Shares in BC Iron rose after the Pilbara iron ore miner announced it was making the final repayment on a major loan 18 months early as it works to improve its balance sheet.

Pacific Energy has won a contract with Saracen Mineral Holdings to build, own and operate a 14 megawatt gas-fuelled power station at the miner’s Thunderbox gold project.

Toro Energy has refinanced its $12 million debt, courtesy of a loan from major shareholder Sentient Group and a placement of new shares.

Pluton Resources shareholders remain in the dark about a return to the trading boards, despite the company yesterday upping its offshore bond offering to €50 million ($72.9 million).

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded its credit rating outlook for mining giants BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto in the wake of sliding iron ore prices prices.

Monadelphous has placed its shares in a trading halt as it prepares to reveal details about a contractual claim against the company.

Alinta Energy will close its Port Augusta power stations and the Leigh Creek coal mine in South Australia as early as March next year, with the loss of more than 400 jobs.

Mining plans for the Super Pit end in 2019 but an exploration program around the site hopes to uncover new discoveries.

Ramelius Resources has announced a maiden mineral resource estimate for its Blackmans gold deposit north of Mt Magnet.

The Queensland government has launched further legal action against Linc Energy following a four-month investigation into soil contamination in the state's west.

Poseidon Nickel has confirmed its plan to process ore from its Windarra mine at Black Swan processing plant rather than Nickel West’s Leinster plant.