Perseus Mining is shoring up funding for its Yaoure gold mine in the Ivory Coast by underwriting funds due this month from the exercise of warrants.

Western Australia will host a national consortium to position Australia as a global leader in the manufacture and supply of batteries after a $135 million industry-backed research hub was supported by the Federal Government.

Rio Tinto Chairman Simon Thompson said climate change represents the greatest long-term threat to the mining giant’s business and the company is determined to be part of the solution.

Ausdrill has sold its water drilling division Connector Drilling to cash box Vysarn Limited for $16 million.

Minority shareholders of Flinders Mines have won their David and Goliath battle against the delisting of their company after the aspiring miner’s board pulled its plans.

It seems bad luck has come in threes for mining giant Rio Tinto with a fire understood to have damaged a screening facility at East Intercourse Island, part of its Dampier port operation in the Pilbara.

Kalium Lake’s proposed $216 million Beyondie potash project has been recommended for approval by WA’s environmental watchdog.

Swick has won $210 million in underground diamond drilling contracts in Australia and the US to take its order book to $295 million.

Perseus Mining has secured US$150 million ($211 million) to fund its Yaoure Gold Mine in Ivory Coast, West Africa.

Community pressure has prompted BHP to offer a drive-in, drive-out option for workers at its Pilbara mines so they can achieve a better work/life balance by living locally.

About 420 minority shareholders of Nkwe Platinum are livid that payment for the takeover of their shares by China’s Zijin Mining is being delayed because of legal action they are taking to secure a higher price.