As many as 395 new jobs will be created after Mt Gibson Iron decided to re-start its flooded Koolan Island iron ore mine in the Kimberley.
New Mines Minister Bill Johnston has called on the Federal Government to ensure that the parent companies of mines, or even their directors, remain responsible for the clean-up after the mines are closed.
South 32 has cut its full-year production guidance for several commodities after heavy rainfall at its South African thermal coal operations and an underground fire at its Cannington mine in Queensland.
A WA uranium mining company backed by Andrew Forrest says it would be “flabbergasted” if its plans to develop one of Australia’s biggest yellowcake mines were blocked by the State Government.
Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit has been hit by a production slump just as half-owner Barrick Gold weighs its options for the sale of WA’s most important gold mine.