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Vanadium surge opens window for Windimurra

Indonesian billionaire Anthoni Salim looks set to finally enjoy a big payday from his long-held investment in Atlantic, owner of the cursed Windimurra vanadium project near Mt Magnet.

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Barrick still open to Kalgoorlie Super Pit offers

Canadian gold giant Barrick is keeping the door open to selling its half-stake in the Super Pit, with Barrick Chairman John Thornton telling investors in North America it still planned to sell its non-core assets.

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Barminco agrees $271m Ausdrill takeover

Diversified mining services company Ausdrill is set to swallow underground mining contractor Barminco Holdings in a deal worth US$195 ($271) million.

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Fotios’ Eastern Goldfields owes engineers $8m

Michael Fotios’ struggling Eastern Goldfields must pay contractor GR Engineering Services $8.25 million under a settlement of a gold project dispute.

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Union fury as steel work sent offshore

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union has called on Premier Mark McGowan to pressure BHP into reconsidering the award of major steel work linked to its next Pilbara iron ore mine to a Chinese company.

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State urged to strike while lithium ion’s hot

An influential mining lobby has urged the McGowan Government to grasp the “once-in-a-generation” chance to make batteries in WA and said it could deliver huge economic benefits to the State.

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Great expectations

Lang Hancock, the man responsible for discovering the Pilbara’s enormous iron ore deposits, undoubtedly left an extraordinary legacy.

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