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Northern Minerals commences construction of its Browns Range Pilot Plant

April 21, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Board of Australian heavy rare earths developer Northern Minerals has approved the development of the company’s 100%-owned Brown Range Heavy Rare Earths Pilot Plant Project in Western Australia. The pilot plant, which will operate for an initial period of three years, will be used to determine the economical feasibility of a full-scale project that

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Flinders University, BHP Billiton to develop technique for cost-effective recovery of copper from low grade ores

April 6, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Flinders University has teamed up with mining giant BHP Billiton to work on a new technique for extracting low-grade copper in an affordable and sustainable way that could extend the life of some of the world’s largest and oldest mines. Funded by a three

Fortescue, academia announce China-Australia collaboration on mining sector innovation

April 4, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Four universities from China and Western Australia have joined forces with Fortescue (FMG) to work on a project aimed at increasing cooperation and innovation across the mining and resources sector through involvement of Chinese and Australian post graduate

Shell Australia to invest $500m in new gas project in regional Queensland

March 23, 2017 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Shell Australia has announced intentions to drill up to 161 new wells in regional Queensland to both boost gas supply to local customers and to increase overseas exports. Shell said the $500 million initiative, called ‘Project Ruby’ would be financed

Queensland bags $900m in contracts for Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project

March 22, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Queensland suppliers have secured more than $900 million in contracts from Rio Tinto to progress the development of the world class Amrun bauxite project on Cape York Peninsula. Rio Tinto said the Queensland spend accounts for almost two thirds of the $1.38

Senex wins PACE grant to accelerate Copper Basin gas production

March 20, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Oil and gas producer Senex Energy has secured a $5.82 million grant through the South Australian Government’s PACE Gas Grant Program to accelerate the delivery of gas from its Vanessa field in the Copper Basin.   The company’s Managing Director and CEO

$850m resource project edges closer to reality

March 17, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian metals company TNG Limited has signed a key Project Facilitation Agreement (PFA) with the Government of the Northern Territory for the development of the $850 million Mount Peake Vanadium-Titanium-Iron Mine, located 280km north of Alice Springs.