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Doray and Silver Lake agree to $421m merger

Doray Minerals and Silver Lake Resources have agreed to a $421 million merger in the latest example of growing consolidation in the WA gold sector.

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Northern Star offers $150m for East Kundana

Northern Star Resources has made a bold move to seize full control of the East Kundana joint venture gold project, offering $150 million in cash to its project partners at a time of vulnerability for the Anton Billis-controlled companies.

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Metalicity joins rush for Paterson land

The buzz around Rio Tinto’s rumoured copper find in the East Pilbara is developing into a fully blown regional nearology play.

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Pilbara Minerals commits to Pilgangoora expansion

Pilbara Minerals has committed to a $231 million expansion of its Pilgangoora lithium and tantalum project a month after its first spodumene shipment left Port Hedland.

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Independence takes stake in Yeneena project

Independence Group has taken stake in Encounter Resources’ Yeneena copper-cobalt project in the east Pilbara causing the junior’s share price to soar.

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Thunderbird gets funding for construction

Sheffield Resources has moved its Thunderbird zircon-rich mineral sands project forward, securing a US$175 ($244) million loan and GR Engineering to build the bulk of the $463 million first stage of the Kimberley project.

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industry insight

E-waste drives ‘urban mining’

Mineral processing has become a hot topic in Australia in recent times, as rapid development in

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Products & Technology

A window to improved efficiency

Kicking off the augmented reality revolution in 2012, Google Glass was the inspiration for an entire industry.

People & Projects

Turning over a gold leaf

Underexplored and highly prospective, South Australia’s Gawler Craton has long drawn interest from those interested in tapping its mineral

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Occupational Health and Safety

Safety technologies: what planet are we on?

For decades researchers have reported the difficulties workers encounter when identifying risks and controls in the field. In response, miners have

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interview

Going for gold

Assuming the reigns of the World Gold Council (WGC) in January 2009 amidst the worst global economic collapse since the Great Depression, Aram Shishmanian knew he was in for an interesting ride.

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