Rio Tinto is experiencing iron ore mine operational problems, particularly in the Greater Brockman hub in the Pilbara, leading the miner to cut its shipments forecast from the area for 2019. 

Two WA mining companies will add wind turbines as well as solar panels to their energy mix.

Copper demand is set to double to 26 million tonnes-a-year over the next two decades, according to International Copper Association Australia Chief Executive John Fennell.

CSIRO has licensed a non-toxic gold mining technique to a Perth company it says could double production for smaller gold producers.

Mining services firm Macmahon has purchased WA underground mining contractor GBF Group for an up-front component of $48 million in cash and assumed debt.

Flinders Mines has extended an olive branch to its disgruntled minority shareholders by committing to board renewal, promising more shareholder engagement and establishing an independent committee to identify the best way forward for its Pilbara iron ore project.

Adaman Resources has signed up Wesfarmers’ EVOL LNG to slash energy costs at the Kirkalocka Gold Mine near Mount Magnet that it is restarting a decade after its last gold pour.


Rio Tinto is turning its leading minds to new advances for its iron ore trains after completing the rollout of driverless technology across its sprawling Pilbara rail network.

Adani says there could be up to 1800 ongoing jobs once it starts exporting coal from its central Queensland mine.


Administrators for Gascoyne Resources say it could take up to six months for the fate of the collapsed gold miner to play out.

A robotics industry so sophisticated it has drawn the attention of NASA.