Clive Palmer had a win this morning in his continuing battle against the Sino Iron Ore operation that is bankrolling his bid to gain political power in tomorrow’s Federal election.

NRW Holdings’ shares have spiked on winning a $137 million earthworks contract at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore project in the Pilbara.

A Federal agency has put a Pilbara Aboriginal corporation that earns millions of dollars a year in mining royalties from Rio Tinto in the hands of insolvency experts over governance and financial issues.

Latin America’ s mining sector has been encouraged to step up its presence on the A$2 trillion Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) as the ASX continues to underpin substantial capital raising and equity market listings for exploration and mining plays.

The global lithium market needs investment of at least US$12 billion ($17.32 billion) in just the next five years if it is to have any realistic hope of matching supply with demand, according to the President of Californian-based Global Lithium LLC Joe Lowry.

The price of WA’s most important economic commodity, iron ore, has jumped to fresh five-year highs overnight as supply interruptions combine with strong demand to leave stockpiles in China dwindling.

A Melbourne exploration company will step-up its fledgling gold-silver hunt in one of the most southern but mineral-rich provinces in the world – Argentina’s Santa Cruz.

Newly merged entity Newmont Goldcorp has highlighted its commitment to the Tanami region in the Northern Territory with a $14.5 million joint venture with greenfields explorer Prodigy Gold.

Just four plants are holding up the mining of $100 million worth of gold that would provide more than 100 jobs and support a small struggling town in the Wheatbelt.

Corporate activity in the lithium space is growing momentum with Galaxy Resources lifting its stake in Alliance Mineral Assets Limited (AMAL) to 12 per cent via an investment of $22.5 million.

The historic Central Norseman gold mine will be restarted under a joint venture between Kimberley producer Pantoro and the project’s existing owners.