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Copper demand to double within 20 years

Copper demand is set to double to 26 million tonnes-a-year over the next two decades, according to International Copper Association Australia Chief Executive John Fennell.

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Clean Mining takes reins for green gold processing

CSIRO has licensed a non-toxic gold mining technique to a Perth company it says could double production for smaller gold producers.

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Leichhardt’s project proves it is worth its salt

The privately-owned Leichhardt Industrials has ticked another box on its path to filling a looming gap in the global supply of high-grade chemical salt.

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Macmahon seals $48m deal for GBF Group

Mining services firm Macmahon has purchased WA underground mining contractor GBF Group for an up-front component of $48 million in cash and assumed debt.

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Liam Twigger joins SolGold

PCF Capital boss Liam Twigger has joined the board of boom Ecuadorian gold play SolGold.

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Flinders promises changes, better engagement

Flinders Mines has extended an olive branch to its disgruntled minority shareholders by committing to board renewal, promising more shareholder engagement and establishing an independent committee to identify the best way forward for its Pilbara iron ore project.

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industry insight

A game of attraction

The announcement of major iron ore projects by the big three miners has been heralded by many as a

Products and Technology

Meeting in the middle

As with any aspect of a mine, generating power each day involves a number of different elements coming together at the right time, notwithstanding possible risks, how power needs

People and Projects

Minesite restoration overlooks fauna: study

In early 2017 the Australian Senate started an inquiry tasked with investigating the rehabilitation of mining and resources

Occupational Health and Safety

Neglect maintenance at your own risk

Mining processes and operations are incredibly intensive and risk prone.


Paying the iron price

As ramifications from the Brumadinho dam disaster continue to shake up global markets, the price of iron ore is being tipped to perform stronger for longer – and Australia’s big players are set to...

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