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Iluka flags shutdown charge, zircon mine restart

Iluka Resources plans to put its Hamilton mineral separation plant in Victoria on care and maintenance status resulting in an $150 million pre-tax impairment charge in its half-year accounts. 

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Corunna Downs put on hold by Atlas Iron

Atlas Iron has been forced to shelve plans for the development of the $53 million Corunna Downs project, just two months after Managing Director Cliff Lawrenson said the falling iron ore price posed no risk to the project in the short term.

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Miners face $95m rise in port fees

Mining companies will pay $95 million more in port and shipping fees in the Pilbara as part of a money-raising measure about to be unveiled by the Western Australian Government.

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Commodities rout from China’s finances

The unfolding rout in commodity markets that knocked the Australian sharemarket to a four-month closing low yesterday is shaping up to be a repeat of 2015 because China has limited financial ability to remain the global buyer of last resort.

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Gruyere gets big budget boost and pipeline

Gold Road Resources and its joint venture partner Gold Fields have lifted the budget for their Gruyere mine from $500 million to $532 million and signed up APA Group to build a new gas pipeline and gas-fired power station for the project.

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Rio director steps down after UK charges

Rio Tinto Director John Varley has stepped down from the mining giant's board after being charged in a high-profile UK corruption investigation.

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industry insight

Innovation Nation

A report commissioned by the Minerals Council of Australia and released by Deloitte Access

Products and Technology

Gap delivers on GET detection

A new technology developed by Gap Explosive Ordnance Detection (Gap EOD) is helping organisations detect deep buried material in magnetite stockpiles, a solution to a

People & Projects

Mine rehabilitation and closure made easier

Mine rehabilitations and closures command significant industry attention, yet despite this, the task of accessing knowledge relating to the two has

Occupational Health & Safety

New helmets offer protection, comfort

Welding Industries of Australia (WIA) has released two auto-darkening welding helmets.


Friction key to safe haul road operations

When the lifeblood of a mine is an ever-changing and potentially hazardous network of unsealed haul roads, how do you provide a safe working environment and maintain an efficient and prosperous...

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