The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has granted Ramelius Resources a clearing permit at the Greenfinch open pit project in WA.

Rio Tinto has awarded mining and utilities services company Cape a contract valued at approximately $12 million for work on Robe Valley. 

The woman at the forefront of the resources technology revolution has a dream — a completely automated mining process that not only increases productivity but makes operations safer.

Rising Pilbara-based lithium producer Pilbara Minerals has won the emerging exporter category at the WA Industry and Export Awards, an honour handed to an enterprise in any industry sector, which has been exporting goods or services for three years or less.

Gateway Mining is edging closer to reviving a long-forgotten mining hub in the northern Goldfields after this week announcing a maiden resource estimate at its Gidgee gold project near Wiluna.

A long-mooted vanadium-titanium project near Sandstone could get a kickstart after proponent Neometals signed an agreement with a Chinese research group to develop the mine.

BHP is investigating an incident at Port Hedland on Saturday in which four carriages on one of its iron ore trains were dislodged during car dumping operations.

Heron Resources has secured a $91million funding package that will allow commissioning of its Woodlawn Zinc-Copper Project to be completed and to see it through to positive cash flow operations.

St George Mining has announced significant results from deep drilling at its flagship Mt Alexander Project, located in the north-eastern Goldfields.

Kalium Lakes has received board approval for its Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project, allowing full-scale construction to begin at the Western Australian operation.

 

Australia's trade surplus continues to soften from record highs as an expected weakening in iron ore prices brought the balance to a slightly lower than forecast $5.93 billion in August.