Mining companies’ growing embrace of labour hire and casual workers may be undermining the loyalty of workers that is crucial for safety, collaboration and innovation, an industry expert says.

WA’s economy is bouncing back to health, with a resurgent mining and resources sector driving the State to one of the strongest growth rates in the country.

Administrators of Eastern Goldfields say their preliminary investigations into the Michael Fotios-led company show it may have been trading while insolvent for as long as 15 months before its collapse in November.

Archer Exploration Limited has recently completed the reverse circulation (RC) drilling program at the Hood prospect of the Blue Hills Copper-gold Project. 

Galaxy Resources boss Anthony Tse has declared the company’s Argentine brine landholding as its future flagship project and says it is critical the lithium miner finds the right partner and the best deal to develop it, regardless of how long it takes.

Miner Oz Minerals Ltd says fourth-quarter copper production has fallen about 1.4 per cent on weaker output from its Prominent Hill project, and that production in 2019 was expected to fall further.

NRW has snared a $65 million civil works contract for Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri iron ore hub.

Swick Mining Services has set its sights on a new contract at KCGM’s Mt Charlotte underground mine as the Kambalda-born drilling firm looks to grow its margins, with the market for exploration services improving.

Canada’s RNC Minerals says it has struck grades of more than 7500g per tonne in a major drilling campaign in its bid to follow up a once-in-a-lifetime discovery at its Beta Hunt goldmine near Kambalda.

Kalgoorlie’s Super Pit appears set to unveil its worst quarterly production numbers in three years in the wake of rock falls that struck the iconic open pit gold mine.

A seized $47 million stake in gold miner Tribune Resources is finally on the market, with investment bank Morgan Stanley mandated to offload the shares inside six months.