Mining & Resources
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
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
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 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 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
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
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.