The target date for first production at OZ Minerals’ Carrapateena copper mine in South Australia has been pushed back by the company to next month.

Formal qualifications in remote operations will be attainable for the first time in Australia following a partnership between Rio Tinto, the WA Government and South Metropolitan TAFE.

Perth-based lithium miner AVZ Minerals says it will negotiate a supply deal with a unit of China’s Suzhou TA&A Ultra Clean Technology Co for products from its Manono project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Trading in shares of Pilbara Minerals has been halted pending an announcement from the lithium miner regarding an incident at a site that requires investigation.

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder will lobby the State Government to start taxing fly-in, fly-out workforces in the hope it will bring more permanent residents to regional WA.

In the world of bulk commodities based on scale and repetition, boutique iron ore operations have had a chequered history.

Australian Potash signed an agreement with the Wirrpanda Foundation in a bid to recruit as many locals as possible for the explorer’s Lake Wells project, 160km north-east of Laverton.

South32 has sealed a deal to sell off its South African coal business, as it continues to shed unwanted assets as part of an increased focus on base metals.

Lithium Australia’s partial subsidiary, Envirostream Australia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korean company SungEel HiTech for the sale of its recycled battery metals.

Several fatalities have been reported after a convoy carrying workers, including Perenti contractors, to Semafo’s Bongou gold mine in Burkina Faso came under attack about 40km from the mine.


Demand for gold has grown by three per cent to 1107.9t during the third quarter of 2019, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.