Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum Chairman Nick Giorgetta has used his opening address at this year’s conference in Kalgoorlie-Boulder to say he believes the mining industry is finally enjoying some acknowledgement for the contribution it makes to the Australian economy.

Mincor Resources has signed a long-term agreement with mining giant BHP to supply nickel concentrate.

At the start of the year, not even the most raging iron ore bull could have predicted the price of the steel-making commodity would crack US$120 ($177) per tonne by July.

Seven Group Holdings Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Ryan Stokes will address guests at the annual WesTrac gala dinner in Kalgoorlie as part of the 2019 Diggers & Dealers Mining Forum, which WesTrac has sponsored for 20 years.

Alcoa of Australia has exceeded rehabilitation targets at the Huntly and Willowdale bauxite mines in the Peel and South West regions of Western Australia. 

BGC Contracting and Monadelphous will share in contracts worth $250 million awarded for work on Rio Tinto’s West Angelas iron ore mine in the Pilbara.

The past few years have been tough for Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun but new developments are reigniting confidence.

A clearer picture of Red 5’s plans for its Leonora operations is emerging after the miner yesterday revealed details of its pre-feasibility study.

Gold miner Northern Star said it has budgeted a record $76 million for exploration in the current financial year as it seeks to build on a more than 30 per cent increase in reserves and resources over the past 12 months.

Diggers and Dealers Mining Forum Chairman Nick Giorgetta is forecasting this year’s conference will be one of the biggest and brightest in the event’s 28-year history.

Worthy Parts Owner Michael Worthington has thrown his support behind the mining industry’s involvement in the community, after donations helped him get a charity project off the ground.