A recent drilling campaign by West African gold explorer and developer Azumah Resources has extended mineralisation by up to 75m at the Kunche deposit at its flagship Wa project in Ghana, reaching nearly 200m below surface.

Esperance port operator Southern Ports has appointed former Dampier Port Boss Steve Lewis as its new Chief Executive after a six-month search.

While schoolkids can smother their possessions with stickers, burly South West construction workers have been banned from putting them on their helmets for safety reasons.

With the final State and Federal Government hurdles now cleared, two key Harvey figures have welcomed news that preliminary work has started on Kemerton’s long-awaited lithium refinery.

CIMIC Group’s mineral processing company, Sedgman, has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract at the Byerwen Coal Mine in Central Queensland.

Dacian Gold has reached a major milestone at its Mt Morgans project in the northern Goldfields, with a bumper end to 2018 tipping it into commercial production.

Gold production by Resolute Mining increased by 33 per cent over the December 2018 quarter, equating to a total of 73,691 ounces.

The new year has brought a shot of good fortune for Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s famous gold industry, with a climb in the Australian dollar gold price to more than $1800 an ounce providing a festive boost for mining companies and prospectors.

To the unsuspecting eye it is merely a pile of junk in a scrap metal yard greeting motorists arriving and leaving Port Hedland on Great Northern Highway.

It is amazing what can be achieved when political ideologues get out of the way and let industry do what it does best, particularly in WA.

Scholars looking for evidence of how the stock market is skewed to favour big corporate shareholders over small retail investors need look no further than Flinders Mines.