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Chinese company to build Balla Balla project

The company behind a proposed $6 billion iron ore project in the Pilbara has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build the mine. 

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Jobs bonanza when Talison begins Greenbushes build

Hundreds of jobs will be created as Talison Lithium begins construction of a $320 million lithium concentration plant at Greenbushes in the next couple of months, the company said. 

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Community grants applications open

Fortescue Metals Group’s annual community support grants have opened for organisations within the Pilbara. 

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FMG further pays down debt

Fortescue Metals Group says it will repay another US$1 ($1.31) billion of its debt at the end of the month, using free cashflow generated from higher than expected iron ore prices and lower operating costs. 

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Australian Potash rides on Lake Wells prospect

Investors have been cautious in their response to the release of a scoping study by the Mark Creasy-backed Australian Potash which showed its Lake Wells project in WA stood to generate strong returns.

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Showdown averted as guard changes at Birimian

Birimian chairman Winton Willesee and non-executive director Hugh Bresser have resigned from the lithium and gold explorer’s board averting a potentially bruising shareholder meeting, which was scheduled for yesterday. 

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industry insight

Mid-tier makes its turn

Are the tumultuous times over for Australian mining’s mid- tier and all those businesses depending on

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Products and technology

Game changing restoration

Damaged and desperate for native plant restoration, over 2300km of land from former mining projects are crying out for a new lease on life. Due to a lack of vegetation and

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People & Projects

Riding out the mining cycle

Australia could face a serious shortage of mining engineers, with graduate numbers plummeting and showing no immediate signs of

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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

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interview

Cap to cash

Australia’s miners notably reduced their average days working capital in the 2016 financial year by paying their creditors later, according to a report from advisory firm McGrathNicol.

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