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Discount slashes Pilbara Ports profit

The State Government’s decision to help junior miners deal with the iron ore price crunch cost the Pilbara Ports Authority about $50 million in lost revenue last financial year — but WA Treasury still made $100 million.

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Barminco profit up 30pc on improved margins

Underground mining contractor Barminco has reported a 30 per cent increase in annual earnings to $57 million.

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Asset sale trade-off dilemma

ANALYSIS: This year’s annual financial statement from the Pilbara Ports Authority is unlikely to do much to calm tensions over the mooted sale of Port Hedland’s Utah Point terminal when the matter returns for debate in the Legislative Council next month.

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Breaker Resources raises $10m in placement

Breaker Resources has taken advantage of its recent share price run to raise an extra $10 million.

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Vimy gets nod for early works at Mulga Rock

    Vimy Resources has received special permission to begin preliminary work on its Mulga Rock uranium project in the Goldfields, despite Environment Minister Albert Jacob not yet giving final approval for the project.

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Nickel players surge on Philippine mine closures

  Shares in Western Areas and other WA nickel miners surged this afternoon after the Philippines government flagged fresh mine closures in the wake of environmental audits.

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industry insight

Not the time to cut back on training

Further exploration has been touted as the key to sustaining Australia’s mining industry success for

Products and Technology

Innovation unearthing new tools

The Australian mining industry is one of the lowest cost mining operations in the world, thanks to a highly skilled workforce and world-leading technologies. 

People and projects

Building global familiarity

The Dubbo Zirconia Project in central-west New South Wales has been a million years in the making. A direct result of volcanic activity that left behind volcanic vents

occupational health and safety

Your say on safety reforms 

The State Government is seeking worker’s input into new safety reforms for mining, petroleum and major hazard facilities (MHFs) in WA.


The iSeekPlant podcast

National Mining Chronicle caught up with iSeekPlant CEO Sally McPherson to discuss her company's equipment hire tool, the state of the mining industry and innovation in the sector.

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