Gina Rinehart’s sprawling iron ore and cattle interests have delivered her private company Hancock Prospecting a 28 per cent surge in annual profit to a massive $1.37 billion.

Mineral Resources slashed production of raw lithium ore by more than half in the September quarter in line with plans to wind back exports of the product ahead of a likely cessation of shipping at the end of the year.

Rand Mining has appealed against the Takeovers Panel’s decision to strip the company of $60 million of shares in sister gold miner Tribune Resources.

Clive Palmer’s Mineralogy wants $750 million from Citic Pacific for land the Chinese miner needs to continue developing its $US10 billion Sino Iron operation in the Pilbara.

Rio Tinto Chief Executive Jean-Sebastian Jacques has floated the idea of communities and governments helping to pay for a mining project in exchange for a bigger slice of the income.

Port Hedland business stakeholders have gathered with State and local government representatives to launch a collective approach to the town’s social changes known as Hedland Collective.

Coolgardie Minerals has begun gold ore production at its Geko Project near Coolgardie, Western Australia.

A rush of mine developments and new tourism initiatives have the owners of Perth Airport encouraged about a profit-boosting pick-up in flights and visitor numbers.

Shares in Gascoyne Resources have continued their downward spiral, shedding as much as 8 per cent this morning after losing more than half their value in yesterday’s share market wipe-out.

CITIC Pacific is suing Clive Palmer as an accessory to what it claims is unconscionable conduct hindering progress on its US$10 ($14) billion Sino Iron project.

East coast miner Alkane Resources will take a stake in Explaurum to help it push its Tampia gold project in the Wheatbelt in a move that may stymie a takeover bid by Ramelius Resources.