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Sales commissions spark multimillion-dollar feud

Sales commissions paid between BHP and its iron ore marketing company in Singapore are at the centre of the multimillion-dollar feud between the mining giant and the State Government.

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Middle Island gets cash for Sandstone revival

WA junior Middle Island Resources has got the US$1 ($1.4) million it sought to advance plans to revive the Sandstone gold project in the East Murchison.

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Galaxy supercharges Mt Cattlin lithium estimates

ASX-listed lithium miner Galaxy Resources has lifted its estimate of resources at its Mt Cattlin project near Ravensthorpe after drilling pointed to a stronger reserve.

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Ramelius harbours mid-tier ambition

Ramelius Resources Managing Director Mark Zeptner says the company is likely to take a spell from its feverish pace of corporate activity in the coming months to assess its newly acquired Tampia gold project.

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BHP’s runaway train derails iron ore output

BHP Group’s second-quarter iron ore production has fallen 9 per cent and the mining giant has flagged a US$600 million ($840 million) hit due to production disruptions at its copper and iron ore operations.

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Premier McGowan urges BHP to cut a royalties deal

Premier Mark McGowan has personally urged BHP boss Mike Henry to cut a deal over a royalties rip-off that has short-changed WA by up to $300 million and went undetected for more than a decade.

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industry insight

Mining’s place in the future energy mix

On December 12, 2015, leaders from 195 countries reached a landmark agreement to combat climate

Products & Technology

Mapping a mineral future

A telescope burrowing 300km beneath Australia’s vast and parched land may seem more of a Jules Verne thought bubble than a not-too-distant scientific reality, but such a

People & Projects

Mining for community spirit

Whether it is in the form of a fundraising bike ride, painting a company truck in the colours of a rescue service or giving financial support, there are many mining

Occupational Health and Safety

From high vis to health monitoring?

The impact of recent technological advancement on mining processes and efficiencies is well documented – almost to the point of



Six-year nickel slide subsides

It has been a prolonged and frustrating drought, but the long-sought turning point for those working with nickel may finally be around the corner.

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