A major drilling campaign is underway at Middle Island’s Sandstone gold project in central WA to upgrade existing open pit mineral resources.

Nickel-miner Mincor Resources has handed Hampton Mining and Civil Services the contract for early works at the Cassini project in Kambalda.

The 200km/h gale-force wind gusts have subsided as Cyclone Damien moves south, but residents of the Pilbara will be picking up the pieces for some time.

Drilling at Ausgold’s Katanning sites yielded positive results in December, with the company finding high-grade mineralisation that could drive deposit estimates past 1.2 million ounces.

Curtin University scientists have attached a tracking device to the back of a perentie, Australia’s largest goanna species, in order to assess the native animal’s response to and use of a restored former mine site in the Mid-West of Western Australia.

Rare earths miner Lynas has threatened defamation action against opponents aiming to prevent it from operating in Malaysia following attacks in the local media.

Nationals MPs Darren Chester and Keith Pitt have been elevated to federal cabinet in a ministerial reshuffle.

Prosecutors say Adani should be fined $25,000 for giving the Queensland government false or misleading information about land clearing.

The NSW government has been accused of ignoring climate change by moving to restrict consideration of overseas emissions when examining local mining projects.

Mining services provider Perenti Global says it is considering buying Downer EDI’s mining servicing business, but dismissed a report of a $700 million offer.

Pilbara iron ore miners were monitoring a tropical low in the Kimberley on Wednesday that is expected to develop into a cyclone towards the end of the week.