Rio Tinto’s head of group technical mining Santi Pal says the resources giant is close to realising a dream of having every step of its value chain connected and optimised in real time.

Following a series of encouraging hits, WA gold explorer Metalicity is preparing for another round of drilling at its Kookynie project, located 50 km south of Leonora in the WA Goldfields region.

Premier Mark McGowan has leant on Scott Morrison to sign an agreement to fast-track approvals for major resources projects, arguing it will bring on much needed jobs in WA.

BHP Chief Technology Officer Diane Jurgens has lifted the lid on the miner’s innovation centre in the Pilbara, revealing game-changing mining technology that is being rolled out across its global operations.

Perth’s Resources Technology Showcase 2019: WA poised to become global resources tech innovation hub, says BHP chief executive-elect Mike Henry. 

Metals X will put its troubled Nifty copper mine in the East Pilbara on care and maintenance, impacting 300 jobs.

Gina Rinehart’s Roy Hill has begun commissioning a new plant at its Pilbara iron ore mine as part of its plans to reach an annual production rate of 60 million tonnes a year.

Evolution Mining has agreed to buy Canadian gold mining complex Red Lake from Newmont Goldcorp Corporation for $US375 million ($553 million) in cash.

Salt Lake Potash has reached a milestone native title agreement with with Tarlka Matuwa Piarku (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC (TMPAC) for the whole of the Lake Way Project.

 

The amount of electricity generated from coal plants around the world is on track to drop by a record three per cent in 2019, analysis suggests.

Rio Tinto will invest $10 million in a four-year national programme, targeted at school-age learners, that aims to fast-track the development of skills needed for the digital future, including critical thinking, problem solving, automation, systems design, and data analytics.