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Pilbara Minerals commits to Pilgangoora expansion

Pilbara Minerals has committed to a $231 million expansion of its Pilgangoora lithium and tantalum project a month after its first spodumene shipment left Port Hedland.

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Independence takes stake in Yeneena project

Independence Group has taken stake in Encounter Resources’ Yeneena copper-cobalt project in the east Pilbara causing the junior’s share price to soar.

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Thunderbird gets funding for construction

Sheffield Resources has moved its Thunderbird zircon-rich mineral sands project forward, securing a US$175 ($244) million loan and GR Engineering to build the bulk of the $463 million first stage of the Kimberley project.

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WA miners fight plans for tax refund cap

WA mining companies and the State Government are mounting a rearguard action against a push by the Federal Government to cap a tax break they say is vital to the emerging lithium industry.

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Haul truck issues continue at Rio Tinto mine

Haulage at one of Rio Tinto’s Pilbara iron ore mines has been restricted after a truck travelled downhill too fast, raising more questions about safety at the company’s work sites.

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BHP restarts ore trains after wreckage cleared

  BHP says it has resumed rail operations between its Pilbara iron ore mines and Port Hedland after the company had to derail a runaway train that severed the critical transport link last week.

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industry insight

E-waste drives ‘urban mining’

Mineral processing has become a hot topic in Australia in recent times, as rapid development in

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Products & Technology

A window to improved efficiency

Kicking off the augmented reality revolution in 2012, Google Glass was the inspiration for an entire industry.

People & Projects

Turning over a gold leaf

Underexplored and highly prospective, South Australia’s Gawler Craton has long drawn interest from those interested in tapping its mineral

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Occupational Health and Safety

Safety technologies: what planet are we on?

For decades researchers have reported the difficulties workers encounter when identifying risks and controls in the field. In response, miners have

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interview

Going for gold

Assuming the reigns of the World Gold Council (WGC) in January 2009 amidst the worst global economic collapse since the Great Depression, Aram Shishmanian knew he was in for an interesting ride.

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