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Evolution spends big to find new Frog’s Leg

Evolution Mining said it is spending $15 million a year around its Mungari gold operation 20km west of Kalgoorlie to find a new high-grade replacement for its Frog’s Leg underground mine.

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Gold hits one-year low

Gold prices sank to a one-year low on Thursday as the US dollar rose after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that reaffirmed expectations more US interest rate increases are on the way this year.

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Beazley lashes Canberra over WA lithium ambition

Newly appointed WA Governor Kim Beazley has dispensed with apolitical protocols to scold the Federal Government’s lack of appreciation of WA’s potential as a hub for the downstream processing of battery minerals such as lithium.

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South32 Q4 coking coal output falls 24pc

Diversified mining and metals group South32 has beaten its metallurgical coal output guidance for 2017-18, boosted by better-than-expected production at its Illawarra project even as fourth-quarter output dipped 24 per cent.

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Evolution’s Castle Hill rethinks Mungari

Evolution Mining is set to extend the life of its Mungari gold operation near Kalgoorlie by at least two years after cancelling a deal with Norton Gold Fields, which gave it first rights to develop the Castle Hill gold deposit 25km to the north-west.

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WA property market falls since end of mining boom

The full impact of the end of the mining boom on WA’s property market has been revealed with new figures showing falls of up to 73 per cent in house and unit values over the past decade.

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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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