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Western Australia’s plan to capitalise on ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ battery boom

A task force to investigate how WA can cash in on a “once-in-a-generation” lithium and battery minerals boom will make recommendations to the State Government within six months. Announcing the taskforce in Maylands in front of two Tesla demonstration Model X electric cars yesterday, Mines Minister Bill Johnston said the downstream processing of lithium and […]

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Evolution JV restructure gets green light

Evolution Mining and Emmerson Resources will move forward with the proposed restructuring of their joint venture in the Northern Territory. Emmerson has confirmed that the plan to restructure the Tennant Creek mineral field farm-in and JV agreement with Evolution has been approved by shareholders. Under the restructure, Emmerson retains 100 percent ownership of the around […]

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Mining employment optimistic in Queensland

Mining, resources, and energy job advertisements have led the chart on the jobs portal SEEK, with Queensland advancing on a growth rate of 91 percent year on year. Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said, “Last financial year, direct full-time equivalent jobs in the resources sector grew by 12.7 percent to 38,150.” The Queensland […]

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Strong growth in mining job ads continues

The mining, resources and energy category continues to lead the growth in advertisements on jobs portal, SEEK. Mining, resources, and energy job advertisements experienced year-on-year growth of 62 percent up to April 2018, helping the overall increase in national jobs rise by 16.5 percent. Jobs in mining, resources, and energy increased across every Australian state, […]

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Mount Peake vanadium project given the green light

TNG Ltd materialised from a trading halt today with news it had locked-in Australian Federal Government environmental approvals for its flagship Mount Peake Vanadium-Titanium-Iron project in the Northern Territory. The company received the official environmental green light from the federal environment and energy minister Josh Frydenberg on Friday which follows earlier approvals from the Northern Territory […]

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Mining salaries set to rise

Most mine workers can expect a pay rise at their next review, according to recruiter Hays. The 2018-19 salary guide from Hays revealed that 79 percent of mining, resources, energy and oil & gas employers plan to give workers a salary increase to some degree. More than half (57 percent) of employers intend to give their staff a […]

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Sandfire extends life of DeGrussa mine

Sandfire Resources has extended the mine life of the DeGrussa copper-gold operation in Western Australia. The Perth-based company today updated the operation’s mine plan, mineral resource and ore reserve, including outcomes of a review of unconverted measured and indicated resources in technically and economically assessed zones, resulting in their conversion to ore reserves. This, together […]

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Tahmoor coal mine in NSW officially opened

The Tahmoor coking coal mine, located around 75km southwest of Sydney, has been officially opened by representatives of owner GFG Alliance, including chief executive officer Sanjeev Gupta. The 2 million tonnes a year (2Mt/y) mine, which employs over 300 people, was previously owned by Glencore, who launched a sale process for the mine in May 2017. British […]

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Century zinc mine ready for restart

New Century Resources has secured the final piece of funding it requires to complete the restart of the Century zinc mine in Queensland. The Century mine restart, based on the processing of the site’s tailings deposit, remains on track for the planned third quarter 2018 launch after New Century today revealed a fully underwritten $40 […]

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QLD Supreme Court potentially saves 700 jobs at New Acland

The Supreme Court in Brisbane has rejected a Land Court decision that had recommended scrapping the expansion of the New Acland coal mine on Queensland’s Darling Downs. More than 60 landholders have been fighting the mine expansion, claiming it would ruin the prime agricultural land. The Land Court last year found in their favour, saying the […]

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