Fortescue Metals Group has posted a 5 per cent rise in first-quarter iron ore shipments, buoyed by sustained demand for the steel-making ingredient from China.

RCR Mining Technology has won more contract work with Fortescue Metals Group, landing a design and construct equipment package at the miner’s Cloudbreak project.

Bounty Mining’s CM13 continuous miner has been successfully extracted following a minor roof fall that interrupted production at Cook Colliery in Queensland last week. 

Rio Tinto is conducting a strategic review of its interest in New Zealand’s Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point. 

Rio Tinto is studying ways to extract lithium from waste rock at a mine it controls in California, making it the latest company trying to produce the battery metal in the US for the fast-growing electric vehicle market.

Resources juniors St George Mining and Orion Minerals have gone into trading halts to raise a combined $10 million via placements to advance projects in WA and South Africa.

Saracen Minerals says it produced a record 96,324 ounces of gold in the September quarter, at a lower cost than forecast.

The Federal Government is promising to slash “red tape” surrounding native title agreements that allow Aboriginal groups to sign multimillion- dollar compensation deals with mining giants and government for land use.

The Beta Hunt gold mine near Kambalda has coughed up another whopper gold specimen, worth $7 million.

Fortescue Metals says it is partnering with Alinta Energy to power the iron ore giant’s Western Australian Chichester Hub with completely renewable energy during daytime operations.

Evolution Mining boss Jake Klein said the miner has been “showing investors the money” after reporting record mine operating cash flow for the September quarter.