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Iluka increases production as it sees signs of demand recovery

Mineral sands miner Iluka has increased production across all its products, as it anticipates an upturn in demand. During the three months to March, the ASX-listed miner produced 56 100 t of zircon, an increase of 13.6% on the previous quarter...
16th April 2014

Energia puts price tag on Carley Bore

Uranium hopeful Energia Minerals has placed a price tag of A$105.2-million on the Carley Bore project, in Western Australia. The ASX-listed junior reported on Tuesday that a scoping study on the Carley Bore deposit found that the project could...
15th April 2014

Potash West improves Dinner Hill economics

ASX-listed Potash West has improved the economics of its Dinner Hill phosphate project, in Western Australia, after processing a chalk seam was taken into account. The company reported on Tuesday that an updated economic model on the production...
15th April 2014

Phoenix closes milling agreement for Castle Hill

Gold developer Phoenix Gold has signed a two-year milling agreement with FMR Investments for the Castle Hill project, in Western Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, between 600 000 t/y and 800 000 t/y ore would be processed at FMR’s...
14th April 2014

Red Hill launches DFS at Pannawonica

Junior Red Hill Iron would launch a definitive feasibility study for its Pannawonica project, in Western Australia, after a prefeasibility study (PFS) proved positive. The ASX-listed company announced on Monday that the PFS had concluded that...
14th April 2014

Sheffield scoping delivers a promising Thunderbird

A scoping study into ASX-listed Sheffield Resource’s Thunderbird mineral sands deposit, in Western Australia, has revealed that the project could have an initial mine-life of about 32 years. Based on the current resource of 2.62-billion...
14th April 2014

Appea calls on WA to ‘heed ERA’s advice and abolish gas reservation policy’

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) on Monday welcomed the Economic Regulation Authority’s (ERA’s) recommendation that the Western Australia’s domestic gas reservation policy to be removed. At the end of...
14th April 2014

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

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

Karara iron-ore project, Australia Restricted

The joint venture partners in the Karara iron-ore project will need to invest a further A$123.6-million into the project to reach nameplate capacity.
11th April 2014

West Angelas iron-ore expansion project, Australia Restricted

The West Angelas project is part of Rio Tinto’s plans to increase yearly iron-ore production in the Pilbara to 360-million tonnes a year.
11th April 2014

MZI clinches $64m debt deal for WA project

Mineral sands developer MZI Resources on Thursday told shareholders that it had secured some $64-million in project debt facilities for its flagship Keysbrook project, in Western Australia. The project debt facilities, arranged by RMB Resources,...
10th April 2014
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