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Johnston wary of Govt role in battery production

WA Mines Minister Bill Johnston has greeted with caution a mining industry report calling on governments to take a bigger role in securing WA’s stake in the looming global electric vehicle revolution.

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WesTrac to unveil 'most advanced excavators ever'

They don’t quite drive themselves but at the rate Caterpillar is developing its kit, it is only a matter of time before they do.

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Elon Musk’s Tesla moves in on WA lithium

Kidman Resources has struck a binding offtake deal with Elon Musk’s Tesla for the supply of lithium hydroxide to be used in the batteries that power the company’s electric cars. 

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Independence pays high price to strengthen Orion...

Independence Group has lifted its stake in South African base metals explorer Orion Minerals to 11.1 per cent via a $5 million placement. 

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BHP boss sees commodity prices holding up

BHP boss Andrew Mackenzie sees fundamental support for commodity prices persisting based on strong Chinese demand, further environmental and supply side reforms in the country and a sustained recovery in the developed world. 

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Comet Vale work starts

Newly ASX-listed Orminex Limited’s effort to reignite the historic eastern Goldfields-based Comet Vale gold mine is gaining traction, with an underground contractor starting mining operations at the project this week.  

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industry insight

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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Products & Technology

Collaborate and plan

People & Projects

Fuchs goes big in at Beresfield 

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interview

A fleeting opportunity

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

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