Chinese interests look set to expand their share in WA’s lithium industry by seizing the assets of collapsed miner Alita Resources via a $70 million deal.

Western Australia's newest gold mine was officially opened today by Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston.

BHP Chief Transformation Officer Jonathan Price issued a warning to industry leaders at the Resources Technology Showcase that those who made sense of data would thrive and those who did not would falter.

Experienced miner Raleigh Finlayson has warned of suiting up too early to capture the new technologies being rolled out across the resources industry, arguing much-needed trades could be lost.

Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Elizabeth Gaines says innovations in energy are likely to continue driving the miner’s reputation as one of the world’s lowest cost iron ore producers.

Rio Tinto’s head of group technical mining Santi Pal says the resources giant is close to realising a dream of having every step of its value chain connected and optimised in real time.

Following a series of encouraging hits, WA gold explorer Metalicity is preparing for another round of drilling at its Kookynie project, located 50 km south of Leonora in the WA Goldfields region.

Premier Mark McGowan has leant on Scott Morrison to sign an agreement to fast-track approvals for major resources projects, arguing it will bring on much needed jobs in WA.

BHP Chief Technology Officer Diane Jurgens has lifted the lid on the miner’s innovation centre in the Pilbara, revealing game-changing mining technology that is being rolled out across its global operations.

Perth’s Resources Technology Showcase 2019: WA poised to become global resources tech innovation hub, says BHP chief executive-elect Mike Henry. 

Metals X will put its troubled Nifty copper mine in the East Pilbara on care and maintenance, impacting 300 jobs.