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Curtin digs in to develop exploration methods

Curtin University will play a key role in the development of a more sustainable and productive minerals industry after the announcement of $215 million in funding for the new Mineral Exploration Cooperative Research Centre (MinEx CRC).

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Battery taskforce to supercharge lithium potential

A taskforce to investigate how Western Australia can cash in on a “once-in-a-generation” lithium and battery minerals boom will make recommendations to the WA State Government within six months.

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Super Pit lookout reopens

The gateway to observe the Goldfields biggest tourist attraction, the world-renowned Super Pit, has reopened in the wake of last week’s two mammoth wall slips at its eastern side.

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Rio Tinto in talks for Grasberg mine sale

Rio Tinto has confirmed it is in talks about the potential purchase of its stake in the Indonesian Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion.

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Ausdrill X-rays to slash ore analysis times

A laboratory firm backed by Ron Sayers’ Ausdrill is to introduce X-ray technology developed by the CSIRO to the mineral analysis market, which it says will slash the time required to analyse drilling samples.

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DGO Gold’s De Grey stake at a premium

Ed Eshuys’ DGO Gold will pay a premium to take up to a 10 per cent stake in fellow Pilbara conglomerate gold play De Grey Mining.

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Tracking the trends into 2018 and beyond

The future is full of change for the mining sector, according to Deloitte’s Tracking the Trends

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Collaborate and plan

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Fuchs goes big in at Beresfield 

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A fleeting opportunity

Western Australian Chief Scientist Professor Peter Klinken believes the time is now for battery metals.

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