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URANIUM

WA in box seat to ride rising market for uranium – Minister

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion on Wednesday called on the uranium industry to build on the state’s resources technology in order to benefit from the expected increase in demand for yellowcake. Speaking at the...
16th July 2014
 
MINING REHABILITATION

WA mining firms now obliged to contribute to rehab fund

The Western Australian government’s mining rehabilitation fund (MRF) has become compulsory for all miners operating in the state, with the Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) imposing a fine on companies that did not contribute to the MRF....
1st July 2014
 
GOLD

La Mancha opens new mill near Kalgoorlie

Gold miner La Mancha Resources has opened its A$110-million Mungari gold mill, near Kalgoorlie. Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said over the weekend that the new Mungari mill’s production efficiency would mean that...
23rd June 2014
 
MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT

WA may withhold enviro bonds from high-risk operators

The Western Australian government has warned that it would withhold environmental bonds from mining tenement holders that it deemed to be at high risk of failing their obligations under the state government’s new Mining Rehabilitation Fund...
9th June 2014
 
MINE SAFETY

Marmion calls for safety focus as another death is reported

Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion has called on mining companies to step up efforts to improve safety on mine sites, after four deaths were reported over the past five months. The latest incident occurred at the...
28th May 2014
 
MINERAL PRODUCTION

WA's mineral sector sets new record

Western Australia's mineral and petroleum sector reached a new record value of A$113.8-billion during 2013, breaking the previous record of A$108-billion set in 2011, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion announced on Thursday. He said that...
7th March 2014
 
GOLD

AngloGold cuts ribbon on new Western Australia gold mine

The Tropicana mine in Western Australia Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti and its joint venture (JV) partner Independence Group on Thursday officially opened the Tropicana gold mine, in Western Australia. Executive VP of AngloGold Ashanti’s group planning and technical division, Graham...
6th March 2014
 
OIL & GAS

Future demand could dwarf WA oil and gas sector – Minister

With rising global demand for oil and gas, particularly from Asia, Western Australia’s current multibillion-dollar industry could be “dwarfed” by the potential opportunities emerging for the continent, Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill...
24th February 2014
 
EXPLORATIOn

WA govt approves new round of exploration funding

The Western Australian Chamber of Minerals and Energy (CME) on Monday welcomed the state government’s announcement of a new exploration incentive scheme (EIS) to assist in regional exploration. Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said...
9th December 2013
 
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT

New Bill seeks to streamline Western Australia’s approvals process

Western Australia has become the latest state government to announce a reform of its approval processes to encourage more resource investments. Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion on Wednesday announced a new Mining Bill...
30th October 2013
 
WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA's mining industry worth A$102bn

The Western Australian resources sector has experienced its second-best financial year performance on record, with the value of the state’s mineral and petroleum industry reaching about A$102-billion, in 2012/13. Mines and Petroleum Minister...
21st October 2013
 
BASE METALS

Innovation needed to make nickel recovery cost-effective – Marmion

Innovation in the nickel sector could help to lower mining costs and could assist in resources development, Western Australian Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion said on Thursday. Speaking at the Paydirt Australian Nickel Conference,...
10th October 2013
 
 
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