Northern Star has taken control of Echo Resources and appointed directors to the board of its fellow WA gold miner after taking its stake past 50 per cent.

It was the recent completion of early works at Odysseus that helped keep the project on track for planned first nickel concentrate production in early 2023, according to Western Areas Managing Director Dan Lougher.

The start-up capex of Ardea Resources’ Goongarrie project could extend to $1.3 billion if the company adopted outcomes of an expansion study.

Scaling 3D printing out of the hands of hobbyists and into mainstream industries could soon revolutionise WA mine sites and open the door to budding local entrepreneurs looking for opportunities in Asia. 

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.