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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

Mining giant Rio Tinto shipped 338.2 million tonnes of iron ore from its Pilbara operations in 2018, in line with full-year guidance.

Mining mogul Gina Rinehart retains her spot at the top of Forbes' Aussie rich list despite falling iron ore prices knocking her wealth down US$1.8 ($2.5) billion, to US$14.8 ($20.6) billion.

Livid minority shareholders in Flinders Mines have succeeded in getting a meeting to vote on the proposed delisting of the company postponed to February 6.

Workers had to be pulled back from a construction area because of smoke as a bushfire burned near the Gruyere gold mine in the remote northern Goldfields last week, but one of the owners of the $621 million joint venture said the blaze did not pose a major threat.

Bunbury Port could be spun out of the troubled Southern Ports Authority and merged with operations at Fremantle after Ports Minister Alannah MacTiernan suggested the current set-up was not working.