China’s iron ore imports have risen for a third-straight month to a 20-month high fuelled by firm demand at steel mills and stable shipments from big miners.

Smartphones could one day have a “made from West Australian mining” tag on them as investors increasingly demand the world’s biggest tech companies be up-front about where they source material from.

An academic report says Australia should be open to Chinese involvement in the development of its rare earths projects.

An aspiring northern Goldfields sulphate of potash producer is on track to begin churning out the fertiliser-rich product by the end of next year.

Ten resources companies have joined together to develop a practical toolkit to screen for modern slavery risks within supply chains.

The WA Government has amended the royalty regime for the State’s fast-growing lithium industry, saying the changes provide “a fairer system” and will encourage more downstream processing.

Dacian Gold is clawing its way back into the market’s good books after hitting production targets at its Mt Morgans operations near Laverton.

The pace and scale of change in the international resources sector comes as no surprise to most mining professionals across the globe. 

Breaker Resources Boss Tom Sanders said the company is looking at ways of bridging the divide from being an explorer to a mid-tier gold miner.

Comet Resources has appointed an experienced team for graphite test work at its high-grade Springdale project.

Big miners’ profits will not survive if they simply pay lip service to the social and environmental toll of resource extraction, with the “social value” of a business decision increasingly important to a company’s long-term future, according to BHP.