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Boddington the star as gold shines

  Higher gold prices and favourable exchange rates sent Australia’s gold production in 2016 to a 17-year high of 298 tonnes, worth more than US$11.5 ($15) billion.

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US fund could control Emeco

A US fund manager could end up with a stake of more than 30 per cent stake in the Emeco Holdings following a deal with another creditor. 

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Competition watchdog raises concerns on South32

Australia’s competition watchdog has expressed concern over diversified global miner South32’s proposed $US200 million ($259.8 million) acquisition of the Metropolitan Colliery in NSW from Peabody Energy.

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Atlas misses $23m lost to hedging

Atlas Iron has swung back into the black on last year’s rise in the iron ore price, booking an after-tax profit of $18.9 million for the first half of the year.

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Restructure weighs heavy on Iluka results

Mineral sands miner Iluka Resources has slid to a full-year loss of $224 million on the back of hefty writedowns related to a restructuring of the company’s business amid the downturn.

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Africa demand helps Ausdrill’s bumper turnaround

Mining services provider Ausdrill says rationalisation and cost-cutting helped deliver an 87 per cent boost in interim net profit to $13.4 million.

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industry insight

Political Grylling

The debate around Western Australian iron ore royalties has raged from the moment Brendon Grylls

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Products and Technology

Drone tech takes next step

Drones have already carved out a significant niche in the Australian mining landscape, but they could soon be doing more with less human

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People & Projects

Pilbara Water World

While the Pilbara region has a reputation for its dry climate, there is no shortage of below-ground water in the nation’s iron ore heartland – a factor the majority of sector

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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Because safety is paramount on minesites, mining companies are seeking alternative solutions to outdated, flawed and dangerous equipment to avoid injury for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

How industry can improve employee engagement

Engaged mining employees can directly impact a mining operation’s productivity, efficiency, safety levels and bottom line. This makes measuring employee engagement important to help maintain a...

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