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Rio Tinto posts strong fourth quarter production results

January 17, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has released its fourth quarter production results which showed it finished the year in line with guidance across all major products. The company, which shipped a total of 330.1 million tonnes of iron ore from its Pilbara assets in 2017, has dispatched 90.0 million tonnes in the fourth quarter, which represents an increase …

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Liberty House makes $500m offer for Rio Tinto’s Aluminium Dunkerque smelter

January 12, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Liberty House Group, an industrial and metals company founded by UK tycoon Sanjeev Gupta, has made a binding conditional offer of $500 million to acquire Rio Tinto’s Aluminium Dunkerque smelter in northern France. Liberty House, which is part of the GFG

Australia’s resource and energy exports continue to set new records

January 10, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The December 2017 Resources and Energy Quarterly (REQ) has found that Australia’s resources and energy export earnings increased by 1.2% to reach a record level of $52.5 billion in the September quarter of 2017. Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

EPA okays new rare earths mine in NT

January 10, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian mineral exploration company Arafura Resources has received recommendation for approval from the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (EPA) to progress the development of a new rare earths mine in the NT. The Nolans Project, which is

Batchfire Resources set to extend life of Callide coal mine until 2043

January 9, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Brisbane-based miner Batchfire Resources has been granted a mining lease for its recently acquired Callide coal mine in Central Queensland. The mine, which has been in operation since 1944, produces low sulphur, sub-bituminous thermal coal primarily for

Metallica Minerals granted mining lease for Urquhart bauxite project in QLD

January 8, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian bauxite developer Metallica Minerals has been granted a mining lease for its Urquhart bauxite project, located some 5km southwest of Weipa on Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula. Making the announcement, Natural Resources and Mines Minister Dr

GFG Alliance set to acquire Glencore’s Tahmoor mine in NSW

January 5, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

GFG Alliance’s SIMEC Mining division had reached an agreement to purchase Glencore’s high-quality Tahmoor metallurgical coking coal mine in NSW. Located some 75km south west of Sydney, the Tahmoor mine currently produces around 2m tonnes per annum, the