For the first time in a decade, mining company Alcoa has offered nine year-long traineeships at its mine near Pinjarra and has hired two people from Rockingham for the job.

Iron ore prices are likely to remain elevated above US$90 ($130) a tonne for weeks as cyclone-related disruptions in Western Australia crimp supply and Chinese steel mills continue re-stocking ahead of the country’s traditional New Year celebrations.

BHP says its $US3.6 billion ($5.2 billion) South Flank iron ore replacement project in the Pilbara is more than 55 per cent complete.

China’s iron ore futures have risen, rebounding from a three-session slump on worries over possible disruption in shipments of the steelmaking raw material from Australia, where the cyclone season has begun.

Resolute Mining is selling its Ravenswood gold mine in Queensland to a private equity consortium in a deal worth up to $300 million.

Perth-based company Mondium has been awarded a mine contract valued at approximately $400 million by Rio Tinto.

Lindsay Maxsted has revealed he will quit his BHP board role at the mining giant’s annual general meeting later this year.

Effective early July 2020, Mikko Keto will join FLSmidth as President, Mining Industry and member of Group Executive Management.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Johnston today announced the appointment of Miriam Stanborough as the new chairperson of the Minerals Research Institute of Western Australia (MRIWA) and welcomed Hailey Adams-Packer as a member of the board.

Labor is under pressure to reveal why it has not yet released the findings of two mine safety reviews following another death on a Queensland site.

Atlantic and Appian have announced the first sale of nickel concentrate from the Santa Rita nickel sulphide re-start project located in Brazil.