Wesfarmers’ takeover proposal is fast receding in Lynas Corp’s rearview mirror, with the miner’s shares yesterday soaring 15 per cent as a looming trade squeeze on rare earths underlined its strategic importance.

WA’s newest gold mine is expected to begin production within days, according to Gold Road Resources Boss Duncan Gibbs.

Companies mining for coal in regional Queensland are considering a government pitch to tip $70 million of their profits into an infrastructure fund or face a royalties hike.

WA iron ore magnate Gina Rinehart has just missed out on reclaiming the title of Australia’s richest person.

Companies mining for coal in Queensland have been asked to pour some of their profits back into the regional towns where they operate in return for a freeze on royalty increases.

More than 85 per cent of WA Year 12 students will be completing two science, technology, engineering and maths courses by 2024 under a bold State Government strategy aimed at equipping young people for the jobs of the future.

Iron ore prices look set to be stronger for longer, potentially delivering windfall profits for WA’s big miners for the next two years.

The newly elected Morrison Government has fired its first shots in the climate wars, warning WA’s environmental watchdog against going it alone to impose industry-destroying carbon rules.

A liquidator has been put into WA Aboriginal resources contractor Indigenous Construction Resource Group.

Two prominent graduates of Kalgoorlie’s WA School of Mines have called on the industry to put its might and wealth behind efforts to draw students back into mining education.

SRG Global has won an asset services contract at South32’s Worsley Alumina operations in the South West worth up to $60 million and providing about 100 jobs.