Sustaining production at BHP’s Goldfields nickel mines will play a key role in underpinning its Nickel West division’s push to feed the “electric vehicle revolution”, according to Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter General Manager Matthew Terry.

Beleaguered Kin Mining has announced an $8 million underwriting deal for a planned capital raising set against the backdrop of an upcoming vote on the company’s board of directors.

Northern Star Resources Executive Chairman Bill Beament has defended the gold miner’s decision not to offer shares to its retail shareholders in a recent capital raising to help fund its $347 million Pogo acquisition in Alaska.

Fortescue Metals Group Chief Executive Elizabeth Gaines has confirmed the miner will begin producing its new higher-grade West Pilbara Fines iron ore product from next month.

Exploration secrets from the Goldfields will be unfurled at the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s Geological Survey of WA (GSWA) open day in Kalgoorlie-Boulder today.

Mining contractor MACA has blamed a tightening labour market on a steep profit downgrade for the first half.

In his five months as a top lobbyist for the WA resources sector, nothing has impressed Paul Everingham more than Rio Tinto’s intelligent mine concept.

 

Like the rest of Western Australia, I have no real idea what caused the spectacular derailment of BHP’s iron ore train in the Pilbara last week.

Doray Minerals and Silver Lake Resources have agreed to a $421 million merger in the latest example of growing consolidation in the WA gold sector.

Northern Star Resources has made a bold move to seize full control of the East Kundana joint venture gold project, offering $150 million in cash to its project partners at a time of vulnerability for the Anton Billis-controlled companies.

The buzz around Rio Tinto’s rumoured copper find in the East Pilbara is developing into a fully blown regional nearology play.