Livid minority shareholders of Flinders Mines are facing an uphill battle in their desperate bid to stop the company from being delisted. 

Peter Cook’s Westgold Resources has abandoned plans to sell its non-core lithium interests to Cayman Islands-based Silverstream SEZC in favour of an offer from Canada’s Cobalt 27. 

The world’s biggest lithium miner has been given the environmental green tick to build a massive processing plant near Bunbury. 

Pilbara Minerals has defied weak investor sentiment around lithium to secure all the cash it needs to fund a $231 million expansion of its Pilgangoora project in the Pilbara. 

Former Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will have to wait even longer to be paid outstanding bonuses owed to him from his time at the helm of the mining giant because of a continuing bribery probe. 

The West Australian takes a look at some of Australia's biggest miners and their plans for the new year. 

Perth mining exploration company AusQuest has announced plans to abandon two of its projects in Western Australia. 

About a year after its launch, Rio Tinto’s Pilbara Local Voices survey is starting to show trends and is promoting better two-way conversations between the mining giant and members of the communities in which it operates, according to proponents.

Northern Star maintains $150 million is a fair offer for Rand Mining and Tribune Resource’s combined 49 per cent stake in the East Kundana joint venture project, with the gold giant citing recent admissions of ongoing rule breaches by the company’s controlling shareholders.

Galaxy Resources says it has received several offers from potential partners for its flagship Sal de Vida lithium project in Argentina.

NRW Holdings is in line to pick up a $57 million contract to undertake earthworks for a new rail line servicing Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana mine in the Pilbara.