The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum said the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Government and the joint venture partners of the Wafi-Golpu project, Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold, is a significant step forward for the project and the country.

A bushfire alert has been issued for Fortescue Metals Group’s Solomon iron ore mine hub in the Pilbara.

Fourth-year Electrical Apprentice Alan Davidson from Rio Tinto’s Utilities Dampier division has been awarded the company’s apprentice of the year award.

Ramelius Resources has revived its ailing takeover bid for Explaurum offering a 2¢ cash sweetener to its original all-scrip bid.

Dacian Gold is set to hit commercial production at its Mt Morgans gold project near Laverton by the end of the year after opening its third mining front at the new northern Goldfields mine.

Mark Creasy-backed Galileo Mining plans to drill targets in the remote Fraser Range next year in the wake of the prospector’s new discovery in the remote Goldfields exploration district.

The sudden outbreak of activity at Anton Billis’ gold mining group has now extended to an $11.1 million share buyback by Rand Mining.

Clive Palmer and Mineralogy have issued yet another writ against Chinese rivals CITIC in WA’s Supreme Court, this time demanding the court makes the Chinese conglomerate pay up the nearly $200 million in royalties they were awarded in another ruling last year.

The State Government has thrown its weight behind WA’s fledgling potash industry by agreeing to slash rental rates for a swag of vast inland projects.

Pilbara iron ore player Flinders Mines has announced plans to delist from the ASX.

West African gold explorer and developer Azumah Resources has revealed that the first of three RC/DDH holes, BRCD487, drilled beneath the Bepkong deposit at its WA Gold Project has discovered a new ‘blind’ high-grade eastern lode.