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AuStar successfully recommissions processing plant at Morning Star gold mine

April 13, 2018 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

AuStar Gold has completed the re-commissioning of the Gravity Gold processing plant at the Morning Star gold mine in Woods Point, Victoria. The company said in statement that site personnel re-tested each operating component of the plant and then commenced the processing of trial underground material from the mine. According to CEO Tom de Vries, …

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Rio Tinto becomes world’s first company to earn ASI certification

April 12, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has become the world’s first company to have received certification under the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI), the highest internationally recognized standard for robust environmental, social and governance practices across the

$916m copper gold project wraps up primary approvals process  

April 12, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

OZ Minerals has received a State and Federal Government approval to commence construction of Phase 2 of the $916 million Carrapateena copper gold project in South Australia. Commenting on this significant milestone, CEO Andrew Cole said the approvals conclude

Santos to explore for gas in Queensland’s south-west

April 9, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Gas producer Santos has been given a permission to explore for gas near Injune in Queensland’s south-west. The company and its joint venture partners – TOTAL, Petronas, KOGAS and APLNG – have gained exploration rights to an 86 km2 area in

Minera Escondida commissions the largest desalination plant in Latin America

April 9, 2018 • Mining & Resources, World NewsComments (0)

Minera Escondida, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, has inaugurated the largest desalination plant in Latin America to supply the mine’s needs. The 25000LS plant is at the heart of the company’s water strategy, which consists of increasing the use of

Westgold wraps up sale of its South Kalgoorlie Operations

April 5, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Emerging gold producer Westgold Resources announced that it has completed the sale of its South Kalgoorlie Operations (SKO) to Northern Star Resources (NST) for $80 million. Managing Director Peter Cook said the consideration will be partly paid in cash

Rio Tinto continues to divest Qld coal assets

March 30, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its 80% interest in the Kestrel underground coal mine in Queensland to a consortium comprising private equity manager EMR Capital (EMR) and PT Adaro Energy Tbk (Adaro), an Indonesian listed coal company, The company, which last