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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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Cliffs costly early exit from Koolyanobbing

US iron ore miner Cliffs expects to pay up to $90 million to break long-term contracts with its suppliers as the Koolyanobbing iron ore complex near Southern Cross heads towards closure.

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Ben Wyatt sides with Sheffield

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt has thrown his weight behind plans for a mineral sands mine in the Kimberley despite a dispute between the proponent and traditional owners.

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St George hits more nickel mineralisation

Aspiring nickel producer St George has confirmed further drilling intersections of nickel-copper sulphides across its three prospects at the Mt Alexander project about100km west of Leonora in the northern Goldfields.

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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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A fleeting opportunity

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

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