A helicopter and marine search and rescue team has been deployed in Port Hedland after a man was reported missing yesterday.

The continuing pick-up in the resources industry has prompted Qantas to add another Boeing 737-800 NG to its Perth-based fleet and introduce a new Broome to Darwin service.

Shares in Emeco Holdings have soared after the mining equipment supplier tipped an almost 40 per cent increase in earnings.

Macmahon Holdings shares have risen sharply despite flagging a potential US$17 ($25) million to US$35 ($24) million provision against its work on the Telfer gold mine and a contractual dispute with client Newcrest Mining.

Cazaly Resources has pencilled in a deal to sell its long-stalled Parker Range iron ore project, amid signs of life at the junior end of the iron ore sector.

Kibaran Resources has flagged plans for a US$22.8 million ($32.8 million) graphite processing plant at Kwinana, representing another component of the area’s growing reputation as Australia’s Lithium Valley.

Pilbara Minerals boss Ken Brinsden says the jury is still out as to whether the company will build a downstream processing plant in WA as part of a proposed joint venture agreement over its Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project near Port Hedland.

As WA’s carbon emissions soar the State’s environmental watchdog will today relaunch an effort to develop greenhouse gas guidelines that will to need use legislation unsuited to a global threat to the environment, according to an experienced environment lawyer

Gina Rinehart looks set to make her first significant strategic move on the back of her acquisition of Atlas Iron by pushing the button on the development of a stalled iron ore project near Marble Bar.

Magnum Mining and Exploration is hoping trial mining at its Gravelotte emerald project in South Africa will give it the grade data and economic confidence to push the button on a commercial project producing up to three million carats of the precious gems a year.

BHP has identified two of its tailings dams in WA as having “very high” or “extreme” consequences if they were to fail.