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Boddington the star as gold shines

  Higher gold prices and favourable exchange rates sent Australia’s gold production in 2016 to a 17-year high of 298 tonnes, worth more than US$11.5 ($15) billion.

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US fund could control Emeco

A US fund manager could end up with a stake of more than 30 per cent stake in the Emeco Holdings following a deal with another creditor. 

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Competition watchdog raises concerns on South32

Australia’s competition watchdog has expressed concern over diversified global miner South32’s proposed $US200 million ($259.8 million) acquisition of the Metropolitan Colliery in NSW from Peabody Energy.

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Atlas misses $23m lost to hedging

Atlas Iron has swung back into the black on last year’s rise in the iron ore price, booking an after-tax profit of $18.9 million for the first half of the year.

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Restructure weighs heavy on Iluka results

Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources has slid to a full-year loss of $224 million on the back of hefty writedowns related to a restructuring of the company’s business amid the downturn.

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Africa demand helps Ausdrill’s bumper turnaround

Mining services provider Ausdrill says rationalisation and cost-cutting helped deliver an 87 per cent boost in interim net profit to $13.4 million.

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industry insight

Political Grylling

The debate around Western Australian iron ore royalties has raged from the moment Brendon Grylls

Products and Technology

Drone tech takes next step

Drones have already carved out a significant niche in the Australian mining landscape, but they could soon be doing more with less human

People & Projects

Pilbara Water World

While the Pilbara region has a reputation for its dry climate, there is no shortage of below-ground water in the nation’s iron ore heartland – a factor the majority of sector

Occupational Health & Safety

Flawed OH&S equipment puts lives at risk

Because safety is paramount on minesites, mining companies are seeking alternative solutions to outdated, flawed and dangerous equipment to avoid injury for



How industry can improve employee engagement

Engaged mining employees can directly impact a mining operation’s productivity, efficiency, safety levels and bottom line. This makes measuring employee engagement important to help maintain a...

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