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Sandfire chases $94.5m tie-up with MOD Resources

Sandfire Resources has approached fellow ASX-listed metals miner MOD Resources about a potential takeover.

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WA Gov chasing BHP for unpaid royalties

The State Government is reportedly looking to recover hundreds of millions of dollars in iron ore royalties owed to it by mining giant BHP.

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Union at loggerheads with FMG on rail car asbestos

Fortescue Metals Group’s removal of asbestos from about 3400 Chinese rail cars is being done without sufficient safety precautions, according to the union that represents rail maintenance workers.

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BHP ignore Bill Shorten’s scathing attack

BHP has refused to be drawn into a growing political stoush over its scrapping of an historic domestic shipping contract as Opposition Leader Bill Shorten extended his attack on the mining giant.

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South32 flags C-suite shuffle as cash builds

South32 shareholders may be about to reap more cash returns from the diversified miner as it continues to enjoy healthy prices for its commodities and benefits from strong operating results.

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Tianqi fires up $700m lithium game changer

Tianqi Lithium’s landmark first-stage $400 million plant at Kwinana is all-but finished and into a long commissioning phase that should lead to Asian customers taking high-value lithium hydroxide from WA in the second half of the year.

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industry insight

From high vis to health monitoring?

The impact of recent technological advancement on mining processes and efficiencies is well

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Products & Technology

Automation to suit the operator

When it comes to better drilling efficiencies, it’s all about going the extra mile; something Cat’s latest rotary blasthole drills have taken to heart.

People & Projects

Optimism returning as industry picks up pace

It has been a big 12 months for the Western Australian mining sector.

Occupational Health and Safety

The new benchmark in safety

When it comes to building trust and transparency, identifying and implanting safety standards is paramount to any mining business.

interview

A greenfield renaissance?

Ongoing and sophisticated greenfield mineral exploration is vital to the longevity of the mining industry, yet nationally Australia’s mining sector is experiencing a chronic shortage in greenfield...

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