Fortescue Metals Group has claimed the title of WA’s second biggest company from oil and gas producer Woodside Petroleum as the iron ore miner’s shares continue to hit fresh 10-year highs.

Heart of Australia and Anglo American have announced a new, three-year partnership that will see Heart of Australia's specialist medical services extended to four more Central Queensland communities.

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.

The mining giant announced this morning that Pilbara iron ore shipments fell three per cent from 2018, reaching 327.4 million tonnes.

Nova Limited have announced the engagement of drilling contractor, Ruen Drilling, to progress their Korbel deposit. 

Fortescue Metals Group has officially opened its new office in Shanghai, after setting up a China-based sales entity last year.

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.