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BHP sells Fayetteville Onshore US gas assets for US$300m

October 1, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

BHP has sold its Fayetteville Onshore US gas assets to a wholly owned subsidiary of Merit Energy Company (Merit) for a total consideration of US$0.3 billion. Under the agreement, Merit acquired 100% of the issued share capital of BHP Billiton Petroleum (Arkansas) Inc. and 100% of the membership interests in BHP Billiton Petroleum (Fayetteville), which

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Sheffield Resources secures NAIF loan to open major new mine in WA

September 21, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Sheffield Resources will take out a $95 million loan from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to open a new mine and mineral facility in Western Australia. Located on the Dampier Peninsula, 70km south-west of Derby, the Thunderbird Mineral

Fortescue announces contract awards for two Aboriginal businesses

September 19, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Fortescue Metals Group has awarded contracts to two West Australian Aboriginal businesses as part of the its pioneering Billion Opportunities program.  The two contracts with a combined value of $6 million have been awarded to Aboriginal-Noongar owned

New Century’s $50m investment at Lawn Hill to create 250 new jobs

September 17, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Australian base metal company New Century Resources has officially opened its new zinc tailings project based on a former zinc mine at Lawn Hill. The $50 million project includes the mine site at Lawn Hill, where New Century re-processes zinc tailings, a 304

Thiess secures $190m mining services contract from BHP Nickel West

September 13, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

CIMIC Group’s global mining services provider, Thiess, has extended its contract with BHP Nickel West to continue providing mining services at the Leinster Underground Mine in Western Australia. Thiess began work at the underground nickel mine in 2016, when

Qld companies have bagged over $1.5bn in contracts for Rio Tinto’s Amrun project

September 4, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Queensland companies have secured approximately $1.5 billion in contracts for work on Rio Tinto’s world-class Amrun bauxite project on Cape York Peninsula, the company has said in a statement. The soon-to-be competed project, which has been built using

Rio Tinto inaugurates new diamond pipe at Diavik

August 22, 2018 • Mining & ResourcesComments (0)

Rio Tinto has opened a fourth diamond pipe at the remote Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Known as A21, the new open pit pipe is located adjacent to Diavik’s existing mining operations at Lac de Gras. Developed over a four-year