As many as 200 jobs are expected to be lost from BHP’s Perth office as part of a round of more than 700 redundancies across the mining giant’s operations nationally.

Long stints away from home, 10-hour days and intensive physical labour might not sound like the ideal counterbalance for an emergency service volunteer, but fly-in fly-out workers everywhere are bucking myths you can’t work away and give back to your community.

It’s no secret that magnetite projects in WA have a dubious record, so it was intriguing that Fortescue Metals Group’s decision this week to build one was so widely applauded.

The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA says it would support changes to the Mining Act to ensure the plainting process met its legislative intent and was not open to abuse.

Lithium miner Galaxy Resources has surprised the market by appointing long-serving Iluka Resources Executive Simon Hay as its new Chief Executive and moving its existing boss Anthony Tse sideways into a marketing and customer-facing role.

Mining entrepreneur Andrew Forrest has made more than $4 billion in paper profits since the beginning of the year owing to his 35 per cent stake in the iron ore miner he founded 16 years ago, Fortescue Metals Group.

Shares in Matador Mining soared on Wednesday morning after the company revealed former Regis Resources management Mark Clark and Nick Giorgetta had become cornerstone investors in the company.

Albemarle has committed to ensuring as many as possible of the 500 jobs created at its Kemerton lithium processing plant will be filled by South West residents.

NRW Holdings has won new work for both its long-term coal business and its newly acquired RCR Mining Technologies.

Paterson province explorer Antipa Minerals has called a trading halt ahead of what is expected to be a $3 million placement through Perth broker Hartleys and Discovery Capital Partners.

Aspiring potash producer Kalium Lakes has locked in the vast majority of the funding it needs for its flagship $216 million Beyondie project by lining up private equity player Greenstone Resources as a cornerstone investor.