Traditional owners and the Conservation Council of WA are continuing their fight against a proposed uranium mine, fearing unique subterranean fauna in the project area will be made extinct if it proceeds.

Barrick Gold is pressing ahead with a US$18 ($25) billion takeover offer for Newmont Mining despite its fellow gold mining giant rejecting the deal.

Struggling gold junior Empire Resources yesterday announced the sale of its Penny’s Find gold mine 45km north-east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

An all-time record for Australian gold production has been hit, with 317 tonnes being reached in 2018, according to Surbiton Associates.

Adani has warned it will sue the Queensland government for $1.4 billion as well as future profits if it bans coal mining in the Galilee Basin.

Fabio Schvartsman has stepped down temporarily as Chief Executive of the world’s biggest iron ore producer as Vale SA comes under increased scrutiny for failing to prevent a second deadly burst of one of its hundreds of tailings dams in Brazil. 

Engineering contractor Decmil Group has posted an interim net profit of $5.8 million as first-half revenue almost doubled to $276 million.

Neil Warburton-chaired junior gold miner Coolgardie Minerals has spectacularly gone into administration just six months after its $4 million float.

Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology recently announced recipients of the Government’s METS Ignited Collaborative Project Funds, confirming Roy Hill’s innovative project with Mineral Technologies will receive $1 million from the Government, matching funds contributed by Roy Hill. 

Rio Tinto has finally pulled the covers off its rumoured big copper find in the remote Paterson province of the East Pilbara, revealing an encouraging discovery but one that is still in its infancy.

The head of Kalgoorlie’s top prospecting organisation said road rules should be changed on key mining routes to allow heavier haulage trucks, so mining companies and prospectors can use public haul roads in harmony.