Pilbara Minerals has closed the institutional component of its $91.5 million equity raising having successfully raised a total of $36.5 million institutional placement from institutional and sophisticated investors. 

A Perth company says it is now “construction ready” to build the first US$116 ($170) million stage of a new Tanzanian graphite mine once final financing negotiations are finalised for what is regarded as the world’s fourth largest graphite resource.

When only eight students signed up to study first-year mining engineering at Western Australia’s Curtin University last year, alarm bells went off.

The two-day event hosted by Seven West Media will look at how technology is building the mines of the future and delivering the big new projects to drive WA and Australia’s economy.

The Church of England's pension body and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes are among shareholders asking mining giant BHP to suspend its membership of industry associations whose actions oppose effective action on climate change.

The Pilbara needs to start preparing for significant economic growth with a rapidly tightening property market, rising population and diversifying economy already manifesting as early signs of an upswing, according to a report being prepared for the State Government.

Booming resource exports have helped Australia deliver its first current account surplus in 44 years, but other areas of the economy aren’t faring as well.

With the support of a gas generator, Perth-based gold mining company Blackham Resources is ramping up production at its Matilda-Wiluna gold mine.

Shareholders of Pilbara Minerals were still in the dark yesterday about the company’s plans to raise extra cash as it battles with soft market conditions in the lithium sector.

Shares in ASX-listed nickel miners have rallied strongly this morning after the price of the steel-hardening commodity hit a five-year high above $US18,000 a tonne over the weekend.

Independence Group has posted a 44 per cent surge in full-year net profit to $76 million after its Nova nickel mine hit its straps and higher production from its Tropicana gold joint venture project.