WA leads in resource profits

WA has led the nation in resource sales, netting $167.3b for the 2019 calendar year. The state's Department of Mines, Industry, Regulation and Safety (DMIRS)...

States united in virus response

THE Australian Government is continuing to work with State and Territory Ministers and the resources sector to ensure critical projects keep operating during the...

MinRex Resources actively exploring close to $1.1b Silver Lake Resources

GOLD explorer MinRex Resources (ASX: MRR), which holds ground just a few kilometres to the north-east of the $1.2 billion capped Silver Lake Resources...

Sustainable mine closure CRC

THE Federal Government has announced the establishment of a new Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) on Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC-TiME). The $29.5m funding for the...

Heavy metal and the blues

THE presence of metallic blue crusts on termite mounds could indicate the presence of other base metals in the surrounding area. A CSIRO study in...

Government welcomes mining companies’ commitment

RESOURCES Minister Keith Pitt has welcomed the long term commitment by some of Australia’s largest mining and upstream petroleum companies to major resources projects,...

Blast automation step closer

ORICA and Epiroc Rock Drills are jointly developing a semi-automated explosives delivery system, enabling safer and more productive blasting operations in underground mines. As mines...

Call for steel to be ‘essential’

THE Australian Steel Institute (ASI) has called on the Government to classify the steel industry as essential. The peak industry body represents the entire...

Unearthing the hidden riches

RESEARCHERS have developed new methods for recognising potential mineralisation hidden beneath barren cover rocks in under-explored areas of WA. A major collaboration between the Minerals...

Units enable on-site virus checks

A BREAKTHROUGH in Australian-made integrated hardware and digital technology can now be used as a tool for the remote management of onsite workforce COVID-19...
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