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Silver Lake waives right to Cannon, paves way for development

Gold miner Silver Lake Resources has waived its pre-emptive right over the proposed Cannon gold project, in Western Australia, allowing project owner Southern Gold and ASX-listed Metals X to proceed with project development. In August this year,...
1st September 2014

Roy Hill starts owner/operator mining

The Roy Hill iron-ore mine, in Western Australia, has reported another milestone with the official start of owner/operator mining, said unlisted Hancock Prospecting. The $10-billion Roy Hill project was expected to deliver its first export...
1st September 2014

Australia gold output rises on higher grades

Australia’s gold production increased by 9%, or 24 t, during 2013/14, compared with the previous year, to 282 000 t, mining consultants Surbiton Associates revealed this week. At the current spot price, Australia’s gold production was worth...
1st September 2014

Phosphate Australia divests WA gold asset

Junior Phosphate Australia has sold its Tuckanarra gold project, in Western Australia, to Canadian miner Monument Mining for A$3.9-milllion. The transaction would include a A$2-million cash payment and 10-million shares in Monument Mining, valued...
29th August 2014

Opportunities beckon in Africa but Oz firms face stiff competition

Australian resources firms that were hoping to exploit African minerals would have to address challenges associated with building sustainable opportunities if they were to deepen market penetration on the continent, and to strengthen their...
29th August 2014

Sandfire rewards shareholders with maiden dividend

Copper/gold miner Sandfire Resources has awarded shareholders a maiden dividend following a strong financial year. During the full year ended June, Sandfire’s copper production from its DeGrussa mine, in Western Australia, increased to 64 719 t,...
29th August 2014
Mining Services

Demand increase for diesel particulate catalyst

Murray Engineering will supply its new human-machine interface integration systems to the mining industry from September
Western Australia-based engineering company Murray Engineering has noted a 100% increase in demand in the past year for its Microfresh stainless steel diesel particulate catalyst for light vehicles operating on mine sites, says business...
29th August 2014
Electra Mining

SA and Australia firms team up to serve African gold mining

Working together from across the Indian Ocean for more than 25 years, Custom Furnaces of Randvaal, South Africa, and Como Engineers of Perth, Western Australia, have been combining their respective engineering expertise in the areas of heat...
29th August 2014
Mining Personality

Stephen Miller

Main Activity of the Company: Development of the Waterberg Coal project in South Africa’s Limpopo province Date and Place of Birth: March 20, 1960, in Merredin, Western Australia Education: Marist Brothers, Perth, matric 1977; Edith Cowan...
29th August 2014
Corporate Profile


Perth, Western Australia-based Transmin, a leader in providing innovative, engineered solutions and services for the mining, processing and bulk materials handling industries, has brought its 25 years of engineering experience to South Africa.
29th August 2014

WA puts port handling facilities on chopping block

– Two of Western Australia’s port handling facilities have been targeted in the state government’s first round of asset sales to reduce its debt levels and regain its AAA credit rating. State Premier Colin Barnett said on Thursday that port...
28th August 2014

Higher nickel prices a boon for Panoramic

Nickel miner Panoramic Resources has narrowed its loss during the full year ended June, as the company increased its output to take advantage of higher nickel prices. During the 2014 financial year, Panoramic reported a net loss of A$9.3-million,...
28th August 2014
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