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Rio Tinto shares were battered overnight on the London market, and continued their fall locally this morning, after it declared a 51 per cent slump in underlying earnings and posted a net loss of $US866 million ($1.2 billion) for 2015.
Newcrest Mining says it is making good progress on the rescue of a worker trapped 300 metres underground at its Gosowong gold and silver mine in Indonesia.
South Australia's Olympic Dam mine can be globally competitive amid a slump in copper prices, BHP Billiton says.
It would not be in the public interest to prosecute the operators of a uranium mine in Kakadu National Park who were responsible for spilling up to one million litres of contaminated acidic slurry, the Northern Territory government says.
 

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