Long Isla...... [continue reading]

Maxlift open new facility in Adelaide

Crane specialist, Maxilift Australia, has opened up a new facility in north Adelaide. The new branch is located at 501 South Road, Regency Park. Maxilift Australia’s headquarters is bas...... [continue reading]

Newcrest invests in the future of Telfer

Newcrest is proceeding with a new substantial investment in its Telfer mine in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. This new investment comprises A$93 millio...... [continue reading]

GR Engineering appointed as preferred tender by Sheffield Resources

GR Engineering Services has been appointed as the preferred tenderer by Sheffield Resources to design and construct the 7.5Mtpa Thunderbird Mineral Sands Project. The Project is located on the Damp...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto completes first fully autonomous rail journey in Western Australia

Rio Tinto has successfully completed the first fully autonomous rail journey at its iron ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia as the company progresses toward full commissionin...... [continue reading]

China's Great Wall Motor Company backs Pilangoora stage 2 expansion

Australian lithium developer, Pilbara Minerals Limited has executed a binding terms sheet with Great Wall Motor Company, one of China’s largest automotive manufacturers, to further underpin the Sta...... [continue reading]

Anova and Exterra announce merger

Anova Metals and Exterra Resources have today announced that they have entered into a Merger Agreement under which Anova has agreed to acquire all of t...... [continue reading]

Thiess wins Mount Pleasant contract

Thiess has secured a mining services contract with MACH Energy’s new Mount Pleasant coal mine in Australia’s Hunter Valley region in New South Wales.The new contract will generate total reve...... [continue reading]

Gem Diamonds finds 114-carat diamond in Lesotho

Global diamond producer Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE: GEMD) have recovered a 114 carat, D colour Type II diamond of exceptional quality from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The Letšeng min...... [continue reading]

Cirrus Networks set to enhance it's partnership with Emeco

Cirrus Networks has been earmarked for a contract to provide IT managed services to heavy earthmoving equipment supplier Emeco Holdings.Cirrus will begin to transition the takeover of outsou...... [continue reading]

Lucara Diamond Corp appoints new mining contractor at Karowe

Lucara Diamond Corporation has appointed Moolman Mining Botswana ("Aveng Moolmans") as its new mining contractor at it’s Karowe diamond mine in Botswana. Aveng Moolmans, a company forming part of A...... [continue reading]

Guma ICRG awarded Roy Hill contract

Guma ICRG has been a awarded a contract to carry out the Roy Hill Port Sump Installation Project at the company’s operations south of Port Hedland. The project includes the construct...... [continue reading]

Pacific Energy secures 5MW power station contract with Westgold

Pacific Energy subsidiary KPS has secured a new electricity supply contract with Aragon Resources a wholly owned subsidiary of Westgold Resources. KPS will build, own and maintain a...... [continue reading]

Mupani Mine to create up to 1000 jobs

Following completion of a bankable feasibility study, the Impala Platinum Holdings Limited and Zimplats Boards of Directors have given their respective approvals for Zimplats’ main operating subsid...... [continue reading]

BGC Contracting acquire local industrial maintenance & fabrication services business

Leading Australian mining and civil construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has acquired 100% of family-owned DIAB Engineering Pty Ltd. Headquartered in Geraldton, Western Australia, DIAB is an e...... [continue reading]

Gold Fields invest $1.4bn in Ghana

Gold Fields has triggered a $1.4bn investment at its Damang mine in Ghana to extend the life of the operation and bring it closer to its production target of 1-million ounces a year in West Af...... [continue reading]

Genesee & Wyoming buy Glencore's Australian rail business

Glencore has agreed to sell its coal-haulage business GRail in New South Wales state to American railroad operator Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for AUD1.14 billion (US$874 million), in the latest sale by...... [continue reading]

Pilbara Minerals to purchase Lynas Find lithium project

Pilbara Minerals has expanded its footprint in the Pilgangoora lithium district by signing an agreement with Dakota Minerals to acquire the Lynas Find lithium project. Managing direc...... [continue reading]

Resolute raises $150m to develop mining projects in Australia & Africa

Resolute Mining have launched an institutional placement that will raise a minimum of A$150 million. The funds raised via the placement will be used to advance the development of the...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto and GE combine ‘Mine of the Future’ and ‘ecomagination’

Rio Tinto and General Electric are to work together on two key strategic technology projects, Rio Tinto's 'Mine of the Future™' and GE's 'Ecomagination'", to develop the most energy efficient...... [continue reading]

RCR wins major contract for Rio Tinto’s Silvergrass project

Diversified engineering and infrastructure company, RCR Tomlinson Ltd (ASX: RCR) has been awarded a contract with Rio Tinto to deliver a primary crusher and overland conveyor system for the Si...... [continue reading]

Komatsu to buy U.S based rival Joy Global for $2.9 billion

Japanese mining and construction equipment manufacturer Komatsu is set to complete it’s biggest ever acquisition buy buying it’s rival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin based Joy Global for $2.9bn. ... [continue reading]

Lycopodium awarded Mako Project contract in Senegal

Lycopodium has been awarded a contract for the delivery of the Mako Project gold processing plant and certain other facilities in Senegal from exploration and development company Toro Gold Ltd (Tor...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto commits $338m to Silvergrass development

Rio Tinto is to invest $338 million to complete the development of the Silvergrass mine in its world-class Pilbara iron ore operations in Western Australia. The brownfield expansion...... [continue reading]

Anglo American restructures management team in South Africa

Anglo American has announced the appointment of Themba Mkhwanazi as CEO of Kumba Iron Ore limited (“Kumba”) following Norman Mbazima’s decision to step down after four years to focus on his role as...... [continue reading]

Monadelphous secures $140m of new contracts

ASX listed Engineering company Monadelphous Group Limited has secured new contracts and additional works for customers in the resources, energy and infrastructure markets with a combined value of a...... [continue reading]

GR Engineering wins $36m Mungana Project contract

GR Engineering has entered into an EPC contract with Auctus Resources for the design and construction of completion works associated with the 500,000 tonne per annum Mungana zinc, lead, copper and...... [continue reading]

Watpac awarded $45M contract extension at Mt Magnet

Watpac has won a $45 million extension to its existing contract at the Mt Magnet gold mine. The scope of the work on the Ramelius Resources site includes drill and blast, load and ha...... [continue reading]

Blackham Resources award Matilda contracts

Following the recent final approvals required to commence operations at its 5.1Moz Matilda Gold Project, Blackham Resources has selected contractors for mining, tailings dam construction and the po...... [continue reading]

Barminco awarded Kundana Gold Mines contract

Underground hard-rock mining contractor Barminco has been awarded a three-year A$275 million contract, with a two year option, at the Kundana gold mines from the East Kundana Joint Venture (EKJV) (...... [continue reading]

Bruce Cleaver appointed new CEO at De Beers Group

De Beers Group have announced the appointment of Bruce Cleaver as CEO, following Philippe Mellier’s deci...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto appoints new Head of Technology and Innovation

Rio Tinto has appointed Stephen McIntosh as the acting Group executive, Technology & Innovation to succeed Greg Lilleyman, who will leave the company after 25 years of service.McIntosh has b...... [continue reading]

Australia's GB Energy to acquire Namibian lithium project

Australian listed GB Energy Ltd (ASX: GBX) has entered into an Option Agreement to acquire a 70% interest in the Bitterwasser Lithium Clay Project (Bitterwasser Project) in Namibia. The Option...... [continue reading]

Doray signs farm-in agreement with Rox Resources

Doray Minerals Limited has entered into a farm-in Agreement with Rox Resources Limited to explore the highly prospective and underexplored Mount Fisher Gold Project which is located in the north-ea...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto approves development of Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia

Rio Tinto and its partners, the Government of Mongolia and Turquoise Hill R...... [continue reading]

Crater accelerates PNG Gold Mine

Crater Gold Mining has installed and commissioned its new custom-made gold processing plant at its High Grade Zone (“HGZ”) mine at Crater Mountain, Papua New Guinea (PNG). Crater Gol...... [continue reading]

Thiess awarded $180m contract extension in Indonesia

Thiess has been awarded a three-year contract extension by PT Teguh Sinar Abadi and PT Firman Ketaun Perkasa (members of the Bayan Group) to continue operations at Melak Coal Mine, in East Kalimant...... [continue reading]

Anglo American sells 70% stake in Queensland mine

Anglo American has entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement with a consortium led by Taurus Fund Management to sell its 70% interest in the Foxleigh metallurgical coal mine in Queensland, Austral...... [continue reading]

Jean-Sébastien Jacques to succeed Sam Walsh as Rio Tinto chief executive

Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will retire from the business on 1 July 2016 and will be succeeded by Copper & Coal chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques. To ensure a smooth transition, Jean-S...... [continue reading]

Troy achieves commercial production at Karouni gold project

Perth based Troy Resources have achieved commercial production at its Karouni gold project in Guyana following successful commissioning and operation of all key components of the processing plant.... [continue reading]

SCEE awarded Jimblebar mine contract

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited (‘SCEE’) has been awarded over $10m of work by the Sedgman Civmec Joint Venture (‘SCJV’) for the performance of Electrical & Instrumentation services a...... [continue reading]

BGC Contracting awarded $520 million Cliffs Koolyanobbing Extension

Leading mining and civil construction firm BGC Contracting Pty Ltd has been awarded a five-year contract extension with Cliff Natural Resources at its Koolyanobbing Iron Ore Project in Western Aust...... [continue reading]

Anglo American completes exit from the Middle East

Anglo American has announced that it has completed the sale of its interests in the operating joint venture entities which have historically operated under the Tarmac name in the United Arab Emirat...... [continue reading]

Saracen set for transformation year

ASX listed Saracen Mineral Holdings has announced an outstanding production and cashflow performance for the December Quarter and that it is ahead of schedule to double gold production to 300,000oz...... [continue reading]

Cementation Acquires Merit Consultants International

Cementation Canada Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts Limited, has completed the acquisition of Merit Consultants International Inc. (“Merit”). Merit has worked with clients in the...... [continue reading]

Sama Resources obtains Grata License in Côte d'Ivoire

Canadian mining company, Sama Resources has announced that it has obtained a new exploration license contiguous to the Samapleu license to explore for base metals over an 80 square kilometer ("km")...... [continue reading]

Maca secures $115m Moolart Well contract renewal

Australia based Maca has secured a contract renewal with Regis Resources to provide Open Pit Mining services at its expanded Moolart Well project. The Moolart Well gold mine is l...... [continue reading]

Thiess awarded $760m Mt Owen Coal Mine contract

Thiess has been awarded a $760 million contract to operate Glencore’s Mt Owen Coal Mine. The agreement extends on Thiess’ 20-year involvement at the mine, which is located near Ravensworth...... [continue reading]

Lydian to invest in Armenia Gold Project

Lydian International Limited has announced it has entered into definitive agreements related to a $325 million construction financing package for Lydian's 100%-owned Amulsar Gold Project in south-c...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto unveils 187.7 carat Canadian diamond

Rio Tinto has unveiled one of the largest diamonds ever discovered in Canada. The 187.7 carat gem-quality rough diamond, known as The Diavik Foxfire, was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mi...... [continue reading]

Petra Diamonds acquires in interest in the Kimberley Mines in South Africa

Petra Diamonds has acquired an interest in the Kimberley Mines in South Africa from De Beers Consolidated Mines Proprietary Ltd, in a consortium with Ekapa Mining for around $7.2m.The diamon...... [continue reading]

Conveyor Belt Commissioned at South Africa's Lace Mine

DiamondCorp, the Southern African diamond mining, development and exploration company, has reported that installation of the 400 tonne per hour underground conveyor belt system from the first...... [continue reading]

Afrimat interim profit rises to R109m

Afrimat Limited (“Afrimat”), the JSE-listed black empowered open pit mining group that supplies industrial minerals and construction materials, has released it’s interim results boasting a 24% incr...... [continue reading]

Mining commences at Karma Gold Mine in Burkino Faso

True Gold Mining Inc. has announced that mining has commenced at the Goulagou II (GGII) deposit at the Karma Gold Mine in Burkina Faso. The GGII deposit is the first of six deposits that wi...... [continue reading]

Tempo Australia appoint Max Bergomi as new CEO

Mining and energy sector services company, Tempo Australia Limited (ASX: TPP) has announced the appointment of Mr Max Bergomi as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr Bergomi is a highl...... [continue reading]

Ground work commences on Manica Gold mine

Xtract Resources plc (Xtract), Auroch Minerals NL (ASX: AOU) (Auroch or the Company), has announced that Xtract has commenced ground work on the Manica Mining Concession 3990C. Xtract has c...... [continue reading]

Afrimat to buy Cape Lime

JSE-listed company Afrimat is acquiring lime and associated products producer, Cape Lime, which has roots dating back to 1946. The group will acquire both of Cape Lime’s operations, located at Vred...... [continue reading]

Sibanye Gold bids R4 billion for Aquarius Platinum

Sibanye has announced a cash offer of USD 0.195 per share (ZAR 2.66 per share) valuing Aquarius at USD294 million (ZAR4 billion) for the entire issued share capital of Aquarius. The Transaction has...... [continue reading]

Horizonte Minerals buys Glencore's Brazil nickel project

Nickel development company Horizonte Minerals that is focused in Brazil, has announced that it has reached agreement to indirectly acquire through wholly owned subsidiaries in Brazil the advanced h...... [continue reading]

Sedgman Civmec JV Awarded Major BHP Billiton Contract

Civmec Limited, in joint venture with Sedgman Limited, has been awarded a contract by BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHPBIO) for civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical and commissioning works at...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto’s rare red and pink Argyle diamonds shine in Hong Kong

Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, comprising 65 of the world’s rarest pink and red diamonds, is being showcased in Hong Kong as part of its global tour. The spectacular collec...... [continue reading]

Wolf Minerals celebrate the official opening of its Drakelands Mine at the Hemerdon Tungsten and Tin Project

Specialty metals development company, Wolf Minerals Limited has celebrated a defining milestone in the United Kingdom’s mining industry with the official opening of the Drakelands mine constructed...... [continue reading]

Doray secures funding for Deflector Gold Project

Doray Minerals has announced it has secured debt and equity funding to enable the construction and development of the Company’s 100% owned Deflector Gold Project (Deflector) in the southern Murchis...... [continue reading]

Anglo American sells off Chilean copper mines

Anglo American has announced that it has reached agreement for the sale of its interest in Anglo American Norte S.A. to an investor consortium led by Audley Capital Advisors LLP, with Orion Mine Fi...... [continue reading]

Thiess awarded $160m Rocky’s Reward contract

Thiess has been awarded a $160 million contract with BHP Billiton Nickel West to undertake operations at the Rocky’s Reward nickel mine at Leinster,approximately 400 kilometres north of Kalgoorlie...... [continue reading]

NRW wins Rio Tinto contract

NRW Holding Limited has announced that the Company has been awarded a contract from Rio Tinto for contract mining and ore haulage, which will increase the production at Nammuldi mine. The s...... [continue reading]

Construction on schedule at Keysbrook mine

MZI Resources will become Australia's next mineral sands producer from the Keysbrook project in the December quarter 2015.The project's construction is on schedule and on budget, with...... [continue reading]

Perth based Empired wins Rio Tinto contract

Australian listed IT Services Company Empired Limited has secured a contract to provide Application Managed Services to global mining leader Rio Tinto.The contract, including options, will h...... [continue reading]

South32 makes ASX debut

BHP Billiton spin off company, South32 has announced that it has been admitted to the Official List of the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and that its ordinary shares have comm...... [continue reading]

World Bank approves $45m loan for Tanzania to improve mining sector

The World Bank has approved a $45 million loan for Tanzania, Africa’s fourth-biggest gold producer, to help improve its mining sector especially among small-scale producers.The funds will he...... [continue reading]

Highfield Resources Raises $101 million to develop Muga potash mine

Spanish potash developer Highfield Resources Ltd (HFR: ASX) (“Highfield” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce a placement (“Placement”) to raise approximately A$101 million via the issue of 56,...... [continue reading]

Crater sells first gold from Crater Mountain mine in PNG

Crater Gold Mining has sold its first gold of 17.4 oz from the processing of ore at the High Grade Zone (“HGZ”) project at Crater Mountain PNG. The average recovered grade was 6.0 g/t Au....... [continue reading]

Barrick Gold takes step back at Super Pit gold mine

Canada's Barrick Gold will relinquish some management duties at Australia's Super Pit gold mine to partner Newmont Mining, in a further pull-back from operations in the Southern HemisphereBa...... [continue reading]

Hitachi becomes Wenco distributor for Australia

Hitachi has become the official Australian distributor of Wenco International Mining Systems.Wenco is currently operating in Australia at the ... [continue reading]

Exxaro unveils R250m water treatment plant at Matla Coal Mine

A new R250 million water treatment plant at the Matla coal mine, operated by Exxaro Resources Limited (Exxaro) in Mpumalanga, is set to reduce the safety risk posed by large quantities of water tha...... [continue reading]

AngloGold Ashanti installs turbines to boost mine power

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti is installing turbines in underground mines to boost energy regeneration, as part of a strategy of recovering electricity without spending significant amounts of capita...... [continue reading]

Razrez Arshanovsky open largest coal mine in Russia

A new 167 year life coal mine has opened in Russia.The new Arshanovsky open cut mine, in south eastern Siberia, has set a goal of two billion tonnes of coal extracted over its mine life, at...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto announces $2bn share buy-back

Rio Tinto delivers underlying earnings of $9.3 billion and announces a 12 per cent increase in full year dividend and a $2.0 billion share buy-back.Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said “...... [continue reading]

Barrick Gold invest in Ford F-150 trucks

Barrick Gold US have made a bulk order of light vehicles from Ford, after having been chosen to test the prototype 2015 Ford F-150 trucks.The new trucks feature an experimental aluminium-all...... [continue reading]

Kerman Awarded $23M Contract for Nova Nickel Project’s 496 Man Camp

Kerman Contracting Pty Ltd (Kerman) has been awarded the design and construction of accommodation facilities for Sirius Resources on the company’s Nova Nickel Project at Fraser Range in W...... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto to invest $500m in Indian diamond project

Mining giant Rio Tinto is eyeing a $US500 million-plus investment in an Indian diamond project alongside a potential $US2 billion iron ore development in the region.Speaking in India, Rio Ti...... [continue reading]

Stevin Rock Chooses Rail Transport to Strengthen Its Distribution Network

Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network, has announced yet another strategic partnership to offer logistics services to a company operating in the re...... [continue reading]

THIESS AWARDED JELLINBAH PLAINS CONTRACT

Thiess has been awarded a new $250 million contract by Jellinbah Resources to operate the Jellinbah Plains open-pit, part of the Jellinbah East coal mine near Blackwater in Central Queensland.... [continue reading]

African Minerals begins shutdown of core Sierra Leone business

Iron ore mining company African Minerals has started to shut down its operation in Sierra Leone, the main focus of its business, because it does not have enough working capital, it said on Monday.... [continue reading]

Rio Tinto invests $350m in Canada's Diavik Diamond Mine

Rio Tinto, operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada, has formally approved the development of a fourth pipe, known as A21, at the remote subarctic Diavik mine site.The A21 pipe developm...... [continue reading]

Gina Rinehart slams 'negativity' regarding mining industry

Gina Rinehart said the negativity aimed at the mining industry needs to stop, stating Australia would be unable to survive without the sector.Speaking to the Small Business Association of Au...... [continue reading]

Canada's Goldcorp to open Argentina’s Cerro Negro gold, silver mine in February

Canada's Goldcorp will formally inaugurate its Cerro Negro gold and silver mine in Argentina in February, a project that required an investment outlay of 14.2 billion pesos ($1.7 billion) in the co...... [continue reading]

Adani Secures Funding For Carmichael Mine Project In Queensland

Adani Mining, the Australian subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, and the State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender, have today signed an MOU in the aftermath of the successful...... [continue reading]

BHP Billiton Donates US$ 400,000 to Ebola Response in West Africa

In response to the widespread devastation caused by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities has donated US$400,000 to the Pooled World Health Organisation (WHO) Ebol...... [continue reading]