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Rio Tinto chief financial officer announces retirement

September 19, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto chief financial officer Chris Lynch has told the board that he would be retiring from his role by the end of September 2018, the mining giant announced last week. Rio Tinto Chief Executive J-S Jacques has confirmed the news, saying the company had already begun the search for a successor and would announce …

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$5.6bn Pilbara project receives Government support

September 15, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The WA State Government has ratified an agreement that will support the development of a massive integrated iron ore development in the Pilbara. The Railway (BBI Rail Aus Pty Ltd) Agreement 2017 Bill, which was introduced into State Parliament on Wednesday,

New nickel-copper-cobalt mine to support 400 jobs in WA

September 14, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Independence Group (IGO) has officially opened its A$456 million Nova nickel-copper-cobalt operation in the Fraser Range province in Western Australia. Located 360 kilometres south-east of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the Nova operation advanced from a greenfield

Santos and Origin ink new gas supply agreement with Qenos

September 12, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Santos and Origin announced the signing of a new agreement under which the two parties will continue the supply of ethane gas to Qenos, Australia’s sole producer of polyethylene. According to the press release by Santos, the two companies will supply an

Qld Government announces $25m initiative to protect coal workers

September 11, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

The Queensland Government will spend $25 million over the next two years to protect the health and safety of the state’s coal workers. Natural Resources and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham said the funds will be used to implement a number of reforms

Major project status awarded to Carnarvon Hibiscus’ West Seahorse Project

September 8, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos confirmed that the Federal Government has renewed its Major Project Status to the West Seahorse Project which is located in the Gippsland Basin, off the coast of Victoria. The status – granted

BHP celebrates double Olympic Dam milestone

September 6, 2017 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP Billiton has celebrated the mining of the first ore from the high-grade underground expansion at the Southern Mining Area (SMA) of its Olympic Dam operations in South Australia. BHP began work on the underground expansion two years ago and invested about