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Rio's 2019 iron ore shipments hit 327.4mt

The mining giant announced this morning that Pilbara iron ore shipments fell three per cent from 2018, reaching 327.4 million tonnes.

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Reus secures drilling contact

Nova Limited have announced the engagement of drilling contractor, Ruen Drilling, to progress their Korbel deposit. 

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New FMG Shanghai office strengthens China link

Fortescue Metals Group has officially opened its new office in Shanghai, after setting up a China-based sales entity last year.

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Trainees dig in for mining experience

For the first time in a decade, mining company Alcoa has offered nine year-long traineeships at its mine near Pinjarra and has hired two people from Rockingham for the job.

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Cyclone threat to support higher iron ore prices

Iron ore prices are likely to remain elevated above US$90 ($130) a tonne for weeks as cyclone-related disruptions in Western Australia crimp supply and Chinese steel mills continue re-stocking ahead of the country’s traditional New Year celebrations.

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World’s biggest ore-handling plant taking shape

BHP says its $US3.6 billion ($5.2 billion) South Flank iron ore replacement project in the Pilbara is more than 55 per cent complete.

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Top end open for business

The Northern Territory is better known for its tongue-in-cheek tourism campaigns than it is for

Products and Technology

Revolutionising conveyor health monitoring 

Taking real-time data and using it to enhance asset management, improve reliability and deliver ground-breaking predictive capabilities, Aura IQ is

People and Projects

A nickel renaissance 

It is 50 years since Western Australian nickel grabbed the world’s attention as a burgeoning commodity, and now new industries are placing it back on the global stage. 

Occupational Health and Safety

Improving the balance

Operating at the top of an industry recognised for continually pushing the envelope when it comes to export figures, it is unsurprising Rio Tinto would look to improve



Simplifying supply chains

When a Japan-bound ship carrying coal from Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal set sail from Queensland in August, it cemented a...

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