The Minerals Council is seeking to eradicated sexual harassment in the mining workforce after 40pc of respondents to a survey reported some form of inappropriate behaviour in the past five years.
Bullion has fallen more than 3 per cent this year as benchmark Treasury yields and the greenback climbed on forecasts that COVID vaccines and stimulus packages will aid the economic recovery.
The mining giant is seeking further consultation with Traditional Owners over the mine following last year’s Juukan Gorge disaster.
For the first time in history the WA Mineral Research Institute’s PhD scholarships have been awarded to an all female line up, marking a positive step towards a more diverse mining sector.
Company says its sulphate of potash project near Wiluna is now 81 per cent complete, with commissioning expected to begin next month.
Shares in explorer gain 20 per cent after it reports 52m mineralised intersection at Blue Poles prospect north of Kalgoorlie.
Japanese-owned mineral sands producer Doral has been given a conditional environmental nod to develop the Yalyalup project about 11km south-east of Busselton.
An economic forecaster has warned trade tensions between Australia and China may become a bigger problem for WA this year, even though its powerhouse iron ore industry has so far escaped unscathed.
Danielle Le Messurier
Businesses are divided on whether to bet big on high levels of trading that have boosted the fortunes of many WA industries continuing into 2021, or exercise more caution.
The aspiring gold producer will soon release an upgraded resource for its 1.3Moz Ulysses project near Leonora followed by a feasibility study.
The mining billionaire has been ordered to pay Bianca Rinehart’s legal bills fighting a failed bid for the NSW Supreme Court to block litigation in WA’s top court.
Shareholders of Saracen Mineral Holdings have voted overwhelmingly in favour of tie-up with Northern Star Resources.
Market darling explorer is swamped with applications for shares from retail investors under its proposed $10m share purchase plan.
Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group could be facing a cost blow-out totalling hundreds of millions of dollars on its Iron Bridge magnetite project in the Pilbara, sources suggest.
China has looked to other countries for coal as it continues to snub Australian imports, but it is still indirectly buying it, a producer revealed.
Rebecca Le May
Australia’s peak mining body is holding conversations with resources companies on possible workplace implications of the COVID vaccine roll-out, amid calls for urgent guidelines from national cabinet.
Miner Rio Tinto has extended the running of New Zealand's aluminium smelter to the end of 2024.
Chinese authorities have detained managed at a goldmine after an explosion left more than 20 workers trapped underground.
Swiss investment bank says prices around $US170/t for the steel-making commodity are unsustainable.
Mining giant commits $146m for box cut, exploration decline and supporting surface infrastructure as it looks to project as an ore feed source for Telfer.
The boss of one of the State’s biggest gold miners has slammed criticism that WA’s hard border is putting a handbrake on the national economy, arguing it is pumping Australia’s coffers full of money.
Danielle Le Messurier, Josh Zimmerman
BHP’s environmental licenses at two of its Pilbara mine sites are under review by the WA Government over concerns about excessive dust in Newman that could be potentially harmful.
Rio’s vice president corporate relations Brad Haynes has exited the mining giant in the wake of controversy over the blasting of two ancient Indigenous rock shelters at Juukan Gorge.
Two of the world’s biggest batteries, worth a combined $1bn, to be built at sites of NSW coal plants in bid to ease power grid strains.
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