Resources companies are some of the highest emission producers in the country, but that’s not stopping some of the Pilbara’s biggest players from taking steps to reduce their environmental impact.

Independence Group (IGO) has again underlined its belief that there are more discoveries to be made in the Fraser Range, with a three-way farm-in deal with WA’s uber prospector Mark Creasy and Legend Mining.

Victorian Earth Resources Regulation has granted Kalamazoo Resources the Wattle Gully South Exploration Licence, covering the remaining southern portion of the Castlemaine Goldfield.

Alkane Resources has announced a near-mine exploration target has been defined within 8km of the existing Tomingley Gold Operations in New South Wales.

Western Australian nickel company St George Mining Limited has announced that 42 electromagnetic conductors have been prioritised for drilling at its Mt Alexander Project.

Mid-tier gold miner Silver Lake Resources has become a substantial shareholder in Encounter Resources, subscribing for 6.7 million ordinary fully paid shares at 7.5 cents a share, resulting in a holding of approximately 5.3 per cent.

Fortescue Metals Group says it expects to this year award contracts worth another $500 million on its $1.8 billion Eliwana iron ore project in the Pilbara.

The Queensland Government, mining industry and unions will hold urgent crisis talks after the death of another worker.

Today Premier Mark McGowan turned the first sod at the Fortescue Metals Group’s Eliwana mine and rail project in the Pilbara region. 

Fortescue Metals Group chief executive Elizabeth Gaines says the fundamentals of the iron ore market remain robust despite suggestions from some analysts the surging price of the steel-making commodity is set for a correction.

Adani mine opponents have vowed to "stop the city" with a protest march through Brisbane in peak hour on Friday afternoon.