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BHP eyes reboot for Mt Keith nickel operation

BHP Billiton’s Nickel West division will look to extend the life of its Mt Keith operations, 100km north of Leinster, into the 2030s with the development of the Yakabindie satellite deposit.

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Ore price and philanthropy drives Andrew and...

Four years ago Andrew and Nicola Forrest pledged to give away half of their wealth before they died.

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Businesses push back against Barnett WA Inc...

WA business leaders have pushed back against Liberal claims the sector could replicate the dark days of WA Inc, which was marred by unethical dealings between the Burke government and entrepreneurs.

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Rio to cut debt by up to US$2.5bn

Mining giant Rio Tinto has launched an offer to buy back up to US$2.5 (A$3.3) billion of its US dollar-denominated bonds as part of its ongoing capital management program.

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Upside for Venturex at Sulphur Springs

Explorer Venturex Resources says it has identified a number of significant new exploration opportunities to grow the resource inventory at its Sulphur Springs copper-zinc project in the Pilbara.

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Andrew Twiggy Forrest makes massive $400m...

Mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest will make Australia’s single biggest philanthropic donation with $400 million for a variety of social and scientific causes.

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industry insight

Is the boom back?

Australia’s mining industry delivered an unprecedented set of export figures during the December quarter

Products and Technology

A golden alternative

US mining giant Barrick Gold has pioneered a unique alternative to cyanide for gold recovery with the help of Australia’s leading research organisation CSIRO.

People & Projects

Bridging the gender gap

The gender gap in the mining and resources industry has not received adequate attention, though the tide is beginning to turn. Diversity is becoming less of a buzz-word and

Occupational Health & Safety

No barrier to improved blast performance

An internationally patented structural water-sealing barrier designed to significantly improve blasting performance has been launched by Australian blasting



Innovation Adaptation

Australia’s innovators are inefficient when it comes to applying ideas in practice, according to a Department of Industry, Innovation and Science report released in February.

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