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IRON-ORE

China's plan for iron-ore giants hard to make the grade

China's bid to slash its dependence on foreign iron-ore miners by creating its own mega producers risks running aground before it starts due to high costs and poor quality of ore. Instead, overseas suppliers may end up shipping more to their top...
16th April 2014
 
CAPITAL RAISING

Cassini raises cash for West Musgrave

Junior nickel hopeful Cassini Resources on Friday announced that it would raise some A$10-million through a share subscription to fund exploration work at its recently acquired West Musgrave project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed Cassini...
11th April 2014
 
COAL

BHP axes 36 jobs in Illawarra coal mine review

Mining giant BHP Billiton this week announced that it would cut some 36 personnel at its Illawarra coal operations, in New South Wales. The Illawarra operations consists of three underground mines and two preparation plants, and produces about...
11th April 2014
 
NICKEL

BHP polishes up nickel unit as demerger talk swirls

Breakthroughs in the way BHP Billiton processes nickel ores could help the world's biggest miner find a buyer for its ailing Nickel West division in Australia. Nickel West is among businesses that also include aluminium and manganese which BHP...
11th April 2014
 
SA MINING

SA mining companies have highest level of female board representation – PwC

South Africa’s mining companies have the highest level of female representation at board level, followed by Canada, while Australia has the lowest percentage of women in executive management positions in the industry, a recent report by...
10th April 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

BHP Billiton announces new 10Mt/y NSW coal mine

Mining giant BHP Billiton has unveiled plans to develop a significant underground coal mine at Caroona, in New South Wales. In documents lodged with the federal Department of Environment, BHP stated that the underground operation would deliver...
9th April 2014
 
COAL

Rio Tinto to submit new Australia coal mine plan after losing legal fight

Rio Tinto has lost a legal fight to expand its Warkworth coal mine in Australia, which the global miner said was necessary to maintain viability as coal markets weaken. Australia's Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an appeal by Rio Tinto to...
7th April 2014
 
GLOBAL MINING TRENDS

Mining majors prioritising value over volume as profits, valuations sag

Bruised and battered, the global mining industry today is undergoing a sea change. Practices and policies that might have worked wonders in the past are not as relevant today, and new approaches to running profitable mining operations need to be...
4th April 2014
 
MINING MAJORS

Mining majors prioritising value over volume as profits, valuations sag

Bruised and battered, the global mining industry today is undergoing a sea change. Practises and policies that might have worked wonders in the past are not as relevant today, and new approaches to running profitable mining operations need to be...
4th April 2014
 
NICKEL

Cassini buys BHP nickel project

Mining giant BHP Billiton has sold its West Musgrave nickel project, in Western Australia, to ASX-listed junior Cassini Resources. The miner had been divesting its noncore assets, and had sold projects in Australia, the US, Canada, South Africa...
3rd April 2014
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

BHP weighs divestment options

Mining giant BHP Billiton on Tuesday said it was “reviewing” and “assessing” its divestment options, after media outlets in Australia reported that the company was considering a $20-billion demerger plan. Reports in The Australian and The...
1st April 2014
 
Company Announcement

Interview with Wilhemina Manaso PDF Available

Mine Manager, BHP Billiton in South Africa shares her experiences and advice for women embarking on a career in the Mining industry... “There are a lot of barriers caused by my gender; as a woman, if you’re doing well in a male-dominated...
28th March 2014
 
 
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